Tuesday, December 27, 2011

[News] Van Halen announces 2012 Tour

After the Black Sabbath's announcement, we have another icon emerging from the depths, announcing a 2012 tour. Van Halen spread the message through some videos on their official website, on Monday.

On the videos, there were no dates confirmed, but a message scrolling along in a ticker at the bottom of each video reveals that the first tickets will be on sale on January 10.

Apparently, the tour will feature Eddie Van Halen (guitarist, backing vocals), Wolfgang Van Halen (bassist), Alex Van Halen (drummer) and David Lee Roth (vocals), who reunited with the group in 2006.

Friday, December 23, 2011

[Live] M83 - Midnight City (Carson Daly)

M83 have posted on their Facebook profile a live performance's video of their new single, "Midnight City" from their most recent album release "Hurry Up".

The performance took place on Last Call with Carson Daly (an american late night talk show - NBC), earlier this month.

M83 is an electronic music project, founded in 2001 by Anthony Gonzalez and the former member Nicolas Fromageu, in Antibes (France).

They have released the following albums:
- M83 (2001)
- Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (2003)
- Before The Dawn Heals Us (2005)
- Digital Shades Vol. 1 (2007)
- Saturdays = Youth (2008)
- Hurry Up, We'ew Dreaming (2011)

Watch M83's live performance.

> M83 - Midnight City (Carlson Daly)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

[News] Radiohead - leaked song from the 1990's

A song whose voice appears to be from the singer Thom Yorke, appeared online. This track is apparently from the 1990's, in the era of the album "Bends".

The fan site Ateaseweb.com, wrote:
"A track surfaced today with vocals sounding like Thom Yorke’s together with a Radiohead sound that could’ve been recorded in the early nineties. Think Pablo Honey, The Bends. You could go for the title: ‘How Do You Sit Still?’, although ‘Putting Ketchup in the Fridge’ has been named as the actual title of the track, but surely sounds less romantic. You’ll get slightly reminded by The Bends b-side ‘How Can You Be Sure?’."

Radiohead have also recently released two new tracks, available to listen online - "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase". They are also available for purchase at the follwing websites:
- Deezer: Link
- Amazon.co.uk: Link

Here's the leaked song from Radiohead.

> Radiohead - How Do You Sit Still?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

[News] Radiohead post new remixes online

The band have posted three new remixes online of tracks from the album "The King Of Limbs". You can listen to them by scrolling down.

They were unable to include the new tracks on their remix album "TKOL RMX 123457", so the band decided to make them available on their blog.

The new tracks are from Anstam, Nathan Fake and Jamie xx. They are alternate takes or extended remixes of the same tracks the artist's produced for the album.
The songs will be availabe for purchase from the band's official website from November 21.

The band have also announced a tour, and have recently announced more dates for their 2012 world tour. In addition to the concerts scheduled to take place in North America in February, they will also play across Europe in June and July.

The band are expected to announce UK and more European dates in the coming weeks, but have not said when this will be as yet.

> Listen to the songs:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[News] The Maccabees new single - "Pelican"

The Maccabees have released their new single "Pelican". It's the first song from their third studio album "Given To The Wild" to come out, which is due to release on January 9.

The band have revealed that this album was inspired by "disparate musical peers", like The Stone Roses, Kate Bush and David Bowie.

The Maccabees have a tour scheduled for January in the UK, in support of the album.
They will play five shows, starting in Glasgow at Queen Margaret's Union on January 23 and the last show will take place on January 28 in Manchester's HMV Ritz.

> The Maccabees - Pelican

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

[News] Tom waits video release - "Satisfied"

Tom Waits has released a new video for the song "Satisfied", from the director Jesse Dylan.
The cool, manic, weird personality of Tom is very present in this video.

"Satisfied" is from Tom's newest album "Bad As Me". In this album we have Marc Ribot on guitar, Les Claypool on bass and Tom's son Casey Waits on drums. The legend Keith Richards also joins the team on four tracks.

> Watch the video: Tom Waits - "Satisfied"

Monday, November 14, 2011

[News] Slash releases his new album - listen it online

The legendary guitarist Slash (Velvet Revolver / ex-Guns N' Roses) is providing the streaming to his new live album "Made In Stoke 24/7/2011".

The album's official release will be on November 15th.

Songs from all the phases of Slash's career are included in the album, who has in his solo band the support of the vocalist Myles Kennedy

Click HERE to listen to the full album.

