Friday, June 29, 2007

Free (Or Mostly Free) Music This Weekend

After a few days of soupy weather here in NYC it's finally cooled down and the humidity is all but gone making for some fine conditions for seeing some music outdoors. Here's who's playing outside over the next few days.....


Ra Ra Riot / Sam Champion / The Bikini Car Wash Company - South St. Seaport - 7 PM - FREE

Brothers Past
- Rocks Off Boat Crusie - Departing 41st St & W. Side Driver - 9:30 (Boarding) - $25

Bob Dylan - Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY

Groove Collective / Ravi Coltrane - Prospect Park Bandshell - 7 PM - $3 (Suggested Donation)


Ozomatli / Babylon Circus / DJ Joro Boro - Central Park Summerstage - 3 PM - FREE

The Stills / Sam Roberts Band / Malajube - Prospect Park Bandshell - 7 PM - $3 (Suggested Donation)


Rodrigo y Gabriela / VietNam - Central Park Summerstage - 3 PM - FREE

Peter Frampton
- Six Flags Great Adventure - FREE w. park admission

Man Man / Dengue Fever / Illinois - McCarren Pool - Pool Party - FREE

Badfish - Rocks Off Boat Cruise - Departing 41st St & W. Side Driver - 5 PM (Boarding) - $35

Curve Ball

Kind of old news by now, but Ernie has a new album coming out on July 24th called The Horseshow Curve. It's a collection of instrumentals many of which he's been playing in concert over the last bunch of years. Here's the track list....

1. Sidewalks Of San Francisco
2. Olivia
3. Burlap Sack & Pumps
4. The 5th Round
5. The Horseshoe Curve
6. Noodle Rave
7. Tube Top Tony
8. Porters Pyramid

The album is available for pre-order now and as an added bonus you will receive a five song live EP - head here.

There hasn't been much news about our redheaded friend since he had to take up residency in upstate New York other then the cancellation of his appearance at the 10K Lakes Festival. Here's hoping he's doing well though.

Let's kick with some old school Trey from his first solo tour back in '99 - damn those were some good shows.....

Trey Anastasio - 1999-05-06 - The Riviera - Chicago, IL

Top 6 Of The First 6

Did this last year, so shouldn't break tradition right? So without further ado here are my Top 6 Albums of the First 6......

6. Elvis Perkins - Ash Wednesday

5. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

4. The White Stripes - Icky Thump

3. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

2. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

1. Dr. Dog - We All Belong

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bands That Time Forgot....

The latest from The Post Show, enjoy....

Rage To Co-Headline Vegoose

Hidden Track this morning is reporting that none other then the recently reunited Rage Against The Machine will be co-headlining this year's Vegoose Music Festival. While everyone might not have enjoyed their set at Bonnaroo, The Police was a huge booking and now this - well done. The Superfly guys have definitely solidified themselves as people that can now just pick and choose who they want to play their festivals. The rest of the line up will be announced next month, but a Fox affiliate in Vegas has Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and The Killers filling out the other big slots - though I'm not sure how much faith I'd put in that.

Here's Rage from this year's Coachella Festival (via Dimeadozen)....

RATM - 2007-04-29 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Empire Polo Fields - Indio, CA

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

Grateful Dead - Three From The Vault

Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger

The Watson Twins - Southern Manners

Monday, June 25, 2007

Music Video Mondays

Going to continue with some more summery music this week (I like the trend) - here's "All Is Said And Done" by Dios (Malos).....

Dios (Malos) are on tour right now and will be playing Mercury Lounge this Wednesday night, go check them out. And if you're looking for some great summer beach music pick up either of their albums - here and here.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Bloggy Goodness

Still trying to shake off the Bonnaroo tiredness, but here's what other people have been posting....

As the new Ryan Adams album Easy Tiger hits stores on Tuesday, CSVMIAD lists the 5 Worst Ryan Adams songs. See if you agree or disagree and weigh in - head here.

The Weight Staff
headed out to see The Last Waltz Ensemble in Falls Church - check out their thoughts on the show here.

