Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Page West Coast Tour

Page McConnell justed added a few Left Coast dates to his tour. He will be making stops in California, Portland, Seattle, and Colorado starting on July 6th.
Page McConnell West Coast Tour Dates:
7.06 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
7.07 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
7.08 High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
7.10 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
7.11 Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
7.12 Neumo's, Seattle, WA
7.14 Belly Up, Aspen, CO
7.16 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
Tickets are available through a real time presale at . Pre-sale ends Thursday, May 31st for some dates and June 1st for others. Visit for complete details.

Monday, May 28, 2007

2007 Bonnaroo Schedule

Beck's Puppet Show at 2006 Bonnaroo
(Photo by Pauly)

We here at Coventry will be missing out on Bonnaroo this year. To view our multi-media coverage of last year's event check out:
Bonnaroo: Part 1
Bonnaroo: Part 2

Pauly's Bonnaroo Photo Gallery

Recaps & Setlists:
Bonnaroo Part I: Thursday Arrival
Bonnaroo Part II: Fanfuckingtastic Friday
Bonnaroo Part III: Superlicious Saturday
Bonnaroo Part IV: Sunday Finale
Sadly, both Change100 and I will be in Las Vegas covering the World Series of Poker for Poker News. Molly has to teach summer school and The Joker took a new job in Denver. We'll miss out on The Police reunion and are pretty bummed about that. Although we got to see Langerado... it's still not like the fun and epic times we had last June at Bonnaroo.

By the way, the schedule for 2007 Bonnaroo has been announced. Click here to check out the schedule.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

MMW Tour Dates and News

Martin, Wood & Medeski at Langerado
(Photo by Pauly)

Medeski, Martin, and Wood are back on tour this summer playing by themselves, with John Scofield, and a few other side projects such as The Wood Brothers, The Johns (John Medeski & John Scofield), and MAGO (Billy Martin & John Medeski). MAGO will be performing at Bonnaroo on Friday June 15th.

MMW will be playing more side projects than shows this summer with the original trio.
MMW Trio Tour Dates:
5.24.07 Richmond, VA @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
5.25.07 Clarks Grove, MN @ Festi De Bella Luna
5.26.07 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp - LATE NIGHT SHOW
5.27.07 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp
6.10.07 Lawrence, KS @ Wakarusa
8.17.07 Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
8.18.07 Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music Series

MSMW recently toured Tokyo and the shows have been sizzling. The fusion of John Scofield's guitar is a delicious mix with MMW.

In April, Out Louder was released in Japan and Europe. There's a bonus disc that features live cyts from a gig at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City. They were recorded in November 2006 by David Kent. They are crisp and sound amazing.

I wish I didn't have to work in Las Vegas this summer because I'd love to hit the road and see several different Jazz Festivals all over Europe with MSMW head lining.
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood Summer Schedule:
6.27.07 Toronto, Ontario @ Toronto Jazz Festival
6.28.07 Montreal, Quebec @ Montreal Jazz Festival
7.2.07 Karlsrule, Germany @ Tollhaus
7.3.07 Budapest, Hungary @ Millenaris
7.4.07 Vienna, Austria @ The WUK
7.5.07 Lugano, Switzerland @ Lugano Festival Jazz
7.6.07 Porto, Portugal @ Casa da Musica
7.7.07 Burjasso, Spain @ Auditorio Casa de la Cultura
7.8.07 Barcelona, Spain @ Amfiteatre Grec
7.9.07 Oslo, Norway @ North Sea Jazz Cruise
7.10.07 Frederiksberg, Denmark @ Haveselskab
7.11.07 Warsaw, Poland @ Akwarium Jazz Club
7.12.07 Gent, Belgium @ Blue Note Festival
7.13.07 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Cruise
7.14.07 Sete, France @ Jazz a Sete
7.15.07 London, England @ Barbican
7.16.07 Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7.26.07 Park City, UT @ Deer Valley Resort
7.31.07 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Jazz Fest
8.1.07 Detroit, MI @ Detroit Jazz Festival
9.2.o7 Turin, NY @ Moedown

