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    As previously reported, Wilco offered a free, live audio and video stream of this evening’s show at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia, which took place in the early morning hours for those of us in the states. In another sign that Wilco loves you (baby), the band has archived the entire broadcast for our on-demand viewing pleasure.

    You can watch the whole 2:20 broadcast here and switch between two cameras…

    Set: Less Than You Think, Art Of Almost, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, I Might, Via Chicago, Spiders (Acoustic), Impossible Germany, Born Alone, Laminated Cat, She’s A Jar, Say You Miss Me, Whole Love, Box Full Of Letters, Hummingbird, California Stars, Forget The Flowers, Dawned On Me, A Shot In The Arm

    Encore 1: Jesus, Etc., Hate It Here, Heavy Metal Drummer, Walken, I’m The Man Who Loves You

    Encore 2: The Late Greats

    [via Via Chicago]

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    One of the many highlights of the Allman Brothers Band’s 40th Anniversary celebration at the Beacon Theatre in 2009 were a pair of performances featuring legendary guitarist Eric Clapton. Clapton and the band will reprise those stellar performances next week at the first of two Crossroads Guitar Festival shows that are planned for Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 12 and 13 according to a Rolling Stone report.

    Rolling Stone says Clapton will kickoff the Crossroads fest with an acoustic set on the 12th and then later that night will join the Allman Brothers Band during their headlining set. Eric will headline the second night, but will prepare by sitting in with a few of the acts set to play on the 12th. Top tier tickets are still available for the fest, which features a slew of talented musicians such as Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones, Citizen Cope and John Mayer.

    Here’s a performance of Layla from those 2009 shows…

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    Earlier today The Rolling Stones announced a nine-show North American tour and for many the question wasn’t “where is the band playing?” it was “how expensive are tickets?” Mick Jagger discussed the pricing and answered some questions about the coming tour in a Q & A with esteemed music critic Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune.

    One question fans had regarding the May/June swing is why didn’t the band book stadiums instead of the much smaller arenas? “The Christmas shows (NYC and London) were arena shows. We got that going, and we’re content with doing that. We’re doing a few outside festival shows in England, but we just feel more in the groove doing arenas,” Jagger told Kot. Mick’s response to Greg’s question about ticketing pricing doesn’t quite leave us with warm fuzzies, “If you really can’t afford a ticket, it’s sad. I feel bad about that. But there are seats at different prices. We have some cheap ones that are quite good, too. There’s a price for everybody I think.” Jagger also revealed that while he’s got new songs ready, they plan to get through the tour before discussing the possibility of entering the studio.

    The Stones lead singer also mentioned he’s open to requests via his @MickJagger Twitter feed, explained why Mick Taylor’s touring with them as a guest and espoused loathing for scalpers. Kot’s article is well worth a read and we’re glad Jagger called him out of anyone.

    [Chicago Tribune]

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    HT faves The Black Crowes kicked off the first American leg of the Lay Down With Number 13 Tour the past two nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The sextet treated fans to tour debuts of Sting Me and Feathers on Tuesday, while last night’s show didn’t feature any. Among the four songs that The Crowes have played at all seven shows is their 1995 single Wiser Time.

    Since its debut Wiser Time has been used by the band as a showcase for its soloists. This tour’s versions have exceeded the 15-minute mark thanks in part to the dynamic work of the newest Black Crowe – Jackie Greene. But in this Wiser Time from Tuesday’s show at The Cap, we’re most impressed with Rich Robinson’s ferocious solo and the finale in which both guitarists shred simultaneously.

    Check out this video in which Wiser Time starts at the one-minute mark…

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    Following yesterday’s installment of Kidzz where we showed you six-year-old drum prodigy Avery Molek nailing Van Halen’s Hot For Teacher comes another incredibly impressive performance by a youngster. Nine-year-old pianist Owen York ties together over 20 songs in a seamless, mostly improvised medley that he’s shared on YouTube.

    Among the tunes York works into his medley are 1348, 2X2 and Nothing Too Fancy by Umphrey’s Mcgee, Zappa’s Peaches En Regalia, Do It Again by Steely Dan and Pink Floyd’s Echoes. Check this out…

    Medley: Rocky Theme Song > Mr. PC > 1985 > Blue Skies > Peaches En Regalia > 1348 > Do It Again > 2×2 > Star Wars > Doxy > Cruela DeVil > Linus & Lucy > After The Gold Rush > Echoes > 7 Nation Army > Bennie & The Jets > Sponge Bob > Nothing Too Fancy > Fur Elise > Southern Man > Eye of the Tiger > Yesterday > Rocky

    [Hat Tip - @SoundCaresser]

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    Slowly but surely Paul McCartney has been adding shows to his Out There! tour. We already knew about a few shows overseas, his headlining appearance at Bonnaroo and Macca’s return to Boston’s Fenway Park. Today, we found out about a pair of additional Out There! gigs.

