My Morning Download: “Let Me Lie” by Trey Anastasio (from a limited time only collection of World Cafe downloads)

trey Today’s World Cafe download is “Let Me Lie” by Trey Anastasio recorded during a World Cafe session he did with Cafe host David Dye on January 11, 2013. You can listen to the full interview and performance segment here. This month (and this month only) World Cafe is offering free downloads of performances from bands including Calexico, Lord Huron, the Afghan Whigs, Alt-J, John Fullbright, Freelance Whales, Stars, Nick Waterhouse, Allen Stone, The Kopecky Family Band, Sea Wolf and others. Download the entire collection, while they last until March 1st, here.


Photo Recap: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Trey Anastasio at The Borgata in Atlantic City

After a tremendous show at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia last week, Neil Young and Crazy Horse diverted their tour a bit to play a benefit for the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief effort last night at The Borgata in Atlantic City. In addition to tour openers Patti Smith and Everest, this show also featured a last-minute acoustic set from Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. Check out a recap of the show in the gallery above.


Get into the “Season of Giving” with Hurricane Sandy Relief Concerts in Atlantic City and at MilkBoy

Trevor Gordon Hall will play a Hurricane Sandy benefit at MilkBoy tonight

More efforts for Hurricane Sandy relief are popping up in the tri-state region this weekend, beginning with a show headlined by none other than Shakey himself. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Trey Anastasio of Phish, and Everest have collaboratively organized a benefit show at The Borgata in Atlantic City for this evening. Proceeds from tonight’s show will be directed to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief effort, which you can contribute to here. Anastasio, who formerly lived in Pronceton, will be performing a special acoustic set for tonight’s benefit. General admission tickets for the all-ages benefit are available at our concert calendar here; the concert starts at 8. Below, check out Anastasio’s Acoustic Barn performance of “Time Turns Elastic.”

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: That guy from Phish, that other guy from that Canadian post-punk band

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The guy who isn't that guy from Phish performs tonight at Johnny Brenda's

Tonight, a pair of shows from two very different musicians who are primarily known for their work in other bands. Trey Anastasio, the main brain behind Phish, performs at Electric Factory with his backing band (creatively named The Trey Anastasio Band); if you love Phish, but can’t wait for the band’s recently announced show at Susquehanna Bank Center, you’re probably already stoned in anticipation of tonight’s show. Meanwhile, over at Johnny Brenda’s, Toronto’s John O’Regan is taking a break from his normal duties fronting the indie-rock quartet The D’Urbervilles to pursue his solo project Diamond Rings; O’Regan’s eyeliner-wearing, dance-routing-incorporating, flamboyant-costume-sporting synthpop act will appeal to anyone who loves Lady Gaga (or Robyn’s recent work), but wants to know what it would sound like if a dude with a deep voice was singing into the mic.

Trey Anastasio performs at 8 p.m. at Electric Factory; tickets to the show are $39.50. Diamond Rings performs with P.S. I Love You and Virtual Virgin at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.


Phish announces Summer 2011 tour; will perform in Camden, NJ, on June 10th

Earlier today, Phish announced the dates for its Summer 2011 tour, which includes a show Friday, June 10, in Camden, NJ, at the Susquehanna Bank Center. The tour kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, when the band plays three consecutive nights (May 27-29) at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts in Bethel, NY. Tickets and information about the tour can be found here. Phish fans have a chance to see guitarist Trey Anastasio this Wednesday night when he rolls into town to play the Electric Factory. Check out the video of the Phish 2011 Summer Tour announcement below.

Listen here to listen to Trey’s appearance on World Cafe with David Dye from 2006