Entries tagged with: Green Day
I am usually not a fan of compilations or career retrospectives, but the Afghan Whigs': Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990-2006 is my most anticipated release of the week. Hands down, the Afghan Whigs are the most dynamic live bad I have ever seen, and I am first in line to pick up any Greg Dulli-related release.
Other releases I can strongly recommend this week include Architecture in Helsinki's single Heart It Races (single), Carina Round's Slow Motion Addict, Get Him Eat Him's Arms Down, Hallelujah the Hills' Collective Psychosis Begone, Long Blondes' Someone To Drive You Home, The Ladybug Transistor's Can't Wait Another Day, Moviola's Dead Knowledge, Pelican's City of Echoes, and Pissed Jeans' Hope for the Men.
Plenty of reissues are out this week, including the Pretenders' Get Close and Learning to Crawl (both remastered), David Bowie's The Best Of 1980-1987 and Young Americans (both remastered), and the Beach Boys' Live at Knebworth.
What new releases can you recommend this week?
"The lawsuit in question, which was filed by Warner Music through the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, points accusatory fingers at Imeem Inc. for amassing an active user base of 16 million people on the back of “illegal use of ‘free music,’” including Warner Music artists such as Green Day, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Madonna." [Monsters & Critics]
I couldn't be happier that I won't have to trek up to Lincoln Center anymore if I want to partake in any official CMJ activities...
CMJ Network Inc. today announced the dates of the 27th annual CMJ Music Marathon, Tuesday, October 16 - Saturday, October 20 in New York City.Badges are now on sale. Bands can start applying. More info below...
For the first time in over a decade, CMJ's daytime events will be headquartered in downtown Manhattan at the world famous Puck Building and multiple venues at New York University. At night, CMJ Music Marathon will once again take over 50 premier clubs and music venues throughout New York City, featuring performances from the best new artists from the worlds of alternative, rock, electronica, hip-hop, metal, Americana, world, jazz and so much more.
Please help me welcome music blogging legend Largehearted Boy to BrooklyVegan. Largehearted Boy followers are already quite familiar with his weekly list of "interesting releases". Now every Monday (we're running late this week) you'll find the same content right here on BrooklynVegan. I couldn't be more excited...
After a month of slow release weeks, finally there are some albums worth buying this week. I am headed out this morning to pick up Neko Case's live disc, Ron Sexsmith's Time Being, and the bluegrass tribute to the Shins (for my wife). I can definitely recommend the new album, Sing You Sinners, by singer-songwriter Erin McKeown and the Autumn Defense disc.
What are your recommendations from this list? have I omitted anything worthy of consideration?
SPIN published a list of the 25 "Greatest Live Bands". Here are the top 10:
2. The Stooges
3. Arcade Fire
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. White Stripes
7. Green Day
8. The Hives
10. The Dirtbombs
w/ Allan Toussaint (w/ orchestra? not sure)
10-July - Beacon Theatre - New York
11-July - Beacon Theatre - New York
All dates below...
VH1 presents Elvis Costello and Friends: Elvis Costello and the Imposters will be doing a live show at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on Friday, May 19, for VH1 Classic Presents Decades Rock Live! Joining Elvis will be "friends" Green Day, Fiona Apple, and Death Cab For Cutie. Tickets on sale March 11th. (via bumpershine)
"Today is Dean Grey Tuesday, a net-wide day of protest over Warner Brothers attempt to censor a stupendous noncommercial mashup album called American Edit that remixes Green Day's album American Idiot. For today, websites across the Internet are mirroring the American Edit album and/or turning their page-backgrounds grey...." [Boing Boing]
BONUS: Boing Boing also links to "an MP3 of Jimmy Castor's relentlessly funky Seventies tune 'King Kong.'"
A Christmas mashup mix tape
Last year I talked a lot about Information Leafblower's list of the top 40 bands in America. This year I participated in the selection. A whole bunch of bloggers were asked to list "the top 10 bands in America today." 114 "bands" were nominated. Kyle Leafblower compiled the top 40 in a list, in order.
(REMEMBER: NO bands from the UK or Canada)
I tried to be objective with my list. I mixed my own worldview with the bigger picture. I define "top" to be more than a band who put out an album I like a lot (didn't nominate The Mountain Goats or The Hold Steady). (UPDATE: As Matt pointed out in the comments, I tended to weigh who's "hot" very highly) I nominated Mariah Carey even though I don't listen to her much. Other bloggers seemed to take the "favorite albums of 2005" approach. For instance the band "Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin" made the list. Mariah didn't.
