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The xx @ Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
The xx

As you may be aware, Baz Lurhmann's glitzy, big-budget adaptatation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, The Great Gatzby, is out May 10 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. That same week will see the release of its soundtrack which was curated by Jay-Z and features Jack White, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Gotye, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce with Andre 3000, and Jay-Z himself.

It's also got a new track by The xx, titled "Together," which was specifically written for the film. You can stream it, and check out the soundtrack art, full tracklist and a trailer for the film, below....

Continue reading "stream The xx's contribution to 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack"

Frank Ocean performing at 2013 Grammys
Frank Ocean

The 2013 Grammys went down last night (2/10), and here's a quick recap of some of the winners and videos of performances.

The big ones: Gotye took home Record of the Year for "Somebody That I Used To Know" (beating The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, fun., Frank Ocean, and Taylor Swift), Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year (beating The Black Keys, fun., Frank Ocean, and Jack White), and fun. took Song of the Year and Best New Artist (totally robbing Miguel's "Adorn" and "Call Me Maybe," and Frank Ocean (!), respectively). Other wins included Skrillex for Best Dance Recording (sorry Al Walser), The Black Keys for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album, Gotye for Best Alternative Music Album (beating Fiona Apple, Bjork, M83, and Tom Waits), Usher's "Climax" for Best R&B Performance, Beyonce's "Love On Top" for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Miguel's "Adorn" for Best R&B Song, Frank Ocean for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Robert Glasper Experiment for Best R&B Album, Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris" for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song and their song, "No Church In The Wild" (feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Drake's Take Care for Best Rap Album, Dr. John's Dan Auerbach-produced Locked Down for Best Blues Album, Jimmy Cliff's Tim Armstrong-produced Rebirth for Best Reggae Album, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross' The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo score for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Bjork's Biophilia for Best Recording Package, The Beach Boys' long-awaited The Smile Sessions for Best Historical Album, Black Keys singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, and Mumford and Sons' "Big Easy Express" for Best Long Form Music Video. There were many other categories too and you can check out the full list of winners HERE.

And of course, during the Awards Ceremony a number of artists gave performances, which you can watch videos of below. You can see Miguel and Wiz Khalifa doing "Adorn," Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z doing "Suit and Tie" and then JT doing "Pusher Love Girl," The Black Keys, Dr. John, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing "Lonely Boy," Jack White doing "Freedom At 21" with his all-guy band (he also played "Love Interruption" with his all-girl band but no video of that at the moment), Frank Ocean doing "Forrest Gump" with a thematically appropriate visual backdrop, a big tribute to Levon Helm with Elton John, Mavis Staples, members of Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes, and others, and finally, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Z-Trip, Tom Morello, and Travis Barker doing "Whaddup" with a small piece of Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Til Brooklyn."

Continue reading "Frank Ocean, Miguel, Bjork, Mumford, Black Keys, Jack White & more win & perform at Grammys (videos)"

by Bill Pearis

Paz

The Village Voice's annual "Pazz n' Jop" critics poll is up and, as with anything like this with averaged votes, the winners are probably not that surprising. Frank Ocean's Channel Orange takes the top album slot (Kendrick Lamar is #2), and Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable "Call Me Maybe" comes in at the top of the singles list. (Miguel, who is on the cover of the Voice this week, comes in at #2 with "Adorn.")You can also view individual ballots and read pithy quips about the year as a whole.

The top 10s for Pazz & Jop albums and singles are below and full lists are over at the Voice.

Continue reading "Village Voice still does Pazz & Jop; Frank Ocean and "Call Me Maybe" win 2012"

Alt-J at Mercury Lounge in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Alt-J

Big day for award nominations. The Oscars announced theirs this morning and the Brit Awards just wrapped up their ceremony for 2013 nominations, with Emeli Sandé grabbing four and Mumford & Sons and Alt-J each getting three. All three of those artists were nominated for British Album of the Year, a list that also included Paloma Faith and Plan B. If you don't know, The Brits are basically the UK's equivalent of the Grammys, though nominees are all British apart from a few "International" awards.

