Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sufjan Stevens announced a set of dates yesterday for an upcoming Christmas Tour. Starting the season promptly the day after Thanksgiving, the tour will kick off in Philadelphia and make its way all over the states before wrapping up at a two-night run at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Read on for the dates and the news...
On Monday night in London, Radiohead played a show at the O2 Arena, site of such happenings as Led Zeppelin's big one-off in 2007. Check out the setlist from England below. Radiohead opened their UK tour on Saturday night with a gig in Manchester. The iconic British band returns for a second show tomorrow night at O2. And there's...
Trey Anastasio has captured sunshine in a bag and you can hear what that sounds like now that Red has released a Soundcloud of his take on the Gorillaz classic "Clint Eastwood". This unique look at the tune (now over a decade old, where does the time go?) is the kind of new life-infusing kinda cover (Anastasio has had...
Today, Green Day announced that they have cancelled their scheduled performance at this year's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience on October 27, 2012. Billie Joe Armstrong checked himself into rehab after a much-publicized wig out at the iHeart Radio Festival. "Canceling shows is something we rarely do," said Tré Cool. "We never want to let our fans down,...
Over the weekend, The Disco Biscuits hosted a two-day multi-stage festival in their hometown of Philadelphia at the Mann Center. Check out the setlists, photos and a video of "Above the Waves" > "House Dog Party Favor" from Saturday night. 10/5/12 : DAY 1 : DISCO BISCUITS @ Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA I: Trucker's Choice > Hot Air...
Video has surfaced six years after the fact, of one of the best jams to come out of Phish's second hiatus. It's Mike Gordon, Joe Russo, Trey Anastasio, and Marco Benevento (G.R.A.B.) with a 25-minute jam on The Who classic "Who Are You?" from The All Good Music Festival in 2006. This is as must watch as...
The lineup for the 24th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam was just announced. It features The Blind Boys of Alabama, The String Cheese Incident, Sheryl Crow, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and of course, The Warren Haynes Band. The event takes place at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC on December 15th. Read on for...
ArcadeFireTube has posted a video of the band performing a new tune called “Crucified Again” during an event to celebrate Partners In Health’s 25th birthday at Guastavino’s in New York City last night. The song debuted on 3/29/11 during a surprise show in Haiti. The video below is the first rendition of the tune captured on film. According to Consequence...
Furthur's summer tour wrapped up tonight at the Santa Barbara Bowl after a weekend stint at the Greek Theatre in L.A. Continue below for the setlist and tweets from the West Coast. Never miss a Sunday show. SETLIST: FURTHUR @ SANTA BARBARA BOWL, SANTA BARBARA, CA || SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012 I: Samson & Delilah, When Push Comes to Shove,...
Last night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Peter Gabriel welcomed actor John Cusack to the stage before his performance of "In Your Eyes." Just like his character Lloyd Dobbler did in the 80's film Say Anything, Cusack carried a boom box with him. Gabriel, a former member of Genesis, is in LA touring around the...
Since I last caught up with Red Baraat in February, the self-described “Brooklyn dhol’n’brass” (by way of a second line) outfit has been to the White House, played Bonnaroo and High Sierra, performed at the TED conference, toured Europe and the UK, and returned to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this weekend. This is a busy group of guys with over...
Furthur closed out their two night run at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night with a big second set and encore. Highlights included "Let It Ride," "The Wheel," "Unbroken Chain," "Comes A Time," a notably lengthy "Slipknot" and an encore performance of "Box of Rain." Couldn't ask for a whole lot more for my long overdue first...
< WEBSITE | @BlastOffPodcast | LIVE | KCRW | WATCH ON CONAN > We generally don't cover a whole lot of comedy around here (with the exception of musical comedian Reggie Watts) but Tig Notaro's talent and mission to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness is a story we simply had to feature. Tig Notaro grabbed my attention back...
After an anxiety-filled hour slugging across LA freeways, we finally made it to the comfortable confines of the astounding 1,200 capacity Ford Amphitheatre, walking in just minutes before the headliners took the stage (heard raves about opening band Cotton Jones' set). This magical Hollywood nook is truly a hidden gem of the LA area with excellent sight lines in...
On Friday night, the Furthur fall tour settled in at the Greek Theatre for the first of two nights in Los Angeles, CA. Night one featured some very special guests as the band invited LMB favorite Jonathan Wilson and Lukas Nelson (son of Willie). SETLIST: FURTHUR @ GREEK THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA || 10/5/12 I: Truckin > Smokestack Lightning, Brown...
