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'Zilla Wine and Tunes Pairing

The two essential elements of the CORKZILLA experience – Wine and music – in a pairing. Our signature feature will continue in 2013, but we've decided to take a break from the grind of producing thoughtful pairings on a monthly basis. Please look for an archive page highlighting our pairings from the past coming soon. Cheers!

What We're Listening to

Keith Richards, "Crosseyed Heart," Republic Records

Gary Clark Jr., "The Story of Sonny Boy Slim," Warner Brothers Records

Warren Haynes Featuring Railroad Earth, "Ashes and Dust," Concord Records

Jason Isbell, "Something More Than Free," Southeastern Records

Phish, "Live Bait Vol. 11" (free digital download)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Chasing Yesterday," Sour Mash Records

Neil Young, "On the Beach," Reprise Records

Massive Attack, "Protection," Circa Records

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Black Messiah," RCA Records

Brokedown in Bakersfield, "Live!," Little Sur Records

Ryan Adams, "Ryan Adams," Pax-Am Records

Rich Robinson, "The Ceaseless Sight," The End Records

Jack White, "Lazaretto," Third Man Records

The Wayne Shorter Quartet, "Without a Net," Blue Note Records

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Entries in Black Crowes (2)


Because We Can Dept. - A Great Summer Tour

As you know, we at CORKZILLA can sometimes get around to a few live concerts. Earlier this week, I took in the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Black Crowes show in Boston, a terrific double bill that should be on everyone's list if the tour is coming to your town. This is just a quick word-to-the-wise - It was a great night of music.

Below is an incredible version of "Angel from Montgomery" from a recent Tedeschi Trucks Band tour stop (without the Black Crowes) at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver, Colo.

...And a recent Black crowes gem from the tour mentioned above (apologies, the audio is not the greatest):


A Quick BottleRock Shot

By Ben Heskett

A word on the inaugural BottleRock Napa music festival (Willpower stage photo at right) held at the exposition ground in Napa, Calif. I only attended the Thursday slate of bands, with hopes dashed of a Black Crowes - Furthur back-to-back mindbender when Furthur's Bob Weir decided he needed a break and the band canceled. Nevertheless, the diversity of acts was impressive (ALO, Primus, Avett Brothers) and the use of space at the expo was inspired. The Black Crowes remain at the height of their powers, delivering a pure set of rock 'n roll that will long be remembered in the valley. If I was to quibble, I would make the wine component of the festival more WineLands-like, with a central place to feature wineries adorned appropriately, but the different wineries represented was terrific. I was in more of a beer mood at the time, I will say. The festival will be back next year with organizers announcing a three-day approach over the weekend of May 9-11.