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Keyboardist Benmont Tench met Tom Petty at a Gainesville, Fla., music store in the mid-'60s, when Tench was 11. A few years later, they started playing together, but it wasn't until after attending university that Tench joined Petty's band Mudcrutch.
Wet weather blew into the Lower Mainland Wednesday and continues to hang around but that hasn't stopped Vancouverites from heading outdoors to enjoy favourite summer pastimes.
This weekend, the Gorge Amphitheatre will give fans a chance to see what all that experience means, as the venue hosts both groups on different nights.
I like to take my big yellow painting pole on the bus. It's the exact same color and size as all the safety poles, it even has a red button! D: How often do you talk to someone about everything from music and movies to politics, religion, relationships, romance, family, travels, life stories and more so easily and... I'm sorry to be the bearer of ... (more)
After a career that reaches all the way back to the '70s, these guys just got their first number one position on Billboard's Hot 200 albums.
The best performance of the day, however, came courtesy of Haim . This increasingly popular pop-rock trio, which sold out two nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco in April, was absolutely dynamite onstage, roaring through tunes from the 2013 debut "Days Are Gone."
This weekend Outside Lands brought in an estimated crowd of 200,000 music lovers.
RAY LaMONTAGNE, THE BELLE BRIGADE I've never been a huge fan of Ray LaMontagne, the New England singer/songwriter who made a splash in 2004 with the shuffling "Trouble," a mom-and-dad-in-the-bedroom groover that made full use of LaMontagne's acrobatic, androgynous singing.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are set to bring their 'Hypnotic Eye' tour to Vancouver, with guest Steve Winwood, on Thursday, Aug. 14. It's hard to keep a straight face when you call the hotel front desk and ask to chat with Sparky Snakeskin.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had been off the road for nearly a year when the 1994 Bridge School Benefit came around.
Avocados, yogurt, Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper I'd found, at all places, at Grocery Outlet.
Nicole Gottwald-staff 9/29/06 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers perform at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley Friday night.
Legendary rockers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers headlined Saturday's action at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Updated: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:40 pm
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