The Disco Biscuits are making a triumphant return to the stage this weekend with their first ever City Bisco at the Mann Center in Philadelphia. The show is already in full force tonight and we'll have some updates either later tonight or tomorrow morning, but ahead of that we've got the setlist from last night's warmup that the...
Last night, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the thriving institution/organization that is the hallowed Preservation Hall opened the doors of the brand new Preservation Hall West venue in San Francisco's Mission District. Band leader Ben Jaffe remarked on the special nature of the night, saying "I think this is this is the beginning of a beautiful love...
For this edition of Phish Friday we've (@Phortin & @BrahBrahBrah) hand-picked videos of musician's covering Phish. Super groups and bands taking their best shot at some classic Phish songs. From Yonder Mountain String Band's "Sand" and Greensky Bluegrass's "Down with Disease" to older videos from the 2008 Jammmys. First up is The Disco Biscuits' Marc Brownstein and guitarist...
The popular one-hour music program Austin City Limits released their schedule for their 38th season on PBS. Tonight the show premieres with a full hour of Radiohead from their King of Limbs tour. Next week on October 13th it's Bon Iver and in the coming weeks LMB favorites Dr. Dog, Punch Brothers, The Shins and Alabama Shakes....
For your chance to win a pair of tickets to Tuesday night's show, just tell us the name of your favorite JEFF The Brotherhood song in the comments section below (be sure to enter e-mail address when prompted) and we'll notify a winner on Monday afternoon - Thanks for playing! WHO: JEFF The Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet and Colleen Green WHERE: Troubadour...
Lotus returned to Buffalo for a 2-night run at the Town Ballroom, throwing down those trademark sexy ass instrumental post-rock and electronic dance grooves. No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is an infectious feeling and an unforgettable experience. Yet again this month I was so fortunate to catch these professionals in...
For the folks that won't be attending this year's ACL Festival, there's going to be some couch tour coverage for you on YouTube all weekend as it's happening. Read on for the schedule... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVcRjt8SrC0 Friday, October 12th 1:30 PM First Aid Kit 1:30 PM He's My Brother, She's My Sister 2:15 PM Asleep at the Wheel 2:30 PM The War on Drugs 3:00 PM Los...
The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013 are officially in. For the first time fans can cast their vote for 2013 inductees via an online ballot. Check out the fifteen nominees, how to vote and the always surprising list of Hall of Fame snubs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d7VzXgLO6Q Nominees: Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna...
The Love for Levon benefit to save the barn has concluded at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. The star-studded cast for this was about as good as it gets, a dream night for all in attendance to celebrate the music, life and continuing legacy of the great Levon Helm. Continue below for the setlist, special guests, live...
Big Huge Monstrously Gargantuan. That is how I will see Big Gigantic after Rowdytown on Saturday. Their quasi-festival Red Rocks headlining debut seems to mark the beginning of a new age for the Boulder-based duo filled with incredible production and rowdy die-hard fandom. As a close friend of mine put it, Big G has out Pretty Lightsed Pretty Lights,...
Fans can tune to Led Zeppelin's UStream channel (Just click link) to watch a Led Zeppelin press conference with surviving members Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page. When asked why it has taken five years to release the show on DVD, John Paul Jones replied off-the-cuff: five years is like five minutes in Led Zeppelin time. Still cool as...
CAMERA is a new band out of Germany you'll want to know about. The trio plays krautrock-improv at underground locales in the spirit of NEU!, Harmonia, Cluster and La Düsseldorf. They've been dubbed a "Street Band" and "Krautrock Guerillas" by some. Check out a batch of underground videos and info on the Berlin based outfit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZQfWyz1V9M CAMERA...
Marco Benevento has released an official video from his Tigerface album which dropped last month. The video highlights the first track on the album, "Limbs of a Pine" and features vocals from Rubblebucket’s Kalmia Traver. Check out the video after the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y_7D0tlagU After watching the video, co-editor Justin Ward exclaimed, "It looks like they all took mushrooms...
Furthur continued their extensive Fall Tour tonight at the beautiful SDSU Open Air Theatre in San Diego, CA. The show just finished with an encore of "At a Siding" > "Terrapin Flyer", "Ripple." Check out the complete setlist and some photos from the road via @FurthurBand. Setlist : Furthur @ SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA...
This morning, Savannah, GA-bred progressive jam-metal stalwarts Baroness, in a chillingly detailed, yet hopeful letter to their fans, issued their first post-accident update since August. The lengthy statement (with new photos of scars, staples, x-rays, etc.) is pasted down below. It was shocking news to read in mid-August that the four band members and five person crew of the...

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