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Last fall, Ernest Greene, the man behind Washed Out, stepped into the Moog Sound Lab and transformed his song "Far Away" (hear original version) from the absolutely stunning 2011 album Within and Without. In its original incarnation "Far Away" was built around vibes, bells & stringed instruments, but here Greene deconstructs the song and completely rebuilds it on a...
On Sunday, Nine Inch Nails released a 74-minute documentary from the 1994-96 Self Destruct Tour on their tumblr page. Dig in below for over an hour of never before seen concert and backstage foorage, macabre-laden weirdness and general disturbia, portions of which are NSFW. The videos strategically arrive as Reznor prepares to revive Nine Inch Nails with an almost...
According to one of the most trustworthy music journalists in the biz today Greg Kot, this year's Lollapalooza headliners will include such big ticket festival acts as Mumford & Sons (also headlining Bonnaroo), Phoenix (also headlining Coachella) and Vampire Weekend (fresh off Big Day Out and playing Coachella). The National and The Postal Service are also slated to appear...
This year's South-By-Southwest appears to have been more jam-packed with big ticket collaborations and ginormous mainstream acts than ever. At Friday night's annual Fader Fort event, 90's post-punk stalwarts Afghan Whigs brought out none other than Usher midway through “Climax” followed by the Whigs’ “Somethin’ Hot.” Easily one of the more surprising and random pairings in the history of...
Today, Dave Grohl filled the big shoes of last year's keynote speaker Bruce Springsteen at South-by-Southwest, delivering a lengthy keynote speech that touched on Edgar Winter (citing Winter's iconic "Frankenstein" as the "record that changed my life"), early bedroom multi-tracking experiences at age 12, his time with Nirvana and an unabashed affection for PSY's "Gangnam Style", among other topics....
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, especially in its early years, was in large part all about the unknown collaborations and Superjams that were to unfold once you crossed the Centeroo arch threshold into the venue area of the magical 700-acre Tennessee farm. In recent years, the Superjams have been brought back in full force and this year's festival...
To say that legendary country rock singer/songwriter and guitarist Joe Ely has had a tumultuous week thus far would be an understatement and we wanted to share this crazy story with you. UPDATE: VIA LA TIMES - Neither Ely's Newman or his '57 Strat were stolen in yesterday's break-in as earlier reported by us (via Nashville.com), however, the band...
Photo via @galvanix Instagram The Daft Punk rumor mill (of a much/pure-speculated appearance on Austin's Capitol steps tonight) has gone beyond fever pitch this week and at this point it still likes it is only going to remain just that: buzz and rumors. At the very least, we can rejoice in the proliferation of social snark that this chatter has...
After seeing vocalist Liliana Saumet and her band completely dominate the stage at Austin City Limits in 2011 and Outside Lands in 2012, Bomba Estéreo have become a can't-miss live act on the live circuit, and one with enough global appeal and panache to hold down a major nighttime slot in the future at these mega fests. Now it...
We'll-Believe-It-When-We-See-It The Daft Punk rumor mill is an active hotbed of activity whenever any glimmer of hope is provided that the duo may re-appear from relative obscurity. As it's been proven over the last half-decade since the French powerhouse went into hibernation, the Internet loves going bats*** over these sorts of stories and obviously we're predisposed to want these kinds...
moe. just capped off a stellar two-night run at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Theatre and you can watch one of the unquestionable highlights of the weekend below. To kick off the second set, the veteran quintet ripped through a notably well-received and nicely segued meat > The Other One > meat suite. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ctmBz8vxY
If you are privy to the twisted minds of cult comedy heroes Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job), then you probably have a decent idea of the weirdness that is about to ensue once you hit the play button below. While Beach House and Tim & Eric are seemingly odd bedfellows, this video...
Ever since the release of Z in 2005, to varying degrees of enthusiasm, My Morning Jacket has been my favorite band. For those of us who grew up listening to the classic rockers of the 60s and 70s, it was always a topic of conversation with peers and those of our parent's generation wondering out loud if we'd ever...
Athens, GA rock band Futurebirds have a tasty new record called Baba Yaga coming to earholes everywhere on April 16th. The band's 2nd LP will go out on Fat Possum / VL4L and "Virginia Slims" is the first single from the markedly beautiful and varied thirteen song collection. Guitarist/Vocalist and world-renowned skateboarder Carter King remarked about the video, saying...
The Internet is a mysterious nebulae where literally anything is possible. Even this. If this is us getting what we deserve, then I must ask, what did we do? Someone please explain. Call us...maybe? It's hard to look right, Black as your soul I'd rather die than give you control. But here's my number, So call me, maybe?
Earlier today, Warner Bros. Records announced a series of vinyl albums and singles available on Saturday April 20th exclusively in honor of everyone's favorite holiday: National Global Record Store Day - a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 1,000 independently owned record stores in the U.S., and hundreds of similar stores internationally. The list includes special releases by...
