Posts Tagged ‘Boston’

The Boston, MA based punk band the Dropkick Murphys seem to be on an unrelenting tour schedule these days. They just finished their “Road to St. Patty’s Day” tour, and they are already making plans to go out again later this Spring. Some tickets for tour dates have already gone on sale, but the remainder will be on sale starting March 22 and 23. The tour begins in George, WA at the Sasquatch Music Festival on May 26 before heading across the U.S.

Current tour dates are as follows:

04/04/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
04/06/13 – The Republik in Honolulu, HI
04/13/13 – Coachella Festival in Indio, CA
04/14/13 – Freeborn Hall in Davis, CA
04/15/13 – The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA
04/16/13 – The Warfield in San Francisco, CA
04/17/13 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA
04/20/13 – Coachella Festival in Indio, CA
05/26/13 – Sasquatch Music Festival in George, WA
05/27/13 – Knitting Factory in Boise, ID
05/28/13 – In The Venue in Salt Lake City, UT
05/29/13 – Fillmore in Denver, CO
05/30/13 – Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM
06/01/13 – Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK
06/02/13 – Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN
06/03/13 – Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN
06/04/13 – The Ritz in Raleigh, NC
06/06/13 – Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN
06/07/13 – Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH
06/08/13 – Orion Music Fest in Detroit, MI
06/09/13 – LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH
06/11/13 – Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA
06/12/13 – Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY
06/13/13 – Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY
06/14/13 – Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, QC
06/15/13 – Echo Beach at Molson Candian Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON

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Inevitably when I meet someone and tell them that I work in the music industry they ask me if I know John Brown’s Body due to my name. No, I don’t know them personally, but I do know of them. It’s been about four years since John Brown’s Body put out their their last album, Amplify. Soon though the band will be releasing a new album. On September 18 the band will be releasing a mostly instrumental Dub EP titled, JBB In Dub. Two days after they release their EP the band kicks off their Fall U.S. tour. The four-week tour will span the Northeast, the West Coast, and Colorado.

JBB In Dub features six dub tunes plus a tune called, “The Grass,” featuring vocals from frontman Elliot Martin. The songs were mixed in Boston, MA by former John Brown’s Body engineer and current 10 Ft. Ganja Plant member Craig “Dub Fader” Welsch (State Radio, The Aggrolites).

John Brown’s Body’s Fall tour dates are as follows:
09/20/12 – One Pelham East in Newport, RI
09/21/12 – The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD
09/22/12 – The Note in West Chester, PA
09/27/12 – Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY
09/28/12 – The Haunt in Ithaca, NY
09/29/12 – Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY
10/16/12 – Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
10/17/12 – The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA
10/18/12 – Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA
10/19/12 – Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
10/20/12 – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room in Crystal Bay, NV
10/22/12 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. The Big Room in Chico, CA
10/23/12 – Humboldt Brews in Arcata, CA
10/25/12 – Neumos in Seattle, WA
10/26/12 – Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
10/27/12 – WOW Hall in Eugene, OR
10/31/12 – Three20South in Breckenridge, CO
11/01/12 – Abbey Theatre in Durango, CO
11/02/12 – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO
11/03/12 – Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO

Berklee Rock History

Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, is launching Rock History, an online course that chronicles the evolution of one of the greatest periods of music. Rock History takes an in-depth look at the highs and lows of rock over the past 60 years; the key heroes and villains, the movers and shakers from the studio and the concert stage, and a behind-the-scenes look at the managers, industry executives, promoters, and cultural trends that shaped it. The course launches tomorrow, April 2nd, 2012.

Berkleemusic has tapped Steve Morse to author and teach Rock History. Morse brings a lifetime of real-world experience to the material. Steve was the senior rock writer at the Boston Globe for over three decades, and has contributed to other top-tier press outlets such as Billboard and Rolling Stone. He has also served on the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Steve has a rich background in Rock History, having interviewed and developed strong, decades-long ties with dozens of the most important artists and bands in rock, including the Rolling Stones (first seeing them in 1966), U2, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Metallica, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Tom Petty, and many more.

CEO of Berkleemusic.com, Dave Kusek says,

“The new Rock History online course from Berklee is a comprehensive, interactive, and immersive way to experience the most important and interesting time ever in the music industry. Steve Morse has such a wealth of knowledge and insight into what actually happened behind the scenes and the way the course is crafted, it is simply the most unique and exciting way to learn about this incredible time in the history of music. You will not find a better way to learn about and appreciate the classic albums and live shows that were created by the true legends of rock and roll, as the music industry ignited.”

Throughout the course, students will view exclusive, never before seen Berkleemusic video interviews with rock luminaries including: Joe Perry of Aerosmith; Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead; Mike Mills of R.E.M.; Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers; George Clinton of P-Funk; producer Jack Douglas (who has worked with Aerosmith, Patti Smith, and John Lennon); promoter Don Law; Amanda Palmer; Hugo Burnham of Gang of Four; Duke Levine (who has played with the J. Geils Band and Aimee Mann); and English super-session drummer Dave Mattacks. Berkleemusic has also partnered with Wolfgang’s Vault to provide additional rare audio, video, and other forms of historical rock media presented in an educational context for the very first time.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry concludes,

“I have known Steve Morse for over twenty years. Steve is a musicologist and his love of music makes him a very enthusiastic teacher. Steve has an undying love of music and a proven ability to be one of music’s finest critics and writers.”

Berkleemusic hosted a free live Rock History event in Berkleemusic’s studio Thursday, March 8th: an exclusive conversation between Rock History’s Morse, and Boston DJ, John Laurenti. Laurenti joins Morse in the Pantheon of the Boston music scene. John is a DJ at Boston’s #1 classic rock station in Boston, WZLX is the music director at University of Massachusetts’ radio station, WUMB. Laurenti has also hosted a number of historical music documentaries shown on WGBH in Boston. You can see that converstation, here:

To learn more about the Rock History online course, visit: http://www.berkleemusic.com/rockhistory

Spring Term begins tomorrow, April 2nd, 2012.