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    While their Sub Pop self-titled debut album came out roughly a year ago, The Head and The Heart are still hard at work promoting the record that landed at number nine on our Top 25 list. The Seattle-based indie-folk group, who toured relentlessly in 2011, are once again set to bring their exuberant live show on the road, when they kick off a lengthy North American tour with an appearance at the Snow Fall Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado on March 3. With that in mind, it’s really no surprise that for their latest music video, Down In The Valley, the band turned in a clip that highlighted their road warrior ways. Let’s check it out…

    The Head and The HeartDown In The Valley

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    Erykah Badu will perform on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman this Tuesday night, where she will be backed up by a fantastic lineup that includes Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste as well as Mark Ronson and The Dap Kings. Modeliste also will perform this Wednesday at Highline Ballroom in New York City as part of his NY Foundation of Funk Revue.

    [Photo by Dino Perrucci]

    Monday, February 13 [All Times ET]

    • Green Day: Bullet in a Bible [Palladia 8PM]
    • Ice-T on Conan [TBS 11PM]
    • Kasabian on David Letterman [CBS 11:35PM]
    • The Civil Wars on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • Lana Del Rey on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC 12:05AM]

    Tuesday, February 14

    • Stevie Wonder: Biography [BIO 10AM]
    • The Intergalactic Nemesis on Conan [TBS 11PM]
    • Mark Ronson, Erykah Badu, Dap Kings and Zigaboo Modeliste on David Letterman [CBS 11:35PM]
    • The Cranberries on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • Robin Thicke on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC 12:05AM]

    Wednesday, February 15

    • Dierks Bentley on Ellen [syndicated - check listings]
    • Norah Jones: St. Ann’s Warhouse [HDNet 10PM]
    • Yelawolf w/Kid Rock on David Letterman [CBS 11:35PM]
    • Punch Brothers on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • The Drums on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:35AM]

    Thursday, February 16

    • 311: Live in Chicago [HDNet 1PM]
    • Lenny Kravitz on Chelsea Lately [E! 11PM]
    • Cake on Conan [TBS 11PM]
    • Puscifer on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC 12:05AM]
    • Young Jeezy w/Ne-Yo on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:35AM]
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    One of the biggest stories of the beginning of 2012 around HT headquarters has been the return of Neil Young and Crazy Horse. After eight years apart, the group has come together to record two albums and this past Friday night performed publicly for the first time since 2004. Neil Young and Crazy Horse played I Saw Her Standing There at the 2012 MusicCares Person of the Year reception honoring Paul McCartney in Los Angeles.

    James McKinley Jr. of the New York Times raved about the band’s performance and if past MusicCares benefits are any indication, we should see an audio and video release of Friday’s show in the future. McCartney himself kicked off Friday’s show with Magical Mystery Tour and the Wings classic Junior’s Farm before the parade of guests began. Of particular note, HT faves Foo Fighters tackled Jet, Alison Krauss and Union Station delivered No More Lonely Nights and Norah Jones sang Oh! Darling.

    Here’s the full setlist from Friday night’s Macca Tribute…

    “Magical Mystery Tour” – Paul McCartney
    “Junior’s Farm” – Paul McCartney
    “Jet” – Foo Fighters
    “Blackbird” – Alicia Keys
    “No More Lonely Nights” – Alison Krauss & Union Station
    “Here, There and Everywhere” – Tony Bennett
    “And I Love Her” – Duane Eddy
    “Oh! Darling” – Norah Jones
    “Hey Jude” – Katy Perry
    “I Saw Her Standing There” – Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    “The Fool on the Hill” – Sergio Mendes
    “We Can Work It Out” – Coldplay
    “Yesterday” – James Taylor with Diana Krall and John Clayton
    “For No One” – Diana Krall with James Taylor and John Clayton
    “My Valentine” – Paul McCartney with Diana Krall, John Pizzarelli and others
    “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” – Paul McCartney with Diana Krall, John Pizzarelli and others
    “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five” – Paul McCartney
    “Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight/The End” – Paul McCartney with Joe Walsh

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    When legendary singer Whitney Houston died on Saturday night, the producers of last night’s Grammys had to restructure the show to accommodate a tribute to the Newark, New Jersey native. Unfortunately a tribute to another musical legend who spent time living in Newark – the late saxophonist Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band – was dropped.

