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Rufus Wainwright at Clearwater Fest 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Rufus

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is hitting the road for some North American dates this fall/winter for shows in Italy, Bay Shore, Austin, CT and more. Check out the full list below.

Before Christmas, Rufus and his sister Martha will revive the annual NYC Wainwright holiday shows, 'Noël Nights', at Town Hall on December 17 & 18. Guests will include Emmylou Harris, Cibo Matto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright, Sandra Bernhard, Jenni Muldaur, Teddy Thompson and still more TBA. Tickets for those shows go on presale today (9/17) at noon (password: Mistle) and the general on-sale begins Friday (9/19) at noon.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Rufus Wainwright touring, playing holiday shows in NYC with Martha Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Cibo Matto, more"

Caveman at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Caveman

NYC indie rockers Caveman, who headlined Webster Hall last year, announced a last-minute, significantly more intimate hometown show happening this Monday (7/21) at The Bowery Electric. Support comes from Icewater and Future of What. Doors are at 7:30 PM and admission is $10 at the door, first come, first served.

The band's only other upcoming date at the moment is the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (9/19-21) in Bristol, TN/VA with Emmylou Harris, Jeff Tweedy, Sturgill Simpson, David Grisman, White Denim and many more.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

The 2014 season of Lincoln Center's free Out of Doors festival happens over three weeks this summer, from July 20 - August 10 at various outdoor venues in and around Lincoln Center. Highlights this year include a memorial concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger with The Chapin Sisters, Peter Yarrow, Dar Williams and more; a collaboration between José González and yMusic; the first performance in 40 Years of Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera; the world premiere of The Campbell Brothers' A Sacred Steel Love Supreme celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme; Chicago contemporary music sextet eighth blackbird premiering new works by Bryce Dessner and Andy Akiho; plus Toshi Reagan, Roberta Flack, The Negro Problem, and more.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors also contains a few mini-fests within it this year. The all-day globalFEST happens on July 27 featuring M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Bombay Royale, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Charanjit Singh and lots more.

The final week (August 6 - 10) will be Americanafest NYC, featuring concerts by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Cassandra Wilson, Rosanne Cash, Charles Bradley, The Lone Bellow and more.

For details on all the events at this year's Lincoln Center Out of Door festival, visit their website. All shows are free, all ages, and open to the public. Full 2014 schedule below...

Continue reading "Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014 free show lineup (Americanafest, Jose Gonzalez, Pete Seeger memorial, Roberta Flack & more)"

Lucinda Williams at SXSW 2014 (more by Steven Noreyko)
Lucinda

Alt-country vet Lucinda Williams mentioned when we caught her at SXSW that she'd be releasing a new album soon, and though that still hasn't been officially announced, Lucinda did announce some upcoming shows. She doesn't hit NYC this time around, but she'll be nearby to play The Stone Pony on June 11 and The Space at Westbury on June 19. Both of those shows, and others on the tour are with The Kenneth Brian Band. Tickets for the NYC-area shows go on sale Friday (4/11) at 10 AM and noon, respectively. The Westbury show is currently on artist presale. All dates are listed below.

In related news, fellow country singer Emmylou Harris, who covered and collaborated with Lucinda on her 1995 album, Wrecking Ball (which Nonesuch just reissued with bonus material), also has dates coming up in support of that reissue. Those dates see Emmylou joined by Daniel Lanois, Steven Nistor and Jam Wilson, plus Daniel Lanois will also open with a solo set. They'll hit NYC on Saturday (4/12) at BAM. Tickets are available via BAM, but you may have to call the box office. More details at BAM's site. All dates are listed below.

Lucinda and Emmylou also collaborated on "Greenville" from Lucinda's 1998 album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Watch a clip of them performing that together in 2007, with both artists' lists of dates, below...

Continue reading "Lucinda Williams touring; Emmylou Harris reissued 'Wrecking Ball' & touring too (dates)"

Flaming Lips in Toronto (more by David Andrako)
Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips were planning on landing in Simsbury, CT on July 15th, but Simsbury, CT has decided Wayne Coyne and crew will need to make other plans:

The town has decided against having The Flaming Lips play at the performing arts center at Simsbury Meadows this summer.

First Selectwoman Mary Glassman said the concert was conditionally approved pending a permit but that after conversations with Police Chief Peter Ingvertsen officials decided against the concert.

