Tour and Festival Updates

First off, a few new openers have been added to the Dave Matthews Summer Tour. From DaveMatthews.com:

Soulive to open for DMB at 7.28 Hartford Show

We are pleased to announce that Soulive will be the support act for DMB on Friday, July 28th at the New England Dodge Music Center in Hartford, CT.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band to Tour as DMB Support

We are pleased to announce that Robert Randolph & the Family Band will be touring as support for the following Dave Matthews Band summer shows:

Fri / Aug 25 / Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre / Irvine, CA
Sat / Aug 26 / Coors Amphitheatre / Chula Vista, CA
Mon / Aug 28 / Hollywood Bowl / Hollywood, CA
Wed / Aug 30 / USANA Amphitheatre / West Valley City, UT
Wed / Sep 6 / Raley Field / West Sacramento, CA
Fri / Sep 8 / Shoreline Amphitheatre / Mountain View, CA
Sat / Sep 9 / Shoreline Amphitheatre / Mountain View, CA
Tue / Sep 12 / Pepsi Center / Denver, CO
Fri / Sep 22 / John Paul Jones Arena / Charlottesville, VA
Sat / Sep 23 / John Paul Jones Arena / Charlottesville, VA

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Next The Green Apple Music Festival FINALLY has something official up. Since Justin of LiveMusicBlog.com is on vacation, it seems Brooklyn Vegan, FreshBread, and myself are left to report on this after all the confusion recently. So check out their posts for tons of info on the festival. Here’s some basics, check out the main site or FreshBread for the schedules, etc. I’ve highlighted some personal favorites and recommendations for you to check out. Anyone recommend any of these artists that I might not have heard of?

NEW YORK CITY’S TOP MUSIC VENUES TO HOST AMERICA’S BIGGEST EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN 2006

New York, NY — Over 30 of New York’s premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, to he held throughout New York City April 20th to April 23rd. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization.

Please join us for an amazing week of music, film, education, environmental activities and fun!
Participating Artists:

Amy Correia · Angelique Kidjo · Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra · Art Lande · Mark Miller and Friends · Assembly of Dust · Avail · Baaba Maal · Béla Fleck and the Flecktones · Ben Taylor · Bettye LaVette · Bill Frisell · Bjorkestra · Blues Traveler · Cary Brothers · Dan Bern · David Lemieux, Grateful Dead Archivist · Deep Banana Blackout · DJ Equal · DJ Logic · Dresden Dolls · Dweezil Zappa · Everyone Orchestra · Fab Faux · Gabriel and Dresden · Ghostface · Granola Funk Express · Great Big Sea · Guster · Islands · Joe Satriani · Jonah Smith · Josh Hoge · Josh Radin · Kaki King · Little Feat · Mad Professor · Mainsqueeze Orchestra · Martin Sexton · Matt Turk · Matt Wertz · Matt Kearney · Max Creek · McCoy Tyner · Mike Doughty · moe. · Murray Hill · Napoleon Murphy Brock · New Standards · New York Philharmonic · Nouvelle Vague · Particle · Perpetual Groove · Peter Frampton · Philadelphia Orchestra · Richie Havens · Rose Hill Drive · Ryan Montbleau · Savion Glover · Schuyler Fisk · Slick Rick · Soulive · Steel Train· Stephen Perkins · Steve Kimock Band · Strangefolk · Sweet and Micky · The Slip · Toots and the Maytals · Toubab Krewe · U-Melt · Umphrey’s McGee · Van Davis · Yosi Piamenta and the Heavenly Jams Band · Zen Tricksters . AND MORE !!!

Participating Venues:
Avalon • BB Kings • The Bitter End• The Blue Note • Bowery Ballroom • Canal Room • Carnegie Hall • CBGB • Coda • The Cutting Room• Hiro Ballroom • Irving Plaza • Joe’s Pub • Knitting Factory• Lincoln Center • Lions Den • Makor • Mercury Lounge • Mexicali Blues • Nokia Theater • NY Society for Ethical Culture Pianos • Rocksoff Boat Cruise • Slipper Room • SOBs • Southpaw • Spirit Town Hall • Studio 508 • Symphony Space • Theater at Madison Square Garden • Tonic • Village Vanguard

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Also there has been plenty of confusion regarding Intonation and Pitchfork’s summer festivals, let’s get that all cleared up. Greg Kot, Music writer for the Chicago Tribune, reports on Intonation, Pitchfork, and Lollapalooza, all coming to Chicago within a month’s time. Here’s the article, and I’ve quoted him below.

By Greg Kot
Published March 10, 2006

Lineups for three major summer music festivals are starting to take shape.The Intonation Music Festival will return to Chicago’s Union Park on June 24-25 with The Streets and Bloc Party headlining the indie-rock event, which drew 30,000 people last year. Tickets will be $20, or $35 for a two-day pass. A limited number of two-day passes for $25 will go on sale Monday at www.intonationmusicfest.com.Tickets ($20, or a two-day pass for $30) for the Pitchfork Music Festival, to be held July 29-30 in Union Park, went on sale this week through pitchforkmedia.com.

The Chicago-based Internet music magazine last year ran Intonation, but this summer is running its own festival with former Intonation talent buyer Mike Reed. The festival will include 36 artists from the indie-rock, rap and electronic worlds, including Spoon, Yo La Tengo, Mission of Burma, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Mountain Goats, The National, Jens Lekman, Tapes `n Tapes and Hot Machines.

Also in the works is the 2006 Chicago International House Music Festival, July 22 and 23 at the Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island. Headliners will include renowned deejays Frankie Knuckles and David Morales and singers Jocelyn Brown and Barbara Tucker. The event will include some of the most celebrated figures in Chicago house music, including Jaime Principle, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Ralphi Rosario, Lady D and Andre Hatchett, according to promoters.

In addition, the 130-band lineup for Lollapalooza, Aug. 4-6 in Grant Park, will be announced Thursday, promoters said. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have already said they will be among the headliners.

That’s all for today, time for happy hour!

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  1. satisfied 75

    soulive put on a good show. drunken stoned dance party action.

  2. Spread the word- An amazing blues concert is taking place March 15@Town Hall NYC @ 8 pm featuring Elvin Bishop(Paul Butterfield Blues Band),Pinetop Perkins(Muddy Waters Band),Carey Bell and Yosi Piamenta’s Heavenly Jams Band featuring Yonrico Scott on drums(Derek Trucks Band).Expect members of the Allman Brothers Band to make guest appearances. Othiel Burbidge has released a live CD with Yosi and they are quite tight. Derek Trucks is expected to show up to jam with the guys as well. Pinetop and Elvin will be guests at the Allman Brothers show on March 14th. One big happy family. Tickets are from $37.50 but students and seniors can buy balcony seats at the box office for $30.00 and all holders of Allman Brothers concert tickets are entitled to a $7.50 discount. Time Out New York says that this is the best blues line up to appear in NYC in over a year and is a show that shouldnt be missed.