Wednesday, February 9: San Francisco based indie-ens Thee Oh Sees are playing a show at the Great American Music Hall on Wednesday for a damn good cause. The Bay Bridged is sponsoring this event as a benefit for the Coalition on Homelessness, and tickets are only $13. Sic Alps and Ty Segall will also be there, so go party for a cause. The show at the Great American Music Hall starts at 8:00pm.
Wednesday, February 9: Metal bands always have the best names. England’s Cradle of Filth is no exception. Get ready for blast beats and brutality on Wednesday night at the Regency Ballroom. Tickets are $23.00, show starts at 8:00pm.
Thursday, February 10: After the recent release of their new album White Noise/Red Meat, Dada Life has taken to the streets. They’ll be at Torq at Ruby Skye on Thursday for all those looking to get some pre-weekend dancing in. Show is 18+, presales are no longer available (show up early to get them at the door), and the music starts at 8:00pm.
There aren’t too many rappers from Minnesota, but maybe that’s what makes duo Atmosphere so special. Slug and Ant are back in action with their single “Minnesota Nice” off their upcoming album, The Family Sign. Touching on familiar subjects like life, love and setbacks, the album comes out on April 12. And all of their current tour dates? In Minnesota, of course.
Armed with a sunny, fresh indie hip hop sound and a grade A team of collaborators, Theophilus London is debuting with a bang. His first EP was streamed on Spin.com, and he had the help of Tegan and Sara, TV on the Radio members to help him make the five song record. He’s got a really interesting list of influences, and I see the guy getting right up along Kid Cudi. Preview some tracks here.
An artist can spend all the money the want on a music video and it still won’t be as entertaining as a La Blogotheque take away show. The newest one featuring Local Natives takes place in the Palais-Royal and a full on barrage of melodies ensues. And as many great things do, it ended in the police showing up.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
It is a sad week in the world of music. First the White Stripes call it quits, then LCD Soundsystem follows suit. They have announced that their last show will be on April 2 in Madison Square Garden and they’re doing it in a true funeral fashion, everyone’s urged to wear black and white. This is not the last we will see of James Murphy, but a tragic loss all the same.
Want Deadmau5 to spin at your next party? Make that check out for $100,000. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Mr. Mau5 said that’s the price he demands to play a show. And apparently his best friend is a cat, Professor Meowingtons.
After the White Stripes announced they are officially done making music, sales of their music and DVDs took off. Under the Great White Sky sales rose 2,644%, and two of their albums are now top ten sellers according to Amazon. Business move? Who knows, but did we really expect to see them again?
What’s a day in the life of Wiz Khalifa like? Taylor Gang heaven. Check out the above video where the current king of Pittsburgh takes us through the motions of a typical day in his Chucks. (Warning, he smokes a lot of pot.)
Rhianna‘s new video for her song S&M was banned in 11 countries, but here in America we welcome bondage sex. Check out the risqué 90’s-Gwen-Stefani rip off video here. Is it even really that risque?