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R.E.M. Caps Its 31-Year Recording Career With Its First-Ever Definitive Greatest Hits Album, Due From Warner Bros. Records on November 15th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 30, 2011

40-Song Retrospective — R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 — Includes Tracks From Both the IRS and Warner Years Plus Three Brand-New Songs; New Song, “We All Go Back To Where We Belong,” Goes to Radio and for Sale on October 18th


BURBANK, CA–(Sep 26, 2011) – After R.E.M. ignited the blogosphere on September 21st with the news that they had decided to “call it a day as a band” via a statement on their website, the beloved band have announced that they will release their final album, R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011, on Warner Bros. Records on November 15th, 2011. The album is a 40-song career-spanning retrospective that collects, for the first time ever, songs from R.E.M.’s entire back catalog, including the pioneering American band’s years on both the IRS label (1982 to 1987) and Warner Bros. Records (1988 to 2011). The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon here. A brand-new song, “We All Go Back To Where We Belong,” goes to radio and will be available for sale on October 18th.


R.E.M. formed in 1980 when singer Michael Stipe met guitarist Peter Buck in an Athens, GA, record store where Buck worked. After recruiting bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry, R.E.M. released its first single, “Radio Free Europe,” in 1981, followed by 1982’s Chronic TownEP, capturing the imagination of a new generation of music lovers and bringing “guitar pop back into the underground lexicon,” as All-Music put it. Widely credited with inventing the college-rock genre, R.E.M. became the most influential American alternative rock band in history — inspiring such artists as Sonic Youth, Pavement, Nirvana, and Radiohead — for achieving multi-platinum mainstream success while maintaining their distinct identity.


Over the course of its career, the band has released 15 studio albums: Murmur (1983), Reckoning(1984), Fables of the Reconstruction (1985), Lifes Rich Pageant (1986), Document (1987), Green(1988), Out of Time (1991), Automatic For The People (1992), Monster (1994), New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996), Up (1998), Reveal (2001), Around the Sun (2004), Accelerate (2008), and Collapse Into Now (2011). They have sold more than 85 million albums worldwide.


“Working through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a journey,” says Mike Mills of choosing the songs that appear on R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011. “We realized that these songs seemed to draw a natural line under the last 31 years of our working together.”


In addition to liner notes written by band members Berry, Buck, Mills, and Stipe, the album also features three new songs that R.E.M. finished after they completed their last album, Collapse Into Now: “A Month of Saturdays,” “We All Go Back To Where We Belong,” and “Hallelujah,” which were recorded over the summer in Athens with Accelerate and Collapse Into Now producer, the estimable Jacknife Lee. The band came roaring back with those two albums in the last two years, achieving some of the best reviews of their career and enabling them to go out at the top of their game.


The track-listing for R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 is as follows:


Disc 1:
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Talk About The Passion
Sitting Still
So. Central Rain
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
Fall On Me
Finest Worksong
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Pop Song 89
Get Up
Orange Crush
Losing My Religion
Country Feedback
Shiny Happy People


Disc 2:
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Everybody Hurts
Man On The Moon
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Bad Day
Leaving New York
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Supernatural Superserious
Oh My Heart
A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong

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The Tedeschi Trucks Band play Rock Strong 4 Life

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 27, 2011

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks

After a wet cold morning, The Rock Strong 4 Life Benefit on Saturday turned out to be a perfect evening at Popa John’s Stadium.  The sun came out just in time to warm up the 1000 plus audience and The Tedeschi Trucks Band took over from there to deliver a performance that may have been the best show to play Louisville this year.

As husband-wife couples go in the world of music, it is a challenge to find a duo as well-fitted and naturally prolific as that of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks. They are both heavily steeped in the blues tradition, yet open to far-ranging influences including rock, gospel, jazz and World music. Each has produced recordings that share a sensibility best described as a swampy mix of rootsy, rockin’ American music. The two have guested on each other’s albums, toured together intermittently, and last year they each received individual Grammy nominations in the category of “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for their 2009 albums, Tedeschi for Back To The River and Trucks for Already Free (which he won). As well, they often perform together with the Allman Brothers Band—with whom Trucks continues to play as co-lead guitarist.

