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All the Rowboats

As mentioned, Regina Spektor is releasing a new album titled What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, which is due out this May. The album's lead single, "All the Rowboats," which has some pretty huge drums, can be streamed below or downloaded from iTunes. That's the single's artwork above.

She's got some upcoming dates this spring with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. None of those are in NYC but she'll play her own show in the NYC area before the tour at Wellmont Theatre on April 10. Tickets for the Montclair, NJ show go on sale Friday (3/9) at noon.

Regina is also prepping a 7" for Record Store day where she'll be covering two Russian songs, "The Prayer of Francois VIllon" and "Old Jacket."

All dates and stream below...

Continue reading "Regina Spektor announces new LP & song, playing NJ before Tom Petty tour (dates)"

by BBG

Aziz Ansari at Bell House (more by David Andrako)
Aziz Ansari

I could endlessly hit reload on Tom Haverfoods, but it would probably be much more rewarding to catch Tom Haverford live and in person. Thankfully Aziz Ansari will hit the road for the Buried Alive tour which kicks off on April 14th at Wellmont Theater in NJ and includes a NYC date at Beacon Theater on June 16th. Presale tickets for both shows go up today (2/29) at 10AM. Ticketmaster presale for Beacon kicks off at 10AM on 3/1 and go on regular sale the next day, while Wellmont tickets go on sale at noon on 3/2.

Do you want to go to Beacon Theater? We also have a pair of tickets to give away... details are at the bottom of this post.

Aziz recently did two last minute nights at The Bell House and is confirmed for Bonnaroo 2012, and the new Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin (but not SXSW Comedy).

All "Buried Alive" dates and the tour poster below.

Continue reading "Aziz Ansari announces tour dates & presale, playing Wellmont Theater & Beacon Theater (WIN TIX!)"

Levon Helm

Now a three-time Grammy winner, Levon Helm, former drummer of the Band, took the award for best Americana album last night, with his record Ramble at the Ryman.

Unfortunately, Helm was unable to attend the awards show due to an undisclosed "medical procedure" which also forced the postponement of his February 10th show at the Wellmont Theater in NJ. He's also sitting out of the next Midnight Ramble. His site reads: "Levon will be undergoing a medical procedure that will necessitate his absence from the February 25th Ramble. We wish him the best and we know he will have a speedy recovery. We'll continue with the normal Ramble schedule with special guests joining the band." We also wish him the best and a speedy recovery!" The last Ramble happened on 2/4 (they've been on a break since).

Things are looking good though because tickets are already on sale for a makeup NJ show taking place April 6 at The Wellmont Theatre. All tickets purchased for the canceled performance will also be honored at the show in April. Levon's next scheduled show is March 2nd in MA. All dates are listed below.

Opening for Helm at Wellmont, is Deer Tick, who will also be headlining their own NJ show at The Stone Pony on April 20 (tickets).

All Levon Helm, and all Deer Tick tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Grammy-winning Levon Helm recovering from a procedure, schedules new NJ show; Deer Tick too (dates)"

Willie Nelson @ ACL Live in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson has a number of dates scheduled for the next few months including two in the NYC area happening on May 16 and 17 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Both shows are billed as "Willie Nelson & Family", and as you can see from one of his recent Austin shows, they truly will be family affairs. Tickets ($95.00, $75.00 & $45.00) go on sale Friday (2/17) at noon with a presale starting Wednesday (2/14) at noon. All dates are listed below.

In related news, if you were watching the Grammys last night, you probably know that a Chipotle commercial aired with Willie Nelson covering Coldplay's "The Scientis.t" You can purchase his cover of the track on iTunes and watch the video for the commercial (which has actually been out since August) below.

All dates and video below...

Continue reading "Willie Nelson covered Coldplay for Chipotle, announces more dates, 2 NJ shows"

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...

Continue reading "Jane's Addiction going on theater tour, NJ & Long Island included (2012 dates)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Ray Davies & choir @ The Wellmont Theater
Ray Davies

67-year-old Davies brought out 46 members of the Dessoff Choir in the second half of his concert at the Wellmont.

Davies started the evening with an acoustic guitar before adding a rock band and then the choir, in a two-and-a-half-hour performance that covered most of his musical career (although with only a five-second snippet of The Kinks hit, "Lola").

