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Jeff Beck Wows Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 28, 2011

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

The Louisville Palace was the center of the music universe last night as two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member (Yardbirds in 1992 and Solo artist in 2009), Jeff Beck and his talented band covered the entire spectrum of the musical world in roughly 90 minutes.

  From the opening notes of “Plan B”, Beck demonstrated why he is rated 14th in Rolling Stone Magazines ”Top 100 All Time Guitarists”.  After this brilliant performance, its time to reevaluate the list. Jeff Beck is among the very top guitar players of all time.

 His musical style and humble attitude have kept him out of the spotlight of mainstream music, but there is no denying his mastery of guitar and his ability to dominate any style of music. 

 The show covers nearly every genre, blues-rock, jazz fusion, hard rock, electronica, progressive rock, and classical. Beck lets his guitar do most of the singing with an instrumental show fueled by his incredible band showcasing Rhonda Smith’s thundering bass , Jason Rebello’s keyboards and Nathan Michael Walden’s power driven drums.

  Smith’s vocals on Sly Stone’s, “ I Want to Take You Higher” and Walden’s singing on a classic version of “Little Wing” were about all the vocals needed as the high powered music machine led by Beck wizardry captivated the audience through out the performance.

 The “guitar players guitarist” left his mark on the nearly full venue. “Wow” was the common word used in conversation as fans filed out. It’s still early in 2011 but Jeff Beck just set the bar high and will be one of the best performances of he year.

Louisville Palace unofficial set list 

(some version of crossroads was played as I was coming in from putting my camera away)

  1. Plan B
  1. Stratus
    Billy Cobham cover) 
  1. Led Boots
  2. Corpus Christi Carol
  3. Hammerhead
  4. Mna Na Eireann
  1. People Get Ready
    The Impressions cover) 
  1. You Never Know
  2. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
    Muddy Waters cover) 
  3. Big Block
  4. Over the Rainbow
    Judy Garland cover) 
  1. Little Wing
    Jimi Hendrix cover) 
  1. Blue Wind
  2. Dirty Mind
  3. Brush with the Blues
  4. A Day in the Life
    The Beatles cover) 
  1. Encore:
  1. How High the Moon
    Alfred Drake cover) 
  2. I Want to Take You Higher
    Sly & The Family Stone cover) 
  3. Nessun Dorma 
  4. Jeff Beck

R.E.M. Posts New Video

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 28, 2011
Warner Bros. Records


Web * YouTube * Twitter * Facebook

R.E.M. premiered the video for “Every Day Is Yours To Win” on the YouTube homepage today, a video composed entirely of footage from YouTube. As a bonus, lead singer Michael Stipe and the video’s co-director Jim McKay have posted an intro video featuring a list of their favorite YouTube clips. The “Every Day Is Yours To Win” video is part of the Collapse Into Now Film Project, where artists and filmmakers were asked to create short films for each song on the new R.E.M. albumCollapse Into Now.

Check out the “Every Day Is Yours To Win” video here:
Michael Stipe and Jim McKay’s introduction is here:,
and a playlist of their favorite YouTube clips is over here:

Lollapalooza Announces 2011 Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 26, 2011

Lollapalooza announced their 20th anniversary line up.

Foo Fighters
My Morning Jacket
A Perfect Circle
Cee Lo Green
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
The Cars
Bright Eyes
Arctic Monkeys
Big Audio Dynamite
Explosions in the Sky
Death From Above 1979
Crystal Castles
Flogging Molly
Cold War Kids
Lykke Li
Cage the Elephant
Ok Go
Local Natives
The Kills
White Lies
Portugal. The Man
Two Door Cinema Club
Ellie Goulding
Delta Spirit
Beats Antique
The Mountain Goats
Sleigh Bells
Manchester Orchestra
Smith Westerns
Best Coast
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Drums
Black Lips
Fitz & The Tantrums
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
City and Colour
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Noah & The Whale
Sam Adams
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Tinie Tempah
The Vaccines
Foster The People
Titus Andronicus
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Chico Trujillo
The Naked and Famous
Rival Schools
Friendly Fires
Maps & Atlases
An Horse
Young The Giant
Los Bunkers
Imelda May
Wye Oak
The Joy Formidable
Lord Huron
Walk The Moon
Gold Motel
Ryan Leslie
TAB the band
Skylar Grey
Christina Perri
Black Cards
The Pretty Reckless
Boy & Bear
Patrick Stump
Kids These Days
Young Man
The Kingston Springs
Lia Ices
The Chain Gang of 1974
Ximena Sariñana
Electric Touch
Ruby Jane
Julia Easterlin
DJ Mel

