Tagged: live

watch: manchester orchestra – top notch (live)

instead of a music video, manchester orchestra decided to showcase “top notch” in the truest of forms: a live video. professionally shot and edited, but highlighting the raw energy of their show. watched it twice.

also, their album HOPE (acoustic version of COPE) is out now.


watch: empires – how good does it feel [live premiere]

really enjoyed this band’s work on howl, so new material is welcome here. empires bring their interpolish sound to the basement, where they premiered a new track, “how good does it feel,” live.

their new album, orphan, is due out later this year.


watch: disclosure – live on the boiler room

when out celebrating the release of the superb settle, disclosure played a set out at the boiler room, and now we have two excellent videos from the event. the first of which is “confess to me” with jessie ware, and below the jump, watch “help me lose my mind” with london grammar.

srsly, go listen to settle now and spend a sunday daydrinking to it. you won’t regret it.


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watch: chance the rapper – acid rap live

on may 25/26th, chance performed two back to back sold out nights in his hometown of chicago to create a huge fuckin’ buzz in his name, as if it wasn’t already. throw on a direct support slot on a macklemore/ryan lewis world tour, and this excellent footage by austin vesely, and it’s been a pretty great week for chancellor.

find him in a city near you.


watch: manchester orchestra – full HD set with HTC one

good to hear from manchester orchestra again. while these guys are off recording their new album, they performed a set for HTC and they were nice enough to post the full shebang in HD quality.

they perform plenty of old hits, as well a couple of new songs.

watch below:

Manchester Orchestra – HTC Presents: The One (Concert Series)


show recap: alt-j + limb (march 10, 2013)

What could be nerdier than naming your band after a Mac keyboard command? How about letting loose your grip on your Fender Stratocaster to play … the casanets? And if those castanets were the percussive snap to your highly regarded single from your Mercury Prize winning debut album, well that would just be another day in the life of Cambridge four piece Alt-J, who brought the exploratory sounds of their lp An Awesome Wave to a sold-out Fitzgerald’s Sunday night.

Hit the jump for the full review.

– sunbear
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watch: cassino – amelia [chalk TV]

these guys are so lowkey, it’s hard to remember they’re still active these days. cassino (ex-northstar) is still very much so alive, and recently performed out in chicago at a neat little venue called the tonic room. our friends at made of chalk were on hand to film it, and put together this wonderful clip.


watch: unknown mortal orcherstra – so good at being in trouble [live on fallon]

nice to see these guys getting some national television shine, especially after having seen them perform at houston’s fitzgeralds with foxygen and wampire last thursday. catch the band perform “so good at being in trouble” above. the video is the full show, so fast forward to 37:00 to hear the performance.