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Classic Rock Magazine

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    Each day for the past week or so Soulive has been revealing the names of the special guests who will join them at Bowlive III which begins on Feb. 28 and runs through March 10 at Brooklyn Bowl.

    While two more announcements remain, here’s what we know thus far:

    2/28 = John Scofield
    2/29 = John Scofield
    3/1 = Rahzel + ?uestlove
    3/2 = Jennifer Hartswick
    3/3 = Marco Benevento & Jennifer Hartswick
    3/6 = Skerik, Zach Deputy & Allen Stone
    3/7 = Skerik and Zach Deputy
    3/8 = George Porter Jr., Billy Martin & ?uestlove

    There’s still two performances left (3/9 & 3/10) for which the guests have yet to be revealed. Both single-day and 10-show passes are currently on sale through Brooklyn Bowl’s website.

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    Earlier this afternoon organizers of the Summer Camp Music Festival announced the late night acts for this year’s event. Les Claypool and the Dead Kenny G’s will perform in the barn on the Friday night of the festival. Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, featuring members of the Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, Conspirator and the Underground Orchestra will play a late night set on the Saturday night of the festival, while Pretty Lights will be performing the late night show on Sunday.

    The 2012 Summer Camp Music Festival is set to take place at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois from May 25 – 27. As usual, moe. and Umphrey’s McGee will headline. Primus, Gov’t Mule and the Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio are also set to perform along with dozens of other acts. You will need a separate ticket for late night shows and details about how to purchase these ducats will be announced soon. Not So Early Bird tickets for the festival itself are on sale now.

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    Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells will make their Network TV debut on Feb. 18 when the duo are featured as the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Former cast member Maya Rudolph will host the episode. Let’s hope Sleigh Bells’ appearance goes better than the much maligned one by Lana Del Rey earlier this year. Sleigh Bells’ debut album scored the #25 slot on our Best Albums of 2010 list.

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    Last spring Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros embarked on the Railroad Revival Tour, which saw the three bands traverse the country together via vintage train cars. The throwback tour, which got its inspiration from the famed 1970 Festival Express tour that transported the likes of the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and The Band across Canada, began in Oakland and ended in New Orleans, stopped in six cities along the cross-country route, where the bands performed at a series of unique outdoor venues.

    The entire experience of traveling, living and performing over the course of the six day trip was documented by a film crew, and is now being released as a documentary entitled the Big Easy Express, and will premiere at this year’s SXSW. Let’s check out the trailer…

    Finally, over the last few years the Grammy awards have built buzz around a series of “mash up” performances that have featured both cross-genre acts, as well as legacy and up and coming bands performing together to various degrees of success. While we were quite enamored with last year’s pairing of Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers and Bob Dylan, we’re not quite so confident that this year’s announced pairings will even be worth tuning in for on Sunday night. For their first public performance in over 20 years, the surviving members of the Beach Boys will be joined by Maroon 5 and Foster The People, while the Foo Fighters will participate in something that’s being billed as “a special segment spotlighting dance/electronica music” alongside Deadmau5, Chris Brown, David Guetta and Lil’ Wayne. In addition to these potential train wrecks, the telecast will also feature a performances by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and Adele, who is likely to collect trophies for just about everything she’s been nominated for.

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    Just one day after the release of Be The Void, which is winning raves around HT headquarters, Dr. Dog visited Conan for a performance of That Old Black Hole on the TBS late night show. This take is getting us excited for the band’s current tour, which kicked off last week and runs through the end of March. If you missed it, here’s the clip…

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    Yesterday Bonnaroo organizers AC Entertainment and Superfly unveiled a redesigned bonnaroo.com featuring all-new graphics in preparation for this year’s lineup announcement, which is due next week according to a note on the event’s website. Shortly after the new design went up, a regular at the Inforoo.org message boards who uses the handle Alberto Balsalm posted an image featuring a lineup utilizing the new graphics that he claimed he found on the “Roo website shortly after they updated it with the new theme.” The Inforoo community has been slowly figuring out the 2012 lineup since last year’s event finished, so Balsalm diabolically compiled all the band names which Inforoo users have been speculating/confirming will play Bonnaroo, threw in a few surprises (hello Paul Simon plays Graceland), added the new graphics and unleashed his creation on the message board.

