Category: Music + TV News

Americana Music Awards Streaming Tonight. Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes, JTE, Kasey Chambers, John Hiatt, Jason Isbell and more on hand.

Posted 12 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

The 2012 Americana Music Awards will be streamed live tonight. You can catch the entire show beginning at 8ET, 7CT Sharp!  We have the links below. The performer list includes the best and brightest icons and rising stars: Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes, Booker T. Jones, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Deep Dark Woods, Hayes Carll with Cary Ann Hearst, Guy Clark, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, John Hiatt, Justin Townes Earle, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Punch Brothers, Tom T. Hall with Lee Ann Womack and Peter Cooper, Robert Ellis, Sarah Jarosz, The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, and an all-star finale tribute to Levon Helm. The list of Americana luminaries extends to the presenters of the awards featuring The Civil Wars,...

Karl Wallinger (World Party) Performs Four Live Tunes for WYEP Radio.

Posted 06 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

  My guess is that the super talented Karl Wallinger is looking forward to a full tour in the spring with a full band version of World Party. Until then he’s doing a small solo tour also billed as World Party. That tour saw him recently land in Pittsburgh, Pa and more specifically WYEP Radio Station. He performed four songs live for their listening audience. They were “Is It Like Today?” “Put The Message In The Box,” “Is It Too Late?” and lastly “Waiting Such a Long Time.” You can hear the four tunes on the station’s website. Here’s a link.  Check out this 1993 interview/performance as well. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via...

Hall/Oates 2012 “I CAN Go For That” T-Shirts Available. Check These Out As Well as other Cool Stuff.

Posted 05 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

  Are you getting tired of all the political banter? Are you in a swing-state and every commercial break has candidates telling you how the other side is full of crap?  Do you feel disenfranchised and would like to be able to support a ticket that you believe in? Would you like to tell everyone you see about that ticket? If you said yes to two or more of those questions, then we have the T-Shirts or magnets for you. has announced that along with their usual array of cool shirts that they’ve added a couple of classic rock favorites as well. Available is a classic, Hall/Oates 2012 “I CAN Go For That” T-shirt and also some goodies...

Peter Gabriel Responds To “So” 25th Anniversary Box Set Criticism

Posted 02 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

  Peter Gabriel has been receiving some criticism for the box set of the 25rh anniversary addition of his classic album So.  It seems that many outspoken people are not happy with what was chosen to be included in the package. Peter’s  letter below is a directed response to a specific piece that was written by Paul Sinclair of, a website that is as they put it nicely “the music blog for enthusiasts who crave deluxe editions, super deluxe editions, box sets and love holding the music in their hands… — Larry Carta   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

New Bob Dylan Song Premiers. See the Video for “Duquesne Whistle,” the First Single From “Tempest”

Posted 27 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News

    NPR has debuted the newest Bob Dylan song. It’s called Duquesne Whistle and is the first track on Dylan’s upcoming album, Tempest. Tempest will be released on Columbia Records on the 50th anniversary of Bob first album, also on Columbia. It was produced by Jack Frost and will feature ten new original Dylan tracks. Preorders are being taken now via iTunes and Amazon. Give the new song a listen. “Duquesne Whistle” Here’s the track listing Duquesne Whistle – 5:43 Soon After Midnight – 3:45 Narrow Way – 6:08 Long and Wasted Years -4:11 Pay In Blood – 5:09 Scarlet Town – 4:53 Early Roman Kings – 9:06 Tin Angel – 2:50 Tempest – 14:00 Roll On John – 5:12...

Donald Fagen to Release New Album “Sunken Condos” on October 16th

Posted 26 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News

  Donald Fagen’s fourth solo album for Reprise Records, Sunken Condos, will be released on Tuesday, October 16 2012. His first three solo albums, The Nightfly, Kamakiriad and Morph the Cat comprised the project known as the Nightfly Trilogy. Sunken Condos begins a new chapter in the creative evolution of this innovative artist, whose career is still going strong after forty years. The nine tracks on Sunken Condos were co-produced by Michael Leonhart and Donald. All but one track, an Ashkenazi recasting of Isaac Hayes’ Out of the Ghetto, are new Fagen originals. Some familiar names from the Steely Dan family of players are on hand (Jon Herington, the Steely Dan horns, Freddie Washington) plus some new faces. The word is that, from now on, everything Donald does has got...

NBC News Mistakenly Reports the Death of ‘Astronaut Neil Young’

Posted 25 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News

    “First Man on the Harvest Moon!” – Stephen Dalrymple NBC News were the first to report the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong, which is obviously a huge story, but in the frenzy to get the first full story up on their website they made a mistake in their headline. They originally reported the death of ‘Astronaut Neil Young’. NBC News first reported Armstrong’s death in a tweet . That’s where most people first heard the news. Armstrong’s wife Carol told NBC’s Jay Barbree about her husband’s passing  and that’s how word got out. Barbree broke the story, and he’s getting praised  for it. In the minutes after, the NBC News website was frantically trying to get their story up. In their haste, a mistake was...

Global Digital Music Sales To Top $8.6 Billion In 2012

Posted 25 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News

  Online streaming revenues will grow at almost five times the rate of download revenues in 2012, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest Global Recorded Music Forecast. Streaming revenues will increase 40 percent in 2012 – to $1.1 billion – whilst download revenues will increase by 8.5 percent to $3.9 billion. Therefore, streaming services will take over as the leading revenue growth engine for the music industry in 2012, generating an extra $311 million – $8 million more than downloads at $303 million. Overall digital (including mobile)1 music spending will increase by 17.8 percent ($1.3 billion) in 2012 to $8.6 billion compared to a 12.1 percent decline ($1.9 billion) in packaged sales. This means that digital music will increase its...

REPORT: “Extremely Intoxicated” Randy Travis Hospitalized After Fight In Church Parking Lot.

Posted 24 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News

  Please, it’s time to get this man some help. TMZ is reporting that Randy Travis has found himself in trouble again, and yes, alcohol once again appears at the center of the problem. In this case Travis was cited for simple assault, a Class C misdemeanor. For the third time this year he has been arrested or cited for a drinking related incident. This time is was an early-morning fight with a man in a church parking lot where he was described to be “extremely intoxicated.”  Police also referred to him as being “the aggressor” in the altercation. The church has now been identified as the  Preston Wood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Several sources are reporting that Travis was hospitalized,...

“Love For Levon” Concert to Be Held in Honor of Levon Helm on October 3rd

Posted 23 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News

  (Setlist and Videos From Show Here) October 3rd has been announced as the date for the “Love For Levon” concert. The show will be held at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Taking the stage will be The Levon Helm Band, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, Gregg Allman, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, Robert Randolph and Joe Walsh. Musical Director responsibilities will be handled by The Levon Helm Band’s Larry Campbell and famed producer Don Was.  Surprise guests are expected as well. Proceeds will be donated to the Levon Helm’s Woodstock New York studio and concert hall where the...

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