Scene and Heard

Moby’s Daytrotter Session

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2012


Everyone loves Daytrotter.

Recently our lovely friends spent a day with Moby.


Moby’s Daytrotter Session is out NOW!

Visit to listen and download live recordings of “Porcelain”, “Natural Blues”, “Slipping Away”, “Now I Let Go”, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and a special cover of Johnny Cash’s beloved “Ring Of Fire.”


He sounds like he’s got a dozen fires burning within, smoking him out.

He’s ‘seeing the good when it’s all going bad’ and he’s seeing the bad when all the bad has a little good in it.”


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WFPK Presents RYAN ADAMS with Jason Isbell

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2012
Monday, January 30th at 7:30pm
The Louisville Palace
Reserved seating / All Ages
Tickets $40/$32.50/$25
Available at The Palace Box Office, or by phone 800.745.3000
A BIT @: RYAN ADAMS  ‘Ashes & Fire’  his first solo album to be released on his own PAX-AM label and Sony’s Columbia Records, the album was recorded in LA at Sunset Sound Factory in Hollywood and produced by Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Clash, The Who and The Rolling Stones, and whose son Ethan produced previous Ryan Adams albums ‘Heartbreaker,’ ‘Gold’ and ’29.’

‘Ashes & Fire’ also features Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ organist Benmont Tench as well as Norah Jones who sings backing vocals on several tracks, including the lilting, acoustic overtures of ‘Come Home,’ the sumptuous ballad ‘Save Me’ and the heartfelt ‘Kindness.’

From the country-rock tinged opener of ‘Dirty Rain,’ to the piano-led lament of ‘I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say’ and the acoustic harmony of ‘Lucky Now,’ ‘Ashes & Fire’ is the most cohesive and luscious album of Ryan’s distinguished, critically-acclaimed career.

Mike Smith, Managing Director of Columbia Records, said: “Ever since I heard ‘Dancing With The Woman At The Bar’ I have been in thrall to Ryan Adams. Here was an artist who you could follow to the ends of the earth and yet be continually surprised by. His solo career has generated so many joyous moments and stone cold classic albums. When I joined Columbia Records back in 2006 I had this vision of being able to attract the kind of classic singer-songwriters to the label that had been such a vital part of the label’s history. Ryan to me is in the lineage of the very greatest artists that have worked with Columbia and I am thrilled to be releasing what is undeniably his finest album in ten years.”

Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC whose critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums both as a solo artist and with the Cardinals have included ‘Heartbreaker’ (2000), ‘Gold’ (2001), ‘Love Is Hell’ (2004), ‘Cold Roses’ (2005) and ‘Easy Tiger’ (2007). Adams is also the CEO of his own PAX-AM label through which he has released numerous singles and last year’s Cardinals III/IV double album, among others. He is also an accomplished author, with two books – Infinity Blues and Hello Sunshine – released by independent publisher Akashic.


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2012
Jan 9, 2012 – (Burbank, CA) – Built to Spill have confirmed their first tour dates for the New Year in support of the current Warner Bros. Records album, THERE IS NO ENEMY. Dates begin Feb 23rd in San Francisco.  All confirmed dates are listed below.


There Is No Enemy is the band’s first album since 2006’s You In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001’s Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999’sKeep It Like A Secret, and their major-label debut, 1997’s Perfect From Now On. In 2012 Built to Spill still remain an influential force in compositionally intelligent, lyrically thoughtful, melodic, guitar-centric rock music:


“Built To Spill CEO Doug Martsch is alt-rock’s Thomas Pynchon, holed up in a remote studio and issuing immaculate artworks when he damn well pleases. Their components are all about simple, melodic beauty, writ large – prog rock for pop purists.” – Rolling Stone


“Boise’s answer to Crazy Horse…they still flourish.”  – Spin


“Built To Spill has been leading the resurgence of indie-guitar rock virtuoso for 20 years now. Doug Martsch conducts an orchestra of feedback like a lightning god bringing the storm. As ever, Martsch proves capable of anthropomorphizing a bent string and imbuing it with more emotion than many bands’ vocals and lyrics.” –Alternative Press


Thur       Feb 23                    The Fillmore                  San Francisco, CA

Fri           Feb 24                    Visalia Fox Theater                Visalia, CA

Sat          Feb 25                    Uptown Theatre                  Napa, CA

Thur       Mar 8                      Spanish Moon                     Baton Rough, LA

Fri           Mar 9                      One Eyed Jacks                            New Orleans, LA

Sun         Mar 11                    Denton 35 Festival                Denton, TX

Mon       Mar 12                    Fitzgerald’s                          Houston, TX

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Johnny Winter to Perform on Letterman January 12th Marking the Iconic Bluesman’s First National TV Appearance in 30 Years

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2012
2012 US Tour Dates Announced in Support of ‘Roots’
NYC:   January 10 & 24 @ BB King’s
“One of rock’s most influential blues revivalists…Winter’s guitar shimmers with confident energy throughout…All of the tracks on ‘Roots’ are Saturday night foot-stompers that conjure up the glassy clinks of long necks and ding-dings of barroom pinball machines. Winter shows yet again that wailing the blues effectively demands sizzling focus and a wagonload of knowledge.”   – Wall Street Journal
On Thursday, January 12tt,  Johnny Winter and his band will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman, marking his first national television appearance since Saturday Night Live nearly 30 years ago.
“For me, blues is a necessity,” says Winter, “one of the world’s premiere electric guitarists” (New Yorker) recently featured Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists of All Time.  Johnny will be on the road throughout 2012 in support of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Roots’ (Megaforce), a tribute to his blues heroes.
Johnny Winter on NPR Weekend Edition:
Johnny Winter Tour Dates:
Jan 10 – New York, NY / BB King’s
Jan 14 – Albany, NY / Empire State Plaza
Jan 15 – Morgantown, WV / Mountain Stage
Jan 20 – New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Jan 21 – Plymouth, NH / Flying Monkey
Jan 24 – New York, NY / BB King’s
Jan 27 – Shirley, MA / Bull Run
Jan 28 – South Burlington, VT / Higher Ground
Feb 2 – Dallas, TX / Granada Theater
Feb 3 – Houston, TX / Warehouse Live
Feb 12 – Piedmont, NY / Turning Point
Feb 23 – March 18 / Europe
March 31 – Woodstock, NY / Bearsville Theater
April 7 – Londonderry, NH / Tupelo Music Hall
April 14 – Baton Rouge, LA / Baton Rouge Blues Festival
May 15 – Napa, CA / Napa Valley Opera House
May 19 – Dana Point, CA / Doheny Blues Festival
May 29 – Japan
June 10 – Hughesville, PA / Billtown Blues Festival
June 20 – Carrboro, NC / The Arts Cener
June 21 – Virginia Beach, VA / Jewish Mother
June 22 – Alexandria, VA / Birchmere
June 23 – Colonial Beach, VA / High Tides