Jessie Ware, Muse, and Adele each got two nominations, and single-digit noms went to Bat for Lashes, The xx, Richard Hawley and The Vaccines.

Mumford & Sons have two nights at Barclays Center in February and Alt-J will swing though town in March.

The entire 2013 Brit Awards nominees list is below.

Continue reading "2013 Brit Award nominees announced (Emeli Sandé, Mumford and Alt-J lead the pack)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Guns N Roses at Webster Hall
Guns n Roses

Photographer Ryan Muir is the latest of our uber-talented contributors to drop off his favorite photos that he took in 2012, leaving us with shots of Guns n Roses, The Hives, Purity Ring and much more.

His set of favorite contributions joins fellow photographers Caroline Harrison, Dominick Mastrangelo, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Amanda Hatfield, David Andrako, Jessica Amaya, Fred Pessaro // BBG, and Chris La Putt.

Check out the rest of Ryan's favorite pictures below.

Continue reading "Ryan Muir's favorite Live Music Photos of 2012 (that he took) "

Grammys

Check out the entire list of 2013 Grammy Nominations below...

Continue reading "2013 Grammy Nominations announced (full list)"

T.I. at SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
T.I.

Atlanta MC T.I. is prepping to release Trouble Man, his eighth studio album, before the end of the year. Though not named after the the excellent Marvin Gaye soundtrack of the same name, as a recent listening party can attest, the LP does dip its toes into samples from that effort while logging guest spots from R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, No I.D., P!nk, Cee-Lo, Pharrell Williams and more. Gotye gets into the mix via a sample on TI's track "Somebody That I Used To Know". Stream some tracks below.

In the meantime, the promotional arm is in full swing for T.I. and you can look for the MC to play some live dates. One of those goes down in NYC on December 18th at Best Buy. Tickets are on sale now.

All known tour dates, those song streams and some video is below

Continue reading "T.I. is the 'Trouble Man', readies guest-filled new LP and adds dates (including NYC)"

Nick Zammuto
Zammuto

Zammuto (the project of Nick Zammuto of the Books) is on tour now and just passed through NYC last night (9/27) to open for Gotye at Williamsburg Park, two days after Gotye's Radio City show. If you caught that show, how was it?

Zammuto is continuing to make his way around the country (he's in Boston with Lymbyc Systym tonight) and he'll return to NYC for a show in a much different environment to support Ultraista at Le Poisson Rouge (10/24). Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. If you haven't yet, you can stream Ultraista's self titled debut at NPR.

An updated list of Zammuto dates and the stream of his self titled LP are below.

Continue reading "Zammuto opened for Gotye, opening for Ultraista (and Lymbyc Systym and AU) --- updated dates"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

"Saw Gotye last night! Radio City Music hall! What a show. Definitely an underrated band and album. Go Gotye. . .Go." - John Siravo

Gotye @ Radio City
Gotye

Australian singer Gotye brought his North American tour to Radio City on Tuesday night (9/25) with fellow Aussies Missy Higgins and Jonti, for what was Gotye's first of two NYC shows. The second NYC show on his tour is TONIGHT (9/27) at Williamsburg Park with Zammuto and GIVERS. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

After her opening set at Tuesday night's show, Missy Higgins joined Gotye on stage to sing the duet vocals on "Somebody That I Used to Know," which are performed by Kimbra on the album. Not too surprisingly, that was the only song that the crowd lost their shit during, but Gotye remained intent on delivering a fully worked out set, not focused solely on that one song (and for the record, he didn't even end with it). Gotye and his four-piece backing band had various arrangements worked out for each song in the set, which included almost the entirety of Making Mirrors in addition to material off of his two previous full lengths, which still have not been released in the US. And to complement their sound, the band was backed by large screen animated videos.

Missy Higgins plays The Bell House on Friday (9/28) with Butterfly Boucher and tickets are still available.

More pictures, videos, and the setlist from Radio City are below.

