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John Prine

Folk legend John Prine is still active over four decades into his career, but unfortunately he's been facing some illness lately which has led to the cancellations of certain shows. A new note posted to his website says that he was diagnosed with lung cancer, but that it's treatable:

Earlier this month, famed singer/songwriter John Prine postponed two concerts due to illness. After further consultation with his doctors, he will have to also reschedule another two appearances.

"There's nothing I hate more than canceling shows," says John Prine, who wants his fans to know that all dates will be honored.

Mr. Prine continues, "I've been diagnosed with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. Doctors here in Nashville have caught it early, and it is operable. They see no reason why I won't fully recover."

Prine says, "This is a different form of cancer, unrelated to what I had in 1997."

Feel better John, and we wish you a speedy recovery!

More info on affected upcoming shows (none in NYC) below...

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John Prine

Folk legend John Prine scheduled some dates earlier this year, including a couple in the general NYC-area that happened this past April. Now he's announced more dates, and this time he'll actually play NYC on September 6 at Beacon Theater. The show is with Roseanne Cash, who will be performing with John Leventhal. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 AM with a presale beginning Wednesday (6/5) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, along with a recent live video, below...

Continue reading "John Prine announces more shows (one with Roseanne Cash)"

Prine Time

Folk legend John Prine always seems to be kinda on tour, averaging about 60 shows a year. He'll be swinging through our area in April and while there are no shows in NYC, he will play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on April 12 and the State Theatre in Ithica, NY on April 13. Presale tickets are available now. Regular on sale for The Cap is Friday (2/15) at noon and at 10 AM for the State Theatre.

All currently scheduled John Prine dates are listed below.

Continue reading "John Prine schedules 2013 tour dates"

Roger Waters at Yankee Stadium, July 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Roger Waters

Roger Waters has been added to the big "Love for Levon" tribute that goes down next week (10/3) at the Izod Center. The onetime Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist joins the likes of Gregg Allman, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, John Prine, Warren Hayes, Garth Hudson, Grace Potter and more in the all-star band that will celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm who lost his battle with cancer back in April. A full list of performers for "Love for Levon" is below.

Tickets are still available and please remember that the whole show is a benefit with net proceeds from the concert helping support "the lasting legacy of Levon Helm by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions." We are, however, also giving a pair away. Details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Roger Waters & others added to all-star 'Love for Levon' tribute with My Morning Jacket & more (win tix)"

John Prine
John Prine

John Prine has a number of upcoming dates in the next few months. Though he doesn't currently have any scheduled in NYC, he's got a couple in the area including April 20 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ with Kevin Gordon and April 21 at The Bushnell's Mortenson Hall in Hartford, CT with Josh Ritter. Tickets for the Wellmont show go on sale Friday (3/2) at noon and tickets for the Bushnell show go on sale on Friday (3/2) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Bon Iver's cover of Prine's "Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)" will appear as the b-side to Bon Iver's upcoming "Towers" single which is due out on March 6 via Jagjaguwar. The video for "Towers" just recently surfaced and you can watch that below. It was directed by NABIL, who also directed the "Holocene" video.

Continue reading "John Prine schedules dates; Bon Iver has a new video"

photos by Jim Brueckner

Sallie Ford @ Newport Folk Fest
Newport Folk Festival

Partisan Records was repping hard in Newport over the weekend. Between the fest itself and a bunch of afterparties, there were all kinds of Deer Tick-related collaborations going on including Partisan's Mountain Man playing the fest and later joining Middle Brother on stage, and Partisan's Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside playing the fest (pics in this post) in addition to Sallie singing John Prine's "In Spite of Ourselves" with Deer Tick's John McCauley, twice - both at the fest and at an afterparty. Video of both times can be watched below.

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside make their network television debut on Letterman tonight (8/3). They also open for Jolie Holland (like they did recently at Bowery Ballroom) in Philly tonight before continuing on tour. Deer Tick play a free show with Dom in NYC soon and other dates. All Sallie Ford dates and those videos and more pics from Newport too, below...

