Thursday, July 21, 2011

John Butler Trio, Lucinda Williams, Elvis reschedules, Three Sheets to the Wind

If you were angry about missing Elvis Costello last night (Wednesday) at Innsbrook, you've been granted a second chance.  Elvis (or someone in his band) was ill so the show has been rescheduled for Monday August 1 and will remain as "An evening with". All tickets purchased for the July 20 date will be honored for the new date. Tickets for the new date will be on sale soon.  Any patron seeking a refund may do so at the point of purchase.  If you purchased online from Ticketstobuy, you will be contacted directly via email.
Thursday night, yacht rock tribute band, Three Sheets to the Wind will be doing their monthly gig at The Republic.  The band starts at ten and it's free.

It will be miiiiiiighty hot this weekend but you can stay indoors and enjoy the replay of last weekend's All Good Festival on iClips.  They haven't posted the schedule yet.  I'll put it up here when they have it but is will start on Friday afternoon and run all day Saturday & Sunday too.  Possible bands on the webcast include Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Furthur, Primus, Pretty Lights, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, John Butler Trio, Dark Star Orchestra, Warren Haynes Band, Keller Williams and many more.

Another webcast on Friday is Coldplay live at the iTunes Festival in London.  You can watch this on the iTunes Store, via iTunes on PC/Mac and on the iTunes Festival app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.  Check out http://www.itunesfestival.com/row for all the info.  This will start at 4:15 PM our time.  Here is Coldplay's latest, called "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall":


Saturday at Innsbrook, The John Butler Trio will play.  General admission tix are $17, Gold Circle Seating not available (dont' know if this means they aren't having GC or if they are sold out of GC) and Skybox tix are $75.  Gates open at 6.  The opener was previously advertised as Gomez, however, now it just says Ian Ball from Gomez so I guess its just the one dude.  Apparently Gomez recently announced they are cancelling the remainder of their North American tour, including the 4 dates supporting John Butler Trio, while band member Ben Ottewell recovers from vocal loss. Here's a trailer for their upcoming DVD, "Live From Red Rocks", which will give you a nice little sampler of their music:


Tuesday night, alt-country queen Lucinda Williams will be at The National.  Tix are $25 for Standing General Admission, $30 for reserve balcony, $35 for reserve orchestra.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with a "special guest".  Lucinda recently recieved a nomination for the Americana Music Association Awards Album of the Year for her album, "Blessed".  The full nominees for Album of the Year are here:
ALBUM OF THE YEARBand of Joy, Robert Plant
Welder, Elizabeth Cook
Harlem River Blues, Justin Townes Earle
Blessed, Lucinda Williams

Here's Lucinda doing "Can't Let Go" from 1998:


It's not too late tonight so we can finally return to those two lists we were counting down.  On Moviefone's Best Scenes in Movies, we were up to #37.  This is from "The Wedding Singer" and features Billy Idol, Adam Sandler and the always cute Drew Barrymore on a plane set that has no basis in reality since there is entirely too much leg and aisle room.  And in this clip, you get some bonus Steve Buscemi singing!  Buscemi does no wrong!


We are at the penultimate video on Paste Magazine's 25 Best Music Videos of 2010 list.  This is Arcade Fire's "The Wilderness Downtown".  If you go to wildernessdowntown.com you can customize the video yourself.


Have a great weekend!  Stay cool, physically and mentally.

Tony Jordan