Thursday, June 28, 2012


Gaslight Anthem scorched Letterman last night playing their new single, "45," take a look!

El-P & Zola Jesus on Conan

 El-P and Zola Jesus teamed up for an explosive performance on Conan. Take a look!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Just as they did earlier in the year, Fitz & the Tantrums have released another free live EP. This time around it hears the band in Boston. Fitz and Co. are currently at work on their new record, slated for an October release.


Jarvis Cocker told NME what is up with Pulps future plans. Cocker said, "I suppose once you've done that, the next thing is; would you make some new music? I've enjoyed the fact that we haven't been doing any new stuff, because I feel that's kept it quite simple. It's hard one. We haven't been in the studio or anything. I don't know what will happen in the future."

Englands Chapel Club have something brewing in their system. Their website currently features a clock counting down to an unknown announcement.

Could Jack White produce the new Rolling Stones record? Keith Richards believes the possibility could be there after Richards just worked with White on some cuts. Richards told Rolling Stone magazine, "I enjoy working with Jack. We've done a couple of tracks. I don't know if ever considered that it was actually, like, master cuts. But at the same time if Jack wanted to do it, I'd probably say, 'Yeah.'' I know Jack pretty well. He's a lovely player."

Gallows will release their third album and first with new singer Wade McNeil in September. The band self-title will contain 12 tracks. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
Victim Culture'
'Everybody Loves You (When You're Dead)'
'Last June'
'Outsider Art'
'Vapid Adolescent Blues'
'Never Enough'
'Cult Of Mary'
'Cross Of Lorraine'

Justice just secretly released a new EP called New Lands EP which contains five remixes of the single "New Lands." 

Yeasayer released the cover to their new record Fragrant World. Take a look

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Whimsical, dreamlike indie pop seems to be what has been coming out of Brooklyn these days with acts like Tanlines, Grimes and Savoir Adore. Savoir Adore is comprised of a full band, but its masterminds and leaders are Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro, whose childlike innocence and fantasy inspired sound have taken them from just another Brooklyn band and one of the biggest buzz bands in indie music right now. As the band are currently on tour all summer to support their new record, Our Nature, we spoke to Muro about their music, where they want this band to go and their influences. Take a look:

According to legend, the band started over a 48-hour challenge. What was the challenge and who put you up to the task?

At the end of 2006, we were both performing as solo artists, and both had the urge to step out of our boxes.  We wanted to collaborate for fun, so we picked a weekend and took a train upstate (NY) to Paul's parents' house to create something in his dad's studio.  We decided that we would make an ambitious mini-album, with the one rule being no plain acoustic guitars.  We wrote the song titles on the train ride up, and jammed for a long time, cherry-picking the best nuggets from our recorded sessions.  We then shaped and edited into what is now our EP "The Adventures of Mr. Pumpernickel and the Girl With Animals in her Throat."

Given that it was a sheer dare that the band came together, do you ever stop and think that it was fate that led you to this path? Like all of this was supposed to happen?


Hailing from Brooklyn, how has the borough inspired your work?

Probably mostly through encouragement and excitement of like-minded artists. The energy of a lot of people around you creating new things and working really hard.

With a plethora of bands coming from Brooklyn, how does Savoir Adore stand out from the pack?

We don't really know!  We try to make an exciting blend of music, and that's done well for us so far. 

With so many bands from Brooklyn all competing for the same goal, there also seems to be a big camaraderie among the artists. Do you think it is because everyone is chasing the same dream?

I don't think everyone is chasing the same dream exactly - but I think there is a lot of camaraderie because we are all going through similar experiences, crossing paths all the time. I think a common interest in experimentation and the excitement of being part of a musical neighborhood leads to that sense of collaboration and community. We've experienced it quite a bit here and it's lovely. 

The bands sound is very European and very pop but also very New York, what inspired your work?'

That blend is probably a result of our collective musical backgrounds. We were both raised with classical training, but also with a lot of exposure to all eras of rock & jazz. Also, a lot of our songwriting and production comes from pure experimentation so the inspiration is often subconscious…taking our influences and mushing them together in odd and fun ways. 

Since 2009 you have been steadily creating a buzz for yourself but in 2011, you were one of the big breakout bands of CMJ. Now that people are really starting to pay attention, how does all of this feel?

