Friday, December 28, 2012

Sights and Sounds: The Black Keys, Sonic Youth, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Pitbull

There are lots of reasons to fire up the old LCD, LED or Plasma this long holiday weekend!

The Black Keys Deliver Raw-Rock Grandeur on Austin City Limits

Encore Episode Airs Saturday, December 29 on PBS Stations

The Black Keys on Austin City Limits
The Black Keys are featured in an encore episode of Austin City Limits (ACL) airing Saturday, December 29, 2012 on PBS. The Ohio blues-rock duo are enjoying a victory lap in their road-tested career, recently scoring five 2013 Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for their platinum-selling El Camino, capping off a stellar year that included headlining music's biggest festivals and playing to sold-out arenas worldwide. The episode, which originally aired in October 2010, is a prescient indicator of things to come as the band bring raw energy and steel-belt grit to tracks from their 2010 breakout album Brothers in their ACL debut.

The Black Keys have spent the better part of a decade building a following through relentless touring and word of mouth to become one of the biggest rock bands of their generation. The duo of guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney has come a long way from their 2002 debut, attracting a huge fan base for their blistering live shows. In their ACL debut in Season 36, the pair reach back to their earlier material to kick things off, and proceed to tear through soulful tracks from Brothers, the album that earned them three Grammy Awards in 2011 and made them a favorite with concert-goers. With their charged blues-rock and unapologetic guitar riffs, The Black Keys command the ACL stage in a spectacle of raw-rock grandeur.

“The Black Keys are headlining festivals and arenas these days, but this performance – one of the last shows in the original, historic Austin City Limits studio – captures the essence of what makes their music resonate with so many millions of new fans,” says executive producer Terry Lickona. “Little did they know, but the 300 people in the studio were witnessing history, and it’s great to be able to re-live that day again!”

The episode also features Sonic Youth, a band that needs no introduction, showcasing the avant-garde rock of their 2010 album The Eternal.

Black Keys Setlist:


I'll be Your Man

Next Girl

Howlin' for You

Tighten Up

She's Long Gone

I Got Mine

Sonic Youth Setlist:

No Way

Sacred Trickster


What We Know

'Cross the Breeze

About Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (ACL) is a television series on PBS that records and broadcasts original musical performances from exciting new talent and legendary artists of all genres.

Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American television history and remains the only TV series to ever be awarded the National Medal of Arts. In 2012, ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement. The historic KLRU Studio 6A, home to 36 years of ACL concerts, has been designated an official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark. In 2011, ACL moved to the new venue ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin.

ACL is produced by KLRU-TV and funding is provided in part by AMD, Budweiser, the Austin Convention Center Department and Dell. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Austin City Limits. Learn more about Austin City Limits, programming and history at


Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS) reveal more details for the broadcast of their sold-out show on December 31, 2012 at the Ryman Auditorium. The show will broadcasted live by Sirius XM Outlaw Country (Channel 60) as well as WSM 650 AM Radio, home of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.

Outlaw DJ Elizabeth Cook will be hosting the Sirius XM broadcast. Outlaw Country, created and executive produced by E Street Band member "Little Steven" Van Zandt, is home to the freaks, misfits, outcasts, rebels and renegades of country music.

Listeners who can't tune in to the band's performance via Sirius XM can hear the performance broadcast live on WSM 650 AM radio or streamed at WSM 650 AM is the most famed country music station in the world. Each day, the station shares country, bluegrass, and Americana as well as the excitement of Music City with listeners around the world.

WSM 650 AM will go live with opener Pokey LaFarge's set at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT and Old Crow's set at 11:30 PM ET/10:30 PM CT. Sirius XM will only broadcast Old Crow's set at 11:30 PM ET/10:30 CT.

OCMS have spent the latter half of 2012 touring in support of their fourth full-length studio album, Carry Me Back, which was released on July 17. The album achieved the highest chart position in the band's career. The album has been the #1 Bluegrass Album in Billboard Magazine for 20 weeks.

Old Crow recently received a Grammy nomination in the Long Form Video category for the film Big Easy Express -- a documentary about last year's Railroad Revival Tour with OCMS, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

OCMS (Ketch Secor, Critter Fuqua, Kevin Hayes, Morgan Jahnig, Gill Landry and Chance McCoy) spend most of their time on the road, and have made a name for themselves as energetic performers with an unbridled spirit.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Rock stars Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will ring in 2013 during the “All American New Year” special presented by FOX News Channel on December 31. The New Year’s Eve program will be hosted by Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly live from Times Square in New York. It’s set to air from 11:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (ET).

In addition to the exclusive performance by Grammy-winning Benatar and Giraldo, the stellar lineup will include classical vocalist Sarah Brightman, and the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. FOX News Channel’s Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Anna Kooiman and Maria Molina will also join the rockin’ year-end celebration.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo fans can get in on the action during the program by texting holiday messages which will appear on a special screen ticker throughout the broadcast. Texting prompts will be provided during the show.

For show updates and more information, please visit: www.benatargiraldo.


Mr. Worldwide is Exclusively LIVE on AXS TV Monday, December 31

Celebrate the New Year in style with this one-night-only concert event experience when Mr. Worldwide takes the stage and is 100% live with AXS TV’s #LiveLIVE national television audience. “PITBULL presents ‘WHAT HAPPENS IN MIAMI, NEVER HAPPENED’ NEW YEARS EVE” with international music sensation Pitbull will broadcast LIVE on Monday, December 31 from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida exclusively on AXS TV.

Pitbull Video Announcement:

Stylishly armed with rapid-fire, Latin-infused rhythms, infectious rhymes and global sound, Pitbull will transport his raw energy on stage to the television audience at home to hold court with the only LIVE New Year’s Eve Celebration broadcast of a full concert event.

"What we’re going to experience on New Year’s Eve is very simple…a lot of fun…because what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens in Miami never happened,” says Pitbull. "Thank you AXS TV for bringing my hometown Miami party live into homes across the country, DALE!!!"

“Pitbull on New Year’s Eve is why AXS TV is the ultimate #LiveLIVE destination…the biggest artist on hottest night of the year…to bring our audience a night of unexpected and unpredictable moments; and of course a wild party you won’t want to miss,” said Mark Cuban, Chairman of AXS TV

Pitbull has risen to become a global superstar as both a recording artist and live performer. The Miami-native recently added to a long-and-growing list of hits with his first #1, “Give Me Everything,” while his world tour sold out concerts around the globe. Pitbull released his new single "Don't Stop The Party," which has become a worldwide hit also teamed up with superstar Christina Aguilera for “Feel This Moment" and earlier in the year released smash hit "Back In Time" from the action adventure comedy Men In Black 3 which are all included on his new album Global Warming. Performing New Year’s Eve in Miami following makes the Pearl the place to be and watch on December 31.

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