The Black Keys prove that midwest rock will never fade on new tour
“Let’s give it up for that midwest rock ‘n’ roll,” said The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach halfway through their headlining show at Michigan’s Pine Knob Music Theater, a venue that is known for hosting legendary Detroit rockers for over 50 years.
The dream of the mid-2000s will be alive at ‘When We Were Young’ festival in Las Vegas
Grab your eyeliner and flat irons, because a music festival featuring the titans of mid-aught emo music are playing for one day only at the appropriately titled When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
Inside Prince's massive collection of archives and unreleased music
"It's literally a vault. It's a room full of shelves, floor to ceiling, with tapes. You have recorded music, a video archive. Then you have a written archive," says Troy Carter about Prince's vault of archives and unreleased music.cbsnews.com
Yo-Yo Ma surprises COVID vaccine clinic with an impromptu concert
– Iconic concert cellist Yo-Yo Ma held a surprise concert at a vaccination clinic in Massachusetts. The world-renowned musician just received his second dose o the COVID-19 vaccine at Berkshire Community College when he chose to use his 15-minute observation period as an impromptu concert. Today at the #MyBCC vaccine clinic, folks waiting in the observation area were graced by the musical talents of amazing cellist Yo-Yo Ma! 😍😍😍 Posted by Berkshire Community College on Saturday, March 13, 2021The Berkshire Eagle reported that Yo-Yo Ma is a part-time Berkshire resident and simply “wanted to give something back” to his community. Yo-Yo Ma tweeted in March 2020 that he was going to start a #SongsOfComfort initiative as quarantine was beginning in the U.S.
FloydFest organizers encouraged by eased outdoor entertainment restrictions
PATRICK COUNTY, Va. – Southwest Virginia’s largest music festival is planning its return this year, which has been made easier with Virginia’s new COVID-19 guidelines. FloydFest will come back to Patrick County between July 21 and 25, social distancing restrictions permitting. Ralph Northam announced the capacity for outdoor entertainment will soon increase to 1,000 customers, an encouraging sign for FloydFest chief operating officer Sam Calhoun. “It’ll be amazing,” Calhoun said. “We’re just waiting with cautious optimism that we can get a higher number than that and have more of a large gathering on that mountain in a safe manner.
Wait, ‘I Will Always Love You’ was written about what?
Arguably one of the most famous of love songs, “I Will Always Love You” doesn’t have the back story you might have imagined it did. What most people probably aren’t aware of, is what the song was actually written about. “There was a lot of grief and heartache there, and he just wasn’t listening to my reasoning for my going,” Parton told CMT in a 2011 interview. She went on to record her next album, which featured “I Will Always Love You.” It became a multiple-time No. It’s been one of the biggest songs ever.”AdAs much as we’d love to pick a favorite, we just can’t.
Rocky Mount finds partner to run Harvester Performance Center
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – The Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount has a new venue operator with a local connection. The town announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Charlotte-based Midwood Entertainment to run the venue after the retirement of longtime Harvester general manager Gary Jackson. [Harvester Performance Center looking for new leader after general manager retires]Davidson said he is already planning outdoor shows across the street from the Harvester at the Franklin County Farmers Market company and believes the Harvester has the potential to attract acts of all genres to Rocky Mount. Jackson had served in the role since the venue’s opening day in 2014 until his retirement last week. Midwood Entertainment also operates the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York, Pennsylvania.
‘The face of Cabrini-Green’: A lost child, a legacy of failure and a changing neighborhood
“Now, what they said (is) the music’s too loud. This is our way of life. Your way of life is on the rooftop with your wines,” he said from his office at Holy Family Lutheran Church, just north of the rowhouses. … No, I can’t pay $3,500 a month. I’m not going to pretend like I can.chicagotribune.com