Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Montreal electrofunk duo Chromeo at the Commodore. RecordSlave was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Chromeo at the Commodore Ballroom on April 15, 2014. Thanks RecordSlave.

There's been a lot of rumour and speculation flying around the music world in the last few days regarding the status of legendary Aussie earbusters AC/DC.

Some media outlets were actually reporting the band's demise, claiming that rhythm-guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young had suffered a stroke recently and would never be able to perform again.

Then today the band made this announcement on its website and Facebook page:

After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed the Paris-based electro-swing band Caravan Palace at the Commodore. Carolina Horna was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Caravan Palace at the Commodore Ballroom on April 14, 2014. Thanks Carolina.

Couldn't make it out last Saturday night? You missed the prog-metal quintet Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth. Psybrosis was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Dream Theater at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 12, 2014. Thanks Psybrosis.

During his sold-out gig at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver last night, Steve Miller talked about how he moved to Chicago as a young man and learned all he could about the blues jamming with the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Buddy Guy.

That love of the blues came through loud and clear on his version of Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Further On Up the Road", although Miller himself wasn't the star of that show. His dancing-machine backup singer, Sonny Charles, took lead vocals on that number and made it clear that he was the one with the whole lotta soul in da house.

Any fan of the Drive-By Truckers is aware of how cool their merchandise is. A lot of it has to do with the southern-goth artistry of Wes Freed, whose work has long been a staple of the band's album covers, T-shirts, and posters.

I've got one proudly displayed in my home hallway, as a matter of fact.

But apart from offering some of the sweetest concert souvenirs on the planet, the Truckers also had one helluva guy selling those goodies to fans at shows. The group actually dedicated its new album, English Oceans—and the song "Grand Canyon" in particularto the memory of Craig Lieske, a longtime member of its touring family.

Twenty-five years ago today--on April 12, 1989--Steve Earle played the Pacific Coliseum, touring behind his new album Copperhead Road.

You bet your ass I was there. Here's my review.

 

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed the enigmatic Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks at the Rickshaw. Cam Davis was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Beenie Man at Fortune Sound Club on April 9, 2014. Thanks Sher.

Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Jamaican "King of the Dancehall" Beenie Man at Fortune Sound Club. Sher Jordan was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pick of the morning. Beenie Man at Fortune Sound Club on April 9, 2014. Thanks Sher.

“Great things take time,” teased Pemberton Music Festival on Facebook all the way back in February.

With the 2014 lineup finally released today (April 9), Huka Entertainment CEO A.J. Niland says organizers are in full control and he’s confident they’ve found a musical something for everyone.

“We made a promise that we were going to put out the best lineup that we could and the best experience,” Niland says in a telephone interview shortly after the lineup was released. “You know, it took longer to get here than we thought, but we weren’t going to rush it out and put something out that we didn’t like.”

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