    News of the cut segment was revealed in a Facebook status update from fellow sax icon Maceo Parker. “Thanks so much or all your messages and tweets about the GRAMMYs. I can now reveal that I was asked to perform a Clarence Clemmons (sic) tribute and then it got dropped to accommodate the tribute to Whitney Houston.” While we certainly understand the producers needed to work a Whitney tribute into the broadcast, we wish they would’ve axed Chris Brown’s performance instead. Parker and Clemons were both featured on the track Saxman from Dave Koz’s 1993 Lucky Man LP.

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    We’re down to the finish line for Bonnaroo Lineup Speculation Season 2012 as event organizers have announced that the real lineup will be revealed tomorrow, February 14. In a first for the festival, Bonnaroo will team up with Spotify for tomorrow’s reveal. Spotify will post a Bonnaroo 2012 Playlist featuring a song from each of the artists performing at this summer’s festival.

    Keep your eyes on the Spotify Blog for details about when the playlist will go live as well as to find out how to win a pair of VIP tickets to the festival. In the meantime, add “Bonnaroo Staff” as a friend to your Spotify account. Bonnaroo 2012 is scheduled for June 7 to 10 in Manchester, Tenn.

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    For the September 4, 2011 Phish show at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, drummer Jon Fishman eschewed his typical “donut hole” dress for a red dress with blue “X”s. This rare piece of Phish history is up for sale to the highest bidder as part of the latest batch of Mimi Fishman Foundation auctions. Other items up for bid are show-used drumheads and drum sticks from 2010 and 2011. Proceeds from all of these items benefit the Mimi Fishman Foundation –  a non-profit organization which aims to raise both awareness, and funds, and make contributions, in the honor of Jon’s mother Mimi, to organizations that will directly and significantly benefit others.

    In other Phish news, the band has announced that they will release their debut album Junta on vinyl, which will be available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country on April 21, aka Record Store Day. Junta will be released as a 3-LP set limited to 5,000 copies. 2,500 of these copies will feature a a brand new Limited Edition hand-carved, hand-printed linolium block poster by Jim Pollock, created exclusively for this release. Head over to the band’s Facebook page for a full track listing and more information about the first-ever vinyl release of Junta.

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    There was big news out of the Phil Lesh camp today, just three days before the Grateful Dead / Furthur bassist brings his latest version of Phil and Friends to the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Lesh has revealed the opening slate for his Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, Calif. and will kick things off with a free webcast through terrapincrossroads.net tomorrow featuring the same lineup that will play in Broomfield – Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo and John Scofield.

    The Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads will begin hosting shows on Saturday, March 17. So far Lesh has announced lineups for 12 Phil & Friends performances that will take place between the 17th and April 1. Phil will welcome back old friends Jimmy Herring, Chris Robinson, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams and Jaz Sawyer at various points during the run.

    Here’s the lineup for each night…

    March 17 (Saturday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Brian Lesh * Chris Robinson * Jeff Chimenti * Jimmy Herring * Joe Russo and special friend Bob Weir
    March 18 (Sunday)- Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Brian Lesh * Chris Robinson * Jeff Chimenti * Jimmy Herring * Joe Russo
    March 20 (Tuesday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Chris Robinson * Jimmy Herring * Jeff Chimenti * Joe Russo
    March 22 (Thursday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo
    March 23 (Friday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo
    March 24 (Saturday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo
    March 25 (Sunday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams
    March 27 (Tuesday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jeff Chimenti *Joe Russo * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams * Warren Haynes
    March 29 (Thursday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jeff Chimenti *Joe Russo * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams * Warren Haynes
    March 30 (Friday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene* Jaz Sawyer* Jeff Chimenti * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams
    March 31 (Saturday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene* Jaz Sawyer* Jeff Chimenti * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams
    April 1 (Sunday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene* Jaz Sawyer* Jeff Chimenti * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams

    A pre-sale for weekend and VIP packages starts tomorrow with regular individual show tickets going on sale February 20. Today’s announcement also mentions the possibility of $5 webcasts for certain shows and advises that you “may be able to catch Phil playing free shows in the bar and lounge. ”

    UPDATE 2/14: Watch the free webcast HERE starting at 6PM PST.