HERE'S MY LIST:
1) Green Day *
2) The White Stripes
3) Bob Dylan
4) Kanye West *
5) Bright Eyes *
6) Devendra Banhart *
7) Kelly Clarkson *
8) Mariah Carey
9) Sufjan Stevens *
10) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
* made the top 40
My Runner Ups: The Decemberists, Death Cab For Cutie, Wilco, Pearl Jam, Rilo Kiley, Sleater Kinney, The Strokes
** Six of my top 10 made the top 40.
** Three of my top 10 made the top 10.
** I have no idea how The White Stripes didn't make it at all.
** It has to be backlash & denial that kept CYHSY off the top 40.
** The National are the second best band in America right now?
Antony & The Johnsons would of been in my top 10, but I figured he wasn't qualified since he accepted the UK's Mercury Award. Others voted for him anyway so he made the list (barely). I'd like to revote and add him to my list. I might have to drop Mariah.
THE PANEL Gorilla Vs. Bear, Largehearted Boy, Music for Robots, 5500, My Old Kentucky Blog, Catbirdseat, Central Village, Bradley's Almanac, Chromewaves, Dceiver, Byron Crawford, Catherine's Pita, Tuning Fork, Jason and Rajeev from One Louder, Brooklyn Vegan, Soviet Panda, Melody Nelson, Seeking Irony, Coolfer and Information Leafblower.
Wednesday night (November 2, 2005) I attended the MTVu Award show/taping at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. There was lots of standing around (commercial breaks), lots of young college kids (contest winners?), and a bunch of sweet, but short sets by Matisyahu, Death Cab for Cutie, Little Brother, Saul Williams, and The Go! Team. Artists like The Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, MIA, and even Matisyahu & Saul Williams were up for awards, but unfortunately (for me at least) the awards went to corporatemo bands like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and mewithoutyou.
Winners were voted by real college kids. Considering the Roseland crowd reaction every time My Chemical Romance was mentioned, I doubt it was even rigged. Death Cab was the only band who performed and won. Motion City Soundtrack, Muse and others were there to accept their awards. Other winners like Green Day and MCR accepted them on video. Lou Reed made a surprise appearance to introduce the show.
Here's a few general photos from the event. Pictures of the individual performers coming soon.
The Strokes are filming a new video next week. Here's the very entertaining casting call. Good luck.
Seeking featured talent for the new Strokes video shooting this weekend.
IMPORTANT: The video is cutting edge and we are looking for talent that is comfortable with getting physical on set. Do not submit if you are uncomfortable making-out with members of the same/opposite sex (depending on scene.)
Please denote the role you want to be considered for.
SOCIALITE Aging Female, Caucasian, 60-70 years old.
Example: Lauren Bacall
LESBIANS, 20s-30’s, “Victoria Secret” model-type lesbians, prefer Caucasian.
The scene involves kissing and being affectionate with another woman.
"mtvU, MTV’s college network, today announced the nominees for the “mtvU Woodie Awards”.....The Arcade Fire grabbed the most nominations with five, including “Woodie of the Year” – Best Artist, “Left Field Woodie” – Most Original Artist, and “Best Showing Woodie” – Best Tour. The Arcade Fire joins Gorillaz, M.I.A., Matisyahu, Death Cab For Cutie and 39 other emerging and influential artists that will be voted on by the college audience. Winners will be announced at the “mtvU Woodie Awards” live ceremony and concert event November 2nd at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City which will premiere on mtvU and mtvU.com November 10th."
Other nominated artists include Common, Motion City Soundtrack, the Decemberists, Saul Williams, Rilo Kiley, Kanye West, Bloc Party, and the Unicorns. Vote at MTVu. All categories and nominees below...
Fiona Apple performed with Jon Brion. Neil Young performed with Fisk Jubilee Singers. Green Day, U2, Beck, Dashboard Confessional, Pearl Jam, Common, Elton John, Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney and many, many more artists performed for MTV's Hurrican Relief concert. You can watch the whole thing (by artist) on their site.
