Entries tagged with: Gnarls Barkley
by Andrew Sacher
Cee-Lo at Lollapalooza 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
You may be annoyed that Cee-Lo is on The Voice, or that his 2010 single, "Fuck You," popped up in your life one too many times (though the album it's from is actually quite solid), but we shouldn't forget Cee-Lo's rich history. That history includes playing in the landmark southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, who played a new song on The Voice earlier this year, which will presumably be on their reunion album, Age Against the Machine, which will be the first Goodie Mob album to feature Cee-Lo since 1999's World Party (release date TBA). He's also one half of the duo with Danger Mouse, Gnarls Barkley, who plan to record a third album soon.
Cee-Lo is touring this month, and that tour brings him to the NYC area for two NJ shows: Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on July 27 and East Rutherford's Izod Center on July 28. Tickets for the Atlantic City show are on sale and tickets for the Izod Center show go on sale Wednesday (7/11) at noon. If you do decide to catch one of these shows, be warned that Cee-Lo is opening for banal club rapper Flo Rida. B.O.B. is also on the Atlantic City show. After the tour ends, Cee-Lo has about a month off before beginning a huge residency in Las Vegas.
In addition to the new Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley albums, Cee-Lo is also working on a new solo album, titled Everybody's Brother. A list of all dates and a stream of Goodie Mob's new single, "Fight to Win," are below...
Goodie Mob on Fallon
So in one way, at least, it was 1995 again at B. B. King Blues Club & Grill on Friday night, when Goodie Mob arrived, following several years of fracture, as part of its reunion tour. Around 1:45 a.m., the 1980s New York hip-hop standout and nostalgia exploiter Slick Rick left the stage after his opening set; with him went about half the crowd.Goodie Mob's Friday night setlist included Cee-Lo performing his Gnarls Barkley hit "Crazy". One night earlier the group performed "Soul Food" on Fallon (backed by Fallon house band The Roots). Videos from both nights below...
And just as in 1995, all of those people missed out. Dressed in grays and silvers, with a female D.J. in a reflective tinsel wig and matching unitard, the Goodie Mob -- Cee-Lo, Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo -- were exuberant and comfortable, happily taking their rightful place as oft-overlooked pioneers. [NY Times]
photos by Bao Nguyen
The nominees for this year's MTV Video Music Awards Breakthrough Video are Anjulie, Bat For Lashes ("Daniel"), Chairlift, Cold War Kids, Death Cab For Cutie, Gnarls Barkley, Major Lazer, Matt and Kim, Passion Pit, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Bat For Lashes, who is also up for this year's Mercury Prize, and who will be back in NYC on August 12th, has a new video for the song "Sleep Alone". Check it out, with more pictures of Passion Pit playing the Diesel Party at Webster Hall on 7/30, below...
MIA @ MoMA (more by Ryan Muir)
Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Modern GuiltM.I.A. and Adele are up for Record of the Year which is not to be confused with Album of the Year which Radiohead is up for in addition to the "Best Alternative Music Album" category you see listed above. Radiohead's "House of Cards" is also up for "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals", "Best Rock Song" and "Best Short Form Music Video". Radiohead also placed in "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package" and "Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical" for a total of seven nominations. Make that eight if you count Jonny Greenwood's Best Score nomination for There Will Be Blood. Juno is up for Best Compilation Soundtrack. No Age is up for "Best Recording Package". Hot Chip, Daft Punk and Sam Sparro are competing for Best Dance Recording. All nominees HERE.
[DGC Records/XL Recordings/Interscope]
Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple
My Morning Jacket
LCD Soundsystem, RJD2, Devendra Banhart, Mum, The Decemberists, Neon Neon, Devlin & Darko, My Morning Jacket, VHS or Beta, Diplo, Gnarls Barkley, Tim & Eric, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are among the artists contributing tracks to Causes 2, an album to benefit Darfur (out March 2009).
Causes 1 is out now and has tracks by Animal Collective, Bloc Party, Death Cab, Spoon, The Shins, Bright Eyes, Cornelius and many others.
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and the Decemberists are also among the artists who contributed to Dark Was the Night, a new comp to benefit the Red Hot Organization which will be released in February.
A video trailer for Causes 2, below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Gnarls Barkley and CSS shared a bill Friday night in Austin. The show at Stubb's was of many official Austin City Limits festival after-shows made up of artists who also were in Texas to play the festival proper. More pictures below...
