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Clearwater Festival

The 2013 Clearwater Festival will take place on June 15 and 16 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. This year's line-up includes Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Son Volt, Mavis Staples, Antibalas, Nicole Atkins, Patterson Hood and more. Full line-up is below. Tickets for Clearwater are on sale now.

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Grimes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Josh Moore, talent buyer at Bowery Presents, is in charge of booking shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, but you'll also find gigs he booked at places like Brooklyn Bowl, Webster Hall and Terminal 5. You can also blame him for both Jam Cruise and Holy Ship. Like his his associate Johnny Beach and ex-Bell House/Union Hall/Rock Shop booker Jack "Skippy" McFadden before him, Josh gave us a list of his favorite albums of 2012. Check it out, along with some related videos, below...

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Leonard Cohen

UK music magazine Uncut put out their list of the top 75 albums of 2012. The top ten leans pretty heavy on long-running '60s/'70s survivors who put out new albums this year, but plenty of the list-topping regulars from newer acts are on there too, along with a few interesting surprises (Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras & the Congos!). You can check out the full list below.

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Alabama Shakes at Central Park Summerstage in June (more by Chris La Putt)
Alabama Shakes

One of the biggest success stories of 2012 was blues rockers Alabama Shakes, who quickly escalated from selling out relatively small shows to much larger ones in a matter of months. They're already showing up on multiple year-end lists, and are sure to end up on more, but we reached out to them to see what their year-end list is.

Alabama Shakes' Best LPs of 2012 list includes some associates like Fly Golden Eagle, who they took on tour with them, and Jack White, who took the Shakes on tour with him. It also includes another supporter of theirs, Patterson Hood, who also took them on tour, and Deer Tick/Los Lobos side project Diamond Rugs, who they played with at Central Park.

Some other great albums are on there too. You can check out the whole list and a performance and interview video of the band filmed in Chicago. below...

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Patterson Hood at The Bell House - 7/23/12 (via Rob Haining)
Patterson Hood

As mentioned, Drive by Trucker Patterson Hood is releasing a new album, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, on September 11 via ATO and that he's got some shows scheduled this summer, including one with his band The Downtown Rumblers that just went down in NYC this past Monday (7/23) at The Bell House. At that show, he played mostly material off of the new album, but also threw in some older cuts from his solo career and some DBT material as well. You can listen to the entire show over at NYC Taper and check out some videos from it below.

When we last posted, only a few shows were scheduled, but Patterson Hood and The Downtown Rumblers have since announced a full tour in support of the album which brings Patterson and his band back to NYC for a show on September 17 at Bowery Ballroom. All dates on the tour, except ACL Festival, will be supported by Hope For Agoldensummer. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Saturday (7/28) at noon.

A list of all dates and videos are below.

Continue reading "Patterson Hood played the Bell House (videos, live recording), expands tour, playing Bowery Ballroom (dates)"

Patterson Hood

The Drive-by-Truckers' Patterson Hood will be releasing his third solo record, Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance, on September 11 via ATO Records. The album's first single, "Come Back Little Star," featuring onetime Jody Grind singer Kelly Hogan, is streaming below.

Patterson is playing a few select dates over the summer, most with his band The Downtown Rumblers, including a show in NYC at the Bell House on Monday (7/23) with an acoustic set from Atlanta, GA's Turf War. Tickets for that show are still available. All Patterson Hood tour dates are listed below.

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After teasing us with lineup addictions day by day over the past few days, the full lineup of Austin City Limits 2012 is finally here. Check it out below....

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Xponential Music Festival

"WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced the lineup for the 2012 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. Wilco, Counting Crows, Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog, The Hold Steady, Kathleen Edwards, Diego Garcia, War On Drugs, John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders and many more acts will play the weekend festival at Camden County's Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center located on the Camden waterfront from Friday, July 20th - Sunday, July 22nd.

This year, WXPN has extended the festival to include Susquehanna Bank Center performances on Saturday and Sunday nights. WILCO, THE AVETT BROTHERS and DR. DOG will perform on Saturday, July 21 and COUNTING CROWS will perform on Sunday, July 22. Lawn seat admission to both Susquehanna Bank Center shows is included with the purchase of a 3-Day Pass to the XPoNential Music Festival. "

Wilco also just announced two Brooklyn shows.

