Friday, July 11, 2008

All Good webcast, Ani Difranco, Chris Rock, Umphrey's

Hello, hello, helloooo!

The weekend kicks off with the All Good Festival web cast from iclips.net, starting at 4:40 PM today, 11:30 AM on Saturday, and noon on Sunday. Click the link there for the schedule. I am unable to attend this year because I have no time off, no money, and an infant at home. Hopefully next year I can once again make the trip to Marvin's Moutaintop. Scheduled to appear on the web cast so far is Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (today at 6 PM), Phil Lesh & Friends (today at 10 PM), The Bridge (1:15 AM Sunday morn), Dark Star Orchestra (2 AM Sunday morn), and others. Iclips also posts the performances on their site after the festival is done. Watch the crowd closely and see if you can see our friends Phil & Angie there.

If you actually want to get out and see live music rather than watch it on your computer, you can head down to The National tonight. Agit-folk-rocker and righteous babe Ani Difranco will be there. Show starts at 8 PM with opener Kimya Dawson (from the Juno soundtrack). Tickets are $28.

The always funny Chris Rock will be at the Landmark Theater tonight. Show starts at 7:30 and tickets are $45.50 - 75.50. For some music reviews from Chris, check out the section on his web site called "Only Black Guy Concert Reviews" where he reviews the Coldplay concert at which he was the only black guy there.

Next up at Innsbrook is jam bands Umphrey's McGee and STS9. I would have been going to this but Bruce charges so freakin' much for his tickets that Umphrey's had to be sacrificed. Gates open at 6 PM and tickets are $15 GA in advance, $20 GA at the door and $30 for Gold Circle.

Have a great weekend and remember, its not the heat, its the humidity.

Tony Jordan