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Forecastle Lineup 2012

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 29, 2012
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February 29, 2012




Also featuring: Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk, Beach House, Atmosphere, The Head and the Heart, Andrew Bird, Clutch, Flying Lotus, Galactic, Neko Case and more. Full lineup below.

Dear Travelers ~

We are thrilled to announce the lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the Forecastle Festival, July 13-15 in Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park. My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Bassnectar are among the 70+ acts that will whip up some glorious noise at five different stages.

Details for the separately ticketed, late-night after parties, set to take place at venues including the historical Belle of Louisville steamboat, as well as additional artists, art installations, environmental and sustainability activities, outdoor extreme sports park, festival partners, culinary options and other activities will be announced in the coming weeks.

Three day General Admission and VIP weekend passes are available NOW. Single day tickets will go on sale Friday, March 2 at noon (EST). For more information on that as well as travel packages and payment plans go to




Van Halen Opens Tour at KFC Yum Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 20, 2012

Van Halen Opens Tour at KFC Yum Center

Van Halen opened their forty year reunion tour  at the KFC Yum Center, in Louisville, KY to support their first album with David Lee Roth  in twenty eight years, ” A Different Kind of Truth”.

Kool and The Gang warmed the packed venue playing an entertaining set from their catalogue of disco mega hits from the eighties. But this night was  not about  disco, fans  dressed in memorabilia from the bands past tours were there to witness the rock legends return to the stage.

As the lights went on, the heavy opening chords of “You Really Got Me” rang out. From the start it was loud and clear, Van Halen was back with all the power of the past. “Running With The Devil”,  followed and erased any doubt that Eddie Van Halen is still one of rock’s greatest guitarist. His powerful sound was filled with lighting fast notes and heavy chords played flawlessly. It is clear to see why he was voted eighth in Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 all time guitarist.

Brother and a founding member Alex Van Halen is an outstanding drummer. The bass is now handled by Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, who replaced original bassist , Michael Anthony. It was clear that father and son enjoy performing together.

One question I do have,  Where the keyboards came from on “Jump”? I didn’t see the instrument on stage, if it was a recording the synch was done perfectly.

David Lee Roth can still entertain. His vocals were strong although he stayed away from his memorable screams of the past. His leg kicks are few and far between but his dancing and showmanship doesn’t miss a beat. He  covers the massive stage, including  runway and several risers throughout the show. He even glossed over forgetting the words to the last chorus of ” I’ll Wait” singing, “ I forgot the words bring on the chorus”

It is no secret that the Van Halen’s and Roth have had their issues through the years, it didn’t show on this night. The band seemed to be having fun and interactions between Roth,Wolfgang and Eddie Van ended in smiles and laughter. The band covered the majority of their biggest hits, sprinkled in a few early songs along with four songs from the new album. Even with  “The Cradle Will Rock” and songs from the Sammy Hagar era left out. This show was a classic! Although this was their opening performance, it’s hard to imagine the band getting any tighter!  They played and sang every note  to perfection.

If these guys can hold on to the the energy and their health as the tour progresses it’s one show you don’t want to miss!

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2012 Louisville Set List

Eddie Van Hale

1. You Really Got Me
2. Runnin’ With The Devil
3. She’s The Woman (NEW)
4. Romeo Delight
5. Tattoo (NEW)
6. Everybody Wants Some!!
7. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
8. China Town (NEW)
9. Mean Street
10. (Oh!) Pretty Woman
11. Drum Solo
12. Unchained
13. The Trouble With Never (NEW)
14. I’ll Wait
15. Dance The Night Away
16. Hot For Teacher
17. Women In Love (A First since 1980!)
18. Outta Love Again (A First since 1979!)
19. Beautiful Girls
20. Ice Cream Man
21. Panama
22. Eddie’s Solo
23. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
24. Jump

Van Halen Opens Tour at KFC Yum Center Alex Van Halen


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 16, 2012
February 15, 2012 (Pensacola, FL)– DeLuna Fest is proud to announce the dates for their 3rd annual Pensacola Beach music and arts festival.  On September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2012, festival and music fans will come together to enjoy three days of world-class concerts, activities and Gulf Coast lifestyle.