Continue reading "Gotye & Missy Higgins played Radio City (pics, videos, setlist)"

Bon Iver @ Radio City Music Hall, 9/20/2012 (via @itsvman)
Bon Iver

We are on night three of Bon Iver's four-night stand at Radio City and you can still get tickets. If you're stuck at home (or don't live in the NYC area) but want to watch, tonight's show is part of Free Music Week at Fuse who, in partnership with Bowery Presents, are streaming it live via the Bowery Presents YouTube page. The setlists from Bon Iver's first two nights with Anais Mitchell (9/19 and 9/20) are below. Tonight's show is with Doug Paisley and Saturday's (9/22) is with Polica.

In addition, Fuse will also stream Radio City shows from Metric on Sunday (9/23) and Grizzly Bear on Monday (9/24), both through that same Fuse YouTube page.

Radio City is especially busy this week. In addition to the shows mentioned above, there's Goyte on Tuesday (9/25) (he also plays Williamsburg Park on Thursday [9/27]), AVICII on Wednesday and Thursday (9/26-27) and Jack White next weekend (9/29-30).

In other streaming news, Bowery Presents will be streaming Thursday's Two Door Cinema Club show (9/27) at Music Hall of Williamsburg through their YouTube Page.

Continue reading "Bon Iver's Radio City run continues; stream tonight's show & Metric & Grizzly Bear too"

Band of Horses at Hammerstein Ballroom in 2011 (more by Toby Tenebaum)
Band of Horses

Band of Horses will release their new album, Mirage Rock, on September 18. They'll kick off a tour in support of this October, but before that you can catch them performing Live on Letterman on September 17, the day before the record's release. The concert will be performed in the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC and will stream live on CBS.com and VEVO on September 17 at 8 PM EST. This "Live on Letterman" performance is a full concert, which precedes the band's appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, which airs on September 21 and will only feature them playing one or two songs.

Then, on the day of the album's release (9/18), Band of Horses will play Brooklyn's House of Vans. In order to gain entry to this show, you have to pre-order their new album and the pre-order comes with two tickets to the show. A flier for this show is below.

As mentioned, they will also appear at Central Park on September 29 as part of the "Global Festival" with Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, and K'naan.

Speaking of "Live on Letterman," Gotye will also do a performance, which airs on CBS.com and VEVO on September 24 at 8 PM EST.

A list of all dates, that show flier, and the video for Mirage Rock single "Knock Knock" are below.

Continue reading "Band of Horses playing 'Live on Letterman' and House of Vans the week their new LP comes out (dates & video)"

Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Field Report

Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.

If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Williamsburg Park opens tonight (check out the full schedule) ++++ win tickets to see Field Report at Mercury Lounge"

Gotye at Webster Hall in March (more by Ryan Muir
Gotye

Last Friday (6/29), it was revealed that CNN was among the group of news outlets (including Fox News and The Huffington Post) who wrongly reported that the individual mandate central to President Obama's health care legislation was struck down. As you know, and as they quickly corrected, the court actually ruled that the provision could be upheld as a tax. In a statement regarding the incident, CNN senior vice president Sam Feist said, "Today we failed to adhere to our own standard, namely it's better to be right than to be first. We take mistakes seriously, especially mistakes on such important stories." (via Huffington Post).

Obamacare isn't the only thing that CNN has gotten wrong in the past week though. NME reports that last night (7/1), CNN's iReport program broadcasted that Gotye had committed suicide. Here's the statement: "'At 4:32 AM EST, it was reported that Gotye had shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun. He was pronounced dead at 4.45AM, and the investigation concluded that the cause of death was suicide.'' Meanwhile, Gotye took to twitter soon after, tweeting, "I'm not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles." CNN has since removed the post. Tim Shiel of Gotye's touring band had fun with the mishap, and took to twitter himself, saying, "it saddens me to confirm the news of @gotye's passing- he suffered cardiac arrest while flying a unicorn over a double rainbow" and "don't panic the @gotye world tour is still going ahead, with special guest Terence Trent D'arby. its what wally would have wanted" (referencing Gotye's birth name, Wouter "Wally" De Backer and Terence Trent D'arby, one of the singers who briefly took over when fellow Australian band INXS replaced their lead singer). So for anyone who may have been worried by CNN's false report, Gotye will be live and well for his North American tour which hits NYC twice in September.