The Johns: John Medeski & John Scofield

After MSMW plays several of their European gigs in July, John Medeski will continue on a tour of Europe with John Scofield for another week of shows in Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. They will be adding drummer Adam Deitch to two Colorado shows in August. Don't miss The Johns.
The Johns Summer Tour Dates:
7.18.07 Munich, Germany @ Bayerischer Hof
7.20.07 Vitoria, Spain @ Festival de Jazz de Vittoria
7.21.07 Stockholm, Sweden @ Fasching
7.22.07 Pori, Finland @ Pori Jazz Festival
7.23.07 Arendal, Norway @ Ardenal Jazz & Blues Festival
8.1.07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre (w/ Adam Deitch)
8.3.07 Telluride, CO @ Telluride Jazz Festival (w/ Adam Deitch

The Wood Brothers are one of my favorite duos. The first time I caught them was in NYC at Roseland Ballroom when they opened up for Trey Anastasio Band. We caught their performance at Bonnaroo last year and they did not dissapoint. The brothers are working on a new album and will be playing their new tunes this summer along with some old favorites.
The Wood Brothers Tour Dates:
6.8.07 Davenport, IA @ The Redstone Room
6.9.07 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
6.10.07 Lawrence, KS @ Wakarusa
6.15.07 Amagansette, NY @ Stephen Talkhouse
6.16.07 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
6.17.07 Philadelphia, PA @ The World Cafe
6.18.07 Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head
6.19.07 Haddon Heights, NJ @ Sundown Music Series
8.4.07 Boring, OR @ Pickathon Roots Festival
8.8.07 New York, NY @ Madison Square Park
8.23.07 Buffalo, NY @ Thursday at The Square

Before we end this post, how about a quick video montage of MMW's set from Langerado?

Click here to view Medeski Martin & Wood's set from Langerado.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Galactic Tour Dates and New Hip Hop Album

Bobby Mac and Jeff from last summer's Boulder, CO show

At Vegoose last October, Galactic mentioned something about working on a hip hop album. It's going to be out soon. From The Corner To The Block features Galactic perfomring with different MCs and DJs including The Coup's Boots Riley, Lyrics Born, Digable Planets' Ladybug Mecca, Juvenile and Jurassic 5's Chali 2na.

Here's the complete track listing for the new album:
1. I Got It (What You Need?) with Lyrics Born
2. ...And I'm Out with Mr. Lif
3. The Corner with Gift of Gab
4. Second and Dryades with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
5. Think Back with Chali 2na
6. Bounce Baby with DJ Z-Trip
7. Hustle Up with Boots Riley
8. Sidewalk Stepper
9. From the Corner to the Block with Juvenile & Soul Rebels Brass Band
10. Squarebiz with Ladybug Mecca and Nino Moschella
11. Tuff Love with Trombone Shorty
12. No Way with Lateef the Truthspeaker
13. Fanfare
14. Find My Home with Vursatyl and Ohmega Watts
It's due out in August.

Here's Galactic summer tour schedule:
5.27.07 Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp @ Three Sisters Park
6.8.07 Lawrence, KS - Wakarusa Festival
6.15.07 Jackson, MS - Jubilee Jam
6.16.07 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
7.6.07 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
7.5.07 High Sierra Music Festival @ Quincy, CA
7.7.07 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
7.8.07 Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
7.10.07 Whitefish, MT @ Central Station
7.12.07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series - FREE
7.13.07 Alta, WY @ Grand Targhee Festival
7.15.07 Copper Mountain, CO @ Trancegression Festival
7.19.07 Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Festival
7.20.07 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
7.21.07 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
8.11.07 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage - FREE
9.22.07 Charleston, SC @ Music & Heritage Festival
The G-Men will be playing several festicals this summer including Wakrusa, Summer Camp, Bonnaroo, the 10K lakes Festical, and The Trancegression Festival. Don't miss their free shows in Central Park in NYC and in Salt Lake Cty.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Jordin Sparks Wins American Idol

17-year old Jordin Sparks of Glendale, AZ won the sixth edition of American Idol Wednesday night, edging out beat-boxer Blake Lewis, 25. For her win, Sparks receives a management contract with 19 Entertainment as well as a recording contract with Sony BMG. She also snagged a red Ford Mustang, I suppose as a token of gratitude for shooting all those retarded music video-style ads for the auto giant (and Idol uber-sponsor) along with her fellow contestants.

