Trailer: "RIFFRAFF" You don’t hear it in this trailer, but our own Riviera has some songs on the soundtrack of RIFFRAFF, a new coming-of-age comedy about lifeguards on Chicago’s North Avenue Beach, starring Robert Belushi. RIFFRAFF has its Chicago premiere on May 29 at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will be running through June … Continue reading GLONO Band on Movie Soundtrack
Video: Rivers Cuomo – “Don’t Worry Baby” Hadn’t seen this before. The Weezer frontman performs the classic Beach Boys song for Stereogum’s video series of stripped down, acoustic sessions. You can also find his solo cover of this song on Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. Rivers Cuomo: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.
Video: Johnny Marr Pierces The Cribs’ Ryan Jarman’s Ear “The Cribs Johnny Marr Pierces Ryan Jarmans Ear, whilst in the studio recording their new album set for release later this year.” Ew. The Cribs: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki Via NME.
Video: The Breeders – “Fate to Fatal” The title track off the Fate to Fatal EP, directed by Mando and James Ford, starring the fine ladies of the St. Louis Arch Rivals Rollergirl team. If you thought Mountain Battles (review) sounded tossed off and underproduced, you’ll probably feel the same way about this. But if … Continue reading Breeders – Fade to Fatal
This is too bad ass not to share. Jake and I just stumbled across this amazing live version of Linda Ronstadt‘s huge hit. You have to watch this. The guitar solo will KILL you and check out how foxy she was. Video: Linda Ronstadt – “You’re No Good” Linda Ronstadt: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki
Video: Rivers and Rainn – “One of Us” (Joan Osborne cover, featuring the guy from Six Feet Under who everybody calls the guy from The Office, on bongos.) This is, of course, an absolutely terrible song. As trite and insipid as any late-night conversation with a drunk sorority girl. But Cuomo sings it straight, and … Continue reading Rivers Cuomo asks: What If God Was One of Us?
Video: Conor Oberst – “One of My Kind” Documentary This 60-minute long documentary was made by Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band‘s guitar-tech Phil Schaffart over the past year and a half. Schaffart began video taping the band in Tepoztlan, Mexico in 2008 while they were recording their first album and continued filming as … Continue reading Conor Oberst documentary – One of My Kind
Video: Bettye LaVette – “Heart Of Gold” (live) Live at Joe’s Pub in New York’s East Village on March 8, 2009, this is a soulful cover of Neil Young‘s biggest hit. Pretty cool. MP3: Bettye LaVette – “Heart of Gold” (live) Bettye LaVette: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki Via the Antiblog.
Video: M. Ward – “Rave On” (Featuring Zooey Deschanel) The second single from Hold Time, “Rave On” is a breezy cover of the Buddy Holly classic (first recorded by Sonny West). Had Holly been neutered and forced at gunpoint into the studio with Phil Spector the results might sound similar to this. But as with … Continue reading M. Ward Raves On with Zooey Deschanel and Buddy Holly
Video: The View From Sean’s House Party You’ve gotta watch this. The jist: Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders goes to a party at Diddy‘s house and develops a quick bromance with his host. Warning: you’ll find it impossible to hate the former Puff Daddy after watching this video, so if that’s part of your deal … Continue reading Arctic Monkeys vs. Sean "Diddy" Combs