The album's repertoire:
01. Been There Lately (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT)
02. Nightrain (GUNS N’ ROSES)
03. Ghost
04. Mean Bone (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT)
05. Back From Cali
06. Rocket Queen (GUNS N’ ROSES)
07. Civil War (GUNS N’ ROSES)
08. Nothing To Say
09. Starlight
10. Promise
11. Doctor Alibi
12. Speed Parade (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT)
13. Watch This
14. Beggars & Hangers-On (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT)
15. Patience (GUNS N’ ROSES)
16. Guitar Solo / Godfather Theme
17. Sweet Child O’ Mine (GUNS N’ ROSES)
19. By The Sword
20. Mr. Brownstone (GUNS N’ ROSES)
21. Paradise City (GUNS N’ ROSES)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

[News] Black Sabbath reunite for new album

The legendary hard rock band, Black Sabbath, is reuniting to record its first studio album with original frontman Ozzy Osbourne since 1978, and they are planing a 2012 tour.

The announcement was made during a press conference, at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles, where the band played its first show in the city, exactly 41 years ago. Rick rubin will produce the band's comeback album, which is expected to be released in 2012's fall through Vertigo/Universal.

According to the RIAA, the band has scored sales of 15million since the original lineup came together in 1968.
The lineup of Osbourne, Iomme, Butler and Ward released its last album in 1978 ("Never Say Die"). The dis has sold 133,000 copies in the SoundScan era.

Osbourne split with Black Sabbath in 1979 and went on to a very successful solo carreer. He rejoined the band in 1997 and toured with them through 2006.

> Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dominator - The hardcore festival

Dominator is an annual hardcore festival organized by Art of Dance and Dance-Q.

Dominator is known as the biggest hardcore festival in the world. People go from different countries to the Netherlands especially for the event.

The first edition was held on July 30, 2005 at the recreation Rutbeek in Enschede. In 2006 Dominator was not organized. In 2007 Dominator came back, this time in the City Park of Groningen. The third edition was on July 26, 2008 at Vlietland recreational area in Leidschendam. From 2009 Dominator held at the E3 beach Eersel. In 2010 the festival has taken place on the beach in Eersel E3. The edition of 2011, also at the E3 beach Eersel, was the first completely sold out.

Official homepage: www.dominatorfestival.nl
Facebook: www.facebook.com/QDance.Dominator

Friday, November 4, 2011

[News] The xx: Second album is coming

The xx began working on their second album, ending doubts about a successor to the very well received xx, launched in 2009.

To keep fans updated, the band started a new blog (xx-xx.co.uk) which will mark the progress of the disc creation.

As they said on the blog: "We started recording our second album! And also a blog where we put our inspirations, pictures, and favorite songs."

In recent times, the most active element of the band has been the percussionist Jamie Smith (Jamie xx) who worked on the last album of the late Gil Scott-Heron, I'm New Here, and did remixes for artists such as Radiohead or Florence + The Machine.

> The XX - Crystalised (from the first album: The xx)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

[News] Arctick Monkeys - Suck It And See

British band's new single is the theme that gives name to the last album. The video was made by Focus Creeps, who have worked with the Girls and Los Campesinos!.

The video has as its main character the band's drummer, Matt Helders, which appears as a fugitive in the beginning of the clip. Apparently, he decided to travel by bike to enjoy high adventure, like jumping rope on a trampoline, take vitamin with raw egg, among other adventures, including some sexual adventures.

On October 31, the single 'Suck It And See' will be released on vinyl and MP3 format, which will feature an unprecedented in its single B-side: the song 'Evil Twin'.

Watch the video:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

[News] Nirvana: 20 years of Nevermind

In order to celebrate the 20 years of Nevermind from Nirvana, the channel VH1 will be airing a Never-Before-Seen 1991 Nirvana concert, at 11pm next Friday, September 23.
The show was filmed on Seattle's Paramount Theater in 1991 Halloween, which was never broadcasted on tv.

Cover from the DVD:


The Historic, First-Time-Televised Concert Will Simulcast On VH1 Classic, VH1 And Palladia

NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2011 – Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s genre-defining second album Nevermind, VH1 Classic will televise a special, never-before-seen concert Nirvana: Live At The Paramount Friday, September 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The 60-minute, hometown concert will also be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia, MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel.

More information at: http://blog.vh1.com/2011-09-15/vh1-classic-to-televise-a-never-before-seen-1991-nirvana-concert/

Watch the trailer:

Monday, September 12, 2011

[News] Beirut new single - Santa Fe

New breakthrough album for The Rip Tide, from the musician who went through this year's festival Super Bock Super Rock in Portugal. Santa Fe is the band's new single.