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FESTIVAL THAT BRINGS YOU NEW MUSIC FIRST FROM R.E.M. IN ‘83 TO GREEN DAY IN ’94 TO EMINEM IN ‘98 TO ARCADE FIRE IN ‘04
CMJ 25 PRESENTS THE HOTTEST AND MOST CRITICAL BANDS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, INDUSTRY LEADERS & FILMS IN NYC WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
New York – September 13, 2005 – For 25 years, the legendary CMJ Music Marathon has been a springboard for the best new music talent from multiple music genres, discovering music’s future superstars years before their commercial breakthroughs. Marquee artists ranging from R.E.M. (’83), Red Hot Chili Peppers (’84), The Beastie Boys (’85), Marilyn Manson (’91), Rage Against The Machine (’93), Weezer (’94), Modest Mouse (’98), Jet and The Killers (’03), and The Arcade Fire (’04) have rocked the stages of past CMJ Music Marathons.
"LOS ANGELES - Hurricane Katrina telethons reminiscent of benefits for tsunami and 9/11 victims will feature artists including Wynton Marsalis and Green Day, while Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day fundraiser also will join in." [Yahoo]
Fox: 'Fats' Domino Missing in New Orleans
Rolling Stone: New Orleans Artists Speak
Yahoo: Harry Connick Jr. Says New Orleans Will Rebuild
WFAA: 'Musician's paradise' lost?
MSNBC: Motive aside, celebrity does help in relief efforts
The Olympian: Deadly hurricane silences jazz city
Sometimes compiling seven days worth of NYC concerts can be a near-impossible task to complete on a Monday. This week we've got Alec Ounsworth, Doveman, The Silent League, King of France, Sham 69, The Bouncing Souls, Sick of it All, American Analog Set, Green Day, Coldplay, Rilo Kiley, The GoStation, Oneida, The Double, Kimya Dawson, The Sharp Things, Ice-T, Kevin Devine, Xiu Xiu, Frog Eyes, Out Hud, and many, many more in my weekly Gothamist post (that's now finally live).
"US band Green Day have been named best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards." [BBC]
"Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) at Miami's American Airlines Arena. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awards, including video of the year, best group video, best rock video and two trophies for direction and cinematography (for director Samuel Bayer). Another clip, "American Idiot," won the viewer's choice award. [Billboard]
"American punk outfit Green Day will bring their hugely successful album American Idiot to the big screen. The Holiday trio have been approached by several Hollywood producers keen to make a big-budget movie-adaptation of the best-selling album." [teenmusic]
"It's not a matter of ethics or anything like that, but Green Day have left their longtime indie roots behind. In their wake, they will bury what is left of Lookout! Records." [Productshop]
Snoop Dogg, Scissor Sisters, Bjork, Stereophonics, Elton John, REM, Pink Floyd, Kaiser Chiefs, Bon Jovi, Gordon Lightfoot, Motley Crue, Neil Young, Die Toten Hosen, Green Day, Brian Wilson, A-Ha, Roxy Music, Muse, Andrea Bocelli, The Cure, Duran Duran, and many, many more quicktime videos from live8. (to download or stream)
Despite all the Webster Hall controversy (mostly the temperature) yesterday, Wednesday (June 15th, 2005) night's show reconfirmed why I love Bloc Party so much. I left Webster Hall drenched in sweat, but NOT from the temperature inside the club; From dancing. I was very comfortable in the club (note: the cold front that came to NYC on Wednesday obviously helped).
They only have one full length album, yet I feel like I watched a band playing all their hits. Every song is as exciting as the next. I've been listening to "Silent Alarm" for almost seven months, and I still love it. This was the sixth time I saw them live (I'm trying to break Cobra Snake's record), and I'd probably rank it as the second best. Roxy ruled.
Highlights from the show in list format:
* Kele (singer) made a point to tell the crowd they were better than the night before (again)
* From where I was standing, the crowd was good
* They said they'd be back in September (Roseland? Hammerstein?)
* They kicked major ass
* They played TWO encores (4 songs, then 2 songs). Half the crowd was gone for the second one.
* They played two new songs. They were good.
* Kele & the Matt (drummer) both stage dove.
* Fireworks or something went off over the drums during the encore
* Kele dedicated a song to a singer of another band in attendance who helped them get started (hint: Franz Ferdinand...as also seen at Spoon in the same venue)
"Now you can own Green Day's very first tour van. On there way of becoming the Kings of Punk, before they were signed, before the Bookmobile, they did two U.S. tours in this van. Enjoy the graffitti, stickers, and the stories this van could tell you behind every dent of this one of a kind vehicle. This is the 1985 Ford Econoline 150, still running and just as the band left it."