Panic rounds out its Fall Tour

After previously releasing a few dates, Widespread Panic has announced the rest of its Fall tour calendar.

 

 

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The band will be touring with a new guitarist, Jimmy Herring, and will be hitting the Northeast, Midwest, and the South.  It will also play a couple of dates in Las Vegas, at Vegoose and the MGM Grand.  

 

Go to widespreadpanic.com for more details.

 

8/11-13  The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

9/14-16  Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

9/19  Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT

9/20  Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH

9/22  Agganis Arena | Boston, MA

9/23  Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT

9/24  Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

9/26-27  Charlottesville Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA

9/29-30  Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC

10/1  Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

10/3  Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

10/4  Palace Theatre Columbus, Columbus, OH

10/6  Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

10/7  Macon Centreplex, Macon, GA

10/9-11  House of Blues, Orlando, FL

10/13  North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC

10/14  BJCC Arena, Birmingham, AL

10/15  Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN

10/17  The Centre, Evansville, IN

10/18  IU Auditorium, Bloomington, IN

10/20  State Theater, Detroit, MI

10/21  Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI

10/22  Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN

10/24  Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA

10/25  Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

10/26  Omaha Music Hall, Omaha, NE

10/29  Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

10/30  MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV

11/2-3  The Backyard, Austin, TX

Los Lonely Boys: Sacred

Epic/Or Music/One Haven

Southwestern trio Los Lonely Boys return to rock with Sacred, the first album of original material since their 2004 debut. Sounding like a cross between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Los Lobos, the Garza brothers —Henry, JoJo and Ringo— turn in an inspired disc full of hairpin musical twists and turns, showing off a rich heritage of cultural diversity near the Texas/Mexico border.

 

True, some of Sacred's hot spots are the pop oriented big production numbers like the fluff and sass of the radio ready "Roses." But, John Porter and Mark Wright's crisp, clear assistance at Pedernales studios in Austin, Texas equals a larger, more inclusive Los Lonely Boys recording that stretches across a wider spectrum and is destined to bring the band a broader demographic.

 

The opener "My Way," smolders with the Texas roadhouse blues of Henry Garza's guitar and vocals meshing with JoJo's fluent, rhythmic forays on bass guitar. The Texas Horns chime in to lend a hand, and "My Way" fulfills Los Lonely Boys' promise from their first outing, setting them on an extended career path as headliners. "Diamonds" is another gem benefiting from Porter and Wright's techno enhancing savvy, and Ringo's stormy drum breaks pop up into the forefront of the mix.

 

Aficionado's of the SRV, Albert Collins school of showy, electrified blues will enthuse on Henry's scorching wall of sound on "Oye Mamacita." The Boys bring out the mellower, Latin romantic side of their background on "I Never Met a Woman." And, they get a little help from their father, Enrique Garza, Sr., and mentor Willie Nelson on the country flavored "Outlaws." Sacred sets up the building blocks of Los Lonely Boys' escalating pyramid, putting them in rarefied territory with past greats that have crossed the rock and roll and blues divide, laying a solid groundwork that stands the test of time.                 

Michael Franti & Spearhead: Yell Fire!

There’s an easy test to apply to a compact disc to determine its worth: can you listen to it from front to back without skipping a track.  Ask yourself, "can I really listen to this CD all the way through?"

On his latest release,  Yell Fire!, Michael Franti and Spearhead have made a record that passes that test.

 

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Vegoose is back!

The initial line-up for Vegoose has been announced.

The second annual installment of the festival will take place in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th. Tickets for two-day passes to the event will go on sale Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. PST at www.vegoose.com .

 

Initial artists scheduled to perform are:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Widespread Panic

The Killers

The Mars Volta

Keller Williams Incident featuring Keller Williams backed by the String Cheese Incident

The Black Crowes

Fiona Apple

The Raconteurs

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

Medeski Martin & Wood

The Roots

The Rhythm Devils feat. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Mike Gordon & Steve Kimock

G. Love & Special Sauce

Jurassic 5

Galactic

Praxis

Yonder Mountain String Band

Gomez

Built To Spill

Guster

Jim James of My Morning Jacket

Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith

Band of Horses

Jamie Lidell

The Zutons

MORE ARTISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

VEGOOSE AT NIGHT:

Vegoose at Night, a series of nighttime concerts to be announced in the coming weeks, will present a variety of artists at marquee venues throughout the city starting on Friday, October 27th and running through Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31st.

Ticket availability for these shows will be limited. Those who have purchased tickets to VEGOOSE will be given the first opportunity to purchase tickets to late-night shows in a special pre-sale. Details will be made available at the same time as the shows are announced.

Complete festival information is available at www.vegoose.com and will be regularly updated.

String Cheese Incident in the fall

Just as many other bands are announcing their fall tour plans, String Cheese Incident has released their itinerary.  They'll be making an appearance at Austin City Limits Festival, they'll make their way across the Midwest to the Southeast, and then back up the coast, finishing their tour off in Massachusetts.

 

09.16.06 Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX

09.16.06 Stubb's BBQ (outdoors) Austin, TX

Post ACL Festival Show!

09.29.06 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL

09.30.06 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL

10.01.06 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI

10.03.06 Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN

10.04.06 Louisville Palace Theatre Louisville, KY

10.05.06 Roanoke Performing Arts Theater Roanoke, VA

10.06.06 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC

10.07.06 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC

10.08.06 Blackbaud Stadium Charleston, SC

10.10.06 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TN

10.11.06 Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park Cary, NC

10.12.06 Warner Theatre Washington, DC

10.13.06 Warner Theatre Washington, DC

10.14.06 Chevrolet Theatre Wallingford, CT

10.15.06 The Palladium Worcester, MA

 

Junior Brown to open for Bob Dylan on minor league ballpark tour

What could be more American than folk rock, steel-string honky tonk and hometown baseball? Catch all three this summer when Austin-based Guit-steel vituoso Junior Brown, purveyor of hard-edged honkytonk and down-home Americana, opens for folk and rock legend Bob Dylan on Dylan’s third annual tour of America’s minor league baseball parks.

