We've reviewed Justin Timberlake enough that we didn't expect to have anything new to say about his show at the Garden last night, a return trip on a tour that Sharon has already gushed about anyways. Partly we wanted to see how the crowd makeup changes when he had a so-called rock band opening (answer: an even larger ratio boost, this time it appeared to be about 12:1 women).
The Beastie Boys at Bank of America PavilionAugust 6All photos: Caitlin E. Curran
On the heels of their largely instrumental Sunday night set at the Opera House, the Beastie Boys turned the motherfuckin’ party out last night at the Pavilion. Dudes were ageless, bounding around the stage trading rhymes and instruments like a hip-hop swap meet for the full duration of their hour-and-a-half, career-spanning set.
Tegan and Sara, "The Con" (Live at First Act Guitars, August 4 2007)
Anyone who's ever seen Tegan and Sara's "sober sally" sister act knows that about half their stagetime is banter -- a well-honed routine that must be one of the few living examples of the '70s neurotic-folk-chick schtick that once ruled joints like Club Passim.
Yesterday, Stereogum set the blogosphere and Radiohead fan base abuzz with OKX: A Tribute to OK Computer, a humble attempt by musicians such as Mobius Band, Cold War Kids and Marissa Nadler to pay homage to a seminal ten-year-old album (this generation’s Dark Side of the Moon, according to some people).
Modest Mouse cares for lovelorn robots.
In case you missed Spoon's April MFA date, they've just announced a show at the Roxy on October 17. Tickets go on sale July 21.
Interactivity is quickly replacing plot-driven, film short concepts as the hot new trend in the world of music videos (sorry Justin and Scarlett, we're the YouTube generation, we don't have time for your lengthy love affairs).?xml:namespace>
So all our favorite girls sent us new videos in the past 48 hours or so. Only Avril's sucks, but M.I.A.'s video for "Boyz" and the aforementioned David Lee Roth homage by Amanda Palmer are both so awesome we kind of didn't even notice. (Plus, we're still holding out hope on those rumors of a video for the Lil Mama remix of "Girlfriend."
VIDEO: Hooray for Earth cover Justin Timberlake's "My Love"
Mp3 of the week will not be seen today, so that we can bring you something that's more fun than compressed audio. Namely: compressed video!
There's no shortage of Justin Timberlake covers in the world, but we're partial to this reimagining of "My Love" by Boston's HOORAY FOR EARTH, who filmed this live version during a sweat-soaked late-night barbecue at Austin's South by Southwest.
That whole DJ Drama mess spooked the crap out of mixtape DJs, to the extent that hometown hero CLINTON SPARKS done closed up shop on Mixunit, started a blog, took a day job at VH1, and is giving away his entire mixtape library for free.
Latest: a collabo with . . . Tommy friggin' Lee?
We give you Hip Pop Rock Star
Three more tracks just leaked off the Timbaland album, and maybe it's time to ask: what's the story with this off-brand nonsense?
And before you go awww some more, let's say up front: nobody in this office is gonna deny dude a well-earned victory lap. That's why we're carping on the bloginstead of in the paper of record.
Cop that shit.
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DOWNLOAD: Girl Authority, "This Is My Day" (mp3)
The three original songs on GIRL AUTHORITY'S new Road Trip (out Tuesday) instantly catapult them from the Kidz Bop pack -- that runt-litter of tween hopefuls churning out Totally Hits for tots, ad infinitum, until their voices crack -- and herald the coming of .
Somewhere, surely, Randy Fitzsimmons is fuming.
There was this brief moment between the time Veni Vidi Vicious came out and the time, more than a year later, when the Hives got famous, where it seemed like they were going to become a completely different sort of band. The flipside of the original "Hate To Say I Told You So" single -- the one that came out on Gearhead -- was a weird, Kraftwerk-like instrumental called "The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime."
Nevermind the Ashlees, here's the Avril: and yes, she did steal your boyfriend.
The thing about the job of being a pop star is that, first and foremost, it's a job. And for a 26-year-old with a gazillion records under her studded belt, that's probably the healthiest way to think about her chosen field.