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on tour: CAKE and Ben Folds
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on April 4, 2018
It’s a great year for GenX with so many fantastic artists and bands touring in 2018 . In August (my birthday month), CAKE and Ben Folds hit the road together for what seems like a solidly fun double bill. The tour kicks off in Boston at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, the best summer venue.
CAKE’s Vincent DiFiore said: “Ben Folds has been a friend to us, a tour partner in the past, and for a long time we have had great respect for him. CAKE is looking forward to expressing our identity through music this summer, and the chemistry of our evening together with Ben and his band will be an inspiring jolt for us and the audience.”
Ben Folds said: “CAKE — my rough contemporaries, comrades and heroes — to me, they make universal, poetic, identifiable music with a groove. I’ve learned a lot from these guys and I’m proud as punch to be on tour with them this summer.”
AUGUST TOUR DATES:
13 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
15 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
17 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
19 – Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheatre
21 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
22 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
23 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bank Center
25 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park
My favorite music releases this year (so far)
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on September 6, 2011
–soulful, heartfelt, strong
Death Cab for Cutie- Codes and Keys
–adore this melodic indie band
Nick Jaina- The Beanstalks that have Brought Us Here Have Gone
–impressive range of moods, vocals and compositions. talented women with distinctive voices
The Decemberists- The King is Dead
PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
–songs about England’s history told in a manner only PJ Harvey can do. such an amazing album.
Cake- Showroom of Compassion
–quirky, infectious, great to work-out to
If By Yes- Salt on Sea Glass
The Strokes- Angles
Elbow- Build a Rocket Boys
–so understated that its simplicity is its charm
Rachel Platten- Be Here
–underlying cerebral, often serious-minded messages amidst catchy chords and dulcet vocals.
The Coathangers- Larcey & Old Lace
–The Coathangers growl, grind and sneer through its power rock songs.
The Living Sisters- Love to Live
–This lush aural tapestry with sweet voices harmonizing will make you put the album on repeat.
Juliana Hatfield- There’s Always Another Girl
–I’ve always liked Hatfield’s moody songs as I can easily relate to the topics Hatfield frequently sings about.
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