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Dave Matthews is appearing on the big screen again. According to a few internet items, Dave will act along with Adam Sandler, and more importantly Brooklyn Decker, in a film called Just Go With It. Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Anniston are also in it. But Brooklyn Decker is too, and that's worth mentioning twice.
Matthews has acted in a few Sandler films, and his last foray into thespianism was Lake City, for which Matthews received praise for his acting chops. Filming for "Just Go With It" is going on now, so obviously Matthews will be doing his part(s) between the Europe tour and the North American tour.
You may recall that Dave, Tim, and Roi are all appearing on the new Sokoband album. According to a tweet from the band, the recordings are quite old. The tweet specifically mentions that Roi's recording is from when he was just 27 years old. That'd make the recording about 20 years old. The sokoband album is due in March.
Charlottesville band Sokoband has a new album coming out, and some unreleased performance from LeRoi Moore are featured. According to jambands.com, facilitated by the great music magazine Relix, Dave and Tim are both also contributing to the instrumental trio.
The album is slated for release March 9, 2010. Sokoband has been around since 1990, previously performing as Soko. Dave is clearly a fan, he even provided a quote on their official site praising the group.
Tim Reynolds was kind enough to grant an interview while in Las Vegas with the Sun-Sentinel, a South Florida based periodical. And writer Mike Rothman was kind enough to loan the interview to us. Tim covers a number of topics, as he often does, and gives a nice history of his band and his playing, including some tid-bits on the Dave and Tim shows. Assisting in the interview is Corey Martignetti, who is a big DMB fan in his own right (hence the DMB focused questions)
Have a read here to find out a little bit more about Tim.
Because of shipping laws, Blenheim can only ship to certain states (California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and Washington D.C.). So if you don't live in one of those, you can't get your wine-on. However, if you'd like to purchase an 18x24 poster of the wine label drawn by Dave, you can do that via their store regardless of where you live.
Stefan's side project, Yukon Kornelius, will perform December 11 in Vail, CO, according to an email from The Warehouse. The performance, sponsored by theBud Light Concert Series, is part of the Vail's Snow Daze event.
Also performing are The Barenaked Ladies (which are neither) on December 12 - which feature Ed Robertson (also a YK member) and Robert Randolph and the Family Band on December 13. You can pre-order tickets via The Warehouse now, but in addition to that, they are giving away a great ski weekend package that includes a hotel, round trip airfare, ski tickets, and travel to and from the Denver airport. Check out the Warehouse for more info!
If you're not familiar with Yukon Kornelius, it is a side project featuring Stefan, the aforementioned Robertson of The Barenaked Ladies (which still are neither), Adam Gardner from Guster and drummer Eric Fawcett from N*E*R*D. The shows are fun, action packed shows made up of cover songs from the 70's and 80's mainly, and lucky for YK, their biggest fan is former Twisted Sister front man Dee Snyder. And he loves stopping by for shows and singing a few songs. So basically the shows bring the awesome.
Moore kept the album to the basics; there is no digital at all on the recording. Not even reverb. The goal of the sound is to capture that smokey jazz feel from the 1950's or 1960's, and it sounds like Moore accomplished that. His real goal, however, was just to get Farrell to enjoy her work. "I just want her to love music," Moore said.
LeRoi Moore is the producer of Luminous, now available via iTunes (iTunes link). The horn play laid out by Moore is performed by John D'Earth and Bobby Read, long time jazz musicians from Charlottesville, VA. You can sample some of Farrell's sound via her MySpace page, or you can watch a video of the song Fade Away on YouTube. Additionally, you Facebookers can take a shot at her facebook page.
"Dave Matthews Band is the latest and greatest release in the wildly popular Tap Tap Revenge series, this time featuring 10 of the greatest hits from international best-selling recording artists Dave Matthews Band. Features in this app are two hits from the upcoming album (Funny The Way It Is and Shake Me Like a Monkey), Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King."
The app also includes a Dave Matthews Band news feed, and Facebook Connect to share your high scores with your friends. The app is from Tapulous, Inc., and costs $4.99.
Also Jeff will be doing a free sax clinic Saturday, February 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Cascio Interstate Music in New Berlin, WI. The event is open to the public and will include photo and autograph
Three years after its release, Tribe of Heaven's album is practically sold out.
Imagine We Were - the 1989 album featuring Mark Roebuck and Dave Matthews has sold extremely well - considering that it's only available online at CD baby. The initial first printing of that album has almost run its course, with only a few CD's left. So if you'd like to get this collectors edition release, now would be the time to order it.
In case this is your first experience with the internet, or you've been in seclusion for the past 3 years, Tribe Of Heaven is an duo comprised of Dave and Mark Roebuck - who at that time was late of the popular C'ville band The Deal. Dave co-wrote 3 songs on the album - the resurrected-by-DMB Song That Jane Likes, Imagine We Were, and One War. The rest of the songs were written by Roebuck, except a great rendition of U2's In God's Country. Greg Howard's studio was the location for the recording of the album, and he provided keyboards on a few tracks as well.
Use the above link to get your mittens (for those of you in the snowy realm of the East Coast of the US) on the actual album, surely a collectors item and a must have for any DMB fan.
429 Records has graciously donated a copy of Little Feat And Friends - featuring Dave Matthews guesting (among others) with Little Feat. Their donation is your gain!
Everyone participating in our Set List Game is automatically entered! The winner for the evening of August 9 - Alpine Night 1 - wins the CD! In the event of a tie, a winner will be chosen at random from among the tie scores. So if you haven't been playing the Set List game, get a-playin'!
As we mentioned previously, the album is an all-star affair, with Dave guesting on Fat Man In The Bathtub, and among others, Jimmy Buffet on Time Loves A Hero, Bela Fleck on The Weight, and Vince Gill on the often-interpolated Dixie Chicken.
The album hits stores August 26, and is available via iTunes now.
UPDATE: Congrats to Ants User clayj41 - he scored 46 points to win Night 1 at Alpine, and the Little Feat CD!