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31 Dec

So here we are, the end of the year. We’re done and thrilled. Hope that you all have a Happy New Year (please drive safely). Just because we’re done blogging doesn’t mean that you should stop visiting music blogs. There are several out there and we approve of Some Kind Of Awesome, Antiquiet and Consequence of Sound as the best of all the quality sites out there. Print is pretty much dead but much respect to Rolling Stone for still being around even though all of my recent issues seem to be under 80 pages (1/3 of which are ads. I do appreciate the Harbor Freight coupons though).

Respect to all the music bookers on the late night show (even though most hate me) like Sheryl Zelikson (Letterman. she’s actually chill), Davis Powers (Last Call with Carson Daly. Also really nice guy), Jonathan Cohen (Fallon. This dude wants to punch us in the face, no joke. Dick but he books some good bands), Jim Pitt (Conan. Will never respond to us), Barbera Livis (Leno), Scott Igoe (Kimmel).

Also, publicists. We fought with you long and hard but you have a job to do. It’s really hard to push [side project of former big time rock star who won't play live or do any press] but we respect you for trying. Just make sure that you get people’s names right and for God’s sake, use BCC when sending your emails. Also, we LOVE it when you actually pay some attention to us. How many of you actually use Google to see when we’ve posted (and reviewed) your artist before. A little research goes a long way. Also, we know that you’d rather be talking to Bob Boilen, a music booker or a writer at Billboard but you never know when one of us will get a job at one of those places and can actually help you out in the future. Don’t be a douche and be thrilled with every site that posts about your band, even if they use your press verbatim.

To other music bloggers out there, we wish you the best of success. Please try to resist posting on the same shit as everyone else purely for traffic. Do it because you love it and not because it improves your Google Page Rank or helps you get a link back from a bigger blog or some free promo from a label. Also, yes, publicists suck but cut them some slack if their constant contact is bugging and they send you the same email twice. Also, no, you’re not going to get that Mick Jagger interview until your site is big enough to earn it or you’re working some super angle (i.e. stamp site and Jagger has a brand new fuckin 70th anniversary Rolling Stones stamp coming out).

I really don’t have too much else to say but don’t let anyone (music bloggers, critics, friends)’s opinions of your favorite band affect you. Whether you like Arcade Fire and Interpol or Nickelback and Buckcherry or She Wants Revenge, Paper Route, U2, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, Chris Cornell (Scream era.. or not), your local bar bands, don’t let someone rip on them with a simple “they suck” statement. Make them explain to you what bothers them about your band other than “everyone hates them”, “Conan made fun of them”, etc. At the end of the day, fuck music blogs, magazines, NPR, TV, major labels (and indie ones too), radio, Spotify and other streaming services. Listen to what you like and buy your favorite artist’s CD or a digital copy sometime so they can keep making music. Also, fuck you (we mean it like how your best friend says it when you’re joking around) but we love you. Later.

13 Nov

In Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s Birth, for the first time ever, see Jimi Hendrix’s unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert in select cinemas globally.

This special edition theatrical presentation, under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. has been carefully reassembled from the extensive archive of film footage helmed by Academy Award winning director Michael Wadleigh and his hand picked team of skilled camera operators and support personnel under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, LLC, the Hendrix family owned company. What they captured was a Jimi Hendrix performance unlike any other. Jimi premiered a new band and his extraordinary performance on that August morning included unforgettable renditions of such signature Hendrix songs as “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Fire,” “Purple Haze” and “Foxey Lady” as well as his dramatic interpretation of the “Star Spangled Banner”.

Jimi’s fascinating road to the Woodstock festival is revealed by way of never before seen footage and interviews with his band members such as Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, engineer Eddie Kramer and Woodstock’s promoter Michael Lang. Directed by Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton [Beatles Anthology, Band Of Gypsys, Festival Express], the documentary, which precedes the performance footage, reveals the struggle to stage the legendary festival and secure Hendrix as its headline artist.

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock performance stands as one of the finest ever in rock music history. This presentation features the original 16mm footage digitally restored together with a new 5.1 audio surround mix by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer. Kramer originally recorded the Woodstock festival and also served Jimi Hendrix as his recording engineer throughout his entire career.

Songs performed in original sequence
Message To Love
Spanish Castle Magic
Red House
Lover Man
Foxey Lady
Jam Back At The House
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Star Spangled Banner
Purple Haze
Woodstock Improvisation
Villanova Junction
Hey Joe

Hendrix 70: Live from Woodstock will see a worldwide theatrical release by Omniverse Vision with limited screenings from November 26. Tickets for the theatrical screenings will be available at jimihendrix.com.

Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and CEO of Experience Hendrix: “All of us at Experience Hendrix are thrilled with the fact that ‘Live At Woodstock’ will be shown in theaters. This film reflects a legendary event in our history as well as a true pinnacle of Jimi’s career. We celebrate his 70th birthday as we continue to celebrate his legacy”.

About Experience Hendrix, L.L.C.

Founded by James ‘Al’ Hendrix, Jimi’s father in 1995, Experience Hendrix is the family-owned company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix and is the administrator of the Jim Hendrix music and publishing catalog. Under CEO Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister, the company oversees the timeless legacy of Jimi Hendrix on a worldwide basis.

About Omniverse Vision

Omniverse Vision is headquartered in London and produces and distributes unique, entertainment related content for all media platforms with a particular focus on alternative cinema. Omniverse Vision is dedicated to bringing special events to screens around the world that are equipped with state of the art technology including digital platforms and 3D. Omniverse Vision enables the turnkey broadcast of shows as diverse as music concerts, sports and other special events. For more information, visit www.omniversevision.com

Participating Theaters In The U.S.

ArtsQuest Center (Bethlehem, PA) – Nov 29; Dec 8
Atlanta Holcomb Bridge or Duluth – Nov 29
BTC Harbour 9 – Nov 28; Dec 5
BTC Movieland at Blvd Sq 17 – Nov 28; Dec 5
BTC Reston 13 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Chicago Wheaton – Nov 29
Cinerama (Seattle) – Dec 5; Dec 6; Dec 7
Dallas Spring Valley – Nov 29
Gateway Film Centre (Columbus, OH) – Nov 29
Houston City Centre – Nov 29
Lagoon (Minneapolis) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Downer (Milwaukee) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark E-Street (Washington) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Embarcadero (San Francisco) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Harbor East (Baltimore) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Kendall Square (Boston) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Keystone Art (Indianapolis) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Magnolia (Dallas) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Main Art (Detroit) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Mayan (Denver) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Regent (Los Angeles) – Dec 4
Landmark Ritz (Philadelphia) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark River Oaks (Houston) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Shattuck (Oakland) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Landmark Sunshine (NYC) – Nov 29; Dec 4
Music Box – Jan 14
Muvico Baywalk 19 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Muvico Broward 18 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Muvico Parisian 20 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Muvico Rosemont Theater – Nov 28; Dec 5
Muvico Starlight 20 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Muvico Thousand Oaks – Nov 28; Dec 5
National Amusements Farmingdale – Nov 29; Dec 4
National Amusements Island 16 – Nov 29; Dec 4
National Amusements Linden Boulevard – Nov 29; Dec 4
National Amusements Lowell – Nov 29; Dec 4
National Amusements Providence Place – Nov 29; Dec 4
National Amusements Randolph – Nov 29; Dec 4
National Amusements Ridge Hill – Nov 29; Dec 4
National Amusements Springdale – Nov 29; Dec 4
Paragon Chateau 14 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Paragon Deerfield Mall – Nov 28; Dec 5
Paragon Grove 14 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Paragon Ocean Walk – Nov 28; Dec 5
Paragon Odyssey 15 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Paragon Village 12 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave 18 + IMAX (Los Angeles) – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Ann Arbor 20 IMAX – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Brentwood 14 + IMAX – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Buckland Hills – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Davenport 53 18 + IMAX – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Dayton South – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Destin Commons – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Fairfax Corner 14 + Xtreme – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Franklin Park 16 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Grove City 14 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Hazlet 12 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Metropolis 18 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Northeast Mall 18 + Xtreme – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Patton Creek – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Polaris 18 + Xtreme – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Preston Crossings 16 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Promenade 16 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Ridgmar Mall 13 + Xtreme (Ft. Worth, TX) – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Ritz Center 16 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Southpoint 17 + IMAX – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Stonybrook 20 IMAX – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave The Greene 14 + IMAX – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Town Square 18 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave University 6 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Valley Bend – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave West Springfield – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Westchester 18 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Westroads 14 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Rave Yorktown 15 – Nov 28; Dec 5
Scottsdale – Nov 29
The Loft (Tucson, AZ) – Nov 29; Dec 8
Tower Theatre, Chicago – Nov 30

12 Nov

Nicole Atkins has released a re-recorded version of her song “Neptune City” to benefit her native Jersey Shore in its relief efforts to overcome the destruction from Hurricane Sandy. This version of “Neptune City,” which originally appeared as the title track on her debut full-length on Columbia Records, was recorded with Lucero pianist Ricky Steff at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The track is currently available for download at neptunecity.bandcamp.com.

