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WHITperson -- aka Marc Whitman or simply "Whit" -- is a long-time LMB contributor known for his in-depth posting style and his knack for crafting interesting podcasts. Whit currently resides in Brooklyn, where he's building up his web development chops and hoping to put his technical skills towards something interesting in the music world. Follow his updates over at whitperson.com...
On Sunday night, I caught a fantastic show by The War on Drugs at Bowery Ballroom with Still Corners and Arc in Round opening. I was able to nab a few decent photos and -- thanks to Sam of Dog Gone Blog who I hung with for most of the show -- we've also got a couple decent videos....
Here's another tour announcement from a band whose latest album is definitely on my list of favorites for 2011: M83 (album: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming). After selling out a bunch of US dates in 2011, M83 announced they'll be returning to North American in 2012. Unfortunately, I was unable to catch them at their recent NYC shows, but I...
One of our favorite looping, multi-instrumentalists, Andrew Bird, has announced a bunch of spring 2012 tour dates along with a new album, called Break It Yourself, set to be released in March 2012. Pre-sales for the first batch of 2012 US tour dates kicked off today via Musictoday, with public on-sales starting this weekend, December 9-10 (Oakland on December...
In case you missed it, Ryan Adams played a nice acoustic set last night on the "Live on Letterman" webcast series. Watch the entire set here: Sublime. Setlist via HiddenTrack: Oh My Sweet Carolina, Ashes & Fire, If I Am A Stranger, Dirty Rain, New York New York, Do I Wait, Lucky Now, Jacksonville Skyline, Black Sheets of Rain, English Girls...
In prep for the release of their new album, El Camino, The Black Keys have announced a slew of North American arena dates for 2012, and they return to Saturday Night Live for a performance this weekend (Steve Buscemi hosts). Following their SNL appearance, they're also confirmed for a more intimate show at NYC's Webster Hall on Monday, Dec...
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon continues to kill it with great musical guests. Last night, the Dodos performed "Don't Try and Hide It" with Neko Case sitting in on back-up vocals. Check it out: The Dodos also just released a new track in the lead-up to this performance, which you can grab with an email list sign-up on their...
Tinariwen played Colbert Report last night and laid down the drone-y groove of "Imidiwan Ma Tenam." It's great to see these guys getting some TV love. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cExclusive - Tinariwen - "Imidiwan Ma Tenam"www.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive
I was digging on Maserati quite a bit in 2009-2010, but then I sorta lost track of them after their last album. So it's good to see them back in the mix with this full in-studio performance on KEXP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeLFeEOTclI These guys seem like they're ripe for a late-night festival slot in 2012, don't they?
Trey Anastasio has announced his first-ever orchestral tour, with four dates slated for February and March of 2012, in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Denver, and LA. The programs will be conducted by Scott Dunn in all four cities and feature orchestrations of classic Phish songs and solo Anastasio compositions. TREY ANASTASIO WINTER SYMPHONY TOUR DATES: 2/9/12 @ Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA...
Back in October, I shared my love for the War on Drugs and their latest album Slave Ambient. But I know that these guys can really open things up on stage, so it was great to see some solid live video making the rounds today. Bleary Eyed Brooklyn recently nabbed some great live footage of the band playing at...
Last night, M83 brought their latest to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Sweet sax solo at the end there, eh? I've been giving their latest album, Hurry Up We're Dreaming, a ton of playtime and highly recommend checking it out. I dig this tune, but the entire album is solid and there are a plenty of other "singles" I'd love...
Justin and I may agree to disagree regarding the dubstep jams that he likes or the guitar-driven Steve Kimock funkiness that I like, but we definitely see eye-to-eye on the Barr Brothers. And our buddy Phortin can't say enough, actually.... It's fair to say that we here at LMB are big fans with each of us recently catching their...
On Saturday night I caught another fantastic show by Steve Kimock & Friends in NYC. I last saw Steve & co. this spring doing a residency at Sullivan Hall with a rotating cast of interesting musicians. And although the lineup and vibe of Saturday's show was quite a bit different, my overall takeaway was pretty similar to the...
I woke up to some interesting news in my twitterfeed this morning: Radiohead announced an initial set of US tour dates for 2012. It looks like they'll be fleshing this out into a larger U.S. tour soon, something that hasn't happened since 2008. We will definitely keep an eye out for new announcements, but for now, here's what's confirmed: Radiohead...
It's been way too long since I posted a full-fledged Hippie Workout Mix, so what better day to post a new one than on the day of the NYC Marathon. For Volume 5 in our Hippie Workout Mix series, I decided to go back to an old stand-by for workout tunes: Brothers Past. BP's live shows always provide an intensity...
A few weeks back, Boing Boing released this killer long-form compilation of My Morning Jacket live videos and interviews covering the current status of the band. I figured it might be new to some other folks too, and at 20+ minutes it's a solid weekend watch. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw2kiIMP1lY
Pitchfork will be webcasting Fun Fun Fun Fest live from Austin, Texas this weekend (the first time that the festival will be livestreamed). With only a few exceptions for specific sets, they'll be streaming live from all four stages which are broken up by genre: indie rock, punk/metal, hip-hop/dance, and comedy. Check out the schedule below. All set times...
