Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sights and Sounds: The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Marty Stuart Show

Lots of news, notes, sights and sounds to share today!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Presents

Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction

CLEVELAND (February 27, 2013) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction, an exclusive exhibition from the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band,” will open on Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 24, 2013. Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be the Museum’s first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open until March 2014.

“The Rolling Stones are the epitome of rock and roll,” said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. “This first-ever exhibit gives us an opportunity to tell the story of one of the definitive rock and roll bands. The experience should be on every music fan’s destination list this summer.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction will be a comprehensive retrospective exhibit that chronicles the band from the mid-1960s until today. The exhibit, which takes up two-and-a-half floors of the Museum, will celebrate the Rolling Stones’ incredible contribution to popular music from their earliest days playing small clubs, to their era-defining recordings such as “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Tumbling Dice,” “It’s Only Rock And Roll” and sold-out global tours. Through the use of artifacts, film, text and interactive technology, generations of music fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with rare items from nearly every aspect of the Stones’ astonishing five decades at the top.

Throughout the exhibition’s run, the Museum will host a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Rolling Stones, including interviews, films, and special lectures. For more information please visit

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member.

Jimi Hendrix photo/poster credit: Ira Rosen


Record Store Day, now in its 6th year as an event in support of the independent record community worldwide, named Jack White as its official ambassador last week. Now the event has also announced the unveiling of its Official Poster for 2013.

The poster (see above) was made from a photo of Jimi Hendrix that was shot in a small record store in New England by Ira Rosen right before the release of Are You Experienced. Jimi was a fan of record stores and spent the morning shopping for some of the latest releases at the time.

Of Record Store Day’s usage of the image for their official poster, Jimi’s sister, Janie Hendrix says, "It's entirely appropriate that an image of Jimi Hendrix is on the official Record Store Day poster. He was an avid music fan and record collector himself and, of course, his recordings are among the most enduring and cherished of all time. Jimi's musical legacy and influence grow with every passing year so, in a sense, he makes Record Store Day last much, much longer than 24 hours."

Only 5,000 copies of the poster will be made. The image is a 24” x 36” poster printed on heavy paper and will be gratis to Hendrix fans at fully participating record stores in the United States. Fans should contact their local store the week of Record Store Day for details.

Also, exclusively for Record Store Day 2013, Experience Hendrix will issue a limited edition individually numbered 7" vinyl single featuring the original mono mixes of "Hey Joe" b/w "Stone Free" which have been unavailable since their original 1966 release.

People, Hell and Angels, an essential new album premiering twelve previously unreleased studio recordings ('68 - '70) completed by Hendrix will be available at independent record stores starting on March 5, 2013.

Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale.

Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.

Record Store Day Sponsors:
ADA, Beck's, CALIF, Clarks Originals, Crosley Turntables, Disk Union, ERA, Furnace MFG, InGrooves/Fontana, NARM, RED, Redeye Distribution, Sony Music, Universal Music Distribution, Warner Bros. Records, WEA

Marty Stuart, left, with Merle Haggard
Marty Stuart Show Wraps Filming for Star-Studded Season 5 on RFD-TV

Omaha, NE, (– American music treasure Merle Haggard paid a visit to RFD-TV studios in Nashville recently to help Marty Stuart wrap up Season 5 of his hit RFD-TV series, The Marty Stuart Show. The half hour musical variety program is broadcast on Rural Media Group’s network, RFD-TV, as part of its highly-rated Saturday Night Music Row block of music and variety entertainment. The season finale, featuring Merle Haggard, is slated to air on Saturday, June 29.

In addition to Haggard, this year’s line-up of special guests highlights an eclectic mix of icons and stars including Sheryl Crow, Gene Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Charley Pride, Iris Dement, and The Del McCoury Band. Season 5 of The Marty Stuart Show began airing January 12 on RFD-TV and will re-air on FamilyNet beginning July 13th. Go to for a program schedule or check your local listings.

Rare and magic moments have defined The Marty Stuart Show since its debut in 2007. Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett, and Willie Nelson are among a veritable who’s-who of country, rock, gospel, and folk music luminaries who have graced the show’s set at RFD-TV’s studios in Nashville,Tennessee.

“Entertainment and variety series are hugely popular with our viewers and Marty’s show is at the absolute top. Marty’s show is wholesome entertainment, showcasing the best in traditional country music,” says Randy Bernard, CEO of Rural Media Group.

To sample a recent episode visit:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Inbox Update: David Bowie, Morrissey, Daryl Hall

Last night (Feb. 25) David Bowie released another single and video from his upcoming album, The Next Day. Get all the details here.