    McCartney will play his first-ever show in Austin, Texas at the Frank Erwin Center on May 22nd. A presale starts on Tuesday to be followed by the general onsale on April 12th.

    Tickets to Paul McCartney’s historic debut in Austin will be on sale beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. local time at and American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 9 at 12 noon through Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m. All times Central Standard Time.

    In addition, the Washington Post reports that Macca will announce a July 12th performance at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. tomorrow. The report is based on a tweet from the Washington Nationals that makes it pretty clear what’s goin’ down tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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    We’ve got lots of news to report from the Aaron Freeman camp this morning, the most important bit of which is that the artist formerly known as Gene Ween is happy and healthy. Congrats go out to Aaron for passing the 15 month mark in his sobriety, an accomplishment he wisely calls “the most important thing I’ve ever done.” Now that Freeman’s back in “fighting shape,” there’s lots of music on the horizon for the singer-songwriter who co-founded Ween with Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo.

    Even in Ween’s earliest days Freeman and Melchiondo were known for their experimental recording efforts using four-track cassette recorders. Aaron will pass the lessons he learned from those days and beyond to future musicians taking part in his Experimental Analog Recording summer workshop at The Paul Green Rock Academy in Woodstock, New York. Here’s the description of what participants will learn at the workshop, which takes place from July 15 – 19 and is open to those ages 8 – 18…

    Students will use analog recording techniques and materials to create an innovative and experimental music piece. Kids will work collaboratively to come up with concept, play and produce the work. Each student will leave with a copy of the work they’ve created.

    Aaron also has just announced a new batch of five gigs that starts on April 18th at Oak Ridge, Tenn.’s Lincoln’s Sports Grill and continues with shows at Narrows Center For The Arts in Fall River, Mass. on April 26th, at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on the 27th and concludes with performances at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Mass. on May 9th and at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 10th.

    Finally, Freeman has shared with us that he’s aiming to start recording his first solo album of original material this summer. He’s been writing throughout the past year and we’re excited to hear what he comes up with.

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    HT faves Dumpstaphunk brought the funk to NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on March 23rd, where the Ivan Neville-led act treated fans to a mix of new material from Dirty Word – an album set to be released later this year, originals from throughout their 10-year career and a cover of Funkadelic’s One Nation Under A Groove. The show even saw a guest spot from The London Souls guitarist Tash Neal.

    [All Photos by Andrew Blackstein]

    HT contributor Andrew Blackstein and our friend videographer LazyLightning55 were on hand at the Bowl and have turned in some exceptional photos and videos…


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    Gasman Chronicles

    Dancin’ To The Truth


    Set: Blues Wave*, Gasman Chronicles, Water*, Take Time*, Color Blind, Dancin to the Truth*, Quazar, Meanwhile… (w/Tash), Living in a World (w/Tash), Lt. Dan, One Nation Under a Groove

    * – New Songs From Dirty World

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    Following the tragic deaths of bassist Berry Oakley and guitarist Duane Allman in 1972 and 1971 respectively, the Allman Brothers Band went on with a revised lineup that featured Dickey Betts as the lone guitar player in the group and the additions of bassist Lamar Williams and piano player Chuck Leavell. One of the few pieces of footage from that era of the ABB, which lasted from 1972 – 1976, was aired on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’s A Saturday Night In Macon special.

    The special featured live performance footage from Wet Willie, Marshall Tucker Band and the Allman Brothers Band that was filmed at Macon’s Grand Opera House on September 10th, 1973. Today, upgraded footage of A Saturday Night In Macon has surfaced thanks to the efforts of A House of Design Production, Donza, Bob Bartelma and BurningShoreProphet.

    Let’s take a look at the Allman Brothers Band’s 1973 performance…

    Set: Bill Graham intro, Done Somebody Wrong, Southbound, Midnight Rider, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Statesboro Blues, Ramblin’ Man

    And here’s the sets from Wet Willie and Marshall Tucker Band…

    Wet Willie Set (Different Location): That’s Alright Mama, Mona Lisa Was a Man, Countryside of Life

    Marshall Tucker Band Set: Take The Highway, Can’t You See?, Ramblin’ On My Mind

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    Here’s a news item we didn’t see coming – the original lineup of Garage A Trois will reunite for a special late night set at New Orleans’ Howlin’ wolf on April 27th. The set, featuring Charlie Hunter, Skerik and Stanton Moore, will take place following Leftover Salmon’s performance at the same venue. Tickets to see both LoS and GAT will run you $30 in advance or $35 day-of-show if tickets remain.