Glassman said the issue came down to staffing, and that it would have been difficult to get the necessary police officers in place for the concert, especially since the previously approved Emmylou Harris concert is planned for the following night. [Hartford Courant]

Major bummer Simsbury.

Meanwhile, the Flaming Lips have arrived in the NYC-area for a three-night run that looks like this:

Flaming Lips are here:
May 15 - The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon
May 16 - Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
May 17 - Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY - GoogaMooga
Tune into Fallon tonight, get your tickets for the NJ show, and make sure to get to Prospect Park on Friday by 6:15!! The Darkness, Flaming Lips and Yeah Yeah Yeahs all on one bill has the makings of an epic show. It's just too bad that the Lips go on so early, and it's even sadder that the Darkness play at 4:45!

All tour dates and the band's newest (and very) NSFW video below...

Continue reading "Simsbury, CT cancels the Flaming Lips (who play Prospect Park at 6PM Friday) ++++ Fallon tonight, NJ Thursday"

photos by Samantha Marble

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell @ Beacon Theatre
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, and Richard Thompson played Beacon Theater last night (3/27) as part of their tour together. (They played the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY on 3/24 too.) The dates are in celbration of the new Harris/Crowell effort Old Yellow Moon, an album more than thiry years in the making yet not the first time the two have collaborated together. From NPR:

Emmylou Harris' first solo album, "Pieces of the Sky," was released in 1975 after the death of her singing partner, Gram Parsons. The opening track on the album is a song called "Bluebird Wine," by a then-unknown songwriter named Rodney Crowell. She recorded two more of his songs on her next album, got him to join her band in the mid-'70s and now, after an almost 40-year friendship, the two musicians have recorded an album together
Head to that link to check out a discussion on the album as well. More pics from last night's appearance at Beacon Theater, along with updated Harris/Crowell dates, are below.

Continue reading "Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell played Beacon Theatre with Richard Thompson (pics)"

photos by PSquared Photography

Richard Thompson @ Joe's Pub, 2/5/2013
Richard Thompson

There'€™s been a big revival in folk and roots music in the last few years, ' why do you think this is?

€˜I think people like to know the old music. They like to know where they come from. The British are often very dismissive of their own culture though, like the way they laugh at Morris dancers or if a British folk song gets in the charts it gets treated like a novelty song rather than a valid piece of popular culture.

I think the more people that live inside the cyber world and the more they are on the internet, the more they seem part of the global village that people will crave the identity of their own culture and the more they will want to say this is the music of where I come from, the clothes of where I come from. - [Louder Than War]

Folk and rock legend Richard Thompson explores new territory on his 22nd album, Electric, dabbling in funk, though in a way that still feels very much the man at hand. (You can stream it below.) Opening with the new album's definitely groovy "Stuck on a Treadmill," some of those new directions were on display last night (2/5) at Joe's Pub, though Thompson looked the same as always in his signature beret.

Richard, as mentioned, will be back in NYC in March as part of a tour with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Cowell. All of those dates are listed, along with more pictures from the Joe's show, including one of the setlist, below...

Continue reading "Richard Thompson played Joe's Pub (pics, setlist), touring with Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (dates)"

Dog in Snow

After multiple presales, Tickets for the Leonard Cohen show at Radio City go on sale to the general public today at 9 AM.

Tickets for The National and Youth Lagoon show at Barclays Center go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Miguel shows opening for Alicia Keys at Barclays Center and MSG go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Muse show at Mohegan Sun go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for their Nassau Coliseum show go on sale Saturday (1/19) at 10 AM.

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Cowell, and Richard Thompson are playing The Paramount on March 24 in Huntington, NY and Beacon Theatre on March 27. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM.

sam Amidon

New York folk troubadour Sam Amidon has some upcoming shows, mostly this week and in NYC. Tonight (May 7), Sam plays that super expensive St. Ann's Warehouse gala that you may have noticed in "What's Going on Monday". Tuesday, 5/8, Sam plays for the common people back at Manhattan club Rockwood Music Hall where he'll be joined by fellow Doveman band member Shahzad Ismaily "and guests". Tickets are on sale for that show, and we have two pair you can win. Details below.

Doveman's Thomas Bartlett also happens to be the musical director of the St Ann's show where Sam will be part of the pit band in addition to performing solo and with Bill Frisell and Emmylou Harris. You may remember Sam played some shows with Bill back in March. Check out a couple videos from those shows, along with all (three) dates and contest details below...

