Daily Archives: March 22, 2017

Riksha Releases "Five Stages of Numb" Video

Riksha has released a video for “Five Stages of Numb”. Check it out right HERE. http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News


Astra the 22s Discuss the Creature of Paris’ Love

Indie rock duo Astra the 22’s, have got a new song turned single for “Creature” off their forthcoming EP “Paris Love”. The duo took the time to discuss said single, EP and their future. 1. …Read More


Warped Tour 2017 Line-Up and Tour Dates Revealed

Warped Tour 2017 edition has revealed it’s line up and out dates, which can all be found below! JOURNEYS LEFT FOOTAttila (6/16 – 7/2, 7/6 – 8/6)Bowling For Soup (6/27 – 7/2, 7/26, 7/27, 7/29, …Read More


Depeche Mode trará sua "Global Spirit Tour" à América Latina em março de 2018

http://rockbands.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/2017/03/Live_Nation_Depeche_Mode_PT.jpg?p=captionBEVERLY HILLS, Califórnia, 22 de março de 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pela primeira vez em nove anos, o Depeche Mode fará uma turnê pela América Latina, trazendo seu deslumbrante show ao vivo para fãs que não viam a banda desde a Tour of the Universe de 2009.
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Rufus Wainwright Plots Orchestral Show for Cuban Fan Experience

Rufus Wainwright unveiled plans for an eclectic fan experience, “Wainwright Libre,” in Havana, Cuba. During the four-night event, scheduled September 21st to 25th, the singer-songwriter will perform two concerts: a private, solo show and a public event featuring a full orchestra and local musicians.

In a statement announcing the endeavor, Wainwright praised the country’s culture and expressed his excitement about the orchestral collaboration. “I’ve played with orchestras all over the world, and it’s a very powerful experience that I’m excited to try in Havana,” he said. “Cuba is a complete and utter revelation in terms of its historical treasures, vibrant presence and interesting future.”

“I can’t wait to explore this amazing culture with you,” he wrote on the event’s official website. “I think it’s important to remain open and proactive about sharing who we are as a society, engaging in cultural exchanges, learning about other people, and really enhancing America’s reputation as ambassadors.”

The guest list for the orchestral show includes singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, the subject of HBO Latina documentary The Poet of Havana, and a previous collaborator with artists like Dave Matthews and Jackson Browne.

“The Rufus in Havana” website details the entire fan experience, which includes cigar and rum tastings, rhumba and salsa dance parties, visits with Cuban visual artists, additional concerts from local musicians and a Cuban music workshop led by Interactivo’s Roberto Carcasses. 

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Watch Lecrae, Ty Dolla $ign Hang With Family in 'Blessings' Video

Lecrae looks back at his humble beginnings in the low-key video for Ty Dolla $ign collaboration “Blessings.” The Grammy-winning Christian rapper hangs out at home with his family and friends, who play cards and pick-up basketball.

“I remember pushin’ mama’s little white Hyundai with no gas money,” Lecrae reflects over a skittering trap beat. “I just bought a car, cash money/ I ain’t even tryna brag on it/ I just tell it how it really is.” Ty interjects on the silky chorus, proclaiming that every loss in life fuels a lesson.

The Texas-born Lecrae recently spoke to Rolling Stone about breaking through to a wider audience by collaborating with Ty. “I had just been a fan of his work then I came to find out he was a mutual fan of my work,” he said. “I sent him a couple records. He liked some of them, and ‘Blessings’ was the one that stuck.”

“Blessings” will appear on Lecreae’s upcoming eighth LP, due out later this year. The single follows 2014’s Anomaly and his breakthrough release, 2012’s Gravity, which peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 and won Best Gospel Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. 

Rapper Lecrae sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about his single “Blessings” and faith’s place in hip-hop.

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'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary' to have its Alabama Premiere at The University of Alabama, Birmingham

http://rockbands.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/2017/03/CreateBirmingham_Logo.jpg?p=captionBIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The City of Birmingham will be the site of an advance Alabama screening of the critically acclaimed Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, on Saturday, March 25, at 7:00pm. The film will be screened at what was formerly the 2nd…


Run the Jewels Drop Acid in Police Lineup in 'Legend Has It' Video

Run the Jewels make the worst of a bad situation in their new video for “Legend Has It,” which finds the duo standing in a police lineup while tripping on acid.

In the clip, Killer Mike and El-P drop tabs of LSD while waiting to take their spots in a police lineup. When the lineup happen, the duo hallucinate a room full of duplicates and doppelgängers (and a guy in a full body cast holding a balloon) who help Run the Jewels perform the track. Soon after, the police are shown stacking the deck against the duo to ensure a positive identification by a witness.

“This video is a worst nightmare scenario,” Run the Jewels said in a statement. “High on acid and caught in the system. Pitted against icons of innocence in a police line up that doesn’t feel real. No bunnies were hurt in the making of this video.”