A week after releasing his solo debut LP Regions of Light and Sound of God to the public, Jim James of My Morning Jacket has just released the new video for "A New Life", the album's 2nd single. Check out the video, tour dates and song lyrics below. http://youtu.be/zsvTfaAAVBg LYRICS Hey, open the door I want a new life Hey, and...
"like being pushed off a skyscraper and discovering wings…altogether beyond words" - The Quietus Here's yet another outstanding record from an already-exciting year for new music. In a notably singles-focused era, it is increasingly refreshing to hear such a markedly cohesive collection of stunning music. News From Nowhere bends the boundaries of psych-pop and escapes apt categorization, although fans of...
This lineup looks more expensive than your average Glastonbury. If you're going to make a fake festival poster, you can't have five headliners (especially when one of them is a Beatle). Real or not, these are always fun to look at. It's like SIM City for an amateur festival talent buyer. As of right now, Festival Outlook only has...
Underwhelmed by Coachella's headliners? Perplexed by Pitchfork Fest's oddball selections? Confused as to why Maroon 5 is playing at Jazz Fest? Don't worry because (a) there's always plenty to enjoy in the smaller print at the aforementioned festivals (for P4K, we assume) and (b) there are still plenty of big ticket festivals yet to release their lineups like Bonnaroo...
Widespread Panic kicked off their 2013 with a four-night return to the Dominican Republic for Panic en la Playa Dos. Fan-shot footage is has been trickling out to YouTube ever since fans returned from paradise and we're hoping to be able to feature official band videos soon. Continue below for a few highlights from the run. STREAM LINKS Night...
The over twenty year-wait hardcore fans of My Bloody Valentine have patiently endured for a new LP by the seminal UK band is now over, as recent promises by Kevin Shields have turned to a reality via a surprise midnight release announcement. On this Groundhog Day two thousand and thirteen, MBV returns with their first new LP (titled...
Photos by John Stephens / LMB NOLA To close out a monster year, Galactic rang in 2013 in the familiar, friendly and legendary confines of Tipitina's Uptown with a covers-heavy marathon show that took the packed house deep into the New Year after the ceremonial balloon drop. Right out of the gate, some of the international flavors recently infused into...
Samples of Ralphie's classic "Oh Fudge" moment, Clark Griswold's wig-out on the boss, "You'll shoot your eye out" samples and DMX's version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" are all must-listen moments this Christmas season. The best way to describe this mix? Picture Ol' Dirty Bastard in a Santa Claus suit. Christmas will never be the same. TRACK LISTING 1. Intro 2....
Whether or not The Mayans Were Right and the world engulfs itself, a phantom comet appears out of nowhere on Friday and takes us down in a blaze of glory or life goes on as usual, the songs, literature and art about the imminent apocalypse (whether today, tomorrow, or five billion years from now) have always been (and likely,...
The desitively happenin' Bonnaroo 365 YouTube channel rolled out more high-quality footage from their archives this morning. Today's videos feature Alabama Shakes, arguably the breakthrough band of both Bonnaroo and the entire 2012 major U.S. festival season. Check out a live video of "I Ain't The Same" from the backstage Hay Bale Sessions studio and an interview with the...
My Morning Jacket and Preservation Hall Jazz Band have just announced plans to contribute to the ongoing Sandy relief efforts with a benefit show on January 2nd, 2013, see the press release for information on the event below. Tickets on Sale December 14 at Noon EST Greetings from Asbury Park….. It's never been so important to say those words, because compared...
UPDATE / SPOILER ALERT: 1:10 pm PST 12/12/12: See the minute-by-minute schedule breakdown of the event here, no "Nirvana Reunion, but a collab between McCartney and Grohl on tap. Tonight's 12/12/12 Sandy Benefit concert at Madison Square Garden continues to attract global attention and organizers are now projecting two billion viewers will watch have access to tonight's show (the event...
The Rolling Stones returned to the stage recently for a number of special guest-filled gigs in London and arrived stateside over the weekend for a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The '50 and Counting' golden Anniversary tour has seen guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Florence Welch, Jeff Beck, former members Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman, Gary Clark...
Suffice it to say, rock, blues and soul phenom Gary Clark Jr. has been setting the world on fire this year and he'll cap off the whirlwind year by joining rock icons The Rolling Stones for the band's first U.S. "50 and Counting" concert at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, December 8th. Both Mick Jagger...
Remember 2009? That was the year that Phoenix went from being a beloved, well-kept secret to being one of the most pervasive forces in mainstream rock seemingly overnight on the wings of the catchier-than-thou breakthrough LP Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. SPIN has the word that the album (which will see the band going minimalist and "forward") will drop in April...
Nominations for the 2013 GRAMMY Awards were released tonight and Indie-rock trio Fun., breakout R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, and Mumford & Sons scored the most Grammy Award nominations, each getting six nods mostly in the top Grammy categories. In a change from previous years (the first four nomination shows were...
Don't miss our BUKU 2013 Rdio playlist! NOLA's 2nd Annual BUKU Music + Art Project just made a huge initial artist announcement that includes a considerably more diverse artist offering than its inaugural dubstep/hip-hop heavy lineup that included Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Big Gigantic (returning in 2013), SBTRKT and Avicii among others. This year's spring festival at Mardi Gras World on...