Fan of a good cover tune? Then head no further then Can You See The Sunset From The Southside? who has collected a bunch of are artists tackling The Clash - give them a listen here.

Looking for that perfect summer mix well look no further then I Am Fuel, You Are Friends for Heather's All I Want Is An Umbrella In My Drink Mix - featuring cuts from the likes of Steve Miller Band to Ben Kweller & Adam Green to Neutral Milk Hotel. Download the whole thing or pick and choose your tracks here.

Phish & Chips went crusin' and offers up a quality summertime live set from everyones' favorite surf bum turned musician Jack Johnson - head here.

Want to hear the latest spin-off from Broken Social Scene? Head over to MFR for a taste of the new album by Kevin Drew called Spirit If which hits stores in September - here.

And finally as always head on over to Hidden Track for their weekly madness - The B List, Friday Mix Tape, Grousing The Aisles, Pullin' Tubes, etc.

Have a great weekend!


Is there really a need for another Dylan greatest hits cd? You've already got Volumes 1 - 3 and an Essential compilation too, and not to mention all the Bootleg Series stuff. But the folks over at Columbia are doing something kind of interesting with the latest Best Of that they are putting together. Here's the info....

A career-spanning, three-CD retrospective of Bob Dylan's music - DYLAN - will be released worldwide on October 1 by Columbia Records. This definitive Bob Dylan collection chronicles the artist's four decades of groundbreaking studio recordings, as well as his unparalleled influence on popular music and culture.

According to Sony BMG Commercial Music Group President John Ingrassia, "Each new generation eventually discovers what millions of people the world over have known for decades: That Bob Dylan is a singular artist whose songs and recordings represent the very best that music has to offer. This DYLAN set will provide a comprehensive introduction to an important body of work that continues to impact our culture and attract multitudes of new fans each year."

Song selection for this comprehensive set is still being determined, and will be greatly influenced by impassioned fan lobbying on website This site, which went live in February for fans to share thoughts on Bob Dylan's music, swap stories about first hearing the artist's songs and seeing him in concert, and more, has been updated today with the DYLAN artwork, a promotional trailer for the album, as well as the ability for fans to vote on the DYLAN track listing.

Visitors to will also find details on a forthcoming online photo exhibit, in which notable fans from the worlds of music, film, art and fashion will contribute images inspired by Bob Dylan. Fans will be able to contribute images, as well, and a winner will be chosen by one of the celebrity photographers to receive a Sony Alpha digital camera and have his or her image included in the exhibit.

Two additional versions of DYLAN will be released simultaneously with the 3-CD set: A deluxe edition featuring the three disks in a cloth covered case, and accompanied by an extended booklet of classic and rare Dylan imagery plus 10 limited edition postcards highlighting pivotal moments of Bob's career. The "Best Of" edition that will feature 18 songs on a single disk.

I like the idea, we'll see if it actually pays off and we get something that digs a little deeper into the catalog. Head on over to Dylan07 to voice your opinion.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vegoose Returns

Well Bonnaroo is over, but that doesn't mean that the Superfly folks aren't hard at work on their next big festival Vegoose. Here's the initial details....



Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, are proud to announce the dates for Vegoose 2007. The third annual installment of this dynamic entertainment experience will take place in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th. The initial lineup of confirmed acts and ticketing info will be announced in the coming weeks. Vegoose at Night, a series of nighttime concerts, will present a variety of artists at marquee venues throughout the city starting on Friday, October 26th and running through Sunday, October 28th.

With its festive Halloween-in-Vegas atmosphere, Vegoose is quickly becoming the ultimate fall season destination for live music fans. The event’s central complex at Sam Boyd Stadium—which includes the 30-acre Star Nursery Field with its stunning mountainous backdrop—provides a unique setting for the festival during the day and into the evening.

Vegoose has featured a staggering range of acts such as Dave Matthews, Tom Petty, The Killers, Fiona Apple, The Arcade Fire, Beck. The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, The Roots, The Raconteurs among many others. In addition to an exceptional lineup of music acts, the festival will present a host of activities and attractions. Building on features from years past—such as the Impersonators CafĂ©, the Wedding Chapel, and the Great Evil Pumpkin—organizers are poised to deliver an even more extraordinary array of entertainment options this year.

