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Netherfriends – “Bloomington, IN” from the upcoming Middle America

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 11, 2012


It takes a certain kind of musician, a certain kind of person to look at an apartment lease up for renewal as an invitation to pack up a life and hit the road with a seemingly impossible goal – to play a show in every State in the US, meet like-minded musicians along the way and record an original song dedicated, in some way, to a city in that State.
In April of 2010, that’s precisely what Netherfriends, the sometimes band/constant musical project of Shawn Rosenblatt, did.  The tour began in   Philadelphia and ended in Hawaii in April, 2011 and next month the first official  release of that effort, Middle America will see a proper release through Kilo Records.
Today, Impose debuts the first track off Middle America“Bloomington, IN.”
A tree city with a population of 80, 405,  Bloomington is a fine place to record a rolicking indie jam with hints of tropicalia. Rosenblatt possibly wrote “Bloomington, IN” deep into his 50 state adventure (just a theory), which could explain the lyric “then maybe one day music wouldn’t take up all my time / and I could feel like every guy”…these songs are not supposed to be dedications to the locales, but something about Bloomington encouraged Rosenblatt to yearn for the carefree times. The mayor of Bloomington would be wise to make this the official song of the city.

Listen to “Bloomington, IN”, download from iTunes here and check out a video Shawn made about the 50 Songs 50 States tour. 

Continuing tour dates and more media, music and video below!

 Netherfriends 2012 Tour Dates (So Far)
Jan 11 – Little Room – Philadelphia, PA
Jan 13 – Read All Over Books – Fredricksburg, VA
Jan 14 – Paper Mill House – Newark, DE
Jan 19 – Potluck house show – Richmond, VA
Jan 20 – White Collar Crime – Raleigh, NC
Jan 21 – UNC house show – Chapel Hill, NC
Jan 24 – Slims – Raleigh, NC    
DJ set
Jan 26 – Conundrum Hall – Columbia, SC
Jan 27 – The 567 Gallery – Macon, GA
Jan 30 – Retrofit – Tallahasse, FL
Jan 31 – house show – Gainsville, FL
Feb 1 – TBA – New Orleans, LA
Feb 2 – Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA  
w/ Native America
Feb 3 – TBA – New Orleans, LA
Feb 4 – Sam’s Lounge – Jackson, MS
Feb 5 – TBA – Austin, TX
Feb 7 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Feb 8 – TBA – Ft Worth, TX
Feb 9 – TBA – Columbia, MO    

Feb 10 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL  
Middle America release party
Feb 11 – The Whistler – Chicago, IL 
DJ set
Feb 12 – Frank’s Power Plant – Milwaukee, WI
Feb 14 – Mikey’s – Madison, WI    
w/ Asumaya
Feb 15 – TBA – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 16  – TBA – Iowa City, IA
Feb 17 – Bourbon Theater – Omaha, NE
Feb 18 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
Feb 19 – TBA – Lawrence, KS
Feb 22 – TBA – St Louis, MO
Feb 23 – TBA – Lafayette, IN
Feb 24 – Ottowa Tavern – Toledo, OH
Feb 25 – TBA – Kalamazoo, MI  

More on Netherfriends’ music from Impose
Netherfriends is the inexhaustable brainchild of Shawn Rosenblatt. Mr. Rosenblatt has one interest and a ruthless dedication to that interest, which has left him jobless and homeless. But that’s a square’s perspective on Netherfriends’ lifestyle. In 2011, Netherfriends released a ambient meditation record entitled Alap, made a record of the silliest Nilsson samples ever written, and took it upon himself to redo the score from the film Baraka – you know, just make it more drone-y and ambient. He is a songwriting and touring machine that spent last year on a 50 state tour, writing and performing songs with musicians in each state.
Head over to Netherfriends’ BandCamp page to check out all the releases.
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Nickelback to play KFC Yum center May 26

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 11, 2012


 With Special Guests Bush, Seether

& My Darkest Days

 Louisville, KY (1/11/12) – Nickelback, one of the biggest rock bands of the past decade known for their extraordinary live performances, have announced their first North American arena tour in two years.   The Live Nation-produced tour begins on April 10th in Moline, Illinois at the i wireless Center, making a 39-date trek throughout North America, including a stop in Louisville, KY as the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.  Special guests Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days, join Nickelback on all tour dates. 


Fan Club members will be able to purchase tickets beginning on January 13th. Fan Club details can be found at   Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, January 16th at 10:00 am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit

Tickets  for the Louisville show, $77.50 General Admission, $59.50 and $39.50 Reserved (plus applicable fees), go on sale to the public on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. at,, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.  Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.  Dates, times and artists are subject to change.


In Nickelback last toured in 2009 with the extremely successful, “Dark Horse World Tour” where the band performed for nearly 2 million fans with more than 120 shows around the world including stops inJapan,New Zealand,Australia, Europe andNorth America.


