The Next Best Thing
Earlier today I blogged that I am on my way to the 2013 Coachella Music and Arts Festival today but if YOU cannot be at the fest in person, at least you can watch the whole thing for FREE online as it happens. For the second year in a row, the folks at Coachella are streaming the festival LIVE on You Tube. The embed above is the one provided for the livestream but if it doesn’t work properly, you can click HERE to update the stream if needed. The livestreaming begins at 3:30PM PT (6:30PM ET) today and will run all weekend long. If you can’t be in the desert, sweatin’ with us crazies, then this is the next best thing. Enjoy!
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Trent Reznor‘s new band, the collective called How to Destroy Angels, made their live performance debut at the Fox Theater in Pomona, CA last night in front of a sold out house of family, friends and fans. Altho HTDA will make their official live debut at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this weekend, last night’s show in Pomona was meant to be a more intimate introduction to the world. I was thrilled to be in attendance last night and I have to say, I was completely blown away by the show. I tried my best not to have any expectations from Trent Reznor and his fellow Angels Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan because I was confident they’d put on an amazing performance. Even still, I was unprepared for the sheer visual and sonic genius that was on display last night. Click below to see some photos from the show which, in all honesty, do not even come close to doing the band justice. More »
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Soulsville, USA: The History of Memphis Soul
Justin Timberlake, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Sam Moore and Ben Harper were guests of First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House yesterday where the musicians were praised for their participation in a workshop titled Soulsville, USA: The History of Memphis Soul. At the White House, there was a lot of talk about what these artists do. Last night, President Obama hosted a concert that featured performances by these amazing folks. Click below to see some photos from yesterday’s event at the White House, watch a video clip from last night’s concert and find out how YOU can watch the entire concert performance in full. More »
Carrie's Playing Maria Von Trapp In The Live Production
Back in December we learned that a new Maria von Trapp was coming to town. Country superstar Carrie Underwood will be taking on the lead role in a new live production of The Sound Of Music. NBC will air the production sometime this year and there’s been plenty of buzz about Carrie being cast in the lead. Like many folks, I’m still a huge fan of The Sound Of Music movie with Julie Andrews, so I wasn’t sure about Carrie taking on her role. However, I was blown away (pun intended) when Carrie took the stage at the 2013 Grammy Awards, and many people believe she’s right for this role. Carrie‘s now speaking out about the production, and clearing up some misconceptions about it being a remake. Click inside for more!
"Never break a sweat for the other guys"
On Monday we got our first look at the cover art for Demi Lovato‘s new album Demi and back in February, we got to hear the album’s first single Heart Attack. Last night, Demi performed the song live on Jimmy Kimmel Live and today we get to see her performance in full. As I mentioned previously, I’m really digging the Heart Attack single so it was great to see this performance on Kimmel. Check out the embed above and see what you think. Demi rules, don’t she?
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Alas, my BFF Sarah flew back home to Detroit early yesterday afternoon and I was left with an empty house :( I spent most of my afternoon trying to recuperate from the bizzy weekend Sarah, Adriana and I enjoyed and then it was back out on the town last night for more fun. Hustle Roses (aka my homie Ollie) performed a show at the Bootleg Bar last night so I met up with Caleb and Tamar to see her in action. She killed it, as usual. I got to spend some time with Ollie and Caleb after her show so that we could catch up a bit. ‘Twas a fun night. More »
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Happy Easter, y’all!! I hope all y’all are having a fun weekend. I’ve been having a great weekend full of fun and really good times. As I mentioned previously my BFF Sarah is visiting LA from Detroit for the weekend and we (along with our friend Adriana) embarked on a road trip up to San Luis Obispo so that we could spend the night at the fabulous Madonna Inn. We spent our Friday evening/night whooping it up at the Madonna Inn and then our early Saturday enjoying downtown SLO. By late afternoon, we drove back to LA so that we could get downtown to see my girl Hustle Roses in concert last night. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind … but an extremely fun whirlwind. More »
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After a year of touring in support of the 2012 album Not Your Kind of People, Garbage returned to The Late Show with David Letterman last night to perform their song Battle In Me to remind the world that they are still rockin’ and rollin’. When Letterman introduced the band, he reminded his viewers that it was on his show back in 1996 that Garbage made their television debut … and here they are 17 years later sounding as awesome as ever! Check out the video embed above and see just how fantastic this band was/is/forever will be.
"I love being a musician."
Prince, the Purple One himself, reigned supreme at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX on when he closed out the week with an E-P-I-C 2 1/2 hour performance at the Samsung Galaxy party on Saturday night. Prince played a set so long that he outlasted many of the younger folks who came out to see his show. The setlist wasn’t the expected string of hit songs, rather it was a fluid, organic jam session that spanned various music stylings, with various costume changes. Speaking to the crowd, Prince proclaimed himself a “servant” to the fans … and boy, did he deliver. Click below to see a photo of Prince at SxSw and read some deets about his stellar performance. More »
PLUS, JT Performs a Medley of His Greatest Hits
All week long Justin Timberlake has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in order to promote the release of his new album The 20/20 Experience, which hits stores on Tuesday. As you may recall, Justin performed a string of songs from his new album each night, all week long (see those performances HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE). Last night, he took his performance to another level. First, click above to watch JT and his BFF Jimmy Fallon perform History of Rap 4 — a song that strings together rap classic songs like Sugarhill Gang‘s Apache (Jump On It) from 1981, Run DMC‘s It’s Tricky from 1987, 2 Live Crew‘s Me So Horny from 1989, Wreckx-N-Effect‘s Rumpshaker from 1992, Missy Elliot‘s Get Ya Freak On from 2001, Eminem‘s Lose Yourself from 2002 AND MORE! Seriously, watch the video … it’s damn impressive. Then, click below to watch Justin perform a medley of some of his greatest hits … which, to be honest, is almost just as impressive as the performance above. It’s been a fun week of JT on Fallon all week long, someone needs to get this man to host his own late night talk show … I mean, right? More »