XPoNential Music Festival tickets are on sale. Full lineup below...

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photos by Tim Griffin

Drive-By Truckers @ Stubb's
Drive-By Truckers

Last Wednesday, I fell down and cut my hand.
Fifteen stitches in my left palm.
Wish I had a cool story, but I don't.
The movie version would have me getting cut by a bottle of rot-gut whiskey in a bar fight.
No doubt defending the honor of someone or another.
My heroics bookended by a scene of me carrying my hand for reattachment by a disgraced former surgeon in the back of a grimy tattoo shop because lack of insurance would preclude being seen by a real doctor.
I would be brave and not cry or complain.

Hurling would be out of the question.

Ahh, the movie version.

Unfortunately, the truth is kind of tame, lame even.
I was picking my daughter up at first grade, carrying a bottle of water.
I tripped and fell (in front of her entire class).
I fell, shattering the glass which I then duly landed upon, pushing shards up into my hand.
My fucking left hand.
Fifteen stitches in my palm.
No biggie. No cut tendons or damaged muscle. Missed that artery (bled like a stuck pig though).
Hurts like hell, but it won't long and I will be as good as new in a month or less.
Unfortunately, I can't play guitar for a few weeks and we have a tour beginning this week.

In the words of Three Dog Night, "The show must go on".
My friend Kevin told me, as I was bleeding all over the playground, awaiting my ride to the Emergency Room, "You guys have too many guitar players anyway."
Nonetheless, to insure everyone's Premium Rock and Roll Experience, we have recruited our friend Will Johnson, from Centro-matic to fill in on guitar, covering the SG through a Fender Vibro-King parts.
I will be in full front man mode, on other words, it's dancing shoes time.
I always wanted to be Phil Mogg, and for the next couple of weeks...

We only have Will Johnson through New Orleans, then we will have to improvise, but that's one of the things we do best, so STAY TUNED.

So come out to this, hopefully once in a lifetime DBT Show.
We guarantee you a great time and a Premiere Go-Go Extravaganza that you'll be telling your Grandkids about (maybe sooner than later).

Oh and Bob, the 9th is my son's birthday and it's GO TIME.

Long Live Rock and Roll and Country Soul.
Captain Hook
(Patterson Hood)
(or is it Dr. Hook?)

An injured Drive By Truckers played a headlining show at Stubb's in Austin on 9/1 with Will Johnson on guitar and with Will Johnson's band Centro-Matic opening. The New Orleans date has now also passed, but the show goes on and DBT continue their tour on 9/7 in Tuscaloosa AL (a benefit for tornado relief).

The current trek never comes east, but in October DBT play a string of shows with Those Darlins not long after Those Darlins play The Bell House in Brooklyn with The Beets and Brothers. Tickets are still on sale for that show. Centro-Matic play MusicFestNW this coming weekend in Portland.

All dates and more pictures from the Austin show, below...

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photos by Eric Townsend

Patterson Hood

The "Share the Warmth" Benefit Concert -with performances by; Amos Lee, Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers) and Erin McKeown supported the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) efforts in providing urgently needed relief aid to thousands of Afghan families facing a harsh winter. All proceeds from this event will be used to purchase life saving winter supplies for refugees and displaced people in Afghanistan.
More pictures from Wednesday's show, below...

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Wednesday December 16 at the Canal Room, 285 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 Doors @ 7 Show @ 8PM

The "Share the Warmth" Benefit Concert -with performances by; Amos Lee, Patterson Hood (of Drive-By Truckers) and Erin McKeown will support the UN Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) efforts in providing urgently needed relief aid to thousands of Afghan families facing a harsh winter. All proceeds from this event will be used to purchase life saving winter supplies for refugees and displaced people in Afghanistan.
Tickets are on sale.

Patterson Hood

Murdering Oscar (and other love songs), the second solo album by Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, is out today (June 23nd). Its release coincides with Hood's Music Hall of Williamsburg show tonight, which is part of his ongoing solo tour. Tickets are still on sale, and we have three pairs to give away. More details on that below.

