Seeger Celebrates in Style; No Doubt Shakes Off Cobwebs with "Spiderwebs"; No Age Do the Dü

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Headlines: Most 90 year olds would probably settle for a small gathering at the local Moose Lodge to celebrate that momentous birthday. Pete Seeger got an all-star fete at Madison Square Garden with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp paying tribute to the folk icon. The birthday boy took the stage for a few numbers, teaming with Taj Mahal and Steve Earle for "Sailin' Up, Sailing Down." Other collaborations included the Boss with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Kris Kristofferson with Ani DiFranco, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright with, er, Tim Robbins ... The Neville Brothers closed out Jazzfest, but it was a bit of letdown, especially compared to last year's rousing return after a two-year absence. Much better was Neil Young's performance, which included an 18-minute version of "Down By the River," an "epic" "Rockin' the Free World" and an encore of "A Day in the Life" ... No Doubt made its return to the stage Saturday night in Atlantic City. It was Gwen Stefani and Co.'s first concert since going on hiatus in 2004. There's no new album to support and apparently there's not even one in the works yet. That meant the band trotted out all the hits and should continue to do so over the course of the summer. No Doubt is at Nissan Pavilion on June 14 ... Going to see Coldplay this summer? Then you get a gift. No, it's not a coupon for Dockers, even better -- a free Coldplay live album! "LeftRightLeftRightLeft" features nine songs taken from the band's last year of touring and will be available exclusively on this summer's tour. The hard copy, at least. You'll be able to download it for free on Coldplay's Web site ... The opening act for a leg of Green Day's summer tour -- including the July 29 D.C. date -- has been announced. It's Brit-pop group Kaiser Chiefs. Oh well. I predict a half-filled arena of bored onlookers ... The Miami Dolphins may soon be playing their home games at Landshark Stadium. That's because the team has entered into some sort of financial agreement/sponsorship deal with your boozy uncle's hero, Jimmy Buffett. Ricky Williams has got to be happy about this. Meanwhile, Joe Robbie is probably rolling in his grave ... It's over for Nas and Kelis. The couple filed for divorce after nearly six years together ... Don't worry, Jay-Z and Beyonce are still blissfully happy. At least I'll assume that's the case and that day-to-day elation helps explain why Hova was so excited after playing a concert with Third Eye Blind. Kelly Clarkson also performed at the University of Arizona concert, which inspired Jay-Z to ask for more cross-genre bills. Hopefully not involving Third Eye Blind ... Kanye West collaborating with Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars? Just Kanye being Kanye ... Some dude ran on stage at a Britney Spears concert and got arrested. Maybe he figured that was the quickest way to get out of there ... The uber-hip All Tomorrow's Parties New York announced another slew of bands for its September 11-13 festival. Among them are beard-crooner Iron and Wine, blog faves Deerhunter and L.A. noise-punk duo No Age, who will take part in that whole "performing an album in its entirety" trend. By performing an entire album by '80s punks Hüsker Dü. Huh. (Sker Dü.) The rest of the lineup reads like every band, old and new, that annoying guy at your office told you was great but you listened to them for about 30 seconds and man, is that even music?!?!?! -- the Boredoms, Suicide, Black Dice, the Jesus Lizard, Deerhoof and plenty more.

In the TWP
From Sunday: Concert Industry Helps Fans Caught Between Rock and a Hard Place
Plus: If You Get Your Act Together, You Can Take a Fee Pass and local singer-songwriter Shane Hines gets funded by his fans.

Online: May Mixtape over on the Going Out Gurus blog. Listen to tracks from Junior Boys, Sharon Jones, the Thermals, the War on Drugs, Jamey Johnson and more.

Video of the Day
Sonic Youth plays two songs from next month's "The Eternal" on "Later With Jools Holland." "Sacred Trickster" is your standard Kim Gordon-sung chugger. She moans and shouts a little while Thurston Moore and Lee Ronaldo make cool guitar sounds. "Antenna" features dual lead vocals by Moore and Ronaldo, which is actually pretty neat.

By David Malitz |  May 4, 2009; 7:45 AM ET Morning Mix
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Said You:

The opening act for a leg of Green Day's summer tour -- including the July 29 D.C. date -- has been announced. It's Brit-pop group Kaiser Chiefs. Oh well. I predict a half-filled arena of bored onlookers ...

Says Me: I predict a riot.

Posted by: jmacy | May 4, 2009 8:00 AM

Deerhoof have plenty of tunes, when not singing exclusively about pandas, but I will admit Black Dice and Boredoms are more of an aquired taste.

Posted by: M__N | May 4, 2009 11:40 AM

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