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Danny Clinch / Perry Farrell @ McKittrick Hotel -- 10/13/2014
Danny Clinch Book Release Party - McKittrick Hotel
Danny Clinch Book Release Party - McKittrick Hotel

Famous music photographer Danny Clinch celebrated the release of his new photo book Still Moving with a star-studded, John Varvatos-hosted party and show at Sleep No More home McKittrick Hotel last night (10/13). The private event featured Danny's band Tangiers Blues Band as a house band, and they were joined by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for most of the set. Special guest performers included Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins (in town promoting the new Foo Fighters stuff), Perry Farrell (in town doing Jane's Addiction stuff as part of CBGB Festival), Zac Brown (playing with the Foo Fighters on Letterman this week), Roy Bittan (E Street Band), Jesse Malin, and Jon Herrington. Courtney Love and Michael Stipe were in the crowd, but didn't perform. Pictures from the event and a video teaser Danny made for the book are in this post.

Foo Fighters also began their week-long residency on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, playing a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" with Zac Brown (who appears on their new album). You can watch the video of that below. While they're in town, they've got a secret late-night thing going on tonight (10/14) which they ran a contest for last week. Anyone win a ticket? Anyone know what/where it will be?

More pictures and those videos, below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by Andrew Sacher

Jane's Addiction in Times Square - 10/12/14
Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction
Jane's Addiction

Following Devo's set in Times Square during NYC's multi-venue CBGB Fest on Sunday (10/12), there was a set from pop musician Robert Delong and then veteran alt-rockers Jane's Addiction. Jane's stuck almost entirely to Nothing's Shocking material, and the whole thing was quite a spectacle. They had exotic dancers on stage, who went from dancing on a bench to being suspended by their skin to dance in mid-air. Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro were both rock stars, and Perry was his usual sex-driven self, telling the crowd "I wanna get my dick sucked!" (three times) and asking in return, "Who wants to get their pussy licked?" He also told his story of meeting Dave Navarro ("the best fucking guitarist you'll ever hear in your life") and latter added, "You know what's a good way to get laid? Play guitar like Dave Navarro!" The possibly confused Perry kept saying Jane's Addiction should do this in Times Square every Friday because of the Sabbath (it was Sunday), and after playing "Stop!" he tried to start an encore but "the man was telling them no" and the PA was shut off before they could.

The day before the Times Square show, Jane's also played the Icon Award Ceremony at CBGB Fest headquarters Center 548, which was a "private event with celebrity guests." We've got pictures of that event and the Times Square show. More, with a full set video from Times Square and their setlist, below...

Continue reading "Jane's Addiction played CBGB Fest's Icon Award Ceremony and the Times Square show (pics, setlist, full set video)"

Devo at Best Buy Theater in June (more by PSquared)
Devo

The CBGB Festival returns to various NYC venues this week, beginning Wednesday (10/8) and continuing through Sunday (10/12). It includes the Billy Idol keynote interview/acoustic set at Center548, The Muffs show, the Daniel Lanois film show, and plenty more. There's also the big free Times Square show on Sunday (10/12). When we last spoke, we mentioned it was speculated that Jane's Addiction, Robert DeLong, Devo, Surfer Blood and We Are Scientists would be playing, and that is in fact the lineup (along with Cheeky Parade). Cheeky Parade go on at noon and Jane's headline at 6:15 PM.

Full schedule here. Some highlights including the Times Square schedule, below...

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Billy Idol at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Billy Idol

As previously discussed, the CBGB Music & Film Festival is returning to various NYC venues from October 8-12, and since we last spoke there's been some updates to the festival. We knew Billy Idol would be participating this year, and we now know that he'll be the interviewee at the keynote interview and will also perform a short acoustic set. That takes place October 9 at CBGB Fest HQ Center548 (548 W 22nd St), two days after his autobiography comes out and a couple weeks before his new album comes out. Walking Papers (featuring GNR's Duff McKagan), The Skins and Ex-Cops will also perform. Tickets for that event are on sale now.

The majority of the festival's schedule has also been posted. It includes the Muffs / Miriam / Upset show at The Bell House, Macy Gray at City Winery, and a handful of other shows. Check out the full thing here.

