Because I just saw them perform last night and it was amazing and this cover was the best and previously unposted on this here website, head to the replies to watch Haim performing a cover of Beyonce's song "XO."
It looks like RZA and Raekwon have settled their differences according to a note on Wu-Tang Clan's website. The note reveals that Raekwon will be appearing on the group's upcoming record A Better Tomorrow after all.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Weezer's Blue Album, we've put together a pretty cool playlist featuring some of the band's "deep cuts." No singles allowed, and we tried to include at least one song from all of their full-length albums. There's also a group of music videos featuring some of the best songs Weezer have covered, and some videos of the best covers of Weezer songs. So come inside and let Rivers and the Gang remind you why they made us love them in the first place, and why we'll continue to love them even as we all grow old and gross. Also, in case you missed it last week, Drew wrote up a very interesting article about just what a mark the Blue Album left on all of us...
The Talkhouse is currently featuring a heartfelt and interesting article written by Geoff Rickly (Thursday) about how circumstances in his life ended up with him paying $2000 to see The xx play in New York. Well worth a read.
A couple of weeks ago I paid $2,000 to see the XX play for forty people at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. They’re not one of my favorite bands or anything. And I’m not rich. But, to me, it was worth it. That either means that it was an utter revelation OR I have no idea of the value of money.
Bastille just released a live video for "Bad Blood" which they performed at the Troubadour in LA. Be sure to check it out in the replies. Also, they are playing the 7th birthday show for Radio 104.5 this Sunday at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. You can still get tickets for yourself and your mother here.
Count to Four vocalist Mike Hayden's been doing this cool project called "Cover Sessions," covering popular and beloved songs. Today we're bringing you the video for his cover of OneRepublic's "Counting Stars," which can be found in the replies, along with the band's tour dates.
"I mean, Justin Bieber is a fucking moron. And that's the gist of what I was saying. And then he goes and says I should be slapped? Honestly, I feel bad for him. Every single person who works with him should fucking be embarrassed that they don't... No one is doing him any favors, you know? And honestly, I don't dislike his music. I don't listen to his music, but he needs to not conduct himself that way. Like, really, you make millions of...
NBC has canceledCommunity. Sort of related: If you add up viewers for new episodes of Community, Parks and Recreation, and The Mindy Project -- the sum total is less than those for a Big Bang Theory rerun.
Bryan Romero, an AP.net reader, is looking for OC/LA metal drummers to participate in a scientific study for his graduate program.
Hey OC/LA metal drummers! Have you ever wondered how athletic drumming actually is? Well here is your chance! My name is Bryan Romero, and I am a Kinesiology graduate student at CSU Fullerton in Orange county. My masters thesis is titled "Metabolic Demands of Heavy Metal Drumming" and my aim is to find out how much our bodies work while we play metal music. I am currently looking for metal drummers to come to the exercise physiology lab at CSU Fullerton to be hooked up to a mask that you breathe into while exercising that tells you how many calories you burn...
The battle-of-the-bands concept gets a new twist with SoundClash, the new VH1 series being executive-produced by The Roots drummer Questlove. The show, which premieres July 23, features three bands onstage together, performing each others' songs, as well as covers and other collaborations.
Gilligan, an AP.net reader, has created a PledgeMusic campaign to fund a book about the music industry. It will feature contributions from folks at such labels as Sony Music, Polydor, Matador, Kill Rock Stars, Don Giovanni, Fake Chapter and BaDa Bing Records. The campaign ends in a week, so check it out if you're interested.
So Gilligan, you’ve spent 17 years working in the music industry. What have you learned thus far?
1. Your Band Sucks
2. No One Is Honest
3. Clive Davis is a Moron
That about sums it up, but of course it’s no fun to stop there.
Awesome AP.net user, Boucher187, has uploaded some Saves the Day house show videos for our enjoyment.
So last year I was lucky enough to be able to get my buddies and get together enough cash to have Saves The Day play a "Pledge Show" at my house. I was finally able to get the videos and have them uploaded of the show. The band played for about 2 hours electric and it was the best time of my life. Would love to share these with the site as there are many Saves The Day fans. The band was the most laid back, personable people I've ever met.
I’ve also given a lot of thought to what exactly it is I do. I spent so many years defining myself or reading other people’s definitions (where I found myself occasionally looking for clues, strangely) that I became comfortable with the job description “Rocker who writes comics and makes drawings on the side”. Over the years this stopped working for me, and I really needed to embrace the fact that there are many things I do, and it is difficult to give that a title, so basically I stopped looking for definitions and just started giving myself over to my artistic flow, and where it takes me.