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    HT faves Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up a two-night stand in Southern California last night with a show chock full of classic material. In fact, outside of the There’s No Crying in Mexico instrumental that kicked off the evening and a cover debut, the newest song Umphrey’s performed at the West Hollywood House of Blues on Saturday was debuted was back in 2004 (Plunger – July 8th, 2004). Using the “Average Song Vintage” stat we employ for Phish setlists in our “The Skinny” columns (add the year each song was debuted and divide it by the total number of songs performed), the Average Song Vintage for last night’s show was 2003 – an unheard of figure for UM.

    [Photo by @JeffersonWaful]

    Mixed in among the many heavy hitters Umphrey’s employed on Saturday night was a rap cover featuring one of the band’s good friends. Longtime UM family member Clayton Halsey helped out with vocals from side-stage on the Chicago sextet’s first-ever performance of I Got Love by Nate Dogg which took place in the middle of Der Bluten Kat. I Got Love is the opening track of the late Nate Dogg’s second studio album – Music and Me. The Der Bluten Kat > I Got Love > Der Bluten Kat segment was one of three song sandwiches utilized by UM last night as they also worked Anchor Drops and Wappy Sprayberry between the beginning and ending of Bridgeless in the first set and fit Plunger, Hangover and The Triple Wide between the beginning and ending of Divisions as the bulk of set two.

    Watch Umphrey’s cover of The Song Remains The Same via Faketaper

    Set One: There’s No Crying in Mexico > Bridgeless > Anchor Drops, Wappy Sprayberry > Bridgeless, Wife Soup, Der Bluten Kat > I Got Love[1] > Der Bluten Kat

    Set Two: Mulche’s Odyssey, Divisions > Plunger > Hangover, Triple Wide > Divisions

    Encore: Andy’s Last Beer, The Song Remains the Same

    [1] Debut; Nate Dogg with Clayton Halsey on vocals

    [Setlist via All Things Umphrey's]

    Watch a video of Der Bluten Kat > I Got Love > DBK thanks to Smasher69

    I Got Love starts at 10:55

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    The members of moe. and Strangefolk have a long history together that dates back to the ’90s, when both bands shared the bill at a number of shows. Last Thanksgiving moe. guitarist Al Schnier opened for the reunited version of Strangefolk at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Al wound up sitting in with the band on a pair of songs each night that included moe. originals Moth and Mexico. Strangefolk was invited to perform at moe.’s Snoe.down Festival which is taking place this weekend in Vermont. Last night in Rutland moe. welcomed the Strangefolk Duo of Jon Trafton and Reid Genauer to guest on a two-song segment that brought their first set at Spartan Arena in a close.

    [Photo by Jen Bernstein]

    For the first song of the two-song guest spot, Genauer led Trafton and moe. through a cover of Up On Cripple Creek by The Band. Genauer and Trafton stuck around for the Mexico first set closer. moe. started the day much earlier with a set at Killington’s Bear Mountain before bringing Saturday’s action to a close with two sets at Spartan Arena that followed Strangefolk’s performance at the same venue.

    Here’s audio of Genauer and Trafton collaborating with moe. for Up On Cripple Creek…


    moe. finished off Snoe.down this morning with a VIP Acoustic Brunch that included the band’s first cover of Good Guys and Bad Guys by Camper Van Beethoven since July 22, 2008.

    moe. Snoe.down Setlists:

    3/22 @ Spartan Arena

    Set One: Captain America -> Recreational Chemistry, Bring it Back Home, Happy Hour Hero*, Cissy Strut*, Bullet >(nh) Kyle’s Song

    Set Two: Billy Goat > Tailspin, Opium, Faker > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Wind It Up

    Encore: St. Augustine

    * w/ Ivan Neville on keys

    3/23 @ Bear Mountain

    Set: Stranger Than Fiction >(nh) Spaz Medicine, Blue Jeans Pizza > Waiting For The Punchline, Jazz Wank > Akimbo, Okayalright

    Encore: Spine Of A Dog

    3/23 @ Spartan Arena

    Set One: 32 Things, Shoot First, Haze, Y.O.Y., Up On Cripple Creek*, Mexico*,

    Set Two: Buster > Runaway Overlude, Where Does The Time Go, Puebla > Brent Black > Mar De-Ma > Brent Black > Meat > Brent Black