And yes, the choir joined in for the encore, The Kinks' first big hit, "You Really Got Me." -[MontclairPatch]

The Kinks legend Ray Davies is currently on a tour with the Dessoff Chamber Choir. Some of the dates on the tour are to make up for the shows he had to cancel in 2010. Two of those makeup dates took place in the NYC-area over the weekend - Wellmont Theater on Friday (11/18), and the Beacon Theater last night (11/20). We have some pictures from the NJ show. More of them, with the setlists from both shows and more dates, below...

Continue reading "Ray Davies played Beacon & Wellmont w/ the Dessoff Choir (pics & setlists)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Lykke Li backed by First Aid Kit @ Wellmont
Lykke Li

Though she didn't stop in NYC this time around, Lykke Li headlined NJ's Wellmont Theater on Thursday night (11/17). First Aid Kit, who blessed NYC the night prior and who play Webster Hall soon, opened the show and joined Lykke Li on stage for a performance of "Silent My Song" before Lykke launched into a cover of "Unchained Melody" ("eeeeeee so good!" said one attendee). Listen to a studio version of the cover, watch a video of the three Swedish women singing together at a California show, and check out more pictures of the NJ show, below...

Continue reading "Lykke Li & First Aid Kit played Wellmont Theater, performed together on stage (pics & video)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin


There's a lot young people (at shows) just like the old days," Santiago says. "Sometimes you see a parent with, I don't know, a tween kid. You could just see that, you know, it wasn't lack of babysitter. The kid really wanted to be there. It was probably his idea."
The Pixies kicked off another round of "Doolittle" tour dates at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ last night (10/27). Here are some pictures, including one of the setlist. They continue below...

Continue reading "Pixies & Surfer Blood began a tour @ Wellmont Theater (pics & the Doolittle setlist)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Elvis Costello

[Elvis Costello & The Imposters] were barely a third of the way through [their set] and had already played "Radio Radio," "No Action," "Miracle Man" and "(What's So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding," as well as a cover of Nick Lowe's "Heart of the City," before kicking into an amped-up version of the Larry Williams song cut by the Beatles, "Slow Down."

Which they didn't.

Following close behind was "I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea," "Shabby Doll," "Town Cryer" and "Little Fool."

So much for anyone trying to handicap a set list - for some of us a welcome change in the Internet age. Allow yourself the opportunity to be surprised, the message goes, and you will be.

Costello and the band sprinted from one marquee tune to the next, barely stopping to catch a breath in the 32-song marathon. Many of the set-ups came courtesy of "The Spectacular Spinning Songbook," a 12-foot-tall wheel that Elvis debuted a quarter-century ago. [Cliffview Pilot]

The above review comes from the first night of Elvis Costello's pair of dates at Wellmont Theatre. The second was last night (10/6) and pictures are in this post. Pictures from night one HERE.

Much like Wednesday and the United Palace show before it, the Spectacular Spinning Songbook was in full effect and controlled the evening's setlist.

More pictures from last night below...

Continue reading "Elvis Costello played Wellmont Theater again (pics)"

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

Explosions in the Sky @ Wellmont
Explosions in the Sky

Explosions In The Sky took the stage and ploughed through one and half hours of hugely dynamic, instrumental music. The band's signature "soft/loud/soft" style was truly effective--arguably more so than on record. Some drum sections from the band's new album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care were surprisingly brutal and heavier live, proving the band's mastery of dynamic range.

It was definitely the tracks from EITS' 2009 album All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone that got the most attention from the crowd. The band ended with "Your Hand In Mine" to a sea of hands in the air, and left the stage with squealing guitar feedback. -[CMJ]
The Antlers supported instrumental juggernaut Explosions In The Sky on 10/3 at Wellmont Theatre. Pictures are in this post, as is the headliner's setlist.

If you missed the openers, then make sure and swing on over to Webster Hall on December 10th. Tickets are currently on AMEX presale, but hit regular sale at noon Friday (10/7). The show is one of a select few US appearances currently scheduled outside of their inclusion on the Weezer Cruise. Tour dates are below.

Explosions in The Sky will hit Europe with The Drift later this fall, but are now on the road with Baltimoreans Wye Oak. The Baltimore pair also has an NYC show in their near future, on 12/14 at Rock Shop with Pattern Is Movement. Tickets are on sale for the show that happens one day before they open for the National at Beacon Theater. Mostly EU, but also US tour dates for Wye Oak are below.