Daniel Lanois, who has a new album and curated the ANTI-Thesis show, is showing clips and discussing past works as part of the film portion on October 8 at Landmark Sunshine Cinema. Tickets for that are on sale now.

CBGB Fest also confirmed early on that there would be an event in Times Square again this year. Last year that was where their biggest bands played for free with the lineup and location announced really last minute due to city regulations. This year, Devo, Jane's Addiction, We Are Scientists, Robert DeLong and Surfer Blood are still without a confirmed venue with less than a month to go before the festival, so it makes sense that this year's Times Square concert will in fact be those bands. Plus Devo confirmed on Facebook that they're playing a free concert on October 12 for CBGB Fest ("exact location TBA") and MyFreeConcert is also listing those five bands as the Times Square lineup for that date.

We Are Scientists and Surfer Blood will also be touring together surrounding CBGB Fest. Those dates are all listed below...

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photos by James Richards IV, words by Zach Pollack

Jane's Addiction / GWAR fans / Title Fight
Riot Fest 2014
Riot Fest 2014
Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest Chicago is currently underway at Chicago's beautiful Humboldt Park. It kicked off on Friday (9/12) and that first day was plagued by light to heavy rains that pretty much continued from doors until the headliners. But the weather didn't seem to slow down the bands or the audience much at all, and it was an opening day with something for everyone. On the heavier end, there was American thrash kings Slayer performing Reign In Blood in its entirety, resilient interplanetary scumdogs Gwar, and Mastodon; classic punks Stiff Little Fingers and ALL; alternative rock flag bearers Jane's Addiction; anthemic and melodic punks The Offspring (performing Smash), Gogol Bordello, The Hotelier, Pity Sex, and Title Fight; the excellent Pussy Riot -- Discussion Panel; and much more packed in there.

We began day 1 of Riot Fest Chicago by catching Boston-based melodic punks Somos at the Revolt Stage -- one of the festival's two smaller setups. The four-piece drew a decent crowd with their punchy output, including the especially catchy "Dead Wrong" and "Lives of Others" from their 2014 debut Temple of Plenty. Title Fight were up next, over at the larger Roots Stage. The Pennsylvania-based road dogs impressed with tunes from their debut LP, huge-sounding 2012 album Floral Green, and their many EPs. They got the crowd moving with the Hot Water Music-like "Secret Society," and kept the momentum up throughout their set, which closed with the thrashy "27." After the combination attack opening of "Numb, But I Still Feel It," "Shed," and "Like a Ritual," the band brought things down a bit with the great Floral Green shoegaze number "Head in the Ceiling Fan."

GWAR have a hell of a lot to be proud of, and not just the troves of blood-caked fans who were easy to spot throughout the park for the remainder of the day. The Oderus-less (RIP) outfit are indeed back in fine form, with a thrilling new stage show in Dave Brockie's honor. The interplanetary warriors delivered seven-songs (or acts) throughout their set, each coming from a different album. Bloody Pit of Horror's "Hail, Genocide!" was the absolute highlight, with blood baths both by way of a rotating circular saw and vocalist Blothar (aka Michael Bishop, formerly Beefcake the Mighty)'s chest. Yummy.

Taking things down a notch from GWAR were Worcester, MA's The Hotelier, who we caught next on the Revolt Stage. Christian Holden and his band gave 110% while delivering nearly all of their anthemic second album Home, Like Noplace Is There. The packed crowd braced along with Holden and co. for the multiple cathartic full-band crashes, as well as the din of the album's more subdued and vocal-only moments. After a few tunes, Holden seemed as if he couldn't help but to share that this was the largest crowd that had ever paid attention to the band at once. He also had his bass turned waaaay up, which cranked up the intensity for punchy numbers like "The Scope of All of This Rebuilding" and "In Framing."