Junior Brown’s career has covered almost as many styles and miles as the Greenwich Bard himself. Initially a disciple of ‘60s rock icons like the Beatles, the Kinks and their contemporaries, he later veered off into the blues and country, and spent the ‘70s honing his guitar chops to a razor’s edge in tiny honkytonk bars along the Southwestern border. He launched a recording career in the early ‘90s that eventually led him to Telarc, where he released Down Home Chrome in 2004. Guitar One praised his “big-hearted vocals and savage guitar skills,” while No Depression likened his incendiary fretwork to “a buzzsaw on the loose in a pillow factory.” The Washington Post simply called him “one amazing guitar player.” Down Home Chrome spurred appearances on Letterman, Leno and SNL, and eventually a shot at the big-screen as narrator/balladeer for the 2005 feature-length comedy, The Dukes of Hazzard.
The month-long Bob Dylan tour, dubbed “a grand slam” in previous years by The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, takes the field in 20 ballparks between August 12 and September 9, 2006. Along the way, Junior’s astonishing fretwork and witty songcraft will serve as the perfect foil for the thought-provoking and highly influential musical imagery that has made Dylan an icon of American pop culture for more than four decades.
A tireless road warrior, Junior is no stranger to the live stage – be it in a smoky club, a festival amphitheater or an idyllic ballpark. His most recent Telarc recording, Live at the Continental Club / The Austin Experience, released in September 2005, is a testament to his prowess in front of a live audience. Armed with his unique Guit-steel – an otherworldly double-necked machine of his own making that marries the six-stringed guitar with its steel counterpart – Brown blasts through twelve tracks that mix the best of country, blues, Tex-Mex, Western swing, rock and roll and countless other shades of electrified American music. The result is a high-octane rollercoaster ride that careens from one emotional touchstone to another – from the rollicking to the poignant to the humorous and beyond.
Live at The Continental Club / The Austin Experience is a window into the rare and riveting experience of Junior Brown in front of a live audience. More than just a string of entertaining songs – and that would be enough where Junior’s concerned – it’s an ear-opening journey with a few surprises along the way. Wherever your point of origin – north or south, rock and roll or country, edgy or genteel – this recording will pull you out of your chair, put the shake in your shoes, and quite possibly dismantle every preconception you’ve ever held about music in general.
 
TOUR DATES:
August 12  Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI 

August 13  Cooper Stadium in Columbus, OH August 15  Applebee’s Park in Lexington, KY

August 17  Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, GA

August 18  Ernie Shore Field in Winston-Salem, NC

August 19  Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, MD

August 20  Falconi Field in Washington, PA

August 23  First Energy Stadium in Reading, PA

August 24  McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI

August 26  Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, MA
August 27  Merchantsauto.com Stadium in Manchester, NH

August 29  New Britain Stadium in New Britain, CT

August 30  Frontier Field in Rochester, NY

September 1  Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, NY

September 2  Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY

September 3  Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College, PA

September 5  Memorial Stadium in Fort Wayne, IN

September 7  Mayo Field in Rochester, MN

September 8  Sioux Falls Stadium in Sioux Falls, SD

September 9  Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo, ND

Outformation gears up for national tour

Relentlessly picking up steam, Atlanta’s driving southern rock band Outformation continues their national tour this summer in response to their quickly growing fan base. Recently named Best New Band of 2005 by the readers of Honest Tune Magazine, Outformation's debut album, 'Tennessee Before Daylight', was also nominated for Album of the Year by the same publication.

Outformation

With dates traversing from Chicago, IL to Lincoln, NB, Boulder, CO, and Dallas, TX, Outformation is quickly becoming recognized as a rising star in Southern rock.

First recognized for their illustrious roots (guitarist and founding member Sam Holt has long been the guitar tech for Michael Houser and Widespread Panic), Outformation has made a name for themselves in their own right through power guitar playing and authentic southern songs.

Comprised of Holt (guitar, vocals), Grady Upchurch (bass, vocals), Clarke Keown (guitar, vocals), Lee Schwartz (drums, vocals), and Jeff "Birdogg" Lane (percussion) Outformation has made an impressive debut on the music scene.

Holt's regular special guest appearances along the 2006 summer Widespread Panic tour has garnished a number of new and devoted fans around the globe. With a fan club site in the works and music collectors rampantly collecting the live music there is no doubt that this is one band is clearly on the rise.

 

Outformation tour dates:

Aug 12 House of Blues Back Porch: Chicago, IL
Aug 16 Knickerbocker's: Lincoln, NE
Aug 18 Fox Theatre: Boulder, CO
Aug 20 Cactus Jack's Saloon: Evergreen, CO
Aug 21 Fly Me to the Moon: Telluride, CO
Aug 22 Golden West: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 24 The Courtyard: Lubbox, TX
Aug 25 Ruta Maya: Austin, TX
Aug 26 The Green Elephant: Dallas, TX
Aug 27 Space Place: Houston, TX
Aug 30 The French Quarter Cafe: Statesboro, GA
Aug 31 Rafters: St. Simon's Island, GA
Sep 1 Charleston Pour House: Charleston, SC – LIVE webcast!!
Sep 2 Charleston Pour House: Charleston, SC – LIVE webcast!!
Sep 5 Gottrocks: Greenville, SC
Sep 6 Boone Saloon: Boone, NC
Sep 7 The Pour House Music Hall: Raleigh, NC
Sep 8 Alley Katz: Richmond, VA