    [FAKE LINEUP GRAPHIC]

    [FAKE LINEUP GRAPHIC]

    Within hours the graphic went viral and spread like wildfire across Twitter, Facebook and even a few music blogs. Later that night Balsalm couldn’t contain his laughter and returned to Inforoo with the following enthusiastic post, “one of my friends posted a link on facebook to one of the music sites that picked this up. that was cool haha. its crazy how fast things can spread these days. this was fun.” Crazy indeed. This gent’s image was seen by hundreds of thousands of music fans within hours, many of which fell hook, line and sinker for it.

    The week before the Bonnaroo announcement is notorious for fakeouts such as the one Balsalm initiated. Last year Paste fell so hard for a fake image that they actually claimed it was the real lineup. At least the websites that fell for Balsalm’s prank seemed to mention they didn’t know if it was real or not unlike the Paste debacle. Yet all around Facebook and Twitter people were posting the image by itself with little context such as “Bonnaroo Lineup [link]” which helped fuel the graphic’s supersonic trip around the ‘nets.

    In these days of “be first or be last” many music fans, and even some websites, will post rumors or images such as Balsalm’s first and ask questions later, if even at all. That’s apparently the age we live in. It didn’t take much time to find the source of the purported lineup image as the folks on Inforoo.org spend all year discussing and debating each Bonnaroo lineup, so you had to figure they were discussing the graphic – sure enough that’s where it originated. Kudos to Balsalm as he even had a handful of Inforoo regulars fooled, but you’ve got to keep in mind this isn’t AC Entertainment and Superfly’s first rodeo. The Bonnaroo organizers know the blogosphere is thirsty for lineup details and keep that information very close to their vest. Yet Balsalm knew that there aren’t many people who keep tabs on all the discussions on Inforoo and was able to trick many knowledgeable fans by slipping in plenty of groups who are expected to make the trip to Manchester in June.

    As always, nothing’s confirmed until it’s printed on the festival’s website. Keep your bullshit detectors on high alert, folks. We’ll be sure to let you know when the lineup is official.

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    In a surprise announcement, Bruce Springsteen revealed that the E Street Band will expand for its upcoming tour. Singers Cindy Mizelle and Curtis King, trombonist Clark Gayton and trumpeter Curt Ramm, all of whom have toured with Springsteen in some form previously will join the tour along with Clarence Clemons’ nephew Jake Clemons, who will share his uncle’s role with Sessions Band sax player Ed Manion. Newcomer Barry Danielian on trumpet is also part of the touring band.

    Jake Clemons on Jungle Land w/ a Tribute Act

    According to Backstreets, this is the same lineup (with the exception of Clemons) that backed Springsteen and the ’78 era E Street Band at the Asbury Park Carousel House in 2010. Both Mizelle and King were featured on the last few E Street Band tours, while Jake Clemons has sat in with the group in the past. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at The Grammys on Sunday night. The Wrecking Ball Tour kicks off in earnest on March 18 after a one-off at the Apollo.

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    As reported yesterday, today Gorillaz announced OutKast’s Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy as guest collaborators as part of Converse’s 3 Artists – 1 Song series. The song, DoYaThing, will be released for free on the Converse website on February 23.


    Oh is that?….YES! It is..It’s… Andre ‘Outkast’ 3000 and James Murphy. Mr. LCD Soundsystem. Alongside Gorillaz! Wow! What a line-up!
    @MurdocGorillaz
    Murdoc Niccals


    So I’ve just been given the all clear! Free to announce “DoYaThing” – The brand new Gorillaz track – 23rd Feb. On http://www.Converse.com
    @MurdocGorillaz
    Murdoc Niccals

     

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    Panic en la Playa @ Now Sapphire Resort, Jan. 31 – Feb. 4

    Images: Dave Vann

    From January 31 – February 4 Widespread Panic fans descended upon two resorts in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera for the inaugural Panic en la Playa event thrown by Cloud 9 Adventures.  The jam titans played a total of four electric shows on the beach smack dab in the middle of their all-acoustic Wood Tour. These shows marked Panic’s last electric performances before they head off for an indefinite hiatus after the Wood Tour wraps on February 19.

