Katy Perry performed at the AMAs last night in what appears to be a mixture of a Japanese kimono and a Chinese cheongsam. You know what the online response is going to be right? Not good.
And because of that, some are calling Perry's performance racist. One Twitter user (via The Huffington Post) said Perry "nailed the traditionally ignorant costume of a white pop singer." Another also asked, "why are you dressed like a geisha katy perry. why. for what. #thisisracist like horribly obviously racist." [SIC]
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is developing an autobiographical drama series called The Noise for The CW. The show "chronicles the rise of a young artist in the 1990s who escapes a tumultuous home life and forms a wildly popular band with a unique sound."
Arcade Fire debuted four new songs in total from their upcoming LP Reflektor tonight. First they were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they performed the title track from the album as well as "Afterlife." Following that the band debuted "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and balls-to-the-wall rocker "Normal People" on a concert special broadcast by NBC immediately after SNL. The concert included a variety of pretty random celebrity cameos (including Michael Cera, Bono, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Zach Galifinakis and more) as well as a lot of bizarre but exuberant dancing both in the band and the audience alike. If you watched either SNL or the concert...
The National will be appearing in and playing themselves (including an acoustic performance of "This Is The Last Time") in the upcoming October 1st episode of The Mindy Project. You can watch a behind the scenes video in the replies.
On last night's Late Show with David Letterman, MGMT wore cool sunglasses indoors and played its new song, "Your Life Is A Lie," which is off the band's upcoming self-titled record (in stores September 17th). You can watch video of the performance in the replies.
CHVRCHES made their late night debut last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon performing "The Mother We Share." The band has also announced a bunch of new tour dates which you can find in the replies.
Last night The National were on The Colbert Report. You can watch Colbert's interview with vocalist Matt Berninger here. The band also performed "Graceless" and "Sea Of Love," which you can watch here and here respectively.
On tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel, Warped Tour alumni Bad Rabbits performed "Can't Fool Me" and "Fall In Love", both from their brand new record, American Love. You can check out the performances in the replies.
Vampire Weekend were on Saturday Night Live last night, performing "Diane Young," which you can watch here and "Unbelievers," which you can watch here. Their fantastic new record Modern Vampires of the City hits stores this Tuesday, and don't forget to check out my review of the album.
Hit the replies to watch James Blake perform "Retrograde" live on The Late Show with David Letterman last night. As a bonus, at the end of the video you can watch an utterly bewildered Letterman try to figure out how one of the backing musician's equipment works! Overgrown is out now via XL.
The National just killed it on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," debuting an aggressive new song called "Sea of Love." Check out their performance of that song here, and a web-exclusive performance of "I Need My Girl" here. Trouble Will Find Me comes out May 21st via 4AD.