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Green Day to release New Live Album on April 26th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 11, 2011


Green Day Cover

February 22, 2011 -Adeline Records has just announced an April 26th release date for the vinyl version of Green Day’s new live album, Awesome As Fuck. The set (also available on CD with bonus DVD on March 22 via Reprise Records), features explosive performances captured during the multi-platinum rock band’s 2009-2010 World Tour in support of their Grammy® Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown.


The vinyl version willfeature 17 tracks on pink 180 gram double-disc gatefoldvinyl, bundled with an exclusive t-shirt. Fans can pre-order the release here:

Green Day recorded every show on the 21st Century Breakdown tour. When it concluded, the band members, singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, sifted through the audio to deliver the best performances from their shows around the world.  An iTunes Exclusive edition of the audio portion will feature two bonus tracks. The footage on the bonus DVD was shot at the band’s show in Tokyo, Japan. The package includes Green Day’s biggest hits and fan favorites, including “21 Guns,” “American Idiot,” “When I Come Around,” and “Good Riddance.” See below for full track-listing.

Critics raved about the 21st Century Breakdown tour, which launched in North America in July of 2009. “As if releasing a wave of energy that had been building up during their four-year hiatus from touring, Green Day poured all their heart and soul into a powerhouse set,” said Rolling Stone, while Spin noted that “the band’s relationship with its audience is disarmingly real.”

Released by Reprise Records on May 15th, 2009, 21st Century Breakdown debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, won a 2009 Grammy Award for “Best Rock Album,” and has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide. It has spawned the hit singles “Know Your Enemy,” which has been certified gold, and the platinum-selling “21 Guns,” whose video won three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, including “Best Rock Video.”

The track-listing for the vinyl version of Awesome As Fuck is as follows:

01. 21st Century Breakdown – (London, England)
02. Know Your Enemy – (Manchester, England)
03. East Jesus Nowhere – (Glasgow, Scotland)
04. Holiday – (Dublin, Ireland)
05. Viva La Gloria! – (Dallas, Texas)
06. Cigarettes And Valentines – (Phoenix, Arizona)
07. Burnout – (Irvine, California)
08. Going to Pasalacqua – (Chula Vista, California )
09. JAR – (Detroit, Michigan)
10. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield? – (New York, New York)
11. Geek Stink Breath – (Saitama-shi, Japan)
12. When I Come Around – (Berlin, Germany)
13. She – (Brisbane, Australia)
14. 21 Guns – (Mountain View, California)
15. American Idiot – (Montreal, QUE)
16. Wake Me Up When September Ends – (Nickelsdorf, Austria)
17. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – (Nickelsdorf, Austria)


Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel to Temporarily Close Due To Rising River Conditions

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 10, 2011

 Elizabeth, IN (March 10, 2011, 1:00 pm EST) – Due to rising Ohio river conditions, both the hotel and casino at Horseshoe Southern Indiana will be closed to patrons by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011.  As previously released, the hotel was closed at 12 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011. 


 David Henson, Vice President of non-gaming operations, was at the property overnight and said “The notification to hotel guests last night and through this morning went very smoothly.  The hotel team did a wonderful job and those customers staying in the hotel were very understanding. 


We have determined that based on the most current river forecast, the casino and the remainder of the facility would need to close on Thursday afternoon by 3:00 p.m.   


“The safety and security of our employees and customers is paramount in situations such as these and we are taking all necessary measures to ensure an orderly and safe closure of the facility,” said Eileen Moore, the casino’s general manager.  “At this time we do not have an estimate of when the facility will re-open and additional communications will go out when that information becomes available.” 


Tonight’s scheduled OneRepublic concert is postponed and will be re-scheduled as soon as possible.  Those with tickets may hold onto them. They will be honored for the re-scheduled show date.  Those who wish to receive a refund should contact the location at which they purchased the tickets.  Casino employees will be reaching out via phone to those who purchased tickets at the casino.  Ticketmaster will contact either by email or phone those who purchased tickets from them.


“We are communicating with our employees and customers and keeping them informed of changes to the status of the facility, work schedules, upcoming customer events and reservations.  We’ve learned a lot about how to handle these situations from past closures.  We have a terrific team that knows what to do, and do it well” said Moore.    



