New track and video from Nicki Minaj, featuring Rihanna.
"Fly" is a pretty rad video and Nicki's flow is the hottest since Lil Kim.
RiRi's vox are so beautiful. x
"Fall Creek Boys Choir" by James Blake and Bon Iver.
It's interesting, but it's actually quite lovely if you're paying attention.
Here's the new video from a favorite LA band of mine, Eastern Conference Champions.
"Bull In The Wild" is very cool in its simplicity, but creative as hell with its cinematography.
Caught their show at Pianos in lower Manhattan recently, and it was a scorcher.
I am really diggin this. x
Label this in the category of WHAT. THE. FUCK.
Jack White will be producing a record by the Insane Clown Posse and an unreleased song by Mozart.
Hat tip to my main man Nico for the post.
Seriously. What the fuck?
I keep hearing about this country act, The Band Perry, so I finally decided to check em out.
My friend Courtney G posted this clip today, and I've got to admit... I am liking this song.
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
I can not WAIT for this film to come out.
Hunter was one of my favorite writers - top 3 - and this is one of his best.
Johnny Depp is the man.
Happy Friday, bitches. x
Stamos + Saget = Awesomeness
Finally, some quality footage of Rage Against the Machine's LA concert, "LA Rising" from July.
There was some pretty embarrassing technical difficulties during "Testify"
But man, all I can say is, holyfuckingshit these guys haven't lost a step.
I finally got around to posting the new video from Em and Royce featuring Bruno Mars.
"Lighters" is yet another massive example of Eminem's conquering of the pop charts.
It's fucking one after another for Marshall these days.
He is unstoppable. And we reap the benefits.
Brand new song from the sexy and powerful Florence...
"What the Water Gave Me" is a beautiful power ballad from the hottest chick in indie rock.
Love me some Florence + the Machine. x
Here's the new single from Ryan Adams, entitled "Lucky Now"
Yes, you are lucky now, you fucking fuck.
Married to Mandy Moore makes you one of the luckiest men alive.
Great song, though. x
Yanks made history today as the first baseball team ever to hit THREE grand slams in one game.
Wow. GO YANKS.
Every time I think I've seen the most beautiful custom bike via the incredible Bike EXIF, the bring the fucking heat and I'm blown away all over again...
From the mouth of the masters:
Clay Rathburn of Atom Bomb specializes in low-key customs, the kind that have a charm that grows on you. This is his latest bike, a 1957 Triumph Thunderbird built for Corey Theuerkauf. ‘Corey’s dad Tim started gathering parts to build himself a Triumph twenty years ago,’ says Clay. ‘But he recently passed away unexpectedly. His family decided to finish the project, and asked me to get it done.’
It was a pretty emotional thing for everyone involved, especially since no one knew exactly what Tim had in mind for the bike. Tim’s collection of parts was large and varied, and didn’t provide much in the way of direction. So Clay decided to go for a clean and simple build: ‘a mix of traditional chopper/bobber with a bit of Atom Bomb thrown in.’
And finally... the trailer for the George Harrison documentary from Martin Scorsese...
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
I can not fucking WAIT. x
You've probably never heard about Mickey Shiloh until now...
But she's been killin shit behind the scenes, writing for Britney, Janet, Pitbull, and many others.
Here's "Pass Out" from her upcoming mixtape.
Girl has some serious flow. x
My brother and I were discussing the brilliance of Zach Galifinakis the other day.
When I said that I hadn't seen the Between Two Ferns episode with Charlize Theron, he told me it was one of the best.
I'm literally crying right now. This is pure gold. x
The War on Drugs @ Cameo Gallery 8.19.2011 from Jessica Amaya on Vimeo.
The War On Drugs performing "Comin' Thru" at Cameo Gallery 8/19/2011.
Check out photos from the show on Brooklyn Vegan (t.co/UQzVjac).
Shot by Jessica Amaya and Bleary Eyed Brooklyn. Check out more at Bleary Eyed Brooklyn.
Band website: thewarondrugs.net
This is outstanding.
"How to Sell 1 Million Albums and Still Owe $500k"
All of my industry friends need to watch this now.
This is one of the best album previews I have ever seen in my life.
Butch Walker's "The Spade" will be out on August 30th.
In the buildup to the release of Tom Waits' new album, he invited us to a private listening party.
He is such a fucking character.
Long live Tom Waits.
Here's a sneak peak at the upcoming Radiohead special, "Live From The Basement"
"Staircase" is the first song released from the sessions.
This is absolutely incredible.
Jared Leto and his rock band 30 Seconds To Mars cover U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" for their MTV Unplugged appearance.
For all you Leto haters, this kid has more talent in his pinkie finger than you ever will.
So the big story today, aside from the massive east coast earthquake, was the Topless protest in Central Park.
From the beautiful, care-free ladies of GO TOPLESS...
For more on this "story" please go over to NYC blog awesomeness, ANIMAL.