    [All Photos by Dave Vann]

    Photographer Dave Vann was down in Mexico for all the action and we wanted to share 50 of his stunning images, along with the setlists from all four shows. Take a look…

    January 31:

    01/31/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
    1: She Caught The Katy, From The Cradle, Pigeons, Cotton Was King, Party At Your Mama’s House > Ribs And Whiskey, Greta > You Got Yours, Fishwater
    2: Bust It Big > Love Tractor, Saint Ex, Surprise Valley > Drums > Surprise Valley, Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Space Wrangler > Walkin’ (For Your Love), Vampire Blues, Makes Sense To Me
    E: Gimme, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers
    ['Cars' jam during 'You Got Yours'; "Gimme a lift here Garrie" by JB during 'Gimme']

    February 1

    02/01/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
    1: Rock, Tall Boy > Sharon, Tortured Artist > Spoonful > Sleepy Monkey > Kinky Reggae > Sleepy Monkey > Stop-Go > Disco > Rebirtha > Blackout Blues
    2: Diner > Junior, Goodpeople > Dark Bar > Goodpeople, Up All Night, All Time Low > Drums > Proving Ground > Mr. Soul > Proving Ground > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Red Hot Mama > Shut Up And Drive, Protein Drink > Sewing Machine
    E: Chainsaw City, Slippin’ Into Darkness* > Action Man
    * with Steve Lopez on percussion
    [Only 'Kinky Reggae']

    February 2

    02/02/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
    1: Ballad of John and Yoko, Little Kin > Radio Child, Papa Legba, Weight of the World, Heroes, Impossible > Jack > Visiting Day > Knocking Around the Zoo
    2: One Armed Steve > Worry, Casa Del Grillo, St. Louis > Tie Your Shoes > Ride Me High > Airplane > Goin’ Out West > Drums > Tie Your Shoes > I’m Not Alone > Stop Breaking Down
    E: Down > Heaven > Bowlegged Woman
    [In a Gadda Da Vida tease after Ride Me High; Tequilla tease during Tie Your Shoes; We Want the Funk teases during Bowlegged Woman; Panic en la Playa]

    February 3

    02/03/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
    RAIN DELAY > 1: Ain’t Life Grand > Who Do You Belong to?, Holden Oversoul, Dying Man, Carmelita, Climb to Safety > Driving Song > Blight > Driving Song, North
    2: Henry Parsons Died > Pleas > Henry Parsons Died, Vacation, You Should Be Glad > Chilly Water > Drums > Arlene > Blue Indian > Entering a Blackhole Backwards > Chilly Water > Bust it Big, Pilgrims, Lawyers, Guns and Money
    E: Many Rivers to Cross, Postcard
    [40 minute rain delay at start of show; Panic en la Playa]

    [All Setlists via EverydayCompanion.com]

    Here’s 50 great shots by Dave Vann in one handy gallery:

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    HT fave Trey Anastasio begins his first-ever orchestral tour tonight in Atlanta. Back in December we presented a list of 10 songs HT EiC Scott Bernstein is hoping the Phish front man would perform with the symphonies, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to re-publish his list. Check out Phish.net’s brief history of Trey’s orchestral work for more.

    Earlier this week Phish front man Trey Anastasio announced his first-ever orchestral tour, a four-show swing that is set to kick off on February 9 at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. Big Red isn’t a stranger to performing with symphonies and his two most recent orchestral gigs from 2009, May 21 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and September 12 with the New York Philharmonic, have shown Trey’s willingness to dig deep into his solo and Phish repertoires for such events.

