Entries tagged with: Bettye LaVette

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Outside Lands

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival is taking place this year August 28th-30th at Golden Gate Park. Tickets for the fest go on Visa presale Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm ET, and general sale Sunday, April 19th at 1pm ET.

Like last year, the San Francisco fest shares a headliner with NJ's All Points West. In 2008, it was Radiohead. In 2009, it's the Beastie Boys.

Also on the schedule for the fest is the Dead Weather, Jack White's new band. Dead Weather plays its first show tonight (April 14th) at the Bowery Ballroom.

M.I.A., Ween, TVOTR, Mastodon, Os Mutantes, Extra Golden, Tom Jones, and many others are also playing. Full Outside Lands line-up and poster below....

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2009 festival lineup, Dead Weather tonight"

Paul McCartney

Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Bettye Lavette, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Moby, Paul Horn, Ringo Starr AND Paul McCartney are playing the previously-mentioned David Lynch Foundation show at Radio City Music Hall on April 4th. Regular tickets go on sale Monday at 11AM, or of you're rich, your tickets are on sale now...

$100,000 Package
Includes: premier front center orchestra row (13 seats) for the concert, 13 reserved seats at the post-concert celebration at the Four Seasons, 4 backstage passes, 4 day-of-show rehearsal passes, 4 tickets for the pre-concert cocktail reception at Radio City, 4 tickets for the Sunday celebratory brunch and acknowledgment in the concert program. (The deductible portion of this package is $93,625.)
The "post-concert celebration" is described like this: "Celebrate with us at the Four Seasons, located just a few blocks away. Live DJ, great food, and a special celebrity auction, featuring signed guitars by Paul McCartney and other legendary performers."

Bruce Springsteen in DC - Jan 18, 2009 (dreamsinred77)
Bruce Springsteen

U2 in DC - Jan 18, 2009 (Travlr)
U2

United in their desire to witness a historic moment, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and races gathered under the marble gaze of former President Abraham Lincoln.

"It's a chance to be part of living history," said Audrey Lewis, from Virginia, as she waited for President-elect Barack Obama's welcome concert in Washington to begin.

Volunteers manning the entrances said spectators had begun arriving at the National Mall soon after 0600, willing to wait for hours to get the best view possible of Mr Obama, less than 48 hours before his inauguration. They thronged along the sides of the Reflecting Pool leading up to the Lincoln Memorial, where, four decades ago, so many massed to hear the words of Martin Luther King.

The significance of the moment seemed lost on no-one and - despite the line-up of celebrities, Stevie Wonder, Usher, U2's Bono, Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce among them - there was no doubt who was the day's real star.

The loudest cheers of the afternoon rang out first when Mr Obama and his family came down the memorial's steps to the stage, and again when he stepped forward to address the crowds.

"In the course of our history, only a handful of generations have been asked to confront challenges as serious as the ones we face right now," he said. "Our nation is at war. Our economy is in crisis."... [BBC]

HBO is streaming the whole thing one more time at 11:30PM ET/PT tonight/Sunday.

Some videos below...

Continue reading "the Obama concert today w/ U2, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Bettye Lavette... (watch it online again)"

Betty LaVette

Soul diva Bettye LaVette is back in NYC for a show this Sunday at Blender Theater with John Hammond. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.

Betty recently performed a tribute to Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at the Kennedy Center Honors. Video, and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Bettye LaVette - 2009 tour dates, Kennedy Honors Who video "

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Harp Magazine

1 OKKERVIL RIVER, The Stage Names(JAGJAGUWAR)
2 BAND OF HORSES, Cease To Begin (SUB POP)
3 IRON & WINE, The Shepherd's Dog (SUB POP)
4 FUTURE CLOUDS & RADAR, Future Clouds & Radar (STAR APPLE KINGDOM)
5 FEIST, The Reminder (CHERRY TREE/INTERSCOPE)
6 SPOON, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (MERGE)
7 RADIOHEAD, In Rainbows (SELF-RELEASED)
8 ARCADE FIRE, Neon Bible (Merge)
9 NEIL YOUNG, Chrome Dreams II (REPRISE)
10 JASON ISBELL, Sirens of the Ditch (NEW WEST)
11 WHITE STRIPES, Icky Thump (THIRD MAN/WARNER BROS.)
12 DEVENDRA BANHART, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (XL)
13 AVETT BROTHERS, Emotionalism (RAMSEUR)

Ween made their cover, but not the actual list. Ween are playing two shows at Terminal 5 this weekend. Get Ween Christmas song in my 2007 holiday mix.

Paste also has Avett Brothers high up on their list. Stylus seem to be the only ones MADLY in love with Miranda Lambert so far (Paste has her at 18) (and J likes her a lot). Nic Harcourt's list is still way different than everyone's. The rest of Harp Magazine's list is below....

