Thursday, July 26, 2012

Walk The Moon: Shiver Shiver + Iscariot

Cincinnati, Ohio natives Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman formed Walk The Moon in 2008, independently released their debut album 'i want i want' in 2010, and followed up with a self-titled major label debut last month.

The band is playing their hometown tonight as part of their big U.S. summer tour which culminates with a show in Redmond, Washington on August 25.  They kick off their extensive European fall tour on September 19 in Amsterdam.  See below for details:

NOTE on the two videos:

"7in7" is a series of officially unofficial music videos, hand-made by the band without a film crew or a budget. While out on tour, with one camera, Walk The Moon filmed seven videos in seven days. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gossip: Move In The Right Direction

Still one of the finest voices around:  Beth Ditto of Gossip.

The trio's fifth studio album 'The Joyful Noise' dropped in late May, and they are busy touring this summer and fall.   Most of the shows are happening in France, Germany and the UK, but a few gigs in the US, Japan, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, and Italy are also lined up.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band & The Roots: The E Street Shuffle

Audiences got a double treat at Northern Europe's largest and oldest music festival at Roskilde, west of Copenhagen, Denmark this past weekend when The Roots joined Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on stage. Both bands are said to have delivered the hands down best concerts at this year's event: The Boss and the E Street Band did a 3 hr. set on July 7; the Roots did a 90 min. show on the same date.

The two bands performed the same song on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in March with Tom Morello sitting in. As a bonus, the host provided (more) cow bell.

Trivia: In 2000 then Saturday Night Live cast member Jimmy Fallon had a hard time keeping a straight face during the now legendary SNL skit that spawned the catch phrase "More Cowbell".

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Kelis: 4th of July (Fireworks)

The perfect 4th of July video by Kelis.  (from her 2010 album 'Flesh Tone'.)

Happy Birthday America!