Wilco, Cat Power, John Prine & Gogol Bordello Headlining 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival

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Lee Fields & The Expressions, Joe Pug, Bindlestick Family Circus, Los Hacheros, Flying Clouds Of South Carolina, You Black Kettle, Hex Net, Rattletrap Stringband, Leah Nairn join the lineup for the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival!!!

Stuart’s Opera House presents the 9th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival, May 30-June 22013at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Nelsonville Music Festival is headlined by Wilco, Cat Power, John Prine, Gogol Bordello, Mavis Staples, Sharon Van Etten, Calexico, Jonathan Richman, Screaming Females, David Wax Museum, Wooden Indian Burial Ground and many more all weekend long.

The Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Past performers have included The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, The Avett Brothers, Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, M.Ward, and many more.

Described by Andrew Bird (who performed in 2012) as being “It’s the perfect size festival. Any bigger and you’d lose something.”, the Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this small and intimate festival continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience.

Catch live music on multiple stages including a small “no-fi” cabin and a picturesque porch stage in addition to our main stage. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor. The Nelsonville Music Festival offers multiple stages of music all weekend long along with camping on site, kids activities, local art vendors, food, and a beer garden. The Nelsonville Music Festival is a production ofStuart’s Opera House, a historic, non-profit theater located in Nelsonville that features over 75 events a year including live music, theater, films, educational programming and more. You can find out more about Stuart’s by visiting stuartsoperahouse.org.

Nelsonville Music Festival 2013 Lineup:

 

Wilco, Cat Power, John Prine, Gogol Bordello, Mavis Staples, Sharon Van Etten, Calexico, Jonathan Richman, Tift Merrit, The Coup, Reigning Sound, Wild Belle, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Screaming Females, David Wax Museum, Brown Bird, Field Report, Shilpa Ray, Endless Boogie, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, The Honeycutters, Michael Hurley, Lucius, Cotton Jones, William Tyler, Catherine MacLellan, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Old Light, Wussy, The Sundresses, Nick Tolford & Company, Wheels On Fire, The D-Rays, County Pharoahs, J.D Hutchison, Jerry David Decicca, Olentaggy John, Todd Burge, Unmonumental, J.J Reed, Weedghost, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Joe Pug, Bindlestick Family Circus, Los Hacheros, Flying Clouds Of South Carolina, You Black Kettle, Hex Net, Rattletrap Stringband, Leah Nairn & Many More…

 

Links:

Nelsonville Music Festival Website
Nelsonville Music Festival Facebook
Stuart’s Opera House Website

 

Wilco, Cat Power, John Prine & Gogol Bordello Headlining 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival

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May 30-June 2 In Nelsonville, Ohio

Nelsonville Music Festival 2013 Lineup:

 

Wilco, Cat Power, John Prine, Gogol Bordello, Mavis Staples, Sharon Van Etten, Calexico, Jonathan Richman, Tift Merrit, The Coup, Reigning Sound, Wild Belle, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Screaming Females, David Wax Museum, Brown Bird, Field Report, Shilpa Ray, Endless Boogie, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, The Honeycutters, Michael Hurley, Lucius, Cotton Jones, William Tyler, Catherine MacLellan, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Old Light, Wussy, The Sundresses, Nick Tolford & Company, Wheels On Fire, The D-Rays, County Pharoahs, J.D Hutchison, Jerry David Decicca, Olentaggy John, Todd Burge, Unmonumental, J.J Reed, Weedghost & Many More…

 

Links:

Nelsonville Music Festival Website
Nelsonville Music Festival Facebook
Stuart’s Opera House Website

“I came away from Nelsonville thinking: ‘I want to do more festivals like these where I can really do what I want and not feel like I’ve got to give the stadium-career-making-by-the-numbers show’. It’s the perfect size festival. Any bigger and you’d lose something.” –Andrew Bird

Stuart’s Opera House presents the 9th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival, May 30-June 22013at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Nelsonville Music Festival is headlined by Wilco, Cat Power, John Prine, Gogol Bordello, Mavis Staples, Sharon Van Etten, Calexico, Jonathan Richman, Screaming Females, David Wax Museum, Wooden Indian Burial Ground and many more all weekend long.

The Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Past performers have included The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, The Avett Brothers, Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, George Jones, M.Ward, and many more.

Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this small and intimate festival continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. Catch live music on multiple stages including a small “no-fi” cabin and a picturesque “porch” stage in addition to our main stage. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell.

Weekend passes for all four days are on sale now$110, the price will raise from there until the gate price the weekend of the festival of $130 for a weekend pass. Single day tickets are now available too! VIP Weekend passes are also available along with camping and RV passes. Tickets and more information can be found nelsonvillefest.org

Scott Lucas & the Married Men “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)”

Click Here To Watch “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)” On Brooklyn Vegan

Scott Lucas & the Married Men will release an iTunes single bundle for their chilling version of the traditional song “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)” today. The song is the second single from their sophomore album, Blood Half Moon, which was released in June on The End Records. The track has been used throughout the late summer and fall in the promotional spots for the second season of AMC’s Sunday night drama “Hell On Wheels.” Scott Lucas will perform a solo acoustic set of Married Men songs and other stuff during CMJ when he opens for Local H at the Bell House in Brooklyn on 10/18.

