Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Release the 'Roo!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Just got an e-mail stating that the first wave of band names for this year's Bonnaroo will be released on Feb. 3. It's all but confirmed that Bruce Springsteen and Phish will be performing. Who else? Less than a week to find out!

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Lynyrd Skynyrd pianist passes away

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:06 PM


Lynyrd Skynyrd pianist Billy Powell has passed away at age 56. Details are not known. The band has issued a statement: "Beloved Pianist for the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band, Billy Powell, passed away last night. We have no further details. The family and band request your respect and understanding during this difficult time. Thank you."

The band has cancelled some of its upcoming shows due to the loss.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Concert announcement

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Disturbed will perform at Bojangles Coliseum on April 13 as part of the band's Music As a Weapon IV festival. Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil and Chimaira will be supporting acts.

The festival will feature tattoo artists, extreme sports demos and more. Some dates go on sale this weekend through Ticketmaster.

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Springsteen at Bonnaroo?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Bruce Springsteen announced dates for a spring tour today and, wouldn't you know it, the weekend of Bonnaroo is open. That goes well with the rumors that The Boss may be performing at the 'Roo this year.

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This week's new releases (1/27/09)

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Here's a quick rundown of some of the albums being released today:

The Bird and the Bee Ray Guns are Not Just The Future

Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

Hoobastank Fornever

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Old Money

Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream

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Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:28 PM

I woke up Saturday morning on an airplane at JFK airport... another year older.


It was my birthday, and as much fun as hanging out in airports on your birthday sounds, I opted to fly the redeye home from Sundance Film Festival... so I could go to Strike City in the EpiCentre’s soft (as opposed to hard) opening to celebrate my birthday.

To help you navigate your way through the epic EpiCentre, Strike City is located under Mez and the EpiCentre Theaters.

As soon as I got there and realized that within Strike City is Librettos, a real deal NYC pizzeria, I was pissed at myself for eating the $7.50 Bojangles Surpremes at the Checkers game beforehand. Strike City is not just a bowling alley... it’s a place to go to eat, and stay to bowl (and party).

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Concert announcement

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Death Cab for Cutie will perform at John Belk Arena at Davidson College on April 9. Opening acts are Cold War Kids and Ra Ra Riot.

Fan club presale begins on Jan. 28. General ticket sales begin on Jan. 30.

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Sirius XM plans rate increase

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I love satellite radio. It's like going from rabbit ears on the TV to Hi-Def.

Commercial free, uncensored radio...ah, music the way it was intended!

HOWEVER - current subscribers should be aware that rate increases are on the way for the struggling company.

Is it worth it? For the time being, I'd say yes...

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This could be good...

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:27 PM

It's been announced that Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and a "quadruple threat" of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, TI and Kanye West will all perform at the 51st Grammy Awards on Feb. 8

As I read the article at, the most interesting part for me was this — McCartney will be backed up by Dave Grohl on the drums. It's not the first time Grohl has played drums since leaving Nirvana — he's played on a bunch of albums, such as Tenacious D's debut — but seeing him back up a Beatle could be something memorable.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Music Menu (1/24/09)

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Telepath Must be something in that Philadelphia air. This soulful, the Philly kind, combo lays down an organic, fat-free electronica groove that's one part world music, one part dub, a dash of jazz and plenty drum 'n' bass. The instrumental band makes heads sway with a spacey psychedelic vibe, but they're also pretty darn danceable to boot. Double Door Inn (Shukla)

Lunchbox Records 3rd Anniversary/Fucked Up Every town needs a Lunchbox Records. A place where the obscure is as important as the obvious. A place that doesn't hustle you out the door after 20 minutes, knowing that it's completely normal to spend two hours crate-digging for three bargain-bin, $1.99 specials. A place that does its part to hustle in hot-shit bands like the anarchobuddhists Fucked Up, who are as advertised: They A) sound fucked up, B) sonically fuck some shit up and C) cause you to see that, everywhere you look, things are indeed (wait for it!) fucked up. Their latest, Chemistry of Common Life, isn't an easy listen, but it's just as hard to turn off. With Double Negative, Planet Piss and Grids. Milestone (Davis)

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