Morrissey has announced he will not perform on the Jimmy Kimmel Show because the cast of "Duck Dynasty" was booked on the same fowl episode. Read all about it on Pitchfork.

Daryl Hall
Live from Daryl’s House, the hit web-series created by Daryl Hall, will debut on Rural Media Group’s networks, RFD-TV and FamilyNet, on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. EST. The series has been added to RFD-TV and FamilyNet’s Sunday night primetime slot of family-orientated music and entertainment programming. The series joins the network’s other top-rated variety series including, The Marty Stuart Show, Larry’s Country Diner, The Mollie B Polka Party and Joey+Rory.

Live from Daryl’s House on RFD-TV will feature a mix of well-known performers: Chromeo (March 3), KT Tunstall (March 10), Eric Hutchinson (March 17), Nick Lowe (March 24), Travis McCoy (March 31), Finger Eleven (April 7), Todd Rundgren (April 14), Kevin Rudolf (April 21) and The Bacon Brothers (April 28). In addition to RFD-TV, Live from Daryl’s House also debuts new episodes on Viacom’s high-definition music channel Palladia every Thursday night at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). Live from Daryl’s House is syndicated nationally by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions. Executive Producers for the show include Daryl Hall along with his manager, Jonathan Wolfson.

For more information, visit or

Monday, February 25, 2013

Inbox Update: Orion Music + More Festival, Camper Van Beethoven, Benefit Concert

Happy Monday everybody! Here is a brief overview of the latest news plucked from my inbox...

Metallica, in conjunction with their friends C3 Presents, are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8and 9.   Headliners will include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar, while the festival will also feature amazing acts including Gogol Bordello, Foals, Tomahawk, The Joy Formidable, Death Grips and local Detroit bands The Dirtbombs, DEATH and BATTLECROSS.

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on March 1 at 10 a.m. (Eastern) for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees.  Visit to buy tickets. 

Check out Camper Van Beethoven's session and interview on NPR World CafĂ© aired last Thursday:

For mor information on the band:

Finally, I wanted to post the following release as it came in...

9039 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

HOSTED BY: Bob Coburn & Gary Moore of KLOS



SILENT AUCTION 8PM TO 10:30 PM – Signed Guitars from Rick Springfield, Paul Gilbert, Rare ½ hour Lesson from Steve Stevens, Clothes from Josie Loves Jay Valentine, Rock n Roll Jewelry, Rockstar Baskets from Foreigner, Warrant, Gary Hoey and MORE!!

HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 24, 2013) – These artists are coming together to support a long time friend and publicist Nancy Sayle, who was struck with Primary Progressive MS in 2009. This is a severe version of the disease and only 10% are inflicted with this level. She was also diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor 2012. Visiting her close and dear friend as well as client, Steve Stevens and his wife Josie Stevens, she informed them of this news and all the medical issues. Knowing that she would not be working as much and facing large amounts of medical bills, Stevens suggested that a benefit was in order to help her. This is an amazing self-less gathering with a lot of love as well as creating the much needed awareness.  

About Multiple Sclerosis
  • Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 
  • MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.
  • Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.  The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. 
  • Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. 
MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.


DOORS – 7:30
SHOW – 8:00



PURCHASE @ The Key Club Box Office (310) 274-5800 OR online at Ticketfly:



** Tickets that include the Meet & Greet – Please note that the Meet & Greet is at 5pm Pre-show during sound check! You will be escorted in and out. Please bring only 1 item to be signed.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Sights and Sounds: #BOTH (Aimee Mann/Ted Leo project), Field Report, Moreland & Arbuckle,

Happy Friday everybody! Here is the latest roundup of news from all corners of my jammed inbox...


#BOTH, a new collaboration of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, will be showcasing songs they have written together as well performing some of their own original material. See their first shows ever at Largo in Los Angeles on March 8 and 9 and Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on March 26th and 27th.

Mann is also set to perform at the Petty Fest next week, as well as a string of solo dates. Visit Mann's official Web site for more details on all the concert dates.

NPR Premieres Debut Video "I Am Not Waiting Anymore" From Field Report

March 2013 Tour with Sara Watkins


"Enchanting...a breakout debut" -Rolling Stone

"Meticulous...gorgeous" -NPR

"Drop dead elegant" -Esquire

Field Report and NPR present the video for "I Am Not Waiting Anymore" from the band's debut full-length, Field Report, with a First Watch premiere. The emotionally arresting video was directed by Manny Marquez and creates a wrenching narrative of a formerly homeless man seeking healing and redemption amidst the urban decay of Field Report's hometown, Milwaukee. Here is the link:

By listening to Chris Porterfield's lyrics on repeat during his daily bike rides through Milwaukee, director Marquez says, "I started to see this world that he was creating, a world that was this Field Report album. It reminded me of Raymond Carver's work or Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, OH. You have this series of seemingly normal situations, and people in different phases of life dealing with these situations. I'm talking about love, lost love, happiness, and longing. And with all the empty factories and old houses in Milwaukee, the town just set the scene."