Photo via Tedeschi Trucks Band facebook George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners have been a part of the ongoing Tedeschi Trucks Band tour and it should come as no surprise that a few Meters tunes have found their way into the TTB setlists, including the debut of "Ain't No Use" (originally released on The Meters' 5th LP Rejuvenation in...
Photo by John Stephens / LMB NOLA</em> Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced plans for a special benefit concert on December 6th, 2012, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, with proceeds going to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy. Proceeds will go to the AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE SANDY relief effort. Tickets for the event, billed...
Last night's festivities in Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre was the equivalent of a corporate-branded bizarro world where free Jameson seeped in through the walls of the Wilshire digs and a revolving door of random celebrities, V.I.P.'s and musicians paid tribute to Tom Petty for over 150 minutes straight. Running through his seemingly endless trough of hit songs with...
UPDATE: the official lineup has been announced! Earlier today, the 12th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced that ticket pre-sales will begin on Monday, November 26th (known to some as Cyber Monday). Fans can check out the promo video for the pre-sale way down at the bottom. While I'm just personally getting over the fact that Bonnaroo is now...
Sexy and swingin' nine-piece Australian retro soul outfit Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes made their proper U.S. debut at The Mint in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (they also put on a last-minute performance on Monday in Santa Monica at Central Social Aid & Pleasure Club - a soft debut, if you will). LMB was in the house...
Radiohead's 2012 Tour in support of The King of Limbs has gone down under and on Friday night in Brisbane, AUS, Thom & Co. finished things off with a triple encore, a feature that has become standard over the summer, capping off the show with "Idioteque" from Kid A. This leg of the tour began with a show in...
As is often the case in this town at a weeknight show, the crowd in the pristine Wiltern seemed a tad reserved, subdued and depraved of energy for the first 1/3 of the 90-minute show. However, from the get go, any lack of energy on the floor or up in the balcony was in no way the fault of...
The number of holiday shows Galactic has played at Tipitina's Uptown is too many to recall - their annual Mardi Gras epics (Saturday and Lundi Gras sunrise show), Jazz Fest late night appearances, Halloween (although they played The Howlin' Wolf in 2011) and New Years Eve have all been constant Galactic dates on the Tipitina's calendar for many, many...
After retiring Nine Inch Nails a few years back (hopefully only temporarily) and winning an Academy Award for his Social Network score, it would've been excusable and understandable if Trent Reznor took a short break and faded into the background for a little while. However, those who track the restless and sometimes enigmatic innovator know that any kind of...
In the spirit of Halloween we'd like to share a new video from one of the breakout successes of the year and recently at the recent CMJ Music Marathon. Chicago, IL's The Orwells released a video earlier this month appropriately titled "Halloween All Year" and you can watch it below. The midwestern youngsters are making waves on college radio...
Mumford & Sons have announced plans to stage a (free!) “secret show” in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, November 11. The show, produced by The Artists Den, will be free although fans must enter through a lottery. The secret show will go down between two dates at The Hollywood Bowl featuring touring pals Dawes and is one of the...
Photo credit to Consequence of Sound Today, the effects of the post-tropical freak storm Sandy are being felt far beyond the East coast. According to ABC News Net 5, in Cleveland, OH, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, wind and water damage is being reported ate the museum. Fox 8 Cleveland adds that the museum lost parts of...
Organ and drums duo, Billy Martin & Wil Blades, will perform 11 shows this November, including dates in the southern United States and Chicago, Toronto, Canada and Mexico. The pair are touring in support of their acclaimed debut album, Shimmy, released earlier this year by our friends at The Royal Potato Family. On a personal note, their show at...
The talented Nashville outfit Moon Taxi will set out on a brief run around the Southland with Tea Leaf Green starting tomorrow night with a show at the Lyric Theatre in Oxford, MS. The rest of their 2012 dates are below and include a couple of nights at the 2012 Bear Creek Music Festival, a big opening slot for...
Jam Band vets Umphrey's McGee have announced their first batch of tour dates for 2013, starting on January 16 in Buffalo, New York and ending on February 15 in Columbus, Ohio. Pre-sale for these dates will start Friday, November 2, at 12:00 pm ET through Umphrey's Ticketing. Umphrey's McGee 2013 Tour Dates 01/16/13 Wed The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY 01/17/13 Thu ...
Photo Courtesy of Preston Owens || Download the show on Archive.org here The last time moe. played the world famous Ryman Auditorium (birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry) for Halloween in 2004, the three-set marathon included fifteen debuts of older country and bluegrass tunes and a fake redneck wedding involving Chuck, very befitting of the setting. My strong recollection of...
WORSHIP THE MUSIC Down on the bayou, the annual Voodoo Experience is well underway and those unable to make it to the Big Easy can tune in below via UStream for select performances from City Park including Metallica, The Revivalists, Jack White and re-broadcasts of last night's Avett Brothers, Bootsy Collins and Neil Young & Crazy Horse performances. Continue below...

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