September 2006

Download Festival : Tweeter Center, Mansfield MA 8/20/2006

The east coast half of the two-date, bi-coastal festival presented an eclectic lineup of acts from every neck of the musical woods. Featuring artists like Jurassic 5 and the Wailers, all the way to rap/rockers like 311, and Boston’s hometown heroes the Dropkick Murphy’s; the abundance of represented genres was endless.

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Jen Durkin To Join Rhythm Devils

The Rhythm Devils have just confirmed that Jen Durkin will join the group on their upcoming trek in October. Jen aka Pipes will lead the group through new originals such as ‘Fountains of Wood’ and ‘The Center’ as well as the Grateful Dead songbook. The Rhythm Devils which consist of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Mike Gordon, and Steve Kimock have also launched a new website – rhythmdevils.net – where fans can find mp3’s of the new songs and a version of “The Other One” from the August run with Mike Gordon on vocals.

Their fall run kicks off in Harrisburg on October 17.

See rhythmdevils.net for more details and tour info

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Jet Cancels This Weekend’s Shows Due To Nic Cester’s Laryngitis

Atlantic recording group Jet has been forced to cancel two upcoming shows as lead singer Nic Cester has acute laryngitis. Doctors have ordered Cester to rest for four to five days. The cancelled dates – Philadelphia tonight, September 29th, as well as Toronto on Sunday, October 1st-will be rescheduled sometime in November. The rest of the band will still travel to Toronto for scheduled press and promotional activity. Jet’s tour will resume Tuesday, October 3rd in Los Angeles, where the band is scheduled to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “Shine On,” Jet’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s RIAA platinum-plus debut, “Get Born,” is set to land in stores on October 3rd.

A band statment notes: “In Australia, we say, ‘I am absolutely gutted’, when the gravity of the situation is overwhelming. After all the work we’ve done on ‘Shine On’ and on making this tour something special, all of us are very disappointed with the news of Nic’s laryngitis. Canceling shows is not something we take lightly at all. We had to make the tough decision this afternoon to cancel shows in both Philadelphia and Toronto-two cities we have played and loved playing in on numerous occasions. We promise to make these shows up as soon as Nic is recovered and we’re back on the East Coast. Once again, our sincerest apologies to all of our fans. When we return, it will of course be with a vengeance.” -Chris Cester, Nic Cester, Mark Wilson, Cameron Muncey and Stevie Hesketh

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Apollo Sunshine : Iron Horse Music Lounge, Northampton, MA 9/22/2006

Apollo Sunshine kicked off a tour-closing set in Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall to a crowd of starry eyed teens whose presence at a gig that started past 11:30 had to have broken a few curfews. The Iron Horse has long been known as the groups “home-base,” so to speak, and seeing as this was the last set the group would be playing before going on a lengthy hiatus, they made sure to put the extra effort into the set for their hometown-fans.

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Disco Biscuits Release Limited Edition Live Album

The Disco Biscuits and Diamond Riggs Records newest live release, Rocket 3, is the entire third set of the Biscuits 2004 New Years Eve performance in New York City. Highly regarded by both the fans and the band alike, this limited-edition three song collection is as much a nod to the past as it is a glimpse into the future. Featuring an awe-inspiring 30 minute version of “Magellan” and a “Frog Legs” that segues nicely into the second half of “Crickets”, this CD is most certainly all about the improvisation. As a bonus, the “Hope” encore is included on the CD.

These tracks, originally considered for release on the April 2006 double live album The Wind at Four to Fly (Diamond Riggs Records / SCI Fidelity) were moved to the cutting room floor when it was decided that a 70 minute 2 and a 1/2 song CD would not be well received at retail. However, the CD has received new life as a result of the many requests from Disco Biscuits fans that this be released in the crystal clear quality that can be expected of all Diamond Riggs live CD’s.

The band has decided to answer that call as a show of fan appreciation. Though the official release date in stores is November 14th, the CD will be available through a pre-order on www.discobiscuits.com and as well at all of the shows on Fall Tour, starting with the Halloween Bash at the Orpheum in Boston.

All shows from the forthcoming tour will be available for sale as downloads a few days after the show at livedownloads.com/bisco

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Jeremy Enigk To Tour With Cursive

Fresh off a 2 week tour of the west coast, Jeremy Enigk is now all set to tour the midwest and southeast in November with Cursive on the last leg of their U.S. tour for Happy Hollow. Enigk is on the road for his second solo album, World Waits, which will be released October 17th via Lewis Hollow Records.

Tour Dates with Cursive:

November
03 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
09 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
11 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
12 Memphis, TN – Young Avenue Deli
13 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
14 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
16 Charlottesville, VA – Satellite Ballroom
17 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
20 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
21 Gainesville, FL – Reitz Union Ballroom
22 Orlando, FL – The Club at Firestone
24 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
25 Austin, TX – Emo’s
26 Dallas, TX – Gypsy Ballroom

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Pete Yorn : CBGB’s, NY, NY 9/14/2006

As sad as it is that CBGB’s is closing its doors at the end of the month, there couldn’t have been a better way to say goodbye to the Home of the Underground than with Pete Yorn. With his latest, Nightcrawler, just released, Yorn delivered some riveting new songs along with a repertoire of classics from his extensive catalogue.

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Trey Anastasio Hosts “Trey Day Vol. 2” Oct. 3 on SIRIUS

Tuesday, October 3 from 6 am to midnight ET, Trey Anastasio Will host Trey Day, Vol. 2 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, during which he will host as a SIRIUS DJ for 18 consecutive hours. Trey will choose and host all of the music selections, including music from his new CD being released October 3, Bar 17 (Red Ink), and, for the first time, will perform acoustic versions of some of them.

Anastasio previously hosted an entire Trey Day on Jam On / channel 17 in November 2005, upon the release of his last solo album, Shine. For Trey Day, Vol. 2, the acclaimed artist will also air never-before-heard recordings of original versions of Phish songs, some recorded in his father

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