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Concert Review: Kishi Bashi at the Sinclair in Cambridge, MA

March 29, 2013 by  
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March 26, 2013

The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA
Reviewed by: Dorise Gruber

In the same way that I’m a sucker for a man with a beard, every music lover has a trigger that makes them far more likely to fall for a song.  For some people it’s handclaps, for some it’s beachy oohs and aahs, for some it’s a heavy-dropped bass, take your pick.  For me, though – it’s looping.  If a musician knows how to live-loop a song with skill, it’s the umami of the concert-going experience.  For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, a performer will break songs into segments, and will utilize fancy shmancy gear (this is a technical term) to record these parceled phrases one piece at a time.  Ideally without breaking flow of the song, the performer will play back the piece they’ve just recorded and harmonize with it, add in bass/drums/other instruments, and continually forge together each sector of the song until it hits its saturation point.  It adds an entirely separate sense of construction and dynamism to the songs at hand, and transforms otherwise pleasant songs into an extraordinary art form. Read more

Concert Gallery: Drive-By Truckers at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ

March 22, 2013 by  
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Drive-By Truckers
March 16, 2013
Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
Photos by: Antonio Marino Jr.

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Concert Gallery: YES at ACL Live in Austin, TX

March 21, 2013 by  
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YES
March 20, 2013
ACL Live – Austin, TX
Photos by: Phil DeSimone

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Show Review: Raiding the Rock Vault in Las Vegas, NV

March 20, 2013 by  
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Raiding the Rock Vault
Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Reviewed by: Jessica Messina


Several years ago, a musician friend of mine once told me “Music is like smell. Sometimes it takes you right back”. There’s also a saying that if you remember the sixties (or 70s or 80s) then chances are good that you weren’t actually there. Whichever of those lines applies to you, the newest Vegas show, Raiding the Rock Vault, can accommodate it! Starring what could be the newest supergroup to end all supergroups, comprised of John Payne (Asia), Robin McAuley (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt), Howard Leese (Heart, Bad Company), Jay Schellen (Hurricane, Badfinger), Tracii Guns (LA Guns), Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford band), and Andrew Freeman (Offspring, Lynch Mob), and several guests throughout the year, beginning with Bobby Kimball from Toto, followed by Joe Lynn Turner from Rainbow, it is a show suitable for anyone over the age of four years old who wants to take a two-hour long journey through modern history with pop culture references sprinkled throughout via actors or the giant video screens on either side and the back of the stage. (Random six degrees fact: “All Right Now” by Free was cowritten by Paul Rodgers, who went on to join Bad Company, a band which RTRV guitarist Howard Leese can claim on his resume! BAM! You’ve just been Kevin Baconed!)    Read more

Andrew W.K. Reveals “The Human Party Machine” Solo Tour Run

March 19, 2013 by  
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160Andrew W.K. has revealed plans for his first-ever American solo tour, The Human Party Machine. During this spring/summer trek, W.K. will be bringing just a microphone, a keyboard, and as the press release states his “will to survive” as he brings his party to intimate club and bar settings across the country.

“W.K. talked about what’s in store: “I’’m truly excited and also terrified by what will happen at these shows,”” proclaims W.K. ““It’s designed for maximum chaos and to put us as close to the abyss as possible. But we’re going to survive and thrive, because we’ll be in it together, arm-in-arm and heart-to-heart, becoming a human party machine made of blood, love, and courage. Get your friends together and let’s fucking do this!””
The shows will find W.K. performing his fan-favorite party anthems, including “’Party Hard,’” “’We Want Fun,’” “’Long Live The Party,”’ ‘“I Get Wet,’” “’You Will Remember Tonight’,” and more.

The Human Party Machine solo tour marks his first nationwide trek since last year’s I Get Wet 10th Anniversary world tour.

Andrew W.K.’s The Human Party Machine Tour Dates:
4/ 13 – Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
4/ 14 – Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe
4/ 15 – Buffalo, NY – SoundLab
4/ 17 – Portland, ME – Studio 250
4/ 18 – Providence, RI – PVD Social Club
4/ 19 – Hartford, CT – Arch St Tavern
4/ 20 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
5/ 18 – Freehold, NJ – iPlay America (Skate And Surf Festival)
5/ 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
5/ 22 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
5/ 23 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
5/ 24 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
5/ 25 – Howell, MI – Harltand Performing Arts Center
5/ 26 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
5/ 28 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
5/ 29 – Douglasville, GA – The Seven Venue
5/ 30 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
5/ 31 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
6/ 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Roc Bar
6/ 02 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
6/ 04 – Greensboro, NC – Greene St Club
6/ 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
6/ 06 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
6/ 07 – Springfield, VA – Empire

Concert Review + Photo Gallery: Soilwork, Jeff Loomis + More at the Webster Theater in Hartford, CT

March 19, 2013 by  
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March 16, 2013
Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

Reviewed by: Brian Cross
Photos by: Diana Guay

With the recent release of their double album The Living Infinite, melodic death titans Soilwork embarked a long tour to promote the new record and bring metal to the masses. Read more

Billy Idol Reveals Summer Tour Dates

March 18, 2013 by  
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Billy Idol has revealed that he and his band will be hitting the road in the US this summer.