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    Thanks in part to her ubiquitous 1991 hit single Something To Talk About, Bonnie Raitt became one of the biggest selling female artists of the late ’80s/early ’90s, but it took the blues singer-songwriter nearly 20 years and 10 albums to finally get the attention and big break that she deserved. On April 10, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer will release her 16th studio album, Slipstream, her first in seven years and the debut album for her own label, Redwing Records. The 12-track record, which Raitt self-produced with some help from Joe Henry, is a cover heavy affair featuring tracks from Bob Dylan, Loudon Wainwright III and Gerry Rafferty. Raitt has lined up a theater heavy tour in support of the album, which kicks off on May 1 at the Event Center at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla. and includes high profile stops at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest (5/6) and New York’s Beacon Theater (6/20), and features both Marc Cohn and Mavis Staples holding down the opening slot.

    If you’re not into a night with Bonnie Raitt’s brand of blues-rock, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…

    by Jeffrey Greenblatt Leave A Comment

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    With an official artist announcement set for 12PM ET, we’ll finally know for sure who will be performing at Bonnaroo this June in just a few short hours. As usual, the last few days have been filled with fake-outs and rumors galore. While we wait for the reveal, which will take place through Spotify, we thought it was fitting to post this kickass version of The Waiting performed by Tom Petty and Benmont Tench at the 1986 Bridge School Benefit…

    Tom Petty & Benmont Tench – The Waiting

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    Tonight, Phish front man Trey Anastasio continues his first-ever symphonic tour at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, where he’ll be backed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. PSO staff has been trying to prepare Phish fans by providing an email filled with information about what they can expect at the venue in hopes the crowd won’t be as raucous as those who hooted and hollered at last Thursday’s tour opener. The DJs for Pittsburgh radio station WDVE’s morning show had fun with the email and interpreted it for “hippies.” Take a listen to this surprisingly hilarious segment…

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    Creative Entertainment Group has just announced the lineups for its First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series of concerts that will take place between April 27 and May 5 in New Orleans during the evenings of Jazzfest and it’s ridiculous. Among the HT faves set to take part are Anders Osborne, Marco Benevento, 7 Walkers,  Los Lobos, Wyllys and the NY Hustler Ensemble and ALO.

    Of particular note is the opening night of the series, April 27, which brings together a lineup which won raves last year in their debut performance – Anders Osborne and his band, Bill Kreutzmann, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett and Billy Iuso. Last year the ensemble played a mix of Anders’ songs, Grateful Dead and Little Feat classics as well as other covers. As if that wasn’t enough, Marco Benevento will open and ALO will close the festivities at Republic that night.

    Other shows of note include Los Lobos at Republic on April 28, Leftover Salmon plus 7 Walkers at Howlin’ Wolf that same night and EOTO plus HT contributor Wyllys and his New York Hustlers Ensemble at Republic on May 3. Tickets can be purchased through the Nolafunk website.

    Here’s the full list of Nolafunk Jazzfest Series shows…

    First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Initial Lineup 2012
    9pm Doors 10pm Start on All Shows unless otherwise noted

    Friday Apr 27 // Republic New Orleans, LA
    First Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Inaugural Event!
    Anders Osborne, Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead, Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, and Billy Iuso
    followed by ALO
    plus opening act Marco Benevento
    $35adv – $40dos

    Saturday Apr 28 // Republic New Orleans, LA
    Los Lobos w/ special guests tba
    $39adv – $45dos

    Saturday Apr 28 // Republic New Orleans, LA 1:30am Doors 2am Show (Technically on 4/29)
    Grammy Award Winners
    Rebirth Brass Band w/ special guests
    $20adv – $25dos

    Saturday Apr 28 // Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA
    In Association With Soul’d Out Productions
    On Sale Now At www.thehowlinwolf.com
    Leftover Salmon plus 7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead and
    Anders Osborne
    $35adv – $40dos

    Thursday May 3 // Republic New Orleans, LA
    EOTO
    w/ special guests Kraddy
    and Wyllys & the NY Hustler Ensemble feat. Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band
    $22adv – $25dos

    Friday May 4 // Republic New Orleans, LA
    7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead
    followed by BoomBox feat. Zion Godchaux
    plus opening act Royal Southern Brotherhood (Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Yonrico Scott)
    $30adv – $35dos

