These days I wish I was back in college but not for the reasons you might be thinking. To be a student at NYU or USC is pretty special right now.
On the east coast, NYU with the assistance of Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum are introducing Rock and Roll: An American Story (RRAAS), an interdisciplinary middle and high school curriculum that explores Rock and Roll from its roots in blues, country music, gospel, and R&B to its latest incarnations today.
Out west at USC, the university announced plans with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre to develop an Arts Academy after a $70 million donation from the music heavyweights. The money will be used to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation will enroll 25 students beginning in 2014.
Hells yeah, came out on Record Store Day but how about this little collab from Manchester Orchestra and Grouplove – “Make It To Me.” Give a listen below.
Check out the stacked lineup for 2013 Outside Lands, August 9-11 at Golden Gate Park. C’mon Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Kaskade, Jurassic 5, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Pretty Lights, D’Angelo, The Head and The Heart and a whole lot more!
They’re baaaaaack! Empire of the Sun just dropped the first single off their upcoming album Ice On The Dune! Give a listen! New album comes out in June.
My jaw is still on the floor scouring this lineup and seeing the insane amount of talent performing at Glastonbury this June 28-30. I mean just read through this thing a bunch of times. Sure The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, The Vaccines, Kenny Rogers, Ben Howard, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright, Jake Bugg, Haim, First Aid Kit all on the Pyramid Stage is enough to get most anyone to buy a ticket but just look at the Other Stage and the John Peel Stage.
Just take it all in.
I love this. Click here to read the story on NPR but check out the video below of Vanderbilt student, Michael Pollack performing “New York State Of Mind” with his idol, Billy Joel. A chance Q&A opportunity made this happen and instantly became the greatest moment of Michael’s life.
Last night the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon episode (from February 22) featuring The Avett Brothers was re-aired and if you didn’t catch it either time on the tube, you must watch this killer performance. And if you’ve never seen them live I highly suggest you change that in 2013.
Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford Collaborate on Coen Brothers’ Soundtrack
Justin Timberlake and Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford collaborated on a song that will appear in the upcoming Coen brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis, MTV UK reports.
Timberlake – who appears in the movie, along with Mumford’s wife, Carey Mulligan – revealed the news during an interview with the UK radio station Capital FM, saying: “Marcus and myself, we all kind of worked on the music together and I don’t know any other world where we would have the opportunity to collaborate like that but it was so much fun.”