Daryl Hall continues to unearth promising new and emerging talent on his critically acclaimed, award-winning web series Live from Daryl’s House, now available on over-the-air syndication and Viacom’s high-definition music channel Palladia, and this month is no different. For the 58th edition of the show, Daryl welcomes breakout soul/R&B newcomer Nick Waterhouse, a native Southern Californian, who has received raves for his independently released vinyl 45, “Some Place,” on his own Pres label. The latest episode premieres Sept. 15 at www.lfdh.com.
Daryl and the 25-year-old singer-songwriter perform a rollicking cover of Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack,” along with Hall’s “Problem with You,” the final track on his recent Verve Music Group solo album, Laughing Down Crying. The two also join in on Waterhouse’s breakthrough single, “Some Place,” as well as three more originals in “Say I Wanna Know,” “Time’s All Gone” and “If I Want Trouble,” from his upcoming album debut, Time’s All Gone. Everyone then gathered for an intimate Maryland-style crab boil, cooking up, then enjoying, a meal of Baltimore crab rolls and crab cakes.
Waterhouse, whose retro vocal style and stylized look has been compared to original rockers Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly as well as neo-soulsters Mark Ronson, Mayer Hawthorne, Amy Winehouse, Charles Bradley, Allen Stone and Sharon Jones, was pumped to be part of Live from Daryl’s House. “Playing and hanging out with Daryl was simultaneously beyond belief and totally natural… just playing music. Any nerves I had went out the door eight bars in when I saw that we were all in the same pocket.”
He also added: “Daryl’s a real soulful, smart cat, and was totally open and warm as a host. The man, the band, and his whole family really showed me a great time, something I will remember for days and years to come.”
For Nick Waterhouse, it all began with a single vinyl 45, “Some Place,” which he recorded with “a band of twenty something kids” and sax player Ira Raibon, a veteran of some of the same bands which produced the kind of lost classics that the singer-songwriter attempted to emulate. The release sold out shortly after it was released, and now changes hands for upwards of $300 on eBay for the rare copy. A fan of “vintage, over-modulated R&B…a time-honored tradition that evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday,” Waterhouse recorded on magnetic tape direct to mono on the same Gold Star Studios lathe once used by Phil Spector and the Beach Boys. “The important thing to me was I did everything myself,” he says. “On my own terms—the way I wanted.” The subject of a June GQ profile and photo spread, Waterhouse begins a tour Sept. 26 in Denver , CO , which runs through Oct. 21 in L.A. at the El Rey Theatre.
Daryl found he had a lot in common with his LFDH guest. “We really bonded over our love of vintage R&B and soul. Nick’s a real scholar of this music, and it turned out to be a great match.”
The past six years have marked a steady stream of superlatives and recognition for Live from Daryl’s House, with Hall receiving a Webby Award for Best Variety series from more than 10,000 entries at the 14th annual ceremony at N.Y.’s Cipriani Wall Street before garnering an O Music Award from MTV last year. A live version of Live from Daryl’s House, featuring Hall and previous show guests Sharon Jones and Allen Stone, just finished its own national tour dates.
Divine Fits has confirmed that it will make its live debut kicking off a trio of shows in the hometowns of members Britt Daniel (Austin TX on August 1), Dan Boeckner (Montreal QC on August 3) and Sam Brown (Columbus OH on August 6).
The live shows follow immediately on the heels of the July 31 release of Divine Fits’ first single “My Love Is Real,” the 7″ vinyl of which features a non-LP B-side cover of Camper Van Beethoven’s “I Was Born In A Laundromat.”
Special golden tickets will be inserted into ten random copies of the “My Love Is Real” single available at select indie retailers in each of these three markets, including Waterloo and End of an Ear in Austin, and Used Kids and Magnolia Thunderpussy in Columbus. Each golden ticket will admit the winner +1 to the Divine Fits show in that city.
For more info on the golden ticket competition, general on sales and personal notes from each band member to his respective hometown, go to http://divinefits.com/
“My Love Is Real” is also available digitally as a stand-alone track or as an instant grat with pre-orders of Divine Fits’ debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits placed at http://divinefits.kungfustore.com/, MergeRecords.com, or iTunes
A Thing Called Divine Fits will be released August 28 in the U.S. on Merge and on Universal in Canada. The record will be out one day earlier in the UK and Europe via Anti-/Epitaph.
Check for further news, updates etc. at http://www.divinefits.com, facebook.com/divinefits or@divinefits on Twitter and Instagram.
