Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Its all part of Levi's Pioneer Sessions: The Revival Recordings. Over the next couple of weeks, there will be various artists remaking hits from the past decade including, Nas, She & Him, Dirty Projectors, The Shins, Raphael Saadiq, John Legend and The Roots, Jason Mraz, and many more.
The first two songs in the series will be released this week - hip hop superstar, Nas, covering "Hey Young World" by hip hop trailblazer Slick Rick and folk rock duo, The Swell Season's rendition of the 70s disco hit, "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton. Both songs will be available for free download, May 24th and May 27th respectively, at www.levi.com.
DOWNLOAD THE SWELL SEASON
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
“Month of May” - it sounds very unlike Arcade Fire. Almost like early REM. Kind of punky and very edgy, with a live feel.
This Band and its new song by c20917
Another song by c22113
I have to say its a bit of a shame. I was really looking forward to U2 at Glastonbury. They even wrote a song specially for the festival. And I've never seen the fuss about Gorillaz. Still...
check out this live clip of Gorillaz (including Paul Simonon & Mick Jones) doing "Melancholy Hill" & "Clint Eastwood (ft. Tiny Tempah)" on Jonathan Ross. It's even embeddable!
GORILLAZ PERFORMANCE ON JONATHAN ROSS
The Band performs "Melancholy Hill" & "Clint Eastwood (ft. Tiny Tempah)"
(with Paul Simonon and Mick Jones from The Clash):
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
A few reviews in for The National's new record - High Violet from people I trust.
Pitchforkgave it 8.7 - which is really high for them, saying "when they aim for powerful or poetic, they get there. High Violet is the sound of a band taking a mandate to be a meaningful rock band seriously", and "gorgeous, structurally sound vignettes."; and
Paste magazine gave 81/100 saying "the new album’s peaks absolutely rival Boxer’s best tracks" and "High Violet has the potential to elevate the band’s profile".
NB - also check out The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The linup for Belfast's Open House Festival has now been confirmed and it's a real corker. For Americana fans, this is the gig of the year.
Kicking off will be The Dave Rawlings Machine, fronted by long-time musical partner of Americana singer songwriter Gillian Welch, playing an exclusive Irish debut on Saturday 11th September.
Sharing the stage will be musical compadres, Old Crow Medicine Show, creating the perfect union of “old-time string music and punk swagger.”
But it doesn't stop there. Oh no. Did we mention:
THE LOW ANTHEM,
THE FELICE BROTHERS
Tickets are just £20 online from www.openhousefestival.com and feature our recession-friendly booking policy - no booking fees, no transaction charges and no hidden costs.
Also, another exciting addition to the festival line-up is Lissie, the “guitar toting Americana lovechild”, marking her first visit to Belfast. She appears on Wednesday 8th September in the intimate surroundings of McHughs basement bar, with new local boys Napoleon.
The 12th annual Open House Festival will take place from 7th – 12th September 2010, throughout the arts & cultural flavoured Cathedral Quarter. The main festival venue will be the new 2,000 capacity festival marquee in Custom House Square – the biggest music marquee ever to be erected on the site.