Tuesday, July 31, 2012

'Neil Young Journeys' opens Aug. 3 at Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota (with trailer and tracklist)

Neil Young will be on stage at Burns Court Cinemas in Sarasota starting Friday.

Following director Jonathan Demme’s earlier Young concert films, “Heart of Gold” (2006) and “Trunk Show” (2009), "Journeys" was shot at Massey Hall in Toronto in May 2011, during Young’s solo tour supporting his 2010 album, “Le Noise.”

The concert footage is divided between songs recorded for that album (including a couple outtakes) and classics such as "After the Gold Rush" and "My, My, Hey, Hey (Out of the Blue)."

The concert film also shows Young reminiscing while driving around Omemee, his southern Ontario hometown.

"Journeys" tracklist (courtesy of the Neil Young fansite Bad News Beat)
1. Peaceful Valley Boulevard
2. Ohio
3. Down by the River
4. Sign of Love
5. Rumbling
6. Love and War
7. Leia
8. After the Gold Rush
9. I Believe in You
10. My, My, Hey, Hey (Out of the Blue)
11. You Never Call
12. Hitchhiker
13. Walk With Me Also
*“Helpless” is played while the end credits roll.

—Photo by Declan Quinn/ courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics of  Neil Young onstage in the documentary “Neil Young Journeys,” directed by Jonathan Demme.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Top 10: Bob Dylan songs for Jonah Lehrer

Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of "Imagine: How Creativity Works," resigned today and his latest book has been halted after he admitted inventing quotes by Bob Dylan.

The 31-year-old apparently didn't realize Dylan rarely gives interviews and every word the master singer/songwriter has ever spoken in public has been analyzed by his fans.

Here are some Dylan tunes for Lehrer to enjoy while contemplating his career suicide.

1. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"
2. "Disease of Conceit"
3. "Idiot Wind"
4. "Unbelievable"
5. "Jokerman"
6. "Dignity"
7. "Everything Is Broken"
8. "Honest With Me"
9. "Foot of Pride"
10. "Too Much of Nothing"

—Photo courtesy of Amazon.com.

Wowed by Bradenton Riverwalk: Manatee County landmark looks ready to reopen Oct. 18

I wish we could go for a walk right now.

You won't believe it.

Just beautiful.

That's what I kept telling my fiancee over dinner Thursday at YachtSea Grille.

The restaurant, which I highly recommend for delectable food and drink deals, opened recently in the first floor of the Plaza Del Rio building in downtown Bradenton.

The semi-outdoor dining area will offer rich views of the Bradenton Riverwalk, especially the new sand volleyball courts, when the city landmark reopens Oct. 18.

Earlier Thursday, I took a tour of the 1.5-mile attraction along Manatee County's namesake waterway.

That's what I kept thinking.

Read more.

Photo Gallery: Bradenton Riverwalk Nears Completion 

—Photo: Work continues on the landscaping along the length of the Bradenton Riverwalk. The tower structure at center will be decorated with colorful banners and provide a focal point around which historical postcards will be displayed. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald 

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/25/4128311/bradenton-riverwalk-nears-completion.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, July 27, 2012

Robin Givens says Mike Tyson marriage was 'a lifetime ago'

While actress Robin Givens workshops her new play "Joy in the Morning" with the Manatee Players in Bradenton, ex-husband Mike Tyson will be on Broadway.

The former heavyweight boxing champion of the world's one-man show “Undisputed Truth,” directed by Spike Lee (“Do the Right Thing,” “Malcolm X”), has a 12 show Broadway run starting July 31.

Givens, who appeared in the Broadway production of "Chicago," married Tyson in 1988. She accused him of spousal abuse on national television before the couple divorced about a year later.

Tyson has said in interviews he will be talking about Givens during his Broadway show.

“You know, this I’ll say, it’s so funny because I literally have a child that’s almost the same age I was when I got married” at age 21, Givens said when I interviewed her earlier this month in downtown Bradenton.

“Literally, it’s like for me just a lifetime ago. I don’t, you know, I was a baby so I don’t know how much is (him airing dirty laundry) or whatever. But, literally, it’s funny for me because I look at my son and I’m like I was about that same age."

The Manatee Players will present "Joy in the Morning," which Givens co-wrote and directs, Aug. 2-3 at Riverfront Theatre in downtown Bradenton.

Read more of my Givens interview.

—Publicity photo of Robin Givens.

