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By Andy Argyrakis
Pink Weekend Report: Leon graduates to arenas, Pink gets the party started
Friday, September 25, 2009

She rose to fame at the tip of the decade as an anti-Britney, but Pink's since established herself as a sassy force in the female pop/rock scene. Along the way, she's amassed a mound of hits like "Get the Party Started," "Just Like a Pill" and "So What," the latter of which comes from her latest record Funhouse. It's sure to be a party of charismatic proportions, coupled with some sing-a-longs from The Ting Tings, even if "That's Not My Name" is one of the most overplayed songs of this year. (Worth a shot - Saturday at Allstate Arena- Rosemont, IL:

Now that Kings of Leon was amongst the headliners at Lollapalooza, it seems natural to find the previous club conquerors graduating to the arena level. The bluesy garage rockers are indeed bringing along the high wattage with modern rock pals Glasvegas in tow. While it KOLremains to be seen if either act can actually fill that many seats, whoever does show up is guaranteed a killer rock n' roll show. (Bet your life - Saturday at Bradley Center- Milwaukee, WI:

He went from an underground club favorite to television commercial soundtrack provider only to fall off the mainstream radar in favor of more pensive projects as of late. Though there's no telling what side of Moby will turn up on this tour, chances are several songs will come from the chilled out current collection Wait For Me. (Worth a shot - Wednesday at Vic Theatre- Chicago, IL:
Rufus Wainwright Street Week: Gray goes deluxe, Rufus does Milwaukee
Monday, September 21, 2009

Milwaukee's Pabst Theatre (see Livewire's review of the show) is one of the Midwest's most treasured venues, but now the world at large gets an up close and personal view thanks to Rufus Wainwright's Milwaukee At Last!!! (Decca). The 10 song CD/28 track DVD chronicles 2007's Release The Stars tour, featuring the piano man and his seven piece band. The eight month outing also played to New York's Radio City Music Hall and London's Old Vic, though capturing the flamboyant entertainer in this especially intimate venue is a true treat.

For the first time since the historic day in 1985 on which it was recorded, The Willie Nelson Special (Eagle Eye Media) gets DVD treatment. The show features special guest collaborator Ray Charles, who sits in on "Angel Eyes," "Seven Spanish Angels,David Gray" I Can't Stop Loving You," "Georgia On My Mind" and "Mountain Dew." Add in Nelson's solo performances of "On the Road Again," "Always On My Mind," and "Whiskey River" and this disc makes for a no brainer buy.

Singer/songwriter David Gray returns with both a single and double disc deluxe edition of Draw the Line (Downtown). Though each installment feature eleven new dreamy pop songs, the double disc edition is bundled with a nine track concert CD. But no matter what the format, the true highlights are duets with Jolie Holland and Annie Lennox. The project was recorded in London and marks Gray's stab at self-production.

The Dish Archives 2009

Sept. 14 - 18
Sept. 7 - 11
Aug. 31 - Sept. 4
Aug. 24 - 28
Aug. 17 - 21
Aug. 10 - 14
Aug. 3 - 7
July 27 - July 31
July 20 - July 24
July 13 - July 17
July 6 - July 10
June 29 - July 3
June 22 - 26
June 15 - 19
June 8 - 12
June 1 - 5
May 25 - 29
May 18 - 22
May 11 - 15
May 4 - 8
Apr. 27 - May 1
Apr. 20 - 24
Apr. 13 - 17
Apr. 6 - 10
Mar. 30 - Apr. 3
Mar. 23 - 27
Mar. 16 - 20
Mar. 9 - 13
Mar. 2 - 6
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Feb. 16 - 20
Feb. 9 - 13
Feb. 2 - 6
Jan. 26 - 30
Jan. 19 - 23
Jan. 12 - 16
Jan. 5 - 9
Dec. 29 - Jan. 2
The Dish Archives - 2008
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