Monthly archives: May, 2009

OZZY OSBOURNE TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST TONY IOMMI

Los Angeles, CA — In a recent turn of events, Ozzy Osbourne has expressed remorse that he has to litigate against long time friend and bandmate, Tony Iommi.  A written statement released by him earlier today he says, “It is with great regret that I had to resort to legal action against my long term…


NEW ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR ROTHBURY FESTIVAL JULY 2-5 2009

ROTHBURY is pleased to announce the following additions to our already stellar line-up: Umphreys McGee, Keller Williams, The White Buffalo, The Parlor Mob, Reed Thomas Lawrence, Wendy Darling, Big Gigantic and LYNX & Janover.

The complete line up so far is as follows:
THE DEAD • (ONLY SUMMER PERFORMANCE) • BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND • THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT • (ONLY 2009 PERFORMANCE) • WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY • THE BLACK CROWES • DAMIAN ‘JR. GONG’ MARLEY & NAS • STS9 • G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE • GOV’T MULE • UMPHREY’S MCGEE • BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE • YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND • THE DISCO BISCUITS • LES CLAYPOOL • COLD WAR KIDS • JOHN BUTLER • CHROMEO • KELLER WILLIAMS • ANI DIFRANCO • MSTRKRFT • MATISYAHU • GIRL TALK • GUSTER • FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE • MARTIN SEXTON • FLOGGING MOLLY • RAILROAD EARTH • THE HOLD STEADY • TOOTS & THE MAYTALS • RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS • BRETT DENNEN • ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA • GRACE POTTER AND THE NOCTURNALS • SHPONGLE DJ SET • SON VOLT • JACKIE GREENE • LOTUS • SOULIVE • MAN MAN • PETER ROWAN BLUEGRASS BAND W/ TONY RICE • KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS • KID CUDI • STS9 (LIVE PA SET) • THE GLITCH MOB • DAVY KNOWLES AND BACK DOOR SLAM • EOTO • PRETTY LIGHTS • REBELUTION • QUANNUM ALL STARS FT. LYRICS BORN, THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS, GIFT OF GAB, …


INSIDER DEAL SINGLE DAY TICKETS AND MORE ARTISTS FOR 2009 LINEUP : ANNOUNCED FOR BUMBERSHOOT®

BUMBERSHOOT®: SEATTLE’S MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG
MOBILE ANNOUNCES INSIDER DEAL SINGLE DAY TICKETS AND MORE ARTISTS FOR
2009 LINEUP

JASON MRAZ, KASABIAN, AUDRYE SESSIONS, THE KNUX, AKRON/FAMILY, VIVIAN GIRLS, THE DEVIL MAKES THREE, ELVIS PERKINS IN DEARLAND, MAXIMO PARK, WALE W/ UCB, OTEP, MIRAH, BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, U.S.E AND MANY MORE!

Three stages of comedy including Todd Barry, Doug Benson, Matt Braunger, Tommy Johnagin, Reggie Watts and more.
 
Literary offerings from David Cross and Prometheus Brown (Geo of BlueScholars), Tom Douglas, S.E. Hinton, and more.

New Insider Deal offers BumberFans single day-specific tickets for just $25!

Seattle, WA – The 39th annual Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, Presented by Samsung Mobile announces additions to the 2009 lineup. The 3-day urban event takes place Labor Day Weekend (September 5 – 7). The Festival stretches across the 74-acre Seattle Center, located beneath the city’s iconic Space Needle, and programs 20 indoor and unique outdoor venues. This progressive Festival features a diverse array of arts including live music, comedy, theatre, dance, film, urban crafts, and literary and visual arts. Up-to-date Festival details are located at bumbershoot.org.

MUSIC

The full Festival lineup will be revealed mid-July. The latest lineup additions are:

Jason Mraz / Kasabian / Audrye Sessions / The Knux / Akron/Family / Vivian Girls / The Devil Makes Three / Elvis Perkins in Dearland / Maximo Park / Wale w/ UCB / OTEP / Mirah / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 3 Inches of Blood / U.S.E / Kay …


RECAP & SPOILER ALERT: AND THE AMERICAN IDOL WINNER IS . . .

Los Angeles, CA – Live from Nokia Theater and my Twitter feed, the top 13 cast performs, the usual commercial break and how do you string a decision along for a whole 2 hours to get as many ad dollars as you can? This is how, by having David Cook perform and he was good.    Then…


REVIEW IDOL FINAL: KRIS “THE REAL DEAL” ALLEN VS ADAM “AI KOOLAID” LAMBERT

Los Angeles, CA – Tonight the final showdown for season 8 of American Idol has been set, the undercards have gone home,  and “the Real Deal” will battle “AI Koolaid” for the title of Idol.  In addtion, Jason Mraz will be performing as well.  Intersting, will this help or hurt Kris who has drawn comparrisons to Jason Mraz, Jeff Buckley, or John Mayer.  This is a classic battle of the artist musician vs the produced marketed musician.  One masters his craft while the other is crafted by masters, while talent is the comon denominator.


REVIEW: NIN / JANE’S ADDICTION ROCKS CHULA VISTA, PHOTOS, VIDEO AND PODCAST

NIN/JA – anything less than wow, incredible, amazing, energizing, awesome would be doing this show an injustice.  It was a high-energy kick in the arse that had you walking out feeling euphoric from a 3 1/2 hour rock and roll cardio workout.  They might as well have removed all the seats from the venue because…


FREE MUSIC: COLD PLAY GIVES AWAY LIVE ALBUM DONT NEED TO BE A TICKETHOLDER

Coldplay announced today that they are giving away the live “LeftRightLeftRightLeft” album recorded earlier this year during the current tour.  Originally, the idea was to give this album to current ticket holders to their upcoming shows.  So as a ticket holder, it kinda made you feel special and they were thanking you for the support.  …


BLINK182 RUMORS CONFIRMED BACK TOGETHER AND A 50-DATE TOUR THIS SUMMER

BLINK182 will be touring this summer with some amazing support acts to include Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, and All-American Rejects among others.  They are back!  They played a secret show on the Paramount Lot in conjunction with a T-Mobil release party.  I think the bigger new was the band was back…


RECAP: THE VOTE IS IN ON AMERICAN IDOL. WHO GOES HOME? WHO STAYS? VIDEO AND PERFORMANCE REVIEWS.

Alicia Keys talks about benevolent work in Africa and brings Noah from Rwanda who performed “I’m The World’s Greatest” a song he learned in English in one week.  He did a great job, have we just seen the new Jay-Z or Kanye? How old is this kid? Text “ALIVE” to  90999 to donate $5 to…


WEIGHING IN ON AMERICAN IDOL: DANNY GOKEY, KRIS ALLEN, & ADAM ‘AI KOOLAID’ LAMBERT