    The above show is part of Nolafunk’s 2nd Annual Jazz Fest Series. In other Nolafunk Jazz Fest news Billy Iuso, Roosevelt Collier of the Lee Boys, and Judith Owen have been added as additional special guests to the Musician’s Clinic Benefit on May 2. Also, Allen Toussaint and Larry Bragg (Tower of Power) will take part in Papa Grows Funk’s Jazz Fest farewell show, which includes opening act the Eric Bolivar Trio featuring Nigel Hall and Galactic’s Rob Mercurio. Ticketing information is available here.

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    We’ve heard of announcing shows the morning of the performance, but Pretty Lights is breaking new ground as the jamtronica act has just announced a surprise set at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City that begins in just a few minutes. Derek Vincent Smith was scheduled to be off the road until Coachella next weekend and isn’t supposed to play NYC until he performs at June’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival.

    Tonight marks Pretty Lights’ first appearance at Brooklyn Bowl. Questlove will still spin his Bowl Train set following Pretty Lights. Derek will perform tracks mostly off his new album during the hour-long set.

    I'm throwin down a surprise hour long set tonight @ 11:30-12:30 b4 @ i'll b rockin mostly trx off my new record, come!
    Pretty Lights
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    Stephen Stills will make a rare television appearance tonight as the guest of Tavis Smiley on Smiley’s PBS talk show. Stills will discuss his new box set, Carry On, his time with CSNY and much more.

    Friday, April 5 [All Times ET]

    • Stephen Stills on Tavis Smiley [PBS]
    • Yeah Yeah Yeahs on David Letterman [CBS 11:35PM]
    • Divine Fits on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC 11:35PM]
    • Cat Power on Jimmy Fallon [NBC 12:35AM]

    Saturday, April 6

    • Bon Iver on Austin City Limits [PBS]
    • James Brown / BB King – Soul Power [Palladia 2PM]
    • Matisyahu – On The Heels of Redemption [AXS TV 5:30PM]
    • Phoenix on Saturday Night Live [NBC 11:30PM]

    Sunday, April 7

    • Robert Plant / Arcade Fire on Later…with Jools Holland [Palladia 10AM]
    • Pantera – Behind The Music [VH1 Classic 12:30PM]
    • Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers on Crossroads [Palladia 2PM]
    • Alison Krauss & Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas – Live [AXS TV 2:50PM]
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    HT faves The Black Crowes have come back with a vengeance as they’ve shown off their newest weapon over the course of the Lay Down With Number 13 Tour’s first seven shows – multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene. This morning the band have just announced they will embark on a summer tour with two fellow HT faves in the Tedeschi Trucks Band and The London Souls.

    The thought of Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and / or Tash Neal sitting in and jamming with the Crowes has us very excited. Here are the dates…

    Fri-Jul-19 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel
    Sat-Jul-20 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Sun-Jul-21 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
    Tue-Jul-23 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheatre
    Wed-Jul-24 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
    Sat-Jul-27 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
    Tue-Jul-30 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
    Wed-Jul-31 Canadaigua, NY CMAC
    Wed-Aug-07 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
    Fri-Aug-09 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
    Sat-Aug-10 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
    Sun-Aug-11 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center
    Tue-Aug-13 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River
    Wed-Aug-14 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
    Thu-Aug-15 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook

    The Black Crowes kick off a two-night stand at Terminal 5 in New York City this evening.

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    As a New York City resident, sometimes I lose perspective and need to be reminded that I live in the greatest city on Earth. So I’d like to personally thank Chan Marshall for deciding to make a music video for Manhattan, a track that appeared on Cat Power’s 2012′s release Sun. The video is Ms. Marshall’s love letter to the Big Apple, and follows the former East Village resident as  as she traverses the city, across bridges, in subway stations, bars and bodegas, thumbing through records and aimlessly wandering city streets from Chinatown to Tompkins Square Park to Times Square to Harlem.

    Cat PowerManhattan

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    A few years ago a page appeared on Facebook for “Boognish Rising,” a Ween documentary that’s “in the works but the release date is uncertain at this point.” Recently the page’s owner has been sharing incredible audio, photographic and video gems from Ween’s near 30-year history.