Hood also plays Wednesday (June 24th) at the Bowery Ballroom (tickets are still on sale). The solo tour continues into July, with more dates below. The Screwtopians lineup includes Will Johnson and Scott Danbom (Centro-matic/South San Gabriel), David Barbe (Sugar) and John Neff and Brad Morgan (Drive-By Truckers). Will Johnson opens both shows.

DBT have their own summer tour dates scheduled, including some backing up Booker T (of the MGs). Those are below too...

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DOWNLOAD: God Help the Girl - Come Monday Night (MP3)

Regina SpektorRegina Spektor's new album Far pushes the singer-songwriter even closer to pop superstardom without sacrificing any of the melodic or lyrical wit that is so endearing.

Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood's second solo album, Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs), is in stores tomorrow. He is currently on a tour with two NYC shows this week.

God Help The Girl "is a story set to music by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian, and features the vocal talents of Catherine Ireton, Alex Klobouk and Celia Garcia." MP3 above. Video below.

Other albums I have heard and can recommend include Foreign Born's Person To Person, A Hawk and a Hacksaw's Delivrance, Tift Merritt's live album Buckingham Solo, and Sunset Rubdown's Dragonslayer.

A remastered edition of R.E.M.s Reckoning (complete with bonus disc) is the reissue highlight of the week, along with a vinyl remaster of the band's Murmur album.

The Pavement Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed. 4-LP box set is tempting (if a little pricey). The CD version was incredibly well put together, so I'm anxious to see what's in the vinyl edition.

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list?

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photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2009
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2009

"From the moment you set foot inside the main gate at the Fair Grounds Race Course, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is like a music and food lover's "Choose Your Own Adventure" novel, with nearly every option inciting pure sonic and culinary bliss. A morning beignet in the Gospel Tent with Arthur Clayton & Purposely Anointed? A lazy afternoon perked up by some Crawfish Monica and the Drive-By Truckers joined by Booker T? How about a stroll to the Gentilly Stage for the sounds of Spoon and the Dirty Dozen horns, stopping for a quick bowl of gumbo along the way? Etta James and a Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy, anyone? All signs point to yes...

...Now in its 40th year, the 2009 edition of Jazz Fest continues to ramp up post-Hurricane Katrina, expanding to its full complement of 12 stages, up from nine last year, and seven days, up from six in recent years. The event's first of two weekends boasted music from nearly 200 acts, including the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Crescent City native Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Cocker, Erykah Badu, James Taylor, Earth Wind and Fire, Pete Seeger, Hugh Masekela, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Etta James and many more." [All About Jazz]

Jazz Fest ran from April 24-26 & April 30-May 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA. More pictures from the first weekend of the festival below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Drive by Truckers @ Coachella 2009 (by vonlohmann)
Drive by Truckers

Drive-By Truckers played twice at Coachella on Saturday, April 18th. First, the band played their own afternoon set, then they sat in as the backing band for Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. and the MGs).

The Truckers are a perfect festival act, with a three-guitar posse that looks great across a field and sounds even better with a flat pint of beer and the beginnings of a sunburn (both things I have in my possession now). Now that they've had some time away from the whole Skynyrd mythologizing business, DBT is one of few bands that can rightly claim to be pushing Southern rock forward as a distinct beast from country music. [LA Times]
The Drive-By Truckers also support Jones on his new CD, Potato Hole, out April 21st on Anti.

Jones is in the midst of a TV residency. He's performing with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, from April 20th to April 22nd, before going out on his own tour (including some dates with DBT behind him). That tour stops at NYC's Joe's Pub (without Truckers) on Wednesday, June 10th. Tickets are on sale.

DBT's Patterson Hood (pictured above) also has a short tour scheduled in support of his own new album, Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs), out Tuesday, June 23rd on Ruth St. Records (details below). Will Johnson (of Centro-Matic), who contributes to Patterson's album, opens those tour dates.

The night of the album's release, June 23rd, Hood and backing band The Screwtopians will play a Brooklyn show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The next night, Wednesday, June 24th, the band plays Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for June 23rd and tickets for June 24th both go on AmEx presale Wednesday, April 22nd at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon.

Even sooner, Hood plays at the Pete Seeger 90th Birthday celebration at MSG on Sunday, May 3rd.

Info on the new Patterson Hood album, and all Hood and Jones tour dates below...