Idol's season finale also marked the first time that the program has been granted use of the Beatles' catalog. The two-hour extravaganza featured a series of Beatles hits performed by four of the show's previous winners including Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, and Ruben Studdard.

You can view the Beatles medley below, which includes five covers off of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"-- the title song (Clarkson), " "A Day in the Life" (Hicks), "She's Leaving Home" (Underwood), and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds > A Little Help from My Friends" (Studdard, joined by this season's Top 10).

Click here to view the Beatles medely via RSS feed or Bloglines

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Whitney Museum Goes Hippie

This blurb on Gothamist made me chuckle: The Whitney Goes Hippie.

The Whitney Museum in New York City is celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Summer of Love with an exhibition called Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era which includes underground mags, light shows, paintings, sculptures, album covers, posters, and concert films from 1965. If you are NYC, check it out. It opened today and runs through September 16th.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Trey Cancels 10K Lakes Festival

According to latest blurb TREY CANCELS 10K LAKES APPEARANCE is self-explanatory. They sai the reason of the cancelation was "due to circumstances beyond control."

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Page McConnell to Play High Sierra Festival

Page will be performing at the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA this summer. The dates of the festival are July 5-8th.

Here's the HS lineup:
Page McConnell
Yonder Mountain String Band
Leftover Salmon Reunion
the Disco Biscuits
Drive-By Truckers
Les Claypool
Del McCoury Band
Xavier Rudd
Chris Thile & The How to Grow a Band featuring Bryan Sutton
Mavis Staples
Tea Leaf Green
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Martin Sexton
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
The Slip
Anders Osborne Band featuring Kyle Hollingsworth
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Strings For Industry featuring Darol Anger, Tony Furtado, Scott Law, Tye North and Carlton Jackson
The Waybacks
Brett Dennen
Hot Buttered Rum
Hot 8 Brass Band
Garaj Mahal
The New Mastersounds
Papa Mali
Carolyn Wonderland
Patrice Pike
I'll have to skip this year. Looks like a solid lineup with Yonder, Galactic, ALO, and the Leftover Salmon reunion.

Monday, May 21, 2007

O.A.R. Live from MSG DVD Trailer

O.A.R. Live from Madison Square Garden's DVD is being released on June 5th.

You can also click here to view the trailer.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Shiny Toy Guns Photos

Flipchip over at Las Vegas Vegas went to see Shiny Toy Guns play at the Joint at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night. He posted several amazing photos.

Check out his Shiny Toy Guns photos.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Fishman to Play with Yonder at Red Rocks

Yonder Mountain String band will be playing Red Rocks this summer with a special guest... Jon Fishman from Phish. I saw the blurb over at Partyin' Peeps.

That looks like a kick ass show that also feautres Rodrigo y Gabriela. No word on whether Fish will bust the moo moo out of retirement.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Toubab Krewe Summer Tour

Toubab Krewe is hitting the road this summer for a new tour starting off at the Lowertown Art and Music Festival in Paducah, KY on May 25th and ending in September.

They will be playing several music festivals including: Summer Camp, Asheville Music Jamboree, Wakarusa, High Sierra, 10,000 Lakes and Wall to Wall Guitar.

