James Marcus Haney likes to sneak into music festivals, and recently made a film about it. Getting into festivals for free is certainly highlighted in the movie, but there’s so much more to this documentary, which features the power of music, love, friends, new experiences, taking chances, and following your dreams.
Honestly, I loved every minute of it. Maybe it’s because it’s a very entertaining film, or maybe the music, festivals, and photography landed right in my wheel house. Watching the film, I couldn’t help but think of this website I created five years ago, and how fortunate I am have been given the opportunity to cover live so many concerts.
You can watch the MTV documentary No Cameras Allowed above. If you’re looking to kill an hour and a half, check it out. I highly recommend it, and if you can get past the frequent commercial breaks, it’s well worth it.
Tweedy is the project of Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy, and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. Last night they played a two hour show at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, and the evening essentially consisted of three parts: a set of songs from the new album with a full band, a Jeff Tweedy solo acoustic set, and a two-song encore with the band.
The first half hour of the show was all business, as they busted out tunes from the new album. However, about a half into the show, Jeff Tweedy (who was battling a cold) treated the crowd to some very witty banter, taking playful jabs at his son Spencer, Berklee students, a woman with an infectious laugh, and even a woman in the front row who decided to sing along to “You and I”.
The band sounded great, and all in all, a very entertaining evening. If you want to experience what the show was like, feel free watch the full Tweedy Brooklyn 9/23 BAM show here.
Photos and setlist from the Boston show can be seen below. Hospitality (Brooklyn) opened.
Tweedy Setlist (via wilcoworld.net): Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA) 9.26.2014
1 - Nobody Dies Anymore
2 - Fake Fur Coat
3 - Diamond Light Pt. 1
4 - Flowering
5 - Summer Noon
6 - World Away
7 - New Moon
8 - Honey Combed
9 - Desert Bell
10 - Slow Love
11 - Wait For Love
12 - High As Hello
13 - Why Why Why
14 - Love Like a Wire (Diane Izzo cover)
15 - Low Key
Jeff Tweedy Solo
16 - Via Chicago
17 - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
18 - My Darling
19 - Muzzle Of Bees
20 - Hummingbird
21 - You And I
22 - Passenger Side
23 - Jesus, Etc.
24 - I’m the Man Who Loves You
25 - Acuff-Rose (Uncle Tupelo)
26 - Only The Lord Knows (Mavis Staples cover)
27 - California Stars
This November, Neil Young will be releasing a new album titled, Storeytone, and today he shared the new track “Who’s Gonna Stand up”, which you can listen to below. He actually released three different versions of the song - a live version with Crazy Horse, an orchestral version, and solo acoustic.
Neil will play two upcoming sold out Boston shows at the Wang Theatre October 5th and 6th.
Catfish and the Bottlemen Tour Dates
September 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
September 30 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
October 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Milk Boy
October 2 - Washington, DC - DC9
October 3 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
October 5 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
October 6 - Chicago, IL - Shubas
October 7 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
October 8 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
October 10 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
October 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
October 18 - Vancouver, BC - The Electric Owl
October 19 - Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theatre
October 20 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
October 23 - Sacramento, CA - The Assembly
October 24 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
October 25 - Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Life is Beautiful Festival
Weezer will be releasing their new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, October 7th, and have just announced they’ll be playing the entire album in full at a very intimate show at The Sinclair in Cambridge October 24th. The show will be 18+, tickets are $65 (2 ticket limit and will call only), and go on sale to the public this Saturday at 1pm here.
Listen to the new track “Back To the Shack” above and you can preorder the new album here.
Weezer Tour Dates
10-02 San Jose, CA - Event Center at San Jose State University
10-11 Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital 2014
10-16 Phoenix, AZ - The Arizona State Fair
10-24 Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Casino - Grand Theater
10-25 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *
10-26 Boston, MA - The Sinclair *
10-27 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
11-02 San Francisco, CA - Slim’s *
11-06 Pomona, CA - The Glass House *
11-07 Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco *
12-02 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
12-05 Jacksonville, FL - Metropolitan Park
12-07 Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
* playing new album in full
Hozier Releasing Debut Album, Announces 2015 U.S. Tour (House of Blues) and Playing Saturday Night Live
Hozier at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival (photos)
Hozier is Andrew Hozier-Byrn, an Irish musician whose career is really taking off. I remember first writing about him back in May when his beautiful single “Take Me To Church" was starting to gain some attention. He played an intimate show at Cafe 939 (May), the Newport Folk Festival (July), and has an upcoming show at the Paradise Rock Club October 31st (sold out). He’s also just been announced as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live October 11th.