Continue reading "Sam Amidon playing some shows (win tix to Rockwood)"

Mastodon fans (more by Greg Cristman)
Mastodon

Bon Iver was nominated for four high profile Grammys (though not "Album of the Year" which is what Arcade Fire won). Adele & Katy Perry nominated for a zillion, and other nominees include The Black Keys, Foster the Peepee, Cee Lo, Duck Sauce, Robyn, Cut Copy, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Coldplay, Radiohead, Mumford & Son, Mastodon, Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Fleet Foxes, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Patton Oswalt, Louis CK, Weird Al, Danger Mouse, Memory Tapes, TV On the Radio, A Tribe Called Quest, etc...

DOWNLOAD: Dylan LeBlanc - If The Creek Don't Rise (MP3)

Dylan LeBlanc at Mercury Lounge (more by Eric Townsend)
Dylan Leblanc

21-year old Rough Trade-signed singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc is now on a tour of North America that stops at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on Tuesday (10/11). Advanced tickets are available for the show happening on the venue's Stage 2 at 10:30pm. All tour dates are below.

Grab the MP3 "If the Creek Don't Rise" above, and listen for the backup vocals by Emmylou Harris. A couple of videos with the dates, below...

Continue reading "Dylan LeBlanc on tour, playing Rockwood (dates)"

photos by Jim Brueckner

Emmylou Harris
Newport Folk Festival

Day two (7/31) of Newport Folk Festival featured performances by The Cave Singers, Wanda Jackson, Justin Townes Earle, Middle Brother, Elvis Costello, M. Ward, Emmylou Harris and others. If you missed the fest, you can listen to archives of the sets at NPR.

Like they've done in the past, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello performed together on one of Elvis's songs. She performed guest vocals with him and The Imposters on "Scarlet Tide."

Mountain Man also played day two of the fest. Pictures of their set are HERE. Pictures from the first day are HERE. The rest from day two, below...

Continue reading "Newport Folk Fest 2011 - belated Day 2 pics & audio (Emmylou Harris, Middle Brother, M Ward, Elvis Costello & more)"

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Ted Leo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Sun Airway, Booker T, Ra Ra Riot, and Emmylou Harris are some of the artists NPR is streaming from Camden, NJ (hear Philly) this weekend.

photos by Chris La Putt

"Dear friends, Yes. That was me singing with Levon Helm & Emmylou & so many friends in Central Park. One of those nights you hold onto." - Tift Merritt

Levon Helm

Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris and Hayes Carll played Summerstage last night (7/18). Pictures from that show are in this post.

During Levon Helm's set, David Bromberg played on "Tongue" (a Bromberg song that Levon recorded with him) and Emmylou Harris helped perform "Evangeline", and then Harris, Hayes, Bromberg, Joan Osborne, Tift Merritt, Shawn Colvin and others joined the band for a performance of The Band's "The Weight." We don't have pictures of that part, but you can watch a video of it below.

"The Weight", as usual, was the last song in Levon's set. You can check out the full written setlist below though note they actually opened with "Ophelia" and didn't play "Wheels".

Setlist, video and pictures below....

Continue reading "Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Hayes Carll & friends played Summerstage (pics, video, setlist)"

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

Canadian folk/alt-country band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are set to release Kings and Queens today (6/14) in the US via Music/Dramatico/Universal. The album features a different female vocalist in each track, and the list is pretty impressive. It includes Lucinda Williams, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Exene Cervenka of X, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and others. Full tracklist below.

The band plays The Living Room TONIGHT (6/14). Tickets are available. They play at 9 PM before Joseph Arthur plays one of his 10 shows at the same venue at 10 PM.

No special guests are announced, but we know at least one of the artists that appears on the album is probably in town. NYC resident Rosanne Cash, who spends much of the summer touring to promote her music and a book, has no dates scheduled before this Thursday (6/16) when she plays as part of Hal Wilner's 'Freedom Riders' show with Lou Reed, Tao Seeger, and others.

Lucinda Williams also has shows coming up too. She plays Wellmont Theatre on July 20 (tickets) and Beacon Theater on July 21 (tickets) with Amos Lee.

Emmylou Harris plays Summerstage on July 18 with the Levon Helm Band and Hayes Carll. Tickets are still on sale.

