NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN THE WORKS
“NYC was our first home away from home in the States,” says Spree frontman Tim DeLaughter of the decision to record their first concert album there. “We went from very small crowds in Texas to the UK for for the Meltdown Festival curated by David Bowie in 2002, then straight to New York to play eight shows in seven days on our ‘layover’ back to Dallas. Our friend took all of our first photos in Williamsburg near the East River (before it was developed) and the rest is history. New York embraced us from the get go. Cynicism wasn’t part of it, ironically. We toured so much overseas initially, and coming ‘back to the States and feeling at home’ meant Brooklyn and Manhattan.”
In addition to the live release, The Polyphonic Spree are planning to release a Christmas album this fall, before taking their annual Holiday Extravaganza, which they’ve staged in their hometown of Dallas for the last nine years, to other markets for the first time. And the band has commenced recording a new original album — their first since 2007’s The Fragile Army — intended for release sometime in 2013. Details will follow later this year.
The 13th Blues Traveler studio album is due in October and will be supported with a national tour.
Organizers of Farm Aid have revealed details of this year’s 33rd annual benefit concert to raise funds for family farmers.
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was Dead & Company’s first guest of the summer sitting for a portion of the first set.
Dave Matthews Band performed and Dave Matthews participated in an interview and parody skit on Thursday’s ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
The lineup for the eighth annual Hangtown Music Festival has been revealed.
The lineup and band configurations for this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive have been revealed.