For all of us who grew up listening to A Tribe Called Quest, last Friday was like winning the lottery with the first new album in 18 years (RIP Phife). How it went down (read it here), the timing, etc. all aligned at the right moment. Don’t believe me? Have you listened to the album?! Plus Pitchfork just gave it a 9.0! Now comes the first music video for the lead single, “We The People…”
Click play and give a listen to this Sia and Kendrick Lamar collab, “The Greatest.” Words from Rolling Stone, here.
Earlier this week fun. front-man, Nate Ruess released the first single off his upcoming solo debut which is due out this summer. “Nothing Without Love” features Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Josh Klinghoffer on guitar and Lykke Li on vocals and this is just a taste of what to expect off his upcoming debut solo album which is also set to feature Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy among others. More from RollingStone.com HERE.
They’re back! Check it out, “Waves,” the first single from Sleeper Agent’s upcoming sophomore album due out sometime in early 2014 is streaming right now on RollingStone.com. Click HERE to give a listen.
Ha! This is awesome and I sure hope it happens. Mayer Hawthorne campaigning to replace Nickelback as the Thanksgiving Day halftime performer during the annual Turkey Bowl in Detroit where he just so happens to be from (well Ann Arbor). I mean how can you have a Canadian band play Thanksgiving in the United States? If they were playing halftime of a CFL game during Thanksgiving in Canada, okay, totally fine. Better question may be, who’s bright idea was it to book Nickelback for this in the first place?
Check out THIS article from PASTE Magazine with the campaign video from Mayer himself.
If you decide to get in the campaign spirit, tweet @MayerHawthrone and use the hash tag #MayerForDetroit.
Check out THIS article today from RollingStone.com by Andy Greene
The Dead last toured in 2009. “There was certainly personal tension on that tour,” said Hart. “I mean, there were people that didn’t get along. And there were musical differences. But nothing that couldn’t be negotiated. I mean, there are differences in any family. But I didn’t skip a beat. I’ve been in very interesting projects over the past few years and I have absolutely no inclination to join Furthur. Bob’s doing just what he wants to do and so am I.”
Hart refuses to rule out the possibility of another Dead tour, though. “I would never say never,” he says. “As long as we’re above ground, there’s always a possibility. I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t do more shows someday, but right now isn’t the right time.”
He rocked Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Music Festival last summer and recently Rolling Stone named him “Best Young Gun,” Gary Clark Jr. may just be the next great blues musician. Hailing from Austin Texas, Clark Jr. can span many genres of music but his slick, powering guitar skills has had him compared to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan time and time again. He’s got a ways to go but definitely off to a great start. Part of the Café Artists line-up at Bonnaroo, I can’t wait to see and hear him live.