Marquez continues, "The most difficult part of shooting the video was the scene in the church food program at the end. That's St. Ben's in Milwaukee, and it's a wonderful place where the Capuchin Brothers feed about 400 people every night. We had to shoot it in a way that the only faces seen were those of the people that wanted to be in the video, and respect all the other people that were just there for a meal."

Field Report will play songs off their widely praised 2012 record across the US this spring. They will headline a handful of dates before appearing at SXSW in March, followed by a tour of the East Coast with Sara Watkins.


Aaron Moreland
Since their beginnings in the Kansas heartland, guitarist Aaron Moreland and vocalist/harpist Dustin Arbuckle have captured the visceral spirit and raw energy of the early 20th century Delta blues and distilled it all down to a hard-driving and powerful garage-rock configuration.

Working for the first time with Seattle-based record producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Sword, Norma Jean), Moreland & Arbuckle are set to release a new collection of “raw, dirty, primal sounds” (USA Today) on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, in late summer 2013.

The follow-up to the band’s acclaimed 2011 release Just A Dream, this new recording captures the excitement of their live shows, showcasing the best of Moreland’s dynamic and compelling guitar work – and his custom cigar-box guitar – Arbuckle’s emotionally charged vocals and edgy harp, along with a rock-solid backbeat of drummer Kendall Newby.

Dustin Arbuckle
I caught Moreland & Arbuckle in a fantastic 45-minute outing when they opened for Buddy Guy in September 2011. Read my review of that show here.

For more information on the exciting Moreland & Arbuckle, visit

Moreland & Arbuckle photo credits: Jon T. Cruz, 1369 Photos

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Music Worth Buying episode: Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite; Camper Van Beethoven

On the latest episode of Music Worth Buying, we look a two fantastic new 2013 albums; Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite (Get Up!) and Camper Van Beethoven (La Costa Perdida):

Speaking of Get Up!, Last night, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite performed their latest single, "I'm In I'm Out and I'm Gone," with a full band on Jimmy Kimmel Live, supporting their first collaboration album, 'Get Up!,' out now on Stax. The pair also played an intimate acoustic duet of "You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend)" as a web exclusive.

Watch "I'm In I'm Out and I'm Gone" here:

Watch "You Found Another Lover (I Lost Another Friend)" here:

Ben & Charlie's next US show is March 2 at Royal Oak, Michigan, followed by a March 3 show at Chicago's Riviera Theatre. Go here for tour dates:

Atoms For Peace, Bobby Long,, Rocking sites, The Golden Girls

Here are the latest gems and headlines for Tuesday...

Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace first official full-length album Amok is streaming now on NPR's First Listen site. Click here to learn more about the groundbreaking album which has a Feb. 26, 2013 release date.

Speaking of highly-anticipated efforts, singer-songwriter Bobby Long's sophomore album Wishbone is out today and streaming in full at AOL Spinner and via MSN Music. For more information on Long, visit

I just received word this morning that Amazon has launched a new Entertainment Collectibles Store where online customers can shop from 350,000 unique and rare collectibles, including musical instruments from legendary musicians, autographed vinyl albums and much more. Click here to see the new site.

Check out the top 40 rock 'n' roll travel sites courtesy of the Lonely Planet site.

On a final note, ever wonder what were the best 10 musical performances on The Golden Girls television series? Click here to go back in time and have a few laughs...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dave Matthews Band announces 2013 Summer Tour


February 18, 2013


Online Presale For Warehouse Fan Association Begins Thursday, February 21


Tickets Go On Sale To The Public March 22

Dave Matthews Band will launch its 2013 summer tour at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX on May 17. The run will include two-night stands in Saratoga Springs, NY, Hartford, CT, Mansfield, MA, Noblesville, IN, Wantagh, NY, Camden, NJ, East Troy, WI, West Palm Beach, FL and Commerce City, CO. The group will make its first-ever appearances at Austin's Tower Amphitheatre, The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach, AL and the intimate Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena in Stateline, NV.The West Coast leg will include a return to The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA forDave Matthews Band's traditional Labor Day weekend shows.

