Two hours of rock, blues, R&B, and soul music (based on a common theme) Hosted by Ryan Arnold.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Feature: Gin Wigmore / "Gravel & Wine"

Gin Wigmore's latest release, "Gravel & Wine," condensed to three incendiary minutes here.

Buy the album here.

Episode: Colors

That groundhog fella fleeced us. Again. It's cold and grey and bleak and terrible and there's no change in sight. If we're going to be enveloped by never-ending dreary bleakness, we might as well enjoy some colors (if only musically).

Two hours of rock & roll, blues, R&B, and soul music on the theme: color. Listen to the show here.

Cascio Interstate Music

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Alert: Black Sabbath announces EU tour dates.

Black Sabbath, in support of the 13 (the full band's first studio release since 1978), have confirmed winter dates in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Confirmed EU dates:

  • 11/20: Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
  • 11/22: Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena
  • 11/24: Oslo, Norway @ Telenor Arena
  • 11/26: Copenhagen, Denmark @ The Forum
  • 11/28: Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
  • 11/30: Dortmund, Germany @ Westfalenhalle
  • 12/2: France @ Bercy Arena
  • 12/5: Milan, Italy @ Fiera Arena
  • 12/7: Prague, Czech Republic @ 02
  • 12/10: London, UK @ 02
  • 12/12: Belfast, Ireland @ Odyssey Arena
  • 12/14: Sheffield, UK @ The Arena
  • 12/16: Glasgow, UK @ Hydro
  • 12/18: Manchester, UK @ The Arena
  • 12/20: Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena

No US dates have been announced, but 08/14 is confirmed in Toronto.

 - Ryan A. / @RyanArnoldRocks

Monday, April 8, 2013

Alert: Bill Wyman's Scrapbook.

A founding member of The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman, has released a visual memoir called Bill Wyman's Scrapbook. According to Concert Live, the London-based boutique entertainment & creative services agency who published the book, this will be a tough item to get your hands on:

Strictly limited edition – Only 1962 copies of this book will ever exist.

Presented in glorious, luxury large format (370x290mm portrait), this is the ultimate coffee table publication.

The majority of the book's content is unseen, revealing a deeply candid and original insight through the decades, with reflective hand written commentary by Bill Wyman.

Each book is hand signed and personalised by the man himself, with a unique centerfold spread.

Each book is uniquely numbered (1-1962) and certificated for authenticity.

Quarter bound, with unique front and back boards, housed in a beautiful clamshell box.

Hand sewn and hand bound in England using the finest materials and traditional binding methods - made to last.

Built into the back cover, a 10" picture vinyl will be included, with rare and unreleased material from over the years. Includes previously unheard demos of Bill's No.1 hit 'Je Suis un Rock Star ' (a track he originally wrote for Ian Dury) and 'Come Back Suzanne'.

More than 1,000 of the limited run book have been pre-ordered. The remaining 962 are available for £229 plus international postage (approximately $350 US) and are available here.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Watch: Eric Clapton inducts The Band into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Eric Clapton inducts The Band into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Watch: Carter Beauford Drum Solo.

Dave Matthews Band drummer, Carter Beauford, gives crazy drum demo.

Episode: Drummers

Fans swarm the singer; girls go gaga over the guitarist. The bass & keyboard players get some attention. What about the drummer? Ask any drummer about the woes of gigging - the most and the heaviest gear to lug around, nobody wants to lend a hand.

This week's show is dedicated to the keepers of the beat, the cymbal crashers, the bucket bangers, the guys (and girls) who absolutely drive the rhythm sections of every band - the drummers.

Download the show here; subscribe to the podcast through iTunes here.

Led Zeppelin / John Bonham - Good Times Bad Times
Red Hot Chili Peppers / Chad Smith - Breaking The Girl
Richard Thompson / Michael Jerome - Stony Ground
Rolling Stones / Charlie Watts - Honky Tonk Woman

Smashing Pumpkins / Jimmy Chamberlain - Tonight, Tonight
Rush / Neil Peart - Tom Sawyer
David Gray / Craig McClune - Please Forgive Me
U2 / Larry Mullen, Jr. - Sunday Bloody Sunday
James Brown / Clyde Stubblefield - Payback
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / Chris Layton - Couldn't Stand The Weather

Pearl Jam / Dave Krusen - Jeremy
The Roots / ?uestlove - The Seed (2.0)
Cream / Ginger Baker - Sunshine Of Your Love
Dave Matthews Band / Carter Beauford - Rapunzel

Cheap Trick / Bun E. Carlos - Surrender
The Jimi Hendrix Experience / Mitch Mitchell - Fire
Soundgarden / Matt Cameron - Spoonman
Pink Floyd / Nick Mason - Time

The Police / Stewart Copeland - Walking On The Moon
Nirvana / Dave Grohl - Come As You Are
Fleetwood Mac / Mick Fleetwood - Tusk
The Eagles / Don Henley - Life In The Fastlane
Little Feat / Richie Hayward & Sam Clayton - Spanish Moon
Grateful Dead / Bill Kreutzmann & Mickey Hart - Samson & Delilah

The Who / Keith Moon - Won't Get Fooled Again
The Beatles / Ringo Starr - Come Together
The Clash / Topper Headon - I Fought The Law
Pearl Jam / Matt Cameron - World Wide Suicide
The Band / Levon Helm - Don't Do It

Cascio Interstate Music

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Alert: 30th Annual Chicago Blues Festival lineup announced; expanded to 4 days.

