Friday, March 31, 2017

Sights and Sounds: The Who Isle Of Wight coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Exciting news that another legendary performance from The Who is coming to DVD and Blu-ray...

~JUNE 2, 2017~

On June 2, 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004 by The Who on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD and Digital Formats.
This is the first ever home entertainment release for of this brilliant show, which includes blistering versions of classics like “Substitute”, “Baba O’Riley”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “You Better You Bet”, “I Can’t Explain”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Who Are You”, “My Generation”, “Magic Bus”, and many more!
In 2004, The Who returned to the Isle Of Wight Festival for the first time since their legendary 1970 performance. After a long absence, the festival had been reborn in 2002 and continues to this day. The Who’s UK concerts in 2004 were the first in their home country since the death of founding member / bassist John Entwistle. As the evening shadows lengthened across the festival site, The Who took to the stage and delivered an incendiary performance packed with hit singles and classic album tracks. The concert more than lived up to the fans’ expectations and memories of 1970.
The Line-Up for this show featured Roger Daltrey (vocals); Pete Townshend (guitars, vocals); Simon Townshend (guitars, vocals); Pino Palladino (bass); Zak Starkey (drums) and John “Rabbit” Bundrick (keyboards, piano).
The Who is forever linked with the storied history of this great festival and Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004 shows just why this incredible canon of songs, and the band themselves, remain as vital and important as ever.
1) I Can’t Explain

2) Substitute

3) Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere

4) Who Are You

5) Behind Blue Eyes

6) Bargain

7) Baba O’Riley

8) The Punk And The Godfather

9) 5:15

10) Love, Reign O’er Me

11) Eminence Front

12) Drowned

13) Naked Eye

14) Real Good Looking Boy

15) You Better You Bet

16) My Generation

17) Old Red Wine

18) Won’t Get Fooled Again

19) Medley: Pinball Wizard / Amazing Journey / Sparks

20) Medley: See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You

21) Magic Bus

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Gary Clark Jr. Announces New North American Tour Dates

If you missed my review of the amazing new Gary Clark Jr. live album, you can read it here. Below is news on the gifted singer-songwriter-guitarist's new North American tour dates, including four highly-anticipated dates where the artist is opening for legendary Eric Clapton at The Forum here in Southern California. In addition, I had the chance to catch Beck at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas last year and I can't say enough good things about that venue. One of the just-announced dates includes a performance at Brooklyn Bowl on June 20, 2017...


Photo Credit: Joey Martinez
March 29,2017 (Burbank, CA) - Gary Clark Jr.Grammy-award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has announced new dates for his spring/summer tour. The tour kicks off May 2, 2017, in his hometown of Austin, TX, and will take him across North America through the end of September. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31. The tour also includes Clark's appearances as a special guest at Eric Clapton's upcoming 50th anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City and at The Forum in Los Angeles. All tour dates are listed below, with newly announced dates in bold.
Clark recently released Live North America 2016, which features several songs from his latest studio album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. The album is characterized by raw soul and funk, classic solo and blues performances, and tour de force guitar jams.
Clark has just launched a video for his new single "Our Love," taken from Live North America 2016. Click here to view and share the video. On Monday of this week, Clark and company stopped by Conan  to preform "Our Love. Click here to view and share.
Last week while in New York City, Clark also performed "Our Love" live on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and filmed a session with The New York Times' "Times Talks" Series (featuring Clark in performance and conversation.)  View the Fallon performance hereand "Times Talks" here.  
05/02    Austin, TX                     Frank Erwin Center
06/10    Novelty, OH                  Laurelive Music Festival
06/11    Chicago, IL                   Chicago Blues Festival
06/13    Toronto, ON                 Danforth Music Hall
06/16    Hunter, NY                    Mountain Jam Festival
06/17    Hunter, NY                    Mountain Jam Festival
06/20    Las Vegas, NV              Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
06/22    Aspen, CO                    Belly Up Aspen
06/23    Aspen, CO                    Belly Up Aspen
07/06    Glen Allen, VA             Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series 
07/08    Charlotte, NC                Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
(w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/09    Raleigh, NC                   The Red Hat Amphitheater (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/11    Portland, ME                 Thompson's Point (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/12    Ottawa, ON                   Ottawa Bluesfest
07/14    Columbia, MD               Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/15    New York, NY               Forest Hills Stadium (w/ My Morning Jacket)
07/18    Wilmington, NC            Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
07/19    Asheville, NC               Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
07/21    Atlanta, GA                   Tabernacle
07/22    Birmingham, AL           Sloss Furnaces
08/04    St. Charles, IA              Hinterland Music Festival
08/05    St. Charles, IA              Hinterland Music Festival
08/25    Hampton Beach, NH     Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
08/26     Asbury Park, NJ          Stone Pony Summer Stage
09/07    New York, NY               Madison Square Garden (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/08    New York, NY               Madison Square Garden (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/13    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/15    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/16    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/18    Inglewood, CA              The Forum (w/ Eric Clapton)
09/26    Grand Rapids, MI         20 Monroe Live
09/27    Milwaukee, WI              Riverside Theater
09/30    Tulsa, OK                     Cain's Ballroom