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DBT @ T5 (more by Chris La Putt)
Drive by Truckers

Jason Isbell has a show coming up in NY, but his old band Drive By Truckers are playing not that far away at Starland Ballroom in NJ even sooner - on January 22nd to be exact, and tickets are still on sale. All tour dates, and a very long "Best of 2008" by Patterson, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Drive By Truckers - Zip City (MP3)

Drive By Truckers

Not only is this our finest album, but it sounds better on vinyl by an even bigger margin than any of the others. It was written, learned, played, mixed and mastered for vinyl. It's how it was meant to be heard and it shines like Rain Dance Car Wax on a 69 Camarro. It may not be as fast around the curve as your modern hybrid but that long road trip will be as fine a ride as you ever experience. As a bonus, an included MP3 will provide the digital impetus to make you iPod quake with it's fine sounds and it is pretty fine in that format also. Best of both worlds, vinyl sound, big beautiful packaging and portable iPod sounds for a hopefully reasonable price. Gatefold sleeve to separate what needs to be separated. Big Beautiful artwork by Wes Freed seen in the size it was intended to be seen in. Technicolor horizons. Indeed. [Drive By Truckers]
Brighter Than Creation's Dark is out January 22nd on New West Records. New songs are streaming at MySpace.

DBT front-man Patterson Hood made a list of his top 10 new releases of 2007......

1. IRON AND WINE - THE SHEPHERDS DOG - An incredible album that rewards multiple listens and my pick for the best album of the year.

2. RADIOHEAD - IN RAINBOWS - My close pick for second favorite. After all the hype of how it was released (or not), the album stands on its own as their best work since Kid A, maybe better.

3. WILCO - SKY BLUE SKY - Their best studio album. Even better when played live. Possibly the best band in America.

4. VIC CHESNUTT - NORTH STAR DESERTER - I've been saying this is his finest since West of Rome (1992) but upon further listening, this is his best album ever.

5. SPOON -GA GA GA GA GA - My vote for most fun album of year. Great live act also.

6. WHITE STRIPES - ICKY THUMP - Their finest album yet. inventive and a total blast.

7. RICKIE LEE JONES - THE SERMON ON EXPOSITION AVE. - Her finest album since 1981's masterpiece Pirates. Beautiful and inspiring.

8. PORTER WAGONER - WAGONMASTER - Thank God, he got to make this album before his sad departure this year. Kudos to Anti Records and Marti Stuart for making this happen.

9. BO BEDDINGFIELD AND THE WYDELLES - CLEARGREEN - Hard to find, self released EP from Athens GA. Well worth seeking out for great writing, singing and playing.

10. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - MAGIC - Best Springsteen album since Nebraska, his best Rock album since The River. A little over-produced, but still essential.

Patterson also went on to mention "WILCO - Austin City Limits Taping , Austin TX 9/15/07". He said, "As fine as their new album is, they're even better live." I couldn't agree more. I haven't made a list of my favorite shows of 2007 yet, but if and when I do, that one will be on it (I was lucky enough to be in attendance - they taped it at the same time as this year's ACL Festival).

Drive By Truckers are touring in 2008. They'll play Terminal 5 in NYC on March 26th during the second half of their tour. Tickets go on sale Friday. The Felice Brothers will be touring with the Truckers, but only on the first-half of their tour - aka they will not be at Terminal 5, but New Yorkers wanting to catch the Brothers can do so on February 1st @ Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale now.

Jason Isbell

Former-Trucker Jason Isbell also has a bunch of shows coming up - some of them as part of a tour with Will Hoge. Together they play Bowery Ballroom in NYC on February 21st. Dawn Landes is also playing that show, and joining them on part of the tour. Tickets are on sale. Jason is also taking part in the New York Guitar Festival on January 12th.

All new interpretations of Dylan classics performed by Laura Cantrell, Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Marshall Crenshaw, Oakley Hall, Nicole Atkins & Lenny Kaye, Jason Isbell, Jim Lauderdale, Toshi Reagon, Kelly Joe Phelps, Freeman, Harry Manx & Kevin Breit, The Last Town Chorus/Megan Hickey, Jesse Harris, Richard Julian & Jim Campilongo, Chocolate Genius Inc. and others.
It's at the World Fincial Center, and FREE. All dates below.....

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