Posts Tagged ‘concert’

“Svefn g englar” by Sigur Ros

June 18, 2009

If you haven’t listened to Sigur Ros, you better. Be sure to check out their lavish documentary Heima. The footage below is from a 2001 concert in Philadelphia. Watch the band perform one of my favorites, “Svefn g englar.”

Need more? Check out Sigur Ros’ video for Glosoli.

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“Rock Band: The Beatles” trailer

June 17, 2009

This.  Is.  Awesome.   Coming September 9, 2009.

Your Tuesday WTF video

June 15, 2009

This is disturbing on several levels.  Stare into his eyes, and I dare you to not find yourself drawn to this mysterious stranger.  See more random nonsensical videos and pictures at Picture is Unrelated.  NSFW lyrics.

Courtesy of Jonathon…he obviously doesn’t like any of you if he’d want this posted.

“Sexual Healing” as covered by Ben Harper

February 22, 2009

Most people shouldn’t cover Marvin Gaye.  Ben Harper, however, is not one of those people that is prohibited from such covers.  Check out Harper’s version of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Sexual Healing.”

“Rootless Tree” by Damien Rice

February 18, 2009

A slightly reworked version, recorded live at Abbey Road studios.  The lovely Lisa Hannigan, whom I have a voice crush on, on backup vocals.  1 particularly NSFW vocal, which is actually part of the chorus.  But hey, it really adds to the song.

If you liked this, check out Damien performing “Volcano” live from the same Abbey Road studio sessions.

This is why you don’t do drugs at an electronic show.

January 9, 2009

Oh man….I swear that was a mouse up there on the mix board…..

“Wave of Mutilation” by The Pixies

October 17, 2008

Live at The Eurockeenes Festival in Belfort, France.  I loved The Pixies back in the day.

Sigur Ros

September 21, 2008

I recently watched the documentary Heima by the band Sigur Ros.  I was a fan before watching it, and a huge fan when it was done.  Their music is tough to describe, but it’s sweeping and atmospheric.  Not sure if that’s a word.  Heima is the best musical documentary I’ve ever seen.  Sigur Ros played a series of concerts in their home country of Iceland after touring the world.  They play in some unconventional settings; small town halls, an abandoned fishing cannery, right in the middle of the countryside.  Check out the trailer hereHeima is available on NetFlix.

The clip below is from the documentary’s final performance.  Sigur Ros played their last free concert in Reykjavik and this is the final song of the set.  The song is “Popplagið,” or “Untitled #8” from their 2002 album ().  It’s about a 10 minute clip, you have to listen to it in its entirety to get a full appreciation for this song.  It starts mellow and then grows quite ominous and finishes in a bluster of lights and rock.  Good stuff.

“A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash, live at San Quentin

September 18, 2008

Live from San Quentin prison, 1969.  “A Boy Named Sue.”  The song was actually written by author Shel Silverstein, writer of such works as “A Light in the Attic” and “The Giving Tree.”

“Blessed to Be a Witness” by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

September 17, 2008

Live at the Hollywood Bowl, 2003, one of my favorite bands, fo’ sho.  Ben Harper mixes it up from album to album, even song to song.  Folk/Rock/Reggae.  Leon Mobley, the percussionist featured here, is a bad mutha….