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductees exhibit coming March 31, 2017

Here is a media release of interest to fans of the artists who are set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Open 2017 Inductee Exhibit March 31, 2017

Exhibit takes fans into the lives of the 2017 Class: Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes and Nile Rodgers

Jeff Lynne's
Gibson Les Paul guitar
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will unveil a new exhibit on March 31 highlighting the 2017 Inductees: Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes and Musical Excellence Award recipient Nile Rodgers.
The opening of the exhibit comes in advance of the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 7. The Rock Hall in Cleveland will also host an official simulcast party where fans will have a chance to explore the exhibit and experience a live feed of the Ceremony.
The exhibit will highlight this year’s class and their impact on music history by showcasing  many iconic items that span the careers of these legends. Some of the items featured in the exhibit include:
  • Joan Baez’s contract for the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. Baez was originally scheduled as the closing act of the signature event of the counterculture, which took place August 15 - 18, 1969. She ended up closing the first day’s performances and was compensated $10,000.
  • A t-shirt worn by Eddie Vedder. The Pearl Jam lead vocalist wore this shirt during the band’s appearance on Saturday Night Live on April 16, 1994. As the show’s end credits rolled and the cast gathered to say goodnight, Vedder opened his shirt to reveal the letter “K” he’d written over his heart in tribute to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who had died on April 5, 1994.
  • Nile Rodgers’ Stuyvesant Guitar Man electric guitar, c. 1980.
  • Tour items from Yes, including a point of sale sign from the Drama tour.
  • A reel-to-reel master recording of “Dear Mama,” the first single from Tupac Shakur’s third studio album Me Against the World. The song pays tribute to Shakur’s mother Afeni, a political activist and member of the Black Panther party. The emotional homage reached Number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • A Parlor Grand Piano from Jonathan Cain of Journey. This was Cain’s main piano until 2007 and was used on all of Journey’s 1980s tours. The piano is also seen in the 1983 concert film Journey: Frontiers and Beyond and in several music videos, including “Faithfully.”
  • A gold Gibson Les Paul played by Jeff Lynne of ELO, c. 1974.

Eddie Vedder wore this T-shirt
during Pearl Jam's appearance on
'Saturday Night Live' on April 16, 1994.
The 2017 Inductee exhibit will also include a video in the “For Those About to Rock” theater highlighting speeches and special moments from past Induction Ceremonies and will be updated with 2017’s Inductees after this year’s Induction Ceremony takes place. There is also a video wall outfitted with soundbars powered by Klipsch Audio that will share interviews with the 2017 Inductees and behind-the-scenes footage from the Induction Ceremony and rehearsals. The Ceremony will premiere on HBO on Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Coachella-bound Bastille kicks off U.S. leg of "Wild, Wild World Tour" tonight at Boston's Agganis Arena

Bastille is one of the artists I look forward to catching at Coachellafest next month! Here is a timely media release about the band that landed in my inbox this morning...


Run Includes March 30 Concert At Barclays Center In Brooklyn,
April 19 Show At The Novo In Los Angeles And Coachella Performances

Band Will Perform On "Late Night With Seth Meyers" March 29
 And "The Late Late Show With James Corden" April 18

"Blame," The New Single From Wild World, Enters Top 10 Of
Billboard's Alternative Songs Chart

Bastille kicks off the U.S. leg of its "Wild, Wild World Tour" tonight with a concert at Agganis Arena in Boston. The extensive run will include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (March 30), The Novo in Los Angeles, CA (April 19) and BBT Pavilion in Camden, NJ (May 13). The band will also perform at the Maverick Festival in San Antonio, TX (April 8) and Coachella in Indio, CA (April 15 and 22). See below for itinerary. Tickets are available HERECiti is the official credit card of the "Wild, Wild World Tour."
            The band - which recently took Best Album honors at the NME Awards for Wild World (Virgin Records) - will perform on"Late Night With Seth Meyers" on March 29 and "The Late Late Show With James Corden" on April 18. "Blame," the second single fromWild World, has entered the Top 10 of Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. The accompanying video, which already has nearly three million views, can be viewed HERE.
"Good Grief," the first single fromWild World,charted at No. 1on Mediabase's Alternative Airplay chart and has more than 135 million streams globally to date, including over 30 million in the U.S. alone. It is the band's second chart-topper at Alternative radio. The 5x Platinum single "Pompeii," from Bastille's 2013 debut album, Bad Blood, topped the Alternative chart for four weeks in 2013. 

Bastille - "Wild, Wild World Tour" - U.S. Dates
3/27     Boston, MA                 Agganis Arena                                     
3/28     Fairfax, VA                 Eagle Bank Arena                                
3/30     Brooklyn, NY              Barclays Center                                               
3/31     Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun                                       
4/2       W. Lafayette, IN          
Elliott Hall of Music/Purdue University          
4/3       Chicago, IL                  Aragon Ballroom                                             
4/4       Peoria, IL                     Bradley University                                          
4/6       Sugar Land, TX           Smart Financial Center                         
4/7       New Orleans, LA         Bold Sphere Music at Championship Square
4/8       San Antonio, TX          Maverick Festival
4/9       Grand Prairie, TX        Verizon Theatre                                               
4/11     Phoenix, AZ                 Comerica Theatre                                
4/13     Salt Lake City, UT       UCCU Center                                      
4/14     Las Vegas, NV             The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
4/15     Indio, CA                     Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/19     Los Angeles, CA          The Novo By Microsoft
4/22     Indio, CA                     Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/23     San Francisco, CA        Greek Theatre                                                 
4/25     Portland, OR                Keller Auditorium                                           
4/26     Seattle, WA                  WaMu Theatre                                     
4/27     Vancouver, BC             UBC Thunderbird Arena                     
4/29     Boise, ID                     Taco Bell Arena                                   
4/30     Bozeman. MT              Theatre at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse   
5/2       Omaha, NE                  Orpheum Theatre                                 
5/3       Des Moines, IA           7 Flags Events Center                          
5/5       Nashville, TN              Ascend Amphitheatre              
5/6       Charlotte, NC               Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 
5/7       St. Augustine, FL         St. Augustine Amphitheatre                 
5/9       Orlando, FL                 Orlando Amphitheater                         
5/10     Atlanta, GA                 Fox Theatre                                        
5/12     Raleigh, NC                 Red Hat Amphitheatre
5/13     Camden, NJ                 BBT Pavilion              

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