We then headed over to the one-day Riot Fest Speaks stage to watch a bit of the Pussy Riot Discussion Panel go down. The Henry Rollins-moderated panel consisted of Pussy Riot/Zona Prava members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, with guests Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Marcelle Karp (writer/activist), and Michael A. Petryshyn (Riot Fest Founder - aka Riot Mike). As we approached, Rollins and Karp were in the middle of a back-and-forth about feminist journalism in relation to the now six-month-old Zona Prava. Karp spoke of writing provocative messages on her and friends' bare chests, and Rollins brought up the old flyers he made while in Black Flag (ie "cop with a boner handing a child a lollipop with Black Flag scrawled across the top of the page"). It was an insightful discussion. Hopefully they bring the Riot Fest Speaks stage back in years to come.

Mastodon was the next mark we hit, over at the Rebel Stage. Touring on this year's classic rock-ish Once More 'Round the Sun, the band delivered a few tunes from that album -- including the fun single "High Road" -- some from The Hunter, as well as a bunch of their older meatier tunes. We got "Aqua Dementia" and "Hearts Alive" off Leviathan, "Bladecatcher" and "Crystal Skull" from Blood Mountain, and Crack the Skye favorites "Divinations" and "Oblivion." They were as tight as ever.

We capped off the night by catching alternative rock giants Jane's Addiction, who were performing their 1988 debut studio effort Nothing's Shocking in its entirety. Pit against American thrash gods Slayer playing Reign In Blood at the other side of the park, Perry Farrell and co. went for a much flashier approach while delivering the attitude-packed hits like "Jane Says," "Mountain Song," and "Ocean Size." It was nice to finish off the night with a feel-good set of songs.

Day 2 pics and review are HERE. Day 3 HERE. Pictures of all the day 1 bands mentioned above, plus a few others like Clutch, NOFX (they performed Punk In Drublic) and Radkey, are in this post. They continue below...

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UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

Minus the Bear at Best Buy Theater in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
MtB

Minus the Bear will release Lost Loves on October 7 via Dangerbird Records which features b-sides, rarities and unreleased material from throughout their career. Check out the artwork and tracklist, with a few streams of the previously-released b-sides, below.

The band have a few festival appearances and one-offs coming up like a Converse Rubber Tracks show in Brazil with Brand New and LA's Sunset Strip Music Festival with Janes Addiction (performing Nothing's Shocking), Failure and more. They'll go a full tour this fall though, which hits NYC on October 15 at Saint Vitus and October 17 at Gramercy Theatre. Those show, and several others, will be opened by O'Brother. Tickets for Gramercy go on sale Friday (8/1) at 10 AM, with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Tuesday (7/29) at 10 AM. Check back here Tuesday morning for the password. Vitus tix will be on sale soon. There's also an ongoing VIP presale for most dates (Vitus isn't on there at the moment either).

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

All dates are listed, with streams and the LP info, below...

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this is one of 10 albums being performed in full at Riot Fest
Weezer

The killer lineups for Chicago and Denver's Riot Fests were announced this week, and as if having tons of classic bands wasn't enough, the festival has now announced then ten of those bands will perform one of their classic albums in full. It's in celebration of the festival's 10th anniversary (they're calling it "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums.") and includes Jane's Addiction playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, The Offspring playing their 20-year old Smash (which they're also doing on tour this year), Weezer playing The Blue Album (which also turned 20 this year), NOFX is doing Punk In Drublic (turning 20 in July), Slayer will play their thrash masterpiece Reign In Blood, Danzig's post-Misfits band Samhain are playing their debut, Initium, Descendents play their highly influential debut Milo Goes to College, Naked Raygun play their debut Throb Throb, and The Get Up Kids will play emo/pop punk classic Something To Write Home About, plus one more TBA. Nicely done, Riot Fest.

All ten of the albums will be played at Chicago's Riot Fest, and Weezer, Slayer and NOFX will do it again in Denver. You can still get tickets to Chicago and Denver.

"10 Years. 10 Essential Albums." flyer below...

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Eric Avery with Garbage @ Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Eric Avery

Eric Avery posted the following message today:

its with very mixed emotions i tell you all that im pulling out of NIN. i know. its been a tough call and i don't know if its the right one. but i really want to focus on my musical life here in la, on film work in particular. as the tour dates kept growing... i just got overwhelmed. i just got home from a year of heavy travel with garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that nails demands... fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. go get em gentlemen.
NIN announced their return earlier this year and have since announced spots at Lollapalooza, Made in America, Outside Lands and new fest Mountain Oasis.

