Posted in music on October 12, 2012
Babs at Barclays, 10/11/2012 (via @cpcayaba)
Barbara Streisand played her first of two, and first-ever Brooklyn show at the Barclays Center last night. Those in attendance missed the live Vice President debate, but still got a taste of politics at the show:
"I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame Street ... or to Pennsylvania Avenue," cracked Streisand, according to the Huffington Post.Babs plays the new venue, that only Jay-Z played before her, again Saturday night.
Streisand also said of Romney: "He's a good actor. [He's] a chameleon. It's great."
Meanwhile: "Barclays Center VIP Lounge Issued Health Violation For Lack Of Toilet Paper."
The Revelation Records 25th Anniversary celebration is happening this weekend in NYC. Check out photos of Night One (Texas in the Reason, Underdog, Gameface and more) here, and pics Texas's MHOW show here, and Chain of Strength's Acheron show here.
Don Caballero are releasing a live LP, titled Gang Banged With A Headache, And Live, on November 27 via Joyful Noise.
Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato says, "Nobody's doing us a favor by buying our shirt after they took our album."
We've got a couple Smiths/Moz superfans on staff (Tim Griffin in our Austin office; Bill here in NYC) but both pale to the adoration Dave Hill has for Morrissey. Read his account of this week's Radio City show.
Conspiracy theory time: Gawker asks, "Did Nirvana fan Paul Ryan steal his 'Bean' anecdote from Kurt Cobain?"
And while on the same theme: Friday Night Lights television series creator Peter Berg wants Mitt Romney to stop using its "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" slogan. But FNL author Buzz Bissinger takes the other side.
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Lyrics website LiveUniverse.com has been sued for $6.6 million for copyright infringement.
In the "why'd it take eight years for this to happen" department, Snoop Dogg, with help by Andy Milonakis, has recorded a version of his hit "Drop it Like it's Hot" as a Hot Pockets jingle. Of course there's a video:
Daughter played on The Late Show with David Letterman last night (10/11), performing "Youth," and you can watch that below. Daughter will be playing shows in NYC next week for CMJ.
Bill would like to wish his old college radio station, WWVU-FM (Morgantown, WV), a happy 30th birthday which they are celebrating all weekend. Keep the flame alive, guys!
Disclosure, who will be in NYC in a couple weeks, have a new video for "Latch" (featuring Sam Smith) which you can watch right here:
As we've mentioned before, Screaming Females wrapped up their tour with Garbage in Texas this week and will be their last shows for a while so Marissa can rest up. But while in Houston, she joined Garbage onstage to cover Patti Smiths' "Because the Night" which you can watch:
Have a great weekend, everybody! And stay tuned for THESE LINEUPS: