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Terrapin Crossroads

Terrapin Crossroads, Phil Lesh‘s new venue in San Rafael, CA is gearing up for a great opening run of shows in March with Phil Lesh & Friends playing 12 nights. The venue will be opening with full bar and limited menu in the dining area. Tickets are on sale now at the Terrapin Crossroads Events page. Don’t worry too much if you don’t get a ticket right away though. If you are diligent, you could still possibly get a ticket. According to their website:

“We will be holding tickets for band family and friends for every Terrapin Crossroads show, and 48 hours before every show we will start releasing any unused tickets for half of the GA ticket price. These will only be available online and we will send out a Twitter missive and a Facebook post every time we release some. Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook, as we plan to release tickets frequently prior to every show, up to two hours before showtime.”

However, if you still don’t manage to get tickets don’t be too disappointed. I hear that Terrapin Crossroads will also possibly be offering $5.00 webcasts for selected shows. Check out the line up of artists playing and pick up your tickets today!

Saturday, March 17 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Brian Lesh / Chris Robinson / Jeff Chimenti / Jimmy Herring / Joe Russo / Bob Weir

Sunday, March 18 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Brian Lesh / Chris Robinson / Jeff Chimenti / Jimmy Herring / Joe Russo

Tuesday, March 20 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Chris Robinson / Jimmy Herring / Jeff Chimenti / Joe Russo

Thursday, March 22 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo

Friday, March 23 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo

Saturday, March 24 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo

Sunday, March 25 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jeff Chimenti / John Kadlecik / Joe Russo / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

Tuesday, March 27 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jeff Chimenti / Joe Russo / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams / Warren Haynes

Thursday, March 29 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jeff Chimenti / Joe Russo / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams / Warren Haynes

Friday, March 30 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jaz Sawyer / Jeff Chimenti / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

Saturday, March 31 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jaz Sawyer / Jeff Chimenti / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

Sunday, April 1 – Phil Lesh / Grahame Lesh / Jackie Greene / Jaz Sawyer / Jeff Chimenti / Larry Campbell / Teresa Williams

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Definitely an iconic video from the 80’s, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “Don’t Come Around Here No More” is definitely memorable right down to the end when everyone eats Alice of Wonderland as a cake. Get ready to go on a little trip with this video.

An interesting piece of music video trivia:

Who is that guy sitting on top of the toadstool smoking a hookah and playing sitar? That is none other than Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, who first wrote the song for Stevie Nicks but finished it with Tom Petty.

In case you have not heard, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently opened the doors to its libraries and archives located in a new four-story, $12 million building on Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH. The collection, catalogued over the last few years, includes more than 3,500 books, 1,400 audio recordings, photos, albums and covers, oral histories, scrap books, and 270 videos. A few of these music artifacts include personal letters from Madonna and Aretha Franklin and a 1981-82 video of the Rolling Stones tour. Library and archive Director, Andy Leach, has stated that they will be adding thousands more books and recordings and hundreds of videos will be added as previously stored items and new donations are catalogued. Leach went on to state the following:

“We hope to serve music scholars, teachers, students and the general public. We hope to see all of them here.”

Fans and scholars will not be able to check out items from the library or the archives, but anyone can use the library reading room to browse through books, listen to audio recordings and watch videos. A smaller archives reading room allows supervised access to certain cherished items.

Now is the time to go and enjoy the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame libraries and archives as they were opened to the public with very little fanfare. They will most certainly be more crowded after April 9th when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hold their actual grand opening. It should be a grand affair!

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Cypress Hill Smokeout - complete lineup

Danny Brown, Mobb Deep and MSTRKRFT are among the final round of artists added to the bill for the Cypress Hill Smokeout, which takes place March 6th, 2012 in San Bernandino, CA. They’ll join headliners Sublime with Rome, Korn and Wiz Khalifa at the day-long festival and marijuana advocacy expo.

This is the last round of lineup announcements out of Guerilla Union’s camp, so the poster above represents the complete 2012 lineup (with the promise of “surprise performances,” of course). It was also revealed that the previously billed Low End Theory set – the party at the heart of LA’s experimental hip-hop scene – will be occupying its very own stage, with founding crew Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles and Nocando holding down the futurebeat scene the whole day through.

The event will also feature hemp and marijuana advocacy panels, trade shops and a…

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Warped Tour has announced that Mayday Parade, Make Do And Mend, Skip The Foreplay, Twin Atlantic, Vanna, Sick Of Sarah, and The Green will be playing the 2012 Festival.

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Florence and the Machine will tour the United States in 2012.

Count Florence and the Machine among the bands who refuse to let Coachella’s new two-weekend format get in the way of a packed tour schedule. She’s added 5 dates in the week surrounding the festival, part of a month-long tour which will make its way East after the famed festival in Indio. The tour continues to support 2011’s excellent effort, Ceremonials.

Florence and the Machine 2012 tour dates:

04/14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort
04/18 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center
04/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
04/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hennepin Theatre
04/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
04/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
05/01 – Dallas…

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Watch Arctic Monkeys' new video for "You and I"

Arctic Monkeys just dropped a new video highlighting two essential components of being a rockstar: driving fast cars and shredding your heart out. Hey, don’t knock the basics! Watch the video for “You and I,” a b-side from 2011’s Suck It and See, below:

The Arctic Monkeys have expanded their co-headlining tour with the Black Keys to include the dates below.

