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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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