Kanye West @ Lollapalooza 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
tonight in NYC & NJ
* nothing @ Studo B
* Kanye West @ MSG
* Bob Log III @ Southpaw
* Eddie Vedder @ United Palace
* Brazilian Girls @ The Apple Store
* Keith Caputo (LOA) @ the Stone Pony
* Jungle Brothers in Bush Clinton Park
* 28 Days Later (movie) @ McCarren Pool
* Black Rebel Motorcyle Club @ Irving Plaza
* The Police & Elvis Costello @ Jones Beach
* Earth Wind and Fire @ Radio City Music Hall
* Fiasco, Ninja Sonik & The Homosexuals @ Market Hotel
* Flobots, People Under The Stairs, and Busdriver @ Bowery Ballroom
* Apollo Sunshine, Drug Rug and Sam Champion on a Rocks Off Cruise
Tonight was the night Sam Sparro was supposed to play Santos Party House.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play Irving tonight, and then open for Stone Temple Pilots at Jones Beach tomorrow.
Help get Iggy Pop's gear back.
The Duke Spirit play the Apple Store on Thursday.
Video of Gnarls Barkley covering Radiohead @ Lollapalooza below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Gnarls Barkley played a 5-song set of stripped down "rare minimalist versions" of their songs at the SoHo Apple Store in Manhattan on Tuesday (June 10, 2008).
setlistThey played Letterman the day before that and Irving Plaza the day before that. More Apple pictures below...
3. Whose Gonna Save Your Soul
4. I Feel Better
Gnarls Barkley @ Irving Plaza - June 8, 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Tonight is the Apple Store show. Last night was David Letterman...
photos by Bao Nguyen
Gnarls Barkley, Battles and Janelle Monae played the 150th MySpace Secret Show at the Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza last night (June 8, 2008). It was hot, sweaty, crowded and free. People waited on line for hours in the sweltering heat to get in. The line started forming around 2pm. Gnarls Barkley took the stage around 9:45, and their performance, outfits and all, was very similar to the show they recently played at Highline Ballroom. That is not a bad thing.
This singular performance, in support of the acclaimed new Gnarls album The Odd Couple, will begin promptly at 7:00 PM, and is first-come, first-in.More Irving pictures, the setlist, and tour dates below....
"Gnarls wanted to give their fans a live show that's fundamentally different from anything they could get from an album," said a spokesperson for the band. "Recently, they've been experimenting with a stripped-down lineup, and the songs have sounded exquisite. They were planning to hit up the Apple Store anyway, so they thought, 'Why not play a few songs while we're there?' When they heard there was a half-moon on the 10th, they thought, 'Perfect.'"
This show will mark the premiere of Gnarls Barkley's sparse, core-lineup live show. Afterwards, Gnarls will take its stripped-down show to Europe for its June Residency Series in London and Paris, from June 12 - June 18.
Gnarls Barkley with the first iBook
Performances at Apple Store, SoHo include:Most of those are in honor of Black Music Month. The Gnarls Barkley one is just because Gnarls Barkley only like to play weird or corporate shows. Their (second) MySpace show with Battles is this Sunday. They play the "SoCo Music Experience" in Denver on June 28th. They play the Roots Picnic (not corporate) this Saturday in Philly. They play other places too.
- Wyclef Jean, June 9th
- Gnarls Barkley, June 10th
- Mike Phillips, June 13th
- Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, June 18th
- Vaughn Anthony, June 20th
- Talib Kweli, June 25th
Wyclef is also playing Summerstage with Jill Scott.
Talib Kweli is also playing a benefit.
Battles @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
Battles are opening the show which will be at Irving Plaza on June 8th.
Gnarls Barkley @ Highline Ballroom (more by Jason Bergman)
MySpace, the world's most popular social network in partnership with Samsung, today announced its 150th installment of the hugely popular Secret Show franchise (http://myspace.com/secretshows), an original concert series that fuses the online and offline music experience and further connects fans and bands through intimate, "friends only" performances. This landmark 150th Secret Show will feature Grammy award winning artist and fan favorite, Gnarls Barkley (http://myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley), who launched their US career two years ago with a MySpace Secret Show, their first live concert in the states.More Gnarls Barkley tour dates HERE. Pictures from Gnarls Barkley's last NYC show HERE. Pictures from MySpace's last secret show HERE.
The 150th Secret Show will take place in New York City on June 8th. The exact location is still a "secret" but fans can visit http://myspace.com/secretshows to learn more about the upcoming show.
"Music has always been a cornerstone of the MySpace culture and our users are incredibly passionate and involved in the music community online," said Josh Brooks, Vice President of Marketing and Content for MySpace. "With Secret Shows they can truly experience the music they love so much, live, in person and for free just for being a MySpace member. We've had 150 amazing shows and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than Gnarls Barkley in New York City."
Gnarls Barkley @ Highline Ballroom, NYC (more by Jason Bergman)
The Instruments are playing Union Hall on May 21st and Cake Shop four dates later.