    For this week’s B List I’ve prepared a list of ten songs I’d like to see Trey at one or many of the 2012 Winter Symphony Tour performances. Here’s what I came up with…

    10. Dirt

    Phish – Dirt

    Considering how good of a job Anastasio and the symphonies did with If I Could at the 2009 gigs, a ballad is a fine fit for the orchestral setting. Dirt has plenty of room for the orchestras to work their magic behind Trey’s gentle vocals.

    9. Limb By Limb

    Phish – Limb By Limb

    I’d like to see Trey and any of these orchestras tackle one of the many Phish songs written in 6/8 and I can just imagine what a symphony’s percussion and woodwinds section could do with this Anastasio/Herman/Marshall original.

    8. It’s Ice

    Phish – It’s Ice

    The structure of It’s Ice makes it a perfect candidate for the symphony tour and I think for this one, I’d rather hear the strings or woodwinds interpret the lyrics rather than have Trey sing along. Hopefully the ensemble find a creative way to take advantage of the “jam.” The last time Trey toyed with the arrangement for It’s Ice, the 70VP “metal” version, he did so with rather impressive results.

    PAGE TWO = Chapeau Mauvais, Rift > Curtain With > Rift and Scents

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    Jane’s Addiction has been added as a headliner to this May’s Summer Camp Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois on May 25 – 27. Other headliners include Umphrey’s McGee and moe., who are each set to play on each day of the festival, as well as Pretty Lights, Primus, Gov’t Mule and the Weir, Robinson, Greene acoustic trio.

    Not So Early Bird passes are currently available through the festival’s website for $160. Yesterday, Summer Camp organizers announced the late night shows, including planned performances by Pretty Lights, Les Claypool and the Dead Kenny G’s.

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    Flecktones bassist Victor Wooten will get plenty of airtime this weekend as he’ll perform on two very different television shows. Tonight, Wooten will sit in with Jimmy Fallon’s house band The Roots on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Tomorrow, Wooten will perform on the Fox News program Huckabee. You can catch Wooten on Huckabee at 8PM this Saturday and Sunday.

    Friday, February 10 [All Times ET]

    • Cee-Lo Green on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • Goyte on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC Midnight]
    • Victor Wooten on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:35AM]
    • Alice Smith on Carson Daly [NBC 1:35AM]

    Saturday, February 11

    • Jimmy Cliff on Austin City Limits [PBS]
    • Mumford & Sons on Unplugged [Palladia 2:30PM]
    • Victor Wooten on Mike Huckabee Show [Fox News 8PM]
    • Karmin on Saturday Night Live [NBC 11:30PM]

    Sunday, February 12

    • Radiohead – The King of Limbs [Palladia Noon]
    • Foo Fighters – Back and Forth [Palladia 1PM]
    • Robert Plant and the Band of Joy – Live [HDNet 5:35PM]
    • Norah Jones – Live at St. Ann’s [HDNet 6:45PM]
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    Phish front man Trey Anastasio kicked off his first-ever orchestral tour at the Atlanta Symphony Hall last night backed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Big Red worked through material which he’s performed at past orchestral shows over the past decade and a few newcomers to the symphonic repertoire in Goodbye Head, Stash and a cover of the Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End suite from The Beatles’ Abbey Road LP.

    [via @TreyAnastasio]

    A special moment came during If I Could when an audience member proposed to his girlfriend and she said yes. Anastasio dedicated YEM to them. Let Me Lie and Time Turns Elastic, both of which went un-played by Phish in 2011, were featured during last night’s show as well as the instrumental Inlaw Josie Wales – last played by Phish on October 6, 2000. Yesterday wasn’t the first time Trey tackled the Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End segment as he performed the entire Abbey Road B-Side twice in 2005 with his 70 Volt Parade outfit.

    Here’s the Phish.net setlist (unconfirmed)…

    Set 1: First Tube, Water in the Sky[1], Divided Sky[1], Brian and Robert[1], Goodbye Head, Guyute[2], Let Me Lie, Stash[1]

    Set 2: Time Turns Elastic, If I Could[1], You Enjoy Myself

    Encore: Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End, The Inlaw Josie Wales[1]

    [1] Trey on acoustic.
    [2] Trey first on acoustic, then electric guitar.
    Notes: This performance featured Trey performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Scott Dunn conducting with orchestration by Don Hart.

