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Bailey Rae Set To Tour With John Legend
Corinne Bailey Rae’s self-titled debut recently hit the #4 spot on The Billboard 200. The platinum selling vocalist is on a roll since her amazing Grammy performance with John Legend and John Mayer. If topping the charts and touring America wasn’t enough, Capitol Music Groups has released a two disc deluxe edition of her new album. The CD features new songs, remixes, and covers of Bjork’s “Venus Becomes A Boy”, Led Zepplin’s “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, and “Day Dreaming” by Aretha Franklin. The tour kicks off in Irvine, CA in April, make sure you check out the award tour listing below and catch the show when it rolls through your town.
4/3 Irvine, CA Bren Events Center
4/4 San Diego, CA Bayside Amphitheatre
4/6 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
4/7 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
4/10 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre
4/12 Minneapolis. MN Orpheum Theatre
4/13 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
4/14 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
4/16 Akron, OH Akron Civic Auditorium
4/17 Toronto, ONT Hummingbird Centre for Performing Arts
4/19 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
4/20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
4/22 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
4/23 New York, NY Theater At Madison Square Garden
4/25 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
4/26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
4/28 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
4/29 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
5/1 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
5/2 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Casino“ Hard Rock Live
5/4 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
5/5 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s (headlining show)
Graphic Novel Review: 300 by Frank Miller – from Blogcritics.org
The graphic novel review gives film fans a glimpse of the upcoming movie release.
The Goo Goo Dolls will re-release an expanded version of their Let Love In CD. The new version features a DVD with live footage, music videos and acoustic songs. The DVD, entitled, Live And Intimate, will be comprised of an exclusive live-in-studio performance of fourteen songs filmed and recorded March 27, 2006 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California.
Let Love In hits stores February 27th and will also be available as a digital music download at all participating digital retailers as well as the deluxe CD/DVD package.
You can check some of the videos below!
New Music From the Colour!
Boost Mobile RockCorps Concert takes place March 30th at LA's Kodak Theatre. The show features Korn, The Game, +44, Rise Against, and Young Jeezy. You can visit the BMRC website to see a video preview of the event and the people behind it at the Boost Mobile Website.
The Sony Music Box
Check out Sony/BMG's super slick looking Music Box to see some of their latest video releases. Artists from John Legend, Ben Kweller, Kanye West, Outkast,Barry Manilow, Britney Spears and tons more. This site is a sure way to melt away a few hours of the workday.
Black Snake Moan
To celebrate the release of Black Snake Moan, a limited 7-inch vinyl has been pressed. The record features two songs performed by Samuel L. Jackson: the oral tradition toast, "Stackolee" and Blind Lemon Jefferson's "Black Snake Moan."
Check out the audio and video streams for "Stakolee," which is also available on Side A of the limited vinyl pressing.
Fabolus' From Nothin' To Somethin' (Def Jam Recordings, March 27, 2007)
The new album is on the way! This time around Fab gets a little help on the microphone from Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo, and some help with production by Jazzy Pha, Steve Moralaes and Timberland. The last time Fabolus was up to bat, he hit one out the park with the Top 10 hit "Breathe" running through hip-hop and R&B charts before settling in on the Top 10. Check out the new single, "Diamonds" by clicking the links below!
El-P of Company Flow/Def Jux fame is on his way back to torture you wack hip-hop lovers with some more of his illmento style. The new album is called I'll Sleep When Your Dead and so far looks to be a step in NY Hip hop re-claiming it's crown.
I'll Sleep When You're Dead will be released on March 20th and features guest appearances from The Mars Volta, Aesop Rock, Cage, Cat Power, and other high profile artists. You can download the album now for free at Adult Swim! Check the links below for more goodies!
The Exies will be playing a series of shows in the CA area. You can try to catch one of their shows in LA, or check the video link for more about them.
2/26 Modesto, CA – Fat Cat's – CONF
2/27 Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey – CONF
3/4 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick – CONF
3/6 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle – CONF
That's it for now party people. Stay tuned for music reviews from Sean Price, Fabolous, Tantra, and more!