I’m glad February is behind us and we’re moving onto March. This month, in addition to Langerado, I’m excited to see Levon Helm and The Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theater. And yesterday I received the good news that Steely Dan will also be appearing at the legendary venue.
As we previously reported, the Beacon has been sold from Live Nation to Madison Square Garden. The renovation of the theater has already started, as scaffolding surrounds all sides of the building. I just hope Chuckie Dolan doesn’t turn the venue to shit like he has done with his two sports franchises.
- David Gans posts a review he wrote with Phil Lesh of Frank Zappa’s orchestral appearance in 1983
- Indietastic offers a sneak peak at Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky (if the tracks are down check out Idolator or Shamelesscomplacency)
- Bob Lefsetz rants against ticket auction sites
- Ryan Adams will release Easy Tiger on June 5th (Phil Lesh appearance?)
- Power Pop Lovers presents a cool compilation of Beatles’ covers
- John Medeski and Billy Martin are putting out a collection of duets
- Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay is retiring to stud
- New podcasts from Jesse Jarnow and Umphrey’s McGee
- Bob Weir discusses the baby boomer generation
- More details emerge on the White Stripes new album
- The AP takes a look at some hurdles still facing concert streaming sites
- Jim DeRogatis took in a recent Gnarls Barkley/Chili Peppers concert
- Relix posts the playlists of Jim James and Jim Carrey
- Time Out New York looks at the 50 greatest NY musicians of all-time
- Blender lists the 50 craziest pop stars ever (via Coach)
I’m gearing up for Langerado this weekend — what’s up with all’a youse?
I heard the new Medeski & Martin disc is called “Fuck You, Wood Brothers, We Can Duet Too” — any truth to that? If ya ask me, that would be a catchy title.
I saw M & M last night at Town Hall (reviews to come), and Chris Wood was strangely absent. I’ll tell you this, MMB or MMAnyone is not as good as MMW. That’s a real bold statement, I know. Out on a limb, I’m going.