It pretty much feels the same… we're just continuing to make our music the best we can! It's of course a great feeling to know that more and more people are listening to our music, but we try not to think or worry about it too much.

You signed with Neon Gold Records, what is it like to be apart of the Neon Gold family?

We put out our vinyl 7" of "Dreamers" with Neon Gold and I think it is the most perfect fit for that song.  It couldn't have gotten out into the world in a better way. Besides being part of an amazing series of releases, it's also been a pleasure playing Neon Gold shows and events this year… it really is a family of inspiring and creative people. 

What has been the biggest highlight about being in this band so far?

Being able to share our music with lots of people, and performing in beautiful venues.

Where would you like Savoir Adore to take you?

Adventures around the world, and collaborations with other artists in all mediums!


After four years together - Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso rocked the world and every major club and city as Swedish House Mafia. On Saturday, the group posted via their website that at the end of their current tour they will be no longer. 
The trio posted:

In December we covered the groups biggest North American headlining gig outside of a festival at Madison Square Garden, take a look at review and pictures HERE

fun. on Fallon

 fun. started off the weekend with a little performance on Fallon. Take a look!

Quick News

Matt & Kim have announced that their fourth album, Lightening, will be out this fall.

Band of Horses will release their fourth album in September. The yet-to-be titled new record was produced by Glyn Johns and the album's lead single will be called "Dumpster World."

Bloc Party have announced the tracklisting to their new album, Four, which arrives on August 20. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
01. So He Begins To Lie
02. 3X3
03. Octopus
04. Real Talk
05. Kettling
06. Day 4
07. Coliseum
08. V.A.L.I.S.
09. Team A
10. Truth
11. The Healing
12. We're Not Good People

Blur fans rejoice! The band have announced two comeback singles! On Monday July 2, the band will release "Under the Westway," which they debuted ahead of the BritAwards earlier this year and "The Puritan," which Damon Albarn premiered earlier in the week at a poetry festival in the UK. Still no word on an album and as we have been following along, who knows what is happening with the band ahead of their Olympics closing ceremony concert in August. 

On November 13, Green Day will release the second of three albums, within months of each other. The album Dos! will come just two months after Uno! and two months before Tre! Take a look at the cover of Dos! below:

Frank Ocean Cover & Tracklisting

Next month, Odd Future crooner, Frank Ocean will release his long awaited studio album, channel ORANGE. Take a look at the cover above and the tracklisting below, oddly enough, the only member of OFWGKTA is Earl Sweatshirt who makes an appearance. 

01 Start
02 Thinkin Bout You
03 Fertilizer
04 Sierra Leone
05 Sweet Life
06 Not Just Money
07 Super Rich Kids [ft. Earl Sweatshirt]
08 Pilot Jones
09 Crack Rock
10 Pyramids
11 Lost
12 White [ft. John Mayer]
13 Monks
14 Bad Religion
15 Pink Matter [ft. André 3000]
16 Forrest Gump
17 End

Friday, June 22, 2012

Avett Brothers on Conan

Watch The Avett Brothers perform their new single, "Murder in the City" on Conan!

Metric on Kimmel!

Watch Metric perform "Breathing Underwater" and "Youth Without Youth" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stars Cover & Tracklisting

On September 4, Canadian band Stars will release their new album The North. Take a look at the cover above and the tracklisting below:

01 The Theory of Relativity
02 Backlines
03 The North
04 Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
05 Through the Mines
06 Do You Want to Die Together?
07 Lights Changing Colour
08 The Loose Ends Will Make Knots
09 A Song Is a Weapon
10 Progress
11 The 400
12 Walls

In 2010 we interviewed the band, take a look at that HERE

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti House Cover & Track Listing

On August 20 in the UK and the following day in the US, the always interesting Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti House will release their new album, Mature Themes. Take a look at the cover above and the tracklisting below:

01 Kinski Assasin
02 Is This the Best Spot?
03 Mature Themes
04 Only in My Dreams
05 Driftwood
06 Early Birds of Babylon
07 Schnitzel Boogie
08 Symphony of the Nymph
09 Pink Slime
10 Farewell American Primitive
11 Live It Up
12 Nostradomus & Me
13 Baby

Mono Album Trailer

On September 4, iconic Japanese ambient band Mono will release their new album, For My Parents. Take a look at the cover above and the album trailer below.