    Encore: That Country Tune, Godzilla

    *With Reid and Jon from Strangefolk

    3/24 @ Wobbly Barn

    Acoustic Set: Bones of Lazarus, Smoke, Chromatic Nightmare, Time Again, Good Guys and Bad Guys, Nebraska, All Roads Lead to Home, MacIntyre Range >Tambourine > Deep This Time, Casey Jones, Farmer Ben, Willin’, Gone

    [Setlists via moe. Facebook Page and Phantasy Tour]

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    A special Allman Brothers Band aftershow took place at the intimate environs of Lucille’s within BB King’s Blues Club in New York City last Saturday night. The show was billed as “Colonel Bruce Hampton & Friends,” the Colonel was backed by a band that included AJ Ghent on eight-string lap steel guitar and Jez Graham on keys. Hampton welcomed some of his guitarist friends to guest during his set and they each played a legendary axe.

    [All Photos by Dino Perrucci]

    Wilco guitarist Nels Cline was the Colonel’s first guest at the intimate show. Cline played Duane Allman’s Goldtop Les Paul which was on loan from the Big House museum in Macon, Georgia. Nels and Ghent took turns layering licks in Space Is The Place. Later in the evening Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes stopped by and jammed with the band. Haynes also sported Duane’s famous axe.

    Check out more of Dino Perrucci’s stellar shots from Lucille’s…

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    There was once a time when moe. played as many five minute songs as they did 15 minute jammers. When the band was first starting up, there was a raw element to their sound that was as influenced by the likes of Jane’s Addiction as it was by the Grateful Dead. One band the members of moe. bonded over in the Albany house they called home in the mid ’90s was Camper Van Beethoven. In 1995 moe. started covering the opening track from CVB’s 1986 self-titled album – Good Guys and Bad Guys.

    For nearly a year Good Guys and Bad Guys was a staple of moe.’s live show as the group played it 21 times in 1995 and then seven more times in the first half of 1996. After that Good Guys and Bad Guys became a rarity as it only showed up once in 1997, three times in 1998, five times in 1999, six times between 2000 and 2004 and only twice since. This morning moe. dusted off the Camper Van Beethoven cover during their acoustic VIP Brunch set at Killington’s Wobbly Barn as part of Snoe.down.

    Thanks for the efforts of Taylor C. we can listen to the bust out just hours later…

    Let’s look back at a version of Good Guys and Bad Guys featuring members of Cracker including Camper Van Beethoven’s David Lowery, the man who originally sang the song, from Langerado ’04…

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    Songstress and Eminem muse Dido will make two national TV appearances this week visiting Live! with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday and Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. She will release her latest album, The Girl Who Got Away, on March 26 but you can stream it for free at now.

    Monday, March 25 [All Times ET]

    • Green Day: Live at the Fox [AXS 2:45PM]
    • Langhorne Slim on Conan [TBS 11PM]
    • Crystal Bowersox on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • Dustin Lynch on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC 11:35PM]
    • Wale on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:25AM]

    Tuesday, March 26

    • Dido on Live! with Kelly and Michael [syndicated - check listings]
    • Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux [AXS 2:15PM]
    • Pegi Young on David Letterman [CBS 11:35PM]
    • Django Django on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • Billy Idol: Super Overdrive Live [AXS 2AM]

    Wednesday, March 27

    • Jane’s Addiction: Live Voodoo [AXS 1:20PM]
    • Rascal Flatts on Chelsea Lately (R) [E! 11PM]
    • Josh Groban on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • Dido on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:35AM]

    Thursday, March 28

    • Gregg Allman: Live at Sturgis Buffalo Chip [AXS 1PM]
    • Simple Minds: Live at the Isle of Wight 2009 [AXS 8:15PM]
    • Imagine Dragons on Jay Leno [NBC 11:35PM]
    • Kendrick Lamar on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC 11:35PM]
    • Blake Shelton on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:35AM]
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    On April 2 Rilo Kiley will release the cleverly named RKives, a 16-track collection of rarities, B-sides and unreleased songs. With the Los Angeles-based act technically still in the midst of a dreaded “extended hiatus,” they turned to the power of crowd-sourcing by posting a message on their website asking fans to upload their “favorite personal Rilo Kiley video clip, band footage, created animation, etc.” in order to help make the video for the record’s lead single Let Me Back In.

