Record Store Day: A Message from Ambassador Jack White

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , on April 16, 2013 by 30daysout

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We’re still focusing on our day jobs, so our posts will be rather infrequent for the next week or so.

Want to quickly remind you about Record Store Day, coming up this Saturday. Make sure you go out to your friendly neighborhood record store, and at the very least, tell them thanks for hanging in there.

Here’s a message from Record Store Day ambassador Jack White:

Record Store Day official web site

Video Du Jour (Part Deux): Fleetwood Mac

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , on April 9, 2013 by 30daysout

Fleetwood Mac has gone back on the road, partly to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their blockbuster album Rumours. On one of the first dates of the tour in Philadelphia April 6, the band introduced a new song called “Sad Angel” that may appear on a new EP that Lindsey Buckingham said is coming out  “in a few days.”

Thanks to tyrant2525 for loan of the video.

Fleetwood Mac official web site

Video Du Jour: Ana Popovic

Posted in Rock Moment with tags on April 9, 2013 by 30daysout
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Ana Popovic (Photo by Cheryl Gorski)

Ana Popovic is a Serbian blues guitarist and singer, and she’s releasing her sixth studio album, Can You Stand The Heat, on April 16.

Many blues aficionados consider her one of the better blues guitarists around, and her last album Unconditional is still one of the best-selling blues albums ever. Here’s “Can’t You See What You’re Doing To Me,” from the new album.

Ana Popovic official web site

Video Du Jour: Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys

Posted in News with tags , on April 8, 2013 by 30daysout

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Annette Funicello, star of 1960s beach party movies and a former member of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” has died at the age of 70. Funicello was first known for her TV appearances in the late 1950s as a Mouseketeer, and that provided the springboard into movies – first, a series of family films by the Walt Disney Co., then movies like Beach Blanket Bingo, often with Frankie Avalon.

Los Angeles Times news story about Annette Funicello

YouTube: Annette singing the title song from “The Monkey’s Uncle” (1965), backed by The Beach Boys

Video Du Jour: Blue Sky Riders

Posted in Rock Moment, SXSW with tags , , , , on April 4, 2013 by 30daysout

Another one from SXSW: Blue Sky Riders, a country rock trio led by Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman and Kenny Loggins. Yes, that Kenny Loggins. They played at the 2013 Southwest Invasion on the roof of Whole Foods Market. Thanks to IROCKE for allowing us to use the video.

Blue Sky Riders official web site

More videos at IROCKE

Rolling Stones Announce Tour

Posted in News with tags on April 3, 2013 by 30daysout

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After plenty of rumors and speculation, The Rolling Stones have finally announced dates for their “50 and Counting” anniversary tour.

Early reports said this tour would have 18 dates, and only nine were announced today. If your city isn’t on this list, it may turn up later this summer or fall. Here are the announced dates:

May
5 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
8 – San Jose, Calif. @ HP Pavilion
11 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
15 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Center
25 – Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
28 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center

June
12 – Boston, Mass. @ TD North Garden
18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center

Rolling Stones official web site

Video Du Jour: Rick Springfield

Posted in Rock Moment, SXSW with tags , on April 3, 2013 by 30daysout

We’re taking a little time off from the blog so we can get caught up in our day jobs. We will drop by occasionally in the next week or so with some good stuff.

Today let’s go back to SXSW, with an acoustic performance by rocker Rick Springfield. He played at the 2013 Southwest Invasion at SXSW on the roof of Whole Foods Market, presented by Quantum Collective, Amazon MP3, and IROCKE.

Rick Springfield official web site

More videos at IROCKE