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14 Aug
2011

Here’s our writer Michael Zonenashvili’s review of the second day of Lollapalooza. All images are provided by the official Lollapalooza Flickr page and most of the videos from the Lollapalooza YouTube page.


Phantogram:

Phantogram by Dave Mead

The last time I saw Phantogram was in a dark, one-hundred person venue. This time, they were the first band I caught on the second day of Lollapalooza. They had the luxury of convincing me that I could stand up and brave the crowds for the second most difficult day. I, on the other hand, had the luxury of seeing a great performance, unhindered by the time slot and bolstered by the addition of a live drummer. Opening with “Running From the Cops,” Phantogram displayed their mix of deep electronic elements, borderline sexy beats, and overwhelming style. The vocals bouncing between Sara and Josh meshed well, the guitar playing was ever subtle yet necessary, and the setlist short and sweet. “Mouthful of Diamonds” was a definite highlight, with the bass resonating regardless of not having walls to bounce off of.



Friendly Fires:

Friendly Fires by Matt Ellis

Everyone seems to only have enough words to write only about Ed MacFarlane’s dancing. Yes, it’s entertaining. Yes, he’s super into it and has great presence. Yet, people tend to leave out an important element about Friendly Fires: Their music translates wonderfully live. Opening with “Lovesick”, the bassline melding with two drummers and a horn section had the crowd half emulating Ed’s dance moves. The guitar layered over the music was perfect, whether through sliding a maraca over the strings or simply providing the sonic bottom layer to the music. Nailing a great mix of both albums in only forty-five minutes, Friendly Fires showed off why they’re so popular in Europe and deserve the same attention in the US. “On Board” built to its breaking point as Ed entered the festival crowd, sending the camera crew on the stage into a frenzy to capture the magic happening off of the stage. “Kiss of Life” closed the performance with one of the most chest pounding outros, a drum jam picking up in tempo over time until nearly the entire band’s limbs were at breakneck speed on their instruments or dancing.



Dom:

Dom is the asshole friend that you have to love. “This song is called Jesus, Hail Satan” began “Jesus.” “This one is called BRO-Chicha” began “Bochicha.” Seemingly unenthused as usual, fitting for the fuzzy indie rock he makes, Dom’s performance was exactly what you’d want. Grabbing from their EP ridden repertoire, the band brings a more garage-y than electronic performance live. Shreddy guitar solos adorned “Living In America” (Dom’s “Creep”, even more unenthused than the other tracks) and the band busted out a cover of The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” made the audience forget that Dom still haven’t put out a full length album, too distracted by this solid live act.



Death From Above 1979:

Death From Above 1979 by Matt Ellis

Sadly, I was only in middle school when the hardcore dance-punk outfit took the music world by storm. At least I read they took the music world by storm. Luckily, now they’re back and I was able to see why they were so relevant when I was only discovering that Radiohead existed. Jesse F. Keeler can make some great sounds with his bass, and he can write some awesome riffs. Seabastian Grainger has the energy to shout and snarl through short, punchy tracks while blast-beating away on a drumset. Perhaps this was the only moshpit I saw at Lollapalooza, and perhaps I would’ve preferred to see this band when they were playing dingy clubs. But, even on an enormous stage the band was loud and ballsy, making a lot of noise for just two people. In nearly the same timeslot I saw the Black Keys play the stage last year, it felt like I was seeing their evil twins. Their evil twins, it seemed, could probably beat them up.



Local Natives:

Local Natives by Dave Mead

Local Natives have it all going for them: stellar harmonies, a phenomenal first release, and an impressive live show. Nailing almost the entirety of Gorilla Manor, planning out the setlist to ebb and flow nicely, Local Natives stayed cool in front of their largest audience to date. The tense moments before the big-riff of “Sun Hands” had the audience waiting for the moment, “Warning Sign” was the closest anyone got to David Byrne all weekend, and “Airplanes” had the audience try to sing in harmony. The band mentioned they’d soon be returning to the studio to record a second album, and strangely I found myself wanting to hear a new song live. Sadly, we didn’t get a taste of what’s to come. Although, we did get another reminder that we should expect nothing less than greatness.