Director Brian Beletic, who previously helmed El-P’s “Deep Space 9mm” video, added, “The video for ‘Legend Has It’ plays with the theme of ‘Guilty until proven innocent.’ We live in a world where the stronger the truth, the greater the opposition. In this story, El-P and Killer Mike are in a police lineup and the cards are stacked heavily against them. But why is that?”

Run the Jewels recently performed “Legend Has It” on The Tonight Show. El-P and Killer Mike will spend the summer touring in support of their Run the Jewels 3, including a stop at the just-announced Lollapalooza.

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Spoon Extend Massive North American 'Hot Thoughts' Tour

Spoon announced a new batch of concert dates in support of their new LP Hot Thoughts. The tour starts at the end of April and now stretches into September. 

After a two-week Southeastern U.S. trek this spring and a month-long jaunt through Europe, Spoon return to North America for a tour that kicks off at Louisville, Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival.

In total, the band will spend 30 dates in the U.S. and Canada. The tour concludes September 15th in St. Paul, Minnesota. Check out Spoon’s website for ticket information.

Spoon Tour Dates

April 28 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric
April 29 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
May 1 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
May 2 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
May 3 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
May 5 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
May 6 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
May 7 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
May 9 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
May 11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
July 14-16 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
July 15-16 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Festival
July 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union
July 19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion
July 21 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
July 23 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
July 25 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
July 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Indoors
July 28 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
July 29 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavillion (XPoNential Music Festival)
July 30 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
August 1 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
August 8 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
August 9 – Bellevue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheater
August 19 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
August 20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
August 22 – Savannah, GA @ Lucas Theater for the Arts
August 23 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
August 28 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
August 30 – Edmonton, AB @ Windspear Centre
August 31 – Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall
September 2 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl
September 5 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
September 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
September 8 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
September 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
September 14 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
September 15 – Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theater

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Robbie Robertson Remembers 'Original Guitar God' Chuck Berry

One of the most indelible moments in Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll, Taylor Hackford’s 1986 documentary on Chuck Berry, finds Robbie Robertson leafing through a scrapbook of various photos, ticket stubs and other Berry memorabilia and discussing the rock & roll pioneer’s process and legacy. “I tried to tell a story. It came from poetry,” Berry tells Robertson about his early lyrics. “Poetry portrays a scene or a story and that’s where my lyrics would originate from.”

Following Berry’s death Saturday, Robertson shared a poignant tribute to the singer-guitarist detailing the movie, corralling Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Berry for a reunion show and a memorable visit to St. Louis to see his idol. 

Through the years, I’ve had several classic rendezvous with the father of rock & roll. I was the original musical director and creative consultant for the Chuck Berry movie Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll. After a couple of meetings with Chuck, I realized that he didn’t like being structured or musically directed so I wisely asked Keith Richards to take on that responsibility.

I loved Chuck and had a deep appreciation for him being one of the originators of rock & roll guitar and a brilliant poet. We ended up doing a thing for the movie where he recited poetry and I accompanied him on guitar. It was beautiful and his memory for poems totally impressed me. We laughed about how in school you could get your butt kicked for liking poetry. He said what turned that around for him was the beat generation.

Some years ago, I put together a gathering of the surviving founding fathers of rock & roll in New Orleans. We had Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and, of course, Chuck Berry. Just to see the four of them sitting there side by side was enough to take your breath away. This was IT! These four gentlemen made music that changed the world. I was so excited about this summit that I brought my son, Sebastian, to witness the event. ONCE IN A LIFETIME. 

My friend Steve Bing flew us to pick up Jerry Lee in Memphis. Little Richard came in on his bus. Chuck insisted on traveling separately with his son Charles. Fats lives in NOLA so all we needed was a meeting place. I had convinced Jann Wenner, the chairman of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, that we needed to film this. So he put the production in motion. Peter Guralnick, the great music writer, came in to interview the four legends. It was hilarious, awkward, touching, sometimes competitive, paranoid and priceless. Proving once again you can’t wrangle cats. Especially the hippest, coolest cats like this group.

Just a few years ago, I had the opportunity to stop in St. Louis with some friends and visit Chuck. He was playing a gig that night at a club in town. Just to see him still taking the stage at his age was a momentous occasion. His daughter, Ingrid, and his son Charles were performing with him and had his back. In the dressing room, Ingrid said, “Oh dad, dad, you gotta hear Robbie’s song ‘Somewhere Down The Crazy River.'” Chuck smiled and said, “I like that title, you know why? Cuz that’s where I live, down the crazy river.” He laughed and patted me on the back. 

I was so glad to see the original guitar god one more time. My son Sebastian had said to me, back in New Orleans, “Did you see his hands? Did you see those fingers? No wonder he can play like that. So much music came out of those hands. Wow!”

I heard that NASA had sent a copy of Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” up into outer space. Probably in case aliens from another world heard it. That would tell them something about us earthlings. And maybe … all they needed to know.

Bless his soul.

With love,
Robbie Robertson

Hear memorable Chuck Berry collaborations, featuring Keith Richards, Etta James and many more.

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