Dr. Rock
By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: February 19th, 2013
Roar on the Shore local bands; Bonnaroo lineup, Buffett, Dave Matthews ….

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will headline the annual Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
It’s a pretty smashing lineup. Also appearing: Wilco, Bjork, Pretty Lights, R. Kelly, the National, the Lumineers, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Passion Pit, the xx, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Of Monsters and Men, Jim James, ZZ Top, Beach House, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cat Power, Kendrick Lamar, and a ton more.
The festival is set for June 13-16. See www.bonnaroo.com for more details.

WQLN’s Crawford County Music Festival on June 29 at Sprague Farm in Venango will feature a cool headliner: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. The lineup also features the return of the Folkadelics, who were a big hit in 2012, plus Tiger Maple String Band and Nancy Deckant and Black Rock County. Tom Stines performs againb between acts. Tickets are $25, on sale at www.WQLN.org/MusicFest.

Congrats to French Kiss, Bastard Bearded Irishmen and Hammersmith. They were the top vote-getters, respectively, in Roar on the Shore’s contest to determine opening bands for national acts at the annual motorcycle rally in downtown Erie.
French Kiss earned the most votes from more than 6,000 that were cast. We won’t know until later which bands they’ll open for; headliners are yet to be announced.
The rally returns July 18-20.

Dave Matthew Band’s summer tour includes stops at First Niagara Pavilion near Pittsburgh on May 31; Blossom Music Center near Cleveland on June 1; and at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center near Buffalo on July 3. Tickets go on sale March 22 for Blossom; the other two on-sale date will be announced.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band return to First Niagara Pavlion near Pittsburgh on July 18 as part of their Songs from St. Somewhere tour. Tickets will go on sale Monday at Ticketmaster.

Pittsburgh’s Stage AE Outdoors has an alternative double bill with Belle and Sebastian and Yo La Tengo on July 13. Tickets go on sale Saturday at Ticketmaster.

Cleveland’s House of Blues has added Alkaline Trio with Bayside (May 28), Bloc Party with Bear Mountain (May 30), Wish You Were Here (May 4) and Devil Makes Three (April 24). All four go on sale Friday.

Live Nation sends word that previously announed fun. shows in Pittsburgh and Cleveland are sold out. If you don’t mind traveling, Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival will feature them on July 12, along with Walk the Moon, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Red Wanting Blue and more.

The lineup also includes MGMT, Cake, Atlas Genius and more July 13 and, on July 14, the National, Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura and more. See www.bunburyfestival.com for details.

Finally, a reminder: Seth Meyer, the head writer and Weekend Update anchor on “Saturday Night Live,” will perform April 19 at Penn State Behrend. Tickets ($25) go on sale Monday at 8 a.m. at www.estore.psu.edu. The
event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities at Behrend. Chris Hardwick (“Talking Dead”) will open.

Headed to Cleveland’s Masonic Auditorium tonight to see Passion Pit? Be advised that opening act Matt & Kim has canceled due to illness.

The Pajanimals tour that included an April 24 show at the Warner Theatre has been canceled. Refunds are avalable at point of purchase.

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