In other more exciting CNN news, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who has avoided talking about his personal life for years, finally came out as gay. In an email to Andrew Sullivan (who is also an openly gay news reporter), Cooper said, "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

photos by Chris La Putt

Kimbra at Webster Hall - 3/27/12
Kimbra

Australian artist Kimbra, best known in America for singing on Goe's single that just keeps going "Somebody That I Used to Know," is definitely becoming known for her own music now too. She's currently on tour with Foster the People and Tokyo Police Club, which hits Summerstage tonight in NYC, and has just announced a headlining fall tour that will hit Webster Hall on October 20 with openers The Stepkids. Tickets go on sale Friday June 15 at noon with an Amex presale beginning Wed (6/13) at noon. All listed tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

If you haven't checked out Kimbra's album, Vows, from last year, it's streaming below. We've also got a belated set of pics of Kimbra when she opened for Gotye at Webster Hall in March.

While we're in the general Gotye-verse, fellow Aussie Missy Higgins will open for Gotye on his fall tour, including Radio City Music Hall on September 25 (tickets). Before that, Missy will play Le Poisson Rouge on July 17 and tickets for that show are on sale now. The LPR show is a record release party for her new album, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, which will be released in the U.S. same day as that show. She veers a little more pop than Kimbra as you can hear if you stream a few songs from the album at the bottom of this post. We've also got the video for album standout "Unashamed Desire" below as well.

The Radio City show is also with another Australian artist, Jonti whose sample-heavy music is definitely worth checking out. You can stream both last year's Twirligig and this year's demo collection Sine & Moon (both released on Stone's Throw) below.

Meanwhile, as mentioned, Zammuto opens Gotye's Williamsburg Park show (9/27) (tickets) and since we last spoke, GIVERS were added to that bill as well.

Lists of all dates, videos, streams, and more pics from Webster Hall below...

Continue reading "Kimbra announces headlining tour, plays Summerstage tonight; Missy Higgins opening on Gotye tour, playing LPR in July"

POP Montreal

POP Montreal is returning to Montreal this year from September 19 - 23. The initial lineup was revealed and it includes Grizzly Bear, Gang Gang Dance, David Byrne, Tim Hecker, Julia Holter, I Break Horses, Hot Snakes, Dirty Three, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cate Le Bon, Bertrand Burgulat (!), and more. The full initial lineup is listed below and many more announcements to come. Early Bird tickets are on sale until June 30, when regular sale begins.

Meanwhile, Montreal will be getting the Ohsheaga Festival even sooner.

Initial POP Montreal lineup below...

Continue reading "POP Montreal initial 2012 lineup revealed (Grizzly Bear, Gang Gang Dance, David Byrne, Tim Hecker, Hot Snakes & more)"

Nick Zammuto at Ecstatic Music Fest (more by David Andrako)
Zammuto

Zammuto (the project of Nick Zammuto of The Books) will hit the road with Explosions in the Sky next month, and after taking a break, they'll head out again, this time acting as a support act for a portion of Gotye's just-announced tour. That portion includes the Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park on September 27. Zammuto won't open the Radio City show on September 25 though (but Missy Higgins and Jonti will). Tickets for the Williamsburg Park show with Zammuto go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 AM.

Zammuto released his self titled LP last month. You can stream that in full below, along with a live rehearsal video for "The Shape of Things to Come" and a list of all dates...

Continue reading "Zammuto opening for Gotye on tour (dates)"

Gotye at Webster Hall (more by Ryan Muir)
Gotye

Australian singer Gotye, whose long-legged single "Somebody I Used to Know" is still the #1 single in America, has just announced a big North American tour that will feature two NYC shows: September 25 at Radio City Music Hall and September 27 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8 (Radio City at 10AM, Williamsburg Park at noon it's now 10AM too) with a fanclub presale starting June 6. All Gotye tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Gotye announces North American tour (dates)"

ACLACL

After teasing us with lineup addictions day by day over the past few days, the full lineup of Austin City Limits 2012 is finally here. Check it out below....

