This video is insane.
I gotta say, now that the obvious Madonna references have subsided, this track is a smash.
But the video... whoa. Awesomeness.
Team Gaga. x
Blackbells are playing a showcase with these cats in Austin for SXSW.
Heard some buzz, but slept on giving it a listen.
Now I'm super pissed that I am so late to the game.
Hank & Cupcakes are fucking RAD.
This is absolutely killing me right now.
Here's the latest from my boys...
Can't fucking wait.
Thanks, Nico, for sending the clip.
Hat tip to Lefsetz on this one.
Beautiful song, inspirational lyrics.
James McMurtry, "We Can't Make It Here"
Truer words have never been spoken.
The Biebs is everywhere.
Do you have the fever? I know I do...
Diggin this Hip Pop.
Big Heed and Alien are making some noise right now with their single, "Tipsy"
Not too shabby for a club banger.
This was my favorite band of 2009. Fact.
Here's the new single from LA rockers, The Airborne Toxic Event.
"All At Once"
UK pop rock act, Francesqa, is making some noise on both sides of the pond.
Keep an eye out for their US invasion...
Japanese pop star, Genki Sudo, and his group invade New York.
Please take a look at this BEAST of a Guzzi. I am seriously aroused right now.
As per usual, from the legendary Bike EXIF:
If there’s one class of bike that gets my motor running faster than any other, it’s a Moto Guzzi café racer. This machine comes courtesy of the Italian publication Special Mag—the bike is owned by Francesco Venturi, a young architect, and was built by Marco Lugato. The 1000 SP arrived in Lugato’s workshop disassembled in two boxes, which at least made the process of blueprinting the engine and sandblasting the frame easier. The bike is a mongrel, but in the best possible way: the rear frame was modified to accept the seat from a 1970 Laverda, with the bars coming from an Aprilia Tuono and the front fork from a Kawasaki ZX-6R.
The muffler is a SuperTrapp, and the speedo is from a Harley-Davidson. Brembo’s top of the range Serie Oro brakes are matched to aluminum rims to reduce unsprung weight. To my eyes, the powder blue paintwork and tan leather seat are a perfect contrast with the blacked-out mechanicals. I’d be wary of the grip from the knobbly tires, but I bet this Guzzi is a blast to ride. [Many thanks to Dino Lodola and Roberto Brodolini of specialmag.it. If you can read Italian, check out a PDF of the original article here.]
These UK boys are about to blow the fuck up.
"Lions In Cages"
Get ready, Wolf Gang is coming for you...
Saw this last week, but forgot to post.
Kanye's newest offering to the world of culture and hip hop...
"All Of The Lights"
Unsigned NYC rock band, The Americans are on fire.
"Requiem" features Sean Lennon and the band just got picked for the Rolling Stone contest.
Expect to hear more from this band in the near future.
Little girl's got some serious pipes.
Hat tip to my girl, Cammy, for the link.
I can not get enough of her voice.
"Rolling In The Deep" performed on David Letterman.
Thom Yorke is such a fucking hippie.
I'm down with the Queen.
Kim is dissin hard on Nicki Minaj.
Don't fuck with Lil Kim.
"I should claim you on my income taxes"!!!
These lyrics are ferocious.
Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!
So after Britney comes the legendary CARS.
"Blue Tip" is classic Cars with a fresh beat.
If ya don't know, now ya know: I'm a huge Cars fan.
I am fucking loving this! x
I just followed the new Radiohead song with Brit Brit's latest track.
Oh, and I referred to Ms. Spears as "Brit Brit"
Dear gods above please let this work week end soon.
Clearly, I have lost my fucking mind.
Well done, boys.
Here's the new video from NYC rock band, Atomic Tom.
They've covered the legendary 80s song, "Don't You Want Me" by the Human League.
It will be featured in the new Topher Grace film, Take Me Home Tonight.
Awesome cast. Fun video. x
Please tell me how to feel about this one.
I'm begging you.
All of you know how I feel about the new music business.
Bands need to license their music because nobody buys records, BUT...
I can not get on this. Not one fucking bit.
