Dec 022014

The Forecastle Festival will host a special presale on Friday, December 5 at noon EST through, with a limited number of general admission weekend passes available for $129.50 plus applicable fess. Forecastle Fest is scheduled for July 17-19, 2015 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.

James Kottack is back with the Scorpions, following treatment for alcohol abuse. The Louisville native spent a month in a Dubai prison after drinking five glasses of wine on an inbound flight, then allegedly engaging in rowdy and insulting behavior at the Dubai airport.

My Morning Jacket has released their August 15, 2008 show at the Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tennessee as a part of their MMJ Archival Series. The show is now available to download via LiveDownloads.

Luke Bryan has cancelled his appearance at the Coyote Acoustic Concert due to the death of his brother-in-law.

Nov 232014

The New Basement Tapes, a.k.a. the T-Bone Burnettassembled supergroup that features Elvis Costello and members of My Morning Jacket, Mumford & Sons, Dawes and Carolina Chocolate Drops, were on The Jimmy Kimmel show, performing “Nothing To It,” from the new album Lost On The River , which features songs written by the various players, with lyrics from Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes period. How it all happened and how the group was assembled is along story: Read the Guardian’s version T

Oct 282014

The outdoor equipment company North Face has released this ad with My Morning Jacket covering Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is My Land,” an appeal to the working people of America to assert their rights as Americas. North Face will give a percentage to 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (up to a 1/4 a million dollars depending on the amount of downloads).

Thanks to John King at 37Flood for the tip.

Oct 222014

Will Ford at has a review of the Foster The People.

This one’s a bit late: Doodlehound has a review of OM and Watter at the New Vintage back on October 8.

Over at Never Nervous, Phillip Olympia has an interview with Natalie Felker of the Fervor.

John King at 37 Flood reports that My Morning Jacket received the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s National Award in The Arts. It’s a big deal – read it here.

Oct 202014

NPR is streaming The Flaming Lips’ rework of Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Heart Club Band, called With A Little Help From My Fwends, which features help from My Morning Jacket, along with a boatload of other friends of the Lips. Listen here.

Aug 192014

The short version of the creation of Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is this: Bob Dylan wrote over a hundred songs during the original Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. Lyrics from those sessions were recently discovered and a collaborative project ensued, featuring Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drop’s Rhiannon Giddens. T. Bone Burnett produced. The group recorded twenty songs over a two-week period and those will be released in standard and deluxe editions on November 11 via Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records. The album will be accompanied by a Showtime documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued that will air November 21. You can preorder here
Watch a video of “Nothing To It,” with Dylan’s handwritten lyrics in an animated version.