'Book of Mormon' coming to Straz Center in Tampa for 2013-14 Broadway season

The most highly anticipated national Broadway tour has a date in Tampa.

"The Book of Mormon," winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play Carol Morsani Hall as part of the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013-2014 season.

"The Book of Mormon" features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is cocreator of the long-running hit musical comedy "Avenue Q." The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw ("Monty Python’s Spamalot," "The Drowsy Chaperone") and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

Specific performance dates for the Straz Center engagement will be announced as touring routes are confirmed. Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets when they become available. Season tickets for the 2012-2013 season are available now and may be purchased by calling 813-229-7827 or clicking www.strazcenter.org.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Longboat Key home of Ferrante & Teicher pianist for sale; duo had numerous easy listening hits in the 1960s

A Longboat Key penthouse condominium associated with a musical partnership that produced numerous gold and platinum records could be yours for $2.3 million.

Coldwell Banker has acquired the listing for the 2,500-square-foot unit at the Longboat Key Club belonging to the widow of Arthur Ferrante of Ferrante & Teicher.

The piano duo were one of the top easy listening acts of the 1960s with the singles “Theme From The Apartment,” “Exodus,” “Tonight” and “Midnight Cowboy” all reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's pop chart.

Ferrante & Teicher's instrumental version of the Bob Dylan country tune "Lay Lady Lay" would be the duo's final charting single in 1970.

Arthur Ferrante died on Sept. 19, 2009, at age 88.

The condo at 601 Longboat Club Road (pictured above) has three bedrooms and three baths with views of the Gulf of Mexico.

"It's like walking into a studio back in time with all the gold and platinum records," said Lynne Koy of Coldwell Banker. "It's just a magnificent place with 360 degree views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico."

In 2009, the buildings and property underwent $12 million in renovations.

Arthur Ferrante stands, left, with musical partner Lou Teicher in an undated publicity photo.


The Players Theatre of Sarasota Broadway Series: tickets on sale month sooner

The Players Theatre of Sarasota announced tickets will go on sale a month sooner than anticipated.

Beginning Aug. 1, patrons can purchase individual tickets to the Broadway Series shows “Applause,” “Nunsense,” “Annie,” "Sunset Blvd.,” “9 to 5,” “Harvey” and “Side Show”.

“Tickets for our Broadway Season typically go on sale on September 1, said Michelle Bianchi Pingel, managing director for the community theater company, in a statement. “We have had such an overwhelming demand for single tickets that we decided to back up the date to Wednesday, August 1. I believe our single ticket buyers are nervous that they won’t get a seat, since we had a number of sold out performances this past season.”

Broadway Series tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students. Subscriptions for the Broadway Series range from $60 for three shows to $122.50 for all seven shows.

Details: The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota. Information: 941-365-2494 or www.theplayers.org.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

'Duets' star Jennifer Nettles solo? Sugarland plays Tampa July 27

Singer Jennifer Nettles might be going solo after her win on ABC’s “Duets,” but, for now, at least, she’s happily touring with her Sugarland partner Kristian Bush.

"Kristian and I are very supportive of each other in that way," Nettles told Zap2it when asked about a solo career. "He's been off and writing with everybody on the planet, and obviously I don't have anything on the books right now as far as scheduled to go in, but I hope to be able to do that one day. And we both do actually, so we'll see."

The country duo, padded by plenty of backing musicians, will be bringing hits such as “Stay,” “Already Gone” and “It Happens” to Tampa on Friday as part of the Sugarland tour “In the Hands of the Fans.”

Details: 7:30 p.m. July 27, Ask Gary Amphitheatre, 4802 N. U.S. Highway 301, Tampa. Tickets: $25-$80. Information: 813-287-8844 or www.ticketmaster.com.

—Photo: Jennifer Nettles at the CMA Music Awards on Nov. 9, 2011. Credit: Harrison McClary / Reuters

Monday, July 23, 2012

McKechnie Field: Live music venue in Bradenton

Bradenton, McKechnie Field and baseball have been a winning combination for nearly 90 years.

In the near future, the Friendly City's most famous destination could also be attracting fans of Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert (watch her perform in Estero below) or Elton John.

Just to name a few of the pop world possibilities.

The $7.5 million in upgrades for McKechnie Field, unanimously approved by city council last week, will surely enhance the baseball-watching experience when the Pittsburgh Pirates start spring training in February.