EITS's setlist, more pictures from Wellmont and all tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Explosions in the Sky & the Antlers played Wellmont (pics), Wye Oak playing Rock Shop b4 National show (tix)"

photos by Greg Cristman

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello's cancelled and then doubly rescheduled date happened last night (10/6) at Wellmont Theatre in NJ. The show featured the great songwriter's now infamous Spectacular Spinning Songbook. Pictures from the wheel-generated 2 hour and 15 minute show are in this post.

Last week Elvis hit United Palace in NYC where some special guests got to take a spin: a little boy and Mary Louise Parker.

Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows... though sometimes Costello may have influence. After one spin at Wellmont last night, the wheel didn't end on "Time" like the spinner had hoped, so Elvis bumped the wheel back one notch and said, "If I can't cheat in New Jersey where can I cheat?"

Costello does it again at Wellmont Theater TONIGHT (10/6) and tickets are still available. More pictures from last night are below...

Continue reading "Elvis Costello played Wellmont (and a NYC show where Mary Louise Parker spun the wheel) - pics (& another show tonight)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry is in the midst of a rare US tour that hits NYC on Thursday, but first brought him to Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theater last night (10/4). Before Jersey was DC:

"This was Ferry's first D.C. area visit since his latest release, 2010's "Olympia," but he barely acknowledged that album. Instead, the singer presented two sets of greatest cult hits, featuring such Roxy Music standards as "Avalon" but heavy on other people's tunes he's claimed as his own. Ferry wore a black suit and tie -- white shirt for the first hour, black for the second -- and performed R & B stompers (Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Stick Together") and craggy rockers (Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane") as if they were cut from the same Savile Row cloth as his urbane originals." [Washington Post]
You can see Ferry's 2-set NJ setlist with more pictures from the show, which included an opening set by The Phenomenal Handclap Band, below...

Continue reading "Bryan Ferry played NJ's Wellmont Theater (pics & setlist), hits Beacon Theatre Thursday"

by BBG

Kyuss Lives! at Terminal 5 (more by Greg Cristman)
Kyuss Lives!

After playing a string of dates through 11/8 with MonstrO including Terminal 5 last weekend, Kyuss Lives! and The Sword will loop back to the NYC area as part of a new string of dates with Black Cobra that will include Long Island at the Paramount Theater on December 9th and Monclair, NJ at Wellmont Theatre on December 10th. All dates are listed below. Presale tickets for all new dates are on sale HERE. Tickets for the Wellmont show go on sale at noon on Friday (9/30). And yes, Nick Oliveri is on board for all dates except when the band hits Canada (and possibly Mexico too?) according to their publicist.

In the meantime, gear up for the Black Cobra show with Invernal, the band's new album due on Southern Lord on 10/11. Check out the new track "Avalanche" at Metalsucks, and preorder it now.

All tour dates and some video from Terminal 5 is below.

Continue reading "Kyuss Lives! & The Sword announce more dates, Wellmont & Paramount w/ Black Cobra included"

Odd Future at Pitchfork Fest (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Odd Future

As mentioned, Odd Future will tour the US and Canada this fall. That tour includes the 10/19 Terminal 5 show which quickly sold out. If you weren't able to get tickets, they've added another NYC area show the next night, October 20 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Tickets for the NJ show go on sale Friday (8/26) at noon.

Look for Odd Future to get even more famous when they join Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Rick Ross and others as presenters (and possibly winners) at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (8/28). Tyler's video for "Yonkers" is nominated in multiple categories including video of the year.

Updated dates below...

Continue reading "Odd Future add NJ show, will be on the VMAs Sunday ------ updated 2011 Tour Dates"

by Keith Marlowe

The Turbo A.C.'s

Late on a dark night you're alone on a surf board. The full moon glistens on the breaking waves as you dodge bodies that were devoured by hungry sharks. Their teeth gnash and blood splatters as the tide crashes on a beach of used syringes and broken glass where treacherous girls with sharp knives beckon and hired killers lurk in the shadows. You gotta find your way through dark alleys lit by barrel fires without getting jumped by marauding gangs to catch a train back to the city... That's the Turbo A.C.'s' take on rock'n'roll, and how they've been doing it since 1994. Subway trains, the mafia, mean streets, wanton murder, pin-up girls, liquor, cheap thrills, hot rods and flash tattoos are filtered through the grime and punk of the Lower East Side to create a unique, original sound, steeped in decades of New York City history and film noir. Probably the best take on surf, punk and rock'n'roll since Agent Orange first did it a while ago......