Cee Lo:

Cee Lo by Dave Mead

Cee Lo’s set was my high school prom. A cheesy mix of covers and medleys, and unflattering rearrangements of what the audience wanted to hear. Bookending the set with covers of Danzig’s “Mother” and “Don’t Stop Believing” might say enough of the set, but even songs such as “Crazy” and “Fuck You” seemed like karaoke. Constantly stopping songs to urge us to be louder, the female backing band that seems to have a new member with each appearance, and the god-awful Koopa outfit made Cee-Lo’s set campy beyond belief, a mixtape created by someone to serve up to the crowd at prom.



My Morning Jacket:

My Morning Jacket by Jack Edinger

If you aren’t an avid listener of My Morning Jacket, you were probably at the Eminem stage. If you’re a casual listener of My Morning Jacket, it might not have been the most fun set of the weekend, but it might’ve been the most impressive set before you left to see Eminem/Beirut/Pretty Lights. If you were a My Morning Jacket fan, you made up the most pleasantly uncrowded and enthralled crowd of the weekend. With a couple more inches between fans than the most crowded sets of the weekend, My Morning Jacket put on a show that dispelled any beliefs that they aren’t “Big enough” to headline the festival.


Having claimed that they were the best set of Bonnaroo for the past two months, I wondered if my newfound fandom for the group would be tarnished by them not being as great as I remembered. I was wrong. Going through every single song that absolutely needed to be played, and even combining songs to get through more material(Smokin’ From Shooting/Run Thru), the band put on the best performance of the weekend. Jim James shuffled around, thrashed, headbanged, and even powerslid across the stage while hitting every note, including the high pitched squeals at the end of “Wordless Chorus.”


The extended jams on songs reinforced by beliefs that MMJ is the jam band for those who hate jam bands: the extra eight minutes tacked onto “Dondante” had the audience raising open hands into the air to soak in the solos. Even a broken string on “One Big Holiday” didn’t stop the band from their thunderous outro. Then again, nothing can stop My Morning Jacket: they play for two or more hours in intense heat while wearing suits, sometimes in addition to capes and scarves. And you know what? Those capes and scarves are totally okay.

21 Jul
2011

Cee Lo Green performed “Bright Lights Bigger City” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Watch the video below and pick up his album The Lady Killer on iTunes, Amazon MP3 (Only $5!), CD

23 May
2011

The Afro-punk Festival is returning to Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park for the 7th Annual Afro-punk Festival on August 27-28. The 2011 festival has the most stellar line up yet with Cee-Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Jay Electronica, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon, Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch and more to be added! In addition, the NikeBattle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, the largest street skate and BMX competition in NYC will return this year with the nation’s top amateur skaters and BMX riders in a competition to be judged by top professionals in both sports including Nigel Sylvester.

There are some very exciting new additions to the festival this year! Over 20 of the NYC area’s hottest food trucks and vendors have been brought together for the Afro-Punk Bites and Beats Food Truck Festival, which will bring cuisine from around the world and the 5 boroughs to the festival. In addition, Chef Marcellus Coleman, Executive Chef of Alias Restaurant in NYC, will provide his eclectic contemporary American cuisine to the festival artists, athletes and VIP’s.

Afro-punk has invited Harley-Davidson and Brooklyn Black bike scene documentarians, Denim and Chrome, to collaborate on a custom bike show featuring dozens of exotic custom bikes created by black riders in the NYC area. The custom bike show will also serve as the backdrop for the Harley-Davidson/Denim and Chrome 2012 Calendar, photographed by Darius Vick, which will featureexquisite tattooed beauties each month for bike fans across the country. In addition, the festival has commissioned an artist to paint over 300 skateboards as part of one large mural aka The Skate Artwall. The boards will be contested to Afro-punk fans at the Festival and Afro-punk will follow the life of the boards over the next year whether on the wall, the street or the half-pipe.

Described by the New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music,” the Afro-punk Festival has become a Brooklyn intuition, the focal point for the burgeoning Afro-punk movement. Over the past seven years, the festival has presented new artists before they hit it big, such as Grammy-nominated Santigold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae. Afro-punk mainstays like Saul Williams, The Dirtbombs, and Dallas Austin have also graced Afro-punk’s stages.