Quick News

Good news for fans of Brazilian Girls, the indie rockers have reunited and are no longer on hiatus. The band played a comeback show in Brooklyn earlier in the week.

Have the defunct Grit-rock band Viva Brother reformed as a boy band? Viva Brother, the British band who released their debut, Famous First Words, last year and were constantly having to change their name have apparently become a boy band based in Brooklyn. The group are calling themselves Lovelife and on their website, shows a picture of Viva singer Lee Newell. We are just as confused by this as you are. One year ago, we interviewed the band during their second named change when they were BROTHER (UK), take a look at that HERE.

Finally after nearly a year of build-up, Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Cruel Summer will finally arrive on August 7. The album will feature West along with 2Chainz, Frank Ocean, Jay Electronica, Big Sean and many more.

Following Fridays tragic stage collapse in Toronto, which left Radiohead's drum tech dead. Radiohead have now issued another statement concerning the future of them on the road via their website. Take a look below:

Hello everyone,
As you will probably have heard the roof over the stage collapsed at our show in Toronto killing crew member Scott Johnson and injuring three other crew members.  The collapse also destroyed the light show – this show was unique and will take many weeks to replace. The collapse also caused serious damage to our backline, some elements of which are decades old and therefore hard to replace.
Whilst we all are dealing with the grief and shock ensuing from this terrible accident there are also many practical considerations to deal with & consequently we have to try and reschedule the following shows...
We will make every effort to offer the fans the very best show possible under the circumstances – thanks for your understanding and support.
The dates effected are all of the bands Italian, German and Swiss dates. 

On August 28, Electro and reggae worlds will collide as The Orb have teamed up with Lee "Scratch" Perry and will release The Observer in the Star House. Take a look at the cover below:

YOKOKIMTHURSTON Cover & Tracklisting

On September 25, Yoko Ono and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon will release YOKOKIMTHURSTON, a collaborative effort between the music legends. The album will feature six songs. Take a look at the cover above and the track listing below:

01 I Missed You Listening
02 Running the Risk
03 I Never Told You, Did I?
04 Mirror Mirror
05 Let's Get There
06 Early in the Morning

In 2011, we interviewed Yoko Ono, take a look at that HERE


Bloc Party returned to the stage this week and played Glasgow and showcased brand new material. Take a look at the band performing the new songs "3X3," "Team A," and "Real Talk."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


We are winding down the month, so it is time for a new playlist! Take a look and listen to our June playlist on Spotify!


Two Door Cinema Club Album Trailer

Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club will release their long awaited sophomore record, Beacon, on September 3. Take a look at the album trailer above and the track listing below:

'Next Year'
'Wake Up'
'Sleep Alone'
'The World Is Watching (with Valentina)'

In 2010 we interviewed the band as they were rising to fame. Take a look at that interview HERE.

Dirty Projectors on Fallon!

Watch The Dirty Projectors on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Progressive power trio super-group releases their debut and given the bands roster, it is just as freakisly bizaare and brilliant as you would think. Mars Volta / At the Drive-In’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Mike Watt of The Minutemen / Stooges / fIREHORE and Christian Eric Beaulieu of Triclops, link up for a record that goes into very twisted territory and a new exploration in sound and style. Fans of Mars Volta will eat it up but will also bask in the idea that Cedric is now in a band stranger than Volta.

YawnHappy Tears EP 
Chicago’s new buzz band arrive with a debut that is just as colorful as their live sets. Yawn combine electronic beats and mix it with pop hooks which make them one of the most catchy new bands to emerge in a very long time.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals The Lion The Beast The Beat
New England’s Grace Potter returns with her biggest sounding record to date. Taking stadium size rock and roll riffs and bringing in her signature storytelling, The Lion The Beast The Beat is a record that hears Potter showcasing more testicular fortitude than most men in rock these days.

The Tallest Man on EarthThere’s No Leaving Now
The Swedish singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson aka The Tallest Man on Earth returns with a record that hears him straying away from the lo-fi, natural sounds that launched his career and bringing in a bit more edge and sound for someone who was getting comparisons to a Swedish Bon Iver. There’s No Leaving Now might just be Matsson’s finest work to date.