The improvements should also help put the ballpark on the live music map.

Read more of my Sunday column.

—Photo provided of an artist's rendering of the improvements approved for McKechnie Field.

Friday, July 20, 2012

FRIDAY LIVE: Paul McCartney & Wings, May 3, 1976, Fort Worth, Texas

Paul McCartney & Wings were fresh off a break during their massive Wings Over the World Tour when they came to Texas.

The album "Wings at the Speed of Sound," which contains the hits "Let 'Em In," "Silly Love Songs" and "Sally G," had just come out about a month before the band played Fort Worth.

Luckily, someone in the audience made a very good, especially for 1976, recording of this superb show in Fort Worth.

The tour would be officially documented with the 1977 mega-hit triple album "Wings Over America."

Artist: Paul McCartney & Wings
Date: May 3, 1976
: Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Lineup: Paul McCartney (bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards, lead vocals), Linda McCartney (keyboards, percussion, piano, vocals), Denny Laine (guitars, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion, harmonica, vocals, lead vocals on "Spirits of Ancient Egypt," "Picasso's Last Words," "Richard Cory" and "Time to Hide"), Jimmy McCulloch (guitars, bass guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "Medicine Jar"), Joe English (drums, percussion, vocals), Tony Dorsey (trombone, percussion), Howie Casey (saxophone, percussion), Steve Howard (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion),
Thaddeus Richard (saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion).

Setlist: 1. Venus and Mars/Rockshow/Jet
2. Let Me Roll It
3. Spirits of Ancient Egypt
4. Medicine Jar
5. Maybe I'm Amazed
6. Call Me Back Again
7. Lady Madonna
8. The Long and Winding Road
9. Live and Let Die
10. Picasso's Last Words
11. Richard Cory
12. Bluebird
13. I've Just Seen a Face
14. Blackbird
15. Yesterday
16. You Gave Me the Answer
17. Magneto and Titanium Man
18. My Love
19. Listen to What the Man Said
20. Let Me In
21. Time to Hide
22. Silly Love Songs
23. Beware My Love
24. Band introductions
25. Letting Go
26. Band on the Run
27. Hi, Hi, Hi
28. Soily

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Top 10 songs for Snooty the Manatee; Bradenton mascot has big birthday bash this weekend

Ah, Snooty.

The world's oldest manatee on record and one of Bradenton's most famous celebrities.

He turns 64 with a birthday bash Saturday at the South Florida Museum-Parker Manatee Aquarium.

Here some songs for the county's wonderfully rotund, namesake sea cow. 

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/19/4119196/snooty-the-manatee-birthday-party.html#storylink=cpy

1. "When I'm Sixty-Four," The Beatles
2. "As Good As I Once Was," Toby Keith
3. "Growing Older But Not Up," Jimmy Buffet
4. "Still Crazy After All These Years," Paul Simon
5. "Touch of Grey," Grateful Dead
6. "Golden Years," David Bowie
7.  "Fat Man in the Bathtub," Little Feat
8.  "Forever Young," Bob Dylan
9.  "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," Howlin' Wolf
10. "Young at Heart," Frank Sinatra

Snooty the manatee birthday party at South Florida Museum in Bradenton

Much more to do in Manatee and Sarasota counties in Weekend.

—Photo of Snooty the Manatee lifting his head out the water at the South Florida Museum-Parker Manatee Aquarium. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald GJEFFERIES@BRADENTON.COM

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/10/4109677/a-visit-with-snooty-the-manatee.html#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Who announce U.S. tour; band visits Orlando in November

The Who's lone original members, chief songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Pete Townshend and lead singer Roger Daltrey, are taking "Quadrophenia" and other favorites from the band's rich past on the road this fall.

The U.S. tour will follow a performance at the Olympic Games in London.

Townshend and Daltrey made the announcement Wednesday during an online video conference.

The Who's classic 1973 album "Quadrophenia" will be played in its entirety.

The tour kicks off in Sunrise on Nov. 1 and then visits the Amway Center in Orlando Nov. 3, a Saturday, before heading north through Georgia.

American Express presale for the U.S. dates runs July 23-26 and July 23-25 in Canada before the general public on sale 10 a.m. July 27.

Tickets for the tour will be available at www.aeglive.com

It will be The Who's first North American tour in four years. The band played a rescheduled date at Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa in 2007, after a cancellation during the first song.   

