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Jim James Announces North American Tour, Louisville 2/17

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 28, 2013
Jim James

Jim James

“The record is arguably the most adventurous and nakedly emotional thing James has done”
– Stereogum
Jim James is thrilled to announce his full US tour in support of his forthcoming debut solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, out February 5 on ATO Records. “Hello friends!” says Jim.  “I have put together a special band of some of my oldest pals to help bring this album to life on the road! We are very excited about it and cant wait to bring it to light! See ya out on the open road!”  The nine songs on this album resist easy categorization, grasping influence of old-school R&B to island folk to hip-hop, each flickering into focus and then disappear throughout the album.   From the hazy space-funk of the opening “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” to the chiming, operatic pop of “A New Life,” Regions of Light and Sound of God is complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic.  Today, Jim is revealing the first listen of the album on NPR.
General on sales for the tour begin this weekend while Roll Call members (My Morning Jacket fan club) have first access pre-sales this Wednesday at 12noon EST.  For the duration of the tour, a percentage of proceeds of every ticket will benefit Cancer Research Hospital and Treatment Center, City Of Hope.  Along with his upcoming tour dates, Jim will also be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on February 4th alongside The Roots.  The following day (February 5th) he will return to Jimmy Fallon, sitting in for the entire show as a guest performer.
“The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”
Jim James Tour Dates
2/18:  Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s SOLD OUT
2/19:  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
2/20:  New York, NY @ McKittrick Hotel SOLD OUT
4/17:  Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre
4/19:  Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
4/20:  Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/21:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/23:  Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/24:  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/26:  Boston, MA @ Royale
4/27:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/29:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/30:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/2:  Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
5/3:  Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/6:  Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
5/7:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/9:  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
5/11:  Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
5/12:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/14:  Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/15:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune
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Pre-order the album HERE

A Year In The Life of Gary Clark Jr.

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 26, 2013
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January 24, 2013 – (Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Records’ ascending artist Gary Clark Jr., who had a phenomenal 2012, has even more amazing things on the horizon for 2013.


Since releasing his debut EP The Bright Lights at the end of 2010, Clark has enjoyed a steady drumbeat of critical acclaim and been embraced by music fans for his fiery blend of rock & soul and blues & hip-hop with a self-styled, innate cool that Rolling Stone said (in its lead review) owes “as much to Kurt Cobain and the Ramones as Buddy Guy and John Lee Hooker,” going on to add that Clark’s “shape-shifting calling card EP is grounded in tradition while standing on the brink of change.”


The 28-year-old Austin native has become a legitimate break-out phenomenon across the globe, and the best part is that it has all occurred in the most organic way imaginable: through hard touring and a commitment to giving his all night after night with enthralling, sweat-soaked live performances and powerful music that presents Clark’s unique interpretation of styles both old and new delivered in his own inimitable way.


Throughout the year, Clark was heavily in-demand as a live performer, the only one who made the rounds of nearly every major American music festival, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Sasquatch, NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jay-Z’s Made in America, Metallica’s Orion Festival, Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Osheaga, and the Austin City Limits Festival, where Clark and his band set a new day-time attendance record. He was also invited to perform on Good Morning AmericaThe Late Show With David Letterman (twice), The Tonight Show With Jay LenoLate Night With Jimmy Fallon(twice), Conan, and Austin City Limits (an episode that will air Feb 16th).


In October, Clark released his album Blak And Blu, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at No. 6 and received raves from many major music outlets, including Rolling Stone (in yet another lead review), The New York Times, which called Clark “a guitarist of deep magnetism and tremendous feel,” and Spin, which declared: “There truly is nobody else like him around.” The accolades have kept coming. Since the release of Blak And Blu,

Clark has appeared in the pages of Rolling Stone (numerous times), SpinGuitar WorldVanity Fair,VibePeopleEntertainment WeeklyWall Street JournalAssociated PressEsquireGuitar Player(Clark was the first emerging artist to grace their cover in over 15 years), and countless others. High profile and influential media and news outlets also praised the artist and his album including, CNN, MSN, NPR, Huffington Post, AOL, MTV, Grantland, Life+Times, ESPN, Reuters, WireImage, Dial Global, and many others covering music and culture. As 2012 drew to a close, Blak And Blu found its way onto Year End “Best Of” critics lists around the world.