Neil Young and Crazy HorseAmericana
Neil Young and Crazy Horse reunite for the first time since 2004 and bring an edge to their already massive and impressive rock and roll career together. Americana, much like Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball and Patti Smith’s Banga, it hears the elder statesmen of rock and roll taking on the state of the global union and showing the kids how to do it.

Big K.R.I.T. – Live from the Underground
The Roots favorite rapper brings forth his new record and puts a microphone up to the problems in the projects, society and why the youth of today needs more hope than what they have been given.

Glen HansardRhythm and Repose
The Frames / Swell Season front man and Oscar® winner goes solo for the first time and produced by the brilliant Doveman aka Thomas Bartlett, Hansard brings his brilliant songwriting to an independent level. Musically, it is the sensitive folk that Hansard has impressed the world with in The Swell Season, but as anyone knows, this Irishman has a lot to say, it is the lyrics that make Rhythm and Repose a worthwhile listen.

Langehorn Slim and the LawThe Way We Move
The Brooklyn folk singer is back, but with a new band that makes his sound electric. The Way We Move is Slim dabbling into the territory Bob Dylan did when he dropped the acoustic and picked up his electric and shocked the folk world.

Motion City SoundtrackGo
Who knew that Motion City Soundtrack still had good songs left in them? Go hears the band maturing and progressing in all the right ways, while it took them years to get to this level, if they manage to sustain it, Motion City’s career will last longer than most of the bands that came up with them in the emo-pop movement.

Guided by VoicesClass Clown Spots a UFO
The “classic” GBV line-up is back with a record that hears the indie legends bringing it back to their roots. The second of three albums to be released this year from the Ohio band is a better effort than the enjoyable Lets go Eat the Factory, which arrived earlier this year.

The MelvinsFreak Puke
The Washington indie rock legends return with their 18th album and stick to the signature sound that has made them last so long.

Erin McCarleyElevator EP
The Nashville via Texas singer/songwriter returns after 2009’s breakthrough debut, Love, Save the Empty, with a handful of songs that will get fans excited about a new record and those who have not heard her before something to check out.

TanlinesMixed Emotions
The Brooklyn ambient, electronic duo who have been much hyped since the release of their 2008 EP, finally serve up their debut and it is decent, but falls short of the buzz.

The Beach BoysThat’s Why God Made the Radio
The California legends return with Brian Wilson, it celebrates the bands 29th release and 50th anniversary, as well as the band’s first album of new material in 20 years. While nostalgia is a great thing and gets fans excited for something new from these icons, age has taken its toll and the Boys have not aged gracefully – from health problems to basic course of nature, That’s Why God Made the Radio is the Beach Boys signature sound but will fail to appeal to a new generation.

Alejandro Escovedo Big Station
Springsteen’s favorite guitarist returns with a new album and hears the Tex-Mex singer / guitarist serve up his typical dish of Latin fury and flair on Big Station.

The Candian electronic act take a massive queue from their 2010 tourmates, Muse, and mimic the English band’s swelling stadium sound for their latest. The only difference between previous Muse records and this current Metric album is the singer’s gender.

SpaceGhostPurrpMysterious Phonk
The latest buzz emcee delivers his debut album and while the beats are mysterious, dark and full of grime, the delivery and lyrical aspects of this blogger favorite is as generic and as unoriginal as it comes.

Quick News

After several years together, the band that we pinned to be "the next Muse," Pendulum, have called it quits.

After performing with him at Bonnarroo and working with him on his new record, Questlove has spoken to Rolling Stone about the direction of the long awaited new D'Angelo album. Questo said, "He is about to take a radical 180 turn with this record," says Questlove. "It's going to throw people off the same way that Prince's Dirty Mind threw his R&B fanbase off. In the past few years, he's discovered Bowie and Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pet Sounds, Captain Beefheart and Zappa." He also mentioned that D'Angelo also plays guitar on the new record and keyboards. No word yet as to when the new record will be released, but Questo said around August, but nothing is confirmed.

