Scene and Heard


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 8, 2014




– New Album, Turn Blue, Out May 13 On Nonesuch Records, Streaming Now On iTunes –

– Duo Will Perform on Saturday Night Live May 10 “Fever” Music Video Premieres –

“…the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made…Turn Blue is as apocalyptic, in its way, as that Clash epic [London Calling]: loaded with risk, distress and payoff.” – Rolling Stone

The Black Keys will embark on an extensive North American tour this fall. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the tour begins Sept. 5 in Columbus and includes a stop in Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, September 10.

 Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time to all fans pre-ordering the album at and to Citi® cardmembers in the U.S. through Citi’s Private Pass® Program (

Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time at,, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.


The tour supports the duo’s highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, which will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records and is now streaming exclusively on iTunes. In celebration of the release, the band will return to Saturday Night Live for their third musical guest appearance this Saturday, May 10.


Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single, “Fever,” which is currently #1 on AAA radio for the fourth straight week and #2 on Alternative radio. Additionally, the album’s title track recently premiered on Carney’s SiriusXM show, Serious Boredom, and can be heard here. Both songs are available as free instant downloads with album preorders at; the LP, CD or digital version may also be ordered as part of ticket and T-shirt bundles at the band’s site. The songs are also on sale—alone or as free instant downloads with album preorders—on iTunes.


Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

A: Suffocation

B: Sadness

C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi

E: All of the above


Carney also adds, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”


This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, El Camino is Gold in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the U.K.; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.



May 16-18

Gulf Shores, AL

Hangout Music Fest

June 20

Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany

Southside Festival

June 22

Scheessel, Germany

Hurricane Festival

June 24

Zagreb, Croatia

Inmusic Festival

June 25

Pilton, U.K.


June 27

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Open Air St. Gallen (sold out)

June 28

Beuningen, Holland

Down The Rabbit Hole

July 2

Gdansk, Poland

Open’er Festival

July 4

Pas-de-Calais, France

Main Square Festival

July 5

Werchter, Belgium

Festivalpark Werchter

July 6

Belfort, France

Les Eurockennes

July 8

Rome, Italy

Rock In Rome

July 11

Lisboa, Portugal

Optimus Alive

July 12

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao – BBK Live

July 15

Nîmes, France

Festival de Nîmes

July 17

Les Vieilles Charrues, France

Les Vieilles Charrues

July 20

Suffolk, U.K.

Latitude Festival

July 22

Nyon, Switzerland

Paleo Festival

Sept. 5

Columbus, OH

Schottenstein Center*

Sept. 6

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena*

Sept. 7

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena*

Sept. 9

Milwaukee, WI

BMO Harris Bradley Center*

Sept. 10

Louisville, KY

KFC Yum! Center*

Sept. 12

Detroit, MI

Joe Louis Arena*

Sept. 13

Pittsburgh, PA

CONSOL Energy Center*

Sept. 14

Rochester, NY

Blue Cross Arena*

Sept. 16

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre*

Sept. 18

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre*

Sept. 20

Philadelphia, PA

Wells Fargo Center*

Sept. 21

Boston, MA

TD Garden*

Sept. 24

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center*

Sept. 25

Washington, DC

Verizon Center*

Sept. 27

Chicago, IL

United Center*

Oct. 24

Minneapolis, MN

Target Center†

Oct. 25

Winnipeg, MB

MTS Centre†

Oct. 27

Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Saddledome†

Oct. 28

Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place†

Oct. 30

Vancouver, BC

Pacific Coliseum†

Oct. 31

Portland, OR

Moda Center†

Nov. 1

Seattle, WA

Key Arena†

Nov. 9

San Diego, CA

Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl†

Nov. 10

Phoenix, AZ

U.S. Airways Center†

Nov. 12

Salt Lake City, UT

Maverik Center†

Nov. 13

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center†

Nov. 15

Houston, TX

Toyota Center†

Nov. 16

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center†

Dec. 4

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Arena‡

Dec. 5

Raleigh, NC

PNC Arena‡

Dec. 6

Richmond, VA

Richmond Coliseum‡

Dec. 8

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena‡

Dec. 9

St. Louis, MO

Scottrade Center‡

Dec. 11

Atlanta, GA

Philips Arena‡

Dec. 12

Charlotte, NC

Time Warner Cable Arena‡

Dec. 13

Greenville, SC

Bon Secours Wellness Arena‡

Dec. 15

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

BB&T Center‡

Dec. 16

Tampa, FL

Tampa Bay Times Forum‡

Dec. 17

Orlando, FL

Amway Center‡

Dec. 19

Austin, TX

Frank Erwin Center‡

Dec. 20

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center‡

Dec. 21

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center‡


*with special guest Cage The Elephant

†with special guest Jake Bugg

‡with special guest St. Vincent


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The Wanee Festival 2011 Review