    Friday May 4 // Republic New Orleans, LA 1:30am Doors 2:00am Show (Technically on 5/5)
    BoomBox Only ticket (These Tickets Will Not Be Accepted Until 1:30am)
    $20adv – $25dos

    Saturday May 5 // Republic New Orleans, LA
    Anders Osborne & Special Guests
    Tab Benoit’s “Swampland Jam”
    More tba
    $32adv – $35dos

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    At last, Bonnaroo organizers AC Entertainment and Superfly Presents have revealed the lineup for this year’s event. HT faves Phish and Radiohead are atop the bill and will each make their second headlining appearance at Bonnaroo. Other HT faves set to perform at Bonnaroo 2012 include Bon Iver, Umphrey’s McGee, The Avett Brothers and The Beach Boys.

    Here’s a look at the full initial Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup…

    Tickets go on sale this Saturday through Bonnaroo.com.

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    As we near the end of Widespread Panic’s all-acoustic Wood Tour, and this phase of the jam titan’s career, the group has announced a pre-sale for concert films featuring all three Wood Tour performances from Atlanta and Denver. Each 3-show DVD package is available for $59.99 through the band’s website. Orders will ship “after February 28.”

    For a sample of what you can expect, here’s Blackout Blues from Atlanta:

    Widespread Panic – Blackout Blues

    Widespread Panic returns to the stage on Friday in Aspen.

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    I used to get bombarded with telemarketing calls and junk email. Using Google Voice as my primary number and taking advantage of their spam filters & National Do Not Call list, I rarely, if ever, get a telemarketing call these days. Likewise, with GMail’s automatic Spam filtering, and unsubscribing from senders that get through, it is also rare for me to get junk email anymore. BUT: what about all the paper junk sent through the mail? My mailbox is completely out of control. Pounds and pounds of junk mail every week. Ever try to get yourself removed from these junk mail senders? Not easy. Typically, you need to write a letter and mail it in.

    What if you could use your smartphone and take one picture of unwanted catalogs, magazines, credit card offers, newspaper solicitations, phone books, etc. and magically stop getting this junk mail? You can!

    PaperKarma is a free new app available for iPhone, Android, and even for the 27 of you using Windows Phone.

    What’s the use of this app? Billions upon billions of pounds of mailings are sent yearly that never get looked at: from the mailbox and right into the trash bin. Regardless of the environmental impact, this is just plain annoying. PaperKarma will put a huge dent in this problem. It’s like a Spam Filter for your REAL mailbox.

    Sweet! How does it work?

    1. Download the app.
    2. Open app.
    3. Take picture of offending mailing.
    4. Click ‘Unsubscribe Me’.
    5. Wait.
    6. Profit!

    Just take the picture of the logo, return address or other identifying mark and make sure it is clear. If not, you can re-take the picture. After clicking “Unsubscribe Me,” the picture will upload and PaperKarma analyzes it to figure out who sent it. Upon successful identification, they will handle writing the cease and desist letter on your behalf.

    [Results screen from PaperKarma]

    How long does this wizardry take? Snap a picture & upload. You are done. Nothing more to do for you. On PaperKarma’s side, the identification can take anywhere from several hours to a day or more. Once identified, the processing of unsubscribe requests can take another day or two. You can see from above results, for example, that a New York Times’ subscription solicitation (that I get monthly) was successfully completed as were a couple of catalogs including Pottery Barn and The Wooden Soldier. Soft Surroundings has been successfully identified but not unsubscribed, and there’s a couple still waiting to be identified.

    How accurate is it? Uncannily accurate. I have uploaded a couple dozen pictures (unsubscribe requests) so far and barring the most recent ones that are still being identified, all of them were 100% matched with the appropriate sender. Amazing!

    I can’t speak to the follow through as it is too early to tell if those mailings will continue or not. My money is on PaperKarma though if the design of the app & the execution of the identification mean anything.

    Will I be able to stop all junk mail? No, sadly not. The crap you get that is mail bombed to every house in your town can’t be stopped since that is not a mailing list and just an advertiser paying for bulk distribution. However, many different types of mail CAN be stopped.

    Bottom Line Gorgeous design, simple to use, painless and free app that harnesses technology to help save the planet and you the grief of opening the mailbox and dealing with volumes of junk mail every day.

    Imagine having to open every catalog, mailing, and solicitation that you are no longer interested in, researching unsubscribe details, writing letter requesting to be removed from mailing list and spending the money on postage and envelopes to get this Herculean task done.