Head here from some torrents from last year's festivities.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

It's really hard to start thinking about New Year's already, but that hasn't stopped moe. from announcing that they will rigging in 2008 like last year with a show a New York's own Radio City Music Hall. Presale through moe.ticketing begins June 20th at 10 A.M. (EST), while the general on sale is three days later, June 23rd at noon (EST) via Ticketmaster. Seriously though who can think that far ahead?

Here's last year's show, which I heard was quite the rager.....

moe. - 2006-12-31 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY

I Love Tuesdays

Here's the purchase for the week, it's a good one....

The White Stripes - Icky Thump

Monday, June 18, 2007

Music Video Mondays

Just back from Bonnaroo - thoughts and pictures tomorrow (probably over at Bonnawho's Who), but for now let's go with The Thrills and "So Much For The City"......

Their new album is called Teenager hits store this August, but if you sign up for their newsletter you can get a free track off of it. You can also hear a couple new tunes over at their MySpace page - head here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Affair - This Friday @ Club Midway

Not heading down to Manchester fear not there is still a lot of solid music to see and thought I'd take this opportunity to give a plug to my friends in The Affair. They are playing Friday night at Club Midway. Here's some info....

The Pull-Out Method Presents...
The Walkup 12:30 PM

Friday, June 15, 2007

Club Midway (
25 Avenue B (and 3rd Street)

Their debut album Yes, Yes To You got a 7.0 from Pitchfork - read the review here. They play a great blend of indie-rock meets '60s girl group meets punk, so go and check them out.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I Love Tuesdays

Here are the purchases for the week....

The Traveling Wilburys - The Traveling Wilburys

1 Day, 14 Hours and Counting

Finished up my artist spotlights over at Bonnawho's Who - 78 artists and a handful of comedians, if you haven't been over there lately check it out here. It's been quite the rewarding experience, got to find out about a bunch of new bands and also got to geek out on a bunch that I love that are playing this year. They'll hopefully be a couple more posts before heading down and lots when I get back.

If you're heading down to Manchester remember to be safe and have fun.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Music Video Mondays

It's Monday and I'm a bit tired and just looking forward to heading down to Bonnaroo in a few days. I posted this video over on Bonnawho's Who yesterday, but wanted to share it here too just for the unintentional humor it provides. Here's Wilco with "Outtasite (Outta Mind)"....

Have to love those mid 90s alternative videos - I bet Tweedy cringes anytime people bring it up.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Don't fret Sopranos fans the series may be coming to an end tonight, but come this fall look out for Tony!.....

For more from The Post Show - head here.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Alive Dead

After months of being "Under Construction" the new, improved Grateful Dead website is now live. Here's some info on the new site....

Welcome to the latest evolution of Dead.Net. Before you start clicking around we just wanted to give you three... no, four, informational gems.
  1. We want you to know that this site is going to be ever-improving, ever-evolving and never sitting still. Post your ideas, your wish lists, your hopes for what you wish this site could be. We have a million ideas of our own, and we want to build this 'thing' into the best 'thing' it can be. That said, we are brand new, and it's going to be a little rocky for a bit while we find our feet and figure out what is working and what isn't. So bear with us.
  2. At the moment, we have not fully merged the community/archives with the store. That means that you are going to have to create a whole 'nother account when you want to go to the store and buy stuff. We are working really hard to make it so that you only need one account. In the meantime,when you do create your User accounts, please use the same email address for both so that we can unite them when the time comes.
  3. The store. Yes, the shelves are a little empty right now. We are moving truckloads of merch to a shiny new warehouse, and so it's not all in yet. We will be adding tons of new stuff really soon!
  4. That's it! Wander around and check it all out. We hope you're happy with what we're building here, since really, it's all for you.
Some of the cool new features included the ability to check out song lyrics, backstage passes, concert posters as well as the continuation of the Taper's Section - head here and start poking around.