From the opening number , “Don’t Let Me Slide” it was obvious the this would be a special night. The combination of Susan Tedeschi’s stunning vocals and Derek Trucks extraordinary guitar, lead a spectacular eleven-member ensemble overflowing with talent and musical familiarity. Harmony singers Mike Mattison and Mark Rivers  joined forces with 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),along with a pair of drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, The band  also included a brass section consisting of trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams, and trombonist Saunders Sermons.

The band’s set included many songs from their critically acclaimed “Revelator” album along with powerful versions of Delaney and Bonnie’s , “Coming Home”, “Uptight” and a moving version of Derek and the Domino’s, “ Anyday” that included two chilling guitar solos from Trucks.

Derek Trucks is unquestionably one of the top guitar players in the world. He was  selected by Eric Clapton to record on his albums, “The Road to Escondido” and “Clapton” touring with him in 2007. An amazing slide player who rivals Duane Allman, the man  who he now covers in The Allman Brother Band. Trucks handles his task with ease and on this night he consistently received standing ovations for his artistic solos. The 32 year old was rated 81st in the 2003 Rolling Stone Top 100 guitarist of all time at the age of 24, and was selected in 2007 as one of three New Guitar Gods by the magazine.

During the course of the performance each member gets their time in the spotlight.  Kofi Burbridge played an jam filled keyboard and flute solo, while his brother bassist Oteil played and sang a jazzy solo showing his range of both vocals and instrument. There were solos by each drummer and brass member as well. Every member showing the high level of expertise on their instruments.

Although her husband’s guitar playing stands out Susan Tedeschi can play a mean guitar herself contributing with a solo that had Derek smiling with pride. They ended the show with their latest hit song, “Bound For Glory” and returned for an encore had everyone dancing to a musical medley of Sly Stone’s  Simple Song and I Want To Take You Higher”

The proceeds of the event were donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Organizer Dewayne Rudd and the event committee should be commended for this effort to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

The concert capped an entire day of awareness for the genetic disease that affects 30,000 people in the United States and over 70,000 people worldwide. Prior to the concert, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted the “Climb for Life Event” in the morning in whichUniversity of Louisville football players and Head Coach Charlie Strong  welcomed the CF supporters walking the steps at Cardinal Stadium to raise money for a cure.

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks

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Rick Springfield at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 26, 2011

Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield’s latest visit to Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana Friday evening was very similar to his previous shows. The mostly female audience screamed with excitement with every move of the aging heartthrob,

The night began with his video history with filled early music clips, award ceremonies and scenes from his soup opera character on “General Hospital.”

When Springfield appeared on stage to a frenzy of crazed women, he appeared very thin but fit. He later commented he has began a vegan diet and had lost fifteen pounds. “ Eliminate dairy products from your diet”, was his message and he added “this will be my only political statement of the night”.

The show relies heavily on his stardom as a teen idol. He realizes that many of the women in his audience grew up worshiping him as a sex symbol. He happily plays to this during his show by smashing roses into his guitar, walking into the crowd, and singing with his fans. For his two song encore, he was shirtless to the joy of his audience.

The set included his big hits, “Don’t Talk To Stranger”, “Jessie’s Girl” and a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Jet”. Springfield show still has plenty of energy and his musicianship has improved over the years. His guitar play during JimI Hendrix’s , “Red House” was surprisingly good.

At the age of sixty two, Rick Springfield still delivers a quality show and for a few brief hours allows his fans to return to the dreams of their youth. For many  this show provides the perfect setting for fun shared with old friends and without children, husbands, or worries of the world.

