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Al Green at Outside Lands 2010 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Al Green

Legendary soul crooner Al Green has a growing set of live shows laid out for him throughout 2012. Those now include a NYC show at Beacon Theater on August 22nd with Charles Bradley. Tickets go on sale Friday 3/30 at 9AM and will set you back anywhere from $55 to $135. All dates are listed below.

Joining Al Green at Beacon will be the also awesome Charles Bradley, who will also embark on a tour of his own in April. Bradley's future schedule includes a few stops at festivals like Newport Folk Fest in July and Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY on June 2nd. At Mountain Jam he'll be joined by names like The Roots, Ben Folds Five, James Murphy, Dawes, Givers, Mariachi El Bronx and many more across four stages and over the festival's four days. Full lineup below.

Bradley also has other NYC-area dates coming up including a free show at the World Financial Center in July and ATP in NJ. All dates are listed below....

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Arcade Fire @ Obama Staff Ball (more by Bao Nguyen)
Arcade Fire

A list of celebrities, reportedly created by Obama's campaign, sent out on December 5, and acquired by the Tennessean (PDF HERE), is being passed around the internet. The list, heavily populated with people who we already know support Obama, is supposedly a wishlist of people the Obama administration hopes to get public support from again in this upcoming election. Among the names on the list: Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Wilco Regina Spektor, Janelle Monae, The Roots, Jay-Z, will.i.am, Jessica Alba, Laila Ali, Marc Anthony, India.Arie, Sara Bareilles, Jigga, Chelsea Clinton, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, Fergie, America Ferrera, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, Al Green, Josh Groban, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, Jack Johnson, the Jonas Brothers, Jewel, Mila Kunis, Blake Lively, Ricky Martin, "Glee" star Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Pine, B.o.B, the Band Perry, Train, and Kate Walsh.

Speaking of Regina Spektor, who has played the White House, she has a benefit show coming up at Lincoln Center in NYC and is playing some shows with Tom Petty including one in Austin. All of her dates are listed below.

Speaking of Wilco, they're currently out on the road with White Denim who played a warm-up show at Hotel Vegas in Austin before leaving. All Wilco dates are listed below.

Speaking of Obama, he delivers a State of The Union speech this Tuesday.

Speaking of politicians, Stephen Colbert was spotted singing along at the Jeff Mangum show at BAM on Saturday night.

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photos by Vincent Cornelli

Al Green

"...if you were to take a poll of what was the No. 1 fan-favorite set of the 2010 Outside Lands festival, my guess is that the Reverend Al Green would come out on top - by a large margin. The 64-year-old gospel/soul/R&B star was in legendary vocal form as he led his band, featuring a dynamite horn section, through such immortal tracks as "Tired of Being Alone," "Let's Stay Together" and "Love and Happiness," which, on Sunday, sounded pretty much like the greatest tune of all time...." [Mercury News]
As previously mentioned, Al Green will bless BB King's in NYC TONIGHT (9/2). Tickets are still on sale (which is not surprising given how expensive they are). The NYC show is one of three Al will play before the weekend is over. You can also catch the legend in Atlantic City on Saturday and in Charlottesville, VA on Sunday. All dates and more pictures and a video from Outside Lands, below...

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Outside Lands 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
Outside Lands

San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival 2010 takes place in Golden Gate Park from August 14th-15th. Headlining acts for the fest include Kings of Leon, Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Levon Helm and Al Green. Other acts include Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, The Budos Band, Dawes, Gogol Bordello, Cat Power Janelle MonĂ¡e and Tokyo Police Club. The full lineup (which will be added to) is below.

Two-day passes go on sale Tuesday, June 2nd at 1pm EST. Single day tickets go on sale Sunday, June 6th.

Check out pictures from all three days of Outside Lands 2009 (which as you may have figured out was one day longer than this year's).

A video trailer for this year's fest and the lineup is below...

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Al Green is playing BB King's on September 2nd. Tickets are on AmEx & other presales now.

The Fab Faux Presents A Night In The Life: A John Lennon 70th Birthday @ Radio City Music Hall on September 25th. Tickets are now on AmEx presale.