    Next up for Trey is a Valentine’s Day performance in Pittsburgh with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Head over to Honest Tune for photos from last night’s show.

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    OK, we’re admittedly a few days late on this, but earlier this week the internet was abuzz as the Alabama Shakes stopped by TBS’s Conan to make their late-night debut. The band, which you’re going to be hearing about a lot in the coming weeks and months, will release their debut album Boys & Girls on April 10 via ATO Records. Fronted by the charismatic and booming voiced Brittany Howard, the Shakes play a fiery blend of vintage Southern soul that sounds something like Janis Joplin meets Aretha Franklin as backed by Booker T. & MG’s and the Allman Brothers. The band performed a pair of songs for Conan, let’s check out their web exclusive – I Ain’t The Same…

    Alabama ShakesI Ain’t The Same
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    Hosting good eats on Super Bowl Sunday has been a tradition in our household for many years. It all started when we raided Trader Joe’s about ten years ago, realizing how much fun it was to eat a variety of foods–not just the typical chips and wings.

    Super Bowl XLVI

    Since we moved to Brooklyn, Chris and I spent many a night pondering our Super Bowl spread, as we finally had some room to prepare and serve a large quantity of food. He volunteered to spend the weekend slicing and dicing for the main event, whereas I coordinated the snacks and treats that our guests would bring. Although neither of us were New York Giants fans, we hosted a “Go Giants” party in honor of living in New York City.

    Leading up to the party, we were absolutely starving, so I picked up a pair of Proscuitto Biscuits from Brooklyn Larder.

    Brooklyn Larder Proscuitto Biscuits

    Peppered with miniature pieces of proscuitto, these biscuits were awesome. They had a nutty texture, which added to the flavor. They appeared to be brushed with butter before they were baked, but it was still fun to slice them in half and spread some butter inside. Yum. 

    After filling our bellies, it was time to lay out the first course. Here are some of the highlights:

    Cowgirl Creamery Devil's Gulch Cheese

    Meats and Cheeses

    1. Cowgirl Creamery Devil’s Gulch Cheese (shown in each picture above): being huge fans of Cowgirl Creamery, Devil’s Gulch was a no-brainer. The consistency was similar to Brie, but the red pepper flakes coated on the outside of the cheese added a wonderful kick in each bite.
    2. Robusto Cheese from Whole Foods: those who love nutty cheeses will fall in love with Robusto. It’s similar to aged parmesan in texture and flavor, and pairs very well with meats.
    3. Sopressata, Mortadella and Salame from Whole Foods: my favorite, hands down, is the mortadella. I consider this “bologna on crack.” The salame was nice too, but I found the sopressata much too fatty tasting for a snack.

    While all our guests nibbled on the snacks spread, Chris was hard at work with final preparations for the mains he spent all weekend preparing. He staggered these dishes out over the course of three hours leading up to the game, so he didn’t have to cook during the game–this ended up being a wise plan.

    Korean Beef Tacos Fixins

    Korean Beef Taco

    Dr. Pepper Wings

    Eggplant Parm prep

    Eggplant Parm

    1. Korean Beef Tacos with Kimchi Slaw, Scallions and “Beef Concentrate”: Chris started prepping the beef two days ahead of the Super Bowl. He brined and slow-cooked it for hours. Being the master at slow-cooking meat, it was no surprise that the succulent beef chuck was not only spot-on in flavor, but was incredibly tender. The kimchi slaw was excellent, packing a tangy punch. The “beef concentrate”–drippings from the Korean beef boiled until concentrated–turned this Oriental favorite into a next level sensation. I added srichacha to my taco for an additional kick.
    2. Dr. Pepper Wings: using one of America’s favorite sodas, Chris made a sauce which surprised everyone in flavor. He could have called these Asian wings and you wouldn’t have known the difference. Our guests gobbled these up as well.
    3. Eggplant Parm: Chris spent about seven hours prepping for the eggplant parm the night before the game. I chuckled repeatedly and let him know I thought he was crazy–maniac even–but he was determined to make this dish. His blood, sweat and tears were well worth the effort. This was the dish of the night for our guests, who couldn’t stop raving about how delicious it was. Well done, Chris!