3-02 Cincinnati, OH @U.S. Bank Arena
3-03 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
3-04 Columbus, OH @ Jerome Schottenstein Center
3-06 Portland, ME @ Cumberland Co. Civic Center
3-07 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
3-09 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
3-10 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
3-12 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3-13 Montreal, Canada @ Bell Centre
3-14 Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre
3-16 Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
3-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
3-19 Chicago, IL @ United Center

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Lookout Records LogoOh no! Say it isn’t so!! It seems that Lookout! Records is no more.

Definitely a seminal part of my musical upbringing, Lookout! guided the way through my introduction to the punk scene. Starting off with the early days of Operation Ivy, I was hooked with the focused fervor of teenage angst. I listened to a lot of Lookout!’s catalog including Green Day, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, Rancid, American Steel, CommuniqueThe DonnasSamiam, Tilt, and more. Sadly though, Lookout! has had to totally close its doors and even cease its digital catalog due to financial issues. News of the closure was confirmed on Ted Leo and the Pharmacists‘ webite recently. Even more recently, owner/president Chris Appelgren released the following statement on the Lookout! website:

“Hard to say goodbye

I’m not sure exactly where exactly to start but I guess it’s best to get the hard part out of the way. To put it simply, what was mentioned recently on Ted Leo’s website (and reported in by a number of other outlets online) is true. Lookout Records will be closing its doors over the next few months. Most people that are reading this know that the label stopped releasing material towards the end of 2005. It was then that Lookout ended its long relationships with Green Day, Operation Ivy and a few other artists. That development meant significantly scaling down the business, which included letting the staff go and moving from the label’s Berkeley headquarters and warehouse into a small office. It was a challenging time for everyone involved – bands, staff, and business partners. For myself and the other two owners at the time, Cathy and Molly, we resolved to put our limited resources into rectifying some of the issues and problems that had been Lookout’s undoing, return to a modest operation, with the hopes of first, getting things back on track, and hopefully doing more in the future.

To many, that would have been the perfect time to wind things up with Lookout Records, but we decided not to. Sure, sales were down across the board and Lookout no longer had many of its long-standing top sellers in its catalog. There were artists that were committed to sticking with the label and shared our hope of fixing the problems and being able to find our way through a difficult period and create new successes. This was the inspiration we needed and over the next few years, with hard work we were able to simplify label operations to a large extent. With the help of folks like Ali, Andy, and later, Spenser pitching in, we focused on playing catch-up and on top of new developments.It wasn’t easy to keep catalog items in print and that became especially challenging when our primary compact disc manufacturer and our distribution partner Lumberjack-Mordam went out of business unexpectedly. Having our physical distributor and a manufacturer go belly up disrupted our sales, meant a significant loss of income, and caused inventory and accounting problems. The next year when our mail order partner, Little Type, went out of business, Lookout was also dealt another significant blow. We did our best to resolve the issued caused by these developments but both ultimately amounted to a lot more work and severely impacted income.By this time, it was primarily Cathy and myself overseeing Lookout’s business. This was done in whatever spare time we could find, as both of us had other jobs. Molly had minimized her involvement with the label, remaining a valued and trusted adviser. The label’s sole employee was Spenser, who came in to our small office space in Oakland to handle day to day stuff a couple times a week.Last summer, we began tentatively discussing what it might mean to let Lookout end. It was a strange and scary to talk about at first and hard for either of us to imagine what it would be like. Lookout Records had been part of my life for over 20 years and Cathy is a label veteran with over 15 years of experience at Lookout. We considered all options but kept coming back to realization that the best use of our energies would be to shut the doors once and for all – for the legacy of the label, for the bands, and for benefit of the relationships and friendships with artists, partners, and stakeholders. After some soul searching, hat’s what we decided to do.Right now, we are in the process of going through years and years of archives and figuring out what to do with things that have no obvious home.  Inventory, masters, artwork – that’s all going back to the artists. We’ve talked to some bands but not all of them. If you were in a band and haven’t heard from Cathy or myself, definitely get in touch. Our efforts to close out Lookout’s remaining business reflect the same intentions we’ve had for the past few years – to do the best we can by the bands. It’s our hope that this could be an opportunity for the artists themselves to revisit their Lookout releases, with interesting and cool results. It’s time to let Lookout Records really and truly become history.Thank you. Thanks for listening to the music, going to shows, coming in our store, forming bands, sending us demos, buying records from our mail order, signing to our label, wearing a t-shirt, playing our records on your radio show, putting us up on your living room floor, writing fan mail, interviewing us for your zine, putting on a show, for inspiring us, for being inspired by Lookout, for your hard work, for just being there, and for ALL of the memories (there are so many). Thank you. Here’s to you, and to whatever comes next…

Thanks, Chris

P.S. We’ll continue to update this site from time to time, with stories, information or anything cool that we come across that seems worth sharing. You’re welcome to come back and visit.”

Lookout! co-founder Larry Livermore also Tweeted on Friday,

“Requiem for a dream? Or just time to say goodbye to something that really ended a long time ago?”

Sad days, but we’ll keep checking back on their website for any more updates.

Love you guys, Lookout!!