Although the star-studded Field Day Festival remains in limbo, a suit claiming the event would harm the environment in host city Riverhead, N.Y., has been thrown out of the New York State Supreme Court. The Long Island Pine Barrens Society alleged that the influex of thousands of people to the festival grounds at Enterprise Park next weekend (June 7-8) would threaten the nesting period of a species of sparrow.
Henry Rollins is taking his Rollins Band on the road for a monthlong tour titled Rise Above. Special guest on the outing is Keith Morris, the original singer in Black Flag and current leader of the Circle Jerks. It’s almost a Black Flag reunion, but not quite.
According to Rollins, “On this tour, we are a cover band. I should add that when I say cover, I mean you better take cover when we hit stage because we’re not f*****g around.”
As with his nearly 90-date tour earlier this year, all the money made will go to the West Memphis Three Defense Fund. Rollins writes that the money will go to support DNA testing, which comes with a hefty price tag. For those not aware of Rollins’ campaign, the West Memphis Three are three men who were convicted of triple homicide while they were teen-agers in the mid’90s. Many feel the conviction was based on stereotypes against the type of music the men listened to.
Along with Rollins, Eddie Vedder, Tom Waits, the late Joe Strummer and Steve Earle are some of the other musicians who have taken up the cause, which seeks to overturn the Three’s sentences.
Source and tour dates visit – Billboard.com.
Living legend Carlos Santana joined the Trey Anastasio Band for a majority of the band’s performance May 31st the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA.Although Phish has opened up for Santana numerous times in the past, this is the first collaboration between Santana and Anastasio in years, each of whom they consider to be close friends. The five piece horn section and latin beats of percussionist Cyro Baptista must have made Santana feel right at home.
Santana joined the band in the first set for “Last Tube” and “The Way I Feel.”The second set consisted of Santana playing the four song second set, a segue of songs including Mr, Completely, Night Speaks to a Woman, and Caravan.
For the 30 something crowd that still has a wacky, fun attitude, our night out was successful. Going out in the city is an experience that will never expire so long as my posse remains near by! So, strap on your heels, slip on your black pants, and grab a martini. Once a while it