I got to Kevin Cole's apartment in the LES on a July Wednesday at noon to leave for Sayresville, NJ for their first night on tour with the Dropkick Murphys. I get upstairs and he tells me there has been a slight change of plans; rhythm guitarist Jer, who was in Montreal, was stopped at the border and not allowed into the U.S. So Mike O'Donnell, who was coming along to do merch, is now gonna play guitar. Departure gets pushed back an hour so they can run through the set.

We get on the road with Tim, the bass player, driving while the other three run through the set. Kevin is a guy who just never gives up, approaching every obstacle with the calm assurance of someone who has been in that situation before, and knows, somehow, someway, the gig's gonna happen, no sweat. He, and the band, seem to thrive on adversity. Their logo, a skull over crossed monkey wrenches, was born on a bar napkin in 1996, on the eve of their first full U.S. tour. The night before they were supposed to leave, Blackout Records called to inform them that their entire shipment of albums had been "melted in a chemical spill at the airport." "I was sitting there drinking my beer, thinking that we had no albums to sell, and drew the skull and monkeywrenches, knowing fuck it, the tour is booked. We're gonna go," Kevin told me. "There's no looking back. Not then, not now"

The Turbo AC's first began playing together in 1994, and by 1996 the line-up of Kevin Cole; guitar, vocals, Mike Dolan: bass, vocals, and Kevin Prunty: drums, vocals, came together. They put out five full length albums, produced by rock luminaries like Blag Dhalia, Roger Miret and Billy Milano, and lasted until 2006, when Dolan left and Tim Lozada and Jer Von Duck joined. "I figured if Mike was gonna leave, we should really shake things up, and kinda change what the band was capable of doing," Kevin said.

In true Turbo A.C.'s fashion, the new line-ups first release, Live To Win, was crippled by their label Bitzcore going out of business. They soldiered on, touring the US and Europe with no label support. After a couple years doing everything on their own, it seems like things are really falling into place for the the Turbo A.C.'s again. They have a new drummer, also named Mike, and a new album, 'Kill Everyone,' out now on Stomp Records, are on tour in the U.S. and Canada, and have a European tour booked this fall.

Talking with the band backstage at the Wellmont theatre in New Jersey, I found out that Mike O'Donnell had been filling in with the band sporadically since 1999. At the time, bass player Mike Dolan had to leave the tour, and O'Donnell had been talking to Kevin online....

"He had been writing me, telling me how much he liked the band, and that if we ever wanted a second guitar player he was totally ready, he knew all the songs...." Kevin says.

Mike continues, "I remember typing all this crap, I'm the best, I'll destroy your face, nobody can touch me on guitar, just going off...and then I get this message from Kevin, 'that sounds great, our bass player left the tour, can you fly to Iowa tomorrow to get ready for a show in Chicago?'...and I didn't really know the songs that well at all. They totally called my bluff, but I went."

"We played a Halloween show at a VFW hall, and everybody went nuts. We totally pulled it off," Kevin says. "But that's not even the end of the line of shit he talked us, boy....After that, he lets us know that he has this great van, and if we ever need to use it we can. Sure enough, before a tour, our van breaks down. We borrow his van and it almost explodes on us. It overheats to the point that flames are coming out of the console in the front. Our drummer had to wrap shirts and duct tape around his leg so he could push the gas pedal without burning his leg while we drove to get it fixed. It melted the whole dashboard."

"Oh yeah, that van was a total deathtrap," Mike laughs.

"You sold it to a guy right?" Kevin asks.

"Yeah, it broke down and he lives in it in front of my house now. Seriously." Mike tells us and the room erupts in laughter.

Over the last seventeen years, the Turbo A.C.'s have carved out their slice of rock history, sharing the stage with bands like Turbonegro, the Hellacopters, the Dwarves, Flogging Molly, the Slackers, H20, the Buzzcocks, the Hives, the Riverboat Gamblers, Deadbolt, US Bombs, At the Drive-In and Unsane, just to name a few.

The photos in this post are from both New Jersey shows where they shared a will with Chicago's Tossers and Boston's Dropkick Murphys.

The Turbo A.C.'s are next headlining the 11th annual Rumblers Car Club show this Saturday (8/20) at 484 Union Ave under the BQE. The club was founded in 1996, they have seven chapters across the U.S.A. and a new one in Hamburg, Germany. The car show starts at 10, the bands start at 3 at Union Pool with Those Hated Hearts, Three Blue Teardrops and The Memphis Murder Men. The Turbo A.C.'s go on at 7:30.