    This app is a keeper!

    Happy PaperKarma’ing!

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    Last month J. Tillman took to his Tumblr page to unexpectedly announce that after a four year stint as their drummer, he would be leaving the Fleet Foxes, a move that seemed a bit shocking, considering the Seattle-based folk rock act were coming off their most successful year to date, having released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Helplessness Blues. The seemingly significant impact of his decision was not lost on Tillman, who’s farewell message included the line “Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go.” That statement may not be 100% true, as Tillman had been recording and releasing his brand of Nick Drake-inspired folk music since 2003, gaining even more attention for his solo work with the trio of records he put out as a member of the Fleet Foxes, including 2009′s Year in the Kingdom, which his band-mates provided backing vocals on.

    For his first post-FF project Tillman has decided to adopt the moniker of Father John Misty, and will release his debut Fear Fun on May 1, via Sub Pop. The album, whose sound is being described as having “such disparate elements as Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Arthur Russell, “All Things Must Pass,” and “Physical Graffiti,” often within the same song,” and was produced by like-minded folkie Jonathan Wilson at his Echo Park recording studio. Father John Misty recently released the slightly dark and twisted video for his first his first single, Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings, which features Aubrey Plaza from NBC’s Parks & Recreation. Let’s check it out…

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    After finishing a crazy year of touring in 2010, the Dave Matthews Band announced they would take 2011 off. That didn’t quite happen as the group reformed for a series of four festivals called the DMB Caravan, but they didn’t actually tour. This summer Matthews and his band will hit the road hard as they have just announced a lengthy tour that kicks off in Woodlands, Texas on May 18 and finishes at Shoreline on September 9. Along the way, DMB has invited a few of our faves to open for them including Lettuce, The Avett Brothers, The Head and the Heart, Blind Pilot and Gary Clark Jr.

    Lettuce will open a pair of DMB shows at SPAC on June 8 and 9, while The Head and the Heart have signed on for the support slot at a few shows down south. Here’s the full list of dates and openers…

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 2012 SUMMER TOUR DATES
    5/18 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion w/ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
    5/19 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
    5/20 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest
    5/22 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood w/ The Head and the Heart
    5/23 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ The Head and the Heart
    5/25 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre w/ Mariachi El Bronx
    5/26 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
    5/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
    5/29 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
    6/2 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre w/ Blind Pilot
    6/3 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center w/ Blind Pilot
    6/5 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
    6/6 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops
    6/8 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center w/ Lettuce
    6/9 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center w/ Lettuce
    6/12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre w/ Fitz and the Tantrums
    6/13 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre w/ Fitz and the Tantrums
    6/16 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live w/ Gary Clark Jr.
    6/17 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach w/ Gary Clark Jr.
    6/22 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center w/ Gary Clark Jr.
    6/23 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center w/ Delta Spirit
    6/26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center w/ Brandi Carlile
    6/27 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
    6/29 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
    6/30 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts w/ Delta Spirit
    7/3 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center w/ Brandi Carlile
    7/6 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center
    7/7 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center w/ Brandi Carlile
    7/10 Clarkston, MI DTE Ene rgy Music Center w/ Brandi Carlile
    7/11 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Brandi Carlile
    7/13 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion w/ SOJA
    7/14 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion w/ SOJA
    7/18 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre w/ Tower of Power
    7/20 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre w/ Tower of Power
    7/21 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre w/ Tower of Power
    8/31 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre w/ The Avett Brothers
    9/1 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre w/ The Avett Brothers
    9/2 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre w/ The Avett Brothers
    9/7 Chula Vista, WA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre w/ The Allen Stone
    9/8 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ The Allen Stone
    9/9 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ The Allen Stone

    Tickets for Warehouse fan club members go on sale tomorrow, February 16, at 10AM ET, while the general public get a crack on Friday, March 9. In other DMB news, the band also announced that they are currently in the studio working on a new album with producer Steve Lillywhite who produced the group’s first three LPs.

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    Last night we got our first live glimpse of Phil Lesh’s new Terrapin Crossroads venue through a free webcast featuring the Phil & Friends lineup (Lesh, Jackie Greene, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Joe Russo and Jeff Chimenti) that will play three shows at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo. starting tomorrow night. Lesh introduced the venue and told fans it would look a lot different the next time they see it (opening night at the Grate Room is scheduled for March 17) before starting the show in typical P&F fashion – with a jam.

