This is a long post, but features news and updates from around the sonic universe. What a great way to get an early start on the weekend, right?
'Let The Music Play – The Story Of The Doobie Brothers' coming to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video on November 13, 2012
Let The Music Play is the authorized story of The Doobie Brothers from their beginnings in California in 1970 to worldwide success, selling over 40 million albums during their long career. The film features interviews with band members Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, John McFee ,Tiran Porter, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, their manager Bruce Cohn and long term producer Ted Templeman, revealing the full story of the band’s highs and lows through four decades of musical evolution.
The Doobie Brothers breakthrough came with “Listen To The Music” in 1972, and they went on to experience both sustained success and line-up changes in the mid-seventies. The band made a change of musical direction and enjoyed further success following the arrival of Michael McDonald in 1976. Worn out by non-stop touring and internal disagreements, the band broke up after a “farewell” concert in 1982. There were sporadic reunions in the eighties before the band reformed permanently in the early nineties and have continued touring and recording ever since.
As well as the film itself, Let The Music Play – The Story Of The Doobie Brothers features bonus live performances of: “Rainy Day Crossroad Blues,” “Without You,” “Listen To The Music,” “Black Water,” “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “Rockin’ Down The Highway,” “Neal’s Fandango,” “Long Train Runnin’,” and “China Grove”.
Let The Music Play – The Story Of The Doobie Brothers is more than just a rockumentary, exposing their incredible career and achievements. Boasting an additional nine live tracks, with a total running time of well over two hours, this is the complete package for any fan of this amazing band.
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Gary Clark Jr. celebrates October 22 release of new album 'Blak And Blu' with appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon
Clark will perform the album's first radio track "Ain't Messin 'Round" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno the day Blak And Blu is released - October 22. Later that week, Clark will travel to New York to perform on The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon. Clark will perform two songs, one that will air during the show and another that will be featured exclusively on The Late Show's website.
Clark has just completed a well-received tour of the UK and Australia. He returns to the U.S. in October for a series of headlining tour dates, which are listed below.
11/2 Boston, MA The Sinclair
11/3 Boston, MA The Sinclair
11/4 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
11/5 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
11/7 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
11/9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
11/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA)
11/13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
11/14 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
11/15 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
11/16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Additional TV appearances and much more to be announced soon.
Check out Gary Clark Jr.'s official sites for more details:
'The Wrecking Crew' update
Those of you who live in Orange County, CA or the greater Southern California region should consider checking out the next screening of a special movie, The Wrecking Crew, this weekend that truly celebrates some of the greatest unsung muicians of the rock era...
October 13, 2012 7 p.m.
PAUL & DARANNE FOLINO THEATER
Chapman University, Marion Knott Studios
283 N. Cypress St.
Orange, CA, 92866
Benefit for Orange Public Library Foundation and Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market
Q & A with Denny Tedesco, Don Randi and special guests.
General admission for 7 p.m. show is $20.
VIP seating $100 - includes pre-screening Green Room cocktail party and photo op
Buy Tickets Online or reserve your seats by calling 714/288-2470
There are a number of other special screenings of the film throughout the fall. Email email@example.com for more information...