Tuesday, January 18: S-N-Double O-P D-O-Double G. The uncle Snoop will be at the Fillmore Tuesday night, doing what he does best. Is there really anything more to say? Tickets are $50, party starts at 8pm.
Friday, January 21: Armed with a violin, cello, and a powerful live show, Ra Ra Riot is coming to town. Their Friday show at the Great American Music Hall is sold out, but I’m sure there are some available out there. Tickets were $18, show starts at 8pm.
Lykke Li hit us with a punchy new single “I Follow Rivers,” as she prepares to release her sophomore album on March 1st. The album’s called Wounded Rhymes, and according to the Swedish pop star, she sounds more “experienced” and “raw” this time around. Check out the song here.
A song and video from Panda Bear‘s upcoming Tomboy album has hit the web. The track called “Atiba Song” is backed by an artfully shot skate video, a refreshing take on an indie video to be honest. Have a look above.
This song is all sorts of awesome. Hot Mess by Chromeo and featuring Elly Jackson (La Roux) was remixed by New York disco duo Duck Sauce. The result? A soulful, smile cracking, five minute dance party. Have a go.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
The Grateful Dead, in a video game? Sounds like risky business, but it’s happening. A digital developer has teamed up with the band to create a multifaceted online gaming community, one that they say will bridge generations of fans. That, or be a giant face-in-the-palm type of move. Read more here.
Following the release of their new album Zonoscope, Cut Copy has announced the dates for their spring tour. They’ll be at the Regency Ballroom on April 16, a day after they have a show listed as “Take A Wild Guess,” which sounds like it could only be Coachella to me!
This is great. Last week the Black Keys and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend appeared on the Colbert Report for a little satirical reflection. The two bands participated in a “Sell-Out-Off”, throwing commercials their songs have been featured in back and forth to win Colbert’s Grammy vote. It is a strange, funny observation on the music industry, no doubt.
Seth Rogen as Beastie Boy Mike D? Will Ferrell as Kid Ad-Rock? Is this some strange comedy nightmare? No, it’s the Beastie Boys new movie, Fight For Your Right Revisited. The movie, which debuts later this week as part of Sundance, is apparently a loose signal to the Fight For Your right music video. The cast was recently listed on IMDB and it’s a little out of hand. Check it out here, as well as more about the movie.
The Strokes fans, this is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The New York kings of cool have announced that their long awaited album will be released on March 22. It’s still untitled, but is said to have 10 songs.
Aww, that’s cute. The new Wavves/Best Coast joint EP is available for your listening pleasure, with a new single from each. Summer is Forever was released to promote their upcoming tour together, they’ll stop in SF on February 26 as part of Noise Pop.