A myriad of song placements in TV and film throughout the year have played an integral part in introducing the music of Gary Clark Jr. to diverse audiences. Blak and Blu tracks “Don’t Owe You A Thang,” “Bright Lights,” “Ain’t Messin’ Round,” and “Glitter Ain’t Gold” have been featured in such TV shows as The CW’s Vampire Diaries, USA’s Suits, ABC’s Nashville, and A&E’s Longmire, as well as such films as Think Like A ManTrouble With The Curve, and the upcoming Stand Up Guys. Clark was also ESPN’s Artist of the Month in October. Having discovered Clark through word-of-mouth, music supervisors featured his music consistently throughout 2012, which left an impression on TV viewers and film-goers who may not have been aware of him otherwise.

After wrapping up tours of the U.K. and Australia, Clark made a triumphant return to the U.S. in November to perform a string of instantly sold-out tour dates on both coasts including three nights at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC and three nights at the Troubadour in L.A., each of which sold out within an hour. Clark also performed as part of the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors – a star-studded event attended by President and Mrs. Obama, and honoring Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin.


To cap off the year, Clark joined rock icons The Rolling Stones for the band’s first U.S. “50 and Counting” concert at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, in early December. The Stones were so taken with Clark that they invited him back to join them for their global pay-per-view concert that blew the roof off New Jersey’s Prudential Center on December 15th.


Clark is wrapping up a on tour in New Zealand and Australia with plans to return to Australia in February where he will perform at the annual Big Day Out Festival. Clark and his band will return to Los Angeles to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, February 6th, on the outdoor stage performing “Ain’t Messin’ Round” and “Numb” from Blak and Blu. Fans can also expect some exclusive online performances as well.


Tours of Europe in February and March, plus a major tour of the U.S. in April, are planned with details to be revealed soon. We can confirm at this time that Clark and the band have accepted an offer to support dear friend Eric Clapton for a string of dates in April and May that include:


May 13                                        Birmingham, UK            LG Arena

May 14                                        Manchester, UK            Manchester Arena

May 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24 & 26     London, UK                  Royal Albert Hall
Apr 12, 13                                    NYC / Crossroads         Madison Square Garden


Finally, the latest campaign for the John Varvatos brand brings together music legend Jimmy Page, guitarist for “the greatest rock and roll band of all time” Led Zeppelin, paired with the 28-year-old emerging American music talent Gary Clark Jr. The images were shot in London by Danny Clinch, against a textured backdrop at the historic Rivoli Ballroom, where the two sharply dressed subjects stand out in an iconic black and white portrait.

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The Sundresses with Po Brothers, Adventure, Majesty Upside to Play Dillinger’s on Feb 1

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 26, 2013

The Sundresses with Po Brothers, Adventure, Majesty Upside

Where: Dillinger’s Music Venue 203 East Main Street , New Albany, Indiana 47150

(502) 438-8628

$8 Doors 8:30pm

event link:


Recent press from Bunbury Music Festival 7/14/12
“Best Daytime Performance”- The News Record (UC) 

“Favorite act on Saturday was The Sundresses, who killed it to a crowd full of dancing people at the AliveOne stage. If you’re into Jack White’s Third Man label, you need to check out The Sundresses. ASAP. You can actually hear the smoke and whiskey in the rumbling bass and beats.”




“…a three-piece who re-invigorate the stagnant art of great guitar music in thrilling new ways….For far too long, the sweet sound of the six-string has been misappropriated by charlatans whose intentions and abilities fail to do it justice….The Sundresses are here to reverse this downward trend. Combining punk, blues, rockabilly, dark country flavours and 1930’s swing, with a hefty dose of acerbically arch, politicised lyricism, they don’t do what everyone else does, and that’s what makes them great….These genii represent the rebirth of the Great American Band.”