Rick Springfield

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They Might Be Giants Make Final WFPK Waterfront Show Big!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 23, 2011

They Might Be Giants

WFPK’s  final Waterfront Wednesday ended it’s tenth year of the series  in a  Giant way. The largest crowd of the season filled the waterfront on a beautiful September evening to enjoy the music of Louisville’s own The Deloreans, J Roddy Walston and They Might Be Giants. 

The Deloreans kicked the night off warming up the crowd with their catchy harmonies and fine musicianship.

 J Roddy Walston and The Business took the stage as the lawn filled with excited music lovers many who were obvious fans of their music. The picturesque sunset served as the background, while theTennessee band brought their brand of rowdy rock tinged with southern grit, energized the crowd setting the bar high for They Might Be Giants.

The band from New York City founded by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. TMBG writes, records and tours continuously, has been involved in numerous television and film projects, and has an on-going podcast. Nearing their 30th year in music, they have won two Grammies. The John’s were joined by Dan Miller on guitar, Danny Weinkauf on bass, and Marty Beller on drums.

The band continue their ways of touching all audiences with their wit and fun loving show that included music that covered their successful career. Intermingling long time favorites such as, “Birdhouse In Your Soul” , “Mesopotamians”with songs from the new album, “Can’t Keep Johnny Down” and rifts from rock classics such as “Crazy Train”.

They mentioned hanging out at The Galt House on Tuesday evening and joked about being happy to play next to The KFC Yum Center. They kept the audience involved with their colorful stage lighting and background videos.  They included the audience in the song “Planet of The Apes”,  using a laser to divide fans into either apes or people that filled the air with a shouts of people or apes!

Flansburg and Linell seemed to enjoy the large crowd stating, “This is the greatest show ever!” The pair seemed to really enjoy themselves throughout the show. With Linnell steadily controlling the music while Flansburg played rock star, frontman and cheerleader for the band.

They Might Be Giants released their new album, Join Us, July 19th through Idlewild/Rounder Records. On Join Us the Brooklyn originals have returned to rock and to their singular sensibility that made them an instant phenomenon in the world of alternative rock.  The band’s new video for album track “Cloisonné” premiered on Directed by TMBG’s own John Flansburgh, the video was produced by Amy Hobby, edited by Tony Zajkowski and the the director of photography is Luke Geissbuhler (Borat, Helvetica). Check out the new ”Cloisonné” video  HERE. .

This was a perfect ending to the tenth waterfront music season for WFPK. Louisville is extremely fortunate to have such fantastic and  knowledgeable music station to bring these shows our way.

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DeLuna Fest 2011 announces daily Schedule

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2011



Friday Oct 14
Weezer * Girl Talk * A-Trak * Cake * Little Death * Rehab * Ladytron * Matt & Kim * Dirty Dozen Brass Band * Free The Robots * Cold War Kids * Stars * Givers * Limousines * Trombone Shorty * Wanda Jackson * Sleeper Agent * Saints of Valory * AWOLNATION * Yo Mama * PS I Love You * Ra Ra Riot * Dinosaur Feathers * Colour Revolt * The Revivalists * Blackbells * Griffin House * The Icarus Effect * Maggie Koerner * Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos * Eerie Rockwell * Mr. Farenheit * Crabs *
Click <>HERE to plan your Friday!

Saturday Oct 15
Jane’s Addiction * The Shins * Diplo * Ghostland Observatory * Kermit Ruffins * Grouplove * JJ Grey & MoFro * Papa Grows Funk * Manchester Orchestra * The Infamous Stringdusters * Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs * War on Drugs * New Pornographers * Royal Bangs * Big Boi * Bettye Lavette * Motopony * Bad Books * Dirty Heads * Robbers on High Street * Antoine Knight * Quiet Company * Telekenesis * Nico’s Gun * Still Corners * Kevin Devine * Gary Fields * June In January * Paloma * Dragoon * The Hood Internet *
Click <>HERE to plan your Saturday!

