So I’ve been meaning to post this one….
I had the privilege of seeing Ben Folds in concert back in March, which was even more incredible that I had always imagined. I’ve been a fan ever since the first time I heard Brick on the radio and to get Ben Folds with just a piano for couple hours was awesome! Not only did he jam out on some crowd favorites but he explored current technology by breaking out a disguising hoodie and a laptop with video for several rounds of Chatroulette (visit at your own risk – its the latest online sketchy-social networking craze). He not only tried the sessions once, but twice – in his encore! It was the funniest thing I have ever experienced at a show. He broke out improvised numbers to try and get actual chatters to interact and even had some successes (thank goodness – one can only take so many dark screens and unexplained fleshy areas). Overall … I hope this is a staple in Ben Folds tour, because the crew I went with certainly enjoyed it!
Last night Phish made my life better again by announcing their summer tour!!! It kicks off on June 11th in Chicago and runs through August 18th, wrapping up with two nights at Jones Beach, NY. I already put in for tickets and will be crossing my fingers that I score some for the Ntelos Pavillion in P-town. Who else is in?
Coyne Living Room (or pod?)
I present to you the Wayne Coyne Residence in Oklahoma City, OK, the coolness I would expect from the front man of the Flaming Lips. Take a tour of the renovated home, which is slowly being turned into a rockin compound complete with a custom white shower room! See more and read more about this one of a kind project by Fitzsimmons Architechs here.
The Avett Brothers / The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs (perform “Dark Side of the Moon”) / Weezer / Medeski Martin & Wood / John Fogerty / Cross Canadian Ragweed / Ingrid Michaelson / Phoenix / The xx / Regina Spektor / Mayer Hawthorne & the County / Wale / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Norah Jones / Bassnectar / Monte Montgomery / OK Go / Jay-z / Punch Brothers / Thievery Corporation / GWAR / She & Him / Jimmy Cliff / Tokyo Police Club / Kid Cudi / Japandroids / The Dr. Dog / Baaba Maal / Neon Indian / Zac Brown Band / The National / John Prine / Dave Matthews Band /Dave Rawlings Machine / Local Natives / Dropkick Murphys / Manchester Orchestra / Jeff Beck / Jay Electronica / The Postelles / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Rebelution / Damian Marley & Nas / NeedtoBreathe / Tenacious D / The Black Keys / Jamey Johnson / They Might Be Giants / The Entrance Band / Lotus / Nitty Gritty Dirty Band / Clutch / Tori Amos / The Melvins / The Dodos / Kings of Leon / The Dead Weather / Rise Against / Deadmau5 / Martin Sexton / Blitzen Trapper / Gaslight Anthem / Mumford & Sons / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Baroness / Julia Nunes / Here We Go Magic / Tinariwen / The Disco Biscuits / Diane Birch / Lucero / Isis / Miranda Lambert / Kris Kristofferson / lcdsoundsystem / Brandi Carlile / B.O.B. / Daryl Hall & Chromeo / Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros / Blues Traveler / The Temper Trap / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Dan Deacon Ensemble / Les Claypool / Miike Snow / Against Me! / Calexico / Hot Rize / Stevie Wonder
Phew … well the artists in itallics are ones I’m pumped to see. The Flaming Lips and The Black Keys were both big ones on my Bonnaroo 2010 wishlist. Tori Amos and Blues Traveler were some unexpected that let me check off people I’ve always want to see in concert. Continue reading
I’ve been waiting for the line-up for this year’s Bonnaroo since I left Manchester, TN last June. Finally, the day has arrived that the artists are announced … in a very special way. Check out their MySpace page for a new artist listed every 6 minutes (way to tease us and distract us from work). Once Weezer and the Flaming Lips playing Darkside of the Moon were posted, I was sold … though I doubt anything will compare to my first Phish shows from last year. I’m also really stoked about some of the female acts listed (Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Ingrid Michaelson). Oh and O K Go was just added – wonder if they’ll bring the treadmills? Can’t wait to see who’s headlining! I’ll post the full lineup tomorrow. I’ve got my ticket, anyone else going?
Phish released its latest studio album a couple months ago (previously mentioned in Happy Happy Joy) and along with that yet another great box set. The Limited Edition Joy Box includes the album, Party Time album, an extensive hard-bound booklet, 10 song inspired limited edition posters, and a DVD full of live performances. You can order your very own at drygoods.phish.com or amazon.com. Check out the unveiling of the “Joy Box” via youtube. And remember, it’s party time!
Phish’s fall tour has come to a close, but I was lucky enough to be there for the last show in Charlottesville! It was definitely a stellar show, especially since it was on my birthday (if you have to turn 26, that’s the way to do it). Sadly, I didn’t get to hear any of my birthday request songs (Fee, Contact or Bouncing Around the Room) – I guess there’s always next time. Wonder when they are playing in the spring?
– Snowy Charlottesville
– Cold Pizza and Hot Cider (spiked) in the lot
– Sleeping bag boy (dude walking around like a human “pig in a blanket” with his sleeping bag bungied around him)
– Being about 6 people deep on the floor
– Jamming out w/ some of my favorite boys (Phish, boyfriend, brother & friends)
– Divided Sky (that song makes me weak)
– The Naked Guy (during Ya Mar: Set 1)
– David Bowie and Golgi Apparatus – live, finally
– Getting the show poster with my birthday on it (thanks boyfriend) Continue reading