If that's not enough Dead for you, you can also pre-order their newest archive release Three From The Vault - which features a show from the Capital Theater from '71. Pre-order your copy here.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

No Stairway

After a few weeks of speculation the final pieces of the puzzle are in place on the Bonnaroo schedule with the announcement of what was listed as a TBD for Friday late night as the SuperJam. Here's the info....

Bonnaroo continues an annual tradition with an all-star SuperJam, starting at midnight on Friday, June 15. Former Led Zeppelin bass player JOHN PAUL JONES will anchor a trio featuring one of music's most innovative modern bluesmen, guitar wizard BEN HARPER, and Roots drummer AHMIR "?UESTLOVE" THOMPSON. The SuperJam is one of the most highly anticipated features of the festival, combining the talents of a diverse set of musicians for a one-time-only collaborative performance. Past participants have included Stewart Copeland, Herbie Hancock, Dr. John, Trey Anastasio, and many other musicians of the highest caliber - and if history is any indication, expect special guests to join the fun.

Since the break-up of Led Zeppelin in 1980, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jones has worked with bands including R.E.M. and the Foo Fighters. Harper's last album, "Both Sides of the Gun," debuted at Number Seven on the Billboard charts; Rolling Stone has called him a "natural-born superstar." In addition to his role as the heartbeat of hip-hop trailblazers the Roots, Thompson has played with and produced such artists as D'Angelo and Fiona Apple; at Bonnaroo, he will also be performing with his jazz-oriented group, The Philadelphia Experiment.

Who's ready for a Zeptastic set with Ben doing his best Robert Plant? Thoughts?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The Triology Rescidency

Ben Kweller's planning on playing his three albums - for those keeping score at home that's Sha Sha, On My Way and Ben Kweller - in their entirety during a three night stand at Brooklyn's Southpaw on July 30th, 31st and August 1st. Can't decide which album you'd want to see, don't fret because you can a pass that will get you into all three nights. Buy your tickets here.

So in honor of the three night run, here's a video from each album.....

Commerce, TX

The Rules


Ben will also be out on the road for a full summer tour too, check out the dates here.

Monday, June 04, 2007


About a week or so ago as I was half paying attention to what was on TV when my ears perked up to what I thought was the strains of one Jeff Tweedy, but when I glanced over it was a commercial for Volkswagen - so I dismissed it as a sound-a-like. Well I guess I was right as this story is making it's way around the blogs the last few days....

"In a new form of music/promotion/communications, the band Wilco's recently released album Sky Blue Sky is the soundtrack to Volkswagen's latest TV campaign. This new form of marketing collaboration has the creative forces of Wilco and VW combining to launch both an album and a VW campaign in the same week (May 22nd). The partnership spans multiple commercials and multiple songs, with the first song being "The Thanks I Get." The Wilco Volkswagen union will run for the summer and all songs can be streamed on It's also the first-ever licensing deal for Wilco."

I guess the reason I didn't recognize the was because it leftover that didn't make it onto Sky Blue Sky. You can head on over to Stereogum who has the the spots - check it out here.

Odds & Sods

No one can accuse Ryan Adams about being lazy when it comes to putting out albums - though some may prefer that he limit himself to one release a year. Billboard is reporting that Ryan is looking to release a boxed set culled from his archives. Here's some info....

According to a label spokesperson, the set may include live tracks, the fabled unreleased albums "48 Hours" and "The Suicide Handbook," the oft-bootlegged "Bedhead" series and leftover songs from the "Easy Tiger" sessions.

Good news for the die hard fans, though probably too much for everyone else. Read the full article here.

Music Video Mondays

I'll admit I was a total slacker last week with posting, I'll try to do better this week. Feeling like some Beastie Boys this morning and let's go with two. First up is "Hold It Now, Hit It"....

And how about "Intergalatic", because who doesn't love a good robot versus giant monster fight....

The Beasties also have a new funk filled instrumental album called The Mix-Up hitting stores at the end of the month. They've also promised multi-night tour stops to support the album - one night instrumental, one night hip-hop.