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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 31, 2011

Louisville’s classic rock leader, 95.7 WQMF, has added another show to its 2011 summer concert series, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the station.


The multi-talented musical ensemble, Here Come the Mummies, will perform the second concert in the series at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY., on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 8:00pm.


Here Come the Mummies have built a following with their energetic live performances and regular appearances on the Bob & Tom Show, heard weekday mornings 6-10am on WQMF.


Ticket prices for Here Come the Mummies at Iroquois Amphitheater are $20 advance and $25 day of show, plus service charges. General admission tickets will go on sale at 10am, Friday, June 3, 2011, at all Ticketmaster outlets, call 1-800-745-3000, or online at


Nederlander Entertainment and Production Simple are teaming up to present this concert. .

 For more details on this and other shows in the series, as well as special promotions, go to


Here Come the Mummies biography and other info at  


Venue information for Iroquois Amphitheatre can be found at

My Morning Jacket Releases Circuital Live Show to be Broadcast Tonight

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 31, 2011


Catch the event TONIGHT :
Live at 9:00pm EST / 6:00pm PST
Tuesday, May 31st

For ways to view at home, click HERE

Purchase Circuital HERE



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Catch the event TONIGHT :
Live at 9:00pm EST / 6:00pm PST
Tuesday, May 31st

For ways to view at home, click HERE

Purchase Circuital HERE



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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 25, 2011

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks

(NY, NY – March 18, 2011) REVELATOR (Sony MASTERWORKS), the long-awaited, song-oriented debut album by the husband-wife team of singer/guitarist SUSAN TEDESCHI and guitarist DEREK TRUCKS, will be released June 7th.  Filled with smoky, blues-dipped rockers and heart-stilling ballads that show off, respectively, the gutsier and softer side of Tedeschi’s vocal ability, plus a series of emotive, story-telling solos shaped by Trucks’s uncanny agility on slide-guitar, Revelator also serves to introduce the couple’s new, 11-piece ensemble –TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND.

A dramatic leap forward for two of the music world’s most dynamic performers,  Revelator is a confident yet unforced triumph offering a cohesive vision: an idyllic, musical world in which the echoes of so many great traditions—Delta blues and Memphis soul, Sixties rock and Seventies funk—organically flow together, blending with an entirely original, modern sensibility.

In addition to the combined weight of Tedeschi and Trucks’s equally renowned abilities, Revelator benefits from an impressive circle of talent that the two brought together. Trucks co-produced the album with multi-Grammy-winning engineer Jim Scott, whose genre-bending credits include popular albums by the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both Tedeschi and Trucks co-wrote the album’s twelve new songs with an impressive list of experienced songwriters, including Jeff Trott, John Leventhal, David Ryan Harris and Sonya Kitchell; Gary Louris and Oliver Wood—of the Jayhawks and the Wood Brothers, respectively; and old friends like guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Krasno (of Soulive), and band members Mike Mattison, Kofi Burbridge and Oteil Burbridge.

Most notably, Revelator features the newly formed Tedeschi Trucks Band, an eleven-member ensemble overflowing with talent and musical familiarity. Brothers Oteil Burbridge (noted for his years as bassist with the Allman Brothers Band) and Kofi Burbridge (longtime keyboardist/flutist with The Derek Trucks Band) have joined forces with a pair of drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams, trombonist Saunders Sermons, and harmony singers Mark Rivers and Mike Mattison. (Additionally, Ryan Shaw and David Ryan Harris supplied harmony vocals to various tracks on the album, and Alam Khan adds his masterful sarod playing to “These Walls.”) The fact that this aggregation includes so many musicians related by experience—and blood—clearly adds to the notion of Revelator as a true group album, the product of a musical family.