Sunday Oct 16
Linkin Park * Cut Copy * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * Voice Of The Wetlands * Wallpaper * Mute Math * The Listening * Airborne Toxic Event * Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers * Toubab Krewe * Cowboy Mouth * Anders Osborne * Nico Vega * The Parlotones * K. Flay * Honey Island Swamp Band * Hands * The Constellations * Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights * Bear Hands * Kitt Lough * DLP * Stone Foxes * Tim Laughlin’s All Star Band * Asobi Seksu *
Click <>HERE to plan your Sunday!


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2011

Susan Tedeschi

Derek Trucks

A dramatic leap forward for two of the music world’s most dynamic performers,  singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, introduced their new 11-piece ensemble—Tedeschi Trucks Band to rave reviews earlier this spring in advance of their first full CD release together.   In June, Tedeschi Trucks Band debuted big with their inaugural album, Revelator, (Sony MASTERWORKS) breaking into the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #12, bringing both artists to their highest first week sales and charting of their careers. Recognized for their outstanding live performances and supported by an all-star lineup of musicians, the group is currently on tour across the U.S.

Tedeschi Trucks Band celebrated the release of Revelator with a soulful and anthemic performance of the album’s first single, “Learn How To Love” on both The Tonight Show and Conan followed by a flurry of positive reviews.  In a 4 Star review, Rolling Stone praised the album as a “masterpiece” while USA Today called the album simply “Outstanding.”  In recent concert reviews, Kansas City Star wrote “the stunning vocals of Tedeschi and the awe-inspiring guitar work of Trucks were showcased to perfection.”  Boston Globe declared the “show a triumph,” as Charleston City Paper described the concert as “staggering, uplifting, and damn near soul-saving.”

As husband-wife couples go in the world of music, it is a challenge to find a duo as well-fitted and naturally prolific as that of Tedeschi and Trucks. They are both heavily steeped in the blues tradition, yet open to far-ranging influences including rock, gospel, jazz and world music. Tedeschi and Trucks have each shared stages with legends including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Buddy Guy, and they often perform together with the Allman Brothers Band – which Trucks joined full time in 1999.  Last year they each received Grammy nominations in the category of “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for their 2009 albums, Tedeschi for Back To The River and Trucks for Already Free (which he won).  Now they have joined forces as a true musical family.

Revelator, co-produced by Trucks and Jim Scott (Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers), is 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 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.

Tedeschi Trucks Band has been headlining shows in the U.S., Australia and Europe this year behind the new album.  The group features harmony singers Mike Mattison (vocalist with Derek Trucks Band) and Mark Rivers, 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) with drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams and trombonist Saunders Sermons.

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9/24 Louisville, KY Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

10/14 Brookville, NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

10/15 Lynn, MA Lynn Memorial Auditorium

10/16 Buffalo, NY Sun Center for the Arts

10/18 Burlington, VT Flynn Theatre

10/19 Albany, NY Hart Theatre

10/21 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

10/22 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre

10/23 Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center

10/25 Toronto, ONT Music Hall

10/26 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

10/28 Washington DC Warner Theatre

10/29 Bridgeport, CT The Klein

11/13 San Paolo, Brazil SWU Music & Arts Festival

11/18 Denver, CO Fillmore

11/19 Phoenix, AZ JW Desert Ridge Blues Festival

12/31 San Francisco, CA Warfield

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Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline Rock Strong 4 Life Concert to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2011

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline inaugural benefit on September 24th

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline inaugural benefit on September 24th

Louisville, KY ‐ (August 17, 2011) – Rock Strong 4 Life, the region’s first concert and event

to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation, will take place Saturday, September 24th at

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Headlining the inaugural benefit

with a special performance will be nationally‐acclaimed blues based and southern rock

group Tedeschi Trucks Band.