The full list of tour dates can be seen below.

The BillyIdol.net presales for most shows begin tomorrow, Tuesday March 19 and many shows go on sale to the general public beginning Friday March 22.

Billy Idol Tour Dates:
24 May Pechanga Resort and Casino Temecula, CA
25 May The Pearl at the Palms Las Vegas NV 
26 May The Mountain Winery Saratoga CA 
31 May Capitol Theatre Port Chester NY 
1 Jun MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Mashantucket CT 
2 Jun Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach NH 
4 Jun Artpark Lewiston NY 
6 Jun Casino Rama Rama Ontario 
8 Jun House Of Blues Atlantic City NJ 
9 Jun Sands Bethlehem Event Center Bethlehem PA 
11 Jun Tabernacle Atlanta Georgia 
12 Jun St. Augustine Amphitheatre St Augustine FL 
14 Jun Venue TBD Cincinnati OH 
15 Jun Bonnaroo Manchester TN 
18 Jun Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater FL 
20 Jun Wolf Trap Filene Center Vienna VA 
21 Jun Harrah’s Cherokee Cherokee NC 
22 Jun Horseshoe Casino Elizabeth IN 
24 Jun Lucky Star Casino Concho OK 
25 Jun Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Catoosa OK

Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Team Up For Co-Headlining Summer Tour Run

March 18, 2013 by  
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Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls have announced plans for a co-headlining tour throughout North America this summer.

The tour will kick off on June 25th at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH and run throughout August. Check out all the dates below.

Matchbox Twenty fan club pre-sale tickets will be available beginning March 20th at www.matchboxtwenty.com.

Goo Goo Doll fans will be able to pre-order the band’s new album, Magnetic, and also gain access to pre-sale tickets via www.googoodolls.com.

Public on-sale for select dates of the tour begins March 23rd. Additionally, Matchbox Twenty will be teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit City of Hope. These tickets will be available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com.

Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls Co-Headlining Tour Dates:

JUNE        
25   Manchester, NH   Verizon Wireless Arena
26   Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Performing Arts Center
27   Toronto, ON   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
29   Pittsburgh, PA   First Niagara Pavilion
30   Cincinnati, OH   Riverbend Music Center
         
JULY        
2   Highland Park, IL   Ravinia Festival
3   Highland Park, IL   Ravinia Festival
6   Clarkston, MI   DTE Energy Music Theatre
7   Indianapolis, IN   Klipsch Music Center
9   Maryland Heights, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10   Moline, IL   i Wireless Center
12   Kansas City, MO   Sprint Center
15   Englewood, CO   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
17   Universal City, CA   Gibson Amphitheatre
20   Irvine, CA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
21   Paso Robles, CA   California Mid-State Fair
23   Concord, CA   Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
30   The Woodlands, TX   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
31   Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavilion
         
AUGUST        
2   Pelham, AL   Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
3   Atlanta, GA   Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
4   Tampa, FL   1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
6   Charlotte, NC   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7   Raleigh, NC   Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Walnut Creek
8   Virginia Beach, VA   Farm Bureau Live
10   Bristow, VA   Jiffy Lube Live
11   Camden, NJ   Susquehanna Bank Center
13   Uncasville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena
14   Hershey, PA   The Star Pavilion
16   Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center
17   Wantagh, NY   Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
18   Mansfield, MA   Comcast Center

Concert Gallery: Dropkick Murphys at the TD Garden in Boston, MA

March 16, 2013 by  
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It doesn’t feel like St. Patrick’s Day in Boston until the Dropkick Murphys hit the stage. The hometown boys kicked off the first of many performances over the next few days last night (March 15) at the TD Garden.

TWRY was on hand to capture it for you, check out our photos below.

Dropkick Murphys
March 15, 2013
TD Garden – Boston, MA
Photos by: Ilya Mirman

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Phish Reveal Summer Tour Dates

March 12, 2013 by  
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Phish will kick off their 2013 summer tour in New England with their  first-ever concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine on July 3, which will be followed by a three-night stand at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (July 5-7).

The trek will also include an evening at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre (July 9), marking the band’s first concert in Canada in nearly 13 years, and Phish’s first shows at Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island(July 19-21), which is located on a 91-acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan and offers a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.

Check out all the dates below for the tours full routing.

An online ticket request period for the tour is currently underway at http://tickets.phish.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning March 29 and 30. For details, visit http://phish.com.Ticket prices for each specific date on the tour will include a free MP3 download of the evening’s entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording) that can be redeemed at www.LivePhish.com shortly after the band steps off stage.

Phish – 2013 Summer Tour Dates:
7/3 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/6 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/7 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/9 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
7/10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/13 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/14 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/16 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/17 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/19 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/20 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/21 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/26 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
7/27 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
7/30 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
7/31 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
8/2 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/3 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/4 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
8/5 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
8/30 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
8/31 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
9/1 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

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