    Jenny Lewis & Co. have now uploaded the finished product for the tune, which longtime fans may know better as I Love L.A., supplementing the submissions with their own behind-the-scenes tour footage. Let’s check out the results…

    Rilo KileyLet Me Back In

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    The members of von Grey stuck out like a sore thumb amidst the thousands of bands that descended upon Austin for the music portion of SXSW – not because of some lavish clothes they were wearing or wild stage antic, but for the sheer fact that their oldest member is barely old enough to vote while their youngest isn’t even a teenager yet.

    Hailing from Atlanta,  the quartet consists of sisters Kathryn, Annika, Fiona and Petra and may be best described as a teenage version of the Dixie Chicks or what would have happened if Hanson grew up listening to Mumford & Sons. The talented four-piece act, who describe their sound as alt.folk, deftly play a dazzling array of acoustic instruments from guitar to fiddle to mandolin to banjo to lap steel, and have a stage presence of a band that has been gigging for years – thanks in part to the fact that they all started playing music beginning at the at tender age of five-years-old.

    Last fall von Grey released their self-titled EP, which was produced by Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem). The five-song effort provides a snap shot of what these young ladies can do – showcasing their harmony-laden, radio-friendly wise-beyond-their-years sound. Last month the sister act stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater to make their network television debut, where they performed Coming For You on the Late Show With David Letterman. Let’s check it out…

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    After a hiatus of nearly two years, The Black Crowes returned to the stage last night in Manchester, England. The group, which now features multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene, turned in a 2:20 set that focused on their best-known songs from throughout their career. Here’s the setlist…

    [via Black Crowes Facebook Page]

    Mixed among the many originals The Black Crowes played last night were a handful of covers, two of which were debuts. The band worked Joe South’s Hush into Hard To Handle during the encore and unleashed their version of Medicated Goo by Traffic towards the beginning of the show. Medicated Goo was originally released by Traffic as a single in 1968 and subsequently appeared on the group’s Last Exit album in 1969 in the middle of a period where the band had broken up.

    An audience recording of last night’s show has surfaced allowing us to hear TBC’s version of Medicated Goo. Black Crowes guitarists Jackie Greene and Rich Robinson work brilliantly off each other during the intro and the solo section towards the end of the tune. Take a listen and see if you agree…

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    HT faves Wilco have been off the road for five months (with the exception of a one-off gig at Vail in December) which for many bands isn’t a particularly long time but for these road warriors that much time off is a rarity. Jeff Tweedy and Co. kicked off a three-week tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan yesterday with a set at West Coast Blues ‘N’ Roots Festival in Freemantle, Australia.

    [Photo by Mikael Jorgensen]

    The group delivered an 11-song set that included four songs from 2011′s The Whole Love, an album which hadn’t been released when Wilco last visited Australia. Here’s the complete setlist…

    Set: Art of Almost, I Might, Ashes of American Flags, Born Alone, Laminated Cat (aka Not For The Season), Jesus Etc., Handshake Drugs, Impossible Germany, Dawned On Me, Shot in the Arm, I’m The Man Who Loves You

    [Setlist via Wilco Facebook Page]

    In other Wilco-related news, Tweedy recently penned a letter to the editor of his hometown paper voicing his support for same-sex marriage. The Wilco front man feels that “everyone should be able to marry the person he or she loves and enjoy the dignity and respect that comes with that commitment.” You can read the letter in its entirety on the Belleville News-Democrat’s website.

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    Four new shows have been added to Nolafunk’s 2nd annual Jazzfest Series of concerts that will take place while the New Orleans Jazz Fest is in session. Republic will host all of the added shows, as well as every concert in the series, with the exception of a Leftover Salmon gig at The Howlin’ Wolf.

    Widespread Panic keyboardist JoJo Hermann and The New Orleans Suspects will present Down on the Bayou IV: A Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic on Thursday, May 2nd. The New Orleans Suspects and the Bonerama Horns will act as the house band, while Dr. John, Jojo Hermann, Marcia Ball, Col. Bruce Hampton, John Gros, Harry Shearer and Christine Ohlman are among the other performers on the bill. A special Everyone Orchestra performance has been booked for Friday, May 3rd. EO’s Matt Butler will lead an ensemble that includes keyboardist Marco Benevento, drummer Johnny Vidacovich, DJ Logic, bassist Reed Mathis, horn players Jen Hartswick and Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band and lap steel wiz Roosevelt Collier of The Lee Boys.