An online presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin on Thursday, February 21, at 10:00 AM ET atwww.warehouse.davematthewsband.comCiti is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band Summer 2013 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, March 18, at 12:00 PM local time through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 22, at 10:00 AM local time. For further details, see below or visit

In April, Dave Matthews Band will play a trio of dates in the South that includes a headlining performance at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 28. The band is touring in support of its latest album, Away From The World, which Rolling Stonenamed as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2012. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, making Dave Matthews Band the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart.

Reviewing a show on the group's recent winter tour, The Boston Globe observed: "the band thrived in the moment." said: "they put on an incredible show...The ensemble as a whole was tight. They hit breaks, transitions, and changes in tempo flawlessly.  Every musician in the fantastic at what he does."

Dave Matthews Band - comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group ranked as the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 18 million tickets since its inception.


Date    City/State/Province  Venue                                                                        

4/6       Pelham, AL                 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre                                       SOLD OUT  4/27     Southaven, MS                         Snowden Grove Amphitheater                                     SOLD OUT   
4/28     New Orleans, LA          New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/17     Woodlands, TX                        Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/18     Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/21     Austin, TX                   Tower Amphitheatre
5/25     Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
5/26     Saratoga Springs, NY    Saratoga Performing Arts Center
5/28     Toronto, ON               Molson Amphitheatre
5/29     Scranton, PA               Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
5/31     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion
6/1       Cuyahoga Falls, OH      Blossom Music Center
6/6       Holmdel, NJ                 PNC Bank Arts Center
6/7       Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre
6/8       Hartford, CT                Comcast Theatre
6/15     Mansfield, MA             Comcast Center
6/16     Mansfield, MA             Comcast Center
6/21     Noblesville, IN             Klipsch Music Center
6/22     Noblesville, IN             Klipsch Music Center
6/25     Wantagh, NY               Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
6/26     Wantagh, NY               Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
6/28     Camden, NJ                  Susquehanna Bank Center
6/29     Camden, NJ                  Susquehanna Bank Center
7/2       Bethel, NY                   Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/3       Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/5       East Troy, WI             Alpine Valley Music Center
7/6       East Troy, WI             Alpine Valley Music Center
7/9       Clarkston, MI              DTE Energy Center
7/10     Maryland Heights, MOVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/12     Cincinnati, OH             Riverbend Music Center
7/13     Hershey, PA                Hersheypark Stadium
7/17     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre
7/19     West Palm Beach, FL  Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/20     West Palm Beach, FL  Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/23     Orange Beach, AL        The Amphitheater at The Wharf
7/24     Charlotte, NC              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/26     Virginia Beach, VA       Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/27     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live
8/23     Commerce City, CO     Dick's Sporting Goods Park
8/24     Commerce City, CO     Dick's Sporting Goods Park
8/27     West Valley City, UT  USANA Amphitheatre
8/30     George, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/31     George, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre
9/1       George, WA                 The Gorge Amphitheatre
9/4       Stateline, NV                Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
9/6       Chula Vista, CA            Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/7       Irvine, CA                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/8       Mountain View, CA      Shoreline Amphitheatre


Inbox Update: Faster Horses Festival, Johnny Marr, Morrissey and more!

Happy Presidents' Day everybody. Here is a brief overview on what's happening...

Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan will headline at the first-ever Faster Horses Festival, a three-day music festival coming to Brooklyn, Michigan, July 19-21. Sounds kind of like the Stagecoach Festival that has been so successful in Indio, CA. You can read more details here.

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has a fantastic solo album (The Messenger) coming out on Feb. 26. You can stream it now on Rolling Stone via this link.

Speaking of The Smiths, Morrissey has cancelled a string of concert dates this month. Billboard has an update on the famed singer. Lets hope the former Smiths frontman gets well soon.

Music history is filled with examples where artists bust out of the gate with what ultimately proves to be their best album (The Stone Roses, Boston, The Cars, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Outfield immediately come to mind). But what about bands whose sophomore proved to be their peak? Check out this article titled "20 Artists Whose Second Album Was Their Best." I don't necessarily agree with all of the author's picks (The Shins, for example), but it's compelling stuff...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sights and Sounds: Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes coming to 'Austin City Limits' this weekend

For those who have heard about Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes but have not yet been able to see what all the well-deserved fuss is about, check out the next episode of Austin City Limits. Here is the official news release that just landed in my inbox! I'll definitely be tuning in...

Austin City Limits Showcases the Next Generation of Rock 'n' Soul
New Episode Featuring Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes Airs February 16

Austin, TX—February 15, 2013—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents two game-changers, Austin's own Gary Clark Jr. and Alabama Shakes, bringing modern blues and soul to a new generation. The power of live performance is front and center as rock 'n' soul phenomenon Clark and soulful quartet Alabama Shakes take the ACL stage in separate showcases. The new episode airs February 16th on PBS Stations.