Power to the people! Here here! I want to see more boobs more often!
But not all boobs... x
And here's the full clip...
OKGO + The Muppets = Awesome
For you hard rockers out there, here is Egypt Central.
"White Rabbit" is their latest single.
These boys are making some big waves in the red state rock scene.
Watch out! \,,/
The ridiculously hilarious Lonely Island perform "I'm On A Boat" live on Jimmy Fallon.
You gotta love these clowns.
The last recording by Amy Winehouse...
Miss Winehouse and the legendary Tony Bennett sang, "Body and Soul"
I definitely do not post enough electronica music on here. I promise to promote more of it as this blog progresses and grows.
Because we all like to fucking dance... x
Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/q3XWSf
Extended mix available on Beatport: http://bit.ly/qKjtwi
The latest release from Grammy-nominated remixer and producer, Morgan Page is a mélange of dance music all-stars. A collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and featuring Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik), the track titled "In the Air" is the first single from Page's upcoming studio album, set to drop later this year.
Page has said that "In The Air" is about capturing the excitement of being in the moment. Volleying from BT, Sultan and Shepard's unique live instruments into gorgeous synth swells, the song is as expansive as it is enthralling. And as for Angela McCluskey's vocals, they can only be described as hauntingly powerful.
Actor Ryan Gosling breaks up a fight in the East Village of Manhattan over the weekend.
Seriously, could this dude get any cooler?
Yes, yes, and YES.
Been diggin these guys for a while now, but have yet to catch a gig.
My boy Nico posted this clip today, which I hadn't seen before.
So here you go, people, The Drums and "Money"
Happy Monday. x
My dear friend, and NYC-by-way-of-DC-by-way-of-Pakistan rock n roller, Mesh Lakhani played The Delancey in Lower Manhattan last month to a packed house.
This video was filmed and edited by the beautiful and talented, Denise Koycki, of Wild Wind Productions.
His next performance will be at The Bitter End on Friday, September 16th.
Now I don't post about sports very often, but this is my highlight of the month.
Yankee Curtis "Grandy Man" Granderson hit an inside-the-park homerun today in Minneapolis.
Gotta love that shit.
Emeli Sandé has a gorgeous voice, which kinda reminds me of Beyonce.
This song is entitled "Heaven" and was brought to my attention by the lovely legal maven, Mita.
I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from Miss Sandé in the near future. x
Ohio rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, was arrested in his home state after starting a flash mob at a local mob.
Recently signed to Diddy's Bad Boy Records, watch out for this kid because he's got what it takes.
Loyal readers of this blog will remember I posted about Kelly back in January, right HERE.
Bad publicity is still publicity, kids. This move was calculated... and fucking brilliant.
Conan comes back onstage for an impromptu version of Radiohead's "Creep" during guest Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' performance.
He is a fuckin trip, that's for sure. Straight clownin, as always.
This is the modern day America.
Corporation exploitation of its workforce has become the norm.
It took great courage for these international student-laborers to stand up against corporate tyranny.
Thank you, Guestworker Alliance.
The revolution will be televised.
Hat tip to Andy B. for the post.
Paul Simon fan gets invited up on stage to sing Duncan when she yelled out that she learned to play guitar with this song....a thrill of a lifetime!!
Sound Academy, Toronto, May 7, 2011.
This just made my day.
Read the whole story after the jump.
If you're not familiar with Manchester Orchestra, you have been missing out for quite some time.
Here is their powerful new single and video for "Simple Math"
Artistic, surreal, abstract, I could go on and on.
Simply incredible. x
"Carry" is the new single from legendary vocalist, Tori Amos.
What a breathtaking tune. It appears Miss Amos has aged like a fine cabernet.
Her voice will never get old, and clearly, neither will she. x
Blackbells have been in the studio recording their new EP, due out in October.
I / We can not fucking WAIT til you hear what we have in store for each and every one of you.
That being said, I've been listening to the new mixes daily and haven't listened to their first EP in months.
So, I pulled up the song that made me fall in love with this rock n roll band.
Ladies and gentlemen, "This Is Home"
Dear motorcycle gods, forgive me for the sin I have not yet committed... I want to have sexual relations with this 1959 Harley Davidson Panhead Custom.
From my favorite custom motorcycle blog on the interwebs, Bike EXIF:
Matt Whitlock runs Wrecked Metals, a hotrod and chopper shop in Boise, Idaho. And when he’s not building slammed Fords and Chevys, he’s riding this super-clean 1959 Harley. His Panhead has an effortless beauty about it, but the build was a mission for Matt. He’d had his eye on the bike for a long time, and finally scraped together enough money to buy it. After an incident-prone four years of riding it, he sent the motor off for a rebuild—and the shop burnt down. The Panhead engine survived the fire, but it took Matt a year to get it back. It’s now been extended to 93 ci, and is hooked up to a 4-speed transmission.
