Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Looking like rock stars ripped from the pages of your favorite magazine, Glasvegas had the crowd at their feet all night and begging for more. With Bassist Paul Donoghue and Guitarist Rab Allen dancing around the stage and drummer Caroline McKay pounding her heart out, it is just pure passion that drives the band's live sets. From the crowd pleasing "Go Square Go," "It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry,""Fuck You It's Over," to "Flowers and Football Tops," and "Daddy's Gone," the crowd chanted back as if it were a soccer match back in the band's native Glasgow than a rock concert.
I first herd of this band a year ago and was instantly hooked, I have written about them hundred's of times, including landing their first American interview. Yet, it was not until after witnessing the band just a few months back at Bowery Ballroom, I knew I had something special then. Last night at Webster Hall, backed by a new lighting system which will put them on equal playing field as U2 when they open for the legendary band this summer. Glasvegas are hitting the big leagues, the place where they belong.
For my Interview with Glasvegas click HERE
'East Bay Night'
'Up To No Good'
'Last One To Die'
'I Ain't Worried'
'The Bravest Kids'
'Liberty and Freedom'
'You Want It, You Got It'
'That's Just The Way It Is Now'
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Just before getting into the title track "The '59 Sound," singer Brian Fallon reflected on how much he wanted to play Webster Hall after seeing one of his favorite bands, The Cold War Kids at the venue a year ago. "I showed 'em! We showed 'em! You showed 'em!", Fallon would chant after claiming his victory and vision of playing the legendary venue. The band was all smiles all night and humbled by selling out the concert, victory at last. The true highlight of the night came when they covered Pearl Jam's "State of Love and Trust," from the Singles Soundtrack. Fallon would also mention how much the soundtrack to the famous Cameron Crowe film would impact him as a songwriter and musician growing up. Yet, Pearl Jam was not the only cover the band jumped into, tossing in James Brown's "It's A Man's World," to Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," and even Glasvegas' "Geraldine."
One hell of a night and great way to kick start the weekend. I have not seen such a wild crowd in a very long time and a band that enthusiastic since the summer. Catch The Gaslight Anthem on tour this Spring and I promise it will be a great night!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The trailer for the much anticipated screen adaptation to Where The Wild Things Are, has just been released and all I can say is...WOW! It will open up your childhood, Spike Jonze my hat is off to you.
The film, produced by Tom Hanks, features a great cast including Forrest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and many others. Plus the score was done by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and music from Arcade Fire!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Jane's Addiction songs are especially good because they have all been produced by Reznor and will appear on the band's forthcoming record. Head on over to www.NINJA2009.com to get your sampler now!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Another posthumous releases, before his death Heath Ledger had directed a video for Modest Mouse. The song "King Rat," a B-Side to We Were All Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, was requested by Ledger to direct a video for the band. The video which also features animation from Terry Gilliam who was in the middle of directing Ledger in his final role in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. This was not the only thing Ledger had directed, right before his death he made a short film to the music of his idol Nick Drake. The video for "King Rat," will be out sometime this year.
In more posthumous releases Nirvana's back catalogue will be out and remastered on vinyl this year. The band's infamous Nevermind along with their final live recording of MTV's Unplugged in November of 1993 will also be released.
Thursday-"Friends in the Armed Forces"
Prodigy-"Invaders Must Die"
Hot Chip-"Transmission" (Joy Division Cover)
Morrisey-"Something is Squeezing My Skull"
Paper and Sand-"I am the Wrecking Ball"
Elbow-"One Day Like This"
The Wombats-"My Circutboard City"
Lily Allen-"The Fear"
Starsailor Feat. Brandon Flowers-"Tell Me It's Not Over"
Pete Dogherty-"New Love Grows on Trees"
Monday, March 16, 2009
'Mercury' (Hervé Is In Disarray)
'Halo' (We Have Band Dub)
'Trojan Horse' (John B)
'Signs' (Armand Van Helden)
'One Month Off' (Filthy Dukes)
'Zephyrus' (Phase One)
'Talons' (Phones RIP)
'Better Than Heaven' (No Age)
'Ion Square' (Banjo or Freakout)
'Letter To My Son' (Gold Panda)
'Your Visits Are Getting Shorter' (Double D)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Klaxons are being forced to re enter the studio to rework and remake their latest record. The highly anticipated follow up to 2007's Myths of the Near Future, was slated for a summer release this year, yet the label felt it was too dense and psychedelic to put out. Singer Jamie Reynolds told NME that "We made a really heavy record and it isn't the right thing for us, I understand that." No word on when the new record will be available.
Jack White can add another band to his resume. The White Stripes and Raconteurs front man has started a new band called The Dead Weather with Kills singer Alison Mosshart, Raconteurs guitarist Jack Lawrence and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Dean Fertita. This time around, it White is stepping aside and letting Mosshart sing, while Jack plays drums and does backing vocals. The band had their first gig in Nashville last night and here are some demo's of The Dead Weather below:
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Black Heart Inertia
Wish You Were Here
Talk Shows On Mute
Oil And Water
Are You In?
Nice To Know You
Neither Of Us Can See
While All The Vultures Feed
A Certain Shade Of Green (Acoustic)
Monuments And Melodies
Let's Go Crazy
Monday, March 9, 2009
This is exciting news for the little blog that could. I would like to also mention that about a month ago I signed up for a sitemeter program to let me know when and where around the world I am getting hits. This site has reached far and wide from Australia, China, Singapore, Nigeria, across the UK and US. I would also like to say in less than a month "With This I Think I'm Officially A Yuppie" has received over a thousand hits!!!! Such great news!
I would like to thank Steve Pedulla of Thursday, Jon Langford of Your Vegas, Nathan Bayley of Blue Knives and Paper and Sand.
However, overall I would like to THANK YOU!
Thank You for taking your time to read and comment on the blog and keep coming back. I will do my best to provide more to my readers. Expect big things!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
'See the world in red, white and blue / See down to Joey Ramone Avenue / In the Big Apple on Letterman / Think of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan'
It was a "Beautiful Day" on the fourth night of Letterman and the best night of my life as I met my heroes after the show!! Plus check out the band's interview with Letterman (below)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
THE BEATLES ARE REUNITING!!! Well who ever is left of them anyway, but it is still great news to hear. Paul McCartney will be joined next month on stage by Ringo Starr at a charity concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall to benefit the David Lynch Foundation. The last time the two shared the stage and performed together was in 2002 at a tribute to the late George Harrison.
In related news, ever wanted to get a Masters in Beatles knowledge? Well now you can! At England's Liverpool Hope University, they are offering a Masters degree in Beatles popular music and society. You can study the bands effect on the world around them and how the world effected them. See Hope.ac.uk for more info.
Might as well have just called yesterday, U2uesday! With New York City street 53rd and Broadway being temporary renamed "U2 Way," for the week. The Irish boys were "Magnificent" on their second night on Letterman.
While their latest record No Line on the Horizon receives mixed reviews, that wont stop the band from putting out more music later this year. Bono told Rolling Stone that they have a title and single ready to fly out. The next album, titled Songs of Ascent will feature "Every Breaking Wave," as its first single. Stay tuned as more info arrives!!