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TVD Radar: The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma from Ben Sidran in stores 5/5

VIA PRESS RELEASE | The versatile, hit-making career of one of the American recording industry’s legendary producers and executives is lovingly told in award-winning musician, writer and broadcaster Ben Sidran’s revealing new biography The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma. The Nardis Books volume, which will be available in print and as an e-book on May 5, […]

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TVD Radar: Steven Van Zandt, RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work 7-LP box set in stores 12/6

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Little Steven has opened the doors on his personal archive of recordings to present an in-depth look at his solo career with a brand new boxed set. RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work (Wicked Cool/UMe) collects the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s solo work from 1973-1999 – including Artists United […]

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TVD Live: Jazz Fest,
The First Weekend,
4/27–4/29

PHOTOS: EDDY GUTIERREZ | The weather could not have been better as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented its 49th edition at the New Orleans Fairgrounds in the heart of the Gentilly neighborhood. Clear skies, mild temperatures, and low humidity greeted festers all three days of the first weekend. It’s a truism of […]

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In rotation: 4/20/18

Record Store Day 2018 all about vinyl, Jack White and keeping indie-shops spinning: As if the craziness surrounding Record Store Day wasn’t enough, vinyl aficionado Jack White will be in Grand Rapids performing during the celebration of independent record stores on Saturday, with a “Rolling Record Store” in tow. In addition to White’s 20 Monroe […]

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In rotation: 4/19/18

Your Austin Record Store Day field guide: Record Store Day is around the corner, and in its 11th year, it’s popularity is ever-increasing. Vinyl album sales in the United States increased by more than 1,000 percent over the past ten years. And junkies line up at stores’ openings to get their hands on rare and […]

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Graded on a Curve:
Rick Wakeman,
The Six Wives of
Henry VIII

In the summer of my 13th year I spent two months listening to virtually nothing but Rick Wakeman’s The Six Wives of Henry VIII. It was hardly what I’d call voluntary. This is what happens when your older sister runs away from home with a hood named Don and leaves nothing behind, musically speaking, but […]

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Graded on a Curve:
David Lee Roth,
Eat ‘Em and Smile

David Lee Roth was Thee Consummate Showman of the Hair Metal era. With Roth you got the whole shmeer; a natural-born ham and song and dance man, he would gladly have set himself alight and turned flaming cartwheels over the squat Michael Anthony if that’s what it took to keep Diamond Dave in the limelight. […]

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TVD Live Shots: Lalah Hathaway at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 9/23

TVD’s Doug Seymour was dispatched to Lalah Hathaway’s performance at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on September 23rd to photograph the show and behind the scenes. The two time Grammy Award winner is preparing to release Lalah Hathaway Live on October 30th—available on vinyl, CD, and DVD from Hathaway Entertainment […]

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TVD Live Shots: Langhorne Slim & The Law at Union Transfer, 9/16

We sent TVD’s Doug Seymour to the Langhorne Slim & The Law’s show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on September 16th to shoot the band who are currently on the road promoting their brand new release, The Spirit Moves—available on CD and vinyl from Dualtone Records.  Frankly, these guys put on one of the best […]

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TVD Live: The 6th Annual Gwar BQ at Hadad’s Lake, 8/15

Blöthar. Beefcake the Mighty. Sexecutioner. To the uninitiated, these may seem like names from a twisted, perverted comic. To the Bohabs, or devotees to the band known as Gwar, well, you’re still not too far off. For three decades now, Gwar had been pushing the limits of musical outrageousness with their twisted music and their […]

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TVD Live Shots: Delta Spirit & Friends at World Café Live, 8/5

Fresh off their Lollapalooza performance in Chicago, the Delta Spirit & Friends tour performed on the World Café Live / WXPN stage in Philadelphia on August 5th, 2015. Our own Doug Seymour was there to cover the evening and capture moments during sound check, backstage, and the performance itself. Delta Spirit was joined on stage by Jon […]

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TVD Live Shots: The Pennsylvania Blues Festival at Split Rock Resort, 7/25

Our own Doug Seymour attended the Pennsylvania Blues Festival on July 25th at the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, PA to capture the day’s events. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland, daughter of the late great Johnny Copeland, headlined the festival. There was also a late night showcase featuring the original members of Johnny Copeland’s band. This […]

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TVD Live Shots: The Detroit Cobras at the Brooklyn Bowl, 7/18

TVD photographer Doug Seymour traveled to the Brooklyn Bowl on July 18th to chronicle an evening with The Detroit Cobras. The Cobras blend obscure rock and soul classics with a gritty charm that make the songs all their own. Lead singer Rachel Nagy owned the stage with a rock and roll swagger that was electric. Check out […]

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TVD In-store: Breaking Benjamin, Meet & Greet at Gallery of Sound, 6/27

You could call it a homecoming of sorts. Wilkes-Barre, PA’s favorite sons, Breaking Benjamin, armed with a brand new record in stores, Dark Before Dawn—their first in 6 years—celebrated its arrival by paying a visit to Wilkes-Barre’s Gallery of Sound record store for an informal fan meet and greet last weekend. Over 400 strong lined […]

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TVD Live Shots: All Time Low in-store at Gallery of Sound, 4/4

All Time Low released their sixth full-length album, Future Hearts on April 7th, debuting at number two in the USA and number one in the UK. This is the first time the pop-punk band have achieved this kind of chart success. “This is a huge surprise! We didn’t expect this kind of reaction to the […]

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