Against Me! front woman, the artist formerly known as Tommy Gabel and now known as Laura Jane Grace, spoke to MTV about her transgender transformation. Grace said, "When you're younger, you don't necessarily get it, but I just completely identified with Madonna. Watching Rosemary's Baby, and seeing Mia Farrow with a boy's haircut, was another moment I remember thinking, 'That's me, that's what I'm going to grow up to be, that's the kind of woman that I'll be.'" Grace, who broke the news to Rolling Stone in the Spring is speaking out again about the transformation and added, ""For my daughter, I'm just hoping that it doesn't affect her in any kind of negative way, as far as kids can be cruel to each other, you know." She also thanked her wife, Heather, for standing by her through this process.

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will release his new album, Rebirth on July 17. Take a look at the cover below:

Fiona Apple on Fallon!

Fiona Apple made her return to TV last night on Fallon. Take a look at the enigmatic singer in action!

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Alchemist Cover & Tracklisting

On July 17, The Alchemist will release his new album, Russian Roulette via Deacon. The album features a slew of guests from Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Fashawn, Roc Marciano & more. Take a look at the cover above and the tracklisting below and hear the first single, "Flight Confirmation." 

1. Soundcheck
2. Apollo's Last Stand feat Ag Da Coroner
3. Crushed Kremlin feat Mayhem Lauren
4. Decisions Over Veal Orloff feat Action Bronson
5. Learned by Listening
6. Training Montage - Getting Stronger
7. Ivan's Workout Plan
8. Never Grow Up feat Evidence
9. The Turning Point feat Roc Marciano
10. Live From Dynamo Stadium 2
11. Don Seymour's Theme feat Midaz
12. Before The Fight Prelude
13. Adrian's Words - Champion Song
14. Flight Of The Bumblebee
15. Kalashnekov Guns feat Guilty Simpson
16. Fight Confirmation feat Danny Brown and ScHoolboy Q
17. Press Conference Prelude
18. Freakish Strength
19. Junkyard Fight Scene feat DRDC
20. Oleg's Flight feat Fashawn
21. Moscow Mornings - Sunrise
22. Moscow Evenings - Sunset
23. The Kosmos Pt 1 - Liftoff feat Chuuwee
24. The Kosmos Pt 2 - Power Glove feat Boldy James
25. The Kosmos Pt 3 - In Orbit
26. The Kosmos Pt 4 - Moon Probe feat Big Twinz
27. The Kosmos Pt 5 - 1st Contact - The Chase
28. The Kosmos Pt 6 - Life On Another Planet feat Willie The Kid Master
29. The Kosmos Pt 7 - The Explanation feat Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
30. The Kosmos Pt 8 - Return To Earth Outro Maste

The Alchemist - Flight Confirmation feat Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q by Decon

Quick News

Contrary to reports over the weekend, The Rolling Stones are not confirmed to headline Glastonbury 2013 and the band deny any report that Glasto was to be their final gig.

To kick off London Men's Week, Burberry hosted a star studded party that featured Miles Kane as their special musical guest. As the party, the iconic fashion label launched their new London Collections: Men's line. Some of those in attendance were Elton John, Serg Pizarro of Kasabian, One Night Only.

Mika will release his new album, The Origin of Love this fall. The album will feature guest appearances of Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun and Pharell Williams.

Rob Harvey, formerly of The Music, has given some info on his new band The D-O-T, that features Mike Skinner, formerly of The Streets. Harvey told NME, "We'd both in bands for 10 years and obviously Mike was really successful with what he did and I had a little bit of success with The Music boys but we were just bored of doing the same thing. So we just wanted to do something different [after our bands had split]."

New York husband and wife duo, The Bengsons will release their forthcoming EP, Hundred Days, later this summer. Take a look at the cover below:

Cat Power Cover & Tracklisting

On September 8, Cat Power will release her new record, Sun via Matador Records. Take a look at the cover above and the tracklisting below:

01 Cherokee
02 Sun
03 Ruin
04 3,6,9
05 Always on My Own
06 Real Life
07 Human Being
08 Manhattan
09 Silent Machine
10 Nothin But Time
11 Peace and Love

Sunday, June 17, 2012


The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis, Madonna, Iggy Pop, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Run DMC, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Bruce Springsteen all of these musical titans have all been placed in front of the lens of rock and roll photographer Ken Regan. While those mentioned are enough to warrant an impressive resume, Regan has managed to not just capture these artists in concert or talking to the press but at their most intimate moments. From Dylans first encounter with Springsteen, to The Beatles arriving in the U.S. to the Rolling Stones having a joint before taking the stage, to Johnny Cash at his home, KISS in full make-up with their parents - moments like these are captured in Regan's book, All Access: The Rock 'N Roll Photography of Ken Regan. The book, released last fall, chronicles Regan's photographic career with stellar portraits of our favorite artists. We had the chance to speak to Regan about his career, book and life. Take a look at our interview below.

