Oh, but we have some news for you, gentle email-blast-reader. After years of careful planning, calculating, soul-searching and soul-corralling, The Decemberists are pleased as punch to announce their first ever curated 2-day festival, taking place in Missoula, Montana on August 12th and 13th, 2017 at Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater. It’s called Travelers’ Rest. History-minded readers will recognize that the festival is named after the historical site, some few miles south of town, where Lewis & Clark were known to have made camp and put on their own two day music festival. It received mixed reviews; several critics noted that Meriwether Lewis’s band DySeNtErY, which headlined the event, was “overly morose” and the available food was “scarce” to “inedible.”
NOT SUCH, THIS TIME AROUND.
The Decemberists will be performing both nights of the festival, playing two unique sets, with other acts including the incredible Glaswegians Belle & Sebastian, the inimitable NWers/rabble-rousers The Head and the Heart as well as Shakey Graves, Sylvan Esso, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Real Estate, Julien Baker AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Quick back story: as many of you know, Colin Meloy has a special connection to Montana, having been born and raised there, and is tremendously excited to be putting this event together for Montanans as well as everyone in the region. Having been your typical moody, navel-gazing teenager, he often bemoaned the lack of national bands that toured through his home state and is naturally awfully proud to be doing his small part to bring a bit more music to Montana.
Two-day tickets go on sale en masse this Friday, March 24 at 10am Mountain Standard Time but you can get a crack at them at a special early-bird price tomorrow, March 23, at 10am using the password BITTERROOT while pre-sale supplies last HERE.
$1.00 of every ticket sale will benefit the ACLU of Montana. The band hopes to involve many such progressive organizations from around the state in the event; keep an eye on TravelersRestFest.com for more info.
State Theatre of Ithaca
The Fillmore Philadelphia
College Street Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Hello! It’s just been announced that a special Keane 7-inch picture disc will be released for this year’s Record Store Day (its 10th anniversary!), which is on Saturday, April 22.
The 7-inch of Tear Up This Town – the band’s 2016 contribution to the film, A Monster Calls – is limited to just 2,000 copies. It will be available exclusively from record shops in UK, US, Germany, France, Holland, Japan, Austria, Spain, Italy & Portugal. Head to recordstoreday.co.uk for more info.
Band: Jon Lord & The London Symphony Orchestra
Genre: Symphonic Rock
01. Guitar (Sololist Albert Lee) – 9:02
02. Piano (Sololist Jon Lord) – 8:09
03. Drums (Sololist Ian Paice) – 7:26
04. Vocals (Sololist Yvonne Elliman / Tony Ashton) – 5:53
05. Bass Guitar (Sololist Roger Glover) – 5:05
06. Organ (Sololist Jon Lord) – 12:07
Eagles - Hotel California