Revelator and the Tedeschi Trucks Band are the result of a process that began in 2010 with the decision by the couple to place their careers as individual artists on hold, dismantle their own groups, and join musical forces. In many ways, it made sense: the two often performed together in each other’s bands, and with the Allman Brothers Band (with whom Trucks continues to play as co-lead guitarist.) They also guested on each other’s recordings and shared a musical sensibility best described as a swampy mix of rootsy, rockin’ American music. Last year Trucks and Tedeschi both received individual Grammy nominations in the category of “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for their 2009 albums, Trucks for Already Free and Tedeschi for Back To The River. The Derek Trucks Band ultimately won the friendly “family feud” taking home the award but Tedeschi gladly shared the honor having sung lead vocals on the album track “Back Where I Started.”  Once they decided to make their collaboration official, a year of trying out various band lineups and songwriting partners followed. When producer Jim Scott entered the picture last fall, their vision shifted into high gear and the group began recording in Tedeschi and Trucks’s fully equipped studio situated on their home property in Jacksonville, Florida.

With an eye on allowing the creative juices to flow naturally and unimpeded, they eventually wrote thirty songs, which were whittled down a final dozen—twelve tunes that delivered on the promise that was made when the two dedicated themselves to their common venture. From the raunch-and-drive of “Bound for Glory” and “Learn How to Love,” to introspective, mood-setting performances like “Midnight in Harlem” and “Shelter,” to the tuneful and uplifting messages of songs like “Don’t Let Me Slide” and “Easy Way Out,” Revelator offers a marked, feet-on-the-ground notion of modern reality (“These Walls” focuses on the simple idea of day-to-day survival in these harsh times) while marveling in the unasked-for joys that life often delivers (the refrain of “Simple Things” that sings of “life without sorrow, love without pain” could well be the album’s motto.)

“These songs are all life-adventure stuff,” says Tedeschi, whose gospel-trained voice brings them all to life. “Whether soul-searching or love-searching, looking for shelter, or hope, or just a break. That’s what’s truly different about this album for Derek and myself. Rather than extended solos like he’s done in the past, Revelator is about storytelling through songs—songs with nice musical structures, with beginnings, middles and ends, a lot of content that people can really dig into.”

The album’s focus on songs, according to Trucks, means all the more focus on his wife’s voice. “I’m super-proud of the work that Susan’s done on the record – at the end of the day it’s her voice and she has to carry it. We really tried to catch different parts of her singing—not just the belting thing that she’s known for, but the sweet side too. She’s really laying it all out there.”

Relative to her years leading her own group, Tedeschi admits to feeling “a lot less pressure because now I have the best guitar player in the world my band so I have a lot less responsibility on my guitar. I love playing with my husband and now I get to hear him every night..”

“In fact, there are so many new things happening on this album, it’s hard to know where to start,” adds Tedeschi excitedly, “Especially with this group.  Everyone is an amazingly accomplished musician who is able to listen intensely and react with their own soulful music at the drop of a hat.   It is an honor to be in this band.”

Trucks echoes Tedeschi’s sense of anticipation and pride in their new collective. “I’m really looking forward to hitting the road and letting things grow until each show feels like an event. It’s nice having all these new songs but also having that looseness and spontaneity that comes with a great group of musicians. There are few bands that do that—hold on to that element of surprise. One moment could be a train wreck but the next, it’s church.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band plans to tour the U.S. and Europe on the heels of the release of Revelator, performing the music from the album as well as old favorites.

Revelator Tracklisting
1. Come See About Me
2. Don’t Let Me Slide
3. Midnight In Harlem
4. Bound For Glory
5. Simple Things
6. Until You Remember
7. Ball And Chain
8. These Walls
9. Learn How To Love
10. Easy Way Out
11. Love Has Something Else To Say
12. Shelter

U.S. Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Dates

April 5 – Charleston Music Hall, Charleston, SC
April 7 – Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL
April 8 – Jim Beam Music Series / Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 11 – McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC
April 13 – The Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
April 16 – Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak, FL
May 18 – Kingsbury Hall.  Salt Lake City, UT
May 20 – Sonoma Jazz Festival, Sonoma, CA
May 21 – Doheny Blues Festival, Dana Point, CA
May 22 – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
July 22 – Gathering Of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
Aug 20 – Hot August Blues Festival, Cockesville, MD

My Morning Jacket Taps Special Guests Erykah Badu and Rachel Dratch for American Express’ “Unstaged” Performance, in Partnership with VEVO and YouTube

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 25, 2011

Click HERE to Watch New Unstaged Trailer:

“The My Morning Jacket Show Scene”

(feel free to post and share!)