“Boozy, shambling and often sexy strut….more addictive than crack cocaine” -Mike Breen, Citybeat

“Gut bucket syncopation, bluesy swagger, all couched in a saturated late night mood” -David Lynch, Austin Chronicle

“Demented, electric shock therapy garage punk that rings with angular old-style rockabilly guitar riffs. Sounds like the Rolling Stones if they had come from Kentucky and were addicted to meth” SXSW 2006

Wanee Festival 2013 Tickets On-sale NOW!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 26, 2013
Wanee Festival 2013
Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, FL
Featuring The Allman Brothers Band & Widespread Panic for 2 Nights!

Advance ticket price from January 26th @ 10am EST
to February 25th @ 10pm EST!
$195 + applicable fees

$475 + applicable fees
There is a limited supply of these tickets and
they will go fast so buy ’em while you can!

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 21, 2013

Wanee 2012

Wanee 2012




The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th at 10AM through Music Today at:

In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gov’t Mule,Tedeschi Trucks BandJaimoe’s Jasssz BandMichael Franti & SpearheadRobert Randolph and the Family BandLeon RussellTower of PowerLes Claypool’s Duo de Twang,

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman

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Electric Hot Tuna Maceo ParkerSteel PulseNorth Mississippi AllstarsBlackberry SmokeGalactic & FriendsThe Greyboy AllstarsVoice of the Wetlands All-Stars  Featuring: Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Vidacovich,Dirty Dozen Braass BandRoyal Southern BrotherhoodBobby Lee Rodgers TrioThe Lee BoysGiant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadThe Revivalists andMonophonics.

Wanee is also excited to welcome back the traveling version of Jorma Kaukonen’s “Fur Peace Ranch.”  Sign up to experience musician/songwriter workshops and lessons all under the tutelage of world class musicians.  Immerse yourself in an intense and uplifting musical event.


$195 + Applicable Fees (From January 26th 10am EST – February 25th 10PM EST – Price will increase after this) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20)

$495+Applicable Fees: Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2013 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2013 VIP only Pre Party

Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival go on sale Saturday, January 26th/10AM at:  The Festival will be held Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.


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The Wanee Music Festival

The Wanee Music Festival


The Wanee Festival 2010

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Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!

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Grace Potter and the NOCTURNALS, Plays a Sold out Brown Theater

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 18, 2013

Grace Potter  and the NOCTURNALS, rocked a sold out Brown Theater on Wednesday. Here are some photos from the show.

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Wanee Music Festival Lineup to be announced Monday

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013
Wanee 2012

Wanee 2012





Tickets On-Sale Saturday, January 26th!


          The Line-up for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival will be announced Monday, January 21st at 10AM EST at and it is shaping up to be one of the best yet!  The group of star studded acts joining the Allman Brothers Band April 18th through the 20th 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 2013 Wanee Music Festival will be going on sale Saturday, January 26th at 10AM EST through Music Today at:

So don’t forget to check the website at on Monday, January 21st at 10AM EST for updates on the Festival line-up and ticket sales.

Widespread Panic Announces Spring Tour. Two Nights at Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013
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Spring Tour 2013

After a year-long hiatus, Widespread Panic has announced dates for their much-anticipated 2013 Spring Tour. The tour marks the first time the legendary sextet will tour featuring their full electric set up since 2011. To help celebrate the long-awaited return to the road, Widespread Panic will include intimate, fan favorite venues at select stops this spring.

The tour begins with two nights at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO on April 9 & 10 and wraps with two nights in Nashville, TN at The Woods at Fontanel on May 3 & 4. Other cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Louisville.