Continue reading "Sallie Ford covered John Prine w/ John McCauley in Newport (video, pics, Letterman tonight)"

DOWNLOAD: Scott Miller - Joyful, Joyful (MP3)

Christmas

"Joyful, Joyful" (downloadable above) is "Dueling banjos" meets "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" (Ludwig van Beethoven, from Choral " Ode To Joy " Symphony No. 9 Opus 125), and it's one of seven tracks that appear on Scott Miller's new "Christmas Gift" EP. John Prine and Neil Young covers are on there too. Full tracklist and a stream of another song, below...

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John Prine

today in NYC
* Howl Festival
* Interpol @ MHOW
* Fashion's Night Out
* Steve Swell @ Roulette
* Lewis Nash @ The Stone
* Violens, Beige @ Coco 66
* Nasheet Waits @ The Stone
* John Prine @ Governors Island
* DJ Bob Mould @ Highline Ballroom
* Sonny Rollins @ Beacon Theatre
* Hidden Fees, Mazing Vids @ Zebulon
* Darlings, Christmas, Mermaids @ Union Pool
* Josh Rouse & Sophie Madeleine @ Joe's Pub
* Colour Revolt, Turbo Fruits @ Mercury Lounge
* Toubab Krewe, Eclectic Method @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Drums of Death, JDH & Dave P @ Public Assembly
* Forgetters, Bells, Pregnant, These Days @ Cake Shop
* Turbo Meat, Ex-humans, Liquor Store @ Death By Audio
* The Soft Pack, Beach Fossils, Sundelles @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Art of Shooting, Elsinore, My Other Friend @ Union Hall
* Thomas Function, PC Worship, Knight School @ Monster Island
* Twin Sister, Holiday Shores, Distractions, Ava Luna @ Bruar Falls
* Caspian, Slow Six, American Dollar @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Dither, Kyle Bobby Dunn @ First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
* Pet Ghost Project, MiniBoone, Gunfight!, Quiet Loudly @ Cameo Gallery
* La La Brooks, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, Nouvellas @ The Bell House
* Vijay Iyer, Matana Roberts (Undead Jazz Fest) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Janka Nabay, Unicornicopia, Banana Clipz, Telethon, Machinedrum @ Silent Barn
* Neckbeard Telecaster, Brooklyn Ladies Auxiliary Choir, Austin McCutchen, Rachel Lipson & the Tip Top Band @ Glasslands

soul music at The Bell House tonight.

Governors Island is back on the map with two big shows there this weekend, both with plenty of tickets still available: the legendary John Prine (pictured above) tonight, and Panda Bear tomorrow.

Fashion's Night Out has Metric playing in a store, and many other fashion-related events happening tonight.

Speaking of big bands in small venues: Interpol @ MHOW and Twin Sister & Holiday Shores @ Bruar Falls.

What else?

one of these hands is injured...
hands

"Unfortunately Justin's shows this coming weekend will be cancelled. He injured his hand this past weekend and has 19 stitches and there's no way he can play guitar. We apologize for any inconveniences. We're working on rescheduling the Iron Horse show for late August and hope to make an announcement on that soon."
One of those cancelled shows is the Newport Folk Festival which happens this weekend. Elvis Perkins and Dearland replace Justin on the bill.

Justin's next still-scheduled show takes place on Governors Island on August 8th with Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band and Dawn Landes & the Hounds. It's free! (and definitely still happening with Justin as of now)

John Prine plays Newport Folk Saturday, and a show on Governors Island on September 10th.

Yim Yames, who has contributed to a John Prine tribute CD, plays Newport Folk Saturday and a show in NYC tonight with Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore and Preservation Jazz Band who all play Newport Folk on Sunday.

Andrew Bird plays Newport Folk Saturday, and a show in NYC on August 5th.