My Morning Jacket to play Louisville Palace May 31st

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 25, 2011

The Wanee Festival 2011 Review

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 21, 2011

The Wanee Festival 2011

What started as dream of the Allman Brothers Band to have a ” festival featuring the band and their many side projects “, has become the south’s most important music festival of the year. With the help of Live Nation, the past three years, the seventh annual Wanee Music Festival held at Spirit of Suwanee Music Park, in Live Oak Florida, the festival has grown to an estimated 30,000 fans camping and enjoying the beautiful park and the great North Florida Spring weather.

The Wanee Festival added an extra day of music and a stellar lineup of musicians to the 2011 edition of the show. This years show made it a difficult choice of what band to pick between or leave before the show finished in order to see another show.

The festival kicked off the Wednesday at 1:45 and went well into the night featuring legendary New Orleans band, The Radiators, who are ending their thirty three years of music in June.  They were followed by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk who included a tribute to James Brown in their late night set.

Thursday began the first full day of music, afternoon shows by Wanda Jackson, North Mississippi Allstars Duo of Luther and Cody Dickinson,  and Blues Traveler’s John Popper who not only played an outstanding set with his new band, The Duskray Troubadours but also made appearances with D.J. Logic and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe.

Stephen Marley and a classic set by Hot Tuna fueled the fans for Widespread Panic’s blistering performance to finish the Peach Stage for the evening. Lotus followed with an excellent set at the Mushroom stage.

Thursday’s performances set the bar high and festival goers worn down but when Sharon Jones  and The Dap Kings took the stage, the energy level rose and after Keller Williams finished his set around 4:30.The anticipation of discovering Warren Haynes new project The Warren Haynes Band filled the Peach Stage to see what the guitar legend had in store. Haynes delivered with a mixture of soul , r&B and rock filled with excellent guitar , horns and vocals.

Led Zeppelin front man ,Robert Plant brought his Band of Joy to the stage next and left the Wanee Festival on its heels mixing new versions of Black Dog, and six other Zep songs with music from his past two albums.

At 9:30, The Allman Brothers Band  opened with “Hot Lanta” and never looked back. It was a classic show filled with the blistering dueling guitars of Haynes and Derek Trucks  and strong vocals from Greg Allman. The band was a music machine, honed to perfection from their  April Beacon Theater run in New York City. The band ended  the first night with “One Way Out” joined by the guitar of Luther Dickinson and Roosevelt Collier on peddle steel guitar.

Rain began the day Saturday, as the exhausted campers wondered out loud how could the music get any better? When the rain ended and the sun came out and Guitar Shorty blazed through his early set it became evident that great music was far from over. Taj Mahal , Ween and Rusted Root all played brilliantly.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band , a newly formed combination of Allman phenom Guitarist, Derek Trucks and his wife Susan Tedechi performed the most incredible set of music of the festival. The talent of this band is endless and their new music energized  the packed venue for the night ahead.

The Steve Miller Band kept the music flowing playing his catalogue of rock hits beginning with “Jet Airliner” and including “The Joker”, “Abracadabra”, and ending with “Keep on Rockin”. The talented guitarist was a crowd favorite who had people dancing and singing through out the set.

The Allman Brothers end the evening doing what they do best, playing from their catalogue of 40 plus years at a fever pitched pace. They are perfectly in sync on every note. Greg Allman, one of the best all time blues voices was as strong  as ever. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are both considered top guitarists in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 all time greatest guitarists poll. The wall of sound formed by drummers and bass form a well oiled music machine carrying you with them through every musical twist and turn.

Inviting guest musicians to sit in is expected with the Allmans, this night they were joined by Taj Mahal on “Leavin’ Trunk” and “Statesboro Blues”.

Wanee Festival has become bigger and better every year. The venue is the most beautiful of all festivals and very manageable.  The Spirit of Swanee Park is set up for camping unlike most festival sites. The audience is a more mature age. The lineups are well know experience bands who seem to enjoy interacting with the other musicians. The Wanee Festival has become a  can’t miss festival. One of the top festivals in the nation.

