See it Live:
Wednesday, June 1: Two of 2010’s buzziest bands, Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian, will be taking to the Rickshaw Stop Wednesday night. They’re actually playing three shows in the City this week, with two in the Independent earlier this week, as well. All three shows sold out, but you can head here for more info. Check back here Thursday for my coverage of the show at the Rickshaw.
Wednesday, June 1: The legacy that Buffalo Springfield established in the late 1960’s has allowed them to reunite over four decades later – and quite successfully, minus a few original members. Young, Stills and the rest of the gang will be at the Fox Theater for two nights, though Thursday is sold out. Tickets to the show Wednesday night start at $85 and peak at $199.50.
Friday, June 3: Another double dose from the folks of Furthur. They’ll be at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View on Friday and Saturday nights, kicking off their Summer 2011 tour. Tickets start at $40 for lawn seats and cap at $80. Both shows start at 7:30pm.
Saturday, June 4: Britain’s got a thing for a producing amazing, heartbroken soul singers. They also have a tendency to drink a little too much sometimes. Adele is one of them, and she’ll be at Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Saturday playing a sold out show. Starts at 8:00pm, tickets were $45/$65.
Sunday, June 5: Live 105’s annual BFD is bringing some heavy names to the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View this Sunday. Snoop Dogg, The Strokes, Linkin Park, along with rising locals like The Tenderlions and K. Flay, will be at the all day festival along with many more. Show starts at 11:00am, tickets start at $50.00 for lawn seats.
To kick off a relaxing Memorial Day, Wale dropped a video for the smooth, acoustic track “The Cloud.” It’s a down-tempo, feel good tune about kicking back and smoking weed with your boo. Easy as that. The no thrills video is a definite compliment to the song, which was featured on Wale’s 2010 mixtape More About Nothing.
The mission is accomplished when a music video totally reinforces the song. “Escapee,” the new single from Architecture in Helsinki, definitely succeeded. It’s full of danceable suburban drear, which reminds me a lot of Arcade Fire. Even one of the melodies sounds sparks a connection. Great tune and video either way, watch it on their Vimeo.
Heard it Through the Grapevine:
The Coachella community is up in the air after it was announced that the famous music and arts festival will now be two weekend instead of one. This was done to make sure that everyone who wants to go, can. Some are outraged, some are a little more accepting of next year’s reality. Coachella says they will try to book the exact same acts for both weekends, which means a lot of bands are going to be scheduling next year’s tours around the event. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Tickets go on sale Friday. Too soon.
The trailer for David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has “leaked” to the internet. It looks like an amateur recording, though everyone’s not so convinced. Trent Reznor scored the film and he recruited Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s for this pounding cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Immigrant Song.” I’ve never read the book or seen the Swedish movie this film’s based on, but song sealed the deal for me.
After running into a Miami bridge on a jetski late Sunday, Jamaican-born pop star Sean Kingston and a female friend remain in the hospital. After the accident, a boater spotted them and reportedly rescued them both. Kingston was removed from ICU and is in stable condition, no word on the well-being of his companion. Wishes to both of them for a speedy recovery. Read some celebrity reactions here.
Last week we showed you Kreayshawn‘s video “Gucci Gucci.” Now, word is our girl from Oakland has signed a million dollar deal to a Sony sub-label. She’s only got one semi-viral hit under her belt, (Bumpin’ Bumpin’ wasn’t as popular), but I guess that’s all it takes these days? I might have signed her too, though. There’s obviously something infectious about her.