Afro-Punk 2011 Band Lineup

Cee-Lo Green
Santigold
Janelle Monae
Fishbone
Jay Electronica
Toro Y Moi
Toshi Reagon
Ninjasonik
Cerebral Ballzy
Gordon Voidwell
Reggie Watts
Res
Joi
Rocky Business
Straight Line Stitch

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26 Apr
2011

If you happen to be an insomniac like us, you probably caught this already. If you slept (you lucky bastards), here’s the full 2011 Lollapalooza lineup. As always, lineup is subject to change because of denied visas, band breakups, etc. You can pick up your tickets at www.lollapalooza.com. Will it sell out? We don’t think so but who thought Coachella would sell out in one weekend?

Check out the lineup below:


12th Planet
A Perfect Circle
Afrojack
An Horse
Ana Tijoux
Arctic Monkeys
Atmosphere
Beats Antique
Beirut
Best Coast
Big Audio Dynamite
Black Cards
Black Lips
Boy & Bear
Bright Eyes
Busy P
Cage the Elephant
Cee Lo Green
Chico Trujillo
Christina Perri
Chuckie
City and Colour
Cold War Kids
Coldplay
Collie Buddz
Crystal Castles
Cults
Daedulus
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
Deadmau5
Death From Above 1979
Deftones
Delta Spirit
Disappears
DJ Mel
Dom
Electric Touch
Ellie Goulding
Eminem
Explosions in the Sky
Feed Me
Fences
Fitz & the Tantrums
Flogging Molly
Foo Fighters
Foster the People
Friendly Fires
Girl Talk
Gold Motel
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
Grouplove
Imelda May
Iration
J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Jackmaster
Jay Electronica
Joachim Garraud
Julia Easterlin
Kerli
Kid Cudi
Kids These Days
Kyle Lucas & Captain Midnite
L1ght
Lady D
Lia Ices
Lissie
Local Natives
Lord Huron
Los Bunkers
Lykke Li
Manchester Orchestra
Maps & Atlases
Mayer Hawthorne & the County
Midnight Conspiracy
Modeselektor
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Noah & The Whale
OK Go
Patrick Stump
PerryEtty vs Chris Cox
Phantogram
Portugal the Man
Pretty Lights
Ratatat
Reptar
Rival Schools
Ruby Jane
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Ryan Leslie
Sam Adams
Savoy
Skrillex
Skylar Grey
Sleigh Bells
Smith Westerns
Super Mash Bros.
TAB the Band
Tennis
the Bloody Beetroots Death Crew
the Chain Gang of 1974
the Cars
the Drums
the Glitch Mob
the Joy Formidable
the Kills
the Kingston Springs
the Mountain Goats
the Naked and Famous
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart
the Pretty Reckless
the Vaccines
Tinie Tempah
Titus Andronicus
Two Door Cinema Club
Typhoon
Ween
White Lies
Wye Oak
Ximena Saritana
Young Man
Young the Giant

13 Feb
2011

Cee Lo Green performed “Forget You” (w/Gwyneth Paltrow) on the 2011 Grammy Awards. Watch the video below and and pick up Cee Lo’s album The Lady Killer on iTunes, Amazon MP3 (Only $5!), CD

16 Jan
2011

Cee Lo Green performed “Forget You” and “Bright Lights Bigger City” on Saturday Night Live. Check it out as well as a few sketches from the show below and pick up Cee Lo’s album The Lady Killer on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD


Sketch Intro to “Forget You”

“Forget You”

“Bright Lights Bigger City”

SNL Sketch w/ “Taylor Swift”, “Jay-Z”, “Katy Perry” and Cee Lo Green

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Sketch (we love Jay Pharaoh!)

SNL Digital Short w/Pee Wee Herman

Youtube vids of performances and SNL Digital Short

03 Dec
2010

Cee-Lo Green performed “F**k You” on Lopez Tonight. Check it out and pick up his album The Ladykiller on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

09 Nov
2010

Cee Lo Green performed “F*ck You” on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check it out and pick up his album The Ladykiller on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, CD

03 Nov
2010

Eliza Doolittle is a British pop singer mining sounds from the ’60s and ’70s, while bringing her own undeniable unique spin on pop music. Her sassy lyrics and jaunty melodies fit nicely along-side the sharp production, splicing ska, funk, jazz and soul.

