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We recently mentioned that Megafaun were on a short tour which wraps up in NYC TONIGHT (5/2) at Baby's All Right (tickets) and that SPECIAL GUESTS are promised. We still don't know for sure who the guests at tonight's show will be, but we do know that Bon Iver's Justin Vernon joined them at both of their Durham, NC shows this week, and at the second one The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and Hiss Golden Messenger's Mike Taylor joined them as well.

On night 2, Justin sang on a cover of Johnny Cash's "Unchained," and then he played guitar as John Darnielle sang on a cover of The Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil." (As you may remember, Megafaun and Justin Vernon are both contributing to The National's Grateful Dead tribute album.) Hiss Golden Messenger did a HGM song, "Mahagony Dread," which will appear on his new album for Merge.

Watch videos of those 3 songs via Indy Week (via Pitchfork), below...

Continue reading "Megafaun covered Grateful Dead w/ John Darnielle, Johnny Cash w/ Justin Vernon in NC; NYC show w/ guests is tonight"

by Bill Pearis


I've been reading a lot of music books of late, spurred on by travel, TV shows being on hiatus and my realization that there were some cool new books out. It kicked off with Morrissey's Autobiography and has kept going (with much better books, to be honest). So it seemed like a good opportunity to round up some of the year's more notable releases, including books about Everything But the Girl, Johnny Cash, 4AD Records, The KLF, and one that attempts to take in the entirety of the modern pop era. Check out the list below...

Continue reading "Tracey Thorn, The KLF, Johnny Cash, Mudhoney, Donald Fagen, 'Yeah Yeah Yeah,' & more in 2013 music book roundup"

by Fred Pessaro


No, you are not looking at a Parliament-Funkadelic or Kool Keith promo. In fact, "the Stoned Ranger" you see above is none other than Johnny Cash's right-hand man Chance Martin. Martin is readying the reissue of his originally private-press, limited-to-200-vinyl-copies solo debut, In Search for larger reissue on July 16 via Paradise of Bachelors:

Under the direction of Chance as a guru, his band spent five years in secrecy in the late 1970's recording this fierce, inimitable collection of mythmaking countrydelic tunes in a "bonus room" above his parents' garage in South Nashville... Chance turned off all outside influences, hunkered down and began writing songs on Johnny Cash's D35 Martin, gifted by the Man in Black himself.
Look for the release on gatefold vinyl with a photo booklet, as well as CD/digital. Order yours via the label, but make sure and stream the first track to emerge from the release, "Mr. Freedom Man," below. Don't expect a straight ahead country track, a wealth of influences creep into this eccentric 1981 release.

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Welcome to the first in a series of holiday gift guides here on BrooklynVegan. For this one we've partnered with American Express as part of their Points For Presents program. That means I'll run through a whole bunch of my own gift ideas, like I would normally, but then I'll show how you can pay with Membership Rewards points which you might be earning if you happen to have an eligible American Express card. Let's get right into it...


Hurricane Sandy

1) Hurricane Sandy Relief

Don't forget about those affected by Hurricane Sandy this holiday season. There are lots of avenues to help. I told my parents not to buy me any clothes this year, but that if they insist on shopping, to buy stuff for hurricane victims instead.

Another way to donate is with Membership Rewards points.

Gift Guide continued below....

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Sharon Van Etten @ Lincoln Hall earlier on tour (more by Grant MacAllister)
Sharon Van Etten