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04-09 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
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04-12 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
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04-14 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
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04-16 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
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04-23 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
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04-26 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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05-03 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel
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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013



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Tickets On Sale This Friday, January 18th at 10 AM


Louisville, KY – January 14, 2013 – After enchanting audiences worldwide, Leonard Cohen’s acclaimed “Old Ideas World Tour” has just added a second North American leg by popular demand, including a show at The Louisville Palace on Saturday, March 30. The newly added date will mark the legendary singer/songwriter/poet’s first ever Louisville performance. Promoted by AEG Live, the tour celebrates Cohen’s highly acclaimed twelfth studio album, Old Ideas, which debuted at #1 across the globe, and is the highest charting album of his career.


Tickets for the Louisville date will go on sale Friday, January 18th at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at the Palace Theatre Box Office, online at, or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.  Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change. Please visit for the most up to date concert and ticket on-sale information.


Night after night, Leonard Cohen and his band of expert musicians have earned five-star reviews and left audiences spellbound. MTV Hive recounted that “Cohen sprinted to the mic at the beginning of the evening, and skipped offstage at the end, and in between, delivered a reminder of everything that has made him the icon and legend that he is.” MSN gave a glowing assessment that “There are great ones, and then there are the ones where it seems the whole outside world has disappeared and nothing exists but what’s happening between artist and audience. This was one of those, full of goose-bump moments.” Los Angeles Times reported that “Cohen’s generosity was real—nearly 30 songs worth—and it confirmed his place as one of the most accomplished songwriters of the past four decades.” Variety was enthralled by how “he captivated, charmed and conquered a sold-out audience, hardly seeming to break a sweat in the process,” and Fort Worth Star-Telegram was equally captivated: “Seeing someone of Cohen’s stature continue to draw so much evident joy from sharing his art with an adoring audience restores a person’s faith in music.” Rolling Stone remarked that Cohen “left no doubt that he’s as vital–both physically and as a cultural asset–as he’s ever been,” and Oakland Tribune simply stated “All hail Leonard Cohen.”

Cohen’s current band features Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters (background vocals), Roscoe Beck (musical director & bass), Neil Larsen (keyboards, Hammond B3, accordion), Mitch Watkins (guitar), Javier Mas (bandurria, laud, archilaud, 12-string acoustic guitar), Rafael Gayol (drums, percussion), Alexandru Bublitchi (violin).

The “Old Ideas World Tour 2012” follows Cohen’s triumphant 2008-2010 world tour – his first in 15 years.



Reserved Seat Tickets: $49.50 / $69.50 / $89.50 / $129.50 / $252.50


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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 16, 2013


Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, John Fogerty, Members of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Cheap Trick, Fear, Rage Against The Machine and More to Join Dave Grohl and Extended Foo Fighters and Nirvana Family for One Historic Night 


Tickets On Sale 12 noon January 16

On the heels of their instantly sold out debut live performance and Sundance premiere, Dave Grohl’s SOUND CITY PLAYERS have confirmed that they will commemorate SOUND CITY the film’s January 31 Los Angeles premiere at the Cinerama Dome with a one-time-only L.A. performance that same night at the Hollywood Palladium.

Assembled to play the music created for the Grohl-directed SOUND CITY documentary and its accompanying SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL album–as well as classics spanning their storied careers–the L.A. configuration of the SOUND CITY PLAYERS will feature Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear, Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss and more joining Grohl and a cast of his current and former bandmates including Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Krist Novoselic, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and other familiar faces for a historic evening.

The SOUND CITY PLAYERS’ Palladium gig commemorates the North American theatrical  premiere of SOUND CITY. A full list of theaters showing the film for ONE NIGHT ONLY–as well as those hosting full theatrical runs– can be found at International Theaters will be announced shortly.

The film will open theatrically in the U.S. and the world over via cable, satellite, online, hotel and airline on demand operators the following day, February 1, 2013.

North American theatrical will be handled by Variance Films, with on demand being handled by Gravitas Ventures.

The film’s soundtrack, SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL, will be released March 12 on Roswell/RCA and is currently available for pre-order at, with all pre-orders instantly receiving first single “Cut Me Some Slack”–performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear.

Future SOUND CITY PLAYERS lineups and dates will be announced as they are confirmed.