Continue reading "Austin City Limits Festival -- 2012 lineup "

photos by David Andrako

Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein & the Hives @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

"The second weekend brought record heat. Festival-goers jockeyed for patches of grass around the shaded perimeters. They pounded frozen lemonade at $6 a cup.

"It feels like a different world from last weekend," The Shins frontman James Mercer said. "It was Iceland last week."

While the weather forced some practical fashion choices, Coachella's sartorial influence was noted well beyond Indio. Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne debated Coachella-inspired fashion trends, and the wider cultural significance of the festival, on the E! Channel program, "The Fashion Police."

Osbourne, a Coachella regular, proclaimed, "When you go to Coachella, all the girls are half-naked and 22." Rivers, who joked that she goes to Coachella, too, quipped, "If David Hasselhoff was there, this means officially Coachella is no longer cool."" [MYDesert.com]

How was your Coachella?

After DJing a party on Friday night and headlining with his band Radiohead on Saturday, Thom Yorke kept busy on Sunday by DJing a Rolling Stone pool party with Nigel Godrich, and then showing up as a not-so-surprise, special guest during Modeselektor's Sunday night set in the Mojave tent while Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headlined the main Coachella stage.

Modeselektor (pre-Thom) @ Coachella Sunday - 4/22/2012
Coachella 2012 - Second Week Day 3

You saw pictures from Friday and Saturday, all of last week, and of Dre & Snoop from yesterday (Sunday, 4/22/12). Here are the rest from yesterday, Coachella 2012's final day. More below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 Week 2 - Day 3 pics (Modeselektor, Hives, Wild Flag, At the Drive-In, Le Butcherettes, Gotye, Beirut, more)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Gotye / Kimbra @ Webster Hall - 3/27/2012
Gotye
Kimbra

New huge stars from Down Under, Gotye & Kimbra brought their sold out tour to Webster Hall in NYC last night (3/27), two nights after they did it at the bigger Terminal 5, and one night after Kimbra played her own small show at Mercury Lounge. Here are some pictures from the Webster show.

The tour, which is currently on its way north towards Canada, will continue west towards Coachella where Gotye will play the two-weekend festival on both April 15 & 22. Right before that, he'll head back to NYC (maybe with Kimbra) to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, April 14th (Josh Brolin is the host). But west coasters take note:

This special TV appearance has caused two changes to the original tour dates. Firstly, the show at The Independent in San Francisco, CA on April 12 has been moved to a bigger venue and rescheduled. You can now see Gotye at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, April 18. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. The general public can buy tickets on Friday, March 30. Please note that Kimbra will now not be performing at this show due to pre-existing European commitments however joining Gotye as special guest for this date will be fellow Australian singer/songwriter, Missy Higgins.

Also Gotye's show at The Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on April 11 has been rescheduled to Monday, April 9. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. Kimbra will still appear at this show. Full refunds will be available for those unable to attend the rescheduled shows.

Last but not least, one extra show has just been added to Gotye's North American tour. On April 19, he will perform in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre - L.A Live. Missy Higgins will be special guest on this date - previewing material from a new album she's planning to release over summer. Tickets for this L.A. show will go onsale to the general public on Friday, March 30.
Updated tour dates and more pictures from the Webster Hall show, below...

Continue reading "Gotye played Webster Hall w/ Kimbra (pics), playing SNL before Coachellas (updated dates)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Kimbra @ Mercury Lounge
Kimbra

Like Rostam, Best Coast & Kid Cudi did in 2010, and more recently Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000, Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak have teamed up, on Converse's tab, to create a new song as part of the shoe company's "3 Artists 1 Song" program. Says a press release:

"I had such a good time diving into the creative process working with two incredible artists to create a sound that is uniquely our own," said Mark Foster of Foster The People. "This project has given me a new found appreciation for the power of collaboration which is something that Converse really understands."

"Warrior" is a new genre-bending collaboration that weaves together Mark Foster, Kimbra and A-Trak's individual musical styles to create 4 minutes of pop perfection. Recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks studios in Brooklyn, NY and remotely while on tour, "Warrior" blends the best parts of each artist's contributions and personalities for the latest Converse Three Artists. One Song collaboration.