Band Wants Fans to Send in Photos of their Eyeballs & Dress Up for

5/31 Louisville Show, Which Streams as a Live VEVO event

on YouTube at 9pm EDT at

My Morning Jacket’s upcoming performance  for American Express’ “Unstaged” music series – in partnership with VEVO and YouTube – is just around the corner, and the band has revealed new exciting details about the event.  The live-stream of the band’s 5/31 Louisville show, which airs at 9pm EDT, will feature Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu and actress Rachel Dratch.  The band has also released a series of trailers for show – clickHERE to watch the latest one, a.k.a. “The My Morning Jacket Shower Scene.”  Other recent trailers include  a request for fans to send in artistic photos of their eyeballs, to be featured as a part of the live-stream, which is being directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Haynes.  The guys have also requested attendees of the show to come dressed in fancy clothes to match the grandeur of the venue, the historic Louisville Palace Theater.

“We are incredibly honored that Todd Haynes has agreed to direct this show for us,” said lead singer Jim James. “We can’t wait to immerse ourselves in his creative vision and masterful take on this live-streamed performance. Fans will certainly be in for a magical and surreal ride.”

My Morning Jacket’s new album, Circuital, will be released on May 31st by ATO Records.  It was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). Head over to their Facebook page to hear “Holdin on to Black Metal” and “Circuital,” two of the new songs that will appear on it.

My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan Visits Vinyl Pressing Plant in New Trailer for AmEx’s “Unstaged”

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 18, 2011

My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan Visits Vinyl Pressing Plant in New Trailer for AmEx’s “Unstaged”

My Morning Jacket will be teaming up with Todd Haynes (I’m Not There; Velvet Goldmine) for American Express’ “Unstaged” and have been releasing unique trailers leading up to the event. For “Unstaged”, Haynes will direct a live-stream of the band’s 5/31 Louisville show (kicking off at 9:00pm EDT). Click HERE to watch the new trailer. In it, band member Patrick Hallahan visits a vinyl pressing plant that is making a special green vinyl to be included in the deluxe LP edition of the new album, Circuital (out May 31st on ATO Records). My Morning Jacket have also announced new US tour dates, and have shared two new songs on their Facebook page.


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 18, 2011


May 17, 2011 – (Burbank, CA) – DEVO, purveyors of innovative modern music,  prophetic sociological shamans, and forward-thinking fashion iconoclasts, have surfaced from their underground think tank compound to announce a handful of new live dates in order to briefly greet their demanding public.


Thur      June 16             LC Pavilion                               Columbus, OH

Fri        June 17             Stage AE Outdoors                   Pittsburgh, PA

Sat       June 18             Yonge & Dundas Sq/NXNW Toronto, ONT, CAN

Sun      June 19             Sound Of Music Festival           Burlington, ONT, CAN


DEVO take to the road in support of their current Warner Bros. records album, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY and their brand new digital EP, “WHAT WE DO.”


As previously reported, Devo has just launched a truly unique, groundbreaking interactive video for the song, “WHAT WE DO.” The video was directed by Devo’s own Gerald Casale along with Kii Arens and Jason Trucco and features band members and a cast of Devo-attired professional thespians. What makes the short film so unique is that the viewer has the option to scan the entire 360 degrees of the viewing field to allow control of any focal point of interest. As various characters enter the scenario clad in a piece of Devo merchandise, the viewer can directly access the Official DEVO Store and immediately purchase the featured merchandise with a click. This level of user-friendly video technology is a first and Devo are the perfect creative entity to introduce this visually compelling fan-centric medium to an awaiting world.

Devo’s Gerald Casale explains: “The user/viewer is the director in this video. They decide what to see and when to see it in real time. They will be able to navigate and save a version of what they think others should see. It’s like having a vote in Devo’s creative process. It’s truly interactive.”

To view the “WHAT WE DO” video, go to:

Lastly, “What We Do: Electro-Devo Remix Cornucopia EP” is available now online only through all participating Digital retailers. The 5-track Digital Maxi Single will feature:


“What We Do” (Single Edit) 3:09

“What We do” (Static Revenger Remix) 6:22

“What We Do” (Kinky Remix) 5:10

“What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) * 5:13

“Freedom Of Choice’ (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) * 5:26


Tracks #4 “What We Do” (Avant Hard Remix) and #5, “Freedom Of Choice” (Hoska & Osheen Last Minute Remix) come courtesy of the www.BeatPort.Com contest winners. Congratulations Avant Hard and Hoska & Osheen. They are now rich and famous as a result.