You can purchase the entire shows to watch on your home computer at

Complete cds of the Allman Brothers shows are available from Hittin the Note

Widespread Panic shows from Widespread Panic’s website

To see more photos :

Tedeschi and Trucks

Trucks and Haynes

Gregg Allman

Jack Cassidy Hot Tuna

Rusted Root

The Hotel at Horseshoe Southern Indiana will temporarily close

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 20, 2011


Elizabeth, IN (April 20, 2011) – Due to the rising Ohio river, the hotel at Horseshoe Southern Indiana will temporarily close at 8:00 pm on Wednesday April 20, 2011. We are closely monitoring the river conditions and will notify the public as soon as we are able to reopen the hotel. 

 The casino, pavilion and restaurants remain open to the public.

 The safety and security of our employees and customers is paramount and we are taking all necessary steps in that regard.   

About Caesars Entertainment:

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of branded casino entertainment through operating subsidiaries. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.  More information about Caesars is available at its Website –

Horseshoe Welcomes back Gary Allan To Perform in the Showroom

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 18, 2011

Southern California native Gary Allan emerged in the mid-1990s as the successor to country-and-western, honky-tonk legends such as Buck Owens, George Jones, and Allan’s longtime idol, Merle Haggard. In addition to echoing some of the same themes of lost love, heavy drinking, and hard work in his songs, Allan shared an uncompromising approach to the music business with the country music veterans. Albums include: Smoke Rings in the Dark, Alright Guy, See If I Care, Tough All Over, Living Hard and the latest Get Off On The Pain Hit Songs:  Songs About Rain, Nothin on But the Radio + new single Kiss me When I’m Down. Gary will perform on July 15th and July 16th  at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Showroom.  Tickets go on sale Friday April 22, 2011 and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Horseshoe Box office.

Katy Perry Coming to Yum Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 18, 2011


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 18, 2011

April 15, 2011

New York, NY






Moby announces the release of a new single, “The Day”, taken from his upcoming new studio album,Destroyed being released May 17th. Available now from all digital service providers, “The Day” is followed by the full remix bundle on May 10th, which includes the original album track and remixes from LifelikeBasto, Gesaffelstein, Eddie Thoneick and Funkerman.

“The Day” was written in a hotel room in Spain at dawn when I hadn’t slept. It was a beautiful hotel room, a beautiful perfect hotel room and it was six or seven in the morning. I wrote it on a acoustic guitar and recorded it on my phone, brought it home and re-recorded it with old broken down electronics that I have in my studio”.  – Moby

“The Day” was indirectly inspired by David Bowie and Brian Eno’s production which Moby believes is now part of his DNA; growing up, Moby had Low and Heroes spinning constantly on his turntable. One of the few tracks from Destroyed that Moby sings on, “The Day” is a deeply personal song about late night desperation and dark night of the soul feelings usually associated with some terrible addiction; these themes are woven throughout the journey that his new album takes us on.

The official music video for “The Day” will premiere next week. The video, directed by Evan Bernard (Moby, Beastie Boys, Green Day), takes place in a hospital and features the actress Heather Graham as a nurse and guardian angel.

In support of young filmmakers, Moby is partnering with Saatchi & Saatchi and Vimeo on an exciting new video challenge as part of The 21st Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2011 happening June 19th – 25th. The theme of this year’s New Directors’ Showcase is “Hello, Future” in which directors across the world are invited to visualize the concept of “Hello, Future” in the form of a standout music video inspired by one of the three tracks selected from Moby’s new album, Destroyed, which are “Be The One”, “The Day”, and “After”. The winner will be announced at this year’s Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase in Cannes on June 23rd as well as on the Vimeo website.

For entry guidelines and information on how to submit videos to the competition go to: www.moby.comor Closing date for submissions is May 9th 2011 at 11.59 GMT.

Also titled Destroyed and set for release on May 17th is a book of photography by Moby. The book takes us behind the scenes on an international journey with Moby, introducing us to the strange and disconcerting life of touring that is often not exposed; the time spent isolated in anonymous, mundane spaces like hotel rooms, airports, and backstage waiting areas. These experiences are juxtaposed with moments and places of intense beauty in the world and the excitement and connection with audiences. From the absurdly empty to the absurdly full, Moby captures the universal situation that so many musicians and artists undergo living nomadic lives. The combination of the album and book of photography, created while touring, provides an intimate look at Moby’s world and his creative process.