Exene Cervenka will be in NYC with X in September and October.

I don't know if Sara Watkins is on tour with the Decemberists (who play Prospect Park tonight), but she did play with them at the Beacon Theater in January.

All B&RK tour dates, album art, and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Blackie & the Rodeo Kings released a guest-filled album, playing a NYC show tonight (and other dates)"

Rufus Wainwright @ Prospect Park (more by David Andrako)
Rufus

Despite the addition of Rufus Wainwright to the bill, and stellar past shows, tickets are amazingly still on sale for Doveman's show at LPR tonight (5/26). The Goastt, aka Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, were recently added to the show too. There's always surprise guests (like Justin Bond) and an all-star backing band too.

Rufus was also just added to another show too, one that also still has tickets on sale, and one that now boasts an extremely impressive lineup of gay icons. Rufus Wainwright, Justin Bond AND Liza Minelli (!) were all added as special guests to the Sandra Bernhard show happening June 8 at Town Hall. The date will be the world premiere of Sandra's new show "I LOVE BEING ME, DON'T YOU?" The poster confirming this info is below.

Speaking of Rufus (and Justin) at Town Hall, he and Martha just played the venue two nights in a row in honor of their mother with Justin Bond, Norah Jones, Antony Hegarty, Emmylou Harris, Teddy Thompson, Jimmy Fallon, and others. Rolling Stone was there the first night:

Although the three-hour concert was billed as "A Celebration of Kate McGarrigle," the prevailing mood was naturally somber. McGarrigle wrote and sang heartrendingly personal songs throughout most of her life; hearing them now that she's gone was emotional, to say the least. Performers and audience members alike could be seen tearing up during highlights like "I Eat Dinner (When The Hunger's Gone)" (a sweet duet between Harris and Thompson), "Go Leave" (a deeply felt rendition by Hegarty), "(Talk to Me Of) Mendocino" (sung by both Wainwright siblings with Jones), "Tell My Sister" (a wonderfully torchy performance by Martha Wainwright) and most of all "Proserpina" - the last song Kate McGarrigle wrote before her death, a sad, lovely, honest tune that brought nearly everyone back on stage to close the night's first set.
Rufus has his own show coming up, a free one where he'll be performing excerpts of his opera, in NYC in June. All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Rufus Wainwright (and Liza Minelli!) will join Sandra Bernhard @ Town Hall (where he recently played 2 nights for Kate)"

photos by Kurt Christensen

Emmylou Harris

Harris is in a nostalgic mood in "The Road," a song addressed to Gram Parsons, with whom she made the excellent albums Grievous Angel and Sleepless Nights. Parsons recognized that her surging harmonies worked well in contrast to his baleful croon. For her part, Harris acknowledges in "The Road" that Parsons pushed her to be more daring in every way.

"The Road" is one of two songs on Hard Bargain addressed to a friend who's gone. The other is "Darlin' Kate," a fond farewell to the great singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, who died of cancer last year. Harris' choice of poetic language may verge on the trite -- even The Simpsons and Ronald Reagan have appropriated John Gillespie Magee's phrase "slipped the surly bonds of Earth." But it's the ache in Harris' voice that delivers the true emotion. [NPR]

Emmylou Harris (whose next NYC show is a Kate McGarrigle tribute) released her new album Hard Bargain this week and celebrated with an intimate show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC Tuesday night that was opened by Josh Ritter (her next headlining NYC show is at the much larger Summerstage), followed by a Letterman performance last night (4/27), and a performance on the Today Show today. Pictures from the NYC show are in this post. More of them with videos from the two TV apperances and a Yahoo session she just recorded, below...

Continue reading "Emmylou Harris played Bowery Ballroom w/ Josh Ritter, Letterman & the Today show (pics & video)"

Emmylou Harris

Tickets vanished quickly from Emmylou Harris's upcoming intimate gig at Bowery Ballroom on April 26, her Hard Bargain release party. But now comes word that she'll swing back into the NYC area to play a bigger show this summer, and with the Levon Helm Band and Hayes Carll. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wed at noon for the 7/18 date at Central Park Summerstage, a benefit for free shows at the space.

Like Harris, Hayes Carll is also scheduled to play NYC at Bowery Ballroom soon. Tickets are still available for his 4/22 show that is part of a tour with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Shovels & Rope.

