Highway 81 Revisited

Highway 81 Revisited is a blog based in New York City. Highway 81 Revisited covers pop music news of interest to our readers and partners with venues, promoters and other music industry professionals to help present and sponsor events and contests in Northeastern Pennsylvania (where the site was founded), Lehigh Valley/The Poconos, Philadelphia NYC and beyond. Founded in 2011, the independently owned and operated blog has featured exclusive interviews with everyone from Yoko Ono, Guided By Voices and Alice Cooper to Robert Hunter, Grace Potter and the Allman Brothers Band. We also routinely exclusively premiere new tracks and music videos. Contact: [email protected] Twitter.com/Highway81Rvstd Instagram.com/Highway81rvstd New York, NY (E-mail us for mailing address)

RIP Buddy Cage.
02/05/2020
JamBase

RIP Buddy Cage.

In Memoriam: New Riders of the Purple Sage / NRPS pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage has died ...

Bret Alexander, a fixture of the music community in NEPA and beyond as writer/guitarist of the Badlees and a producer of...
02/02/2020
BANDing Together For BRET

Bret Alexander, a fixture of the music community in NEPA and beyond as writer/guitarist of the Badlees and a producer of countless artists including Breaking Benjamin, will be undergoing a kidney transplant. A benefit will be held in April for his medical costs featuring a slate of musicians Bret has mentored and collaborated with over the years.

BANDing Together For Bret is a benefit concert for Bret Alexander's medical fund as he recovers from kidney transplant surgery.

01/21/2020
Mohegan Sun Arena PA

Great lineup for hard rock fans in Wilkes-Barre.

Legends of Rock Alice Cooper and Tesla Live in Concert with special guest Lita Ford presented by Rock 107 and produced by SLP Concerts!

Tour comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA on June 17th at 7pm.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 24th at 10am at the NBT Bank Box Office and Ticketmaster.

Rolling Stone
01/15/2020
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The largest radio company in America fired a number of employees this week, dealing a blow to local radio across the country.

Resharing this one in memory of the masterful Neil Peart. RIP.
01/14/2020
MY BACK PAGES: RUSH - Highway 81 Revisited

Resharing this one in memory of the masterful Neil Peart. RIP.

My Back Pages is a series that explores our relationships with the music we grew up with. Canadian hard rock trio Rush is the subject of the first ins...

01/10/2020
On Broadway: David Byrne and "American Utopia"

David Byrne is the subject of a nice recent piece on CBS This Morning.

David Byrne is burning down the house on Broadway. His show "American Utopia" is a smash hit, but that isn't the only reason the former frontman for the Talk...

Big news for Peach Heads
01/03/2020
JamBase

Big news for Peach Heads

Breaking: Allman Brothers Band alums Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Chuck Leavell, Marc Quinones and Derek Trucks will team with Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks and legendary keyboardist Reese Wynans as THE BROTHERS at Madison Square Garden on March 10 ...

BEST OF 2019: Alt 92.1's Popko shares his favorite albums of the year. Catch his show, ALT-Natives on ALT 92.1, tonight ...
12/28/2019
ALT 92.1'S POPKO'S FAVORITE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR - Highway 81 Revisited

BEST OF 2019: Alt 92.1's Popko shares his favorite albums of the year. Catch his show, ALT-Natives on ALT 92.1, tonight at 9 p.m.

1. Tool - Fear Inoculum2. Pete Yorn - Caretakers3. James Barrett - The Price of Comfort4. University Drive - Clear5. Jimmy Eat World - Survivi...

On what would have been Bob Dorough's 94th birthday, here's a beautifully written essay by Kieran Loughney.
12/12/2019
A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY WITH BOB DOROUGH - Highway 81 Revisited

On what would have been Bob Dorough's 94th birthday, here's a beautifully written essay by Kieran Loughney.

By Kieran Loughney March 31st, 2018, Easter Saturday night at the Deerhead Inn, Delaware Water Gap, Pa. The crowd is hushed, reverent. From my sea...

The Peach Music Festival
12/06/2019

The Peach Music Festival

The 2020 lineup has landed! Get your early bird pass today & we’ll see you at #ThePeach: PeachMusicFest.com ✌️🍑

PS – Payment plans are available! Secure the early bird price with only 10% down (+fees)

PHOTO GALLERY: Slayer brought its Final Campaign to Hershey, and Alex Seeley was here to capture these stunning images.
12/04/2019
SLAYER BRINGS FINAL CAMPAIGN TO HERSHEY - Highway 81 Revisited

PHOTO GALLERY: Slayer brought its Final Campaign to Hershey, and Alex Seeley was here to capture these stunning images.

Photos by Alex SeeleySlayer brought its Final Campaign farewell tour to the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., on Nov. 6. The band has been playing its...