today in NYC
* Wyclef Jean @ City Winery
* Jesse Boykins III @ 92YTribeca
* Damned Dogs, Soft Circle @ New Museum
* Big Sam's Funky Nation @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sinead O'Connor @ Highline Ballroom
* Jack Dishel: Party of One @ The Pit
* DJ O.J. & Xray Eyeballs @ Manhattan Inn
* Javelin, Pat Jordache, DUSK @ Glasslands
* Josh Ritter @ Housing Works Cafe & Bookstore
* Mattison, Mansions and Junipers @ Littlefield
* Philip Glass, Patti Smith @ Park Avenue Armory
* Elysian Fields, Hannah Cohen @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Heartless Bastards, Hacienda Devin @ Webster Hall
* Amen Dunes, Quilt, Friend Roulette @ Dominion NY
* Monica Naranjo @ Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
* The Adventures of Pete and Pete @ Bowery Ballroom
* Gowanus, Bonfires, Captain Driggs @ The Rock Shop
* Zeus, Eight and a Half, Gold & Youth @ Glasslands
* Parts & Labor, Oneida, Neptune, Noveller @ 285 Kent Ave
* Savoir Adore, Via Audio, Lightyear @ Cameo Gallery
* Dead Fingers, Leland Sundries, Lou-is @ Union Hall
* Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion @ The Bell House
* EULA, Shark?, Indian Rebound, Lost Boy? @ Shea Stadium
* Sharon Van Etten, Shearwater @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Clouder, Spanish Prisoners, Il Abanico, Y/Y @ Knitting Factory
* Behold... The Arctopus, Mindless Blasting, Geryon @ Saint Vitus
* Teenage Cool Kids, Mannequin Pussy, NT, Priests @ Death By Audio
* Richard Davies, What Next?, The Pharmacy, Intuitions @ Cake Shop
* Hit Squad w/ Redman, Epmd, Das Efx, Keith Murray @ Best Buy Theater
* Guardian Alien, Horse Lords, All Dead Band @ Secret Project Robot
* Dead Jetsetter, Of Jupiter, Sister Anne, Feather Hell @ The Gutter
* Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3, Kraig Jarret Johnson @ Bowery Electric
* Sediment Club, Niao, Aquadora, Roberto Meza, Zombi Jazz @ Party Xpo
* Ava Luna, Celestial Shore, Darlings, Cindy Lou Gooden @ Mercury Lounge
* Michale Graves, Militia, The Perverted Hymns, Left in the Attic @ Europa
* Dive, Total Slacker, Night Manager, Woodsman, Fabric @ 49 Wyckoff Avenue
* Shapes, Ken South Rock, Large Lady, Speedy Ortiz @ Big Snow
* Caspian, Pianos Become The Teeth, Tidal Arms @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Cut Hands, Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, Veiled, David E. Williams @ Public Assembly
* Theo Katzman & Joey Dosik,Seth Glier, Hannah Winkler, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Waking Lights @ Rockwood Music Hall

Alex Battles and The Whisky Rebellion are kicking off their first of two odes to the legendary Johnny Cash,, celebrating what would be his 80th birthday. Details on the shows, hitting The Bell House and Littlefield respectively (instead of Southpaw where it was originally scheduled), can be found here.

Parts and Labor are playing their final show at 285 Kent tonight, celebrating ten years as a band before an extended hiatus.

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Sharon Van Etten begins her multi-night NYC run of shows tonight (at Music Hall of Williamsburg).

Saturday is our Delta Spirit pub crawl in Brooklyn.

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Danzig @ Sweden Rock Festival, June 10, 2010 (mor10am)

Glenn Danzig... recently announced a special nine-city concert trek that kicked off yesterday in Norfolk, VA.

Fans can also meet Glenn Danzig at three in-store autograph signings to be held around the tour, included Saturday June 19 at Vintage Vinyl in NJ, Monday, June 21 at Newbury Comics in Boston, MA, and Thursday, June 24 at Record Exchange in Boise, Idaho. See the tour itinerary below for more information.

Danzig plans to dig deep into his career-defining catalogue and perform tracks from Danzig, Lucifuge, How the Gods Kill, and on up to the present, including several new songs from Deth Red Sabaoth. "Danzig fans have their own favorites from throughout the years," said Glenn, "and I hope the set list we put together will satisfy everyone."

Grab a new song from Deth Red Sabaoth, where Danzig returns to his roots, for free from Amazon.

Danzig's tour continues tonight (6/16) at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC. He hits the Nokia Theatre in NYC on Friday, signs at Vintage Vinyl Saturday afternoon and then plays the Troc in Philly Saturday night. Nokia Theatre tickets are still on sale.

Danzig recently got back from Europe where his setlists included "Thirteen". He performed the song, that he wrote for Johnny Cash and which randomly appears on The Hangover soundtrack, for the first time on June 10th in Sweden. Video of that performance and all dates (including the signings), below...

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Jim Marshall

Legendary rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall died in his sleep last night. He was 74. Marshall is best known for his iconic shots of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at Monterey Pop, The Who greeting the sunrise at Woodstock and Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin. He was chief photographer at Woodstock and was the only photographer allowed backstage at The Beatles' final concert. Marshall had a special affinity with rock and roll artists, as he said himself, "I see the music."