    Other performances added to the Nolafunk Jazzfest series are The Main Squeeze performing the music of Stevie Wonder and other tunes in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 28th and psych-rock faves The Black Angels slated to play Republic on Wednesday, May 1st.

    Here’s the full rundown of Nolafunk’s Jazzfest Series with ticketing info…

    2nd Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Lineup
    All Shows Are 9pm Doors 10pm Show Unless Otherwise Noted
    All Shows Are At Republic Except For April 27 Leftover Salmon At The Howlin’ Wolf
    Tickets Available For All Shows Via & 1-866-777-8932

    Friday April 26 Onsale Now
    2nd Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Kick-Off Party
    Tryptophunk George Porter Jr., John Gros (Papa Grows Funk), Craig Klein & Mark Mullins of Bonerama, Brian Stoltz (Funky Meters), and Terrence Houston (Runnin’ Pardners)
    Soul Rebels Brass Band
    w/ special guest Marco Benevento
    $30adv $35dos
    Saturday April 27 Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA On Sale Now
    In Association With Soul’d Out Productions
    Leftover Salmon
    with special guests Sonny Landreth, Honey Island Swamp Band, & more TBA
    $35adv $40dos
    Saturday April 27 Sold Out
    The Meter Men
    George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Page McConnell of Phish
    w/ special guest DJ Cochon de Lait
    $59 Tickets
    New Show
    Sunday Apr 28 // 1:00am Doors 1:30 AM Show Onsale Now
    (Saturday Late-Night Show After The Meter Men)

    The Main Squeeze:

    Performing The Music Of Stevie Wonder & more

    $10 Tickets (Free to Meter Men ticket holders)

    New Show
    Wednesday May 1 // 9pm Doors 10pm Show Onsale Now
    In Association With Soul’d Out Productions
    with Hanni El Khatib & more
    $18 advance tickets

    New Show

    Pre-Sale Wed March 27 at 11am CST (Access code clinic)

    General Onsale Friday March 29 at 11am CST
    Thursday May 2 // 8pm Doors 9pm Show

    JoJo Hermann and The New Orleans Suspects Present: Down on the Bayou IV: A Benefit for the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic

    House Band: The New Orleans Suspects & the Bonerama Horns

    Also Performing: Dr. John, Jojo Hermann, Marcia Ball, Col. Bruce Hampton, John Gros, Harry Shearer, Christine Ohlman & more special guests TBA

    $35adv $45dos — 100% of gross proceeds to benefit New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic
    New Show
    Pre-Sale Wed March 27 at 11am CST (Access code nolafunk2)
    General Onsale Friday March 29 at 11am CST
    Friday May 3
    Everyone Orchestra Conducted By Matt Butler Featuring Marco Benevento, Johnny Vidacovich, DJ Logic, Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green),
    Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Roosevelt Colier (Lee Boys) & More TBA – 2am
    ORGONE – 12am
    Jon Cleary – 10pm
    $20adv $25dos
    Saturday May 4 Sold Out
    The Meter Men
    George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Page McConnell of Phish
    w/ special guests Orgone
    $59 Tickets
    Sunday May 5 Onsale Now
    Papa Grows Funk’s Jazz Fest Farewell
    w/ special guests TBA
    $25adv $30dos

    [All Info via Nolafunk Page]

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    Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival has long been friendly towards jambands and that will continue this year as event organizers have just announced a batch of acts set to play the fest that includes Lotus, Lettuce and Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds. The 2013 edition of the Fuji Rock Festival takes place between July 26th and July 28th at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata, Japan.

    Mumford and Sons, Daniel Lanois, Gary Clark Jr., Tower of Power, Suzanne Vega, Kendrick Lamar and Aimee Mann are among the other acts added to the Fuji Rock ’13 lineup today. Headliners Nine Inch Nails, Bjork and The xx were previously announced.

    Here’s the Fuji Rock Festival ’13 lineup as it currently stands…


    Tickets are available for those outside of Japan through the FRF Official Shop.