Zach Condon has not abandoned the Balkan-folk to become a mariachi, but the new clip from Beirut to Santa Fe has strong Mexican inspirations. Starting with a desert, two deaths, a hospital bill and a troubled character, so the clip fits the more playful rhythm of the song, one of the highlights of the latest album from Beirut, The Rip Tide.
From its intermediate section, the clip is dominated by surreal scenes on a beach, even including a dog eating pizza.

Here is the new song from Beirut, Santa Fe

Saturday, September 10, 2011

[News|Live] Pearl Jam - Olé

Pearl Jam were in Jimmy Fallon's Show, where they played their new song "Olé".
The Documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty" from Cameron Crowe is about to come out.

Listen here to their new song "Olé". You can also download it for free on Pearl Jam's site.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

[Live] Foo Fighters - Arlandria

American band reveals video of another single from the album "Light Wasting".
The music video was filmed live during the band's participation in Dave Grohl iTunes Festival in London earlier this year.

Foo Fighters are an American rock band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995 in Seattle, USA. Grohl formed the group as a one-man project after the dissolution of his previous band Nirvana in 1994. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters in 1995, Grohl drafted Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums) (both of Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft), and Pat Smear (guitar) to complete the group. Goldsmith left during the recording of the group’s second album The Colour And The Shape (1997), soon followed by Smear. They were replaced by Taylor Hawkins and Franz Stahl, respectively, although Stahl left prior to the recording of the group’s third album, There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999).

Chris Shiflett joined as the band’s second guitarist after the completion of There Is Nothing Left To Lose. The band released its fourth album One By One in 2002. The group followed that release with the two-disc In Your Honor (2005), which was split between acoustic songs and harder-rocking material. Foo Fighters released its sixth album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007. Over the course of the band’s career, three of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated for Grammys. The band’s seventh album Wasting Light was released in 2011 and peaked at #1 in several countries.

Watch the "Arlandria" video here

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

[News] PJ Harvey wins the Mercury Prize

Let England Shake gave the british singer her second Mercury Prize of her career. PJ became the first artist to win this prize twice. She beat the competition for the first time 10 years ago, with the album Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea.

The celebration took place in the Grosvenor Hotel, last night (6th September). All the nominees performed on stage, except for Adele who canceled due to health problems.

Before the speech thanking everyone who supported her during her career, Harvey talked about Let England Shake, saying "This album took me a long time to write, and it was important to me. I wanted to make something that was meaningful, not just to myself but to other people and hopefully to make something that would last."

Watch her videos from the cerimony:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

[News] New song from Noel Gallagher - "AKA...What a Life!"

One more song from this great artist came outside. This is a song from the Noel's new project, which comes to stores in October. The new song is called "AKA... What a Life!"

The song will be included in the album "High Flying Birds", from the ex-Oasis vocalist.

Listen to the song, here "AKA... What a Life!"

Monday, September 5, 2011

[News] Happy Birthday Freddie!

In the day that Freddie Mercury would make 65 years of existence (5th September), the Queen's vocalist has all the attention, who died with 45 years old on November of 1991.
Born as Farrokh Bulsara, Freddie Mercury was the leader of one of the most famous rock bands of the history.

Google has decided to pay him tribute by putting a Freddie's image on it's homepage, accompanied by the very known "Don't Stop Me Now". This song was included in the "Jazz" album by Queen.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

[News] Pearl Jam 20

Pearl Jam 20 is a documentary about the Seatle band, that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011. The documentary is coming soon, in theaters September 20 (USA).
This was directed by Cameron Crowe (who also directed Singles, Vanilla Sky, Almost Famous).

->Watch the trailer:

The movie follows the band's path and contains unpublished and rare images chosen between more than 1200 hours of tapes. The documentary's soundtrack will be available in stores in double CD with 29 rare recordings, containing demos and live performances of songs like "Alive", "Betterman" and "Given to Fly".

Saturday, September 3, 2011

AC⚡DC - Problem Child (live Essex University, 1978)

AC⚡DC is an Australian rock band formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1973 by Angus and Malcom Young.
The Essex University from London invited them to act on their campus when they had only 5 years of existence.

Here's the set list from that day at the Essex University:
1) Live Wire
2) Problem Child
3) Sin City
4) Bad Boy Boogie
5) Whole Lotta Rosie
6) Rocker
7) Let There Be Rock

This university is known for bringing such good bands to act on their campus.

