Friday, February 17, 2012

Justin Vernon and Sean Carey's minimal piano and vocal performance

Justin Vernon and Sean Carey made a 25-minute performance, presented by 4AD and Jagjaguwar.

They have only used two grand pianos and their vocals for this performance.

Songs played on the performance:
- Hinnom, TX
- Wash.
- I Can't Make You Love Me
- Babys
- Beth/Rest

> Watch the video performance, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

[News] Damon Albarn, Flea and Tony Allen share info about "Roket Juice and the Moon"

Damon Albarn, the bassist Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and the drummer Tony Allen (Fela Kuti) are readying a self-titled album ("Rocket Juice and the Moon").

The album wil have featured guests, such as Erykah Badu, Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest, Cheick Tidiane Seck.

- The tracklist:
01 1-2-3-4-5-6
02 Hey, Shooter
03 Lolo
04 Night Watch
05 Forward Sweep
06 Follow-Fashion
07 Chop Up
08 Poison
09 Extinguished
10 Rotary Connection
11 Check Out
12 There
13 Worries
14 Benko
15 The Unfadable
16 DAM(N)
17 Fatherless
18 Leave-Taking

> Rocket Juice and the Moon - Poison (Live)

Monday, February 6, 2012

[News] The Shins released new song and announced tour dates

The Shins have released a new song from their new LP called "Port of Tomorrow", which will be in stores on March 20. This new song is called "September".

They have also announced the dates of their US tour, beginning in April, after an Eureopean tour in March.
Here are the dates for the tour:

03-22-23 London, England - HMV Forum
03-25 Amsterdam, Holland - Melkweg
03-26 Paris, France - Bataclan
03-28 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus
03-30 Stockholm, Sweden - Berns Salonger
04-13 Las Vegas, NV - Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - The Pool
04-14 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-17 Honolulu, HI - Neil S. Blaisdell Center
04-18 Maui, HI - Castle Theatre
04-21 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-22 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
04-23 Davis, CA - Robert Mondavi Center
04-25 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
05-25 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheatre
05-26 George, WA - Sasquatch!
05-28 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre
05-29 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Ampitheatre
05-31 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Council Bluffs
06-04 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
06-05 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
06-06 Detroit, MI - Fillmore Detroit
06-08 Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
06-09 Louisville, KY - Iroquois Ampitheatre

Watch below the new song from The Shins.

> The Shins - September

Sunday, February 5, 2012

[Live] Bon Iver on Saturday Night Live

Last night, Bon Iver performed on the show Saturday Night Live, the songs "Holocene" (Grammy-nominated) and "Beth/Rest", both from their self titled record.

Watch the videos from their live performance below.

> "Holocene"


Saturday, February 4, 2012

[News] Black Sabbath will carry on without drummer Bill Ward

After Bill Ward' statement about leaving the band, Black Sabbath have responded with a promise to continue without him.

On their Facebook page, you can read the following:

"We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans...we have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open... We are still in the UK with Tony. Writing and recording the new album and on a roll... See you at Download!!!

- Tony, Ozzy and Geezer"

Tonny Iomma was also recently diagnosed with lymphome, so the band had to move their recording sessions to the UK, where he can receive proper treatments.