Townshend on “Quadrophenia”

Why do you think the music, the themes of “Quadrophenia”–both the album and film adaptation–resonate so strongly today? 

In 1972 I was twenty-eight, writing about London and Brighton in 1963 and 1964 when the band was just starting. I was still young enough to remember how it felt to be sixteen or seventeen, and at war with my parents, bosses and authority. I could still remember that feeling of struggling to fit in, something that happened to me when I was even younger, around fourteen, and everyone around me seemed to have got their lives on track. This is such a universal experience for young people that it has echoed. 

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/18/4118839/the-who-plan-us-tour-talk-olympics.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy
—Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who are shown (top) during their performance at the Hyde Park Music Festival, in London in this July 2, 2006 file photo. MAX NASH, FILE — AP Photo

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Bob Dylan album 'Tempest': release date and track listing

After more than a month of rumors, Columbia Records announced today that Bob Dylan’s new studio album, "Tempest," will be released on September 11.

It features 10 new and original Dylan songs.

The release of "Tempest" coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the artist’s self-titled debut album, which was released by Columbia in 1962.

"Tempest" is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. The new album, produced by Jack Frost (aka Dylan), is the 35thth studio set from the artist who was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

"Tempest" track listing (via iTunes):

1. Duquesne Whistle
Possible story behind the song: "Duquesne is a little Pennsylvania steel town, twelve miles up the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh. For two years its 21,000 inhabitants watched the tires die in the blast furnaces one by one. Then for two more years the furnaces were cold. Duquesne called it Depression. One day last week, Duquesne whistles shrieked, Duquesne bells clanged. Followed by the city council and most of the leading businessmen. Mayor Crawford marched into the local works of Carnegie Steel Co., picked up a long iron blow pipe, thrust the red-hot tip through a hole in a furnace, igniting..."

2. Soon After Midnight
3. Narrow Way
4. Long and Wasted Years
5. Pay in Blood
6. Scarlet Town
7. Early Roman Kings
8. Tin Angel
9. Tempest
10. Roll on John

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Top 10: Rolling Stones albums

The Rolling Stones celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first official gig last week, prompting me to write this Sunday column about how the album 'Steel Wheels' saved the group.

I wrote while "Steel Wheels" might be the most important LP in regard to the group's survival, the Stones have issued at least a dozen better studio albums over the years.

Here are my favorites.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/15/4114186/the-rolling-stones-were-saved.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/15/4114186/the-rolling-stones-were-saved.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy
1. "Sticky Fingers" (1971)
Key tracks: "Can't You Hear me Knocking," "Dead Flowers," "Wild Horses"

2. "Exile on Main St." (1972)
Key tracks: ""Rocks Off," "Happy," "Tumbling Dice"

3. "Let it Bleed" (1969)
Key tracks: "Gimme Shelter," "Monkey Man," "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

4. "Beggars Banquet" (1968)
Key tracks:  "Sympathy for the Devil," "No Expectations," "Street Fighting Man"

5. "Aftermath" (1966)
Key tracks: "I Am Waiting," "Paint it Black," "Under My Thumb"

6. "Some Girls" (1978) Key tracks: "Before They Make me Run," "Beast of Burden," "Some Girls"

7. "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" (1974)
Key tracks: "If You Can't Rock Me," "Fingerprint File," "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)"

8. "Goats Head Soup" (1973)
Key tracks: "Star Star," "Silver Train," "Angie"

9. "Tattoo You" (1981)
Key tracks: "Waiting on a Friend," "Start Me Up," "Little T & A"

10. "Between the Buttons" (1967)
Key tracks: "Let's Spend the Night Together," "Connection," "Ruby Tuesday"

Bonus: "'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' The Rolling Stones in Concert" (1970)  is my favorite official live Stones album (key tracks: "Stray Cat Blues," "Jumpin' Jack Flash,""Carol.") Actually, it's the only live Stones album really worth owning. Except, it's not really live. Lots of overdubs. That's why I prefer the bootlegs, especially from that killer 1969 tour.

Top 10 Keith Richards songs 

—Photo from inside of "Sticky Fingers" album of (from left) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman.

Friday, July 13, 2012

FRIDAY LIVE: Led Zeppelin, Feb. 14, 1975, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

Led Zeppelin's North American Tour of 1975 might not rank as the band's best.

But this soundboard recording of a Valentine's Day show on Long Island proves the group could still throw a killer party marked by superb musicianship.