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    Throughout the early part of the aughts Devendra Banhart was best known as the face of the of “freak-folk” movement, thanks in part to the fact that he looked as if he had stepped straight out of the Haight circa 1967. Earlier this month the talented singer-songwriter released his eighth studio album and debut for Nonesuch Records – Mala. The 14-track effort features Banhart’s familiar mix of wispy folk and Tropicalia sounds, with bits of synth-y dance beats. Banhart will kick off an extensive world tour in support of the record on May 4 with a gig at the Belly Up in Aspen. The tour also includes a high profile appearance at the Sasquatch Music Festival in Quincy, Washington on May 24, as well as a pair of shows opening for Neil Young & Crazy Horse in Italy.

    If you’re not into a night with Mr. Banhart’s brand of psych-folk, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…

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    One month into their famed Europe ’72 tour, the Grateful Dead performed at the Bickershaw Festival in Greater Manchester, England on May 7th, 1972. Noted as one of the “wettest festivals of all-time” the conditions were extremely muddy and uncomfortable for concertgoers. That didn’t stop the Dead from delivering two powerhouse sets at their lone festival appearance of the historic tour.

    Yesterday, a six-minute video that includes an interview with Jerry Garcia about the state of the festival grounds and grainy footage shot by fans of the site and the band performing, all with the soundtrack of Mr. Charlie from that fateful evening, surfaced on YouTube. Let’s check it out…

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    As previously reported, The Black Crowes returned to the stage after a nearly two year hiatus on Sunday night in Manchester, England. The band is currently working in new member Jackie Greene, so it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that they didn’t mix up the setlist too much for their second show back, which took place last night at The Academy in Birmingham, England.

    [Photo by @david_f_locke]

    Chris and Rich Robinson and Co. offered five songs on Monday that they didn’t perform at the tour opener on Sunday: Ballad in Urgency and She Gave Good Sunflower from 1994′s Amorica, Appaloosa and Been a Long Time (Waiting on Love) from 2009′s Before the Frost…Until the Freeze and a cover of Delaney & Bonnie’s Poor Elijah – Tribute to Robert Johnson Medley. The sextet even kept most of the pacing the same between first two shows of the Lay Down With Number 13 Tour. For example, the same four songs opened both gigs. Hopefully by the time they hit the states they’ll mix it up more.

    Here’s the setlist from Birmingham with tour debuts in bold

    Set: Jealous Again, Thick N Thin, Hotel Illness, Medicated Goo, Ballad in Urgency, Wiser Time, She Talks to Angels, Appaloosa, Whoa Mule, Morning Song, Hi Head Blues, She Gave Good Sunflower, Soul Singing, Thorn in My Pride, Remedy, Hard to Handle/Hush

    Encores: Poor Elijah/Robert Johnson, Been a Long Time

    [Setlist via The Black Crowes' Twitter]

    The Black Crowes tour continues tomorrow night in Glasgow, Scotland.

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    Earlier this month the lineup for this year’s Forecastle Festival, which takes place in Louisville from July 12 – 14, was announced and included HT faves The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Jim James, The Avett Brothers and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Today, festival organizers have revealed a batch of additions to the lineup headed up by Robert Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters ensemble.

    Boys Noize, Sarah Jarosz and Inc have also been added to the Forecastle Festival lineup. Plant, who recently opened an Australian Tour with a set filled with Led Zeppelin classics, has only played two North American gigs with his latest band since forming the group early last year. Before heading to Louisville, Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will perform at The Gorge for JamBase Live.

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    Last year Superfly Presents of Bonnaroo fame tried something completely different by bringing a festival that mixed food, beverages, music and culture to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. For many attendees, their visits to the fest – dubbed “Great GoogaMooga” – were filled with extremely lengthy waits for food and insane crowds. Event organizers even refunded money to those who paid for the Extra Mooga V.I.P. packages after food and drinks ran out with a quickness. That hasn’t stopped Superfly from trying again as they have just announced that GoogaMooga 2013 will take place in Prospect Park from May 17 – 19.

    The music lineup features Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips, The Darkness, Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings,  De La Soul and about 15 other acts. Superfly has recruited 85 restaurants to sell food at the event, up from last year’s tally of 75. Event organizers realize there were issues last year and have a few ideas, “We will be expanding the festival’s general admission footprint, increasing points of sale and improving transaction speeds for food and beverage purchases,” Superfly founder Jonathan Mayers told the New York Times.

