Q&A with Bo Koster from My Morning Jacket

It is undeniable the effect My Morning Jacket has placed on live rock music in America over the past couple years. Their legendary show is full of production value and an electrifying experience for all audiences that attend. They are coming off their sixth studio albumCircuital that was released at the end of May of this year peaking at number five on the Billboard album chart.

Amy spoke with keyboard player Bo Koster to discuss the upcoming show in Cincinnati. They discussed his passion for the local record shops and the My Morning Jacket live experience. They will be performing Wednesday August 17th at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center.

Amy: Many of the band members are from the Louisville area, are you actually from Louisville as well?

Bo: I actually grew up in Cleveland, a Cleveland boy. I haven’t lived there in a long time but I grew up there. I spent the first 21 or 22 years of my life there.

Amy: You guys opened your tour for Circuital in Louisville at the Palace Theater. You had it broadcast on Youtube with a director. It was a large production. What was that experience like for the band?

Read the full interview at The First 3 Songs (Direct Link)!

Lollapalooza’s 20th Birthday Is Coming!!!!

Oh how Lollapalooza has grown! It’s amazing how a farewell show for Jane’s Addiction could manifest into a growing mass of 115+ acres of multiple stages showcasing 130-something artists, festival grounds filled with farmers markets, hosting local gourmet fair, and enough arts and crafts to make your head spin! [Read more…]

My Morning Jacket releases exclusive iTunes “Live from Las Vegas at the Palms” EP

Rockers join releases by Gavin Rossdale, Death Cab for Cutie and The Bird and the Bee as a four-part series recorded inside Studio at the Palms

LAS VEGAS – January 14, 2009 – Fans regaled this week when indie rock band My Morning Jacket released (January 13), exclusively on iTunes, live tracks recorded last year inside Studio at the Palms – the Palms Casino Resort’s state-of-the-art recording studio. The release is part of the iTunes’ “Live from Las Vegas at the Palms” series which finds today’s most influential artists performing live throughout the celebrated resort.

“We’re excited to bring a piece of Studio at the Palms to fans across the world with these releases – not many people get to experience the studio on this level. It’s like eavesdropping on your favorite artist during their recording session,” said Palms Owner George Maloof.

Previous exclusive iTunes releases found artists such as John Legend, Hinder and Wolfmother performing live in The Pearl Concert Theater, The Lounge and other areas of the resort. The newest series finds rocker Gavin Rossdale, indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie and electro-pop indie duo The Bird and the Bee jamming live inside Studio at the Palms. These exclusive tracks are available at www.itunes.com.

Studio at the Palms is responsible for some of the biggest hits in the music industry since opening its doors to artists more than three years ago. Releases including Maroon 5’s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, LL Cool J’s hit single “Baby,” Panic at the Disco’s Pretty. Odd., Britney Spears’ Blackout and Celine Dion’s Taking Chances have all been produced in some capacity at Studio at the Palms in the past year.

Additionally during this time, producer and writing duo Tricky Stewart and The Dream have spent countless hours calling the studio home while working on recordings for Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Mary J. Blige (Growing Pains), The Dream’s own album Love/Hate, Usher (“Moving Mountains”), Gym Class Heroes (“Cookie Jar”) and countless others. By the close of the first quarter of 2009, more studio releases from the duo will include Ciara’s highly anticipated new release, singles from Beyonce, The Dream’s sophomore studio album and other recordings from Jamie Foxx, Lionel Richie and others.

For information on the recording studio, please visit www.palms.com.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music Festival

April 25-27th, 2008

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When I moved out to California my eyes and ears really opened. As a music fan a cone suer not knowing what the Coachella Music Festival is could be a sin. I am trying to make up for that sin by informing other readers out there what Coachella is so maybe I don’t feel so alone.

Coachella is a music & arts festival that resides in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Fields. It has days of continuous music (3 days to be exact), camping, yes camping, and this year it all happens April 25 -27th.

This years line-up is too long to list, but you can get it here. The headliners include Jack Johnson, The Verve, Portishead, Kraftwerk, Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket, Love And Rockets, and Fat Boys Slim. I really could go on, but really its insanely long.

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