Hayes Carll played Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, NY earlier this year. Upcoming Ramble guests include Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Warren Haynes, Garland Jeffreys, Kinky Friedman, and Jeffrey Gaines. Tickets are still available for many of the weekly shows.

Emmylou Harris is also scheduled to play as part of two nights in celebration of Kate McGarrigle at Town Hall. Tickets are still available for both the 5/12 and the 5/13 show. Harris recently swung by SXSW to play shows in support of Hard Bargain, stopping in with the Carl Bernstein of the Indie Rock world (Ted Leo) for an IFC interview. Watch Ted discuss Black Flag with Emmylou who also performs, and all dates, below...

Continue reading "Emmylou Harris playing Summerstage w/ Levon Helm & Hayes Carll (and other tour dates)"

LCD

"An exciting mix of folk music's founding voices and modern favorites highlights the 52nd edition of the Newport Folk Festival® when it returns to Newport's Fort Adams State Park July 30-31, it was announced today by the Newport Festivals Foundation, the recently-formed 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which produces the event.

Tickets go on sale worldwide on Thursday, March 31, at 10:00 am at www.newportfolkfest.net.
This year's lineup will bring lots of great artists to Rhode Island in July. The Decemberists (who play Brooklyn 1.5 months earlier), Gillian Welch, Tegan & Sara, Delta Spirit, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, Emmylou Harris, M Ward, Elvis Costello, Middle Brother (proof that the supergroup is not done yet) and even the PS22 chorus are on the list which you can see in full below...

Continue reading "Newport Folk Festival 2011 lineup announced, tickets too"

Emmylou Harris

"Hard Bargain, the new album from musical icon Emmylou Harris, will be released April 26 on Nonesuch Records.... Hard Bargain, which comprises 11 new songs by Harris as well as two covers, was produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Patty Griffin). A deluxe edition of the album, which includes a DVD featuring six performances interspersed with interviews, will also be available. In addition, Hard Bargain is now available for pre-order at nonesuch.com with an exclusive manuscript lyric sheet of the album's opening track, "The Road," a number of which will be autographed by Harris.

In celebration of the release, Harris will embark on a series of performances including a showcase at the 2011 SXSW Music and Media Conference as well as special intimate shows in New York and Los Angeles. Additionally, on April 27, Harris will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman."

Emmylou Harris's NYC show happens at Bowery Ballroom on April 26th, the date of the Hard Bargain release. Tickets go on AMEX presale Wednesday (3/9) at noon, and regular sale on Friday.

Hard Bargain contains 11 new songs and two covers. The covers are of songs by Ron Sexsmith and producer Jay Joyce. Full track list below.

Ron Sexsmith will hit Highline Ballroom on March 28th as part of a tour that kicks off in North America at the end of March and then hops the pond at the tail end of April for dates in Europe. The shows are in celebration of his new LP Long Player Late Bloomer which is out now and with a bonus DVD via his site.

Some of Ron's tour, including the Highline show, is with Caitlin Rose who is also heading to SXSW soon, and is touring with Johnny Flynn in May. That brings her back to NYC to play Bowery Ballroom on May 28th.

All tour dates for all of them, Emmylou's LP track list, and some videos, below....

Continue reading "Emmylou Harris announces select live shows & a new LP, Ron Sexsmith is touring w/ Caitlin Rose & releasing stuff too"

Rufus

On May 12 and 13, Rufus and Martha, along with their aunt Anna McGarrigle will host A Celebration of the Music of Kate McGarrigle, a pair of tribute shows to be held for their late mother at New York City's Town Hall. These shows will feature performances by Rufus and Martha, as well Anna McGarrigle, Jimmy Fallon, Emmylou Harris, Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), Krystle Warren, Teddy Thompson, Justin Bond, Jenni Muldaur, Sloan Wainwright and more. Tickets for both shows are onsale now at Ticketmaster.com.

All profits from these events will go to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Rufus and Martha were recently named as the 2011 spokespersons for the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Kate McGarrigle passed away from Sarcoma in January 2010.

Rufus will also be on hand at two upcoming book signings in LA and NYC: "Photographer Tim Hailand has just released One Day in the Life of Rufus Wainwright, a new collection of images offering an intimate glimpse into Rufus' personal life. To celebrate the release of the new book, Rufus and Tim will appear at the New York and Los Angeles locations of BookMarc, on March 3 and March 10 respectively, for a pair of book signing sessions."