Jim Marshall had just published "Match Prints" (a new book by Jim Marshall and fellow photographer Timothy White) and was due to appear at a media event for the book tonight in New York City. [Gibson]

The Varvatos store says, "For our friends who loved Jim, you are still welcome to join us this evening to celebrate his life." Wednesday, March 24 - 7 pm (John Varvatos, 122 Spring Street, New York NY 10012) (aka NOT the one in CBGB). The event was going to feature Jim in conversation with writer Anthony DeCurtis. A video about Jim below...

Continue reading "rock photographer Jim Marshall, RIP (new book out, was scheduled to appear at the John Varvatos store TONIGHT) "

photos by Chris La Putt

Roseanne Cash

"During the final moments of her sold-out concert at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on Friday night, Rosanne Cash stood beneath an image of her with her father, Johnny Cash. It was a photograph projected on a backdrop, and it faded soon enough to feel like a mirage. Given that Ms. Cash had just sung "Sweet Memories," a country ballad of haunted remembrance, that apparitional suggestion was on the mark...

...On Friday she worked without any outside help. ("Is Bruce here?" she quipped, looking around. "I think Bruce is playing a larger venue tonight," she added, alluding to Giants Stadium.) She was more than capable of carrying the material herself, backed by a precise and flexible band. Her husband, John Leventhal, who produced the album, doubled as lead guitarist and musical director... [NY Times]

Rosanne Cash premiered "The List" at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn on Friday and Saturday night. And though the setlist was heavy on the country covers that her father Johnny told her to learn, she performed her own music as well. The full setlist, and more pictures from Friday night (10/9), below...

Continue reading "Rosanne Cash @ St Ann's Warehouse, DUMBO - pics & setlist"

Rosanne & Johnny...
Rosanne Cash

NY Times: On Tuesday [Oct 6], you're releasing your 14th album, "The List," a stirring leap into the past whose title refers to an actual list of 100 mostly country songs compiled by your father, Johnny Cash, in 1973 in an effort to expand your teenage taste in music beyond the Beatles.

Rosanne Cash: He realized that I lacked something essential about my own musical genealogy, and he made this list for me. He said, "This is a template for excellence." He would play the songs for me on his guitar, and I sought out the records in the years afterward.

Did you have a good relationship with him?

It's hard to be close to a drug addict when they're active. He was erratic and withdrawn. But when I was 17, he said, Come with me, and I left the day after I graduated high school, went on the road with him. It was wonderful. He was clean and sober by that time. That's when he wrote the list for me, on the bus.

As an acclaimed songwriter who is just releasing your first album composed entirely of other peoples' songs, do you think "The List" will bring new life to old classics and raise the country-music consciousness of a generation of kids?

Not just young people. I have a 50-year-old, culturally astute girlfriend who heard a recording of "Sea of Heartbreak" and said, Did you write that? I said, Hardly. Not even close. The definitive version was recorded by Don Gibson in 1961.

Rosanne Cash will debut of her The List material live at St. Ann's Warehouse in NYC on October 9th and 10th. Her album cuts the 100-song list down to 12 tracks. Some tickets to the Brooklyn shows are still on sale. Special guests aren't listed on the bill, but Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Tweedy, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello all appear on the album.

She discussed the album and played material from it on September 23rd at WNYC's Souncheck - that show is streaming online.

More info on the album (art, tracklist) and a schedule of Rosenne's live and TV performances (including Letterman & Today show) are below...

Continue reading "Rosanne Cash's new album & live show comes from 'The List' of country songs Johnny made (2 St Ann's Warehouse shows)"

Robyn HitchcockThe five-disc Robyn Hitchcock box set I Wanna Go Backwards is tops on my shopping list for tomorrow. The 5-disc set includes the 80's albums Black Snake Diamond Role, I Often Dream Of Trains, and Eye, as well as two discs of unreleased material, titled While Thatcher Mauled Britain Part 1 & 2. Stereogum features an mp3 of the title track, and Yep Roc is streaming the entire thing.

This week's other reissues include six Black Crowes discs, as well as Johnny Cash's American Recordings and American III. A Led Zeppelin greatest hits album, Mothership is available in a limited edition that includes two CDs and a bonus DVD. It is also streaming this week at AOL (along with the new live Os Mutantes).

Folk singer Vashti Bunyan's Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind: Singles and Demos 1964-1967 is a must-purchase for me along with the new Christine Fellows album, Nevertheless. What are you picking up this week?

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


Happy veterans day. The key to who is in the pictures above, and a list of other musicians that served in the military (in some capacity at least), below....

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