Hozier will release his debut album October 7th and has just announced a 2015 US tour beginning February 6th in Los Angeles and finishing March 14th in Nashville. Locally, he will play the House of Blues March 4th. Tickets go on-sale September 26th at 10:00 am local time. Full dates below.
Hozier 2015 Tour Dates
Feb 6 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theater
Feb 10 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Feb 11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Feb 13 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Feb 14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Feb 15 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
Feb 17 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Feb 18 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Feb 20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Feb 21 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Feb 23 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
Feb 24 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
Feb 25 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
Feb 27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Feb 28 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 2 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
March 3 Montreal, QC Massey Hall
March 4 Boston, MA House of Blues
March 6 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
March 7 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
March 9 Washington, DC Lincoln Theater
March 12 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
March 13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
March 14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Priory are duo Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears (Portland, OR). They’re starting to get some press due to their single “Weekend”, which you can check out above, and they just debuted a new track “Call To Arms”.
The were recently signed to Warner Brothers and expect to release their new album in 2015. In the meantime, they’re playing several shows, with a local stop at The Sinclair in Cambridge October 10th sponsored by radio 92.9. Tickets are a mere .92 cents ($3.62 after fees) and can be purchased here.
On a side note, this is definitely the type of band I could see playing Boston Calling in the spring.
Priory Tour Dates
Sept 21 Eugene, OR - Cozmic
Sept 22 Sacramento, CA - Assembly Hall
Sept 24 Santa Ana, CA - Observatory*
Sept 25 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern*
Sept 26 San Diego, CA - House of Blues*
Sept 28 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom*
Sept 29 Seattle, WA - Showbox at Market*
Oct 2 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre*
Oct 4 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
Oct 6 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall*
Oct 7 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
Oct 8 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live*
Oct 9 Huntington, NY - The Paramount*
Oct 10 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Oct 11 S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Oct 13 Toronto, ON - The Underground
Oct 15 New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge
Oct 20 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
Oct 24 Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful Festival
* w/ The Kooks
Stevie Wonder has announced a tour in which he will perform his classic album, Songs in the Key of Life. The double LP (including a bonus EP) was released in 1976 and spawned several hits such as “Sir Duke”and “Isn’t She Lovely”.
The tour kicks off in NYC, and will hit Boston November 11th at the TD Garden. Tickets for the Boston show go on sale to the public today (Monday) at 10am.
You can stream Songs in the Key of Life in full above.
11.6.14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11.9.14 Washington, DC Verizon Center Sept. 29
11.11.14 Boston, MA TD Garden
11.14.14 Chicago, IL United Center
11.16.14 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
11.20.14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
11.22.14 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Sept. 29
11.25.14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
11.29.14 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Sept. 29
12.3.14 Seattle, WA Key Arena
12.5.14 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena Sept. 29
Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens) has announced his first U.S. tour dates in over 35 years, as part of the “Peace Train…Late Again Tour”. He last toured the United States in 1976 before converting to Islam and adopting the name Yusuf Islam. He was recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and will release a new studio album, Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, October 27th.
Locally, he will play the Wang Theatre in Boston December 7th, and tickets go on sale to the public September 27 at 10 a.m.
Back in the day, Cat Stevens was huge and he created some really beautiful music. Watch a full live concert from 1976 (Williamsburg, VA) below.
Yusif Islam (Cat Stevens) Tour Dates
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)Tour Dates
Dec 01 Toronto ON Massey Hall
Dec 04 Philadelphia PA Tower Theatre
Dec 07 Boston MA Citi Performing Arts Center - Wang Theatre
Dec 09 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre
Dec 12 San Francisco CA The Masonic
Dec 14 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Julian Casablancas + the Voidz will release their new album, Tyranny, next Tuesday, September 23rd via Cult Records. You can stream the album in full a few days early below.