DIVINE FITS HEADLINE DATES
Aug 1 Austin, TX @ Beerland
Ticket Link: http://transmission.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?a=1&lid=70789&eid=80056
Aug 3 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Ticket Link: http://web.blueskiesturnblack.com/ticket.php?id=1532
Aug 6 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Ticket Link: http://aceofcups.ticketleap.com/divine-fits–ace-of-cups-august-6th-2012/
Thrillcall, a live event discovery service with exclusive daily offers, today announced its New York City (NYC) launch and partnership with numerous New York venues, giving music fans localized “flash” mobile offers and a complete list of local shows.
Thrillcall, already used by concertgoers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, provides live music offers on its mobile app with insider access to incredible shows every night. Along with mobile purchasing for NYC’s most popular venues, Thrillcall has teamed up with the Big Apple’s renowned festival SummerStage presented by AT&T and the CBGB Festival, to offer music fans VIP access and tickets to this summer’s eclectic lineup.
Thrillcall will hold its official NYC launch party Thursday, June 28. This will include intimate performances by two of New York’s acclaimed artists – a special event not to be missed. This will be the first NYC show sold exclusively through Thrillcall. Show details and tickets will only be available via the Thrillcall app, starting Monday, June 25.
“The live music scene is growing rapidly in New York but people don’t want to plan weeks or months in advance to get good tickets,” said Matthew Tomaszewicz, co-founder of Thrillcall. “We are teaming with a number of venues, artists and promoters to bring exclusive live music offers to New Yorkers. Now last-minute planners can discover local concerts, receive exclusive offers for awesome shows and make a fast and hassle-free purchase.”
Thrillcall exclusive NYC offers will debut starting today. Upcoming show offers include Governor’s Ball (transportation offers via Uber), the Alabama Shakes and Childish Gambino at SummerStage (VIP entry), and a number of exclusive offers for the CBGB Festival.
To see the app in action and to download, go to http://getapp.thrillcall.com/
Thrillcall is the only concert app on your iPhone that you will ever need. Key highlights of the new Thrillcall app include:
· Exclusive “flash” offers with in-app purchase
· Comprehensive and accurate list of local concert listings in every major city
· Built-in map to view the exact location of scheduled live shows
· Social sharing to extend the offer and fun
For more information, please visit http://www.thrillcall.com
Artists Den Entertainment and Universal Music Group will release Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den on 5.1 BluRay and DVD in the US on July 10th. On July 9th, these products will be released internationally under exclusive license through Universal Music Group International. This epic show was filmed as a rare, intimate performance at the historic War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Selections from the show aired nationwide on public television’s Live from the Artists Den, the hit music series featuring acclaimed artists performing in extraordinary settings. Now released in full for the first time, the DVD features bonus interview clips and concert footage not included in the television broadcast, including six Led Zeppelin classics, three of which have never been shown before.
The DVD will also be presented as a featured story and product release for public television’s National Pledge starting July 26th, The series is a production of Artists Den Entertainment in association with WNET New York Public Media, and is distributed by American Public Television.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robert Plant has over 40 years invested in his legendary career in music – and he’s still going strong. In 1967, he formed a group called the Band of Joy with drummer John Bonham, before the two joined with guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones the following year to form the world renowned Led Zeppelin. After his 2007 Raising Sand collaboration with Alison Krauss garnered him six Grammy® Awards (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year), Plant created a new Band of Joy, which features Nashville native Buddy Miller and Artists Den alumna Patty Griffin. Their widely acclaimed album, Band of Joy, was nominated for Best Americana Album and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance at the 2011 Grammy® Awards.
The show was filmed at the magnificent War Memorial Auditorium, a landmark building established in 1925 as a tribute to the thousands of Tennesseans who gave their lives during World War I. A rare snowy day in Nashville set the stage for an even rarer event at the one-of-a-kind venue – a career-spanning concert by icon Plant & the Band of Joy, featuring Led Zeppelin favorites, traditional songs, hits from Plant’s solo catalogue, and new material.
Robert Plant explains the excitement of the evening in his own words in the liner notes included with the DVD:
“Some years back I was propelled by chance, with little planning or expectation into an American way…with a lean and pull into a new direction…voices and harmony, restraint and explosion, tight and loose, great joy in great company….in a blizzard in Nashville. My thanks to one and all for aiding and abetting this exciting bend in the road.”
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den is the sixth concert DVD release from the Artists Den.