Here is Toubab Krewe's summer tour schedule:
5.25 Paducah, KY @ Lowertown Art and Music Festival
5.26 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp 2007
5.29 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
5.30 Columbus, OH @ The Basement/House of Crave
5.31 Knoxville, TN @ Sundown in the City w/ Ozomatli
5.31 Knoxville, TN @ World Grotto
6.01 Horse Shoe, NC @ Asheville Music Jamboree
6.02 Athens, GA @ Melting Point
6.03 Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar
6.06 St.Louis, MO @ Lucas School House
6.07 Lawrence, KS @ Wakarusa
6.08 Lawrence, KS @ Wakarusa
6.13 Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi's Half Note
6.14 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
6.15 Denver, CO @ Quixote's True Blue
6.16 Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Company
6.17 Flagstaff, AZ @ Mogollon Brewery
6.19 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
6.20 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
6.22 San Diego, CA @ Winston's Beach Club
6.23 San Diego, CA @ Ocean Beach Fair
6.23 Los Angeles, CA @ Fais Do-Do
6.24 Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO
6.27 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
6.28 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley
6.30 San Francisco, CA @ 12 Galaxies
7.06 Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7.07 Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7.10 Caspar, CA @ Caspar Inn
7.13 Seattle, WA @ High Dive
7.14 Portland, OR @ Goodfoot Lounge
7.18 Jackson, WY @ Mangy Moose
7.19 Big Sky, MT @ Meadow Village Pavilion
7.21 Detroit Lakes, MN @ 10,000 Lakes Festival
7.27 Floyd, VA @ Floyd Festival
7.28 Floyd, VA @ Floyd Festival
8.18 Governor's Island, NY @ In the Pocket Concert Series
9.13 Urbana, IL @ Wall to Wall Guitar Festival
The band recently played the legendary Festival of the Desert in Essakane, Mali, which happens to be the most remote music festival in the world.

Here's what I got in a press release:
Since forming in early 2005, the magnetic instrumental quintet has been credited with bridging the gap between West African and American music unlike any group before them, winning a diverse and devoted following and international acclaim from the New York Times, Global Rhythm, Relix, fRoots, NPR and more. Members of the group developed their unique sound over the course of numerous extended trips to Mali, Guinea, and Ivory Coast, where they immersed themselves in the local culture and studied and performed with luminaries such as Lamine Soumano, Vieux Kante, Madou Dembele and Koungbanan Conde.
Here's the band's official website and check out their myspace page.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Phishy News

For all you hardcore Phisheads, there are now Phish ringtones available through Verizon. (

For all you ice cream junkies, Phish food recently turned 10 years old! Yikes. (

Did you dig Phish circa 1999? Then check out a few samples of one of their epic shows from Chula Vista on 9.19.99. (Live Music Blog)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Phish on Letterman: Heavy Things

Phish appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman back in May 2000. They performed Heavy Things. Here's the video:

Click here to view the video.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Trey to Play 10K Lakes Festival

They announced the lineup and schedule of the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on Wednesday, July 18 through Saturday, July 21. Looks like Trey Anastasio Band will be the closing act on the main stage on Saturday, July 21. As far as I know, that's the only gig on Trey's schedule after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of pharmies.

Click here to see a schedule courtesy of JamBase.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Widespread Panic Summer Tour Dates

Image courtesy of Dan Vann

Panic is touring this summer and I'll only be able to see their show in Las Vegas. They have some epic runs such as three at Red Rocks and three at the Backyard along with two nights at Radio City in NYC. Stop by their website to find out special pre-sale dates.

6.09 Lawrence, KS @ Wakarusa Music Festival
6.14 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6.22 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6.23 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6.24 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6.28 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
6.29 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
6.30 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
7.01 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Concerts in the Park
7.03 Las Vegas, NV @ Aladdin Theatre (at Planet Hollywood)
7.06 Austin, TX @ The Backyard
7.07 Austin, TX @ The Backyard
7.08 Austin, TX @ The Backyard
7.10 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfest Amphitheatre
7.13 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
7.14 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
7.15 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
7.17 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
7.18 Boston, MA @ Fleet Pavilion
7.20 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
7.21 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
7.22 Bethel Woods, NY @ Bethel Woods
7.24 Wallingford, CT @ Chevrolet Theatre
7.26 Portsmouth, VA @ Ntelos Pavilion
7.27 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7.28 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Monday, May 07, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Trey's Bender: Spun Like an Antelope

I got a tip on this gem: Trey's Bender: "And the Light Shines On, You know we all Ride On." The author is Stan Gable's The Ghosts of Wayne Fontes blog. Good shit.

Trey's a stone cold junkie. He's one of my heros, but he blew it. He could have been gearing up for a summer tour but instead he fucked the pooch on this one.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Page McConnell: Not So Strange Design

Check out this great article Page McConnell: On His Own Two Feet written by Brian Bavosa for Jambase. I love the picture of Phish circa 1985. Nice hair, guys.