The Low Anthem play Newport Folk Saturday, and a show in NYC tonight with the Swell Season who play Newport Folk on Sunday.

Speaking of the Swell Season, tickets are on sale for the Frames show at Terminal 5.

A Newport Folk promo video, and some videos of John Prine performing at Bonnaroo this year, below...

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John Prine

Bill Flanagan: How about John Prine?

Bob Dylan: Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about "Sam Stone" the soldier junky daddy and "Donald and Lydia," where people make love from ten miles away. Nobody but Prine could write like that. If I had to pick one song of his, it might be "Lake Marie." I don't remember what album that's on.

Highly esteemed songwriter John Prine plays The Beach at Governors Island on Friday, September 10th with Todd Snider. Tickets are on sale now (both seated and standing tickets).

Earlier this year, some of Prine's fans (Deer Tick, Josh Ritter, Conor Oberst, Drive By Truckers, Those Darlins and My Morning Jacket included) put out a record of his songs, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows (it's still streaming here). Prine performed with MMJ's Jim James on Letterman in May; that video is posted again below.

Prine released his own album in 2010, a live collection entitled In Person & On Stage. Before his show at the Beach, Prine plays Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 31st, and has a sold-out performance at Tarrytown Music Hall on August 1st. He has tour dates throughout August and September in Canada and the US.

Those dates and videos plus an epic, nine-minute version of Bob's favorite, "Lake Marie," are below...

Continue reading "John Prine tour dates (include Governors Island) "

Land of Talk @ Masonic Temple in 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Land of Talk

tonight in NYC
* Jello Biafra on a boat
* Michale Graves @ Europa
* Grant Hart, The Octagon @ 92YTribeca
* Peter Wolf, Kenny White @ The Bell House
* Holy Fuck, Nice Nice @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Rooftop Films w/ Braids @ Open Road Rooftop
* Ken Mode, My America, Engineer, Rosetta @ Union Pool
* The Needy Visions, Mmoss, Andy & Zeus @ Party Expo
* Curren$y, Vado, Rich Hil, Sean Price @ Public Assembly
* Twin Sister, Lost Boy, Data Dog @ Glasslands
* Fitz & The Tantrums, Cheap Seats @ Mercury Lounge
* Beige, Translations, Rewards, Picture Picture @ The Cameo
* The Besnard Lakes, Land of Talk, Holopaw @ Bowery Ballroom
* Chrome Cranks, K-Holes, Electroputas, Hollerado @ Cake Shop
* Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker, Miss Derringer @ Highline Ballroom
* The So So Glos, Grooms, Yvette, Fiasco, Ava Luna @ Monster Island Basement
* Junk Science, Tone Tank & Scott Thorough, Das Racist, Cavalier @ Knitting Factory
* Ninjasonik, Liquor Store, Unstoppable Death Machines, Fuck School, Ghost Mall @ Don Pedro
* Streetlab, Will Tendy, Free Blood, Psychobuildings, Warm Ghost @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* The Tony Castles, Darlings, Boogie Boarder, Snakes Say Hiss, Tough Knuckles @ Death By Audio
* Blissed Out, Prince Rama, Quiet Hooves, Total Slacker, Bubbly Mommy Gun, Perfect Bitch @ Silent Barn

The Whitney is open till midnight.

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The Primavera Sound Festival is happening in Spain.

Maryland Death Fest kicks off in Maryland.

Party Expo got shut down by the police last night (it was the Street Boners release party). It might be minor, and won't affect future nights, but maybe.

the Bushwick Rooftop Festival kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.

Sodom isn't play tonight since they canceled their US tour.

The Gossip played "Heavy Cross" on some show at Cannes. Video below...

The Juan MacLean's video for "Feel So Good" is below.

New Vampire Weekend video for "Holiday" below...

Yim Yames perormed with John Prine on Letterman on 5/26. Video below...

What else?

