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John Mayer, Dierks Bentley to play Levon Helm benefit concert

John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm.

The “Love for Levon” benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, and Joe Walsh. READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Make It Or Break It,' 'The Killing,' 'Person of Interest,' and more music-on-tv moments

Mother’s Day may be next weekend, but there’s no shortage of mama drama in the latest Jukebox. Mom’s got through (and even started) some trouble on shows including Make It Or Break It, Private Practice, Missing, and The Game.

Which isn’t to say the dads didn’t get in on the action, too, creating waves on The Killing, Revenge, and The Client List. The last few weeks also saw a steamy encounter (The Good Wife), a heartfelt tribute (Glee), and an ambush (Person of Interest), plus more music-on-TV moments from The L.A. ComplexGirls, and Mad Men.

Check out our picks below and make sure to click through to the final page to listen to a track-for-track Spotify playlist of this week’s “show tunes.” (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)

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Dave Matthews Band announce plans to play series of three-day festivals this summer

dave-matthews-rehearsalImage Credit: John Shearer/WireImage.comLast May, Dave Matthews swore he wouldn’t tour in 2011. “I want to look at music not as a professional,” Matthews told Billboard.com. “I’d like to do it for a year where I’m just an amateur, where the only reason I’m doing it is out of love so I can come back with this group of people that I’ve played with for 20 years and have something more.”

Today, the “amateur” announced a summer return, of sorts: the Dave Matthews Band will headline four three-day festivals this summer.

The first of these “Dave Matthews Band Caravan” events will take place on June 24, 25, and 26 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. DMB are set to play a full show each night, alongside a roster that includes David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, Damian Marley, and The Flaming Lips, as well as , Michael Franti and Spearhead, Warren Haynes Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Guster, and Fitz and the Tantrums.

Tickets will be available as three-day passes only, and the “Caravan” shows will be DMB’s only performances this year. The online ticket request period for the Atlantic City festival begins Monday, March 14. As for the other three still-unannounced happenings, the band’s website says, “There will be a festival July 8-10 in the Midwest, an August event in an unknown location and a September festival, likely Labor Day Weekend at the Gorge in George, Washington.”

So, DMB fans, will you be attending the New Jersey festival? Who intends to go to all four events (regardless of where they’re held)?

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Katy Perry debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 albums chart

Teenage-DreamImage Credit: Ari MichelsonThough she did not earn the numbers we expected, Katy Perry comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her Teenage Dream set sold 192,000 copies in its debut frame. It’s still her best ever sales week, though. Her last album, 2008’s One of the Boys of “I Kissed a Girl” fame, debuted and peaked at No. 9 with 47,000 albums sold.

American Idol alum Fantasia debuts at No. 2 with Back To Me, selling 117,000 copies. Eminem‘s Recovery falls two spots to No. 3, moving 98,000 units. And Usher’s companion to this year’s Raymond V Raymond, Versus, premieres at No. 4 with 46,000 copies sold.

Little Big Town’s The Reason Why debuts at No. 5 with 42,000 albums sold. While selling 30,000 copies, Kem’s Intimacy drops from last week’s No. 2 to No. 6. Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 lifts one place to No. 7, selling 29,000 units.

Country group Randy Rogers Band’s Burning the Day enters at No. 8, boasting 29,000 albums sold. Ray LaMontagne’s God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise drops six spots to No. 9, selling 28,000 copies. Rounding out the top 10 is the Devil Wears Prada’s five-song concept EP, Zombie, at No. 10 with 25,000 copies sold.

Did you buy Katy Perry’s album? Happy Fantasia came in at No. 2? Let us know.

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Ray LaMontagne is going on tour. And green!

If you’re a fan of Ray LaMontagne, you’ll be happy to hear he has announced fall dates, along with an environmentally friendly campaign. He will be backed by an orchestra for two shows in Maryland and then continue on to perform nine intimate acoustic shows across the states. I was lucky enough to catch him recently in Los Angeles where he performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. I’ve seen him in concert several times, but hearing his husky, impassioned, voice over a symphony orchestra was even more satisfying then I’d imagined.

The singer-songwriter has hooked up with Trees for the Future, a global program that empowers rural groups in developing countries to restore tree cover.  And for every pre-sale ticket sold for LaMontagne’s upcoming fall tour, they will plant a tree. Fans will also soon have the chance to vote for where they would like said trees to be planted. You can find out more about Trees for the Future here.

Do you think more musicians should follow his example? And where would you like to see the Ray LaMontagne Forest?

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