Featured YouTuber: kurt654

kurt654(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.

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Jay-Z to Help Inaugurate Barack Obama!

Hollywood BoulevardAccording 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.

The Grateful Dead 2009 Tour Dates

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