The bike has a rigid frame, an inline Springer front end and a suicide shift. ‘I tried to hand-fabricate as much stuff as I could,’ says Matt. ‘I’ve owned the bike for 10 years.’ Matt made the shotgun pipes, bars, forward controls and fender himself, giving the Harley a timeless, classic look. It might be half a century old, but this big twin is in the prime of its life. I’d ride it in a heartbeat. [Thanks to Sara Byrne for the images.]
For everyone that's freaked out about the music business of today, watch this.
A news report from 1979 about the slump the record business went through after the disco craze.
Chill the fuck out. We got this. x
Here's the new video and latest single from My Morning Jacket.
The clip for "Holdin On To Black Metal" is really fucking trippy.
And I like it... x
My favorite Em track live in Grant Park, Chi-City 2011.
The Bob Marley Campaign launched this week with the goal of getting 700 million Facebook subscribers and Twitter fans to support the Save the Children's East Africa Appeal. "I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” is being supported by many of the world’s most famous names in entertainment and their fans. View a short film of the crisis in East Africa created by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald from footage of East Africa embedded below. The film is set to the 1973 Bob Marley & the Wailers song “High Tide or Low Tide” and will reach over a billion people. The campaign was developed to support Save the Children’s appeal to raise funds for the devastating food crisis affecting millions of children and their families across East Africa, bringing together the combined resources of Universal Music Group, Yahoo!, Facebook, AOL, MSN, YouTube and Twitter, among others.
Many of these partners are showing the film and providing global editorial coverage, which will accompany the release of the downloadable track on the day of the launch. Among the supporters of the drive are Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, David Beckham, U2, Beyonce, the Rolling Stones, Muhammad Ali, Jennifer Lopez, Muse, Coldplay, Elton John, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Robert Plant, Kanye West, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Brian May, Sting, Rihanna and many more, all launching the campaign via their huge networks of friends and fans on Facebook and Twitter (#beafriend).
Finally, the video for the latest - and oddest - super group, SuperHeavy.
This random mix of rockstars includes Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, and A. R. Rahman.
Yeah, I was a bit confused when they announced the collaboration.
I must admit it though, it's way fun.
J. Cole drops his second single from the Roc Nation family.
"Work Out" is a chill song, but that girl in the video is ridiculous.
So that's why I posted this clip. You're welcome, boys.
The always beautiful and timeless, Miss Anne Hathaway, killin the mic on Conan.
Crushin. Hard. x
Love the video for the new Red Hot Chili Peppers fresh single,"The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"
Filmed on a rooftop in Venice Beach, CA, it looks like a fuckin party!
Definitely making me yearn for Venice, but that's alriiiiiight. x
Kudos to Mr. Cooper for this piece on the utterly unbelievably hypocritical Michelle Bachman.
I can't believe there are that many idiots in Iowa that would actually entertain the idea of her as POTUS.
2012 might be close, but there is no fucking way in hell this idiot has a chance.
One Love. FUCK8. It Gets Better. x
Jeff Bridges shares a story and performs a cut from his new record.
Anything the Dude is into, I'll give it a go.
Thank God for Gaga.
I fucking love this woman with all my heart.
Here she is performing a bit of "Blaze of Glory" and her new single, "You And I" on Carson Daly's Amp Radio.
What a goddess. x
Man, do I wish I was at Outside Lands in San Francisco last weekend.
Win Butler of The Arcade Fire joined gospel singer Mavis Staples for an outstanding cover of The Bands' "The Weight"
Here's Cudi's new video for "No One Believes Me"
How can you not fucking love this dude? Hipster Hip Hop represent. x
The stunningly gorgeous and insanely talented Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, covers The Boss.
And it is hauntingly perfect.
Crushing. Hard. x
The Barr Brothers just put out this beautiful silent film expressing their effort to make an album.
I think that this film brilliantly shows the frustration of today's musician.
Well done. x
Hot and hilarious new video from Chromeo.
"When The Night Falls" is yet another outstanding groove from these two.
Lovin it. x
My head is about to explode.
Billboard's Monday Mashup has my favorite rock group of the last decade playing my favorite song of this decade.
She Wants Revenge perform Adele's "Rollin' In The Deep"
This just made my day. x
Russel Simmons posted a video about his worries and frustrations of the London Riots.
This just made my fucking day.
My buddy just posted this sick clip from the "Live From Darryl's House" series.
Chromeo, Darryl Hall, and friends performing "I Can't Go For That"
Foster The People perform their summer smash, "Pumped Up Kicks" acoustically at Sirius/XM studios.
Hat tip to the man, the myth, the legend, Nico, for the post.
Jay and Kanye dropped the new video for "Otis"
Sick shit right here.
Awesome new video and great new song by Portugal. The Man.
"Sleep Forever" might be my favorite song to date from this band. Great vox, strong lyrics, and powerful chorus.
But seriously, please watch this video from beginning to end. WHOA.
Diggin this shit right here. x