Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Alicia Keys and Jack White have been tapped to be the voices behind the latest James Bond theme song for Quantum of Solace. I can't wait to hear what creativity will come out of those sessions!
****I am off to cover Lollapalooza for this site, stay tuned as when I come back with a ton of updates!!******
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
FREE SANTOGOLD MIXTAPE!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I've been trying to figure out how to tell you what happened with Arckid and the inactivity of it all, so here goes: We're in a state of premature retirement right now owing to a lot of factors. As you know, Richard Steel joined the band last year and we inevitably talked about reforming Spacehog. Well i am pleased to tell you that we have made some small steps in that direction. We are going to meet in LA next week and figure out if we can do a record. I guess we're going to start by recording and then posting a new track on the same day. For those of you in the area we are playing The Viper Room on Monday (28th) and may add more dates very soon.We all wanna say a big thanks if you came to a show, bought a tee shirt, listened to the tunes or just wrote to say hello. Christian Langdon is still very much in our lives and our hearts. Apart from djing fancy parties with me in We.R.D2 hes been a busy bee writing new material.He also has his old band Kid Symphony on the sound track to"The Love Guru", check it out!I'd love to tell you more but i don't want to get into trouble! Stick Around for the next adventure!
Stay tuned here for more updates....
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The Most Controversial Music Video Right Now
It has been banned in their native France, banned on MTV Europe and has not even been shown here in the US. However, it has not stopped French DJ's Justice from ranking in on the free publicity as they are the hardest act to get tickets for across the globe. Much like the Prodigy's 1998 video for "Smack My Bitch Up," Justices' "Stress" is as violent and as offensive---YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Live Review-Jarvis Cocker @ Terminal 5
Monday, July 21, 2008
Hold Steady Live on Letterman
The Hold Steady made their triumphant return to the Ed Sullivan Theater last week to perform "Sequestered in Memphis," on Letterman. As a special bonus, Letterman's camera crews followed the band around as they geared up for their special appearance. (The performance is below, the documentary segment is on top).
Friday, July 18, 2008
- The Verve - "Love is Noise"
- Glasvegas - "Geraldine"
- Sam Sparro - "Black and Gold"
- Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Girls"
- The Wombats - "My First Wedding"
- Oasis - "Roll With It"
- The Clash - "Gun's of Brixton"
- The Fratellis - "Mistress Mabel"
- Rage Against the Machine - "Wake Up"
- The National - "Start a War"
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
My close friend Manny Valdivia has produced this great video for Buffalo band Settings. Check it out, I am real proud of Manny and his crew for putting this together. Settings is currently on tour on this summers Warped Tour.
Rolling Stones gguitarist Ron Wood has checked himself into Rehab for alcohol abuse. No word on how long he will be in for, this is not Wood's first time in seeking treatment.
"Change" is coming to this year's Democratic National Convention in Colorado. Not just being the slogan for Candidate Barack Obama, but in the musical acts at the convention. Normally it is usually elevator-esque or "safe," artists if you will that play inside the DNC. This year will be much different and much better, as Kanye West, NERD and Wycleff are all on hand to rock this year's political get together in the Rockies. I hope to see footage of Bill Clinton watching and smiling as NERD play "Lapdance," or "Brain."
Monday, July 14, 2008
Aside from David Beckham coming to the Tri-state area this weekend to go against Red Bull New York, if you are looking for a good time and fun in the sun--head on over to Fire Island this weekend for the 6th Annual Fire Island Golden Wagon Film Festival. It is a great festival taking place in Ocean Beach, Fire Island with tons of independent films, filmmakers, activities, celebs and of course the beach.
Fore more info check out the website www.goldenwagonfilmfest.com
Oasis Cover and Tracklisting
Bag It Up
Waiting For The Rapture
The Shock Of The Lightning
I’m Outta Time
(Get Off Your) High Horse
Lady Falling Down
To Be Where There’s Life
Ain’t Got Nothin’
The Nature of Reality
Saturday, July 12, 2008
FREE Funeral for a Friend!
To get "Waterfront Dance Club," head on over to http://www.waterfrontdanceclub.com/ , the band's latest Memory and Humanity is due in October.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Duffy Covers Hot Chip!
English songstress Duffy has done a great stripped down unplugged version of the Hot Chip single "Ready for the Floor" for the BBC. This a total 180 of what the song originally sounds like, but still really really good.
Favorite Album Covers
The Streets have posted some new tracks on their (his) myspace page. The songs come off Mike Skinner's latest Everything is Borrowed, check them out at www.myspace.com/thestreets.
Manchester United soccer (football for those in Europe) hot shot Wanye Rooney, got a tattoo to commemorate his favorite band, Stereophonics. The 22 year old soccer sensation got the band's 2001 album title Just Enough Education to Perform inked on his forearm and is a prelude to Rooney's own education. Rooney left school at young age to pursue his career in sport and scored his first goal in the English Premiership at age 16 for Man U. Recently Stereophonics played a surprise gig at Rooney's wedding, a gift which his wife had arranged.
New Verve Video!
Here is the first video in 10 years from The Verve! It is for the band's latest single "Love is Noise," off their upcoming record Forth, due in August!
Monday, July 7, 2008
New Bloc Party!
Click here to listen to "Mercury," http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/zanelowe
OR take a look at the video that also premiered on the BBC
The National - Obama Shirts
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Death Cab on Letterman
Death Cab For Cutie play a shorter version of "I Will Possess Your Heart," on Letterman back in May. Check it out, the full opus can be found on the bands latest Narrow Stairs.
Fire Flies News
The four of us went to a cabin for a few weeks, about an hour and a half drive north of Albany, to write new songs and rehearse them.
Banjo, 2 Ukuleles, Accordion, Mandolin, Fender Rhodes, Four Guitars (2 electric, 2 acoustic),Bass, Drums, 2 Tiny Amps, 4 Suitcases, Rice Maker, Juicer
THERE IS NO LONGER A SPECIFIED SINGER OR WRITER. We are sharing duties, much like the partridge family, or menudo.