Daryl Hall has used his critically acclaimed, award-winning Live from Daryl’s House webcast and nationally syndicated program as a showcase for some of the most exciting emerging talents in the music world, and the 53rd and latest episode, is no exception, featuring Alternative ska-reggae-hip-hop hybrids The Dirty Heads’ Jared “Dirty J” Watson and Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell, premiering April 15 at www.lfdh.com. The show will make its TV debut on April 28th. A touring version of Live from Daryl’s House is now on the road, featuring Hall, Sharon Jones and Allen Stone.
In a six-song set that features Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “Rich Girl” and Daryl’s “Send Me” from his 1993 solo album Soul Alone, the show’s namesake joins The Dirty Heads for four songs, including their 2008 hit, “Lay Me Down,” from their debut album, Any Port in a Storm, a song that spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard Alternative chart, racking up 250k total spins. Daryl, Jared and Dustin also perform “Spread Too Thin,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album, Cabin by the Sea, which has already been added to influential L.A. station KROQ, as well as the title track.
Jared raved: “It was an honor and an amazing time playing music and hanging out with musicians of that caliber. I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
Added Duddy: “It was an incredible experience, just to get the chance to jam with Daryl and his band was an honor.”
Said Daryl: “Playing with these guys was a blast. Their take on “Rich Girl” was certainly a highlight for me.”
It’s that time of year again, and Moe Train’s Tracks is headed to Manchester, TN for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival! King B and The Train will be bringing you a totally new Tracks experience with this year’s coverage. We’ll be blogging on the site as all of the action unfolds over the weekend, as well as getting great interviews with the fest’s top musicians, concert photos and more!
We embark on our trip from Philadelphia and will be arriving in Manchester, TN about 12 (ugh!) hours later. Who knows what the road will hold for us, besides a ridiculously long time on Route 81 (that road SUCKS!), and pure Excelsior insanity! Keep connected to the Tracks by following on Twitter (@MoeTrainsTracks), and watching the site for lots of great updates…
We’ll be camped out by the front of the Bonnaroo arch, so if you see us, come say hi! If we’re not there, we’ll be bouncing around the grounds doing our artist interviews, taking in a ton of shows, and interviewing people in the crowds. We plan on checking out as much of the festival as possible, and we hope to meet as many of you as possible! If you have any great tips about what’s going on at the festival, or just want us to come stop by and hang out.. Message us on Twitter, and we’ll try to stop by!
Bonnaroo has always been one of our favorite festivals to cover and we’re especially looking forward to spreading our Global Domination Tour to Manchester, Tennessee and Bonnaroo!
WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE FARM!!! BONNNNARRRROOOOOOOOOOOO!
- Bonnaroo Live Webcasts (jambase.com)
- Why They Call It… Bonnaroo (spin.com)
- FREE ALBUM! SPIN’s Picks for Bonnaroo 2010 (spin.com)
Some people prefer studio recordings. Some prefer live albums. Should music be enjoyed as “studio perfect” artifacts or “the way music should be heard” in the live form? Either way, it’s a debate which will never be settled. As for The Train? Well, I enjoy a bit of everything. I’m partial to studio recordings, though there are some rare live album gems which very accurately convey the feeling of a concert performance.
These three albums are a few standouts which are on heavy rotation in my sizable music selection:
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live!
It’s no secret that Bob Marley is my favorite and most quintessential artist of all time, and what better soundtrack to the summer/festivals than the smooth skanking of Bob Marley & The Wailers… Inspired yet “feel good” to the utmost, Live! is aural bliss.
For those lucky enough to see Daft Punk perform during 2007 (we saw them in Vegas and Chicago!), you know just how memorable Daft Punk’s live sets are. Not only do the robots perform amazing dance music, but the sensory overload of the pyramid leaves you breathless. Every time I crank up this album, I’m brought right back to the enormously undulating crowds of Vegoose (RIP) and Lollapalooza. One word: Amazing.
Manu Chao – Radio Bemba Sound System
Manu Chao is a performer that spans genres. Punk, ska, reggae, salsa, and any other latin music style that you can imagine are worked into Manu’s manic live sets. Contagiously positive energy emits from the stage during every Manu Chao performance, and Radio Bemba Sound System is one of the finest examples of live embodiment on an album.
Got any favorite live albums? Share em with us!
- Manu Chao Baïonarena [Album] (hangout.altsounds.com)
- Daft Punk’s Fragile From Tron Legacy Leaks (beatcrave.com)
- Santana Supernatural Gets A Make-Over (undercover.com.au)
- 5 reviews of 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (Remastered) (Marley, Bob & Wailers) (rateitall.com)