    Although no one really had room for dessert after all the delicious food we had eaten prior to the game, we served multiple desserts during halftime. I advised most of our guests to bring desserts, so we were overloaded with sugary goodness.

    Assorted desserts

    Robicelli's Cupcakes

    1. Robicelli’s Cupcake, Cannoli, Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pies, Momofuku Milk Bar Truffles
    2. Robicelli’s Buffalo Chicken, Chicken and Waffles Cupcakes

    The pictures represent about ten percent of our total dessert volume, but should make you all drool. The Robicelli’s chicken cupcakes received an insane amount of press, so although they weren’t very tasty, this was a genius marketing move. I saw at least five articles published the following day about these cupcakes alone. I’ve eaten about fifty Momofuku Milk Bar truffles in my day, so I love having these at every party we host–they are that good. My shining star of the night was the Four and Twenty Blackbirds Salty Honey Pie. The consistency was similar to pumpkin pie, but the flavors were so different. I have quite a salty palette, so the specks of sea salt across the top of the slice were absolutely delicious paired with the honey in the pie.

    As you can see, we had quite the variety of edible delights for our first Super Bowl party ever in Brooklyn. Now that we have room to host, we will undoubtedly throw this type of soiree every year. The Giants ended up winning the game, which livened the party up even more, and all of our guests left satisfied. If I have my way, the Chicago Bears will be victorious when we host our Super Bowl party next year! If Chris has his way, the New York Jets will win. Regardless of who plays in the championship game next year, all appetites will be satisfied.

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    EOTO @ House of Blues – Boston, February 9

    Photos: Mark Davidson

    Jamtronica act EOTO debuted a new stage setup last night dubbed the “Lotus Stage” – a fully interactive 3-D mapped stage with video crews filming the show - at the House of Blues in Boston.

    [All Photos by Mark Davidson]

    The band recently shared a video discussing how the Lotus Stage came together. EOTO heads out west starting tomorrow at LA Center Studios in Los Angeles. Look for the return of the Lotus Stage when EOTO comes back east.

    Here’s more stunning photos of the impressive stage setup…

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    Having just finished Greg Kot’s fantastic (though outdated) book on Wilco called Learning How To Die, I’ve got Tweedy and Co. on the brain. For this week’s Mix Tape I put together a mix featuring the original versions of six songs Wilco covers.

    We start off with a song that hit Tweedy hard following 9/11 – Bill Fay’s Be Not So Fearful and continue with I Love My Label by Nick Lowe – a song Wilco recorded as the B-Side for their first self-released single. Next we turn to HT faves Steely Dan for Any Major Dude off of Pretzel Logic. From there, Gram Parsons gives us One Hundred Years From Now, which Wilco recorded for the Parsons tribute disc Return of the Grievous Angel. Finally, Big Star kicks down Thirteen and we end with I Shall Be Released off The Band’s Music From Big Pink.

    Wilco Covers by Scott Bernstein on Grooveshark

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    While the television broadcast of The 54th Grammys airs tonight at 8PM ET on CBS, yesterday the academy’s 2012 Special Merit Awards Ceremony took place in Los Angeles where the Allman Brothers Band were among the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award. All of the surviving original members of the band spoke with the exception of exiled guitarist Dickey Betts. In addition, each of the current members of the group as well as former keyboardist Chuck Leavell and family members of late ABBers Duane Allman and Berry Oakley spoke during the Allmans’ nearly 23 minutes on stage.