Continue reading "Harp Magazine's Top 50 CDs of 2007 (Future Clouds & Radar)"

DOWNLOAD: Bettye Lavette - Down To Zero (MP3)

Patterson Hood & Bettye Lavette @ Bowery, NYC - Oct 26, 2007 (CRED)
Bettye Lavette & DRive By Truckers

Effective as Hood and Cooley were, the Truckers took on different dimensions when the lead vocals passed out of their hands. For the first time since joining the Truckers, Tucker sang lead on the pleasing “I’m Sorry Houston” and in a wizened gravelly voice, Oldham revived his oft-covered 1966 classic “I’m Your Puppet.” However, it was a guest turn by Bettye Lavette that put everyone to shame. The soul legend worked with Hood and the Truckers on her latest album, The Scene Of The Crime and she emerged from backstage for a wickedly soulful turn through “I Still Want To Be Your Baby (Take Me As I Am).” [Earvolution]
Bettye Lavette is playing Linocln Center's Allen Room on February 8th. Tickets are on sale. She's also scheduled to play Conan on the 28th. All tour dates below....

Continue reading "Bettye Lavette played with Drive By Truckers, playing Lincoln Center + more Tour Dates"

WeakerthansIndie rock fans should break out their wallets this week, with a stellar release list that has something for everyone. The Weakerthans' first album in four years, Reunion Tour is simply one of my favorite albums of the year. Also recommended this week: Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzales' In Our Nature, Iron & Wine's The Shepherd's Dog, Devendra Banhart's Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, Damon & Naomi's Within These Walls, Nellie Mckay's Obligatory Villagers, Matt Pond PA's Last Light, Magik Markers' Boss, Sea Wolf's Leaves in the River, Stars' In Our Bedroom After the War, and Georgie James' debut full-length, Places. My final indie rock recommendation is Bang Bang Boom Cake by Tiny Masters of Today, with an average age of 12 the band proves rock and roll has no age limits...

Outside the indie rock realm, other discs worth checking out include Erin McKeown's live album, Lafayette, R&B legend Bettye Lavette's masterpiece Scene of the Crime (which features the Drive-By Truckers as her backing band), singer-songwriter Karen Dalton's posthumous Cotton Eyed Joe (a two-CD compilation of unreleased recordings with bonus DVD), and Steve Earle's Washington Square Serenade.

Notable reissues this week include two discs from seminal British folksters Pentangle, In the Round and Open the Door, as well as Tegan and Sara's This Business of Art and Two Cow Garage's Please Turn the Gas Back On.

Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? What new music releases can you recommend this week? What should I avoid?

Continue reading "Largehearted Boy's Interesting CD Releases This Week"

With this post, coverage of the 2006 Bonnaroo festival comes to an end. Largehearted Boy tells you where to download the audio.

RADIOHEAD
Bonnaroo 2006

Continue reading "The rest of the 2006 Bonnaroo pictures & downloads"

The 4th Annual Big Apple BBQ (via) takes place in NYC's Madison Park on June 10th & 11th, 2006. Bettye Lavette is one of the musical guests playing on the 11th. Lincoln Center Out of Doors takes place at Lincoln Center from August 4-27. Betty plays on the 18th. All of Betty's tour dates at her site.

"The diversity and durability of Joni Mitchell's music was well demonstrated Wednesday at Carnegie Hall in a tribute concert that was a model of its kind." [Reuters]

"Many artists fiddled with the songs' points of view: The alterna-rock band the Eels inverted "All I Want" from an expression of female need into an example of male withholding. Tom Rush turned Mitchell's tale of wanderlust ("Urge for Going") into a rumination on lost opportunities. Nellie McKay made "Chelsea Morning" plucky." [Daily News]

"Jimmy Scott, 80, turned in an aching, melodramatic version of "At Last" -- the standard that Mitchell covered on her 2000 "Both Sides Now" album -- and received a standing ovation for it. Bettye LaVette brought a soul-stirring gospel flavor to 'Last Chance Lost.'" [NJ.com]

Previously
2006 Bettye Lavette Tour Dates
Jimmy Scott | Tix on sale for NYC shows
Joni Mitchell benefit @ Carnegie Hall w/ Everyone | Eels

"The poll combines ballots from 795 critics, who divided 100 points among 10 2005 albums. (Every individual ballot is available online.) Maximum per album: 30. Minimum: 5. Points determined placement, with total mentions (included in parentheses) used for tiebreaking."