With the new tour, Nickelback will perform songs from the recently released seventh studio album, Here And Now, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 following its November 21, 2011 release on Roadrunner Records.   Propelling Here and Now into the #2 spot were the two hit singles “When We Stand Together” and “Bottoms Up.”  Here and Now is also the biggest international release in Nickelback’s history, including a #1 debut inCanada on Universal MusicCanada.,



Nickelback has achieved a prestigious place in music history having sold nearly 45 million worldwide.  Since their 2001 breakthrough hit song “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback has sent 20 singles rocketing onto various Billboard charts. In 2009, Billboard Magazine also named Nickelback “Top Group of the Decade.”  Their now classic album All the Right Reasons insured Nickelback an indelible place in rock history, having spent a staggering 112 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200, certified eight-times platinum in the U.S. and having sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, topping charts in four countries. All the Right Reasons spun off seven multi-format singles and made Nickelback the first band in Nielsen BDS history to send five singles onto the CHR charts.



Date                                City                                  Venue                                                 On Sale Date

April 10, 2012             Moline,IL                      i wireless Center                            January 21

April 12, 2012             Grand Rapids,MI        Van Andel Arena                            January 21

April 14, 2012             Detroit,MI                    Joe Louis Arena                              January 21

April 15, 2012             Columbus,OH              Schottstein Arena                          January 28

April 19, 2012             New York,NY              MadisonSquareGarden              January 21

April 21, 2012             Montreal,PQ               BellCentre                                       January 21

April 22, 2012             Toronto, ON                 AirCanadaCentre                         January 21

April 24, 2012             Philadelphia,PA          WellsFargoCenter                       January 21

April 25, 2012             Pittsburgh,PA              Consol Energy Center                   January 21

April 27, 2012             Hartford, Ct                   XL Center                                         January 20

April 28, 2012             Worcester,MA            DCUCenter                                      January 21

April 30, 2012             Washington,DC          Verizon Arena                                 January 20

May 2, 2012                 Atlanta,GA                    Philips Arena                                  January 21

May 4, 2012                 Orlando,FL                   Amway Arena                                 January 28

May 5, 2012                  Ft. Lauderdale, FL      Bank Atlantic Center                     January 21

May 15, 2012              Edmonton,AB              Rexall Place                                     January 21

May 16, 2012              Calgary,AB                   Scotiabank Saddledome              January 21

May 18, 2012              Saskatoon,SK              Credit Union Centre                      January 21

May 20, 2012              Fargo,ND                      Fargodome                                      January 28

May 22, 2012              Omaha,NE                    CenturyLink Center                       January 21

May 23, 2012              Minneapolis,MN         Target Center                                  January 21

May 25, 2012              Milwaukee,WI            Bradley Arena                                 January 21

May 26, 2012              Louisville,KY               KFC Yum! Center                            January 21

May 29, 2012              St. Louis,MO                Scottrade Center                            January 21

May 30, 2012              Chicago,IL                    Allstate Arena                                 January 21

June 1, 2012                Dallas,TX                      American Airlines Center            January 21

June 2, 2012                Houston,TX                 ToyotaCenter                                 January 21

June 5, 2012                Kansas City,MO          Sprint Center                                   January 21

June 7, 2012                Tulsa,OK                       BOK Arena                                       January 21

June 8, 2012                Wichita,KS                   Intrust Bank Arena                        January 21

June 10, 2012              Denver, CO                   PepsiCenter                                    January 21

June 12, 2012              Salt Lake CityUT         Energy Solutions Arena               January 21

June 15, 2012              Los Angeles,CA           Staples Center                                January 21

June 18, 2012              San Jose,CA                  HP Pavilion                                      January 20

June 20, 2012              Nampa,IA                    IdahoCenter                                   January 21

June 21, 2012              Portland,OR                 Rose Garden                                    January 21

June 23, 2012              Tacoma,WA                TacomaDome                                January 21

June 24, 2012              Spokane,WA               SpokaneArena                               January 21

June 26, 2012              Vancouver,BC            RogersArena                                  January 21


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Jane’s Addiction to play The palace March ,23rd

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 11, 2012

Great bands break rules, but legends write their own. JANE’S ADDICTION have actually written the rule book for alternative music and culture through a combination of genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic live experience. Their songs serve as the Ten Commandments for alt rock, inspiring an entire generation of bands such as Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam and Tool. When the Los Angeles quartet came along, they merged alternative and rock like no one before, becoming the first alternative rock band, creating a new sound and attitude.

Perry Farrell stands out as one of music’s most forward-thinking and enigmatic frontmen, and his vocals soar with vibrancy, vulnerability and vitality. Guitar god Dave Navarro conjures simultaneously psychedelic and epic riffs. Stephen Perkins’ tribal stomp remains hypnotic and transfixing. In 2010, Jane’s Addiction began writing songs for the new album. By 2011, recording began on what would become The Great Escape Artist, an October 2011 release on Capitol, to be supported with a worldwide tour in 2012. The band and producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) added TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek to the creative team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Foals, is writing and playing bass on the new album.

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 11, 2012


                Tickets On-Sale Friday, January 20th!


The Line-up for the 2012 Wanee Music Festival will be announced Monday, January 16th at 10AM at and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet!  The group of star studded acts joining the Allman Brothers Band April 19th through the 21st at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL will add energy and excitement to what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country. 

Also, 3-day tickets to the 2012 Wanee Music Festival will be going on sale Friday, January 20th at 10AM through waneefestival .com and

So don’t forget to check the website at on Monday, January 16th at 10AM for updates on the Festival line-up and ticket sales.