Archive for January, 2011

Two shows left for Lang Lang this month!

By Amy | January 28th, 2011

Called “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times, Chinese pianist Lang Lang is a figure you may not have heard of, but should. He’s been listed in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Lang Lang’s performance in the opening ceremony of Beijing’s Olympic games in 2008 inspired so many children to play classical piano that the Today Show gave it a name: “the Lang Lang effect.”

He will be playing several shows this year overseas, but US concertgoers have two opportunities to catch him live if they work fast: he’s playing tomorrow night (Jan 29) in Buffalo, NY, and on Jan 31 in Raleigh, NC.

If you miss those, he’ll be in California in July, but that’s half a year away. So catch him while you can!

Coachella 2011 Lineup announced!

By Amy | January 19th, 2011

And just like that, the 2011 Coachella lineup is announced, featuring exciting names like Arcade Fire, Lauren Hill, the Strokes, Cage the Elephant, Duran Duran, Chemical Brothers, Paul Van Dyk, Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Flogging Molly, and many more!

Coast to Coast has 3-day passes here, as well as individual day passes, so be sure to set aside April 15-17, 2011 for the most fantastic weekend you’ll ever spend in the California desert.

Want to see more bands playing at this year’s Coachella? The list is a long one:

Goodbye Gerry Rafferty

By Amy | January 4th, 2011

A sad note for saxophone fans, as Gerry Rafferty, best known for his iconic song “Baker Street,” has passed away at the age of 63. Younger fans unfamiliar with Baker Street may recognize his song “Stuck in the Middle With You” by Gerry Rafferty’s band Stealer’s Wheel (the song was originally a giant hit in 1972, but Quentin Tarantino gave it new life by featuring it in the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack).

Also – if for some reason you haven’t heard Baker’s Street, take a minute now. It’s worth it.