This is kind of perfect.
Bitches Brew would go on to be one of the most critical & important albums in the history of both Jazz & Rock. Just imagine the look on the guy’s face when he got the telegram. Or whatever the hell people used to communicate in the late 60’s. I love how “Please advise” means the same thing in business-speak no matter what era you’re in. (via Reddit)
Ok, I really like this. These two play the everliving fuck out of a couple of cellos, to the point where the bows get all messed up and ripped. Can that please be a thing? Intense classical instrument performance, with replacement bows halfway through the show when they inevitably break under the pressure of their sheer awesome? Also, the video below of them performing Welcome To The Jungle, would make the song totally acceptable to put on at a bar with a jukebox on the Lower East Side. Also, they have sweet black cellos in the second video.
Someone over at Metafilter shouted out this new YouTube Channel and its various hep renditions of classic rock & roll, alt rock & whatever else they feel like. A serious chiptune movement exists, that I’ve discussed often on the blerg. I believe tunes like this can remind others that chip is a legit genre and there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in that space to make EDM stronger as a whole. Can’t wait to see who does it and pushes the genre into the big room for the first time. (via Metafilter)
The masters of Fibonacci-rock themselves, Tool, have declared 2014 to be one of the years when they actually venture out into the world. Consequence of Sound reports that Tool is throwing together an extremely limited tour that only hits the West Coast & Mexico. While we’re all waiting for Maynard to get off his keister and start whipping the rest of the band for generating a new album, this will have to do. I’ll pretend this doesn’t make me want to move to Portland, though, the ever-rising population of radioactive hipsters does make a compelling argument to wait 😀 (via Consequence of Sound)
Tool 2014 Tour Dates:
03/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
03/06 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
03/07 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
03/09 – Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes
03/21 – Veracruz, MX @ Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014
I was lucky enough to catch The Adversary performing at the NYC Unofficial Burning Man Decompression event (previewed here), and boy did he kill it. There’s a lot to like about his live set, but interestingly enough, he’s one of the few indietronica artists here in Gotham that can actually drop both live and studio session work competently. I managed to get my hands on his EP, and if you can, you definitely should check it out. And you can right from here, because I’m wonderful. The intro pushes into some angelic vocal work that bewilders & intrigues.
@TerryGotham Saturday 8 oclock @ Rockwood 😉
— SUNTALK (@SUNTALKMUSIC) November 27, 2013
And, after not being able to get details straight and embarrassing myself in front of the rockers, so I went. I saw a fantastic new band called Suntalk Saturday night. Rockers with serious chops, I can’t wait to hear them on the radio. I got to interview them after their tight set at the Rockwood, a cozy space just south of Houston St.
1. What is it like being a live band during the EDM boom?
Demetrius – It’s a little intimidating, a little bit. However, it’s also inspiring at the same time because, we believe in our music enough to still put it out. We still feel as if we have something worth giving. We didn’t die down, I know people who say “we can’t go up after that (dj).” I’m still playing burner shows, and I make sure they listen to the music.
(Re-posted from star of stage & screen Jonas David Grey’s tumblr, which can be found here: http://jonasdavidgrey.tumblr.com/)
It is almost midnight. Almost Easter. Bathed in blue light, a small, cavelike room in the middle of New York’s Bowery is dark, surprisingly quiet and still. As the faithful begin to congregate, a group of young men unassumingly take the stage to set equipment, plug cables, tape down set lists. They are focused and deliberate, perhaps a bit somber, in their tasks. The room fills with pilgrims, traveling from places like Boston and DC, pressing forward in devotion and anticipation until finally there is no room left at the foot of the stage.
The place is Arlene’s Grocery. The band is That Noble Fury. The show is sold out.