The iTunes bundle for “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)” includes three versions of the song — the eight-minute album track, the four-minute single edit and a haunting, nine-minute live version, as well as the official music video. The live version was recorded to 2-track on “Live From Studio 10” and originally broadcast on Vocalo 89.5FM on May 30th. It was recorded by Adam Yoffe at the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio at Chicago Public Media.

The video for the “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)” will make its big screen debut later this month, when it is shown at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre during the Music Box of Horrors film festival October 13-14. The video will run multiple times throughout the 24-hour horror movie marathon. It will also be shown the weekend before Halloween during the theatre’s Midnight Madness screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on October 26th.

Lucas, a horror film and old movie “buff,” directed the video, which features creepy black and white footage edited from the 1932 film “Vampyr.” Fans can get a sneak peek of the clip at Brooklyn Vegan Chicago today: LINK

“A screening of our video at the Music Box? For the horror marathon?!?,” Lucas remarked. “I think we’ve arrived. Now get me on Letterman and I can retire.”

Additionally, Scott Lucas & the Married Men’s Daytrotter session, recorded while they were on tour in July, has just been posted. The band played a handful of songs for Daytrotter, including “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down),” “Steady Gaze” and “Stolen Umbrellas,” a song from their first album. Check it out here.

Lucas is best known as the singer/guitarist for the two-man, Chicago rock band Local H. But for his solo records, he has broadened his musical scope and greatly expanded his lineup, pulling together a collective of musicians — the Married Men — that currently numbers seven and includes violin, accordion and organ. The result is quite different than Local H and a perfect fit for Lucas’ more personal, introspective songs. Reviewers have compared the band to Wilco, American Music Club, the Waterboys and Nick Cave. Lucas calls the group’s evolving sound “country-ish, alt-rock for people who like metal.”

Scott Lucas & the Married Men are:

Scott Lucas — vocals and guitar
Jason Batchko — organ and piano
Aaron Duggins – accordion
Rebecca Brooke — violin
Peter Muschong – guitar and vocals
Randy Payne – drums and percussion
Tom Szidon – bass and vocals

Press Quotes

“Blood Half Moon,” this six-piece band’s second outing, showcases songcraft that’s often superb, ranging from the cheerful country-pop skip of “Steady Gaze” to the world-weariness of “Out of the Boat,” concluding with eight minutes of cacophonous, droning defiance in “There Ain’t No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)… Nearly every song is an epic…” – Thomas Conner, Chicago Sun-Times

“Blood Half Moon might just be the rock record of 2012.” – All Music Guide

“The collective’s third release, Blood Half Moon, is their best yet, a haunting eight-track gathering of tunes that perfectly melds the intensity of Local H with the gentle twang of the Married Men… The opening salvo of ‘Lover the Lullaby’ and ‘Blood Half Moons’ are pretty close to perfect…” – Jeffrey Sisk, The Daily News

“Be sure to arrive early for Lucas, whose upcoming album, Blood Half Moon (June 5), is impressive stuff, one that fits equally well beside early Wilco or latter-day Nick Cave (see the eerie take on the traditional “There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down.” – Stephen Gossett, Flavorpill

River City Rebels, Cause…

The River City Rebels’ two-track 7” vinyl EP release, “Headed To Hell” leaves little to the imagination as it fills in the senses and disavows any silences with solid instrumentalism. A certain constancy of rock-a-billy reverb and alt-country echo keep the lead track “Hades” ballooning out to fill the ear with desolation and cowboy blues, as the song’s steady progression of guitar and vocals is accented by brassy horn notes. A general analogy might be made in suggesting that the River City Rebels are catching an E Street Band effect via Brandon Rainer’s trombone and Dan McCool’s trumpet substitute for saxophone, and this would be somewhat substantiated by the Boss-like annunciation in lead man Day O’Day’s voice. However, it might be more interesting to put the River City Rebels’ sound on this A-side song in the open-ended category of country-influenced Mid-East rockers like Ontario’s The Great Lake Swimmers or Pittsburgh’s own Big Snow, Big Thaw and The Armadillos.

On the B-side track “Shiny Gun” the band’s sound is less wedded to country and could be seen as roving out across the range into Jayhawks & Wilco territory. Then again, it could be somewhat summarily lumped-in with aspects of a Mellencamp smalltown ballad. As on the A-side, the sound is expansive – this time with Rainer moving from trombone to the keyboard and adding a plunking rift into the midsection of the song. To get completely away from the lexicon of using other bands to describe a sound that the River City Rebels are capturing in “Headed To Hell,” consider the sounds that might fit best with driving around a rust belt town in a beat ’83 Nova, laughing at death because there’s nothing else to do.