The setlist draws pretty much equally from the band's first six albums including "Physical Graffiti," which wouldn't be released until 10 days later. 

Artist: Led Zeppelin
DateFeb. 14, 1975
: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
Lineup: Jimmy Page (guitar), Robert Plant (vocals), John Paul Jones (bassist/keyboardist), John Bonham (drums).
Setlist: 1. Rock And Roll
2. Sick Again
3. Over The Hills And Far Away
4. In My Time Of Dying
5. Since I've Been Loving You
6. The Song Remains The Same
7. The Rain Song
8. Kashmir
9. No Quarter
10. Trampled Underfoot
11. Moby Dick
12. Dazed And Confused
13. Stairway To Heaven
14. Whole Lotta Love
15. Black Dog
16. Heartbreaker

—Photo of Led Zeppelin on stage in Chicago, January 1975, from Wikipedia.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Single tickets on sale for Manatee Players of Bradenton

It sure doesn't feel like "season" but the Manatee Players 2012-13 scheduled starts next month with single tickets for most of the musicals going on sale Monday (July 16).

Tickets are available next week for "Legally Blonde" (Aug. 16-Sept. 2), “Evita” (Sept. 20-Oct. 7), “Pump Boys and the Dinettes” (Oct. 25-Nov. 11), “Plaid Tidings” (Nov. 28-Dec. 16) and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (Feb. 21-March 10, 2013).

Single ticket sales for “Miss Saigon” (March 28-April 14, 2013) and “Fiddler on the Roof” (May 2-19, 2013) will be announced at a future date.

Read more here: http://heraldbuzzworthy.blogspot.com/2012/03/manatee-players-add-legally-blonde.html#storylink=cpy

Tickets are $26 for adults, $15 for teachers with a valid ID and $13 for students with a valid ID. Season tickets are still available as well. The box office is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour before curtain for each performance. The Manatee Players are located at 102 Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 941-748-5875 or online at http://www.manateeplayers.com.

Manatee Players add 'Legally Blonde,' 'Anything Goes' to 2012-13 season

Manatee Players add 'Legally Blonde,' 'Anything Goes' to 2012-13 season

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gloriana concert at Joyland in Bradenton postponed

Popular country music act Gloriana has postponed its show Friday (July 13) at Joyland in Bradenton.

"It appears that the Gloriana concert is going to be rescheduled," the venue tweeted.

A phone call from the promoter confirmed the announcement regarding the band with the Top 10 hit “(Kissed You) Good Night.”

"The Gloriana show at Joyland this Friday has been postponed!" reads a Facebook message by radio station 106.5 CTQ, which is sponsoring the concert. "Tom Gossin, lead singer, has been put on vocal rest until further notice. We will let you know the reschedule date once it is announced. If you have tickets for the show, KEEP THEM (sic) and they will be honored for the reschedule date. More updates as we get them."

I interviewed Gossin on July 3 for a story scheduled to run in Thursday's edition of Weekend.

Details: 7 p.m. (doors) July 13, Joyland, 5520 14th St., Bradenton. Tickets: $10. Info: 941-756-6060 or www.joylandcountry.com

—Publicity photo of Gloriana with (from left) Tom Gossin, Rachel Reinert and Mike Gossin.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

'Ghostbusters 3' being revived

If, like me, you love the first "Ghostbusters" and at least like the second one, here's good news:

"Ghostbusters 3" might, again, actually be a reality. 

Franchise owner Sony Pictures has hired Etan Cohen to rewrite "Ghostbusters 3," reports Variety.

"The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were employed in September 2008 to revive the hit franchise that started in 1984 with Ivan Reitman blockbuster "Ghostbusters."

In the third film, original stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson are "passing the torch to a new generation of ghostbusters."

Cohen's writing credits include "Men in Black 3,""Tropic Thunder" and "Idiocracy." 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Britney Spears bikini photo is 'news'?

Britney Spears bikini pic posted July 5 at twitter.com/britneyspears.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/08/4105959/britney-spears-makes-news-with.html#storylink=cpy
Britney Spears, or whoever handles her these days, shared a picture.

"Getting ready for some pool time!

Having a blast xxoo," she wrote.

The fuzzy photo of Spears, joined by her two sons, went out to the pop star's 18.3 million followers.

And anyone else clicking on twitter.com/britneyspears.

That was Thursday.

I saw it Friday around noon.

While looking for column fodder.

On Google News.

