This afternoon on the show: Melissa Etheridge. Hear it online + see tasty live videos!

She plays the Blaisdell Concert Hall July 23 and the MACC in Kahului, Maui July 24. On-sale now.

At my page on the HPR site, you can also see four videos, including a breathtaking performance of Like The Way I Do that’s over ten minutes and one of the best-captured live versions of that song… Also check out Melissa paying tribute to Janis Joplin solo acoustic, showcasing her skills in jaw-dropping fashion… See her live in action from just days ago ‘down under’ on her current tour, playing an acoustic version of Falling Up, a song from Fourth Street Feeling, her new album due in September.

I hope you dig this very special conversation with one of my favorite artists!

 

Advertisements

Hear my new interview w/Johnny Winter & get Hawaii concert details

Hear my new interview with Johnny Winter on HPR today and tomorrow. Hear it right now, or, listen to it archived online at HPR’s site plus see a live video:

http://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/content/johnny-winter-extended-interview

Get complete four island concert information below,

and if you click the ad, you can visit the promoters site for more info and/or to buy tickets.

Four Concerts in Hawaii – a fundraiser for Hawaiian Lifeguard Assoc. Jr. Lifeguard Program

{ Order Tickets Online }

Tour dates:

April 7 – Oahu
The New Shoroom @ Hawaiian Brian’s
180 Kapiolani Street, 2nd. Floor (Validated Parking)
Venue: 808-946-1343
Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. Dr. $65. VIP Tables ( Limited )
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 8:00 pm.

April 8 – Maui
Maui Arts and Cultural Center – Castle Theater – Kahului
MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW
Show: 7:30 pm. Tickets: $45. – $50. – $55.

April 9 – Big Island
Honokaa Peoples Theatre
information: 808-896-4845
Doors: 7:00 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. At Door $55. VIP Front Rows

April 10 – Kauai
KCC Performing Arts Center – Lihue
Information: 808-337-9234
Doors: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:30 pm. Tickets: $45. Adv. $50. At Door $55. VIP Front Rows
Get your tickets early these events will
sell out! Info hotline: 808-896-4845

{ Order Tickets Online }

Ticket Info & Outlets
Oahu: Online: Lazarbear.com Hawaiian Brian’s, Liquor Collection – Honoulu; Good Guys Music- Kapahulu; Hawaii Natural High – Waikiki; Hungry Ear – Kailua

Big Island: CD Wizard, Hilo Music Exchange- Hilo, Music Exchange – Waimea; Sound Wave Music – Kailua Kona; Taro Gifts – Honokaa

Maui: MACC Box Office 808-242-SHOW (7469) or at www.mauiarts.org

Kauai: Kauai Music & Sound – Kapaa; Island Soap & Candle – Kilauea; Progressive Expressions – Koloa; Scotty’s Music – Kalaheo; Aloha -N- Paradise – Waimea; Kauai Harley Davidson – Puhi

Johnny tearing it up at Woodstock:

Hear the March Classic Interview with Motley Crue’s Vince Neil!

Getting out of jail early and making the news with his legal debacles, it seemed fair to throw Vince a solid, and break out some good times in his honor. No pun intended.

We celebrate with this fun gem from 2007 with Vince and I having laughs, enjoying memories, and bonding over the rock we all love.

Enjoy ten live videos, too, showing the Crue in action around the world laying down the rock as only they can, with Brother Vince up front and in charge. Plus a dy-no-mite photo slide show that takes you through the years.

It’s a Crue Classic Interview Player!!! With Motley Crue’s Vince Neil & I — listen on-demand all month.

 

AVENGED SEVENFOLD: WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR “NIGHTMARE”

AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Nightmare” (WEA/Warner) debuts in the #1 position based on first day sales from yesterday.

Order Avenged Sevenfold’s new album Nightmare on iTunes now- http://wbr.fm/9wBGkD. Visit http://avengedsevenfold.com for more information.

HERE IS THE FULL-LENGTH NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO:

AL GREEN INTERVIEW ON HPR TOMORROW

Hear some of my brand new interview with Rev. Al Green this weekend on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Saturday morning, on Hawaii Public Radio – http://hawaiipublicradio.org. It’s on KIPO at 7:38am and KHPR/statewide at 9:18am.

JANUARY CLASSIC INTERVIEW PLAYER: HEAR PART TWO OF THE NEW INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND’S NILS LOFGREN

Hear the conclusion to the new interview with The E Street Band’s Nils Lofgren, plus watch ten full song videos including Nils with Howard Stern, Dire Straits, REM & more!!!

Also a fascinating through-the-years slideshow. Join me for this exclusive conversation with a legendary guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

GET THE LIMITED EDITION 2009 RADIO ALL-STARS DAVE LAWRENCE TRADING CARD

Thanks to Jacobs Media, the leading rock radio consultants, for including me on their dream team of radio professionals currently looking for full-time work. This is their October 13 article:

Jacobs Media

Spare Parts

Our recent “Superheroes” blogs apparently touched a nerve, especially with the scores of radio pros who have found themselves on the beach in the past year or so.  (“On the beach” is a quaint term that is an injustice to those who are out of work with no prospects in sight.”)

On top of this, my remarks at theNAB’s “Stimulus Czar” session directly addressed the need for radio to use its night and late night real estate to grow new talent, rather than voicetrack.  Between the economy and PPM, owners and CEOs have less incentive to develop new shows to replace aging franchises, much less to promote the great brands they already have on the air.

But the real issue is simply how many wonderfully talented jocks, teams, and personalities are idling away on the shelf with no place to go.  While not every station should be personality-driven, neither should there be 10 juke boxes in a market either.  And with all those HD2 channels wasting away, you could put together some pretty killer personality content from just the “spare parts” that are out there looking for a job.

Or you could make the case that these under-utilized HD resources could become the incubators for fledgling high school and college kids who are dying to entertain and hone their crafts.  (Think Kimmel and Conan.)

But the first group – unemployed all-stars – is the focus of this blog.  And with no offense meant to anyone who appears on the list below – or those who don’t – here’s a little game I started to play.  What would a very cool and competitive station sound like, made up solely of talented jocks who are out of work?

So, here’s my first pass at what would be a very potent lineup (yes, some players are out of position, but hey, it’s a fantasy radio league, right?).  I think this group could compete in any market in America.  And they’re probably more affordable than you think.

Jacobs Media Radio All-Stars Dream Team

6-9a Adam Carolla

9a-Noon  Tommy Griffiths

Noon-3p Cerphe

3-6p Stoney and Wojo

6-10p Dave Lawrence

10p-2a Tony Magoo

2-6a Warren Kluck

And to manage this menagerie, let’s put Larry Sharp in the PD’s chair, with Chris Crowley as APD. And to handle weekends, and music director duties, how about Marci Wiser?

This was easy, and I know I’m missing some incredibly talented folks, so perhaps that’s where you come in. What does your radio fantasy team look like?  And if you’re an unemployed all-star, please submit your team and don’t be bashful about inserting yourself in the starting lineup.

For an industry that claims to be about content, it is truly amazing how many great content creators and producers are riding the bench.

DAVE LAWRENCE OFFICIAL RADIO ALL-STAR CARD

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THE JACOBS MEDIA SITE