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Soundgarden to Play The Louisville Palace on May 10

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 25, 2013


Friday, May 10, 2013


Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band’s full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990.

Soundgarden was one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop. Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records, in 1988), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized the genre in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam.

Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman“. In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. After several years working on projects and other bands, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and their sixth studio album, King Animal, was released two years later.

As of 2012, Soundgarden had sold over 10.5 million records in the United States, and an estimated 22.5 million worldwide.

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Watch the Bonnaroo 2013 lineup announcement today at Noon

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 19, 2013

Mark your calendars because this year Bonnaroo is getting 100% more IFC. That’s right, come June you’ll find us down in Tennessee because we’re sponsoring Bonnaroo’s comedy this year. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual, four-day music festival, created and produced by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, first held in 2002. If you want to see who will be performing under a giant IFC banner, you have to tune in to Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel today starting at 12p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT when Bonnaroo will unveil its 2013 lineup during a special live webcast hosted by “Weird Al” Yankovic and featuring a performance by Portugal. The Man.

The webcast kicks off with footage of classic Bonnaroo performances from artists including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli), Phish, Bon Iver, The White Stripes and more and is followed by a “surprise classic Bonnaroo concert.” Check out the full lineup announcement schedule below, along with a teaser video starring “Weird Al.”

Here’s the Bonnaroo lineup announcement schedule:

Noon – 1PM EST – Classic Bonnaroo Concert Moments
1PM – 2PM – B.L.A.M! – Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon hosted by “Weird Al” Yankovic
2PM – 3PM – Surprise Classic Bonnaroo Concert

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Forecastle Lineup coming Monday, March 4

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 19, 2013


Look for the Official Forecastle Lineup on March 4!
The official Forecastle lineup announce will be on Monday, March 4 and tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 6 at noon EST!

We’re thrilled with how things are coming together and we can’t wait to share the full, mind-blowing experience!

Stay tuned to, Facebook and Twitter for all the details! 


Rolling Stone – “Top 15 Festivals in the Country”
Spin Magazine – “Top 101 Things to do in America”
Outside Magazine – “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the Country”

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 19, 2013














        TAMPA, FL – The Florida State Fair Authority and Live Nation have partnered together to host what may be the biggest festival that Tampa Bay has seen in years. The inaugural Rockin’ the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival presented by the Tampa Bay Times brings more than 30 acts spread over six stages and more than 60 thrill rides and attractions to the Florida State Fairgrounds, Friday, May 3rd through Sunday May 5th.  With a wide variety of top name musical acts and a huge array of other activities, this family friendly event is sure to provide something for everyone!

        Utilizing six stages including the Live Nation Amphitheatre and the Fairgrounds Expo Hall, the Festival has put together an all-star cast of performers along with the best local bands.

    Friday Night May 3rd features: Train, Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Good Old War, Youngblood Hawke, Dead Confederate and Roadkill Ghost Choir.  Plus another not just special, but very, very special guest to be announced soon.                                              

Saturday, May 4th features: REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted Nugent, New Found Glory, Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), We The Kings, Bad Books (featuring members of Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine), Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, The Weeks, Pitbull Toddler, Hell’s Bells (AC/DC Tribute), and Tallhart.     Finally Sunday, May 5th enjoy: Gary Allan, Kix Brooks, The Wallflowers, Josh Thompson, The Lone Bellow, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones Tribute), and Yesterday (Beatles Tribute).

And expect more bands to be announced as well.  See website,, for a full schedule and stage locations for all acts.

        Make a day of it for the whole family and between the music be sure to catch all the other attractions.  There are more than 60 thrill rides and attractions including a Roller Coaster, Giant Slide, Ferris Wheel, helicopter ride, sky ride and zip line.  Try your hand at skill games or stroll through a Crafts Fair area.  Let the children frolic on the many kid friendly rides or be amazed at a magic show. 

        And don’t forget the food.  There will be a wide variety from healthy alternative menus to specialty food trucks to open pit barbeques.  Whether an adventurous eater or not, you won’t go hungry.

“With more than 30 bands on six stages and 60 plus thrill rides and attractions this Festival offers something special for everyone,” says Neil Jacobsen, President of Live Nation FL.  “Great music, great rides and great fun all at a price the entire Family can afford.”

        Advance General Admission tickets are just $20.00/day beginning Saturday, February 23rd / 10AM through Friday, April 26th / 10PM.  Tickets include general admission to all stages and the Festival Lawn at Live Nation Amphitheatre.  Reserved Seat tickets for the Amphitheatre shows are also available for an additional fee.  Kids 5 and under are free and 6-12 are just $10.00 at the gate.  To purchase tickets go to,,, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. 

All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

 Festival attendees will also be able to enjoy the Florida State Fairgrounds’ campgrounds that will be available at special pricing to those with RV’s.  For information on camping, call 813-621-7821.