Her debut album, “Meet Eliza Doolittle”, available November 23rd on Capitol Records brings to mind everything from the Kinks, to the Marvelettes to the Beach Boys.

Eliza recently covered Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You”. Check out the video below

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07 Oct
2010

Inspired by Cee Lo’s viral smash cover of their “No One’s Gonna Love You,” Band of Horses have teamed with the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band for their own unique take on “Georgia,” the recently leaked track from Cee Lo’s forthcoming Lady Killer album.

Having just premiered “Georgia” on the University of Georgia station WUOG, Band of Horses are now releasing the song as a double A-side 7-inch with Cee Lo’s rendition of “No One’s Gonna Love You,” available now at Bandofhorses.com/Georgia.

Bandofhorses.com/Georgia is offering an exclusive preorder bundle including the Band of Horses/Cee Lo 7-inch, a limited edition T-shirt featuring “Georgia”-specific artwork and the digital single of “Georgia.” The T-shirt and 7-inch can be purchased separately, and the 7 inch purchase comes with an instant grat download of both tracks.

Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses recalls the genesis of the “Georgia” single: “This began as a very random idea I had on my dad’s patio after we watched our beloved Georgia Bulldog football team get robbed of a win at the hands of the referees and LSU last year. I knew I wanted to pay homage to my favorite team in song but didn’t have any idea how to begin. Once I heard Cee Lo’s ‘Georgia,’ I was immediately smitten and figured that’s as good as any tribute to any state I’ve ever heard. It wasn’t until I heard his cover of our song though that it occurred to me: Duh, we should return the favor. Incorporating the Redcoat marching band was just the icing on the cake! This song is so nostalgic to me as my parents grew up in Atlanta and have so many family members in the great state of Georgia. It’s always been a second home of sorts. We’ve played some great shows there as well, including our run of annual New Years Eve shows in Atlanta from 2007-2009.”

On another Georgia-related note, Band of Horses current U.S tour will wind down October 30 at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. The tour, which has featured landmark gigs including a sold out Sept. 25 headline stand at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater and a standout first ever appearance at Farm Aid that moved the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel to comment “Band of Horses shifted into blistering passages of noisy beauty that, against the prettiness, illuminated the music like sudden meteor storms blazing through a cloudless sky. The crowd certainly ooh-ed and aah-ed like starry-night spectators.”

The tour’s finale’ will be preceded by an Oct. 29 homecoming gala at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in Charleston SC, a portion of proceeds from which–as well as from the Oct. 28 date at Asheville NC’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium–will benefit local chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and the Charleston Waterkeeper, whose mission is to preserve and protect the integrity of Charleston’s waterways by defending them from pollution and contamination.

The fall Band of Horses dates are the latest in support of the band’s third album, Infinite Arms, which recently landed at #16 on NPR’s “Listeners Pick 2010’s Best Music (So Far)” online poll. Band of Horses is Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. Infinite Arms marks the recorded debut of long time touring members Ramsey and Reynolds, while Barrett and Monroe graced the band’s last album, Cease to Begin (which featured the original “No One’s Gonna Love You”). Through touring together in support of Cease to Begin and during breaks in the Infinite Arms recording process, the band have become a cohesive force with all members making invaluable contributions to the unmistakable sound that founder Bridwell has crafted since the band’s inception.

Prior to “Georgia,” the latest addition to Band of Horses’ acclaimed discography arrived recently in the form of “Life On Earth” available exclusively on the new Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, joining Infinite Arms, 2007’s Cease To Begin, the band’s 2006 debut album Everything All The Time, and a self-titled, self-released EP in 2005.

For further info, see below and continue to check back at bandofhorses.com.

BAND OF HORSES
NORTH AMERICA 2010

With Brad and Besnard Lakes
October 12th – Tulsa, OK –Cain’s Ballroom
October 13th – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
October 14th – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater

With Besnard Lakes
October 16th – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater
October 17th – Indianapolis, IN –Egyptian Room
October 19th – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater

With Jenny and Johnny and Besnard Lakes
October 21st – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
October 22nd – Detroit, MI – Fillmore

With Jenny and Johnny and Uncle Mountain
October 28th – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

With Jenny and Johnny and Josh Roberts & The Hinges
October 29th – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center

With Jenny and Johnny and Bryan Cates
October 30th – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theater


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