    While tickets to Friday and Saturday will be free to those entering a lottery between Monday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 3rd, you’ll have to pony up $49.50 for Friday’s action which includes performances by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Flaming Lips and The Darkness. Those purchasing tickets to Friday will get their choice of complimentary tickets to Saturday or Sunday. For more info head to the GoogaMooga website. Here’s the full music and food lineups…

    Music Lineup (* signifies artists curated through a partnership with Joe’s Pub):

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    The Flaming Lips
    The Darkness

    Saturday, May 18, 2013
    Matt & Kim
    Father John Misty
    Sharon Van Etten
    Lee Fields & the Expressions
    Red Baraat *
    Pearl and The Beard *
    Jonathan Batiste *
    Lady Rizo *
    Banda de los Muertos *

    Sunday, May 19, 2013
    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
    De La Soul
    The Soul Rebels
    Delicate Steve
    M.A.K.U SoundSystem *
    The Hot Sardines *
    Marcelle Davies Lashley *
    Food Lineup (* denotes new vendor for 2013):
    Back Forty*
    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese*
    The Big Banana
    Big Gay Ice Cream
    Blue Marble Ice Cream*
    Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
    Brindle Room
    Brooklyn Soda Works
    Burger Joint
    Caracas Rockaway*
    Char No. 4
    Colicchio & Sons
    Crawfish Monica®
    Crif Dogs
    DBGB Kitchen and Bar
    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
    Dirty Bird To Go
    Do or Dine
    DuMont Burger & Shakes
    Fatty Cue*
    Free Bread
    Gwynnett St.*
    Hill Country Barbeque Market
    Jeffrey’s Grocery*
    Joe’s Pub *
    Joseph Leonard
    Juice Press
    La Newyorkina
    Liddabit Sweets
    Little Muenster
    The Lobster Place
    Luke’s Lobster
    M. Wells
    Maison Premiere*
    Max Brenner Chocolate Bar*
    Melt Bakery
    Mile End
    Mille-Feuille Bakery Cafe
    Miss Lily’s*
    Momofuku Milk Bar
    Mother-in-Law Kimchi
    Nom Wah Tea Parlor*
    Northern Spy Food Co.*
    Num Pang Sandwich Shop
    Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors*
    People’s Pops
    Pig & Khao*
    Pok Pok Phat Thai*
    Pork Slope*
    Red Hook El Olomega Pupusas
    Red Hook Lobster Pound*
    Roberta’s Pizza
    Rosemary’s Enoteca and Trattoria*
    Salvation Taco*
    Saxelby Cheesemongers
    SlantShack Jerky*
    South Brooklyn Pizza
    Sun In Bloom*
    The Meat Hook
    The Meatball Shop*
    Third Rail Coffee
    Tia Pol
    Toro (Boston)*
    Umami Burger*
    Vinegar Hill House
    Willow Road*
    Wooly’s Ice

    Beverage Lineup:
    100 Wines with
    Acid Inc.
    Austrian Wines
    Banville & Jones
    Blue Danube
    Ca’ del Bosco
    Champagne Campaign powered by Corkbuzz
    Charles Smith Wines
    Defend Australia
    Fausse Piste
    Forlorn Hope
    Gotham Project
    Hess Family Estates
    In Pursuit of Balance (Sandhi, Lioco, Wind Gap)
    Jerez O Muerta with Carla Rzeszewski
    Jose Pastor Selections
    Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
    La Paulee de Brooklyn with Daniel Johnnes
    Louis/Dressner Selections
    Mouton Noir
    Red Hook Winery
    Schneider Selections
    Summer of Riesling with Paul Grieco
    Terry Theise Estate Selections
    The Infinite Monkey Theorem

    75 Brews with
    21st Amendment
    Alphabet City
    Blue Moon
    Blue Point
    Bronx Brewery
    Brooklyn Brewery
    Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
    Crispin Cider
    Dogfish Head
    Empire Brewing Co.
    Fire Island
    Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
    Heavy Seas
    Kelso Beer Co.
    Magic Hat
    Sam Adams
    Shlafly Brewing
    Shmaltz Brewing
    Sly Fox
    Southhampton Publick House
    Smutty Nose

