Category Archives: Neon Lights -Live & In Concert
Ahh! My lips are unsealed!
Ok. Calm down. It’s not like I have been wanting to see The Go-Gos on tour since high-school or anything….
Dreams do come true! And they are coming to Seattle!
So, in case you are not “in the know” yet, for The Go-Gos’ 30th anniversary of “Beauty And The Beat” they will be touring, releasing a special hot pink, limited edition vinyl, and just radiating general awesome all around. Plus, they are getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! About time!
This summer The Go-Gos will revisit all their hits for a new generation to “get the beat.” Speaking of this new generation, they are also involved in Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland, featuring music and education workshops, much like Girls Rock Camps. If it wasn’t for groups like The Go-Gos, I may never have realized that I myself could pick up a guitar and make my voice heard. I owe much of my personal persona and guitar antics to Jane Wiedlin.
The Go-Go’s (Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin and Kathy Valentine) carry on the tradition of women in rock, both past and present. They pioneered catchy, surfy, and fun-loving rock n’ roll, with style and sass in the 1980s. Now, amidst all the current ’80s nostalgia, it is a pleasure to see them reuniting to tour.
Stay tuned via their website for more tour dates, special VIP packages, and when you can buy a vinyl reissue of “Beauty and the Beat.”
Tour Dates below:
|05/29/11||Hershey, PA||Hershey Theater|
|06/01/11||Morristown, NJ||Community Theater at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts|
|06/03/11||New York, NY||Irving Plaza|
|06/04/11||Atlantic City, NJ||House of Blues|
|06/05/11||Mashantucket, CT||MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods|
|06/07/11||Westbury, NY||Theater at Westbury|
|06/09/11||Boston, MA||Bank of America Pavilion (w/ the B-52s)|
|06/10/11||Vienna, VA||Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Filene Center|
|06/11/11||Orlando, FL||Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage|
|06/14/11||Apple Valley, MN||Zoo Amphitheater|
|06/16/11||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theater (w/ the B-52s)|
|06/17/11||Highland Park, IL||Ravinia Festival (w/ the B-52s)|
|06/18/11||Kettering, OH||Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts (w/ the B-52s)|
|8/12/11||Vancouver, BC||Commodore Ballroom|
|8/13/11||Portland, OR||Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre|
|8/14/11||Seattle, WA||Woodland Park Zoo|
|8/16/11||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore|
|8/17/11||Los Angeles, CA||The Greek Theater|
|8/20/11||Temecula, CA||Pechanga Resort & Casino|
|8/24/11||Denver, CO||Ogden Theater|
|8/26/11||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|8/27/11||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|8/28/11||Austin, TX||Paramount Theater|
OMFG! Deluka is going on tour! Catch some raunchy electro-pop near you.
U.S. Tour Dates:
- 2/3/11 Brooklyn, NY @ the Bell House (w. Does It Offend You, Yeah?)
- 2/5/11 New York, NY @ Rockbar
- 2/14/11 Pittsburg, PA @ Hard Rock
- 2/15/11 Columbus, OH @ CD101 Big Room
- 2/16/11 Chicago, IL @ Hard Rock
- 2/17/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Hard Rock
- 2/18/11 Louisville, KY @ Hard Rock
- 2/20/11 St. Louis, MO @ NACA
- 2/22/11 Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock
- 2/27/11 Baltimore, MD @ Hard Rock
- 2/28/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Hard Rock
- 3/2/11 Detroit, MI @ Hard Rock
- 3/5/11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Last call! Melissa Auf der Maur‘s last show for “Out Of Our Minds” tour.is coming up! Thursday, March 3, 2011 @ Highline Ballroom, NYC. Tickets here. It’s when art, music, and fantasy combine into one amazing show. Not to be missed!
Seattle’s Kaycee Cole has a month long set lined up at the Vivendo & Tandem wine bar. Check out her smooth jazz and blues style on Valentine’s Day for a special dinner & performance. See links for details.
Guest post by Ms. Wizzle at Feminist Themes.
Last week I was absent for very exciting reasons. First, my mom came out to visit and then my partner and I headed over to Lyons, Colorado for Planet Bluegrass’s 20th Folks Festival. And it folked my socks off. Old favorites were there, like Ani DiFranco and Jenny Lewis, and I found some new favorites, too, such as Girlyman and Dala. Consider the following to be souvenirs I brought back for you!
Ani DiFranco – Her new stuff keeps getting better. Which is astonishing. Check out this sweet folk ditty (sorry about the poor visuals, but the sound is great and this vid is from the festival!):
Jenny Lewis – Jenny had me at Rilo Kiley, and her solo stuff continues to win me over. She played Silver Lining at the Folks Festival, but this clip is from a different performance:
Girlyman – Girlyman is my new favorite band. They were fantastic free-stylin’ banterers. If you ever, ever, hear about them coming near your town, go see them. This is their official vid (made with the help of comedian Margaret Cho):
Dala – Dala is a Canadian duo made up of Amanda and Sheila who are great musicians, and fellow Beatles lovers.
Liz Longley – Liz Longley also blew me away, especially with her intense song The Gun and The Gold. Liz was the winner of last year’s songwriter showcase, earning her a full set this year:
Alas, after two days of full sun my northern heritage was showing. And by that I mean I had a nice little sunburn going, plus some general exhaustion from hot days, cold nights, and fanatical festivarians. So we headed home on day three, missing a couple of pretty cool acts:
The Waifs – From Australia.
Joy Kills Sorrow – I was excited that this band had a guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin. The more strings the better, right? And voices to match.
It was an all around great festival, and I wish that we would have had the energy to stay longer. Next time we’ll need to get a whole crew together – the campsite next to ours was having a great time… Any recommendations?