Teddy Thompson has many other shows and a tour coming up.

Justin Bond played Doveman's last Salon, and Martha Wainwright plays the next one.

photos by Chris La Putt

Emmylou Harris & the Low Anthem
The Low Anthem

The Low Anthem opened for, and performed with (see above), Emmylou Harris at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on November 13th. A set of pictures from that show is in this post. And:

On February 22, The Low Anthem will release Smart Flesh, the self-produced follow up to their critically lauded 2009 release Oh My God, Charlie Darwin on Nonesuch. The majority of Smart Flesh's eleven tracks were recorded in a cavernous, vacant pasta sauce factory in Central Falls, RI. Additional tracking was done in a Providence garage, dubbed the "gator pit." Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk) mixed the record in Omaha with additional mixing by engineer Jesse Lauter (Elvis Perkins) in New York. The Low Anthem is four multi-instrumentalists - Ben Knox Miller, Jeff Prystowsky, Jocie Adams, and newest member Mat Davidson.
The Low Anthem kick off a tour with Carolina Chocolate Drops on December 4th, and return to NYC to play their own show at Lincoln Center on January 13th (tickets). The NYC show is part of the 2011 "American Songbook" season at Lincoln Center which Carolina Chocolate Drops also play, but on February 2nd.

All Low Anthem tour dates and more pictures from the Wellmont, below...

Continue reading "The Low Anthem played Wellmont Theater w/ Emmylou Harris, releasing new album, touring (dates)"

Paul McCartney in Mexico City
Paul McCartney

"Terrified Sir Paul McCartney had to be rescued by cops after a mob attacked his tour bus in a dodgy no-go part of Mexico City.

Youths forced his driver to stop then started jumping up and down on the roof as the Beatles legend, 67, cowered inside.

A source said: "At first his security team thought it was just swarms of fans but when people started scaling the bus, the situation changed in a flash." They called cops who raced to the rescue. "Paul and the team were shaken up," the source added.

It happened after his gig at the Foro Sol stadium on Saturday at 1am. His management team are now reviewing security.

Macca, who was unhurt, was in Washington last night for a White House concert." [mirror.co.uk (via)]

Paul played two shows while in Mexico City. Both setlists are below. The White House concert takes place Wednesday June 2nd, and will be aired on PBS later this summer...
The program, to be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., as part of the "In Performance at the White House" series, will air on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 8 p.m. EDT (check local listings) as "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House."

The concert will feature a tribute by major stars, many of whom will perform the songs that propelled McCartney to legendary status in music and humanitarianism around the world. The lineup of performers includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jonas Brothers, Dave Grohl, Jack White, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae and remarks by Jerry Seinfeld.

The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was created by the Library of Congress to honor artists whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation.

Paul's other upcoming dates include Salt Lake City and San Francisco. All dates below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney's bus was "attacked" in Mexico (setlists), he's playing the White House w/ Jack White ++ other dates "

Lilith Fair

Lilith Fair, which has been dormant since 1999, will reform this year for a North American tour this summer. Exact dates and venues are forthcoming, but the ongoing list of confirmed acts is impressive (though they won't all play every city). The lineup currently includes Beth Orton, Cat Power, Emmylou Harris, Erykah Badu, the Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Heart, Indigo Girls, Janelle Monae, Ke$ha, La Roux, Lights, Loretta Lynn, Mary J. Blige, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones, Rosie Thomas, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara.

New York City is one of the tour's confirmed stops. The rest of those and the fest's so-far lineup are below...

Continue reading "Lilith Fair 2010 (Cat Power, Norah Jones, Tegan & Sara, Janelle Monae, Metric, Grace Potter, Gossip, Erykah Badu, Beth Orton, Sia, many more)"

Three Girls

Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin & Buddy Miller (Three Girls and their Buddy) are playing Wellmont Theater in NJ on June 2nd. Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the TV on the Radio show coming up at Central Park Summerstage.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for all three Mogwai shows happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for both Thermals shows happening at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Paul Weller show happening at Nokia Theatre.

Tickets went on sale at 11 for Band of Horses at Carnegie Hall.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the School of Seven Bells show happening at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Harlem Shakes show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Spectrum show at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the IAMX show at Bowery Ballroom.

Keane, Mat Kearney and Helio Sequence are playing Radio City Music Hall on May 27th. Tickets are on sale.

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