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.
A new documentary, Inside the Smiths, tells the story of the band from the point of view of Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce. Check out the trailer: I wonder if it’ll show up on this side of the pond… Via the fr0k.
The Strokes are taking a break, having recently wrapped touring in support of First Impressions of Earth, produced by the guy who dumped Wilco. They leave their fans with a “cinematic interpretation” of the album’s lead track, “You Only Live Once,” directed by Star Wars prequel concept artist, Warren Fu, who also helped redesign the … Continue reading The Strokes – You Only Live Once
I read about this 1970 clip in the most recent music issue of the Oxford American in a great article by Charles Wolfe called Country Music in Black and White: Then Cash himself, cracking a rare grin, moved in and sat and talked with him about Jimmie Rodgers, one of Cash’s heroes. Yes, Satchmo remembered … Continue reading Louis Armstrong on the Johnny Cash Show
A couple new videos on YouTube from the upcoming album, The Mix Up, out June 26 on Capitol. Beastie Boys – Off The Grid
Wow. Almost 20 years ago! Check out this great Cable Access footage of Uncle Tupelo back before they released their first album, No Depression. They talk a little and play “Graveyard Shift” and “Factory Belt.” Dig Jay’s badass guitar strap! Tweedy looks 12.
During Chicago’s first warm, spring day, Centro-matic and South San Gabriel frontman Will Johnson battled standstill traffic on Lakeshore Drive in order to play an acoustic set for the GLONO video crew.
MP3: The Shins – “Australia” from Wincing The Night Away (review). Video (QT) too!
KP Nuts – Peter Doherty Ah, the Bohemian life! Topless, leggy models. Leonard Cohen would be proud.