More Devo news soon. Until then, you know what to do and so do we.

Return to Forever IV feat. Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Jean-Luc Ponty and Frank Gambale On Sale This Saturday at 10am!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 18, 2011
Return To Forever, whose mind-blowing experimentation in jazz and rock transformed the music world, will debut a historic new lineup this summer on a massive tour of 32 US cities. The tour brings a re-imagined musical dimension to both the wildly influential group and its repertoire.  Return to Forever with special guest Zappa Plays Zappa will make a stop in Cincinnati, Ohio at PNC Pavilion on August 18 at 8:00 p.m. (Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.)

Solidifying the tour’s once-in-a-lifetime experience, Zappa Plays Zappa, the musical tribute to Frank Zappa, will join the bill alongside “Return To Forever IV” (RTF IV), the legendary group’s fresh incarnation. The RTF IV lineup consists of core members Chick Corea (keys), Stanley Clarke (bass) and Lenny White (drums), along with Mahavishnu Orchestra alum and violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty as well as guitarist Frank Gambale.

Return to Forever IV with Zappa Plays Zappa
August 18 at 8:00pm
PNC Pavilion

On Sale
Saturday, May 21, at 10:00am

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 17, 2011
6 week tour kicks off in Florida on September 13.

ROGER DALTREY recently premiered his spectacular performance of The Who’s legendary rock opera TOMMY at The Royal Albert Hall, London, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and is now taking it on the road, performing TOMMY in its entirety from start to finish. (The Who never actually played the complete Tommy.)

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 19 (Canada) and Friday, May 20 at (U.S.). See below for full list of on sales. A special American Express card member pre-sale begins Monday, May 16 at 10AM local via (ending May 18 in Canada and May 19 in the U.S.). In addition, a variety of VIP packages will be available including options for artist meet-and-greets, reserved seating, collectible memorabilia and more. Keep an eye on TheWho.comfor more details. 

Employing the use of striking visuals to accompany the music, every show will be an unforgettable concert experience for lifelong fans and newcomers alike, who will be treated not only to the full majesty of TOMMY, but also to a variety of Who classics and more. 

Inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, the 20 million-selling double album of TOMMY defined the genre of rock opera. It also spawned a successful 1975 film of the same name–with DALTREY playing the title role–which re-underlined its place in the cultural firmament. 

Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee DALTREY is pulling out all the stops with a full band that will bring the rock opera’s wide-ranging sounds and textures to life vibrantly on stage every evening. Joining DALTREY will be Frank Simes (guitar), Scott Deavours (drums), Jon Button (bass), Loren Gold (keyboards) and, also on guitar, SIMON (younger brother of Pete) TOWNSHEND.

Commenting on the tour, Pete Townshend says “Great to see Roger performing TOMMY with his band in 2011. I will be there in spirit and Roger has my complete and most loving support. Roger is touring his unique concert version of TOMMY using his faithful presentation of the original work as the backbone for a set of wider material. It is wonderful to hear the way Roger and his new band re-interpret the old Who songs.” 

After the recent Royal Albert Hall performance, the Who blogosphere was alight with comments from long standing fans, such as “Roger really nailed Tommy” and “Last night’s concert was the best I’ve ever seen – what a great band!”

“TOMMY, an album that tells a story about a “deaf, dumb, and blind boy” who becomes the leader of a messianic movement, will always be seen as a turning point for the band,” says DALTREY. “Within it, I found the new voice of The Who and the band found its stride in making that music, adjusting it, using all that knowledge that we had from jazz and the blues into making it work in a rock way. What my band and I are doing now is a Tommy Show for today’s audience from a different perspective.”

The much-anticipated six-week tour launches September 13 in Hollywood, FL and concludes November 2 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB. 


