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Archives: July 2007


Pearl Jam DVD announcement

Pearl Jam will release a concert DVD called “Immagine in Cornice” (Italian for “Picture in a Frame”) on Sept. 25, the band’s publicist just announced.

The film, directed by Danny Clinch, includes performance and behind the scenes footage from Italian tour stops in Bologna, Verona, Milan, Torino and Pistoia in 2006.

Here’s the track listing:

Severed Hand (Milan)

World Wide Suicide (Featured clips from all Italian show dates)

Life Wasted (Torino)

Corduroy (Verona)

State of Love and Trust (Milan)

Porch (Verona)

Even Flow (Torino)

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Tom Snyder rocked! No, really

As I’m sure most of you have read by now, late night talk show pioneer Tom Snyder died yesterday. From 1973 to 1982, he followed “The Tonight Show” with his edgier (well, compared to Johnny Carson) “Tomorrow Show.” And what some may have forgotten by now is that his show was occasionally a platform for punk and new wave bands.

I recently rented and highly recommend the DVD set “The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave,” which features performances and interviews with Joan Jett, Iggy Pop and Elvis Costello, among others. His interview

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Toby Keith review

A while back Toby Keith was pegged, quite unfairly, as some kind of extreme right-wing jingo. And there he was on the White River Amphitheatre stage singing "Love Me If You Can," a tender ballad about how misunderstood and hurt he’d been in the wake of the "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" controversy.

"I’m a man of my convictions," he sang. "Call me wrong, call me right/ But I bring my better angels to every fight."

Hey, who knew Mr. Boot in Your A– had such a vulnerable, sensitive side?


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Toby Keith’s Big Dog Daddy set list

Toby Keith’s Big Dog Daddy show wound down just a little while ago at the White River Amphitheatre. He was a blast. Opening act Miranda Lambert was even better. Check back later and I’ll have a more detailed report posted. Meanwhile, here’s what Mr. Red, White & Blue played:

Toby Keith

White River Amphitheatre

July 27, 2007

Big Dog Daddy

Honky Tonky U

Stays in Mexico

I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight

High Maintenance Woman

Get Drunk and Be Somebody

The No No Song (Hoyt Axton)

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A more detailed Linkin Park report

Hate nu metal all you want. (Stupid Fred Durst!) And say what you will about Linkin Park. But the kings of rap rock came back strong in 2007, first with the best first week record sales of the year (more than 623,000 copies of "Minutes to Midnight") and now with what’s sure to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, Projekt Revolution.

Linkin Park’s answer to Ozzfest kicked off Wednesday at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre, with My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Placebo, HIM, Mindless Self Indulgence and more adding support. And while the show didn’t

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Linkin Park set list from Projekt Revolution tour launch

Just got back from the Projekt Revolution tour launch in Auburn. Check in later and I’ll post a few notes. Meanwhile, check out the headliner’s set list.

Linkin Park set list

July 25, 2007

White River Amphitheatre

One Step Closer

Lying From You

Somewhere I Belong

No More Sorrow


Points of Authority

Wake/Given Up

Don’t Stay

From the Inside

Leave Out All the Rest


Pushing Me Away

Breaking the Habit


Shadow of the Day

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Oh, that Blake is so dreamy – and he drives a hot car, too

This just faxed in from Riverside Ford: Apparently, Bothell “American Idol” contestant, Blake Lewis, will show up at the Sumner dealership at 1 p.m. on Friday to pick up the 2007 Ford Mustang he won for being on the show. You know, just in case you’re wondering about all the screaming girls and traffic in that area Friday afternoon.


More info on Club Vertigo

I’ve learned more about Club Vertigo since last Thursday’s post. Assuming no delays in construction, licenses and inspections, organizers say the rock club will open on Aug. 10.

One of those organizers is the Show Media’s Joey Gingerella, who booked bands for the 54, the club that occuped Club Vertigo’s space (5402 South Tacoma Way) until the club unexpectedly shut down in May.

Gingerella said the club space has been given a significant makeover that has included moving the stage, adding a permanent beer garden and significantly increasing capacity. "We redid the inside to

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