All donations received from the download will be directed toward nonprofit organizations working to restore and rebuild the Jersey Shore. The funds will be re-granted from ATC’s Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund. After disaster strikes, the aftermath is broken down into three separate phases: Rescue, Relief, and Recovery & Rebuilding. Governments and multinational bodies are generally best equipped to handle the first two phases. The Recovery & Rebuilding phase is where donors can have the most impact in helping communities over the long-term. It is critical to full recovery, but is often the most overlooked and under-resourced phase as news sources turn to other stories and disasters. As such, Atkins will determine specific organizations once the full impacts and long-term implications of the disaster become more clear.

Nicole Atkins was personally affected by Hurricane Sandy — after moving back home with her family two months ago in Shark River Hills, NJ, so she could record her new record in Sweden as planned, her town sufferened massive damage. The first floor of her house was destroyed and had to be stripped down to its insulation, but was actually one of the lucky ones as 23 homes were condemned and have to be torn down completely. Sadly, the storm also claimed Atkins’ guitars, record collection and precious family photos. In the Village Voice story about how the storm affected both her family and the Jersey Shore, Atkins said “My parents kept saying ‘Please Nicole, don’t come home. It’s overwhelming here. Stay in Memphis.’ And I can’t. I can’t just stay there when this is happening to my family and my neighbors and my friends. Every place that we grew up going to on the shore is just ripped apart or gone. I’m coming home anyway.”

04 Oct

Mumford & Sons along with some summer tourmates recorded a session for Daytrotter at their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Dixon, IL this past August. The session is now available for streaming here.

The songs range from songs off the band’s new album Babel, traditional songs, and covers of The Stanley Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Guy Clark, Roger Miller, Bob Dylan and others. Participating musicians included: Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons, Ross Holmes, Abigail Washburn, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Apache Relay, Gogol Bordello, HAIM, and The Very Best.

1. Not With Haste
2. Little Birdie
3. Angel Band
4. Not In Nottingham
5. Reincarnation
6. I Was Young When I Left Home
7. Partner Nobody Chose
8. Atlantic City

02 Oct

(via press release)

Hey everyone…

Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…

Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But… I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.

Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while…

But, no gold watches or vacations just yet… I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready… it’s coming.

Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami… I’m sure we’ll all see you out there… somewhere…

Thank you, thank you, thank you…


27 Sep

AWOLNATION and Red Bull Records are proud to unveil the latest in fan-to-band-to-fan networking called The AWOL “NATION” Project, an innovate new community-driven site that creates a living, breathing interactive experience centered around fan-contributed content. Fans can post anything they want on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Vimeo and if it’s tagged with the hashtag #awolnation, it will show up on the new AWOL “NATION” fan site in real-time.

As fans around the world talk about AWOLNATION and tag their content (photos, videos, comments), the site continuously evolves, allowing fans from across the globe to explore and engage with both the band and each other like never before. Additionally, if fans geo-tag their posts, those posts show up on a custom Google-powered map, allowing fans from around the world to interact with the band and each other.

Behind the scenes, The Uprising Creative, the design and development company behind the site, built it on top of a customized WordPress install and used custom-built tools to tap into the APIs from these four services Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo. As posts are found via the APIs, they are pulled into the site, and anything with a geo-tag is additionally mapped to its specific coordinates using the Google Maps API.

Keep up with, and meet up with other fans and the band during the AWOLNATION “Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour, with the rapidly on-the-rise alternative band Imagine Dragons and indie hip-hop artist Zeale. Tickets are going quickly with the band selling out shows across the country! A complete list of remaining dates is below.

“Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Fate” U.S. tour with Imagine Dragons and Zeale:
September 25 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT!
September 27 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO SOLD OUT!
September 28 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO SOLD OUT!
September 29 Gallivan Center/X96 Big Ass Show Salt Lake City, UT
October 1 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID SOLD OUT!
October 3 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR SOLD OUT!
October 4 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR SOLD OUT!
October 9 House of Blues San Diego, CA SOLD OUT!
October 10 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA SOLD OUT!
October 11 Club Nokia Live Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT!
October 15 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
October 16 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
October 18 Emo’s East Austin, TX SOLD OUT!
October 19 Hullabalooza College Station, TX
(with Rusko, Chiddy Bang, Paul Wall, and more)

October 20 House of Blues Dallas, TX SOLD OUT!
October 23 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
October 24 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
October 25 House of Blues-Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
October 27 Voodoo Music Experience New Orleans, LA *
(with Neil Young, Green Day, Skrillex, Justice, Gary Clark Jr., and many more)


07 Sep

Musician and painter Joseph Arthur has been reunited with his 2003 Dodge Ram touring van and all of its contents, including musical instruments and many paintings (full statement from Joseph is below). The van and possessions had been sold at auction by the City of New York on August 23rd while he was out of the country. It had been seized for unpaid parking tickets Joseph believed had been paid.