One of the largest free music festival in the country celebrates 30 years with an expanded schedule covering two magnificent Chicago venues - Grant Park's Petrillo Band Shell the neighboring Millennium Park's Pritzger Pavilion. The Chicago Blues Festival runs Thursday June 6 - Sunday June 9.

Highlights include:
Full festival details here.

 - Ryan A. / @RyanArnoldRocks

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Alert: The Rolling Stones '50 AND COUNTING" US dates announced.

“If you think Mick Jagger will be out there trying to be a rock star at age 50, you are sadly, sadly mistaken.”
- Jimmy Fallon as "Dennis Hope" in the film Almost Famous.

Well, Mick'll turn 70 a few weeks after the upcoming 2013 tour finishes its first leg (followed by Keith this winter and Charlie, who'll turn 72 in summer). He said in a press release that “’50 AND COUNTING’ has been pretty amazing so far." The tour will kick off next month  at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, though the date isn't confirmed yet (due to NBA and NHL playoff final schedules). An exciting guest appearance from the guitarist Keith has claimed to be the best lead guitarist the Stones ever had (evidenced by Sticky Fingers & Exile On Main Street) - Mick Taylor.

Tickets for Oakland, San Jose, Toronto & Chicago dates go on sale Monday, April 8 at 10 am local time via and range from $85 - $650. Pick up Rolling Stones merch & memorabilia here.

“50 AND COUNTING” Confirmed dates:

Date: TBA Los Angeles STAPLES Center On Sale: TBA

May 5 Oakland Oracle Arena On sale 4/8 @ 10AM PT

May 8 San Jose HP Pavilion On sale 4/8 @ 10AM PT

May 11 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale: TBA

May 15 Anaheim Honda Center On Sale: TBA

May 25 Toronto Air Canada Centre On Sale 4/8 @ 10AM ET

May 28 Chicago United Center On Sale 4/8 @ 10AM CT

June 12 Boston TD Garden On Sale TBA

June 18 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center TBA

 - Ryan A. / @RyanArnoldRocks

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Alert: Lollapalooza Lineup (sort of) announced.

Fresh off Grammy win for Album of The Year, Mumford & Sons has uncommon bedfellows in the acts with whom they'll share the Lollapalooza main stage. In addition to previously confirmed Phoenix, The Killers, The National, The Postal Service, and Vampire Weekend, The Cure and Nine Inch Nails are confirmed as headliners.

Reliable (yet anonymous) music and concert industry sources confirmed that a leaked picture of a lineup poster (intended for internal use only) is authentic and legitimate. It lists, among the already announced headliners, Queens of The Stone Age, Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Lana Del Rey and a complete cross section artists representing the genres of rock, pop, punk, Americana, and electronica (see full list below).

Lollapalooza - the brainchild of Jane's Addiction front man  Perry Farrell, in 1991 - runs the weekend of August 2nd - 4th in Chicago's Grant Park. An official announcement of a complete lineup is expected this week and will include on-sale dates for single day passes. Three days passes are sold out, but VIP passes (which come with a hefty price tag of $1,050 each) and Platinum passes (prices are available only after an emailed inquiry) are available here.

The leaked image of the poster (pictured at right) reads:

The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Eric Church, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello,  Ellie Goulding, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Flux Pavilion, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles, Dada Life, Tegan & Sara, Imagine Dragons, Beach House, Cat Power, Frightened Rabbit, 2 Chainz, Matt & Kim, Alt-J, Foals, Death Grips, Dillon Francis, Court Yard Hounds, Smith Westerns, Disclosure, Adventure Club, Ben Howard, The Vaccines, Griz, Father John Misty, Ghost, Modestep, Charles Bradley, DIIV, Alex Clare, Heartless Bastards, Baauer, Baroness, Lianne La Havas, Emeli Sande, Wild Nothing.

Jessie Ware, Atlas Genius, Haim, Angel Haze, Timeflies, Theophilus London, Monsta, Wavves, Io Echo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Icona Pop, Alvin Risk, Chance the Rapper, Lance Herbstrong, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, Art Department, MS MR, St. Lucia, Shovels & Rope, Guards, Kill the Noise, Robert Delong, Little Green Cars, Deap Vally, Family of the Year, 360,  the Bright Light Social Hour, Twenty One Pilots, San Cisco, Hey Marseilles, Skaters, The Orwells, Palma Violets, Reignwolf, Astro, Pujol, Machines Are People Too, Planet Hemp, Yawn, Keys N Krates, the Neighbourhood, Cole Plante, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli's, Pacific Air, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Wheeler Brothers, Wake Owl, American Authors, O' Brother, the Dunwells, Houndmouth, Supreme Cuts, Brick + Mortar, Cherub, Makeshift Prodigy, Wild Cub, D-Pryde, Brooke Waggoner, Brite Lite Brite, Beast Patrol.

 - Ryan A. /  @RyanArnoldRocks