“This benefit is the first of its kind for Louisville and we’re thrilled to welcome such a

nationally‐respected group to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium,” said Dewayne Rudd, Rock

Strong 4 Life non‐profit organizer and UPS pilot. “Most importantly, we’re honored that the

University of Louisville gave us an incredible opportunity to raise awareness and generate

funding to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation find a cure for this devastating disease.”

The Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines an evening focused on sharing stories of heartbreak

and hope surrounding CF, and using the universal languages of love and music to support

the fight against the life‐threatening disease.

Joining the Tedeschi Trucks Band and kicking off the benefit will be a local group, the GDrive

Band led by Gustavo Renovalez and featuring Louisville blues vocalist, Laurie Jessup,

who also works as a UPS jet mechanic supervisor. Renovalez, worship minister at He Visto

la Luz church near Churchill Downs, has a seven year old daughter, Aldana, with CF and

says, “We hope this evening of music and testimonies about our struggles against a

merciless disease will result in CF standing for ‘Cure Found’.”

Cystic fibrosis is a potentially fatal genetic disease that affects over 100,000 worldwide.

Approximately 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective gene. CF

substantially impairs the respiratory system and digestive function, making simple acts of

eating and breathing a challenge. The average life expectancy is 37 years and there is no

cure for the disease. This special event will help fund research that ultimately could give

children and young adults with CF the quality of life and future they deserve.

The concert caps an entire day of awareness for the genetic disease that affects 30,000

people in the United States and over 70,000 people worldwide. Prior to the concert, the

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the “Climb for Life Event” in the morning in which

University of Louisville football players and Head Coach Charlie Strong will welcome the CF

supporters walking the steps at Cardinal Stadium to raise money for a cure.

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Tickets for the Rock Strong 4 Life CF Benefit Concert will go on sale to the public Friday,

August 19th. Tickets can be purchased at or through the University of

Louisville ticket office.

Tickets are priced at $30, $40, and $50 with specially priced tickets at $25 for U of L

students. University of Louisville students can purchase tickets at the UofL ticket office with

student identification. For more information, please visit or

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The

Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available

today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also

supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National

Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donorsupported

nonprofit organization. For more information, go to

About Tedeschi Trucks Band

Unquestionably the most formidable husband/wife team in the history of southern rock and blues music,

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have put together a new band which is officially scheduled to hit the

road in the spring and summer of 2011 with a studio album soon to follow. The first generation of this

new lineup made appearances at some of the most prestigious festivals of last year including New

Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Fest, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and

Japan’s Fuji Rock Fest.

Trucks’ slide guitar playing is second to none. He has led his own The Derek Trucks Band for over 15

years, has been the slide guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band for more than ten, toured the world

with Eric Clapton and was featured on the cover of the 2007 Rolling Stone “New Guitar Gods” issue.

Combine that with Trucks’ 6th studio album release (“Already Free”) debuting at #19 on the Billboard

Top 200 Chart and it’s no wonder why he is the youngest musician to date to make Rolling Stones list of

“Top 100 Guitarists of All Time”.

Tedeschi has risen to fame with multiple Grammy Award nominations. Her powerful singing voice and

fearless stage presence have made her one of the most stirring soul and blues musicians of our time. Add

her knack for musical truth telling and her commanding guitar playing, and you have an artist who is

quickly taking her place as the new generation’s greatest female blues guitar/singer and, perhaps, one

of the best ever.

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Wanee Festival April 2011

With the added accolade of individual 2010 Grammy Award nominations, this duo will undoubtedly

take the world by storm and are poised to become one of the greatest husband and wife performing

duos of all time.

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline inaugural benefit on September 24th


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 19, 2011

NEW YORK, September 19, 2011 — Stephen Colbert rocks out with a special one-hour episode of “The Colbert Report” for the first time ever!  The super-sized show will feature interviews and performances by Radiohead intertwined with regular series segments.  The band is set to perform songs from their recent release “King of Limbs” including the new and previously unreleased track “The Daily Mail.”  One song will be exclusively available at  Tune in to “The Colbert Report” on Monday, September 26 from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT to watch this epic episode. 

