Wednesday, March 2: Eric Clapton has had three very successful music careers in his life, hence why he is the man. He’ll be in San Jose at the HP Pavilion on Wednesday at 7:30pm, and you can be too for $59-$164.50.
Friday, March 4: One of L.A.’s best electronic music events, Low End Theory, is back in SF for its once-a-month get-together. Artists include Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, and a bunch more. The party is at 103 Harriet, goes from 10pm-4am and is limited to those 21+. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Friday, March 4: Alice Glass broke her ankle not too long ago, but that hasn’t stopped Crystal Castles from playing any shows. Crutches may be involved, but they’ll be at the Wafield on Friday at 9:00pm. Tickets were $26, but they are now sold out. To Craigslist, everyone!
Saturday, March 5: Continuing in the legacy of whiskey and rock and roll, Escape the Fate is bringing guitar solos and plenty of hair spray to the Regency Ballroom on Saturday. It’s an early show, starting at 6:15pm. Tickets are $18.50.
A rhinestone covered bong and fish tacos garnished with gold flakes; that’s pretty much what a dream day for Nathan Williams, aka Wavves, entails. The video for his single “King of the Beach” dropped on Monday and you can view it above. “We all wanted to make something inspiring.” Williams say of the song in a press release. “It’s the type of thing where you have this much but you could have more, so go get it.” Check out our coverage of Wavves at Noise Pop over the weekend, too.
Norway’s Datarock just released the music video for their new single “Catcher in the Rye.” According to the video info, it was filmed in the future, at their March 19, 2011 SXSW single release party. I guess Norwegians can do that kind of thing. What is pretty futuristic though, is that their oversized single includes a 4gb flash drive filled with tons of additional material like songs and videos, find out more about the bundle here.
Techno, punk rock, what’s the difference when you’re dealing with The Bloody Beetroots? Sir Bob Cornelius crew recently came out with a Best of…Remix album, and to promote their giving us a sample, their twist on The Whips “Muzzle #1.”
You can now check out some 30 second clips of The Strokes upcoming album Angles on YouTube. From what we can hear, it sounds like they have a nice variety of sounds going on. They also just gave us a full version of their up coming song “You’re So Right.” What do you think?
Oh, how the times change. This collage of music gives us 5 seconds of every hit song from the mid ’50’s until 1992, showing how tunes have changed from generation to generation. A teacher by the name of Hugo Keesing put this “Chartsweep” together while at the University of Maryland, and now it’s gone viral for our enjoyment. Let the generational debates ensue.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
Poly Styrene, singer of legendary UK punk band X-Ray Spex, has been diagnosed with cancer. She is under going treatment and cannot play any shows currently, but press releases say her name album, Generation Indigo, is keeping her positive. It comes out April 26, and she gives us this CREEP remix of her song “Virtual Boyfriend” to hold us until then.
Turns out Jack White won’t be joining another band any time soon. In fact, it may never happen. The ex-White Stripe told Spin that “three bands is enough” but he’ll continue to work on material with the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, as well as building up his own Third Man Records.
Odd Future, a.k.a. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, have been getting a lot of eyes lately. The no-cares, no-restraints collective of rappers from L.A. recently made their television debut on Jimmy Fallon, has gotten nods from the likes Diddy and Justin Beiber, and now are starring in a Funny or Die video. Odd Future plays themselves in this satirical meeting with a major label head. The funny part is that this scene isn’t far from how the meeting would probably go.
Club Coke? Sounds illicit. Coca Cola and Daft Punk have teamed up to wrap some cola in a fancy, futuristic bottle inspired by the French duo. The limited edition soft drink, called Club Coke, comes out this month in French clubs, and you can visit the official site here, but it’s still under construction.