1975: High Voltage (versão australiana)
1975: T.N.T.
1976: High Voltage (versão internacional)
1976: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (versão australiana)
1976: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (versão internacional)
1977: Let There Be Rock (versão australiana)
1977: Let There Be Rock (versão internacional)
1978: Powerage
1979: Highway to Hell
1980: Back In Black
1981: For Those About to Rock We Salute You
1983: Flick of the Switch
1985: Fly on the Wall
1986: Who Made Who
1988: Blow Up Your Video
1990: The Razors Edge
1995: Ballbreaker
2000: Stiff Upper Lip
2008: Black Ice

Ratatat - Wildcat

Ratatat is an electronic band from Brooklyn, New York, USA, whose members are the guitarist Mike Stroud and synthesizer driver and producer Evan Mast.

Stroud and Mast originally met as students at Skidmore College, but did not work together musically until 2001, when their project was named Cherry (later the name of the final song on their debut album). Written and recorded in the bedroom of Mast’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment, the band’s debut album Ratatat for XL Recordings was released in 2004. This album is entirely instrumental, except for excerpts of dialogue at the ends of some tracks. Ratatat has toured with bands such as Interpol, Clinic, Junior Boys, The Killers, The Faint, Daft Punk, The Shins and most recently Björk.

Their discography consists on:
-> "Ratatat" (2004);
-> "Ratatat Remixes Mixtape Vol 1" (2004), where they have several remixes from other artist's songs;
-> "Classics", from which the single Wildcat was taken (October 2006);
-> "LP3" (2008);
-> "LP4" (June 2010, although it was leaked online in late April).

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Boxer Rebellion - Spitting Fire (Live)

Aaaaand...i'm back once again. Sorry for the inactivity of the blog for the past few months, but now it's alive again.

The Boxer Rebellion is an alternative british band, formed in 2001 through a chance meeting at London’s 12 Bar Club between vocalist Nathan and guitarist Todd. They became housemates and began to write together. The college friends, Adam and Piers, soon completed the band, all of them sharing the same influences.

Their music is a mixture of rawkus bass-heavy grooves, alternately fragile and explosive vocals, and melodic indie/alternative sounds. So far the band have released:
-> “The Boxer Rebellion” EP (in 2003);
-> “Code Red” and “In Pursuit” (in 2004);
-> “Exits” LP (in 2005);
-> “Evacuate” limited edition vinyl (in 2008);
-> “Union” LP (January 11th, 2009 exclusively through iTunes, along with a worldwide re-release of “Exits”).

Friday, June 24, 2011


I've been away from my blog for a long, long time. So, now that i have made a song from my authorship, i decided to bring the blog back to the living again. Here is my new song, named Thoughts.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Guns N' Roses - Don't Cry (Live 1986)

This video shows you the first time of the band playing Don't Cry acoustically. The band was asked to play at the very last minute and Steven Adler was not present at the show. We can notice the indifference of the audience about the band, and the only thing that i can think is "would these fucktards still make so much noise while the band is playing if they knew what those musicians would turn into?".

Guns N’ Roses is an American hard rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985.
They have released, so far, 6 studio albums: Appetite For Destruction (1987), G N’ R Lies (1988), Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II (1991), The Spaghetti Incident? (1993), and after 15 years and with only one member of the original lineup remaining, Chinese Democracy (2008).

The band was originally formed by Hollywood Rose members Axl Rose (vocals) and Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar) and L.A. Guns members Tracii Guns (lead guitar), Ole Beich (bass) and Rob Gardner (drums). Nowadays, the only original player of the band is Axl Rose.

The band’s current lineup includes Rose (lead vocals), Stinson (bass), Fortus (rhythm guitar), Thal (guitar), Pitman (synth), DJ Ashba (guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums) and Reed (keyboard and congas).

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (Live)

To begin, i want to apologize for the long time with no new posts on this blog. I've been with a lot of work at university and other stuff that occupies a lot of my time.

The Temper Trap is an indie rock band, formed in 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. The band members are Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar, keyboards), Jonathon Aherne (bass) and Toby Dundas (drums).

The band history begins around Dougy, who was raised in a music world. He began as a portrait drawer and also sang at downtown Melbourne. Later, he met Toby at a store where he was working and found out that Toby was a great drummer and a living music encyclopedia. They started to play along. Some time later, they discovered that Jonny worked a couple of stores down. They got together, began to practice hard and gave several concerts for about an year. An old school friend of Toby’s, Lorenzo had been dancing around bands and playing guitar from the age of 12. They bonded over skateboarding, but it didn’t take the 2 teenagers long to start jamming covers and writing primitive songs in the garage. Years down the track and in another perfect twist Lorenzo’s previous band called it a day just as the other tempers second guitarist departed and the band was formed.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Band of Horses - The Funeral (Live)