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Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson play a sold out Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 5, 2011

Kristofferson and Haggar at Horseshoe Casino So In

Merle Haggard

These two country music greats  joined together for a solid performance alternating their greatest hits at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana.

Kris Kristofferson has always identified himself first and foremost as a writer, and true writers know that what works best is giving a piece of themselves to the listener. With his latest album, This Old Road, Kristofferson lays a chunk of his own soul on every track.  Kristofferson began the show playing two songs before bringing out Haggard along with his band and the two traded licks and songs the remainder of the show. Kristofferson apologized for his cold. which at time greatly hampered his voice. But did sing many of his hits including , Sunday Morning Coming Down”, Why Me Lord”, and “Lovin Her was Easier”.

Merle Haggard was in top form backed by a stellar band including his son, Ben Haggard. The show featured many of his greatest songs including “Think I’ll just sit here and drink”, Okie from Muskogee” and “Workin Man Blues”. The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgement of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole.

The show  sold out in a matter of weeks and the audience was energized and ready to enjoy this show from the start. It was clear they understood that this was an opportunity to witness something special.

Kris Kristofferson

Kristofferson and Haggar at Horseshoe Casino So In

MMJ to Launch Weekly Giveaway of Terminal 5 Songs,

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 4, 2011

The T5 Countdown to Circuital

MMJ to Launch Weekly Giveaway of Terminal 5 Songs,

My Morning Jacket Louisville Yum Center © C Michael Stewart

Leading Up to Premiere of New Track

Click HERE for T5 Song Widget

My Morning Jacket will release their highly anticipated sixth studio album this spring, entitled Circuital. In celebration of the forthcoming full-length, the band will give away six weekly downloads beginning March 3rd. The first five downloads will be live songs taken from each night of their historic week at New York’s Terminal 5 in October of 2010. On the sixth week, the band will offer up a brand new song from the new album.

Circuitalwas recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontmanJim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). While in Louisville, the birthplace of the band and where three fifths of the guys are from, they recorded in the unique environment of a gymnasium inside of a church. They laid down almost everything live and allowed room for spontaneity.

In addition to getting reacquainted with their roots, the guys opted for a loose and warm production style for the album. The result is yet another reinvention of their sound that both forges new ground and maintains the distinct spirit of My Morning Jacket’s previous work.

Head to to sign up for all six songs now and immediately receive the first song taken from their first night at Terminal 5.

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:

04-17 Lexington, KY – Memorial Coliseum (University of Kentucky)
05-20-22 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival
06-02-05 Ozark, AR – Wakarusa Festival
06-02-05 Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam
06-09-12 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
06-30 – 07-03 Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival

Electric Forest Festival Announced

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 3, 2011
String Cheese Incident
The String Cheese Incident
Live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (3 performances) and the trailblazing Dutch DJ Tiësto will top the bill at the inaugural Electric Forest at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan on June 30 through July 3, 2011.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 5 at noon EST at

Pretty Lights
Pretty Lights
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Also on the bill are: Bassnectar • Pretty Lights • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros • Stephen Marley • Shpongle Presents The Shpongletron Experience • Railroad Earth JJ Grey & Mofro • Excision • The New DealEOTO • Emmitt-Nershi Band • Skrillex and many more.
REOElectric Forest is also excited to introduce the festival’s first annual Saturday Afternoon Special – a mid-festival event within the event – featuring very special guests, legendary American rock band REO Speedwagon.
More acts will be announced in the coming months!
Brought to life by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events, Electric Forest promises to emerge as a new breed of U.S. music and camping festival. In addition to almost 60 musical performances, look for state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between.

Electric Forest is graced with one of the country’s most beloved festival sites. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries. In addition, Electric Forest patrons can take advantage of the resort’s many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18- hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more.

The festival’s unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP experience promises something for all budgets and tastes, from camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located on the festival grounds.
Check out for more details!


Lady Guitar Slingers Rock Louisville

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 2, 2011

Kelly Richey Jams at Moms Music

Ana Popovic plays Stevie Rays Blues Bar

Two of the top female guitarists  of the top female guitarist in the business performed on back to back days in Louisville.

On Saturday,Mom’s Music hosted Kelly Richey for a workshop followed by a Jam session with Jimi V and Marvin Maxwell. Richey’s talent on guitar and vocals has made her a long time favorite in the Midwest. Often described as ” Stevie Ray Vaughn trapped in a woman’s body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out”, played an amazing guitar filled set back by the best band the city has to offer. She is scheduled to return to Stevie Rays Blues Bar, July 8 and 9 and several more times this year. You don’t want to miss these shows!

Sunday evening , Stevie Rays Blues Bar featured Serbian born,the 2006 WC Handy Award nominee, Ana Popovic. I was told Ana was ill  and I wondered how her performance would be affected.  All concerns ended when Ana took the stage and started into” My Man”. Her blistering guitar captured the audience and didn’t let them go until the first set was complete.She mentioned her illness stating,”My voice is a little rough tonight so I may have to play more guitar”. That didn’t seem to bother the audience who cheered at her comment.

On a night where Ana was clearly not feeling her best, you would never know it from her performance. I stayed till the end on a late Sunday evening, something I didn’t plan on doing. The show was just too good to leave.

The President of Kentuckiana Blues News, Gary Sampson said to me during the show’” This is the best show I have seen all year, if your a blues fan and you missed this show. You really screwed up!”

As I was saying goodbye to Ana, a fan walked up and said to her” I paid twelve dollars to see the show, I really feel I need to go back and pay them twelve dollars more!”

Ana Popovic, a Serbian born female is probably the farthest person who you would ever expect to play amazing blues. I left there thinking of what a love she must have for the blues to have made it this far. I am positive if she were a male she would already be recognized with the young greats like Bonamassa and Trucks.






















Ana Popovic plays Stevie Rays Blues Bar

Ana Popovic plays Stevie Rays Blues Bar

Jimi V and Kelly Richey jam at Mom's Music


Kelly Richey at Moms Music

Jimi V at Moms Music

Marvin Maxwell at Moms Music

Headliners Music Hall presents Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 2, 2011
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
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Thursday, May 12th at 9pm
Doors 8pm
18 and over

Tickets available at,
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On sale 3/2 @ 10am

Robert Randolph ~ We Walk This Road Artist Notes
This record is a celebration of African-American music over the past one hundred years and its social messages from the last thirty. Although we cover a
whole timeline of different eras on We Walk This Road, what ties these songs together remain their message of hope, their ability to uplift.
After we finished our last record, Colorblind, we began searching for a great producer to help guide the follow up. We wanted someone who understood me
and the road I’ve walked this far, who understood our connections of my roots within rock and gospel and the church, who would help us put those things in their most compelling context.
T Bone Burnett shared the vision of how gospel, blues and rock could be put together in a way that could relate to my history and connect to my present. It
was important to us that we make the record we wanted to make, even if the end result was unclassifiable. We just focused on making great songs and great
music that spoke to me, and that reflected the way I try to speak to the world. We went into the studio with virtual libraries of songs, whole volumes worth of material to go
through. T Bone brought in old archival songs from the twenties and thirties and many of them were in the public domain. I had songs that I had written
with the band, or that other artists had sent me, and we sat down and starting sifting through history.
When we found something we liked, we would either cover it or re-work it using our own words or melodies. Through this creation came an education. T
Bone opened a lot of doors for me serving as a link between the past and the present. He knows how to take something from the past and bring it into the
present while still allowing the artist to make it his own, in the same way that Hendrix took Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and made it belong to him.
T Bone listens to music that our grandmothers would listen to as children–not even music that our fathers listened to, but songs that go even further
back…some from Gospel and Christian blues, the music that people working in fields across the south likely sang nearly a century ago. Those are the real roots
of rock and roll, where everything else comes from.
We connected the last one hundred years of African-American music in the way people used to: You write your own songs, you cover other people’s
material, you re-work older songs. We had some amazing people come in to help. Leon Russell came by to hang out and wound up playing piano on the last
track, “Salvation.” Ben Harper plays guitar and sings on “If I Had My Way.” The base of that song came from Blind Willie Johnson, and it was really
difficult to get right. It was a country tune for a while. I had honestly given up on it. But Ben came down and said, “Let me get in there! I know just what to
do!” He went in there and smoked the choruses, and I thought, “Now we’ve got a tune.” It’s one of my favorite songs on the record.
.We Walk This Road was done in our belief in what we all need right now: young voices saying something positive without preaching in hopes of inspiring
people. When you stick to what you believe in, and with the roots of where you come from, things will always work out.



Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 2, 2011


LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011—For 30 years, Loverboy has been “Working for the Weekend,” delighting audiences around the world since forming in Calgary, Alberta, when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to local guitar hot shot Paul Dean, both veterans of several bands on the scene. And now they’re back, having reunited with their original engineer, legendary producer Bob Rock [Metallica, Aerosmith, The Cure, Bon Jovi], who worked under Bruce Fairbairn at the time. The band recorded two new songs with Rock, “Heartbreaker” and “No Tomorrow,” which could to be a prelude for a new album.


“He phoned Mike and me out of the blue and told us he had a song that might work for us that he’d love to produce,” says Dean. “He sent it over and we just flipped out. It’s a great, kick-ass Loverboy song.


“It was just fantastic to be on the same page with everybody else in the band again. We had been through several false starts recording-wise over the years. Mike was really inspired this time. It was a great experience. I think these tracks are some of the best work we’ve ever done.”


Not just Canada’s greatest rock export, Loverboy made its mark south of the border, with four multi-platinum albums including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983’s Keep It Up and 1985’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem “Working for the Weekend,” such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “Heaven In Your Eyes,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”

Their pop culture credibility was cemented by a recent 30 Rock episode in which Scott Adsit’s amateur musician Pete Hornberger revealed he was actually Loverboy’s original bassist, showing him inserted into vintage ‘80s footage of the band wailing away on “Working for the Weekend,” which you can see at


The group still includes original members Doug Johnson on keyboards and Matt Frenette on drums, with Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve (a former member of Dean and Frenette’s pre-Loverboy band Streetheart), who replaced the late Scott Smith on bass, and continues a healthy touring schedule around the world.


“I look at our concerts as a 100-minute experience,” says Dean, who still claims to be able to fit into the same pair of red leather pants he wore on the “Queen of the Broken Hearts” video in 1983. “I’m a normal guy up until 10 minutes before we hit the stage. Then the heart rate goes up and I consciously step into the bubble. And I don’t come out of it until 30 seconds after that last cymbal smash and I walk off-stage. It’s a great stress release, better than riding a Harley.”


Perhaps the band’s most famous song is “Working for the Weekend,” which has fueled a generation’s dreams of toiling every day for the chance to celebrate come Friday night. Dean realizes it has taken on a whole new meaning these days.


“You’re lucky if you can work for the weekend now,” he says. “We’re all fortunate to be doing that.”


With four decades under his belt, Dean sees no end in sight for Loverboy… or himself.


“My dream has always been to play guitar and entertain people,” he enthuses. “There’s no feeling like looking out in the audience and seeing them grinning ear to ear, everyone on the same wavelength. And once we start with the megahits, the place goes crazy. That’s why we do what we do and will continue.”


Still “Working for the Weekend” 30 years later, Loverboy’s catalog includes some of arena-rock’s most enduring anthems, and they are about to add to that legacy.


For a list of upcoming tour dates, please visit


Blues guitar legend killed in Citrus County bus crash

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 1, 2011
Blues guitar legend killed in Citrus County bus crash | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Saras


Homosassa, Florida – The man killed in a collision with a Greyhound bus Sunday morning is blues guitar legend Eddie Kirkland.

The 88-year-old performer from Macon, Georgia was in the Bay area this weekend for a show at the Dunedin Brewery. Born in Jamaica and raised in Alabama, Kirkland went on to record and tour with John Lee Hooker for seven and a half years and was the former band leader for Otis Redding.

According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Sunday morning around 8:30 Kirkland attempted to make a u-turn in front of the bus at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Oak Park Boulevard. His Ford Taurus was hit on the right side and pushed an estimated 200 feet.

Kirkland was flown to Tampa General Hospital but died a short time later. The bus driver and 13 passengers on board were not injured.

A message posted on Kirkland’s official website reads, “Cry a river of tears for the lord has called the road warrior home.”

Sunday night, fans left comments on Kirkland’s Facebook page.

J.B. Harris wrote: “Eddie was living history. His life spanned from the original blues greats like John Lee Hooker, Bessie Smith and Muddy Waters, to Koko Taylor, BB King and Buddy Guy. Glad I got to see him play twice, once at Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee and again at The Stage In Miami, and that my son got to meet him as well. I know you’re in blues heaven Eddie. Play on.”