Scanned the Entertainment section:

Jennifer Garner.

Katie Holmes.

Kelly Ripa.

Britney Spears.

I've had success trying to make sense of the Femme Fatale's popularity in the past.

So I clicked.

"Britney's back! Spears tweets sizzling bikini photo while on vacation in Hawaii," read the headline from the New York Daily News.

"'The X Factor' judge celebrated the Fourth of July in the Aloha State with her two sons, Preston, 6, and Jayden, 5, and fiance Jason Trawick," the subhed informed.

"The sexy snap is proof that the pop princess is back on the right track."


Read more from my Sunday column.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/08/4105959/britney-spears-makes-news-with.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, July 6, 2012

FRIDAY LIVE: Pearl Jam, June 8, 1992, Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands

Eddie Vedder with Pearl Jam, June 8, 1992, Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands.

Nearly a year after Pearl Jam released its debut disc "Ten" the band's popularity skyrocketed thanks to the grunge explosions and singles such as "Alive," "Even Flow," and "Jeremy," which would come out July 6 of 1992.

Killer performances such as the legendary local one at Jannus Landing on April 22 of 1992 also helped build some much-deserved buzz.

Alas, I have yet to find a recording from the gig in St. Petersburg.

But I promise, this Netherlands show won't disappoint.

Artist: Pearl Jam
Date: June 8, 1992

Location: Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf, Netherlands.
Lineup: Eddie Vedder (vocals), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), Mike McCready (guitar) Dave Abbruzzese (drums).
Setlist: 1. Even Flow
2. Why Go (quotes Rain by The Beatles)
3. Jeremy
4. Deep
5. Alive
6. Black
7. Leash
8. Once
9. Porch
10. Pulled Up (Talking Heads cover)
11. Suggestion (Fugazi cover)
12. Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young cover)

Read more here: http://heraldbuzzworthy.blogspot.com/2012/06/allman-brothers-band-jan-17-1971.html#storylink=cpy

Thursday, July 5, 2012

WEEKEND: 'Women' at South Florida Museum, 'Spider-Man,' Katy Perry, Tab Benoit and more

'The Women,' which will be screened July 6, kicks off South Florida Museum's latest Film Fridays series 'Complex Portrayals: Women on Film.'

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/07/05/4102282/film-fridays-at-south-florida.html#storylink=cpy

Film Fridays at South Florida Museum in Bradenton focuses on female characters

'Spider-Man,' a new beginning for an old friend 

'Katy Perry: Part of Me' will please her fans, but ...

Swamp-blues star Tab Benoit with Sol Driven Train, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa 

And much more in Weekend. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Andy Griffith never won an Emmy

It seems everybody loved Andy Griffith.

Well, everybody except for the people who give out Emmys.

The actor, who died today at age 86, never won the award.

He never even received an Emmy nomination for "The Andy Griffith Show."

Meanwhile, Don Knotts, as his sidekick Barney Fife,  won five.


Anyway, here's a great piece offering a few ways to enjoy and celebrate Andy Griffith.

Monday, July 2, 2012

WATCH: The Applebutter Express perform 'Eleanor Rigby' at Bonnaroo; band returning to Bradenton

The Applebutter Express performing The Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby at Bonnaroo on June 7, 2012.

Less than a week after playing McCabe’s Irish Pub in downtown Bradenton last month, The Applebutter Express performed at Bonnaroo.

Yep, the same mega-fest in Tennessee that featured everyone from Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Alice Cooper and the Beach Boys this year.

The Applebutter Express, whose singer Shannon Biss graduated from Southeast High, played an early set that included a cover of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post” and The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.”

An estimated audience of 1,500 or so soaked up the sounds (and sun).

A jam-bluegrass band with strong Bradenton ties, The Applebutter Express is the first act from the greater Tampa Bay region to play the world-famous music festival.

The group will be back at McCabe’s, playing again for free, on Saturday (July 7).

Expect fans, friends and family to be present for another packed show at the Old Main Street establishment.

Biss, nee Moore, graduated from Southeast in 2005.

She married singer, songwriter and ukulele player Kyle Biss and the couple formed The Applebutter Express.

The band also features Bradenton resident Matt DeSear on bass and Joe Trivette, of Lakeland, on fiddle.

Details: 8 p.m. July 7, McCabe’s Irish Pub, 302 Old Main St., Bradenton. Admission: Free. Information: 941-896-3126 or mccabespub.com.