I'm diggin this new one from Panic! at the Disco.
"The Ballad of Mona Lisa"
= Awesomely hilarious.
When I said I liked O'Reilly, it wasn't because I respect his politics or because I think he's a good guy.
He's a fucking asshole. A raging asshole.
But I've got to give him credit, he'll battle it out w/ Jon Stewart and go on Bill Maher's show.
So that being said, thank you Jimmy Kimmel, for this brilliant spoof.
Wow. I have had visions running through my head for nearly two years now of how I want my 78 CB750 to look like... And this is almost exactly how I imagined her.
I'm bringing these photos to my mechanic in a few weeks. Fact.
Fucking gorgeous. x
As always, thank you, Bike EXIF:
The comments ran hot when we posted the first bike from Spanish builder Café Racer Dreams, so it’ll be interesting to see the reaction to this one. CRD’s third release is called ‘Military Gold’, a reference to the Firestone Military tires fitted to 19” wheels. It’s 1979 CB750 KZ, and CRD have shown once again how small (and inexpensive) changes can radically change the character of a bike. The engine is stock, apart from modified Keihin carbs, a free-flowing intake system and Megaton mufflers.
The frame has been stripped of all unnecessary addenda, a simplified wiring loom has been fitted, and an aluminum battery box and Renthal bars complete the picture. The fenders are bobbed and everything else has been blacked out or repainted. To our eyes it’s simple, unsophisticated and drop-dead maravilloso.
Lefsetz asked today if this is a hit.
What the fuck is a hit any more? A hit on Z100?
But do I think it's a hit?
Foster the People, "Pumped Up Kicks"
Here's the new video from The New Pornographers.
It's fucking amazing.
Featuring an all-star cast.
Paul Rudd with Bill Hader, John Oliver, John Hodgeman, Wyatt Cenac, Horatio Sanz, Todd Barry and numerous other comedians (plus Ted Leo in drag) all drop in for the music video.
The opening of the clip features those first two actors, in what clearly is definitely not a real film, but God knows it could be: "Expectant Dads" will send two zany dudes to Vegas -- as they're expecting their first babies. And, seriously, they made a website for the thing. Look.
Oh, but that's not even the bulk of this monster. "Moves: The Rise and Rise of The New Pornographers" is the main attraction, a preview of an imaginary movie about the indie rock band. Who plays who? You'll have to wait, but just know that a protest against Canadians, red-headed jokes, snorting coke off of a pizza and Brooklyn's cement shithole Death By Audio are all included in this little adventure through the band's fake past.
More info on the credits can be found on the Matador Records blog here.
"Moves" is cute and was culled from the rockers' latest album "Together," out now.
Kenny G is gangster.
This Chrysler ad is fucking SICK.
America. Em. Detroit.
What the fuck else is there?
I fucking love Bill O'Reilly. I really, really do.
No bullshit, no softballs, just straight up O'Reilly.
This film should be required viewing for all citizens of Earth.
I love this song. And I love this girl.
Going to see her perform tonight at Rockwood Music Hall.
7pm. Crushin hard. x
This is one of the most beautiful things I have seen in a long, long time.
The BBC was allowed video from afar of the last uncontacted tribe of natives on Earth.
They live in the Amazon, near the Brazil-Peru border.
Wow. Unspoiled by greed, capitalism, imperialism, war.
And I pray they only make contact with us if they so wish it...
This is the best band in New York City.
Ok, maybe I'm slightly biased...
Finally, the new album from Bright Eyes.
After many a side project and new venture, Conor is back home with "The People's Key"
Enjoy the full stream above. x
This fucking band rocks. And you won't understand that until you see them.
The Gay Blades and their new video for "Rock n Roll (Part 1)"
My old and dear friend, Goose, posted this little gem.
I had almost forgot about the highlight of the 2005 Grammy Awards.
Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge - fresh from Cancer treatments - played an epic medley of Joplin's finest.
Watch and take notes, ladies and gentlemen.
I have always defended Ms. Etheridge to the haters, maybe this will quiet them once and for all.