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.