The Raconteurs are putting out a new live DVD and Blu-Ray recorded in 2008.
Find out which concert films made Scotty’s list of the Best Concert Films of 2011.
Today marks the release of Phish – Live in Utica and we wanted to remind our readers that our giveaway for three copies of the box set and a pair
A star-studded lineup featuring many of the best guitarists in the world gathered at Toyota Park outside of Chicago this past Saturday for Eric Clapton’s third Crossroads Guitar Festival.
The marathon 11-hour concert included sets from Sonny Landreth, Robert Randolph, Robert Cray, Bert Jansch, Stefan Grossman, ZZ Top, Doyle Bramhall II joined by Gary Clark & Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill joined by Albert Lee, James Burton, & Keb’ Mo’, Citizen Cope, Earl Klugh, John Mayer, Buddy Guy with Johnny Lang, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band joined by Warren Haynes, Sheryl Crow, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rojas, & Johnny Winter, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton with Stevie Winwood and B.B. King.
If you didn’t make it out to Chicago for the festival, you can still watch a truncated version of the event at one of 475 theaters nationwide at 7:30PM on July 27th. Performances by Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, emcee Bill Murray and others will be part of the movie. Tickets are available at theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com. Rhino plans to release a DVD/Blu-Ray edition of the film on November 8.
For more on this year’s Crossroads event, be sure to check out Jon Pareles’ review for the New York Times or Greg Kot’s review for the Chicago Tribune. READ ON for Clapton’s setlist from the Crossroads Guitar Fest…
In the opening of the new Wilco DVD Ashes of American Flags, Jeff Tweedy, donning a cowboy hat in a Neil Young sort of way, leads his band through the title track during a soundcheck at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.
As the camera narrows in on Tweedy’s eyes, he stares out into an empty room looking more anxious than his status on the music scene would suggest. Although he is as established as any singer/songwriter of his generation, Tweedy still seems to have the eye of the tiger each night on stage and performs as if he’s still proving he’s worthy of a next gig.
In the span of that opening song, a tone of intimacy, both musically and visually, is set and lasts the duration of the film, the first-ever Wilco concert DVD. It’s hard to believe that a band as successful in the digital age as Wilco has waited so long to release a live DVD but it was well worth the wait.
READ ON for more of Luke’s thoughts on Ashes of American Flags…