Crosby, Stills and Nash are playing PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on August 19th, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY on August 20th, and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY on August 31st. Tickets for the first two go on various presales Friday at 10am. The Bethel show is on sale now.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the Cake show at Rumsey Playfield.

Tickets are now on AmEx presale for the She & Him show at Terminal 5 (which is two days after their free show on Governors Island).

Muse and Metric tickets went on presale today.

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have added a 2nd show at Webster Hall. The first one (7/22) is sold out. The second one (7/23) goes on AmEx presale at noon.

A fourth LCD Soundsystem Terminal 5 show is on sale.

Empire of the Sun headline Terminal 5 on August 9th. Tickets are on AmEx presale now. It's one of four dates they're playing when they're here for Lollapalooza. Those dates are below...

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Jonathan Richman @ Bowery Balroom in June (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Jonathan Richman

tonight in NYC
* Yes @ Town Hall
* Secret History @ Zebulon
* Al Green @ Wellmont Theatre
* Jonathan Richman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* John Zorn Stone Benefit Improv Night @ The Stone
* John Wesley Harding, Freedy Johnston @ Maxwell's
* Nite Jewel, Class Actress, Blondes @ Death By Audio
* Suckers, Mexxico, The Tony Castles, Safe @ The Cameo
The Growlers, Gray Goods, Byrds of Paradise @ Union Pool
* Bad Credit No Credit, Noveller, Caroline Contillo, The Shivers @ Coco 66
* Neon Indian (DJ), French Horn Rebellion (DJ), Cubic Zirconia @ Glasslands
* So Cow, Preacher & the Knife, White Blue Yellow Clouds, Babies @ Cake Shop
* Rain Machine, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Iran, Candles of Paradise @ Glasslands
* Miracle Condition (ex-U.S. Maple), The House Floor, Fredrik, Penrose @ Mercury Lounge
* Tearing the Veil of Maya w/ Eugene Mirman, Anthony Jeselnik, Julian McCullough, Wyatt Cenac @ Union Hall
* A Valentine for Jack Rose w/ Black Twig Pickers, Pelt, Steve Gunn, Tom Carter, Marcia Bassett, Michael Chapman, Glenn Jones @ Issue Project Room
* The So So Glos, Eskalators, Sweet Bulbs, Starscream, Coasting, Fluffy Lumbers, Blissed Out @ Market Hotel

Happy Valentine's Day!

Fashion Week also continues with at least one notable private show tonight (Nina Persson)

Al Green was supposed to play Wellmont Theatre tonight, but it's been postponed to March 14th.

What else?

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Al Green @ The Wellmont Theater in 2008 (more by Eric M Townsend)
Al Green

We weren't sure going in what kind of music we would be hearing [at BB King's on Oct. 16th], but didn't really care as just to be in the presence of Al Green was enough of a draw for us. In recent years Green has played more gospel, but his latest recording brought him back to the R&B love songs that we know best. So when he came out singing his new single "Lay It Down" with singer-songwriter John Legend singing backup vocals along with Green's daughters, we knew we were in for a great show....

The relatively short 75 minute set ended with "Love and Happiness" and the lack of an encore was a bit disappointing, but the energy and excitement of the concert made up for that. Green of course had a large supply of the requisite red roses which were thrown to the ladies (you know I got one!) and the crowd was just swooning. We paid a lot to see him in such a small venue, $175 per ticket plus food and beverages, but it was completely worth it to be that close to a living legend of soul. [Blog Critics]

Al Green played a two-night run at BB King's in mid-October...and he'll be back in the NYC-area in 2010, when he again plays a show at Montclair NJ's Wellmont Theatre on Sunday, February 14th. Tickets are on sale. They run less than the $175 described above (though not by much if you want good seats). All tour dates are below...