A limited number of discounted 3-day weekend passes to the 2012 festival will go on-sale at 9 am CT on March 1st at the early bird price of $99.95. Fans can purchase their tickets

DeLuna Fest will again celebrate their 2012 festival with stages located on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL.  The event offers music enthusiasts and beach lovers an unparalleled end-of-summer festival experience featuring over 50 bands and musicians. Previous DeLuna Fest performers have included Willie Nelson, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer, 311, The Shins, Big Boi and Girl Talk. The 2012 lineup will be announced soon.

Located on Santa Rosa Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the world, Pensacola Beach features open-air restaurants, old Florida hangouts, natural beaches, and outdoor activities. Thousands of hotel rooms, condos and beach houses are located within walking distance to DeLuna Fest with many hotel rooms actually overlooking the festival site! Festival attendees are encouraged to explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore plus take advantage of the island’s hiking, biking, boating, snorkeling, and fishing opportunities. Come see why TripAdvisor names Pensacola Beach one of the country’s top 10 beaches.

More information about DeLuna Fest can be found at

The 2012 Bonnaroo Lineup Has Arrived!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 16, 2012
Tickets On Sale Saturday, February 18! 
We know you’ve been waiting on this — perched on the edge of your seat, refreshing your web browser, salivating on your keyboard — and here it is. The 2012 Bonnaroo lineup has arrived. We hope you love it as much as we love you.Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale this Saturday, February 18 at noon EST on Purchase tickets in full, or opt for one of our special payment plans, available for both General Admission or VIP tickets.

And for the full spectrum of Bonnaroo lineup announcements, check it out on noon EST on,FacebookTwitterRadio Bonnaroo, and YouTube.

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Texas Blues Legend Johnny Winter Confirms Documentary Filming throughout 2012 with ‘Lemmy’ Filmmaker Greg Olliver

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 16, 2012
The definitive Johnny Winter documentary is finally in production! Filmmaker Greg Olliver, whose credits include co-directing and producing the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Lemmy’, will be shadowing the storied bluesman worldwide throughout 2012, with a theatrical release planned for 2013.
“Still one of the world’s premiere electric guitarists” (New Yorker), Johnny Winter continues to perform over 120 shows / year worldwide and was recently a guest on Letterman, profiled on NPR, and named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists of All Time.  On his latest album ‘Roots’ (Megaforce), a tribute to his blues heroes, Winter “shows yet again that wailing the blues effectively demands sizzling focus and a wagonload of knowledge” (Wall Street Journal).
“I grew up in Texas listening to the blues, so making a film with Johnny is a dream come true for me,” says Olliver.  “And since there aren’t many blues icons left out there, I feel very honored to be working with him.  His is a story that needs to be told!”
A torchbearer for the blues, Johnny revived the careers of Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker by producing their Grammy-winning comeback albums.  His friend John Lennon wrote “Rock and Roll People” in his honor, and he’s performed at Woodstock and in bands with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.   Johnny’s record deal with Columbia Records in the late 60s is considered the largest of its time.
Greg Olliver’s film ‘Lemmy’ has earned Gold status in the United States, UK and Germany, and aired on VH1 and in theaters across the US.
The Johnny Winter documentary will be filmed throughout 2012 and produced by Olliver’s company, Secret Weapon Films, with a completion goal and theatrical release planned for 2013.
“Dust My Broom” on Letterman
Johnny on NPR
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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 7, 2012

Jack Cassidy and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna




For the first time Wanee Music Festival will host one of the premier music workshops in the country, Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. Wanee and Fur Peace Ranch will hold workshops during the festival and Q&A groups that will be held by Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Mickey Hart, Oteil Burbridge, Warren Haynes and other performers that will be at Wanee 2012. They will all be hosted by Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen.

In 1989, Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen conceived what Jorma calls “a ranch that grows guitar players.” Not a fantasy camp, but this would be a place where both budding and seasoned musicians could immerse themselves for several days, and emerge with renewed inspiration and tangible progress in their music. Now in its 15th year, the award winning Fur Peace Ranch will take their concept “on the road” and for the first time will be on site at the Wanee Music Festival 2012.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the festival and workshops go to

Hangout Music Festival announces 2012 Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 7, 2012

Here it is, Hangout Music Fest fans! Tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 10.

We are excited to announce this year’s lineup featuring Dave Matthews Band, Jack White and a soon-to-be-announced third headliner, along with dance tent headliner Skrillex. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 10 at

Hangout Fest named “Best Festival Of the Year” by Pollstar

We were proud to be nominated and even happier to win “Best Festival of the Year” at the 23rd Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards this past weekend.We could never have gotten this far this fast without our wonderful fans. Thanks to you all for your support! 