The song and video won't be available on Converse's website until April 5th, so we don't know how perfect that pop really is yet, but you can watch the video for the Gorillaz/LCD/Outkast collaboration below.

Last night (3/26), one night after she played with Gotye at Terminal 5, and one night before she plays with Gotye at Webster Hall (tonight), as part of a tour that continues to Coachella, the just-turned-22-today (the crowd sang her Happy Birthday) New Zealander Kimbra headlined her own early show at Mercury Lounge in NYC. An excited 'According 2 G' was there, and says, "She's going to be HUGE!.... One of the songs she performed tonight was 'Plain Gold Ring,' a Nina Simone cover and this girl can SANG, as they say. Wow! She blew the roof off Mercury Lounge and the crowd erupted in screams when the song was finished." Here are some pictures and a video from the small NYC show. More below...

Continue reading "Kimbra played Mercury Lounge (pics), teamed w/ A-Trak & Foster the People dude for Converse song (like James Murphy/Outkast/Gorillaz did)"

photos by Diana Wong

Kimbra & Gotye @ Bowery Ballroom
Gotye

Gotye's recently announced giant show at Terminal 5 with Kimbra is SOLD OUT, much like Monday's much smaller Bowery Ballroom show was, and Kimbra was there too...

When it finally came time to play the song everyone was waiting for, the guy standing next to me said, "Already?" and then begrudgingly removed his cell phone and started filming the stage. Truth be told: Gotye's set, which lasted a bit over an hour, was about three-quarters done. So it seemed as good a time as any.

De Backer joked with the audience that perhaps he'd sing the song in a creepy low-octave vocoder. Nobody laughed; they didn't want anyone messing with the song they'd come to see.

And as the band played, crisply and assured, it remained a bit puzzling that this song is as catchy and perfect as it is. Its simple verse line sounds straight out of a modern folk-rock tune, nothing out of the ordinary, with the Brazilian guitar sample plugging along in the distance. But then that chorus! The doubled vocals and easy-going nature of the whole thing. Kimbra, the 22-year-old Australian artist who guests on the song and in the video, came out from backstage in a black romper to sing her second verse and belt out some "aahs" during the final chorus. [Huffington Post]

More pictures from the smallest show Gotye will probably be playing in NYC for a while, and a Wall Street Journal video interview, below...

Continue reading "Gotye sold out Terminal 5, played Bowery Ballroom with (Kimbra and) Sea of Bees (pics)"

Gotye

When we first announced Gotye's upcoming North American tour, the Bowery Ballroom show (2/6) was already sold out. Now the Webster Hall show (3/27) is sold out too and he's added a larger show happening at Terminal 5 on March 25. It's also been announced that Kimbra, who provides guest vocals on "Somebody That I Used to Know," was added to a number of the North American tour dates including the Webster Hall and the Terminal 5 shows.

Tickets for the T5 go on sale Friday (2/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/1) at noon.

Gotye's album, Making Mirrors, was released in the US today (1/31). You can stream the entire thing on NPR.

Updated dates including Coachella below...

Continue reading "Gotye adds Terminal 5 show to tour with Kimbra (updated dates, now with 3 NYC shows)"

Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Radiohead
Coachella

Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2012 lineup announced (two weekends worth)"

by Andrew Sacher

Gotye

Australia's Gotye is pretty big over in his home country due to his super catchy single, "Somebody That I Used to Know." The song is on his album, Making Mirrors, which came out in Australia this past August and is set for a US release on January 31 via Samples'n'Seconds/Fairfax Recordings/Universal Republic. I'm still not completely sold on the whole album, but I've spun "Somebody That I Used to Know" quite a few times. It's got a So-era Peter Gabriel feel to it, with xylophones and a duet with Kimbra that also make it pretty fitting for the Garden State soundtrack. Check out the video for the song below.

Gotye was in NYC for CMJ in October and is going on a North American tour in 2012 in support of the album. That hits NYC on February 6 at Bowery Ballroom and March 27 at Webster Hall. The Bowery Ballroom show is sold out but tickets are still available for the Webster Hall show.

All dates and video below...

Continue reading "Gotye -- 2012 Tour Dates"

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