Ben Harper’s Rock ‘N Roll Is Free

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Ben HarperBen Harper‘s new album, Give Till It’s Gone, is set to release on May 17. Awesome timing, since it’s just a couple of weeks before his appearance at this year’s Wakarusa Camping and Music Festival.

Harper’s 10th studio album was recorded at the Los Angeles studio of Jackson Browne, who plays a part on “Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn.” Also featured on the album, are two tracks co-written and performed with Ringo Starr. Harper collaborated in Starr’s album Y Not.

But you don’t have to wait for the full album release to get a taste of Haper’s new material. You can get his new single “Rock ‘N Roll Is Free” for, well, free. The track is available for a limited time, so head over to his site for the free download.

Harper only has a few tour stops in the States this Summer. According to his website, he will play at Coachella with Fistful of Mercy and at Wakarusa with The Relentless7. Outside of those festivals appearances, he’s set to play with The Relentless7 at Crossroads in Kansas City, MO and at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO on the days following Wakarusa. Then at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL in late June.

Go get his new single now for free. And get your Wakarusa tickets, if you haven’t yet!

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7 Walkers and Great American Taxi to Celebrate George’s 84th Anniversary

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7 Walkers
Photo by Jay Blakesberg. Courtesy of Madison House Publicity.

One of the most beloved and oldest live music venues in Arkansas is turning 84 this year. Yes, people! George’s Majestic Lounge is celebrating its 84th anniversary this year and the official bash is this weekend.

The party starts on Friday with Big Smith at 6 p.m. during Happy Hour and another set at 9 p.m. That same night Vince Herman’s Great American Taxi.

On Saturday, 7 Walkers will continue the celebration. The supergroup features Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead), George Porter, Jr (The Funky Meters), Papa Mali, and Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson); plus Great American Taxi (featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon).

Continue after the break for a 7 Walkers video and more info. You don’t want to miss this show!

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The Belle Brigade @ Cain’s Ballroom

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Belle Brigade @ Cain's Ballroom

I escaped Northwest Arkansas last Thursday and headed to Tulsa with a couple of friends to visit Cain’s Ballroom for G. Love & Special Sauce‘s headlining show. We got there on time to catch the opening act, The Belle Brigade. I wasn’t familiar with their music, but it was another reminder of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – or in this case, not judge musicians by their outfits. I tell you this because after seeing them I didn’t expect them to start playing alternative country. There were skinny jeans, converse shoes, plaid, stripes, thick-frame glasses, etc. If you’d ask me, I’d describe their style as Hipster Country – In the best way possible (I’m no hipster hater).

The L.A. band was fun to watch and had the crowd dancing around. Check out some photos and a video of their single “Losers” after the break. And come back later to check out the review and photos of the G. Love show.

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Freshly Squeezed: Foster The People

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Exactly 24 hrs ago I got an email that read “Alan wants to know if you’ve heard Foster the People.” As every other semi-normal person would do, I googled them. I found their site and saved the link for after-hours. Alan recommended I listened to “Pumped Up Kicks,” so I did. And here I am. Hooked. Just a couple of hours after getting repeat-one happy on their music page, I decided to get the EP. Best $3 I”ve spent in a while, yo!

I”m full of questions. Who are these dudes, where did they come from, when is the full album coming out, are they playing anywhere near me, etc. Check out the video for “Pumped Up Kicks” and then continue reading to learn what I found out after a little more googling.

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For the love of G. Love

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Today is a super special day in the land of caffeinated drinks. I’m turning 26 and before I leave the house to go celebrate with lots of delicious food, family, friends and music, I wanted to share with you a little of my love for G. Love. After you listen to Milk & Sugar above, go after the break for some mo’

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Welcome To Breakfast On Tour 2.0

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It’s been a long time coming, but Breakfast On Tour has finally undergone a complete transformation. Thanks to Mss. HashBrowns and Cafe Con Leche, we have a fresh new look to the website, and I couldn’t be happier! Things have been kinda slow around here lately, but with the new design, plan to see loads of content in the very near future. If you would’ve asked me when starting this website that it would blossom into what it has become, I would’ve given you a crazy look. I’m so proud of my baby, and couldn’t continue to do it without the amazing BOT staff that have put so much time and effort into making everything about this website so much bigger and better.

Here’s to a great future for BOT!

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Peace From The Hills CD Release

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Peace From The Hills CD Release @ Arsaga's

Fayetteville is home to a great artistic community, proof of that was the Peace From The Hills CD release party at Arsaga’s on Wednesday, January 26.

Peace From The Hills is a compilation of music and poetry by local Fayetteville artists intended to help support A Ride Till The End.

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Wakarusa 2011 Initial Lineup

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Welcome to Wakarusa

Waka waka. The initial lineup for one of BoT’s favorite festivals has been announced, and it’s so good it makes me sad. Sad because it means us Houstonians will probably be forced to skip Houston’s premiere local fest, Free Press Summer Fest, to attend. With a lineup that includes My Morning Jacket, Mumford and Sons, Umphrey’s McGee, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, Thievery Corporation, Galactic, Ghostland Observatory, and Langhorne Slim, how could we not? Add in the fact that it’s in the most beautiful festival setting I’ve ever experienced and will be chock full of old friends and Arkansas family, and I think the decision has been made. If the Free Press lineup can Top That I will bow down at their altar and sacrifice a hippie. Check out the full lineup:

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ Bricktown Center

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grace potter and the nocturnals

It’s been a month since I trekked up to Oklahoma City with Cranberry Scone to enjoy a blissful evening with the Avett Brothers. I had been told beforehand to get ready for the opener, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Even at first glance, this band was intriguing. Gold-haired front-woman in a sparkling silver mini dress, surrounded by scruffy-bearded, mustached, Lennon-hair men in black suits. Delicious. The complex guitar rifts started, Potter opened her mouth, and the soulful sexiness set the tone.

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Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village | Little Rock, AR

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Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village
Words and Photos by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

With fresh new material, a lot of energy, and a growing fan base, Michael Franti & Spearhead are making the most of the moment. On Friday, Oct. 1, Franti & Spearhead had their first show in Little Rock, AR at The Village.

Franti & Spearhead really know how to put on a show. The venue wasn’t completely full, but it felt like it after the show started out with “Love Don’t Wait,” from the band’s latest studio production, The Sound of Sunshine

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