Rockin’ the Midway at the Funshine Music Festival presented by the Tampa Bay Times runs Friday May 3rd (4PM – Midnight), Saturday, May 4th (11AM – Midnight) and Sunday, May 5th (11AM – 10PM) at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 US Hwy. 301 in Tampa.  For more information go to or the Facebook Page, and follow us on Twitter at


Houndmouth to kick of Production Simples 2013 Summer Concert Series

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 18, 2013
NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! Houndmouth will be kicking off Production Simple- Concerts & Events‘ Summer Concert Series at Iroquois Amphitheater on April 26th! Tickets for this all-ages show go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 10:00am via; $12/adv, $15/day of show.
Photo: NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! Houndmouth will be kicking off Production Simple- Concerts & Events' Summer Concert Series at Iroquois Amphitheater on April 26th! Tickets for this all-ages show go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 10:00am via; $12/adv, $15/day of show.


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 16, 2013
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Los Angeles, CA & Gulf Shores, AL (Feb. 13, 2013) – The Hangout Music Fest is proud to announce its highly anticipated 2013 lineup. Scheduled for May 17, 18 and 19, 2013, on the sugar-white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, the festival will feature headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Kings of Leon (third headliner to be announced shortly). Confirmed artists to perform also include Trey Anastasio BandThe ShinsBASSNECTARKendrick LamarThe Black Crowes,Slightly StoopidThe RootsEllie GouldingSteve AokiPassion PitBloc PartyGov’t MuleJim James BandPorter RobinsonPublic Enemymoe.GalacticDirty ProjectorsGrouploveToots and the MaytalsLissieThe BreedersBest CoastJason Isbell & 400 UnitTwin SisterRyan BinghamThe Sheepdogs Shovels and RopeMoon TaxiThe RevivalistsZion ILance HerbstrongAnders OsborneTwenty Ι One Ι PilotsDelta RaeNikki Bluhm and the GramblersThe Bright Light Social HourThe WerksThe Ton TonsBrassft PunkKingston SpringsThe Mowgli’sChancellor WarholLuella and the SunThe WeeksSpace CaponeWild CubColin Lake and many more (updates will be posted at  Visit the Hangout Music Fest website to view the announcement video hosted by Tony Clifton. 
General Admission tickets, plus VIPSuper VIP and Big Kahuna festival passes, will go on sale beginning on Friday, February 15 at 11:00 AM ET at Fans should act quickly, as the festival is expected to sell out of all tickets at all price levels. Daily tickets will not be available, and tickets will not be available at the door. The limited number of “Early Bird” tickets and passes sold out within five minutes of going on sale in December, and last year’s Fest sold out of all general admission tickets in less than two weeks after going on sale.
Additionally, the festival has signed a multi-year deal with MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo as exclusive partners. Hangout Music Fest will be showcased across their various television channels and digital properties. More information will be announced prior to the festival.
Once again, Hangout will offer even more room for amenities and the comfort of fans by capping capacity at last year’s limit of 35,000 attendees per day.  The festival’s music performances will take place across five stages — including two located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. All fans will enjoy access to extraordinary amenities including: the comfortably shaded relaxation area, Hammock Beach; the Sky Bar tower, which offers 360-degree views of the festival; a plethora of amusement rides and games; varied dining options, including favorites like grouper, snapper, tuna, crab, shrimp and oysters in the fresh Alabama Gulf Seafood area; water stations with free refills for all guests; and much more.
VIP pass-holders will reap such prime upgrades as easy access to the site through special entrances; prime viewing areas, including swimming pools with views of the main stage; a shaded VIP Grove with complimentary beverages as well as private, air-conditioned restrooms; and more. Super VIPs will also receive 24/7 concierge services; access to a private, air-conditioned dining room and lounge featuring exclusive meals prepared by renowned chefs; admittance to the pre-Fest party; golf cart chauffeur service; priority on-site lodging reservation privileges; and more.  For the ultimate experience, “Big Kahuna” pass-holders enjoy all of the above, as well as on-stage access for many performances at the main stage; headliner status transportation; and much more. Visit for specific amenities included in each level.
Gulf Shores offers a wide range of accommodations, from luxury to budget to family-friendly, many within walking or biking distance of the site.  Lodging and travel packages are available at Travel package information is available at
Festival attendees are strongly urged to avoid traffic by taking advantage of the easy and fun way to get in and out of the festival, the Hangout Music Fest shuttles. Due to overwhelming demand, the “Golden Shuttles” will be back and offering even more exciting prizes than last year.
The inaugural Hangout Music Fest was launched on May 14-16, 2010, and featured performances from Trey Anastasio, The Zac Brown Band, John Legend, The Roots, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Black Crowes, Alison Kraus and Union Station, and more.  The second Fest, which hosted a crowd of 35,000 concertgoers per day, took place on May 20–22, 2011, with performances from Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, The Flaming Lips, Cee-Lo Green and The Black Keys, among many others. The 2011 event was estimated to have generated approximately $30 million for the Gulf Shores area economy, and was later awarded “Music Festival of the Year” honors at the 23rd Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The third annual edition occurred on May 17-19, 2012, and featured a diverse lineup including Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Skrillex, The String Cheese Incident, The Flaming Lips and many more.  The 2012 Hangout Music Fest was the festival’s fastest sell-out to date.
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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 12, 2013

Legenday Comedian and actor Sinbad will be the feature entertainer on February 23rd at 7pm in the Showroom at Horseshoe Southern Indiana.  He will be joined by local funny woman Teri Moore.  