    Found in the VIP Cocktail Experience Only

    Saturday, May 18, 2013
    Booker & Dax
    Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
    Flatiron Lounge
    The Nomad

    Sunday, May 19, 2013
    Clover Club
    Death & Co
    Pegu Club
    Pouring Ribbons
    The Library at The Public

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    HT faves Phoenix are gearing up for a lengthy world tour in support of their new album Bankrupt! which is due out in about a month. Phoenix kicks off the tour on Thursday night in Vancouver and have just added a show in New York City at one of the world’s most revered venues.

    The French electro-pop act will perform at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on May 13th. For a chance to purchase tickets, head to this page and enter your details. Randomly selected fans will then receive an invitation to purchase tickets. The Apollo was built in 1913 and has hosted many legendary performers.

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    The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on April 18th. We already knew that John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform for Albert King following Mayer’s induction speech for the blues great, The Eagles’ Don Henley will induct Randy Newman, singers Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will honor the late Donna Summer by performing on her behalf and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Canadian prog-rockers Rush. Today, a bevy of additional performers have been announced.

    Mike McCready, guitarist for Pearl Jam, will team up with Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell to perform with Rock Hall inductees Heart. Usher will honor Quincy Jones with a performance. Director Spike Lee and musical legend Harry Belafonte will pay tribute to Public Enemy. Singer Carole King will perform for Lou Adler, Soundgarden’s  Chris Cornell will induct Heart, Cheech & Chong will present Adler with his award, while Jackson Browne and John Fogerty will perform with Randy Newman.

    Those of us who can’t attend in person will have to wait a month to see the festivities as HBO will air the induction ceremonies on Saturday, May 18 at 9PM ET/PT.

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    It is frustrating finding the perfect car mount for my phone. I’ve been through a bunch of them in the last couple of years and there’s always been a trade-off. Either, I buy a mount specifically meant for my phone which will cost way too much and be obsolete in six months when I inevitably get a new phone. Or, I buy a universal one that doesn’t quite fit the phone perfectly and is a hassle to use.

    I finally found Tylt’s “Capio” universal car mount and I couldn’t be happier. It works with practically any phone, is reasonably priced and couldn’t be easier or quicker to use. I am constantly in and out of rental cars and do a ton of driving. The Capio has been a a Godsend with powerful suction and adhesion to any car surface that I have tried it on keeping my phone handy for navigation, speaker phone calls and music streaming. Read on to learn about this cool car mount and how to win one!

    I like this mount for a few reasons. So many of the mounts that I used have crappy suction and a difficult time adhering to different surfaces – especially roughly textured plastics and other non-glass surfaces. This suction will easily stick not only to your windshield but to just about any other surface you try. I’ve been in and out of a bunch of rental cars with the Capio and have never had an issue sticking it exactly where I want it.

    The cool thing about the Capio though is the sticky surface of the phone cradle. It adheres to the back of your phone with a simple press and then releases easily when you want it to. It makes getting your phone on and off incredibly fast without having to fit into cradles, slots, arms or other types of mounts. The adhesive of course leaves no residue or stickiness on your phone. It’s the same adhesive that’s used on the Capta that I reviewed last year. If it starts to lose its stickiness, simply wash with clean water and let it air dry and it’ll be good as new.

    The Capio has a ball joint at its neck that can swivel to either portrait or landscape orientation. It is real easy to swivel and twist to just the perfect angle for you and your car and lock it into place. I’ve used this primarily with my Galaxy SIII but have also tested it with an LG Nexus 4 and an iPhone 4. In all three cases the Capio kept a great grip on the phone. I never had an issue with the weight of the phone being too much for the pad to hold it securely. However, the device does come with optional support arms that clip onto to the faceplate that can help hold heavier phones. Perhaps people with really heavy protective cases on their phones would have to use these.

    There’s not much else to say about a simple device like this. It just works and mounts on both horizontal or vertical surfaces and holds just about any phone extremely well.

    Need a great car mount for your car? Simply leave a comment here and we’ll pick one random winner next week. Tune in next Tuesday for an amazing gadget to help bring music to your car.

    Tylt Capio Mount

    $29.99 direct from Tylt

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