Tuesday-Sunday, February 22-27: Like our own mini-SXSW, Noise Pop hits the city’s venues this week with a flood of concerts, films and exhibits. Acts include Aesop Rock, Dan Deacon, Wavves, Best Coast, Yo La Tengo and a bunch more. Check their official site for a full breakdown.
Tuesday, February 22: Say what you want about Linkin Park, they put on a hell of a show. The fact that rave legends The Prodigy are opening only makes it that much more of a spectacle, so be prepared to move. They’ll be in San Jose at HP Pavilion on Tuesday; tickets start at $51.50, show starts at 7:30pm. Check back tomorrow for coverage!
Wednesday, February 23: After giving genres the cold shoulder with the recent release of their album Immersion, Pendulum is on the road. They’ll be smashing in to the Fillmore on Wednesday with a little help from Innerpartysystem. Show starts at 8:00pm, tickets are $35.25.
Wednesday, February 23: The Oracle arena has 100% of Purple Rain on Wednesday night, because Prince is playing in Oakland. The funk gets going at 7:30pm, tickets start at $49.50 and go up to $250.
Thursday, February 24: B.B. King and Lucille (that’s his guitar) will be at the Fox in Oakland on Thursday serving up some soul. Tickets start at $45.50, show starts at 8:00pm.
Sunday, February 27: After influencing a whole wave of post-hardcore rock, Glassjaw is still swinging. On Sunday they’ll be at The Regency Ballroom for $22.50, show starts at 8:00pm.
I already loved this song, and the new music video (watch it above) made me love it so much more. “Need You Now” by Cut/Copy has been played non-stop since I first got Zonoscope, and now that the video is out I have another excuse to listen. It is a strange video, and it works in a strange way.
After scoring a spot on the cover of XXL’s freshman edition, Mac Miller was pumped and leaked a song from his upcoming album Best Day Ever over Twitter. It’s called “She Said” and it’s evidence of why he’s on that cover.
On the recent Let the Children Techno compilation Flying Lotus contributed a new sleepy, creepy track called “Caravan of Delight.” Have a listen over at Myspace, along with the rest of the tracks. FlyLo’s is the last one.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
Kanye West has an unbeatable music marketing strategy, constantly steals headlines. Think someone else is on top for a second? Think again, West has released his blockbuster video for “All of the Light’s” featuring Rihanna and Kid Cudi. Watch out, the ending is seizure inducing.
Here’s a nice little list of some musicians you might hear a lot of this year. To be fair, a couple on there have already started making a mainstream mark, but it’s a good opportunity to find some new faces.
There’s nothing the internet loves more than a viral dance video, and this weeks was brought to you by Radiohead. Thom Yorke wriggles around in the video for a new song called “Lotus Flower,” just once again proving that in fact, he is the man.
Top ten albums of the 90’s. Go! What would be on your list? Rolling Stone had a poll on the topic, and the people have spoken!