Sept. 13 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock

Sept. 15 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Pavilion

Sept. 17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena

Sept. 18 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Sept. 21 Philadelphia, PA MANN Center

Sept. 23 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

Sept. 24 Hartford, CT XL Center

**Sept. 27 Montreal, QC Place Des Arts

**Sept. 28 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place

**Sept. 30 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Oct. 1 Windsor, ON The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor

Oct. 5 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center

Oct. 7 Hammond, IN Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Oct. 8 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House

Oct. 11 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center

Oct. 12 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre

Oct. 14 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

Oct. 16 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center

Oct. 19 Los Angeles, CA NOKIA Theatre

Oct. 21 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic 

Oct. 22 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

Oct. 24 Portland, OR Rose Quarter-Theatre of the Clouds

Oct. 25 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center

**Oct. 27 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

**Oct. 29 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

**Oct. 30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

**Oct. 1 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre

**Oct. 2 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

**Shows on sale Thursday, May 19. All other shows go on sale Friday, May 20. Tickets for the U.S. shows are available

Production Simple Presents Krazy Fes

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 17, 2011

Krazy Fest 2011 –
2900 7th Street Rd
Louisville,‎ KY
Rain or Shine * Lineup Subject to Change *
No Refunds or Exchanges

All Ages
Friday, May 20
Saturday, May 21
Sunday, May 22
Ticketing Info:

On Sale Now

Friday single day: $32.00
Purchase now →

Saturday single day: $40.00
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Sunday single day: $35.00
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3-day ticket: $99.00
Purchase now →


Against Me!
By The Grace of God
The Bled
Strike Anywhere
Small Brown Bike
Tigers Jaw
Kevin Seconds
Moving Mountains
End of a Year
Reading Group
Lions Lions


Cave In
7 Seconds
Hot Water Music
Anti Flag
Title Fight
Touche Amore
La Dispute
Make Do And Mend
Dead End Path
Former Thieves
Pianos Become The Teeth
Hostage Calm
Another Mistake


Bouncing Souls
Hot Rod Circuit
One Line Drawing
Dave Hause
This Is Hell
A Great Big Pile of Leaves
I Hate Our Freedom
Straight A’s

Nederlander Entertainment and Production Simple Present… Sublime with Rome July 10, 2011 – Iroquois Amphitheater

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 17, 2011

Louisville, KY – On Sunday, July 10, Sublime with Rome will take the stage at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

Tickets, $35 in advance and $40 day of show,  will be go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster locations including select Kroger stores,
online at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Featuring founding members of Sublime, drummer Bud Gaugh and bass player Eric Wilson with new frontman, singer/guitarist Rome – Sublime with Rome is reintroducing themselves and Sublime’s music to fans across the country.

Rome, a 21-year-old northern California native, was introduced to Gaugh and Wilson in 2008. Last year, a handful of jam sessions led to an impromptu show at a small club in Nevada flooring a packed-house crowd. The trio later performed a one-off at the Smokeout Festival last fall and was a surprise special guest at the infamous KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show, before officially dubbing themselves Sublime with Rome. The band returned to the stage for the first time in 14-years, fittingly on 4/20/10 for two highly anticipated, sold out nights at the Hollywood Palladium to rave reviews.

“Our shows are full of surprises,” said Gaugh. “Sublime has never used a set list. We are performing songs off every album and mix it up from show to show, never delivering the same set twice. We’ve also been working on some new material and have put together a couple of songs with Rome. We want to celebrate the music and share the experience with our fans.”

One of the most notable and successful ska-punk bands of all time, Sublime has sold over 17 million albums worldwide with the group’s music remaining in constant radio rotation across the country. Influential Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ has listed Sublime as the #3 act in their annual “biggest bands” list for the last six years in a row with the single “Date Rape” ranking as the all-time most requested song at the station. To this day, the group’s multi-platinum landmark debut album “40oz. to Freedom,” lo-fi follow up “Robbin’ the Hood,” and multi-platinum self-titled major label debut (a virtual greatest hits set in itself) are all widely regarded as music collection staples. Formed in Long Beach in 1988, Sublime’s final performance was in the spring of 1996.

Sublime with Rome will be performing live at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, July 10. Tickets, $35 in advance and $40 day of show,  will be go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster locations including select Kroger stores, online at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

For more information on this, or