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The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour is happening this summer with Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Middle Class Rut, and others. It hits the NYC-area on August 10 at Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT, August 17 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and August 18 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Limp Wrist reunion show at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now. Still no advance tickets for their Union Pool show.

Tickets to see The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters at a Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park go on AmEx and a BRIC presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up play a Governors Ball afterparty at Irving Plaza go on LiveNation and Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM. (Music geeks password is "musicgeeks")

Rush Midnight and Rioux are playing Mercury Lounge on May 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction are set to ring in the new year at Atlantic City's House of Blues tonight, and to warm up for that they came to NYC on Saturday (12/29) for a show at Terminal 5. They played a bit off of their late-period/reunion albums, but most of the set was split pretty evenly between the classic early albums with songs like "Mountain Song, "Jane Says," "Been Caught Stealing," and many others. During the set, Perry Farrell also brought out firefighters who aided in Hurricane Sandy recovery that he knew from his high school in Queens, where he grew up, and he gave a speech about being proud of the way New Yorkers handled the hurricane.

A video of Perry giving that speech after playing "Ted, Just Admit It...," plus some other videos, the setlist, and more pictures from the show below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Janes Addiction at Williamsburg Park, 8/17/2012
Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction trotted out the classics from albums like Ritual De Lo Habitual and Nothing Shocking as part of their appearance at Williamsburg Park on August 17th. The band, supported by the uber-ridiculous Die Antwoord, headlined the space and dipped mostly into their pre-split material. Setlist is at the bottom of this post.

In related news, Perry Farrell is bringing Lollapalooza to Israel!

Just hours after Lollapalooza was forced to evacuate Grant Park from the storms that blew into the windy city, Perry Farrell, the founder of the three day music festival and the front man of Jane's Addiction announced that Lollapalooza was expanding in a very big way. Lollapalooza Israel, occurring in Tel Aviv, is set to take place next summer on August 20 through the 22nd. The announcement comes with not much surprise as Farrell has been expanding the festival over the last three years with Lollapalooza Brazil beginning two years ago and Lollapalooza Chile celebrating its first year this past spring. Lollapalooza Israel is the country's first major music festival. [XRT]
Lollapalooza Chicago took place earlier this month in Grant Park. Check out our pictures.

More pictures from the Jane's Addiction / Die Antwoord show at Williamsburg Park are below, along with Jane's setlist and a list of updated tour dates.

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Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Field Report

Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.

If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Williamsburg Park opens tonight (check out the full schedule) ++++ win tickets to see Field Report at Mercury Lounge"

We Are Augustines @ Hotel Vegan 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
We Are Augustines

A total of seven Williamsburg Park shows are on sale and that includes Jane's Addiction and Die Antwoord (which will take place on August 17).

It also includes "The Outlaw Roadshow Featuring Counting Crows with Special Guests" which takes place on July 17. Those special guests include We Are Augustines (ex-Pela) and Field Report (ex-bandmade of Justin Vernon), both of whom played Hotel Vegan at SXSW this year (Counting Crows also played SXSW this year). Kasey Anderson & the Honkies is one of the special guests too.

Now there are eight Williamsburg Park shows total announced, one of which is free, and one of which is part of the Northside Festival.

photos by Tim Griffin

Jane's Addicition @ Bass Concert Hall - 5/12/2012
Jane's Addicition @ Bass Concert Hall - 5/12/2012

Jane's Addiction just announced a third leg to their "Theatre of Escapists" tour that will bring the veteran alt-rockers to the new Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn with Die Antwoord opening. The full list of new states and cities (dates to be revealed later this week), including New Brunswick, NJ and CT, are listed, along with more pictures (and the setilst) from the band's Saturday night show at Austin's Bass Hall, below (and more pics at BV Austin)...

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Bumbershoot

The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children's programming.

Bumbershoot's Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.

Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket
The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Janes Addiction

Back before the Black Keys played MSG, before SXSW, and before They Might Be Giants hit Terminal 5, Dana caught Jane's Addiction at the Wellmont Theater in NJ (which was right after Perry Farrell and crew played a show in Long Island). Here are some pictures from the 3/6 show. More of them below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

Jane's Addiction

The music was mondo intense --- almost more intense than its performers at first --- and proved why this band is one of the major progenitors of alternative rock, and still remains on top. Material from its most recent release, "Great Escape Artist," was dished out liberally among the hits. The band opened with the new track "Underground" before diving into "Mountain Song," which sent several in the audience into a panty-wetting frenzy. The stage set was a sexed-up Warhol carnival with live girls punctuated by cinematic ones.
-[Rochester City Newspaper]
Jane's Addiction headlined Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY on March 4th with Black Box Revelation, part of their Theatre of The Escapists Tour. The above review comes from their Rochester show which was a few days before Huntington which is pictured in this post.

The tour continues tonight at a sold-out Wellmont Theater and soldiers on through late May, thanks to a new leg of dates added recently. All tour dates, pictures from Long Island and the setlist too, below...

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Jane's Addiction at Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Janes Addiction

Jane's Addiction resurfaced in 2011 with The Great Escape Artist, their first new album of original material since 2003's Strays. They followed the release of the album with a club tour that included two nights at Irving Plaza. In February and March, they'll head out on another tour, dubbed the "Theatre Of The Escapists" tour, where they plan to hit various theaters in North America with support from Black Box Revelation.

According to a statement from Perry Farrell:

We chose to play as many of the great theatres that we could find because we wanted to immerse the audience in a unique experience unlike any they have ever seen at a rock show. Expect an orgy of musical and visual delights. We like orgies, and hope you do too.
That tour hits the NYC-area twice: on March 4 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and on March 6 at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Tickets for the Long Island show go on venue presale Wednesday at 10am with general sale starting Saturday at the same time. Tickets for the NJ show go on sale Saturday at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jane's Addiction

Exactly a month ago, not long after they played Deluna Fest in Florida, Jane's Addiction came back to NYC to play two shows at Irving Plaza with Dom (yes, Dom strangely opened both shows). Here are some pictures from one of them (though none of Dom). They continue below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

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Dana has been down south enjoying the Florida sun and beach this weekend at Deluna Festival. Her full set of shots are on the way, but here are some from Saturday night headliner Jane's Addiction who are now making their way up to NYC for sold out shows at the more intimate Irving Plaza on Monday and Tuesday. We've already given away a few pairs of tickets to the Tuesday show, and we still have a pair or two left if you enter now at the BrooklynVegan Facebook page.

More pictures from Florida below...

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Jane's Addiction @ T5 in July (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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Jane's Addiction played their 2nd of two shows at Chicago's Metro last night (9/25), and we can now semi-exclusively reveal that the promised NYC club shows happening on 10/17 & 10/18 will take place at Irving Plaza. Tickets will go on presale Tuesday (9/27) at 10am EST via CitiPrivatePass.com. Tickets go on general sale Saturday (10/1) via Ticketmaster. We also have a few pairs you can win to the show on 10/18 (the same day JA's new album The Great Escape Artist is released). Contest instructions, all dates and a video from Chicago, below.

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Deluna fest

Speaking of shows the Shins are playing...

"DeLuna Fest and Five Flags Tourism Group are excited to announce the performance schedule for this year's music festival taking place on the gorgeous sugar-white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL, on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. DeLuna Fest's five stages and waterfront hotels along Pensacola Beach will play host to over 80 bands..... Go to http://lineup.delunafest.com/schedule to see the full schedule for this year's outstanding line up for DeLuna Fest 2011 which includes Linkin Park on their only US Fall date, The Shins, Weezer, Cake, Jane's Addiction, Cut Copy, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Girl Talk, Wanda Jackson, Bettye LaVette, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many, many more.

Tickets are on sale now for only $189.95 for all three days, all stages and in/out privileges."
Don't hold Linkin Park against them. We know how hard it is for Florida festivals to sell tickets! Hotel options HERE.

Jane's Addiction @ Terminal 5 in July (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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Jane's Addiction played a rare NYC show in July. It was free and sponsored by LG. Now thanks to another corporate sponsor, Citi, they're doing it again, though this time not free and more to promote their new album "The Great Escape Artist" (out 10/18 via Capitol).

