It’s not cool to pile on, I know, but anyone who saw the MTV music awards is talking about the same thing: What the fuck happened to Britney Spears? Like all MTV Music Awards openers, this was hyped to be “amazing” and “shocking” and a triumphant return for who was once the bread and butter … Continue reading It’s Britney, Bitch
Mark Ronson, the funky kid who produced Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, has remixed a track for the upcoming Dylan retrospective (single disc and 3-disc versions) out October 2. Bob Dylan – “Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” (remix) If you don’t like the Stax horns and loud drums, you can … Continue reading Mark Ronson’s Bob Dylan remix
Footage has surfaced of Dirty Pretty Things playing an acoustic number in Pentonville Prison. The band played a set on Monday, August 27 to raise awareness for the suicide prevention group, Wasted Youth. I love how Didz is swaying a little in the background while Gary is just standing there looking like he belongs there. … Continue reading Dirty Pretty Things in Prison
YouTube: Feist – “1-2-3-4” on David Letterman. Note that her band includes every single Canadian who has ever appeared on an indie rock album. Via the gum.
YouTube: Public Enemy – “Harder Than You Think” from How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul? Am I just being nostalgic or does this song kick ass? The horns, especially, sound great. And something about Chuck’s voice immediately makes me hopeful and sad and excited and angry for the current … Continue reading New Public Enemy video – Harder Than You Think
Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham put their rural stamp on Kanye and shake they booties in the meantime. Love it.
Being labeled a “great bar band” is a critic’s way of praising a band and marginalizing them at the same time. Grand Champeen hasn’t exactly reinvented the wheel with Dial T For This, but they’ve definitely added a few new spokes. Check out the footage from their recent performance at The Hideout in Chicago for the proof!
AOL’s Spinner blog has the video for Patti Smith’s cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from her latest album, Twelve (review). I like the banjo. Overall, a pretty successful cover. Creepy video, too. Watch it after the jump.