As previously reported on last month, Roger Waters was definitely planning on bringing the The Wall Live tour back out during 2012. The official tour announcement hit the news wires this morning and this time around he's hitting ballparks like AT&T Park in SF, Wrigley Field in Chicago ....and Boston and NYC are still to-be-determined. Roger Waters 2012...
(updated on 10/20/11 for Chicago additions) Longtime readers already know that I've got a sweet spot in my heart (er, ears) for Steve Kimock. That's especially true when Steve -- in one of his many and varied musical projects -- links up with funky-ass bassman, Bobby Vega. I documented one of my favorite Kimock & Vega projects a while back...
One of my favorite albums of the year so far is Slave Ambient by the War on Drugs. I recently flagged these guys in one of my Song of the Day posts over on WP.com and described them as follows: The overall sound of the album is fresh but familiar. The instrumentals are a mix of propulsive rhythms, interesting background...
Our buddy Brent Cebul caught Trey and company down in Charlottesville on Saturday night for the Trey Anastasio Band fall tour closer. Check out his photos, his take on the show and the evening's setlist. Trey Anastasio brought his band to Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, closing out their short fall run. It was a beautiful and lazy fall...
Here's Real Estate playing "Easy" in the Relix office boiler room. These guys are playing a free show today at 4pm at the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria to celebrate the release of their new album, Days (stream it via NPR's First Listen series). Word.
It looks like Pitchfork is continuing to expand their festival business. After recently rolling out the Pitchfork Music Festival's European counterpart in Paris, they've just announced plans for a "full-on four-day multi-media festival" in New York City. The festival is called Forms and is scheduled for February 1-4, 2012. According to Pitchfork, "Forms celebrates and explores the interconnected and growing...
Wilco played a full set last night as a part of the "Live on Letterman" webcast series. They tore through a few choice cuts from their upcoming album, The Whole Love, along with some older live staples and classics. You can check out the performance in all its glory: Good times. I can't wait to see these guys live again...and...
Tom Hamilton and his American Babies are heading back out on tour this fall, kicking things off this Friday at the Box in Charlottesville, VA. They'll be doing a number of September/October dates up and down the East Coast, including a couple opening slots for both Bruce Hornsby and Felice Brothers. In prep for their East Coast jaunt, they've...
Austin City Limits Festival - Webcast Schedule
http://youtu.be/Er4vugx4n4o The ACL Festival kicks off this weekend, and we'll have some official coverage here on LMB as well as LMB NOLA (you can check out our preview coverage here and over on LMB NOLA). But if you're not lucky enough to be heading down to Zilker Park in Austin this weekend, you'll at least have the official webcast broadcasting...
As we reported last weekend, the DMB Caravan festival at NYC's Governors Island got cut short because of Hurricane Irene. But in one hell of a logistical move, the festival organizers have rescheduled the event for Sept 16-18 at a new spot on NYC's Randall's Island. Dave Matthews Band will headline all three nights, and Dispatch will perform on...
We've long been fans of Nigel Godrich's FromtheBasement.tv site, which features a ton of great live, in-studio performances by Radiohead and a bunch of other intertesting artists. Although that site itself doesn't look like it has been updated in a while, we're now seeing some fresh "From the Basement" videos on YouTube with Radiohead's The King of Limbs session....which...
Asheville, North Carolina's festival ode to all things electronic music and Moog, Moogfest, just added some power to its already-solid lineup for 2011. Today, they threw a few new names into the mix, including TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version (featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of DFA/LCD Soundsystem), St. Vincent, and Flying Lotus, among a bunch of...
We're getting reports of at least four dead from a stage collapse due to powerful winds at the Indiana State Fair. This horrifying video is making the rounds this morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0rt9BB0FoU Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved. Very sad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOmfXHsnCMs Sadly, I couldn't make it to last night's Bustle In Your Hedgerow show @ Brooklyn Bowl, but judging by reports and a couple videos posted today, it looks like it was one for the books. Check out Questlove sitting in on drums for "The Wanton Song" (above), as well as this up-close-and-personal view of "No Quarter"... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmi23DRuboM Rawk! m/
http://youtu.be/kYGfvT_Kp3Y The Wood Brothers have put together a nice late summer/early fall tour in support of their new album, Smoke Ring Halo, which was produced by Jim Scott (Johnny Cash, Tom Petty) and released on Southern Ground Artists (Zac Brown's independent label). I'm digging this little promo video they put together featuring the tune "Shoofly Pie." I've always heard good...
Soulive's inaugural three-day outdoor festival, The Royal Family Affair, kicks off this weekend up at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. They just announced the schedule for the weekend's festivities, which includes sets by Chromeo, Big Gigantic, Soulive and plenty of their Royal Family label brethren. If you're looking for nice midsize festival with lots of funk and groove-oriented music to...
The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival has announced its 2011 lineup, featuring HSB mainstays like Bela Fleck, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, and Robert Plant, alongside less bluegrass-ey artists like Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Buckethead, Fitz & the Tantrums, Kurt Vile & the Violators, and MC Hammer (no, seriously; he's running the annual children's program). The three-day music festival...
