Errols Weekly Music Update.

April 11, 2008

Weekly Update – 04/11/08

Pre-sale tickets for Bon Jovi go on sale Monday morning at 10:00 am through Friday at 10:00 pm if you have an American Express Card. They will be at MSG on Mon. & Tues. July 14 and 15. General public on sale next Monday Apr. 21 at 10:00 am. $49.50 – $304.50.

Pearl Jam at the Garden on Tues. & Wed. June 24 & 25th. Tickets on sale this morning at 10:00. $77

Steve Miller and Joe Cocker at Radio City on Thurs. July 10 and Jones Beach on Fri. July 11 and PNC Arts Center on Sun. July 20. Pre-sale starts this morning at 9:00 am till 10:00 pm tonight for Radio City. Password is HEMILLER. General public on sale tomorrow at 10:00 am $25-$82 for Jones/PNC. Solid duo.

Rancid with Sick of It All and Bloodclot at NY Fillmore on Wed. thru Sun. Aug. 13-17. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10:00am. $23.50.

Railroad Earth (some point out best band no one has heard of) at the NY Fillmore on Sat. Sept. 6. Tickets on sale this morning at 10:00 am. $25.

Chris Botti at House of Blues in Atlantic City on Friday Rocktober 17.  Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10:00 am. $37-$52.

Huey Lewis & The News at Capital One Theater in Westbury on Mon. Aug. 25. Tickets on sale this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. $61.50-$71.50.

Vince Gill & Friends at Capital One Theater in Westbury on Wed. Aug. 20. Tickets on sale this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. $41.50-$51.50.

HippiFest which includes The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Zombies (worth it right there), Melanie, Country Joe, Mountain, Bad Finger and Mitch Ryder in some shape or form. Free show in Brooklyn’s Seaside Park on Sat. July 26. At the Chevorlet Theater in Wallingford CT on Sun. July 27. Ticket info to follow the CT show. Also at the Capital One Theater in Westbury on Thurs. July 31. Tickets on sale this Sun. at 12:30 p.m. 

Jaheim & Tamia at the Beacon Theater on Sat. May 17. Tickets on sale today at noon.  $49-$89.

The 10th annual Reggae Fest will take place at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium on Sun. July 6th. Its a benefit for Aids awareness. Artsist such as Eek-A-Mouse and Groundation among others will perform. Tickets to general public go on sale next Tuesday.

Blondie at Nokia Theater on Sun. June 22. Tickets on sale today at noon. $47.50

Radiohead at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden NJ on Tues. Aug. 12 at 10:00 am. $39.75 -$59.75. Looks like other places around the states are same time for on sale. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

Other items:

OK I was asleep at the wheel on this one and thanks to Monica I was enlightened that Black Tide had released their debut album “Light From Above” almost a month ago. I was so focused on their single “Shock Wave” (which is so great) that I missed it. However this is the “smelling salt” album that I needed!! What a wake up call. Old school head banging is back!! Wait…\m/ \m/… again…\m/ \m/… Forget what all the haters are saying on Blabbermouth.net. If something is good, all the “nay-sayers” come out of the wood work. If you like Metallica, GNR and/or Megadeth- you will like this CD. I believe the word Monica used was “shredding” and she’s right- this CD sheds from the opening lick to the final song. It’s “metal-melodic” and to me, back to the original start of the metal scene sound. If they were a rap band, just imagine the band paying homage to Run-DMC. They actually dare to cover a Metallica song- their first song off of “Kill ‘Em All” with “Hit The Lights” and you know what? They pulled it off and then some.  The energy coming off this album is electric. You’ll want to enter the air guitaring contest with this CD. Highlights for me are “Warriors of Time”, “Let Me”, (silly lyrics but I’m a sound guy) “Show Me the Way” (sound a lot like GNR on this one) and “Live Fast Die Young”. Best tracks are “Shockwave”, “Warriors of Time” and “Light from Above.” Is it the best debut album? No, but you know what? If they keep this up I will go on record to say that these guys will eventually grow as big as GNR or Metallica. You can feel the buzz and they will be headliners in no time.

My new favorite song of the week is the Fall Out Boy‘s remake of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” with John Mayer on lead guitar. Check it out, totally rocks!!

My favorite old school song of the week is “O-o-h Child” by the Five Stairsteps, their biggest single ever released back in 1970.

Do you love the 1980’s? Well there will be a Regeneration Tour this summer and it will stop at Jones Beach on Fri. Aug. 22. Ticket info to follow. Acts to perform are Flock of Seagulls, Human League, Dead or Alive, ABC, Belinda Carlisle and Naked Eyes.

The Who are planning a collection of vintage R&B covers, similar to the Motown and James Brown performed early on in their career. They will also perform on July 12 in L.A. for VH1’s Rock Honors.

This weeks I-Pod shuffle led me back to listening to Bread heavily this week. Bread consisted of David Gates and Jimmy Griffin and unfortuately tensions between these two guys led to the break up of the band after a short 5 year period. (Griffin passed away in 2005) But hey what a compilation of hits. Songs like “Make it With You”, “Dismal Day” “Lost Without Your Love” and “Aubrey” are just some of the quality songs. Talk about relaxing music, I love to listen to these guys. Some of my all time songs were written by them. Songs like “It Don’t Matter to Me”, “Everything I Own” and “If” (My aunt and uncle’s wedding song) are timeless classics that every generation can listen to. I can listen to those three songs over and over. “I would give anything I own”… And they could kick it up a bit with songs like “Why Do you keep me waiting” and “Blue Satin Pillows” off of the album “Bread on Waters.” And who could forget their classic “The Guitar Man?”.. “…He can make you love, He can make you cry..” I would say you couldn’t go wrong with any one of their albums. Buy their greatest hits and you’ll be surprised on how many songs you know (or should know!!!).

Motley
Crue will have their first album in 11 years coming out in June and Mr. Sixx has pledged that this new CD will have the sound of Dr. Feelgood, Shout at the Devil and Girls Girls Girls all rolled into one. I’ll be waiting.

Mellencamp will be putting out “Life, Death, Love and Freedom” on July 15. He listened to hundreds of hours of American folk songs and realized that “our country has written some sad songs” so he has done the same. “I don’t care if I just sell six records. All I can do is keep writing songs and singing.”

Did you watch Idol Gives Back? I loved it. Highlights for me were of course Heart with Fergie. Did you see Fergie? Wow talk about energy. She was flat out fantastic with the Wilson sisters. I loved Annie Lennox performance as well. It was fun to see Snoop with all the kids behind him. He is too cool. And come on you have to donate something.. gut wrenching stories…go to www.americanidol.com to make your pledge.

Keeping with the Idol theme, America again got it wrong last night by voting off Michael Johns. What was wrong with his song selection? “Dream On” is one of the best rock anthems ever and he did a great job. Scratching my head….

Today is Chris Dilford’s (Squeeze) 54th birthday. Back on this day in 1981 Eddie Van Halen married Valarie Bertinelli. Also back on this day in 1961 Bob Dylan made his first live performance in NY when he opened for John Lee Hooker.

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