“I've been wanting to do this for sixteen years” says a stoked Gary Clark Jr. from the Austin City Limits stage. “It feels so good to be here right now.” Long Austin's favorite son, the twenty-eight year old bluesman exploded onto the music scene when he delivered an incredible debut performance at Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival. Born and raised in Austin, Clark began playing guitar at age 12, tearing up hometown stages since he was a teenager. He made a name for himself across the globe with the release of his critically-acclaimed 2012 major label debut Blak and Blu, and kicked off 2013 with a performance for President and Mrs. Obama at The White House. Clark has earned across-the-board raves for his singular talent, with The New York Times hailing Clark as “a guitarist of deep magnetism and tremendous feel”. The guitar virtuoso flaunts his six-string chops in his ACL appearance, thrilling the audience with a bold mix of blues, rock, soul and funk. Clark made his auspicious ACL debut back in Season 33 as part of the Tribute to Bluesman Jimmy Reed, with Jimmie Vaughan and Omar Dykes, and with his own set Clark proves he's the one to watch.

“He’s already shared the stage with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton, but Gary is the essence of what his hometown Austin’s music is all about, “says Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona. “He learned from the best in every genre from the age of 12, and remains true to his heart and his roots. He’s our pride and joy.”

Raucous newcomers Alabama Shakes combine the old and the new to create gritty, joyous and soulfully raw music. Muscle Shoals-inspired and hailing from Athens, Alabama, the foursome enthusiastically blend rock with soul, country, blues and roots. The rock quartet has attracted widespread praise, including their recent Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Alabama Shakes' style is marked by lead singer Brittany Howard's powerful vocals—which have been compared to those of Janis Joplin and Otis Redding—and the group's irresistible energy. Performing tracks from their breakthrough release Boys & Girls, the band open their ACL debut with the breakout hit “Hold On”, and launch into an ecstatic, transcendent, rafter-shaking set.

“There’s a reason Grammy voters nominated them for Best New Artist of the Year, the same reason we taped this show before they had even released their first record,” says ACL EP Terry Lickona. “Raw talent is hard to miss, and a vocal talent like Brittany Howard comes along once in a decade – if that.”

Gary Clark Jr. Setlist:
When My Train Pulls In

You Saved Me

Things Are Changin'

Travis County

Alabama Shakes Setlist:
Hold On

Always Alright

You Ain't Alone

I Ain't the Same

On Your Way

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Music Worth Buying: Otis Taylor, The Lone Bellow

The latest episode of Music Worth Buying features our reviews of Otis Taylor's My World is Gone (released today) and The Lone Bellow's self-titled debut:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sights and Sounds: Peter Frampton's 'Live In Detroit' coming in March

Here is the latest media release worth highlighting! I loved Peter Frampton's 'FCA! 35: An Evening With Peter Frampton' released last year, and this sounds like another terrific offering...

Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release
Fan Favorite Frampton Concert Receives First Time Blu-ray Release
~ On DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video – March 26, 2013~
New York, NY (February 11, 2013)—On March 26, 2013Peter Frampton’s Live In Detroit will be re-issued on DVD and Digital Video, as well as receive its first Blu-ray release, via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
This incredible night was filmed in high definition at the Pine Knob Amphitheatre on July 17, 1999 and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. The DVD, originally released in 2000, has been touted as a fan favorite. Supported by one of his most classic bands -- John Regan (bass), Chad Cromwell (drums), and the late Bob Mayo on keyboards – this Grammy Award winning guitarist/recording artist presents two hours of gems culled from his extensive career. “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Do You Feel Like We Do,” “Show Me The Way,” “Somethin’s Happening,” “(I’ll Give You) Money,” and many more are all brilliantly on display here.
Additionally, Live In Detroit includes a bonus interview with Peter Frampton and previously unseen rehearsal footage of “Boot It Up,” from the recent “FCA! 35” tour.
Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released FCA! 35: An Evening With Peter Frampton on DVD and Blu-ray, and The Best Of FCA! 35 3CD. These releases are stunning examples of Peter Frampton’s live expertise and musical excellence.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
1) Somethin’s Happening  
2) Lying  
3) Lines On My Face  
4) Show Me The Way      
5) All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side)  
6) If You Say Goodbye  
7) Oh For Another Day  
8) Penny For Your Thoughts  
9) (I’ll Give You) Money  
10) Nassau  
11) Baby, I Love Your Way  
12) Can’t Take That Away  
13) Do You Feel Like We Do  
14) Off The Hook  
15) You Had To Be There  
16) I Don’t Need No Doctor  
17) Gemini (credits)