Entries tagged with: Bettye LaVette
DOWNLOAD: Bettye Lavette - Down To Zero (MP3)
Patterson Hood & Bettye Lavette @ Bowery, NYC - Oct 26, 2007 (CRED)
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....
Indie 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?
Ulrich Schnauss @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Sept 21, 2007 (CRED)
Subhumans @ Studio A in Miami - Sept 15, 2007 (CRED)
Rilo Kiley @ Webster Hall, NYC - Sept 22, 2007 (CRED)
* Hair in Central Park - FREE!
* Takka Takka record re-release party @ Sound Fix
* Subhumans are playing Knitting Factory again
* Eartha Kitt is still @ Cafe Carlyle
* Bjork, Klaxons & Santogold @ MSG
* Beirut is at the Society for Ethical Culture
* Thurston Moore is playing Maxwell's
* Spank Rock & Santogold @ Rebel
* Kate Nash is at Luna Lounge for free
* Mystery Jets are playing Joe's Pub
* Bettye LaVette is playing BB King's
* Scott Matthews is playing Joe's Pub
* Aloke premiere a new lineup at the Annex
* Angela McCluskey & Papercranes are at Mercury Lounge
* Bruce Springsteen is playing Asbury Park
Kate Nash, Eartha Kitt, Bjork, Bettye LaVette, and Angela McCluskey all in one night. So many divas (and I don't mean that negatively) to choose from. Thank god Nellie McKay's Brooklyn show is not until tomorrow. What else?
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]
"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...
"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"....
Bettye Lavette is playing BB King Blues Club & Grill in NYC on March 16, 2006, and as previously mentioned she'll make a brief appearance at Carnegie Hall on February 1st.
Bettye also made Meredith Ochs at NPR's top 10 of 2005 list.
All tour dates below...
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
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.
HUEY LEWIS & BETTYE LAVETTE
The 2005 Plug Independent Music Awards Nominees (VOTE)
for "Female Artist of the Year" are...
* Bettye LaVette
* Emiliana Torrini
* Hanne Hukkelberg
* Lady Sovereign
* Laura Cantrell
* Neko Case
* Princess Superstar
* Scout Niblett
* Sharon Jones
* Vashti Bunyan
"'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
Bettye is playing Knitting Factory in NYC this Sunday night (12/4/05). Tickets are still on sale. All dates below...
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)"