Starting in Chicago, hitting LA and ending in NYC, Jane's will play "a one-of-a-kind series of two-night stands". The Chicago shows are already on presale via CitiPrivatePass.com. The Chicago shows are also the only venues announced so far. Stay tuned for more details, but all dates are listed, with the band's new video for new song "Irresistible Force", below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Janes Addiction

Jane's Addiction played their first concert in NYC in a really long time on Monday night (7/25). The reunited band did hit NJ and Long Island as part of their 2009 tour with Nine Inch Nails, but not NYC proper, not to mention not at a venue as small as Terminal 5 where this one took place.

Unlike in 2009 though, original bassist Eric Avery is not playing with them anymore. His return to form the complete original lineup was shortlived. Chris Chaney was back on bass for the show along with original members and reality TV stars Perry Farrelll & Dave Navarro and original drummer Stephen Perkins. TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek is playing bass on, and helping produce, a new album. I didn't notice him anywhere though, but maybe he was in the house.

The free show was the "world's first 3D user-generated concert event". The concert itself wasn't in 3-D, but it was being filmed (and streamed live on Youtube), and the footage is going to be turned into "one special 3D 60-minute documentary film which will be premiered on the LG Thrill 3D YouTube channel on August 4." Those in attendance at the show were able to get their free tickets from various sources including Brooklynvegan, from LG, and via an allotment the band gave out via Ticketmaster.

Jane's played a 12-song set (encore included) including classics and hits like "Ocean Size", "Three Days", "Been Caught Stealing", "Stop!", and crowd favorite "Mountain Song" which spawned the most moshing and ended with the loudest applause. They also played "Just Because," off their first reunion album, and new track "Irresistible Force," off the upcoming album The Great Escape Artist. When the band returned for an encore, they played the great "Jane Says" acoustic at the front of the stage, complete with bongos, though everyone's attention was mostly on the massive amounts of confetti, regular balloons, and balloon animals that were falling from the ceiling. Two scantily clad female dancers, on stage for parts of the show, added to the glam of it all. The show probably could have been a bit longer, but it was free (and they got their footage).

More pictures, videos, and the setlist from the show, with more dates, below...

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Janes Addiction

As previously mentioned, Jane's Addiction, the band (give or take a member) responsible for 1988's Nothing's Shocking and 1990's Ritual de lo Habitual, not to mention 1987's Jane's Addiction, are playing a free show at NYC's Terminal 5 on July 25th (7:30pm doors, 9:00pm show).

The show is free, but you need a ticket to get in. There were a bunch of Ticketmaster-based "presales" this morning, but they "sold out" quick. Around 1pm today Jane's posted this message to Facebook: "Terminal 5 tickets are officially gone! Sorry to those who couldn't get them, and to those that did, see you on the 25th."

Well, that's not completely true. We have a bunch to give away, and we're offering two ways for people to win a pair (if you are 21+, not our rules). You can email us an entry (instructions below), or enter via the BrooklynVegan Facebook (via a contest post which will be up soon - keep an eye out for it).

So why this concert? Well in the words of show sponsor LG:

The technological force of LG is uniting with YouTube, the largest video-sharing site on the web, to create a one-of-a-kind concert experience that will push senses into another dimension. On July 25, LG Mobile Phones and YouTube will give Jane's Addiction and tech fans the exclusive opportunity to watch and be a part of the World's First 3D User-Generated Concert event. Adding a whole new dimension to the concert experience, attendees will use LG Thrill 4G devices to shoot their own 3D video of what is sure to be an electrifying performance. The 3D creations will then be collected and combined by LG into one 60-minute documentary - culminating in what will soon be known as the World's First 3D User-Generated Concert. Consumers watch the concert live on YouTube (7/25) or at an AT&T store on the new LG Thrill 4G. Fans can tune back into the LG Thrill YouTube 3D channel on August 4th to view the premiere of the 3D documentary. Visit LGThrill4G.com for more information about the concert and the awe-inspiring glasses-free 3D LG Thrill 4G exclusively on AT&T.
So there you have it. Sounds pretty cool. Contest details below...

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