Phish just kicked off their two-night run at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's in Stateline, NV. Our editor-in-cheif, Justin, is on-site taking photos from the pit and kicking out some occasional updates via twitter. If you're not watching along via the official LivePhish.com webcast, then follow the action along with the usual suspects (YEMblog, CoventryPhish, HiddenTrack, DogGoneBlog, Phish.net...
The Music to Know festival has been cancelled. That's a bummer, man. Music to Know was one of two new "vacation destination"-style festivals out in the Hamptons; the other being the new Escape to NY festival which is happening this weekend....and as it happens, has said it will honor tickets from the Music to Know Festival. Despite a decent...
I had a chance to listen to a few tracks from Phish's first night at the Gorge. While the "Roggae" was definitely interesting (per Justin's take), I think the clear standout of the night was the band's nearly 20-minute cover of the Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll," which featured a large amount of improv and took a number of...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQrxcR9igdM Justin thought this outro jam from "Roggae" was one of the more interesting moments from last night's Phish show at the Gorge. Since he was able to nab a decent video, I thought I'd post this up for the rest of us to check out. Nice to hear them stretching out a tune that doesn't typically get a lot...
Phish is about to kick off the second leg of their summer tour at the Gorge, up in beautiful George, WA, where our illustrious editor-in-chief will be enjoying every minute of the festivities. Unfortunately, Justin's getting bad reception, so we aren't expecting a ton of real-time updates from him, but hopefully he'll be able to nab some decent photos...
The fine folks over at NPR Music are webcasting live from the Newport Folk Festival this weekend. As with other recent festival coverage, NPR is now including video (previous streams were audio-only). Here's the full schedule (all times are ET): Saturday, July 30: 6:00 pm: The Decemberists 5:50 pm: Pokey LaFarge 4:45 pm: Gillian Welch 4:30 pm: Delta Spirit 3:25 pm: Earl Scruggs 3:00 pm:...
Trey Anastasio Band has announced a five-show East Coast run this fall, nicely slotted in between Trey's already-announced festival appearances at the Langerado and Bear Creek music festivals in Florida. Here's a bit more info from Phish.com: The run will mark the return of the septet that debuted on his 2010 winter tour, featuring Russ Lawton (drums), Tony Markellis (bass),...
I just noticed that we got a request for my TV on the Radio photos from the Pitchfork Music Festival, so I thought I'd post those along with my other remaining photos, and try to wrap things up with some comments about my experience this past weekend. We've already posted photos from most of my key highlights of the weekend,...
I feel like I've barely had a chance to wrap my head around all the great live sets I caught at the Pitchfork Music Festival this past weekend, but Deerhunter's set was easily one of my favorites. I noticed that someone did a full rip of the webcast video and put it up on YouTube, so I highly recommend...
On Saturday night I caught White Denim at the Bowery Ballroom and, as expected, I was blown away with their live show. Holy s***, do I love this band! White Denim's latest release - D - has quickly become one of my favorite albums of 2011, so it was great to hear the album live nearly in its...
Battles are putting together some of the crazier instrumentals I've heard in a while. Check out these stellar live cuts from La Blogoeteque: http://vimeo.com/24107860 http://vimeo.com/24513475 Whoah. Thank you La Blogoeteque. These guys also have a pretty massive summer/fall tour lined up in Europe and North America. If you're ever in the need to freak your ears a little bit, I'm feeling like...
After a solid two-week stretch to start their summer tour, last Friday Phish headed down to the familiar Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, the site of many a great Phish show -- including two favorites from my personal show history (7/10/99 and 7/4/00). But Friday night's show was a bit more like my experience over the last two...
Phish just kicked things off for night one at their old Maryland standby, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Check out the setlist: Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, MD, 6/11/11 Set 1: Daniel Saw the Stone, AC/DC Bag, Ocelot, Access Me, Vultures, Wilson > Sand, Roses Are Free > Reba, On Your Way Down, Run Like an Antelope Set 2: Birds of a Feather,...
If you're not lucky enough to be heading down to Manchester, TN for this weekend's festivities, you'll once again have a chance to catch a slew of live sets through the official Bonnaroo webcast. The B'roo folks have teamed up with Vevo for this year's broadcast, which will feature sets from the likes of Arcade Fire, Explosions in the...
Phish heads back to upstate New York tonight for what could be a solid weeknight "sleeper" show at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Check out the action... Phish @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY, 6/8/11 Set 1: Nellie Kane, Mellow Mood, Buffalo Bill, Kill Devil Falls, Wolfman's Brother, Rift, Undermind, Ride Captain Ride, It's Ice, Dog Faced...
Phish continues their 2011 Summer Tour at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA...or what all of us fans still seem to call "Great Woods." We're currently pulling pretty decent audio stream via ustream. Check, check it... Phish @ Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA, 6/7/11 Set 1: Llama, The Moma Dance > Possum, Cities, Instant Karma!, David Bowie, Rhymes, The Divided Sky,...

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