The River City Rebels’ “Headed To Hell” is available in stores and through their label, Screaming Crow Records at: www.screamingcrow.com

Wilco Shares Stories With Vermont

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco in Vermont

by Rob Eldridge of Steelesque

Jeff Tweedy asked a strong gathering of Vermonters if they ever “thought he was effeminate” than blame it on his sister. Mainly, because she dressed him as a girl until he knew better…..age 27. This and many other witty exchanges with the very appreciative crowd, which actually did include Tweedy’s sister, kept the mood light and reposeful. Wilco, on the other hand, prepared a setlist that was everything but effeminate. Pulling gems from notable classics Being There, Ghost Is Born and their latest The Whole Love.

Jeff Tweedy- photo by Rob Eldridge (ian eldge) @pghmusicmag Essex VT 2012

Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction Vermont is an impressive outdoor venue. It offers the fairground appeal which dovetails nicely with Wilco’s americana footprint. The band’s current lineup, which caught stride in 2004 when guitarist Nels Cline and guitarist/keyboardist Patrick Sansone joined Tweedy, founding bassist John Stirratt, drummer Glenn Kotche and keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.

John Stirratt – Photo by Rob Eldridge for @pghmusicmag Essex, VT 2012

It’s evident that guitarist Nels Cline has been feeding on the energy Tweedy spins. His playing on 2007’s Sky Blue Sky proved his capability but left true Wilco fans wondering if this was the direction “their” band was heading coming out of the Ghost Is Born brilliance. Wilco has always written and performed songs with a careful recipe including two very important ingredients: one part pretty and one part gritty. Cline and Tweedy shared the cooking duties on this beautiful cool evening under a waxing gibbous moon. Which provided a suitable backdrop for tunes like Sunken Treasure and I Might where Tweedy relied on his trusty beat up Martin. Sansone compliments their live gig going between the keys and guitar. His mannish stride fills the appropriate gaps with a nice tone that fuels the occasional three guitar line-up.

Wilco has become one of the most confident and dynamic live American bands of our generation. John Stirratt and Glen Kotche have certainly achieved a symbiotic relationship. Stirratt creates bass lines that stress the roots even when playing intricate lines. There is some wiggle room in his playing because Kotche is such an excellent drummer. However, you must be judicious and frugal when sidestepping the root and these two never sway your ear in the wrong direction. You couple this with the swelling charm that exudes from Mikael Jorgensen’s keyboard style and Tweedy can’t fail.

Tweedy – Photo by Rob Eldridge (ian eldge) for @pghmusicmag Essex, VT 2012

All evening the band weaved through cuts from their catalogue with Tweedy announcing that they were going bring it. He kept his promise when the opening track of the encore, Art Of Almost, jumped off and brought the hippies off the afghan blankets and into a pagan ritual mosh. Okay….maybe not a mosh but it’s the most excited I’ve seen a Vermont crowd on a Sunday.

It was nice to take PMM on the road and into Vermont. Great state with uber cool people. Sorry Pittsburgh….Wilco dodged us this time but will be hitting Columbus, Ohio. 04 Aug 2012 / Columbus, OH / LC Pavilion

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Filligar Announce US Summer Tour Dates With Counting Crows

Hailed as “one of the best young bands in America,” Filligar is the rock n’ roll quartet comprised of the three Mathias brothers—Johnny, Pete, and Teddy—and their lifelong friend Casey Gibson. They’ve headlined sold out shows at the nation’s most acclaimed venues, toured the United Kingdom to wildly enthusiastic audiences, and recently supported both The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket. Their record The Nerve was nominated Best Rock Album at this year’s Independent Music Awards and the powerhouse music blog RSL has named Filligar one of the top 8 live acts in the USA, along with fellow Windy City band Wilco.

Click here to stream The Nerve

Filligar were hand – picked by Counting Crows to join them this summer on the first leg of The Outlaw Roadshow, kicking off next week at Stone Pony Summerstage in NJ.

Tour Dates:
06/09 – Stone Pony Summerstage – Asbury Park, NJ *
06/12 – Ives Concert Park – Danbury, CT *
06/13 – Saranac Brewery – Utica, NY *
06/14 – NXNE Music Festival – Toronto, ON
06/15 – Echo Beach Molson Canandian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON *
06/16 – Centennial Terrace – Sylvania, OH *
06/18 – Cain Park – Cleveland, OH *
06/20 – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA *
06/22 – Meadow Brook – Rochester Hills, MI *
06/23 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH *
06/25 – Iroquois Amphitheater – Louisville, KY *
06/26 – Charter Amphitheater at Heritage Park – Simpsonville, SC*
06/28 – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater – Tuscaloosa, AL*
06/29 – Snowden Grove Park & Amphitheater – Southaven, MS *
07/01 – The Lawn at White River State Park Indianapolis, IN *
07/03 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
07/20 – Hopfest – Hanover, NH
07/27 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
08/01 – Metro – Chicago, IL