    Gregg Allman was the first to speak and thanked all of the crew and the fans before mentioning that his health was improving. Allman also thanked Bill Graham as did Leavell. Jaimoe was up next and thanked every musician who he had played with as well as his family before telling the story of how he met Duane. Drummer Butch Trucks took a large majority of the time on stage and told a few stories about Duane Allman and how much of making music is “in the moment.” Galadrielle, Duane’s daughter, spoke about her dad and how much it means to his legacy that the band still performs at such a high level. Britney and Berry Oakley Jr. talked about how close they still are with her late father’s bandmates and that they could feel her father’s presence on that stage.

    Leavell was the first speaker to mention, and thank, Dickey Betts as Chuck told the audience that Dickey couldn’t make it but wanted to join him in thanking impressario Bill Graham, Capricorn Records head Phil Walden, engineer and producer Tommy Dowd, producer Johnny Sandlin and the fans. Betts, who was fired from the Allman Brothers Band in 2000, has previously said through his official website that he would be on hand to receive the award. Current members Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones and Derek Trucks each took a few moments and discussed what the legacy of the group meant to them. The Allman Brothers Band returns to the stage on March 9 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony took place tonight in Los Angeles, and while it may seem like Adele won every statue, a number of HT faves did take home awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Foo Fighters, Levon Helm, Bela Fleck, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Pat Metheny, Allison Krauss & Union Station, Bon Iver and Rebirth Brass Band were among the winners at “music’s biggest night.”

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band took home the Best Blues Album award for Revelator, beating Derek’s band mates Gregg Allman (Low Country Blues) and Warren Haynes (Man In Motion). Booker T. took home the Best Pop Instrumental Album award for The Road To Memphis, Bon Iver won the Alternative Album of the Year award for his self-titled LP, Adele was awarded the Best Pop Vocal Album award for 21, Skrillex scored the Best Dance Recording prize as well as the Best Dance/Electronica Album for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Levon Helm won the Best Americana Album award for Live at the Ryman, while Alison Krauss & Union Station won the Best Bluegrass Album nod for Paper Airplane.

    Foo Fighters got off to a sizzling start winning the Best Long For Music Video prize for our top DVD/Blu-Ray of 2011 Back and Forth, Best Rock Album for Wasting Light, Best Rock Song for Walk and Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for White Limo. At the evening’s telecast Justin Vernon accepted the Best New Artist award for Bon Iver, while the Foos took home yet another award for Rock Performance.

    Here’s the full list of winners…

    Album of the Year: 21, Adele
    Record of the Year: “Rolling In The Deep,” Adele
    Song of the Year: “Rolling In The Deep,” Adele
    Pop Vocal Album: 21, Adele
    Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele
    Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets Ii, Tony Bennett and Various Artists
    Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
    Short Form Music Video: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
    Long Form Music Video: “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth,” Foo Fighters
    New Artist: Bon Iver

    Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie
    Rap Song: 
    “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West
    Rap Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
    R&B Performance: 
    “Is This Love,” Corinne Bailey Rae
    Best Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
    Traditional R&B Performance: “Fool for You,” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona
    R&B Song:
     ”Fool for You,” Cee Lo Green and Jack Splash
    Best R&B Album: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
    Pop Instrumental Album: The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones
    Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
    Country Duo/Group Performance: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
    Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
    Folk Album: Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
    Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters
    Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
    Rock Song:  “Walk,” Foo Fighters, Songwriters (Foo Fighters)
    Rock Album: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
    Alternative Music Album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
    Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth

    Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1
    Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The King’s Speech
    Song Written for Visual Media
    : “I See the Light” (From Tangled)
    Recording Package: Scenes From the Suburbs
    Boxed or Special Limited Edition PackageThe Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story
    Album Notes: Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded by the San Francisco Bay
    Historical Album: Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection—Deluxe Edition)
    Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Paper Airplane
    Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
    Surround Sound Album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
    Instrumental Composition: Life in Eleven – Bela Fleck & Howard Levy
    Instrumental Arrangement: Rhapsody in Blue
    Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
    Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “Jesus,” Le’andria Johnson
    Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin, Songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
    Contemporary Christian Music Song: “Blessings,” Laura Story
    Gospel Album: Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin
    Contemporary Christian Music Album: And If Our God Is for Us…, Chris Tomlin
    Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album: Drama Y Luz, Maná
    Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: 
    Bicentenario, Pepe Aguilar
    Banda or Norteño Album: Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends, Los Tigres Del Norte
    Tropical Latin Album: The Last Mambo, Cachao
    Engineered Album, Classical: Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