1. The Day – Album Version

2. The Day – Radio Edit

3. The Day – Gessaffelstein Remix

4. The Day – Lifelike Remix

5. The Day – Funkerman Remix

6. The Day – Basto! Remix

7. The Day – Uhlenhorst Remix


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 12, 2011

John Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls

GOO GOO DOLLS have extended their American tour with dates that will take the band across the U.S. through late August including cities that they have not played in some time.  The band’s current album, SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, continues to garner global critical praise:

“’Something For The Rest of Us’ flows with emotional rock anthems” – USA Today

“Anthemic rock really doesn’t come much better than that of the Goo Goo Dolls.  Twelve soaring radio anthems to make you smile” – KERRANG! (U.K.)

“’Something For The Rest of Us’ displays both emotional and musical heft and dynamic ebbs and flows” – Billboard

More than ever, the songs of John Rzeznik seem to resonate deeply into the common consciousness of us all reflecting the universal emotional fallout of our times in song.  It’s no wonder the GOOS have broken the record for The Most Top 10 or higher Hits in Radio History, per Billboard Magazine.

Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin are on the road now. Don’t miss GOO GOO DOLLS live this summer with Special Guests Michelle Branch and Parachute. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Fri        April 8               Gerhard Fieldhouse                               Lewisburg, PA

Sun      April 10             Thomas Fieldhouse                               Lock Haven, PA

Tue       April 12             Covelli Centre                                        Youngstown, OH

Thur      April 14             Diamond Jo Casino                               Dubuque, IA

Fri        April 15             Lamkin Activity Center                           Maryville, MO

Sun      April 17             SUNY Brockport Arena                          Brockport, NY

Thur      May 26 Chumash Casino Santa Ynez, CA

Fri        May 27 Pechanga Resort and Casino Temecula, CA

Sat       May 28 Pechanga Resort and Casino Temecula, CA

Fri        June 3              Red Rock Resort Las Vegas, NV

Newly confirmed tour dates – Michelle Branch and Parachute support on all dates unless otherwise noted:

Wed     July 13              PNC Pavilion at Riverbend                     Cincinnati, OH

Fri        July 15              Harrah’s Council Bluffs                          Council Bluffs, IA

Sat       July 16              Charter One                                           Chicago, IL

Sun      July 17              Meadowbrook                                       Rochester (Detroit), MI

Tue       July 19              Bank Of America Pavilion                      Boston, MA

Wed     July 20              Oakdale Theatre                                    Wallingford, CT

Fri        July 22              PNC Bank Arts Center                            Holmdel, NJ

Sat       July 23              Tropicana Casino & Resort/The Quarter  Atlantic City, NJ

(Parachute not appearing)

Sun      July 24              Nikon at Jones Beach Theater                Wantagh, NY

Tue       July 26              The Filene Center                                   Vienna, VA

Wed     July 27              The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre   Columbus, OH

Fri        July 29              Darien Lake Performing Arts Center        Darien Center, NY

Sat       July 30              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts           Bethel, NY

Sun      July 31              Saratoga Performing Arts Center            Saratoga Springs, NY

Tue       Aug 2               Stage AE                                              Pittsburgh, PA

Wed     Aug 3               nTelos Wireless Pavilion                        Portsmouth, NH

Fri        Aug 5               Pompano Beach Amphitheater               Pompano Beach, FL

Sat       Aug 6               Tropicana Field                                     St. Petersburg, FL

(Michelle Branch and Parachute not appearing)

Sun      Aug 7               Verizon Wireless Amph at Encore Park   Alpharetta, GA

Tue       Aug 9               Uptown Amphitheatre                            Charlotte, NC

Wed     Aug 10              Raleigh Amphitheater                             Raleigh, NC

Fri        Aug 12              Live at the Garden                                 Memphis, TN

Sat       Aug 13              Hard Rock Hotel/Hard Rock Live            Biloxi, MS

(Parachute not appearing)

Wed     Aug 17              1st Bank Amphitheater                           Denver, CO

Thur      Aug 18              Deer Valley Ski Resort                           Park City, UT

Sat       Aug 20              Mammoth Mountain Ski Area                  Mammoth Lakes, CA

Sun      Aug 21              The Mountain Winery                             Saratoga, CA

Tue       Aug 23              Fox Theater                                           Oakland, CA

Wed     Aug 24              Antelope Valley Fairgrounds                  Lancaster, CA

Thur      Aug 25              Grand Sierra Casino/Summit Pavilion     Reno, NV

Additional dates TBC shortly. Go to for ticket information.