After all these years, what made you want to release a book of your brilliant work now?

I felt the time was right. We sold 130 books at the first book signing at the Morrison Hotel Gallery; I guess I was right.

When you were photographing these iconic bands, did you know they would go on to be legends? Was it the aura about them that you knew they would explode?

Yes, it was their music, their personalities and their commitment to being around for decades.

Who was your favorite to photograph?

The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

Who was the most difficult to capture?

At first, Bob Dylan.

Your photos are exactly what Keith Richards says in the introduction of the book, you “Capture the moment.” What advice do you give to novice photographers on how to capture those moments?

Either you have it or you don't; if you don't, then teach.

Some of the most amazing moments in the history of music you have taken. From Springsteen speaking with Bob Dylan to Kiss with their parents to The Beatles getting off the Pan Am flight. Which one of all the moments you have grabbed is your favorite and why?

One of my favorite moments was being the only one in the room when Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen met for the first time.

Did you always want to be a rock and roll photographer? How did you get involved with the acts?

I wanted to be a photographer who did everything; I liked the diversification of doing music, sports, politics, etc. It was all thanks to Bill Graham, the rock promoter.

Elvis, The Beatles, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Dylan. The heroes of rock and roll, you have worked with them all. Do you ever sit back and laugh all these years later and go “oh my God, this was my life?”

Yes. Every time I look at the photos and hear their music, I always have to pinch myself and say "Did I really take those? Was I really there?"

What was it like shooting The Beatles? Having that electricity and energy of the fans and buzz around them?

I was a very young photographer and they were the first big band that I photographed. To see the outpour at their arrival in New York, and the crowds around the hotel and the Ed Sullivan Show was
unbelievable. Who knew that this was the beginning of a major change in music.

What band or artist took you by the most surprise?

The Rolling Stones.

When you were shooting bands, the scene and sound was very dangerous, much different than it was today. Are you surprised that many of the musicians all did not end up a tragedy?

Yes, sadly we lost Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix; yet there were many other bands that did survive the drugs and are still around today.

Do you miss the dangerous times of rock and roll?

Yes, it was a dangerous time, yet very exciting.

What band of today would you like to work with?

There are a couple; Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire and Coldplay.

Many of the photographs in the book take place in New York and the greater New York area. What is your favorite story that you would like to share about shooting someone in the city?

I was assigned to do a cover story on Mick Jagger for a British publication. At the time, Mick had a home on the upper west side. I went over to his home and started photographing. Mick was avid about working out, so I first began to photograph him with his trainer, then running in Riverside Park. I then photographed him walking through Central Park and then lunch at a Japanese restaurant. Mick was then invited down to Andy Warhol's factory and I had the chance to photograph the two of them together. The whole day it was just Mick and I; no publicists, no agents or body guards. Just a day in the life of Mick Jagger in New York City.

Radiohead's Toronto Tragedy

On what was to be a great day for fans and Radiohead themselves, as they were set to play a sold-out outdoor show at Downsville Park in Toronto, Canada, turned ugly as the stage in which the band were to play on, collapsed and killed one person and injured others. The band was not on stage at the time and happened hours before fans were allowed in the Park. The man who was killed, officials say was in his mid-30's and was trapped "under rubble" after the stage fell.

Toronto Police spokesman Tony Vella said crew were setting up the stage when it collapsed,"They were setting up when the top portion collapsed on top of them. Unfortunatly, four people were hurt. The remainder of the people, when they heard the stage coming down, ran from the area." USA Today reports that the tragedy happened around 4p.m., Radiohead were set to take the stage at 9:30 p.m. that night.

