Phish Summer Tour 2012

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I’m not really too sure why Phish will never come to Houston, or anywhere around here for that matter. They continually play the same venues on the east and west coast and in the the mid west, but have never returned to the Bayou City since being reunited in 2009. Until then, I’m gonna have to shell out loads of plane fair or gas money to see my favorite band. Pretty lame if you ask me. Oh well, I love them that much that it really doesn’t matter. Looks like I’ll be headed towards the midwest for this run, catching them at some of my favorite venues including Alpine Valley, Deer Creek (now Klipsch Music Center) and Blossom. Anyone hitting any of these dates?

Check out all of the tour dates after the jump if you couldn’t catch them all in that super sweet Fishman work-out video.

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Buxton EPK & Driveway Sessions

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You can stream Buxton‘s new album, Nothing Here Seems Strange, over at Paste Magazine‘s official site. Also, check out a bunch of tour dates and video of them performing stripped-down versions of their own “Blown A Fuse” and “Lynchburg Ferry” for Austin Harkey’s Driveway Sessions after the jump.

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Cage The Elephant’s Spring Tour

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Kentucky alt-rock band Cage The Elephant just started their Spring tour. They’re headed to Arkansas this week.

On Wednesday, April 6, they’ll be at Rev Room in Little Rock. Friday they’re playing a sold out show in Fayetteville at George’s Majestic, so I hope you already have your tickets. But if you missed out, you can also catch them at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa on Sunday, April 10.

Texas BOTheads will get their turn later this Spring. They’re heading to Houston on May 27 to play at the Verizon Wireless Theater, Austin folks can catch them at Stubb’s on May 28, and Dallas at the Palladium on May 29.

You don’t want to miss out on this!

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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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Widespread Panic Summer Tour Includes Houston, Dallas and Austin Dates

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If any of you readers have been following BOT for some time, which I know there are plenty of you out there, you’ll know my love for jambands is the underlying basis for my musical existence. One of my favorites, past and present, are Athens, GA southern rockers Widespread Panic. I’ve seen them more times than I can count, and they consistently bring the heat every single time. I didn’t get to attend their one and only SXSW performance at the new ACL Live At Moody Theater venue due to it being badges and wristbands only, but thankfully only a few weeks after that show, they released a huge list of summer dates which include stops at The Woodlands’ (Houston) Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion and two dates in Austin at the same venue they played during SXSW. Read more for WSP’s complete spring/summer itinerary.

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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Tour Including SXSW and Free Press Summerfest

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Wakarusa 2009: Saturday
Jason Isbell at Wakarusa 2009, Photo by Jim Bricker

In a press release sent out today, we found out a nice little unannounced addition to the 2011 Free Press Summerfest. Former Drive-By Truckers member and current solo artist Jason Isbell will bring his band 400 Unit to the main stage at the third year, Houston home-grown festival. Besides an intense full month of shows throughout pretty much the entirety of the United States and Canada, Isbell will also be all over next week’s SXSW music conference, playing both solo and with 400 unit. He should also be seen as an auxiliary member of one of my most anticipated SXSW acts, Middle Brother, as he did on their eponymous debut album. If you haven’t heard of Middle Brother yet, I highly suggest checking them out – It’s the mixing and matching of the songwriting talents in Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and John McCauley of Deer Tick. Really solid stuff.

Read on for a whole list of Jason Isbell’s tour dates, including all of his SXSW stops.

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