“I look forward to meeting the Radioheads and leveraging their anti-corporate indie cred to raise brand awareness for my sponsors,” said Colbert.

Musicians who have previously appeared on the show include The Black Belles, Talib Kweli, Florence & The Machine, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Gorillaz, Cee Lo Green, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, R.E.M., The Roots, John Legend, Barry Manilow, John Mellencamp, NAS, Toby Keith, Feist, Rush, Peter Frampton, Carole King, Elvis Costello, among many others. 

“The Colbert Report” airs Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. and repeats at 2:30 a.m. the same night and at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT).  Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at with URL and embed links.

“The Colbert Report” is produced by Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert’s Spartina Productions, Inc.  Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as co-executive producers.  Jim Hoskinson is the director.  Lisa Leingang is the executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL. 


My Morning Jacket Announce December Tour Dates, Return to Madison Square Garden

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 19, 2011

Click HERE for Tour Announcement Video
“lush, epic-sounding songs with a tight musical focus”
–  Time Magazine
“a spectacular live band… now approaching the height of its powers”
 – New York Times
Fresh on the heels of their performance at the Austin City Limits Festival this past weekend, My Morning Jacket are showing no signs of slowing down since the release of their latest album, Circuital.  The band are announcing a run of shows with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Delta Spirit and Band of Horses supporting select dates.  Sharon Jones will join MMJ at The Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco and The Gibson in Los Angeles.  Delta Spirit will be supporting in other select markets.
My Morning Jacket will be returning to Madison Square Garden, where they played an unforgettable show to ring in New Year’s Eve in 2008.  For their second appearance at the world renowned venue, the band will be joined by Band of Horses.
My Morning Jacket have had a busy summer.  Since releasing Circuital they played triumphant performances on Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza’s main stages, contributed to the recently released Buddy Holly and Muppets tribute albums and preformed their entire new full length for KCRW – which you can see/hear HERE.  They have also released a surreal and psychedelic video for the single “Holdin’ On To Black Metal,” which can be seen HERE.

My Morning Jacket US Tour Dates

% = with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
* = with Delta Spirit
^ = with Band of Horses
10/20: Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt University, Memorial Gymnasium
12/01:  Los Angeles, CA @ The Gibson%
12/02:  San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic%
12/06:  Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre*
12/07:  Dallas, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre*
12/08:  Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre*
12/10:  Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove*
12/11:  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live*
12/12:  Greensboro, NC @ War Memorial Auditorium*
12/14:  New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden^

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311 coming to The Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 19, 2011

 311 will play The Louisville Palace on December 5th.

All five members of 311 grew up in the 1970′s inOmaha,Nebraska.  In 1990 & 1991 the band released three independent records on their own label (What Have You Records). The records were called “Dammit,” “Hydroponic,” and “Unity.” With these records and their solid live show, the band quickly established a following in theMidwestand then set out for the West Coast.  In July ’95 they released their third cd “311″ and once again set out on tour. By ’96 the shows and the fanbase had grown considerably – and the media which had basically ignored 311 until then, began paying attention. In September of ’96 (14 months after the release of the “311″ album) the song “Down” hit the airwaves and became an across the board success at radio and MTV. “Down” went to #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart and the follow-up single “All Mixed Up” went to #2.  In 2010, 311 returned to the road for Spring, Summer and Fall Tours. Summer tour featured special guest The Offspring. Touring highlights that year included 311 Day inLas Vegas– a sold out show at theMandalayBayArtsCenter(14,000 tickets sold to fans in all 50 U.S. States and 13 countries), as well as first time shows in Guam andIndonesia. Plus first time shows inAlaska, which completed 311 playing all 50 states. Other highlights included Japan, Hawaii, and a special Halloween show in Atlanta.


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