The band, like usual, were cryptic in canceling the show when they announced on their website that the gig would not happen. They said, "Due to unforeseen circumstances the radiohead show at downsview park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue. Refunds will be made at point of purchase. Further information is to follow."

On Saturday, the band also marked a milestone in their career as their landmark 1996 record, OK Computer, turned 15. Now, with this tragedy, the anniversary of the record does not seem that important any longer.

UPDATE! Radiohead's Phil Selway has issued a statement via the band's website on the fatality in Toronto:

"We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott's family and all those close to him."

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Great Soundtracks - Saturday Night Fever

Last month, as we bid farewell to Bee Gee Robin Gibb, what kept stirring up was, aside from the fact that he was a great singer, was that he and his brothers cemented their place in movie history with the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever. The film, which was a testament to the 1970's New York disco era will forever be embedded in the brains and hearts of people around the world thanks to the soundtrack The Bee Gee's gave us.

The album, which is one of the most successful film soundtracks of all time going 15x's platinum, fueled disco around the world and its legacy generations later. While the Bee Gee's were the icons of the record, other artists like Kool and the Gang, The Trammps, KC and the Sunshine Band, MFSB, and others helped support the soundtracks commercial success and thanks to the success of the soundtrack it supported the success of those bands. While others appeared on the record, it will always be the Bee Gee's who will be remembered and as Robin Gibb's time has passed, his music and thanks to the continuing interest in this soundtrack will help his legacy live on.

Recommended Reading - U2 By U2

In 2006, the world's biggest blockbuster band decided to release their story, in their own words. Bono, Edge, Adam, and Larry put out U2 By U2, the oral history of the band and verbal account of the inner workings of the band that went from calling themselves Feedback, then The Hype, then U2. It is the story of four schoolboys winning Battle of the Band competitions to selling out stadiums around the world for more than 20 years.

The massive book, filled with rare and unseen photos was a bestseller when it was released and for many, the task of holding and reading it was more of a labor of love than a recreational activity. The book details nearly everything one would ever want to know about the band - from Bono's childhood to Edge taking hallucinogens to Adam's alcoholism to Larry's intolerance from the spotlight. From their relationships with each other to loved ones and who actually comes up with the bizarre concepts of their stage shows, U2 By U2, is much more than an autobiography, it is an encyclopedia that dates from 1978 to 2006. From politics to musical power, U2 explain how they got to be who they are today and all the bumps in the road along the way.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Temper Trap on Kimmel!

Watch The Temper Trap play "Trembling Hands" off their latest self-titled sophomore release on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Filmage Trailer

A documentary is currently being edited called Filmage, the documentary chronicles the formation, rise and legacy of The Descendents and ALL. The film will feature interviews with the members of the band as well as Keith Morris of OFF! and Circle Jerks, Tim McIrath of Rise Against, Mike Watt of The Minutemen and The Stooges and more. Take a look at the trailer above.

In 2010 we interviewed Descendents / ALL guitarist Steven Egerton, take a look at that interview HERE.

Quick News

Bat For Lashes will release her third album, The Haunted Man in October.

Dinosaur Jr. will release their new album, I Bet on Sky, on September 17th.

Beastie Boys producer, Mario C., has confirmed to NME that their is more Beastie music from the vault to slowly emerge down the pipeline. Mario said,"There's a handful of extra stuff from each record apart from Paul's Boutique. I actually went through it all recently and checked out a few things that weren’t used for Hello Nasty and there’s definitely two or three tracks that didn’t get utilized that could be utilised." He then hinted that fans should not hold their breath for this, "We'll take it slowly. No-one’s thinking of doing anything right away. It's too soon."

Dan Deacon has released the cover to his forthcoming album, America. In the classic style cover, you can see the tracklisting. The album arrives at the end of August. Take a look at the cover below:
As we mentioned earlier in the week, Green Day will release three albums between August and January. Below is the cover of the first album, Uno! take a look:

Norah Jones on Fallon

 Watch Norah Jones on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Live Pix - Bonnaroo 2012

Our very own RICH D SMOOV was on hand to capture Bonnaroo on camera for us. Take a look at some of his shots. 

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
 Danzig Legacy
 Fitz & the Tantrums
 The Joy Formidable
The Antlers
 Bad Brains

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