Band of Horses is an alternative, indie-rock band, formed in Seattle and later moved to Charleston, South Carolina, United States.
The band was originally formed by Ben Bridwell (guitar and vocals) and Mat Brooke (guitar) in 2004 after the break-up of their previous band, Carissa’s Wierd. The band started to gain the deserved attention from Sub Pop Records after opening for Iron & Wine in Seattle area shows.
In 2005, the band released their debut EP "Band Of Horses Tour EP" which was sold exclusively at shows and on Sub Pop’s website. Their debut full-length "Everything All the Time" was recorded in 2005 with producer Phil Ek and released on March 21, 2006 to generally good reviews.
This is one of the most known songs from them, and one of my favorites.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dead Combo

Dead Combo is an instrumental portuguese band, formed in 2003 by Tó Trips and Pedro Gonçalves. They incarnate two characters that could have come from a comic: a caretaker and a gangster. Their playing and performing style is quite peculiar. I think the better way to describe the music they make is like i read in other site:

"They play Lisbon, the city of the countryside, chimneys and white domes, sceneries of a lost past, the fado, the loiter western, all together in a voodoo of emotions, the Tagus river, misplaced lovers, abandoned angels in the crossroads of destiny, flowers with misplaced colours, saints, burning hot chambers, naked guitars, thrown on the street, double basses on fire, top hats, chickens on the loose and things that roll on the street."

In “Vol.2: Quando a Alma Não é Pequena”, Dead Combo give us also traces of tango, flamenco, the far west as seen by Ennio Morricone, the real Cuba and the one Marc Ribot sighted, the juish klezmer and the Sicilian drama.

Here is a proof that Portugal makes very good things.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cocorosie - Beautiful Boyz (Live)

Cocorosie is a band from France, formed by two sisters, whose style is completely unique (indie-psych-folk-tronic-rock?!?). Their names are Sierra and Bianca Casady, but their mother called them Coco and Rosie (get it?).
The first album, La Maison de Mon Rêve, was not intended to become public. Only the sisters' friends knew about its existence, but somehow the album became famous and later it was released on independent label Touch and Go Records. Sierra studied operatic vocal techniques and she does the lead lead vocals. She also plays guitar, harp and flute. Bianca is a percussionist and also beatboxes. The group also uses various objects such as toys to construct their unique sound. Popular indie bands such as The XX admitted that Cocorosie is one of their major influence.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

God is an Astronaut - Fragile (Live)

God is an Astronaut started as a studio project, and some years later they fortunately decided to get out and start performing live. "Fortunately" because if they didn't do it, maybe nowadays i wouldn't be aware about the existence of musics like this one. Their musics are some kind of spirit release. They're just awesome.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pearl Jam - Better Man (cover)

This is a cover of Better Man, from Pearl Jam.
I don't know why i love this cover so much. Maybe because of this guy's voice, his accent suits just fine with the song. At some parts the sound is kind of messed up, try just to enjoy the music.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Gossip - Standing in the way of control (Live)

Can someone please explain to me if it's possible to transform fat into energy? i mean...GEE-ZUS, it's amazing how so much energy can be in one single body. And the self-confidence that she can transmit only with her voice is phenomenal. No surprises that this is one of my favorite bands.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Radiohead - Paranoid Android (Live)

Have you already listened to the new album King of the Limb? It's out now. I'm listening to it right now and i must say i'm quite disappointed. i hope the next songs change my opinion. And you, what do you think about the album?

i'm editing this post, so i can add this video of Lotus Flower, a song from the new album. This is one of the two songs that i liked. The other song is Separator.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Amiina - Seoul (Live)

Lay back, close your eyes, relax and listen.

Ray LaMontagne - Can I Stay (Live)

This live performance by Ray LaMontagne gives me chills. It's impossible not to love the lyrics.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Buckethead - Whitewash (Live)

Whitewash, a song from Buckethead, considered by many the best guitarist alive. I can't stop listening to this live version of the song.

Tool - Schism (Cover)

This is a cover that two guys made from Schism, a song by Tool. They're really amazing!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Porcupine Tree - Trains (Cover)

I love this cover so much. Great playing and great singing.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Yann Tiersen - Accordeon covers

I've selected a list of covers that i like from Yann Tiersen on accordeon. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bon Iver - Skinny Love

And now, i present to you this beatiful and powerful song by Bon Iver

Yann Tiersen - Comptine d'un autre été (Guitar Cover)

I decided to put here a cover that i made. This is me playing Comptine d'un autre été on guitar.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gnarls Barkley - Reckoner (Radiohead cover)

I'm not really a fan of Gnarls Barkley, but i must admit this cover is just awesome.

Mono - Moonlight

This live version of Moonlight is just powerful. Watch it!

Queens of the Stone age - No One Knows

I'll start with this great live performance from Queens of the Stone Age.