    During the approximately 75-minute performance, Phil’s band tackled a number of Grateful Dead classics as well as a pair of covers that have never been played by any lineup of Phil and Friends – Derek and the Dominos’ Layla and Magic Bus by The Who. Greene alternated between B3 organ and guitar, while Haynes and Scofield dueled viciously throughout the set. Here’s a look at the setlist…

    Set: Jam > Althea, Scarlet > Fire, St. Stephen, Layla*, Cryptical Envelopment > Magic Bus* > The Other One > I Know You Rider

    Encore: Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad

    * – First Time Played

    And here’s a look at the end jam and famed piano coda from Layla…

    Phil Lesh & Friends – Layla

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    On Sunday we got our first look at the reunited Beach Boys as part of the Grammys telecast and their performance didn’t impress. The harmonies were there, but Mike Love freaked us out with his finger wagging and Brian Wilson didn’t seem enthused (not that he has even seemed excited in the last 20 years). However the non senior citizens of the group, members of Brian Wilson’s solo band, were in fine form and we’re hopeful with more rehearsal the Beach Boys will be able to put on a good show.

    We’ll find out just what the Beach Boys have in store come April 24, when the group kicks off a lengthy tour in Tucson, Ariz. High profile dates include New Orleans Jazz Fest and Bonnaroo appearances, two nights at NYC’ Beacon Theatre in May and a run of sheds this summer. John Stamos will be a part of this tour according to Love, though we’re bummed not to see Jesse & The Rippers listed as support.

    Here’s the full list of tour dates…

    April 24 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater , On Sale: February 25
    April 26 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre, On Sale: February 25
    April 27 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, On Sale Now
    April 28 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater, On Sale: March 11
    April 29 Raleigh, NCRaleigh Amphitheater, On Sale: February 25
    May 2 St Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater, On Sale: February 24
    May 4 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, On Sale: TBD
    May 5 Tampa, FL Stratz Center For The Performing Arts, On Sale: February 25
    May 8 New York, NY Beacon Theater , On Sale: February 21
    May 9 New York , NY Beacon Theater , On Sale: February 21
    May 11 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Hall , On Sale: February 27
    May 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Sold Out
    May 13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena , On Sale: February 24
    May 15 White Plains, NY Westchester County Center , On Sale: February 25
    May 17 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center, On Sale: February 24
    May 19 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata Hotel Casino, On Sale: February 24
    May 21 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre , On Sale: February 20
    May 27 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino, On Sale: February 25
    June 1 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre, On Sale: March 4
    June 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl, On Sale: February 26
    June 8 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, On Sale: February 24
    June 10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, On Sale: February 18
    June 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OHBlossom Music Center, On Sale: February 25
    June 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion, On Sale: February 25
    June 16 Camden, NJ Susquahanna Bank Center, On Sale: February 25
    June 17 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, On Sale: February 25
    June 19 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre, On Sale: February 25
    June 20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre, On Sale: February 25
    June 22 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park, On Sale: February 24
    June 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center, On Sale: February 25
    June 26 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion, On Sale: February 25
    June 29 Darien Lakes, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center, On Sale: February 25
    June 30 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre, On Sale: February 25
    July 1 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater, On Sale: February 25
    July 3 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, On Sale: February 24
    July 10 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre, On Sale: February 25
    July 13 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, On Sale: February 25
    July 14 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater, On Sale: March 2
    July 15 Stateline, NV Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Amphitheater , On Sale: March 9
    July 26 Rome, ITCapannelle, On Sale: February 17
    July 27 Milan, ITCivic Arena, On Sale: February 17
    July 29 Gothenburg, SWETradgaardsforeningen, On Sale: February 21
    July 31 Oslo, NWSpektrum, On Sale: February 16
    August 1 Aarhus, DKAmfiscenen, On Sale: February 20
    August 3 Berlin, DE02 Arena, On Sale Now
    August 4 Stuttgart, DESchleyerhalle, On Sale Now
    August 5 Monchengladbach, DEHockey Park, On Sale: February 15
    August 7 Lokeren, BELLokerse Festival, On Sale: February 15

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    In support for their killer upcoming album The Clearing, the Raleigh-based act Bowerbirds released a smart mini-documentary this week to gear up for the March 5th release. While the footage captures the group discussing the challenges that drove the creative process, it’s really the quality of the music that pushes this project beyond that of a run-of-the-mill promo video. Folk music and chamber pop fans will want to keep this album on the radar as this looks like an early standout for 2012.