    Yesterday, an eight-minute clip from 1987 surfaced showing Deaner and Gener walking around their hometown of New Hope, Pennsylvania and explaining their band. Here’s more info…

    In the summer of 1987 Ween filmed a short movie with friend and director Tom Nichols. They were planning on releasing it alongside Axis: Bold As Boognish, but it never happened. Here is a little preview. Big thanks to Gene Ween for the footage! The song is Opus 51 Fugue Trilogy in A.

    Now, feast your eyes on the clip…

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    As we reported yesterday, Paul McCartney was slated to announced a gig at Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park this morning. Not only has he confirmed the gig in the U.S. capital, but he has also added a performance at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BOK Center to his Out There! world tour.

    The show in Washington, D.C. will take place on July 12th, while the Tulsa show is slated for May 29th. Tickets for both performances go on sale at 10AM local time on Friday, April 12th, at (Tulsa) and (Washington DC).

    Here’s the full list of Macca’s headlining shows in the U.S. as it currently stands…

    OUT THERE U.S. Tour 2013

    May 22: Austin TX – Frank Erwin Center
    May 29: Tulsa OK – BOK Center
    July 9: Boston MA – Fenway Park
    July 12: Washington DC – Nationals Park

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    Before The Rolling Stones announced nine North American dates on Wednesday, reports had the band playing a total of 18 shows on this side of the Atlantic. It was thought that additional shows would be added to 50 and Counting Tour and today we’ve had the first of the additions.

    The Stones have added a May 31st show at the United Center in Chicago and a June 6th show at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto to their touring itinerary. Tickets for both performances go on sale to the general public this coming Monday, April 8th, at 10AM local time via Ticketmaster. For those holding Citicards, you can participate in a presale that’s currently underway.

    Here’s the current list of Rolling Stones tour dates…

    TBA – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
    May 5 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
    May 8 – HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
    May 11 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
    May 15 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
    May 25 and June 6 – Air Canada Center – Toronto, ON
    May 28 and May 31 – United Center – Chicago, IL
    June 12 – TD Bank Garden – Boston, MA
    June 18 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
    June 29 – Glastonbury
    July 6 – Hyde Park – London, UK

    We do expect more shows to be added in the coming days.

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    Nearly three months after Perpetual Groove announced they would be parting ways for a dreaded “indefinite hiatus,” we’ve made it to the day of the “final show.” Not only will Perpetual Groove offer their farewell performance tonight at the Georgia Theatre, but Ghost Owl will make their debut this evening as well. Last night, PGroove offered up two acoustic sets at the Green Room in Athens.

    For the quartet’s acoustic finale, they mixed originals from throughout their career with covers from Funkadelic (Can You Get To That) and Modest Mouse (Float On). Fittingly, It Starts Where It Ends served as the lone encore. Watch a brief clip of Perpetual Groove covering Float On…

    Here’s the setlist from last night’s show…

    Set One: All This Everything Pt. 1, Astro Monkey, A Day the Way, TSM2, No Decorations, My Favorite Color, Only Always

    Set Two: Lost Connection, Get to That, Tusevun, Devil May Care, Under Lock & Key, Float On

    Encore: It Starts Where it Ends

    You can stream tonight’s Ghost Owl and Perpetual Groove sets via

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    Back on Monday we told you about the Jerry Garcia estate selling a version of the Grateful Dead front man’s iconic black t-shirt that comes with a download card which will get you a crystal-clear recording of the Jerry Garcia Band’s first-ever show at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre. Today, we bring you a taste of what the estate has dubbed “GarciaLive 1.5″ from June 26th, 1981.

    Here’s audio of a fantastic version of Dear Prudence featuring Phil Lesh on bass…

    There’s only a few days left to order the t-shirt and download card package.

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    Jeff Tweedy is one busy dude. In addition to all the work he puts in as the front man and mastermind of Wilco, he’s also an in-demand producer. Not only is Tweedy working with White Denim, but he’s reprising his role as Mavis Staples’ producer on her new album – One True Vine.

    The name “One True Vine” may ring a bell for Wilco fans, as it’s the name of a criminally underlooked Sky Blue Sky outtake. Mavis’s version of the tune closes out the 10-track album which is set for a June 25th release via Anti-. Take a listen to Wilco’s version of One True Vine…

    Track listing for One True Vine:

    1. Holy Ghost
    2. Every Step
    3. Can You Get To That
    4.  Jesus Wept
    5. Far Celestial Shores
    6. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
    7. Sow Good Seeds
    8. I Like The Things About Me
    9. Woke Up This Morning (With Jesus On My Mind)
    10. One True Vine

    Jeff and Mavis last paired up for Staples’ wonderful 2010 album You Are Not Alone.

    [via Direct Current]

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