Pictures from NJ shows and the "Rumblers" flyer, below.

Continue reading "on the road w/ the Turbo AC's (who play Rumblers Car Club show Saturday) --- pics from Starland & Wellmont"

M Ward @ SXSW 2010 (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
M Ward

Due to the promoter's cancelation of the planned Music To Know Festival in East Hampton this weekend, M Ward has been forced to bow out of the East Coast leg of his current tour.

The dates affected are:

Thursday 11th August - the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey (w/ Kurt Vile And The Violators) - CANCELED
Friday 12th August - MASS MoCa in North Adams, Massachusetts - CANCELED

Matt Ward expressed his regret at the cancelations: "I'm extremely disappointed that Music To Know has been canceled. Without the funding we can't make the trip out there. We sincerely apologize to everyone who had already bought tickets. We'll be back as soon as we can."

Please contact point of purchase for refund details.


Lykke Li at Webster Hall in May (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Lykke Li

Lykke Li will head out on a short tour in November with First Aid Kit. That tour includes a stop at NJ's Wellmont Theatre on November 17. Tickets will go on sale shortly. No NYC date has been announced for this tour at the moment, but maybe one will be after Lykke Li plays her August 1 show at Summerstage with Timber Timbre, though that show is sold out.

Lykke Li will also perform "Youth Knows No Pain," off her recently released Wounded Rhymes on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 4.

First Aid Kit are currently recording an album with Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, who they tour with in September. That tour doesn't come through NYC but Bright Eyes play Williamsburg Waterfront with Dr. Dog on August 31. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Lykke Li announces tour w/ First Aid Kit who are first touring w/ Bright Eyes (dates)"

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello's postponed Wellmont Theatre show originally scheduled for May 18 has been rescheduled for October 5 at the same venue. He also added a second date at the NJ venue which will happen on October 6. The 10/5 show honors all tickets from the original 5/18 date and is sold out. Tickets for the 10/6 show go on sale Friday (6/24) at noon.

The tour also hits NYC at United Palace Theatre on October 1. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (6/22) and general sale Friday (6/24) at noon.

Elvis also has shows coming up in Atlantic City, Bridgeport, Westhampton, and Red Bank. All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Elvis Costello adds more tour dates (2 NJ shows, 1 in NYC)"

by BBG

Bryan Ferry

The velvety voice of Roxy Music and solo artist Bryan Ferry CBE (I think dude deserves a "Sir") recently released his thirteenth solo album Olympia. Featuring Kate Moss on the cover, the LP spans twelve tracks including "You Can Dance" which was given a video treatment and was performed on Letterman earlier this year (videos are below).

Ferry will tour the world to celebrate. His upcoming live dates include Israel, Russia, Europe, and the United States for the first time since 2002! Some might remember when Ferry played Beacon Theatre back in 2002. Some might remember his shows at the NYC venue in 1994. Bryan will return to NYC's Beacon Theatre on October 6th as part of a TBA fall tour that also includes Wellmont Theater in NJ on October 4th.

Tickets for the NJ show go on sale Friday. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale at 10AM on Thursday (6/16) with a presale code of "HEAVALON".

All currently announced tour dates (more TBA?) and videos below...

Continue reading "Bryan Ferry released 'Olympia', announcing tour dates (Beacon Theater presale being soon)"

The Antlers @ Music Hall (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Antlers @ MHOW

As you know, Explosions in the Sky just announced a big tour that includes an October 3rd show at Wellmont Theatre in NJ. That show now also includes an opening set by the Antlers! Tickets are on sale (at noon). Wye Oak are opening other dates on the Explosions tour (and it's possible that the Antlers are opening all the dates around then that Wye Oak aren't).

The Antlers are currently out west on tour. They play Sasquatch this weekend. Last week they played sold out shows at both Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. By the time the Wellmont show gets here, they will have also already played Pukkelpop in Belgium, Greenman in Wales, and Austin City Limits (in Austin). All tour dates are below...