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My Morning Jacket

As previously mentioned, My Morning Jacket landed some opening slots on the current Tom Petty tour including August 24th in NJ (though not MSG). Tickets for the tour are currently on sale (some with no service fee).

My Morning Jacket now has new dates that include Canandaigua, NY (outside Rochester) on August 28th (tickets on sale Friday at noon) and Philly on August 29th. On those headlining dates "the guys will be donating $1 from each ticket to a local charity." All dates and the list of charities are below.

Before those, Jim James will be a part of the Appalachain Voices tour with Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore in July. That includes a July 30th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale Friday.

You can also catch Yim Yames on May 26th performing with John Prine on Letterman. MMJ is among those who contributed to a new Prine tribute album entitled Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Gayngs, Deer Tick, Josh Ritter, Conor Oberst, Drive By Truckers, Those Darlins and others have tracks on the CD too.

The full tribute tracklist, a video of J Vernon covering Prine at the Haiti benefit @ MHOW, and all MMJ tour dates, below...

Continue reading "My Morning Jacket announce more tour dates, contribute to John Prine tribute CD"

Newport Folk Festival 2009 (more by Jim Brueckner)
Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival will be happening again at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island, on July 31st and August 1st. The fest will also host a Friday night show on July 30th at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Casino.

The lineup so far includes Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road, John Prine, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, The Swell Season, Andrew Bird, The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Doc Watson & David Holt, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Calexico, Blitzen Trapper, Richie Havens, Sam Bush, The Low Anthem, Tim O'Brien, The Felice Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Tao Seeger Band, A.A. Bondy, The Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, Dawes, Nneka, Horse Feathers, Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Sarah Jarosz, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons, O'Death and Liz Longley.

Tickets are on sale.

Here are pictures from DAY ONE and DAY TWO of last year's fest. Videos from last year and the list of the artists playing this year, by day, is below...

Continue reading "Newport Folk Fest 2010 - initial lineup, dates & tickets "

Stevie Wonder

After a hectic day of updating the constantly updating Bonnaroo lineup page, the entire thing has been announced. Gwar, Norah Jones, and the rest of the lineup below...

Continue reading "the complete 2010 Bonnaroo lineup (Stevie Wonder, The Melvins, Kings of Leon, Isis, Local Natives & many more) "

Elvis Costello @ Bonnaroo 2009 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
Elvis Costello

SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH... fuses the best elements of talk and music television and invites viewers to enjoy an intimate conversation between host Costello and his guests, punctuated by rare musical performances by Costello, his guests and a wide variety of musicians.

Sundance Channel in the US, along with CTV in Canada have picked up the show for a second season, with taping scheduled at New York City's famed Apollo Theatre at the end of September.

Dates, lineups, and ticket info below....

Continue reading "Elvis Costello taping 2nd season Spectacle shows @ the Apollo - get tix (Neko Case, Levon Helm, Ray Lamontagne...)"

JTE

Justin Townes Earle went into the same business as his father. Steve Earle, the acclaimed singer and songwriter, passed on a lifetime's worth of advice about music and rebellion.

Justin says his father wasn't easy to rebel against.

"I could have become a Republican," he says. "That would've really pissed him off."

Instead, says his dad, Justin took up golf. Steve says Justin would hit golf balls in the front yard, just to irritate him.

But Justin says that no one in his family -- on either his mother's or his father's side -- discouraged him from playing music. He was in trouble a lot when he was young, but Steve Earle says he recognized his son's behavior.

"I knew what this looked like," he says. "I couldn't do anything else." [NPR]

Check out sessions with Justin on Laundromatinee and Daytrotter.

Justin Townes Earle's next NYC gig is at Beacon Theatre on May 15th. He's opening for John Prine. But you can also catch him tonight (5/1) at Maxwell's in Hoboken. All dates below...

Continue reading "Justin Townes Earle - 2009 Tour Dates (Maxwell's tonight)"