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Al Green

Al Green kicks off a two-night run at BB King's in Times Square tonight (10/16). Tickets are not cheap. In fact, they will set you back between $100-$200 each... which makes this contest so extra awesome. I have a pair for each night. To win, hurry and...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Al Green

"There is no limit of words to explain how great this concert was. Al was hotter ;)shall I say than fried grits. His performance was beyond the best. He still has the moves, voice, looks, and energy... -wilfranmarcha

The Al Green concert in Woodway, TX. on August 21st was almost all I had hoped for after being a big fan for so many years. There was so much screaming and love for the man that I could hardly hear his singing. Still, I was so close to Al Green who seemed to be in great form. Loved those twin male dancers too! Want to see and hear Al Green at the Bass Hall in Fort Worth so I can actually hear the singing! -Erika
[two commenters @ Waco Trib, re: Al's Aug. 21 show in Waco, TX]

Above are two views of the kick off show of Rev. Al Green's current tour, the first of which favorably compares Al's live show to, uh, that time he got burned with boiling grits by a woman who later committed suicide....

The tour's second leg in October includes a two-night run at BB King's on October 16th and 17th. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates, with videos, are below...

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Crystal Castles @ MHOW - New Years Eve (more by Ryan Muir)
Crystal Castles

Al Green @ the Wellmont Theater - Nov 2008 (more by Eric M Townsend)
Al Green

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 - 14 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock's greatest legends as well as its most significant newcomers. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnaroo.com on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern.
As rumored, Bruce Springsteen (who just played the Superbowl Halftime show) and Phish (who just had some trouble selling tickets to other shows) are headlining this year's Bonnaroo. Nine Inch Nails (who played Lollapalooza last year), Beastie Boys, David Byrne (who has two shows coming up at Radio City), Wilco, Al Green, Erykah Badu, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who are also playing Coachella), Andrew Bird (who just played Carnegie Hall), The Decemberists, Bon Iver, Animal Collective (who are very popular right now), Neko Case, Jenny Lewis, Santogold, Grizzly Bear (who have a new album coming out), St. Vincent, Ted Leo, Crystal Castles, and many others are also on the bill according to the now-officially announced initial lineup.

Coachella announced their initial lineup less than a week earlier.

Metallica played Bonnaroo in 2008. Metallica played NY & NJ this past weekend.

Full (initial) 2009 Bonnaroo lineup below...

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photos by Eric M. Townsend

Al Green

Since the May 27 release of his chart-topping and critically lauded Blue Note Records album, Lay It Down, it has been a whirlwind year for legendary soul and R&B icon, Al Green. With Lay It Down, Green has delivered the highest debuting record of his accomplished career since his 1972 classic, I'm Still In Love With You.
More pictures from Al Green's Saturday night show at the new NJ venue, below...

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"Earlier that evening, one of the architects handling the restoration of the Wellmont Theater at 5 Seymour St., slated to reopen at the end of October or in early November as a live music and performance venue, also appeared before the commission.

The Rosen Group, a Manhattan-based real estate development company, bought the theater about a year ago and is in the process of refurbishing it.

Michael Costantin, the architect-of-record for the project, said the building, dating to 1922, is one of the largest halls in the nation. Now that many of the remnants of the movie triplex that previously occupied the space have been removed, the view of the house from the stage is "completely awesome," Costantin told The Times. The interior is rife with ornamental plasterwork, with many of the surfaces decorated with relief sculptures.

Work crews are now in the process of transforming the floor, which angles downward toward the stage, into two tiers that descend to the orchestra level. That main floor could be rented out for banquets and other functions, or provide space for about 800 removable, reserved seats for shows, Costantin said. But, more frequently, that area will provide standing room for concerts, while about 1,000 fixed seats will be up in the balcony.

The architects had been hoping they might be able to convert one of the rooms housing an 8-foot-high cast-iron fan, among the building's original exhaust fans, into a VIP lounge, with the huge fan as its centerpiece.

The tenants of the revamped theater, who include Montclair resident and promoter Andy Feltz and the principals of the Bowery Presents, who own the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, have signed a 49-year lease for the theater. The exact dates of the first shows, and who the first acts will be, had not been established as of The Times' deadline, but the lineup was expected to be announced soon." [The Montclair Times] (thx Danielle)

WellmontTheater.com is operational, but without any listings yet. See below for a list of some of the already-scheduled shows....

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Al Green on Letterman

Al Green is going on a tour that brings him to Carnegie Hall in NYC on June 27th (part of the JVC Jazz Festival). Tickets are still on sale. Last night he played Letterman. Check out the video below.....

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