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Mickey Hart Band to Perform at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY on April 10th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 7, 2012
Smithsonian Folkways Release Mickey Hart Collection, New Album in Spring

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-The Mickey Hart Band will perform at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY on April 10th.Hart is donating 100% of the ticketing fees from tickets sold on to Music Therapy research.   Fresh off the road from a sold out 15 date tour in December, the Mickey Hart Band band features Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman,  guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, and keyboardist Ben Yonas.  The show will feature brand new material as well as selections of Hart’s greatest hits and Grateful Dead songs.

Hart is currently in the studio recording his new album to be released in April of 2012.  Hart recently sat down with Andrew Greene of Rolling Stone to describe the album:

“For the last two or three years I’ve been sampling light waves from the cosmos, starting 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang,” he says. “The signals come from radio telescopes around the world and I work closely with NASA to take the light waves and bring it into our limited spectrum of hearing. Then I add a little spice to them with some reverb and some delay. It makes for a hot little stew.”

Hart last released the Global Drum Project with Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo in 2007, which took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album.  Hart previously won a Grammy for Best World Music Album with Planet Drum in 1991, which also hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart, remaining there for 26 weeks.

Last October, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released the ‘Mickey Hart Collection’ to preserve and further the Grateful Dead percussionist’s endeavor to cross borders and expand musical horizons.  Smithsonian Folkways has made many of Mickey Hart’s music projects available digitally (stream and download) for the first time while keeping physical versions in print as on-demand CDs. The Mickey Hart Collection begins with 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

Video: Mickey Hart Band December 2011 Tour

Mickey Hart at Vegoose 2006

Mickey Hart is currently offering 15 free downloads on his site at

Show Details

 Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206

Tickets: $25.00

Ages: All Ages

Dr. Dog releases “Be The Void” to play Headliners 3-2-12

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 6, 2012



Dr. Dog returns with the stellar new album, Be The Void, featuring the single “That Old Black Hole”.


Esquire proclaims “‘That Old Black Hole’ sounds like a glorious rally cry” and NPR calls it a “Fun, rocking, swirling look at a meaningless and mysterious world.”


Beloved Philadelphia band Dr. Dog release a staggering burst of vital rock n roll with their 2012 record, Be The Void. The album is the raucous follow up to the group’s critically praised Shame, Shame. Having evolved from a band whose primary creative outlet was the album making process, into one that favored the energy of their live performances, Dr. Dog knew they wanted to document the new dynamic they had developed on the road. Tracking live in the studio and turning up the guitars, the band has delivered a truly great cathartic rock n roll album played with near reckless abandon and passion, blending their early punk infused energy with the songwriting craft that made Fate and Shame, Shame fan favorites.


Dr. Dog’s Be The Void is a truly great rock n roll record and the unmistakable sound of a band whose moment has arrived.


Watch The Video for “That Old Black Hole” HERE


Catch Dr. Dog Live on Tour!

02/07/12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

02/09/12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

02/10/12 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box

02/11/12 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

02/13/12 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

02/14/12 Seattle, WA The Neptune

02/17/12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

02/18/12 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

02/19/12 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

03/01/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre

03/02/12 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

03/03/12 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium

03/04/12 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre

03/05/12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage

03/07/12 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box

03/09/12 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.

03/10/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s

03/11/12 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

03/13/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

03/14/12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe

03/15/12 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

03/16/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

03/17/12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!

03/19/12 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground – Ballroom

03/20/12 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

03/22/12 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino

03/23/12 New York, NY Terminal 5

03/24/12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

03/25/12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory


Jack White to Headline The hangout Music Festival

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 3, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is almost over!

We’re excited to announce Jack White as one of the headliners of the 2012 Hangout Music Festival.  Stay tuned for many more acts on Tuesday, February 7th, and see which top acts and rising stars will be making your best Hangout Music Fest memories this year. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 10th.

VIP Twitter Contest

Can’t wait to get your tickets? Want a chance to win a VIP experience?  Spread the word on Twitter about Tuesday’s big announcement, and you can enter to win a pair of VIP tickets for Hangout Music Fest 2012.  Check out our Twitter feed now for this exclusive giveaway.

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