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    Tis the season for summer festival lineup rumors, like what we recently saw when several sites ran a bogus Bonnaroo announcement complete with a false addition of Paul Simon. Speculation about who will play Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer is raging on the interwebs. The Twitter account Lolla Leaks (@LollaLeaks), “An Anonymous Lollapalooza Insider, Bringing You Info About the 2012 Festival,” who correctly preemptively predicted last year’s lineup, has gotten the attention of festival head honcho Perry Farrell (@perryfarrell) particularly after the account “leaked” the purported headliners.

    Lolla Leaks began by speculating about which non-headlining acts would be at the festival in Grant Park, August 3-5.


    I will announce the first artist when I get 100 followers, the next at 200, so on and so forth…
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    After playing as part of an official aftershow in 2010, AWOLNATION will make their Lollapalooza debut this summer. http://t.co/27m2ytwO
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    Your two new leaks: Gaslight Anthem and Guided By Voices
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    My apologies for being late. Our comeback acts for Lollapalooza 2012 are Korn and Missy Elliott.
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    Want a bonus pair of comeback acts? At The Drive-In and Garbage. You’re welcome.
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    Because I like your face: Sleigh Bells, Antlers, Passion Pit, OFWGKTA, Wale
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks

    Headliners began to slowly trickle out before Lolla Leaks dropped a single tweet with the surprising Beyonce and Sonic Youth among those named.


    The first Lollapalooza 2012 headliner I’ll be leaking is none other than Beyoncé. http://t.co/8nVET5AE
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    I apologize for being late again. As you might have guessed, tonight’s Lollapalooza headliner is Metallica.
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    LOLLAPALOOZA 2012 HEADLINERS: METALLICA – BEYONCE – RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – THE KILLERS – BECK – SONIC YOUTH (FINAL SHOW)
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks

    Once the headliners were allegedly leaked, Farrell and Lolla Leaks began an extended exchange that resulted in Farrell resorting to name calling.


    ..and if the quality continues to bother you, I would suggest taking it up with @
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    If U Believe- U Suck rt @:if @ isn’t lying about the lineup so far, then your festival sucks. Its a rock fest, bud.
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell


    How do U explain sex offenders? Rt @: I believe you,but how do you explain people like @? This will be yr 5 he’s a nuisance.
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell


    To @… I think comparing me to sex offenders is a little steep. Can you blame people for being interested to your festival?
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    .@ After all, no publicity is bad publicity… Right?
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    Grabbing what isn’t yours and holding it hostage rt @: I think comparing me to sex offenders is a little steep. Can you blame me?
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell


    I wonder how @ would like it if I just dropped all of the headliners right now?
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    You Must have a small penis rt @: I wonder how @ would like it if I just dropped all of the headliners right now?
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell


    @ Doesn’t Lollapalooza belong to all of us now?
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    Move on..tell everyone who will win the Grammys rt @: Doesn’t Lollapalooza belong to all of us now?”
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell


    @ I would if I knew, Mr. Farrell. I would if I knew…
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    My favorITE tweetEe Is HAm rt @: @ My favorite Lolla headliner is ham!”
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell


    @ @ Ham? All I see are a couple of turkeys…
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks


    You are a red tick rt @: @ @ Ham? All I see are a couple of turkeys.
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell


    Goodbye, everyone. My work here is done. Good game, @
    @LollaLeaks
    Lolla Leaks

    Ultimately, Farrell stated that the Lollapalooza lineup, despite what Lolla Leaks reported, has not been finalized.


    NO! Folks, Lolla line up has not been finalized. He’s a fraud rt @: @ I was skeptical. Are the lineup rumors true?
    @perryfarrell
    Perry Farrell

    Whether or not Lolla Leaks is in fact a “fraud” remains to be seen. When the lineup officially drops we’ll know if Lolla Leaks is really a “Lollapalooza Insider” or just someone with a lot of extra time on their hands.

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