THE BAND
11/26/2019

THE BAND

On this night, November 25, 1976, The Band played The Last Waltz at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

#otd #thelastwaltz #theband #sanfrancisco

Revisiting our 2018 interview with Noxen before tonight's show at Karl Hall featuring Noxen as well as Lou Rogai (Lewis ...
11/22/2019
NOXEN, SET FOR LIVE DEBUT, FOLLOWS PATH OF REDISCOVERY - Highway 81 Revisited

Revisiting our 2018 interview with Noxen before tonight's show at Karl Hall featuring Noxen as well as Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke), Chukwu and Acidhead. Presented by Highway 81 Revisited + Veriditas Recordings.

Event info below.

For Sam O’Connell, who grew up playing in a folk band with his religious family members, any music besides Christian music was forbidden. “In coll...

Lou Rogai has a new chamber ensemble release called “Cathedral.” He spoke with us about that, this weekend’s show at Kar...
11/19/2019
LOU ROGAI ON LOSS, MOVING FORWARD AND 'SHAKING THE SNOW GLOBE' - Highway 81 Revisited

Lou Rogai has a new chamber ensemble release called “Cathedral.” He spoke with us about that, this weekend’s show at Karl Hall and if we should expect new music from Lewis & Clarke.

With his longtime group Lewis & Clarke, Lou Rogai has crafted music that transcends and transfixes, challenges and comforts. On the heels of film ...

Happening now
11/11/2019

Happening now

🚨: Chris & Rich Robinson are announcing their reunion as The Black Crowes LIVE on the Howard Stern Show — tune into SiriusXM Howard 100 to hear them perform and for details on their upcoming tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Shake Your Money Maker”: http://strn.it/kbgqhm

When we spoke with Rich Robinson only two years ago, a Black Crowes reunion seemed impossible. Some interesting comments...
11/09/2019
RICH ROBINSON 'HAVING FUN' AGAIN WITH MAGPIE SALUTE - Highway 81 Revisited

When we spoke with Rich Robinson only two years ago, a Black Crowes reunion seemed impossible. Some interesting comments here about his brother, Chris, and the band dynamic.

It was no secret that the final years of The Black Crowes’ storied run were fraught with tension. Frontman Chris Robinson wanted to continue to push t...

INTERVIEW: Jay Blakesberg Photography on 40+ years chronicling the Grateful Dead universe, including his favorite part o...
11/02/2019
JAY BLAKESBERG'S VISIONS OF JERRY GARCIA - Highway 81 Revisited

INTERVIEW: Jay Blakesberg Photography on 40+ years chronicling the Grateful Dead universe, including his favorite part of shooting Jerry Garcia, the subject of his new book. He'll be signing copies and presenting a slide show at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel at 3 p.m. tomorrow, with music by Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck and Jesse Bardwell afterward. The event is free.

Rock photographer Jay Blakesberg, whose new book "Jerry Garcia: Secret Space of Dreams" focuses on the legendary Grateful Dead singer and guitarist, a...

Rolling Stone
11/01/2019
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

After a nine-year hiatus, Rage Against The Machine will reunite for a run of 2020 shows that will include Coachella.

INTERVIEW: Blues Traveler takes us back to its breakthrough album, which it will perform at The Beacon Theatre and The F...
11/01/2019
BLUES TRAVELER LOOKS BACK ON 'FOUR' - Highway 81 Revisited

INTERVIEW: Blues Traveler takes us back to its breakthrough album, which it will perform at The Beacon Theatre and The Fillmore Philadelphia this weekend.

By the time Blues Traveler released "Four" in late 1994, the band was primed for a breakthrough. Formed in Princeton, the group had honed its chops in...

INTERVIEW: Guitar iconoclast Nels Cline chats about new album "Spinning Creature" with wife Yuka C Honda, his role in Wi...
10/31/2019
NELS CLINE and YUKA C. HONDA EMBRACE THE RANDOMNESS OF CUP - Highway 81 Revisited

INTERVIEW: Guitar iconoclast Nels Cline chats about new album "Spinning Creature" with wife Yuka C Honda, his role in Wilco and his recent sit-in with Tedeschi Trucks Band.

CUP -- the musical partnership between husband and wife Nels Cline and Yuka C. Honda -- is an exercise in opposites. Cline, the experimental guitarist...

Very sad news from Little Feat, as the band has announced that longtime guitarist Paul Barrere has died. He had been sit...
10/27/2019
Paul Barrere July 3 1948 - October 26, 2019

Very sad news from Little Feat, as the band has announced that longtime guitarist Paul Barrere has died. He had been sitting out the band's current run of shows, and tonight's concert at the FM Kirby Center appears to be on. (Photo: Littlefeat.net)

A statement from the band on the passing of Paul Barrere.

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Highway 81 Revisited is an independent music blog based in New York City. Founded in Northeastern Pennsylvania, in addition to the NYC market, the blog covers artists from and playing in NEPA, Philadelphia, the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

Our interviews have featured everyone from Yoko Ono and Alice Cooper to Tigers Jaw and Gomez, running the gamut from indie rock and Americana to heavy metal.

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