Sinbad became well known in the 1990s from being featured on his own HBO specials, appearing on several television series such as A Different World and The Sinbad Show, and starring in the films Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid, Jingle All the Way and Good Burger.



Teri Moore – Life has always been my platform to make people feel happy and laugh no matter WHERE I’m at. Sitting in a hair salon joking about life was where I got my start. The “LEGENDARY SINBAD” WAS sitting in a hair salon while I was waiting for my service appt. He would laugh when I would say stuff, and finally he stood up to leave and said come down to the Improv and open for me…the rest is history!! …

Comedian and opening act for the “LEGENDARY SINBAD”…YEP IT’S TRUE!! I’ve opened for Sinbad to sold out crowds in Atlantic City on Boardwalk, three city tours and a host of other shows.

Guests can access Ticketmaster through to purchase tickets.


Hosts will have a limited number of tickets available for complimentary booking.


Retail Will Call tickets will be available at the day of show box office at Ticketmaster Will Call after 4:00 pm. Customers must present the actual credit card, a picture ID and the confirmation number.  

Offer tickets obtained through a Casino Host or VIP Services will be available the day of the show at Casino Guest Will Call between 4:00 pm and show start time.


The day of show Box Office and Casino Guest Will Call are located in The Pavilion across from The Paula Deen Buffet.


Hours of operation: Open at 4:00pm on days of shows.


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 12, 2013
Singer Is Currently In Studio Recording With Jeff Tweedy

The legendary Mavis Staples performed last night at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The revered singer appeared on stage for a moving tribute to the late singer/drummer Levon Helm of The Band. Along with Elton John, Zac Brown, Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons and T Bone Burnett who served as musical director, Staples belted out a moving rendition of The Band’s beloved song “The Weight.” The song has been an essential part of Staple’s own live set since she sang it with Helm and The Band for their farewell show captured in the 1976 film The Last Waltz.
At the end of the song, Staple’s rousing vocals earned her some impromptu applause from the musicians on stage and a reverent kiss on the hand from none other than Elton John. Soon after a number of prominent sources including  Questlove, Wanda Sykes, magazine The Fader, journalists Nelson George and Dream Hampton and others tweeted enthusiastically about Staple’s Grammy night performance.
A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Staples is currently in the studio with Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) working on her upcoming 2013 release. The album will be the highly follow up to her critically lauded album You Are Not Alone which was also produced by Tweedy and won a Grammy Award in the Best Americana Album vocal or Instrumental category. The record was described by Time Magazine as “Gorgeous” and by Spin as “Inspired.” Rolling Stone listed Staples as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

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Citizen Cope/ Jonathan Richmond Photos

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 8, 2013
Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope

It was a busy night but here are some photos from two great shows. Citizen Cope sold out Headliners Music Hall and Jonathan Richman  entertained a nice crowd at Zanzabar.

Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope

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Mumford and Sons add New Dates to 2013 Tour

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 6, 2013



Gentlemen of the Road Canada & US Stopovers announced

As Pep Guardiola would probably say, keeping possession of the ball is Rules One, Two and Three of football. As Mumford & Sons would definitely say, Rules One, Two and Three of being a band are: Play Live.

The Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers are all about live music. We get to put them on in towns not normally frequented by touring bands in buses or splitter vans. We deliberately look for towns that have something unique, or some vibe of which they are proud, explore them and enjoy what they have to offer.

It’s a real privilege that being in Mumford & Sons has allowed us to be able to shine a light on these towns, places that sometimes don’t get the love they deserve, and to be the facilitators of great musical coming-togethers. We actually get to put on our own shows. Which means that we get to ask our favourite bands to come and play a show with us, where we just get to watch them play all day. Four times in one summer. Badass.

But there’s another rule that applies to both football and music. Doing the Stopovers means that we get to invite a whole bunch of other people to watch these bands with us. And that, the shared experience, is basically all that live music is about.

We’re really excited to be doing more Stopovers and we can’t wait to see as many of you as possible this summer!

M, W, B & T x

Canada and USA

Featuring, across selected events, The Vaccines, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hey Rosetta!, fun., Alabama Shakes, Dan Mangan, Willy Mason, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, and Bear’s Den plus more acts to be announced.

Simcoe, Ontario
Aug 23rd – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Aug 24th – Mumford & Sons

With following guests to join over the weekend: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vaccines, Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

Troy, OH
Aug 30th – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Aug 31st – Mumford & Sons

With following guests to join over the weekend: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

Guthrie, OK
Sept 6th – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Sept 7th – Mumford & Sons

With following guests to join over the weekend: Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

St Augustine, FL
Sept 13th – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Sept 14th – Mumford & Sons

With following guests to join over the weekend: fun., The Vaccines, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, Willy Mason, Bear’s Den plus more to be announced

For more details on all Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Shows, including a short film summing up last year’s events, head to:

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