New GB video and tour dates below....
N.E.R.D (last time they played Austin) (more)
"The 2008 Austin City Limits Music Festival will rock Zilker Park for the seventh time with a diverse showcase of 125-plus acts over three magical days, September 26-28. Leading the charge this year are Foo Fighters, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, The Raconteurs, The Mars Volta, Gnarls Barkley, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and N.E.R.D."
Full lineup below....
Gnarls Barkley are playing Saturday Night Live tonight (April 12, 2008). Santogold is playing Conan O'Brien on April 28th, and then the Virgin Megastore in Union Square the next day. Gnarls Barkley played Highline Ballroom Thursday night. So did Santogold. Various Gnarls & Santo videos below.....
photos by Jason Bergman
Santogold opened for Gnarls Barkley at Highline Ballroom in NYC last night (April 10, 2008). More pictures below....
photos by Jason Bergman
My two favorite Cee-Lo quotes from the evening (April 10, 2008) were (roughly) "This is my favorite part of the show because I get to sing the song that made me rich and famous." (said before the 4th to last song of the night) and "This is kind of like an overpaid dress rehearsal" (said in reference to the whole show).
It was Gnarls Barkley's first show since putting out their new album ('The Odd Couple'). Therefore it was the first time they played a lot of the new songs live, but for a "dress rehearsal" it was pretty impressive. They were tight. I did get the sense that the full band wasn't 100% comfortable playing all the songs with each other (or with the outfits they were wearing), but for some reason that made it even more enjoyable. The show - especially Cee-Lo - seemed real (unlike the Rihanna show the night before in the same venue....yes I went....with a group of people that included a 12 year old.....it was mostly kids there actually....it was an early show.....before Dirty Projectors....shhhh). Back to Gnarls....Cee-Lo (as James Brown) was completely on point. He has an amazing voice - even live. Danger Mouse always seemed to be doing a good job at whatever he was doing too, and he always looked super cool doing it.
Cee-Lo stripped down for the 2-song encore
More pictures & setlist below.....
Lollapalooza 2008 headliners confirmed
Lollapalooza's Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this year's weekend-long music festival in Grant Park until Monday, but the Sun-Times has confirmed through industry sources all of the major artists.
Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White's side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3.
The Raconteurs, Wilco and West will each be making their second appearance at the reinvented destination festival. Other repeaters among the more than 100 acts on this year's bill are Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, G. Love & Special Sauce, Blues Traveler and Mates of State.
Quite a few of the other acts -- including many of the most promising -- have earlier performed at Chicago's two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.
Who would be your fantasy collaborator?Gnarls Barkley and Santogold are playing the Highline Ballroom in NYC on April 10th (a week from today). Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
Danger Mouse: I know his: Sly.
Cee-Lo: I would love to work with Sly Stone. First I would like to meet with him and talk to him and kick it with him. Then maybe it would spill over into doing some music. I don't think he would have it any other way. I think Danger would have loved to have done something with Portishead.
Danger Mouse: I understand why he says that, but it's not true. I was just very, very influenced by them. You can't take any of those people and move them around. How I work with people is way different, and they wouldn't be Portishead if I was to do something with them. Right now I'd love to work with the Super Furry Animals. [Guardian]
The reason Largehearted Boy missed it probably has something to do with Gnarls Barkley's new album "The Odd Couple" being released three weeks early, and ditital-only (on iTunes now). Look for the CD version on March 25.
"They felt the timing was right to just go for it," said an unnamed spokesman for the band. "With the shifting seasons, furtive romantic entanglements and fierce college basketball rivalries, the latter half of March can be confusing. People need to be soothed and inspired now."Tickets are on sale now for an "intimate" April 3rd Gnarls Barkley show in London. They're also playing the Hollywood Bowl in LA on July 27th, and one of this year's "SoCo Music Experience Festivals" in Denver on June 28th. Other SoCo artists include Queens of the Stone Age and the Black Keys. More details on that below....
Bjork (Wanderlust video) (INFO)
* Help Wanted
* The Verve will tour
* NIN have a new album
* Pagoda is at Living Room
* Win tix to the Plug Awards
* Beastie Boys are playing Terminal 5
* Day of Reckoning for Clinton, Obama
* The Walkmen just played San Francisco
* Boris & Growing are playing Knitting Factory
* Dengue Fever & Cordero are playing Mercury Lounge
* The Black Crowes actually weren't bad at the Fillmore
* The Walkmen & White Rabbits are playing Webster Hall
* Jonathan Richman & Vic Chesnutt are playing Music Hall
* The Last Shadow Puppets play their first show ever @ Sound Fix
In case you missed it, the YouTube version of the new Gnarls Barkley video is below. What else?