(Video after the jump) YouTube is a great way to find concert recordings of your favorite artists. Unfortunately, many times the recordings are just plain bad (I’m guilty of the same.) So, take a look at kurt654. This 20-year-old (he sure looks older than that) has more than 660 subscribers to his channel, as well as 268 video uploads. And just about all of them are of very high sound and video quality.
Some of the artists included in kurt654’s catalog include Tegan and Sara, John Mayer, Beck, Vampire Weekend and one of my personal favorites, The Raconteurs. A sample is below, but there’s plenty more where that came from.
According to Live Nation, Jay-Z is going to headline a pre-inauguration day concert honoring Barack Obama in D.C. It’s going to be an “intimate performance,” at the Warner Theater, capacity 1,847. Tickets go on sale Jan. 9. And the right-wing conservatives start to panic.
It has been officially announced that Apple’s iTunes will now be completely DRM-free. Apple signed a deal with Sony BMG, Universal and Warner to make it happen. This means that iTunes songs will not be limited to playing on Apple devices.
It’s official – the four surviving members of The Grateful Dead (Lesh, Weir, Hart, Kreutzmann) along with Warren Haynes and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti will tour in 2009.
The tour begins in the East and wraps up in the West. Presale tickets start on 1/13, and general public sales start 1/23. You can be sure most, if not all of these shows will sell out – then you can expect to pay a major premium for tickets from brokers. So get on it if you want to go.
April 12, Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
April 14, Washington DC – Verizon Center
April 15, Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
April 17, Albany, NY – Times Union Center
April 18, Worcester, MA – DCU Center
April 19, Worcester, MA – DCU Center
April 21, Buffalo, NY – HSBC Arena
April 22, Wilkes-Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena @ Casey Plaza
April 24, Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
April 25, New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 26, Hartford, CT – XL Center
April 28, E. Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center
April 29, E. Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center
May 1, Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Spectrum
May 2, Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Spectrum
May 5, Chicago, IL – All State Arena
May 7, Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
May 9, Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
May 10, Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich gets an extension on an idictment decision. He is currently under investigation for attempting to sell the Senate seat left behind by President Elect Barack Obama. Your song of the day: