Thursday, November 18, 2010

Music News & Notes

The Roots, Patti Smith, Cowboy Junkies (among others) To Salute The Music Of Neil Young

In a salute that's been a long time coming:  Over twenty artists will salute and add their owns twists to the music of Neil Young on Thursday, February 10 at Carnegie Hall in New York. The concert is being presented by Michael Dorf as way to raise philanthropic funds for music education for underserved youth. He has created an annual series of Tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall which have raised over $400,000 in net dollars for charitable programs in the last 6 years.  Among the organizations that will benefit are Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Church Street School for Music & Art, The Pinwheel Project, Music Unites, The American Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences New York.

Here are some of the musicians lending a hand:

Patti Smith
Living Colour
Shawn Colvin
Bettye LaVette
Bebel Gilberto
Aimee Mann
Keller Williams
The Roots
Joan Osbourne
Cowboy Junkies
Mason Jennings
J Mascis
Pete Yorn
Larry Campbell

Previous concerts in theTribute concerts have included salutes to the Who, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., among others.


The Gaslight Anthem Release Rolling Stones Cover

The Gaslight Anthem are scheduled to release their cover of the Rolling Stone classic "Tumblin Dice." This limited-edition 7 inch " single is set for release December 6 and features new track 'She Loves You," taken from the band's latest album 'American Slang' (previously only been available on iTunes).

The release of the Stones' cover is hoped to support independent record stores in the UK.


Holy Rage Debut Album Cover Art For Release Due Next Week

HOLY RAGE, which features former JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins, is set to release their self-titled debut album through Z Records on November 22nd.


Presto Ballet New Album Cover Revealed

Presto Ballet, the project led by ex-Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, is scheduled to release their new album, 'Invisible Places,' on February 4, 2011 via SAOL / H'Art / Zebralution. The cover artwork Is awesome, if you ask me.......


Evergrey Reveal New Album Details

Swedish metallers Evergrey will release their eighth studio album, 'Glorious Collision,' via Steamhammer/SPV on the following dates:

Germany: February 25
Rest Of Europe: February 28
USA/Canada: February 22


Buffalo Springfield 2011 Tour ?

It had been 42 years since Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay last performed together as Buffalo Springfield before they reunited for the Bridge School event, which benefits the Northern California institution that serves severely disabled students and their families. But it turns out they may be contemplating a tour next year.

According to Rolling Stone magazine: The Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss blog reported Monday that they were "hearing rumblings" that the band was contemplating a tour with confirmation coming from David Spero, who manages Furay. "There are on-going discussions," he said, when asked about the possibility of a tour.

Furay spoke with Rolling Stone: "We just picked up where we left many, many years ago," he said. "It almost felt like going back in time." He also said he was hopeful about the possibility of doing more shows. "I'm never going to say never again," he says. "After we digest what happened and let a couple of weeks go by we'll touch bases again and see how everybody feels and what they want to do. We've certainly proved we can do this if we want to."

Buffalo Springfield issued only three studio albums during the influential band’s short two years together from 1966-68: “Buffalo Springfield,” “Buffalo Springfield Again” and “Last Time Around.”



Help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pantera‘s 'Cowboys From Hell' LP with a special Limited Edition Collectors Vinyl release of 'COWBOYS FROM HELL: THE DEMOS.'  This special edition has a custom cover and demos of the Cowboys From Hell tracks, as well as “The Will To Survive.”  This release is limited to 3,000 copies and only available at participating Metal Club stores starting on Black Friday (November 26).

Pantera fans will also want to check out the 'COWBOYS FROM HELL ULTIMATE BOX SET' on November 22. The three-cd box set includes custom artwork and a 60-page booklet with rare photos, expanded liner notes and replicas from the Cowboys era including New Years Puke Party T-shirt – designed by Dimebag Darrell, multiple flyer reproductions, laminated passes, sticker, button and a newly re-mastered copy of the original Cowboys album along with unreleased and rare live performances from the era, and unreleased demos for nearly every album track.

Those who previously missed their chance at obtaining the limited edition deluxe 'Worrmhole Tunnel Box Edition' of Mastodon‘s latest album 'Crack The Skye' are in luck. The group will make 600 copies of the limited-edition release available through retailers on December 7th as part of Metal Club.

The set, which originally sold out during the pre-orders for the album’s original release, comes housed in a hard box case. The elaborate packaging encompasses a tunnel book that, when looked through, reveals three-dimensional-like imagery.

About Metal Club:

Metal Club is a group of record stores throughout the US and Canada that work to connect the vibrant metal community with their local record store. Fans will be able to visit their local Metal Club store for special metal promotional pieces, exciting in-store events, and a series of exclusive Metal Club releases. Please visit  for store locations, news and information on other Metal Club releases.

Other Metal Club releases include:

Metallica – “Live at Grimey’s” CD/10″ (11/26)

Anthrax – “Live at the Sonisphere” Picture Disc (11/26)

Slayer – “World Painted Blood” 7″ (11/26)

The Damned Things – “Ironiclast/We’ve Got A Situation Here” 7″/CD Single (11/26)

Job For A Cowboy – “Ruination” Vinyl/CD Box Set (11/26)

Monster Magnet – Mastermind Special Edition Box Set (Available Now)

The Sword – “(The Night The Sky Cried) Tears of Fire” Hexagonal Picture Disc (Available Now)

This Out Of Boston

Vinyl records make a comeback! Yes, this timeless medium IS catching fire, but why now?


I always find interesting articles and want to share.  However with copyrights and advertising issues, I can only point you to the article source.   Take a look at these and come back to CVR!

The Vinyl Verdict:

Old school music format makes comeback in the digital age

By Roger Yale - for Weekly Surge

On Nov. 6, Sugar Hill recording artist Sarah Jarosz appeared on "Austin City Limits" to promote " The New 45." We seriously doubt that the Americana star and so-called "mandolin wunderkind" was there to promote a firearm. " The New 45" is not a gun. But if Jarosz is lucky, it could be accompanied by a bullet - to an enviable position on the Billboard Top 100, a weekly grouping of the most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay. " The New 45" features two previously unreleased songs from Jarosz, and limited vinyl pressings have been made available.

Vinyl pressings? You mean those vinyl discs that used to go on top of turntables? Old school records? Those things hanging on the walls at Joe's Crab Shack or the Hard Rock Café at Broadway at the Beach?

A generation has grown up without vinyl. Since the advent of the compact disc in 1982, the vinyl record began its slow descent into the sidelines.

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Tucsonan puts a new spin on vinyl

Dan Sorenson

James Tritten is not a typical record company executive. For one thing, when his Tucson label "drops" a new record, it's actually a 7-inch vinyl record, not a CD or a digital download.

Tritten is the owner (and just about everything else) of Fort Lowell Records, a tiny label he runs out of the Midtown home he shares with his wife, Tracy Shedd.

There's no promise of a gold record coming out on Fort Lowell Records, either. Not unless it just happens to be colored gold. Tritten says Fort Lowell will press only 500 discs for each of its artists' releases.

And with the exception of a single by Shedd, an established artist, none of the label's artists has released a recording before this. The breathy-voiced Shedd has released several albums and EPs, but she's the exception.

Being previously unrecorded, at least unreleased, is virtually a requirement for a release on Fort Lowell Records, Tritten says. He wants to bring new music to the public, on vinyl.

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