Shel Silverstein Tribute Album Review at Glide Magazine

My review of Twistable Turnable Man is now up at Glide Magazine! This tribute to the brilliant Shel Silverstein features My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, Andrew Bird, Lucinda Williams, John Prine, and a host of others.

Mountain Jam Festival Webcast Schedule

I know you’re still enjoying the great Summer Camp webcast, but it bears mentioning that next weekend holds even more Couch Tour goodness. IClips will move on to Hunter, NY on June 4- 6 for the Mountain Jam Festival, and the lineup is just as solid as this weekend.



4:00 – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
5:30 – Dr. Dog
6:45 – The Avett Brothers
8:15 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
9:00 – Gov’t Mule
1:00 – Les Claypool


4:15 – Yonder Mountain String Band
5:30 – Toots & The Maytals
6:45 – Dave Mason
7:45 – Drive-By Truckers
9:00 – Gov’t Mule
1:00 – Dark Star Orchestra


2:30 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
4:00 – Matisyahu
5:15 – ALO
6:15 – The Whigs
7:00 – The Bridge
7:30 – Levon Helm & Friends: Warren Haynes, Donald Fagen, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Bush, Steve Earle,  Patterson & David Hood, Jackie Greene, Allison Moorer and more!

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced! Real-Time Updates Today

The lineup for the 9th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be slowly revealed throughout the day, and you can come here for all of the updates as they happen! There’s plenty of excitement building around the Manchester, Tennessee festival, and this method of revealing the lineup is adding even more drama. One thing is for sure – we cannot wait to get back to the farm on June 10th!

Here are the artist revelations for February 9, broken down by the time they were announced: Continue reading

News Fragments: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup, Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion, Phish Album Announcement, Virgin FreeFest

-San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has announced the initial lineup for the free event, which takes place at Golden Gate Park October 2-4, 2009. The first announced acts look just great, and the lineup includes Okkervil River, Del McCoury Band, Robyn Hitchcock, Aimee Mann, Allen Toussaint, Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Booker T. and the DBT’s, and many more. Hit their website for all the info.

-Virgin Mobile has downsized their summer music festival, and the event is now free. Virgin Mobile FreeFest takes place August 30, 2009 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, and will feature Weezer, The Hold Steady, Public Enemy, The National, Wale, Girl Talk, Franz Ferdinand, and more, plus a dance tent lineup.

-Alternative/experimental rock pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate have announced a reunion tour. I might break something if I see them referred to as “emo” again, so I’m posting this and not reading any more articles about the reunion for a while. Too bad they aren’t coming around here, only to D.C. and Atlanta. Just goes to show that Chapel Hill/Carrboro is now a far cry from the music mecca it once was.

Sunny Day Real Estate 2009 Reunion Tour Dates

09-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
09-18 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09-20 Murray, UT – Murray Theater
09-21 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
09-23 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-24 Chicago, IL – Metro
09-25 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
09-27 New York, NY – Terminal Five
09-28 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09-30 Washington, D.C. – 930 Club
10-01 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
10-03 Atlanta, GA – CW Center Stage
10-05 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10-06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live – Ballroom
10-07 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
10-09 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
10-10 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10-11 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater
10-13 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
10-15 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10-16 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

Phish have announced the title and tracklist for their first album in 5 years. Joy will be released later this summer and will include many songs that have already been tested in the live setting. The tracklist is as follows:

1. Twenty Years Later
2. Backwards Down the Number Line
3. Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
4. Light
5. Joy
6. Sugar Shack
7. Ocelot
8. Kill Devil Falls
9. I’ve Been Around
10. Time Turns Elastic

STS9, Nas, the Orb Camp With Disco Biscuits

Camp Bisco

Camp Bisco, a music and camping festival headlined by The Disco Biscuits, will return to Mariaville, New York’s Indian Lookout Country Club for its eighth edition. The event will take place July 16-18, 2009.

As always, the band hand-selected their supporting cast for the weekend. While more artists are still to be announced, the initial lineup already includes an indulgent group of performers. In addition to at least 5 sets from the host band, Sound Tribe Sector Nine will perform for two nights.

The most eye-opening act on the bill so far is a pairing of Damien Marley and legendary hip-hopper Nas. Other acts include the Orb, Chromeo, Dr. Dog, K’naan, John Brown’s Body, Orchard Lounge, Chronicles of the Landsquid, Roots of Creation, Boombox, Flying Lotus, Ott and Pretty Lights. In addition, the event will feature a late-night dance tent featuring specially themed sets from Special Disco Version (including LCD Soundsystem members James Murphy and Pat Mahoney), Younger Brother, and Shpongle.

Be prepared and head to the Camp Bisco Website for more information.

High Sierra Wittily Announces 2009 Lineup

In case you couldn’t make some of that out:

John Butler
Umphrey’s McGee
Ani DiFranco
The Disco Biscuits
Del McCoury Band
Tea Leaf Green
The Wailers
Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine
Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Vieux Farka Toure
Dr. Dog
The Travelin’ McCourys
Devil Makes Three
The Lee Boys
Marco Benevento Trio
Pretty Lights…

…and more, check it out at the High Sierra site.