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 21, 2011

The Wanee Festival 2011

What started as dream of the Allman Brothers Band to have a ” festival featuring the band and their many side projects “, has become the south’s most important music festival of the year. With the help of Live Nation, the past three years, the seventh annual Wanee Music Festival held at Spirit of Suwanee Music Park, in Live Oak Florida, the festival has grown to an estimated 30,000 fans camping and enjoying the beautiful park and the great North Florida Spring weather.

The Wanee Festival added an extra day of music and a stellar lineup of musicians to the 2011 edition of the show. This years show made it a difficult choice of what band to pick between or leave before the show finished in order to see another show.

The festival kicked off the Wednesday at 1:45 and went well into the night featuring legendary New Orleans band, The Radiators, who are ending their thirty three years of music in June.  They were followed by Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk who included a tribute to James Brown in their late night set.

Thursday began the first full day of music, afternoon shows by Wanda Jackson, North Mississippi Allstars Duo of Luther and Cody Dickinson,  and Blues Traveler’s John Popper who not only played an outstanding set with his new band, The Duskray Troubadours but also made appearances with D.J. Logic and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe.

Stephen Marley and a classic set by Hot Tuna fueled the fans for Widespread Panic’s blistering performance to finish the Peach Stage for the evening. Lotus followed with an excellent set at the Mushroom stage.

Thursday’s performances set the bar high and festival goers worn down but when Sharon Jones  and The Dap Kings took the stage, the energy level rose and after Keller Williams finished his set around 4:30.The anticipation of discovering Warren Haynes new project The Warren Haynes Band filled the Peach Stage to see what the guitar legend had in store. Haynes delivered with a mixture of soul , r&B and rock filled with excellent guitar , horns and vocals.

Led Zeppelin front man ,Robert Plant brought his Band of Joy to the stage next and left the Wanee Festival on its heels mixing new versions of Black Dog, and six other Zep songs with music from his past two albums.

At 9:30, The Allman Brothers Band  opened with “Hot Lanta” and never looked back. It was a classic show filled with the blistering dueling guitars of Haynes and Derek Trucks  and strong vocals from Greg Allman. The band was a music machine, honed to perfection from their  April Beacon Theater run in New York City. The band ended  the first night with “One Way Out” joined by the guitar of Luther Dickinson and Roosevelt Collier on peddle steel guitar.

Rain began the day Saturday, as the exhausted campers wondered out loud how could the music get any better? When the rain ended and the sun came out and Guitar Shorty blazed through his early set it became evident that great music was far from over. Taj Mahal , Ween and Rusted Root all played brilliantly.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band , a newly formed combination of Allman phenom Guitarist, Derek Trucks and his wife Susan Tedechi performed the most incredible set of music of the festival. The talent of this band is endless and their new music energized  the packed venue for the night ahead.

The Steve Miller Band kept the music flowing playing his catalogue of rock hits beginning with “Jet Airliner” and including “The Joker”, “Abracadabra”, and ending with “Keep on Rockin”. The talented guitarist was a crowd favorite who had people dancing and singing through out the set.

The Allman Brothers end the evening doing what they do best, playing from their catalogue of 40 plus years at a fever pitched pace. They are perfectly in sync on every note. Greg Allman, one of the best all time blues voices was as strong  as ever. Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks are both considered top guitarists in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 all time greatest guitarists poll. The wall of sound formed by drummers and bass form a well oiled music machine carrying you with them through every musical twist and turn.

Inviting guest musicians to sit in is expected with the Allmans, this night they were joined by Taj Mahal on “Leavin’ Trunk” and “Statesboro Blues”.

Wanee Festival has become bigger and better every year. The venue is the most beautiful of all festivals and very manageable.  The Spirit of Swanee Park is set up for camping unlike most festival sites. The audience is a more mature age. The lineups are well know experience bands who seem to enjoy interacting with the other musicians. The Wanee Festival has become a  can’t miss festival. One of the top festivals in the nation.

You can purchase the entire shows to watch on your home computer at

Complete cds of the Allman Brothers shows are available from Hittin the Note

Widespread Panic shows from Widespread Panic’s website

To see more photos :

Tedeschi and Trucks

Trucks and Haynes

Gregg Allman

Jack Cassidy Hot Tuna

Rusted Root