Read the full story on the recovery here

Famed civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby volunteered to represent Arthur and hired his longtime associate Vic Cornetta to locate the buyer. Cornetta, an ex-NYPD and current private investigator for In Sight Case Management, tracked down Bronx resident Jose Lopez, who paid $1000 at auction.

The PI and Joseph’s guitarist Kraig Jarret Johnson met in Jose’s neighborhood for a classic shakedown: After hours of negotiations with no obligation for Jose to sell, a final deal of $5,500 had finally been reached – five times what the buyer had paid.

“It’s good to know that even if I never reach sainthood at least my van has,” says Joseph, who has received incredible support from his audience, fellow musicians and the media.

A fundraiser will be thrown Sunday, October 21st @ City Winery in New York City, featuring Joseph and special guests.


From Joseph:

So after all this I got my van back!
I can’t thank y’all enough for your support and help.
It cost plenty, but I’m very happy to have my art and my gear back.
Jose (the guy who had it) drove a hard bargain (Ron calls it a sort of hold up)
and sold it all back to me for $5,500 after he paid a grand for it,
but I’m trying to keep it in perspective,
Things like this can’t be measured strictly with numbers
and the life lessons it taught were of greater value than the dollars and cents.
The main one being the support I got from all of you.
Along with the people,whom without I never would have gotten it back,
Ron, Vic, Lea, Carla, Julie, Peter, Kraig, Ehud and Spencer – THANK YOU!
The list goes on, but now I need to search this four wheel goliath for my tarot cards and try to catch new dreams.
Thanks again everyone and I hope to see you down the road.
I’ll be the one driving a van more famous than me.

much love,

27 Aug

“I want a fucking lawyer, man. I want Bill Kunstler, or Ron Kuby.” – the Dude

Famed civil rights attorney Ron Kuby has agreed to represent musician Joseph Arthur and help him locate his touring van filled with musical equipment and canvases of his artwork. The van was secretly auctioned by the City of New York on August 23, and Joseph has no rights to his property.

“Lord knows there are more important things in the world than a missing van with some art and amps in it,” says Joseph. “There has been a heartening outpour of support, and it has deeply been appreciated…I will rise above this and one day laugh at it. Thank you all again for your enormous support. It means a lot.”

While Joseph was overseas, his touring van (usually kept in gated parking) was in the repair shop. The repair shop temporarily moved the van to the curb where it was seized by NYC Marshal Robert F. Soliminie for $361.10 in unpaid parking tickets that Arthur believe had been paid.

The full story, by Joseph:

Vehicle: 2003 van, Dodge Ram, white
Photo: http://tinyurl.com/8vgtzt6

• 1970s Fender Twin amp in a blue road case with JAYHAWKS stenciled in white lettering.
• Eden Traveler bass head
• Ampeg 4 X 10 cabinet
• Joseph’s nearly-completed set of hand-drawn tarot cards
• CD recorded for recording live shows, two mics
• CD burners — two towers
• Many large paintings rolled up in canvas
Sing this to any Ramones song:


Donations towards a private investigator are welcome here:

22 Aug

A message from Dee Snider’s Management:

It was brought to the attention of the management today that Paul Ryan has been using tour client Dee Snider’s composition “We’re Not Gonna Take It” in his political campaign to become the Vice President of The United States of America. Dee does not support Paul Ryan. Accordingly, Dee has released this statement to Benjy Sarlin, campaign reporter for TPM in Washington, DC:

“I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan’s use of my song “Were Not Gonna Take It” as recorded by my band Twisted Sister. There is almost nothing on which I agree with Paul Ryan, except perhaps the use of the P90X.

Dee Snider”

15 Aug

Seems as if the GOP is once again whimsically ignoring our great nation’s laws to do whatever it wants to do, and shooting itself in the foot in the process. Without any regard for copyright or intellectual property laws, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has, without permission, begun to use Silversun Pickups’ 2009 smash “Panic Switch” at campaign stops across the country. Neither the band nor its representatives were contacted to gain permission for the use of the song and the band has no intention of endorsing the Romney campaign. The band’s attorney issued a cease and desist today.

“We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like the Romney campaign,” said Silversun Pickups lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert. “We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney! We were very close to just letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that ‘Panic Switch’ really sends the message he intends.”