    Producer of the Year, Classical:  Judith Sherman
    Orchestral Performance: “Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
    Opera Recording:  John Adams, Doctor Atomic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus
    Choral Performance: “Light and Gold,” Eric Whitacre, Conductor
    Small Ensemble Performance: “Lonely Motel,  Music From Slide,” Rinde Eckert and Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
    Classical Instrumental Solo: “Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra,” Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
    Classical Vocal Solo: “Diva Divo,” Joyce Didonato
    Contemporary Classical Composition: “Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein

    New Age Album: What’s It All About, Pat Metheny
    Reggae Album: 
    Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life, Stephen Marley
    Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling): 
    If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t), Betty White
    Musical Theater Album: The Book of Mormon
    Dance Recording “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
    Dance/Electronica Album: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
    Children’s Album: All About Bullies… Big and Small, Various Artists
    Comedy Album:  Hilarious, Louis C.K

    Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea
    Jazz Vocal Album: The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington and Various Artists
    Large Jazz Ensemble Album: The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band
    Jazz Instrumental Album :  
    Forever, Corea, Clarke and White
    Americana Album: Ramble At the Ryman, Levon Helm
    Bluegrass Album: Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Blues Album: Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band
    Regional Roots Music Album: Rebirth of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band
    World Music Album: Tassili, Tinariwen

    [List compiled by E!]

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    Jam titans Widespread Panic’s all-acoustic Wood Tour moved to Denver this weekend for three shows at the Fillmore Auditorium. Over the course of the weekend Panic debuted two new covers – Dang Me by country music artist Roger Miller on Saturday night and You Can’t Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones at Sunday night’s Fillmore finale.

    For your listening pleasure we uploaded You Can’t Always Get What You Want from Bennett Schwartz’s recording of last night’s show to SoundCloud. Check out the job JB and Co. did…

    Here’s the setlists from Denver thanks to Everyday Companion

    02/10/12 The Fillmore, Denver, CO
    1: From The Cradle, Can’t Get High, Worry, Clinic Cynic, St Louis > Wondering, Gradle, This Part of Town, Don’t Wanna Lose You, Imitation Leather Shoes
    2: Holden Oversoul, Who Do You Belong To?, Travelin’ Man > Party At Your Mama’s House > Stop Breakin Down Blues, Christmas Katie > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, Nobody’s Loss, Space Wrangler, Climb To Safety
    E: Don’t Be Denied, Up All Night, Chunk of Coal
    [Wood Tour]

    02/11/12 The Fillmore, Denver, CO
    1: Henry Parsons Died, Heaven, Tickle The Truth, Shut Up and Drive, Aunt Avis, Help Me Somebody, Saint Ex, Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Tail Dragger, Tall Boy
    2: Fishing, C. Brown, Papa Johnny Road, Mercy > Jack, Ride Me High > Driving Song > Papa’s Home > Driving Song > Breathing Slow, Ribs & Whiskey
    E: Dang Me, And It Stoned Me, Mr Soul
    [Only 'Dang Me'; 'Bird Song Jam' before Jack; Soundcheck 'Dang Me', Tallboy (acoustic arrangement); Wood Tour]

    02/12/12 The Fillmore, Denver, CO
    1: Hope in a Hopeless World, Porch Song, Ain’t Life Grand, Time Waits For No One > Time Waits > Time Zones, Carmalita, True to My Nature, Visiting Day, Makes Sense to Me
    2: Surprise Valley > Pilgrims, Crazy, Contentment Blues, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, Airplane > Dream Song > Blight > Travelin’ Light, Blackout Blues
    E: When You Coming Home, Many Rivers To Cross, You Can’t Always Get What You Want
    [Only 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'; Wood Tour]

    The Wood Tour resumes on Friday at the Belly Up in Aspen.

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