1 West, Kanye Late Registration
2 M.I.A. Arular
3 Stevens, Sufjan Illinois
4 Sleater-Kinney The Woods
5 Apple, Fiona Extraordinary Machine
6 White Stripes, The Get Behind Me Satan
7 Antony and the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now
8 Hold Steady, The Separation Sunday
9 New Pornographers, The Twin Cinema
10 My Morning Jacket Z
11 LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
12 Monk Quartet, Thelonious with Coltrane, John Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
13 Amadou & Mariam Dimanche a Bamako
14 Spoon Gimme Fiction
15 Common Be
16 Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
17 Beck Guero
18 Bloc Party Silent Alarm
19 Go! Team, The Thunder, Lightning, Strike
20 LaVette, Bettye I've Got My Own Hell to Raise

"Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The fifth annual three-day camping and music festival will be held on June 16-18, 2006, on the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A list of confirmed acts follows, with more to be announced in the weeks ahead to round out the festival's 80-plus acts. "

Confirmed acts below...

Continue reading "Radiohead, Clap Your Hands, Beck playing Bonnaroo"

"This growing list of performers confirmed to appear at the 2006 SXSW Music Festival is subject to change. This list is current as of 1/20/06"....

Continue reading "The latest SXSW Performer List"

The following artists have signed on (so far) to play a Joni Mitchell tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on February 1st, 2006 to benefit the Music For Youth Foundation: Laurie Anderson, Keren Ann, Joseph Arthur, Tracy Chapman, Marc Cohn, Judy Collins, Cowboy Junkies, Eels, Ben Folds, Bebel Gilberto, Amy Grant, La India, Joe Jackson, Bettye LeVette, Matisyahu, Michelle N'degeocello, Jimmy Scott, Neil Sedaka, Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child) & Surprise Guests. Get Tickets

Eels? Maybe they'll play another show while they're here. The last show they played in NYC was at Town Hall which they recorded for a CD and DVD.

Previously
Keren Ann playing Surprise show at the Living Room
Joseph Arthur @ Irving Plaza, pics
Bettye LaVette | MP3s, Streams, and Tour Dates
Jimmy Scott | 2006 Tour Dates
Matisyahu/Saul Williams (duet) @ MTVu Awards, NYC | pics

Filter is compiling a whole bunch of artists' top 10 albums of 2005. Shirley Manson of Garbage likes MIA, Antony, and Arcade Fire. Guillermo Scott Heren from Prefuse 73 loves Jose Gonzalez and Vashti Bunyan. The Crystal Method like Death Cab. Rilo Kiley like Death Cab. Everyone including Death Cab like Feist. I think it's weird that Feist is missing from the best female category at this year's Plug Awards. All of Filter's lists here.

* Feist is touring
* Never enough Jose Gonzalez

"A star in Britain, ignored at home, real-life R&B singer Bettye LaVette is another in the long line of neglected American soul greats now enjoying the spotlight on her own turf." [DetNews]

HUEY LEWIS & BETTYE LAVETTE
Huey Lewis and Bettye Lavette

The 2005 Plug Independent Music Awards Nominees (VOTE)
for "Female Artist of the Year" are...
* Annie
* Bettye LaVette
* CocoRosie
* Emiliana Torrini
* Hanne Hukkelberg
* Lady Sovereign
* Laura Cantrell
* Neko Case
* Princess Superstar
* Scout Niblett
* Sharon Jones
* Vashti Bunyan

Bettye Lavette "'You've got a singer here who is willing to stretch and not content to live in the safety zone. Bettye Lavette's voice is the superb line that connects Lucinda Williams' 'Joy' to Dolly Parton's 'Little Sparrow' via numbers by Sinead O'Connor and Joan Armatrading. Those songs never sounded better and neither has one of R&B greatest under-acknowledged vocalists'" [Elvis Costello]

(read more about the Elvis Costello - Bettye Lavatte - Allen Toussaint connection)

LISTEN TO "The Return of Bettye Lavette" and Betty's cover of Fiona Apple's Sleep To Dream at NPR

DOWNLOAD BETTYE (MP3s)
Let me Down Easy (classic track)
You'll Never Change (classic track)

Bettye is playing Knitting Factory in NYC this Sunday night (12/4/05). Tickets are still on sale. All dates below...

Continue reading "Bettye LaVette | MP3s, Streams, and Tour Dates"

Lou Reed and J Mascis are among the performers playing the hurricane benefit show with Drive By Truckers this Wednesday @ Summerstage...

"Featured Artists include: Cassandra Wilson, Allen Toussaint, Ivan Neville, Dr. John, Angelique Kidjo, Lou Reed, Cory Glover, Vernon Reid, Hubert Sumlin, DJ Logic, Soulive, Dar Williams, Drive By Truckers, J Mascis, Bettye Lavette, Carrie Hunter, Christian McBride, Rock'n Dopsie, Rob Wasserman (list in formation)"

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