The Chicago brother-sister duo Wild Belle made their television debut tonight on Conan. The band performed the song “It’s Too Late.”
Watch it below:
Wild Belle recently released a video for their new single “Keep You.” The song is off of their upcoming new album Isles due out in March of next year. Check out the video and catch the band on their late fall tour.
11/27 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill &
11/29 Portland, OR Doug Fir &
11/30 Seattle, WA Neumos &
12/1 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl &
12/7 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
12/8 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall %
12/9 Chicago, IL Metro %
& co-headline with Deep Sea Diver
% supporting Of Montreal
Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy. So it might take a few days/weeks but definitely by the end of the year, we’re going to wrap things up. Yep, this website/constant pain in TV show music bookers/music blog will be coming to an end. No, it’s not your fault. Seriously, stop blaming yourself! It had to happen eventually. We will be okay and so will you.
Before we go, we have a ton of people to thank. Let’s start off with our staff of writers and photographers (in no particular order): Marcello Ambriz, Ace Ubas, Phil DeSimone, Michel Dussack, Matt Arena, Cassandra Paiva, Keeyahtay Lewis, Malvina Rincon. You guys were always so consistent at being awesome. I love you all. Thank you so much for everything. I also want to thank everyone else who has contributed to the site in the past including Bridget Maher, Jennifer Murtha, Meredith Newsome, Laura McWhorter, Marianne Spellman, Grant Ruby, Lavina Loya, Jennifer Trainor, Meimi Yeung, Genevieve Jacko, Britnee Foreman, shit I know that I’m forgetting a few people, I’m sorry. But thank you all, I couldn’t have done it without you.
I also want to thank our fellow bloggers who always supported us whether it was linking back to us, retweeting us or simply even just opening a post. Thank you Some Kind of Awesome, Consequence of Sound, Rock It Out Blog, Antiquiet. Love you guys.
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And finally, thank you, the reader or viewer. I know that you’d come here to watch videos from Letterman and the other shows but I still really appreciated the fact that you visited the site. I know that you have plenty of options to wasting some time during your day and I’m happy that you did it here.
I’m not sure if the site will exist in the new year but it definitely won’t be updated beyond December 31st. We still might be using our Twitter and Facebook but who knows. We’re on instagram too if you wanna stalk us (we mostly take photos of food and booze, big surprise).
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- The Audio Perv
By Malvina Rincon
Starting off his set with ‘When My Train Pulls In” from his new album Blak and Blu, Gary Clark Jr. almost makes it seem too easy. Wielding his guitar at an immediately awestruck crowd, he is in his element. In front of a select audience at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio for KCRW’s “Berkeley Street Sessions”, he looks at home with his guitar in hand. Ripping through “Ain’t Messin’ Round”, the first track from his new album, Clark is a man in control, not only of his guitar, but of the audience. He has a confidence on stage that comes only with a man sure of his talents.
You know that scene in Back to the Future when Marty McFly is playing “Johnny B. Goode” and Marvin Berry calls his cousin Chuck and tells him that this is the new sound he’s been looking for and holds up the phone receiver? Well, Gary Clark Jr. is Marty McFly and “Travis County” is that sound. It’s familiar, but new at the same time. Either way, it gets the crowd dancing and leaves it wondering “Who is this guy?”
The performance was paired with an interview led by KCRW host Anne Litt. At this time, the audience had an opportunity to hear some of Clark’s background. Once “off stage”, he seemed shy. If the audience had not witnessed what occurred seconds before, they would find it hard to believe that this was the same man that had just wooed them with a guitar.
During the interview he shared that although his love of the guitar started early, he started singing before he picked up an instrument. It is no wonder then why his vocal abilities are equally as impressive as his guitar skills. His performance of “You Saved Me” and “Things Are Changin’” are perhaps the best examples of Clark’s vocal range, which can go from bluesy to R&B and soul, with seemingly little effort.
One of the last songs he performed, “If You Love Me Like You Say/3rd Stone from the Sun”, perhaps best showcased his talents. If you heard the studio recording of this song and thought that was a record being scratched on a turntable, I have news for you. Clark managed to blow minds as he manipulated that guitar into whatever he willed it to be. The things I saw this man do with his guitar, I am sure I will never see again.
Ending his set with the Albert Collins cover of “If Trouble was Money”, the song sounds as if Clark could have written it himself. Having started playing at blues clubs in his hometown of Austin when he was 14 years old, Clark possesses the experience of a much older man. Now, at 28, he has been able to soak in the knowledge and influences of those years into his new album, Blak and Blu, which is fully realized in a live setting.
It would be a disservice to your ears not to listen to the live wonderment of Gary Clark Jr. when KCRW airs this installment of its Berkley Street Sessions on Morning Becomes Eclectic on December 4th.
(photo credit: Jeremiah Garcia)