Continue reading "The Antlers opening for EITS @ Wellmont (on sale now) -- updated 2011 Tour Dates"

Elvis Costello

From Elvis Costello:

I'm very sorry to have to postpone our date at the Wellmont Theatre but I would rather disappoint our friends and tickets-holders than cheat them with an inferior show. Having unfortunately contracted bronchitis, the success of the Chicago Theatre show on the 15th of May was in large part thanks to the wonderful crowd and our many willing and good-humoured participants in the Spectacular Spinning Songbook. They inspired 2 and 1/2 hour performance well beyond its occasionally audible vocal limitations. Against the express advice of a doctor but mindful that people had traveled from as far as Cleveland and Lexington for the show in Cincinnati, our show there went ahead on the 16th of May. We enjoyed an incredible welcome of Taft Theatre crowd, my voice rallied for another show or more than two hours but this was at a cost. To proceed further without adequate recovery would risk cancellation of the remaining dates of "The Revolver Tour." We will make every effort to re-schedule the Wellmont Theatre date when "The Revolver" tour rolls out again in not too distant future. Once again, I send my regrets and apologies for any disappointment and inconvenience.

Yours through music. Elvis Costello a.k.a. Napoleon Dynamate - M.C. of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook.

The Wellmont show was supposed to happen tonight (5/18). No new NJ date yet. Elvis is scheduled to play three shows at Becaon Theater in NYC later this month. More dates HERE.

M. Ward (more by Tracy Allison)

In addition to his previously discussed appearances that include a sold-out Bowery Ballroom and supporting Sonic Youth at Williamsburg Waterfront, Kurt Vile & The Violators will open for the great M.Ward at a show at Wellmont Theatre on August 11th. Tickets for the Montclair gig go on sale Friday (5/20) at noon.

The NJ show comes a couple of day before M. Ward heads to East Hampton to take part in the first-ever Music to Know Festival. The Monsters of Folk/She & Him member is also playing Newport Folk Fest this summer and other places. All dates below...

Continue reading "M. Ward playing Jersey w/ Kurt Vile before Music to Know Fest (and other dates)"

Snoop & Kurupt at Brooklyn Bowl (more by Tim Griffin)
Snoop Dogg

it was expected that during a weekend of music and festivities that Nate Dogg's legacy would be highlighted at some of the events of this past weekend's SXSW music festival in Austin.

Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Daz Dillinger and Kurupt all took the stage at Venue 222 during the "Respect The West" showcase and properly memorialized their fallen friend this past Saturday (March 19). MTV News captured some of the celebratory tribute on video which was a huge contrast to the somber tweets and condolences from those who knew Nate Dogg well.

Snoop Dogg and the rest of the D.P.G.C. seemed to put all of their energy into their performances, including a touching moment of silence - capped with Snoop inhaling a certain substance during the pause to show his respects.

Although the show was festive, Warren G admitted to MTV News that while he and his west coast brethren gave their best that the crew deeply misses their long-time colleague. "It means a lot, you know, because this is something that's being done for a person that we really love. It's deeper than music, that's a brother to us, to me and Kurupt and Snoop and Daz ... it's really deeper than that." -[MTV News]

Venue 222 was also known as "VIBE House" for the week, and you can watch videos from the tribute-filled final night below.

What other Nate Dogg tributes did you catch at SXSW? !!! did a cover at our Saturday BrooklynVegan Day Party at Barbarella (more info on that coming in a review of the whole show).

In other Snoop Dogg news, his previously announced March 26th show at Wellmont Theater has been pushed back to April 28th. All purchased tickets will be honored, and tickets are still available.

SXSW videos, Diddy included, below...

Continue reading "Snoop Dogg changes NJ show date, paid tribute to Nate Dogg @ SXSW (w/ Warren G, Diddy, Kurupt & more)"

Beirut @ the Guggenheim (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Beirut has announced a May 13th headlining date at Wellmont Theater in NJ. That's more than a month before the band plays McCarren Park during the Northside Festival. Tickets for the NJ show go on sale Friday at noon. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now (as are Northside Fest passes which will also get you in to the NYC show). All Beirut tour dates below...

Continue reading "Beirut adds NJ show & other tour dates"

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson released Brain Wilson Reimagines Gershwin last year, an LP that put his own spin on classics by the American composers. Now comes word that Wilson will take those revamped classics on the road and play the album in its entirety "as well as classics from the Beach Boys back-catalogue." He'll be doing that all across Canada in June and in Europe in September, but first he'll kick things off on June 9th at Wellmont Theater in NJ. Tickets for that one are currently on AMEX presale and go on regular sale March 4th at noon.

Wilson also recently completed a second "reimagining" LP, one where he revisits Disney songs, though no release date on that yet. A Gershwin video and all tour dates below...

Continue reading "Brian Wilson performing 'Gershwin' in its entirety on tour (and Beach Boys songs too)"