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Switchfoot Perform Two Fading West Tracks on Kimmel

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Just as they hit the road in support of their 2013 album Fading West, Switchfoot stopped by the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live to play two of their newer songs.

Performing in front of a crowd that was ready to rock, Switchfoot sounded tight as ever when they pulled out “Say It Like You Mean It” and “When We Come Alive.”

Watch both performances after the jump and visit Switchfoot’s official Facebook page for a list of tour dates. (more…)

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Band of Skulls Drop New Video for ‘Nightmares’

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With their latest album Himalayan coming out on March 31, Band of Skulls have dropped a new music video for the track “Nightmares.”

The second single off Himalayan is a solid representation of the Southampton rockers, as it is driven by Emma Richardson’s rumbling low-end and Russell Marsden’s deft and gritty fretwork.

Check out the video after the jump and visit Band of Skulls’ official website for upcoming tour dates. (more…)

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Portugal. The Man, Local Natives Perform Stunning Sets on Austin City Limits

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Portugal. The Man and Local Natives were the featured acts on a recent episode of Austin City Limits, and both bands definitely delivered the goods.

While Portugal. The Man played past hits like “Sleep Forever,” they also highlighted several new tracks off latest album Evil Friends.

As for Local Natives, they performed the haunting “Columbia” off 2013′s Hummingbird and also called back to previous gems like “Airplanes.”

Watch a few web exclusive performances in the clips below, and for more information and tour dates, visit the Facebook pages of Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. (more…)

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Arctic Monkeys Perform at BRIT Awards

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Arctic Monkeys opened the 2014 BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday night with an incendiary performance of “R U Mine?”. The band also took home top honors at the show, winning both Best British Group and British Album of the Year with 2013′s AM.

“That rock and roll, eh?” said frontman Alex Turner in his acceptance speech for the latter. “That rock and roll, it just won’t go away. It might hibernate from time to time and sink back into the swamp. I think the cyclical nature of the universe in which it exists demands it adheres to some of its rules. But it’s always waiting there just around the corner, ready to make its way back through the sludge and smash through the glass ceiling, looking better than ever. Yeah, that rock and roll, it seems like it’s fading away sometimes, but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it. Thank you very much for this. I do truly appreciate it. Don’t take that the wrong way, and invoice me for the microphone if you need to.”

The win for Brit Album of the Year marked the third time the band has won the award.

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U2 Rocks Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut

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Jimmy Fallon debuted his new Tonight Show on Monday night in New York, and it was a star-studded affair with high-profile guests like Will Smith, celebrity cameos from the likes of Tina Fey, Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Robert De Niro and an epic Rockefeller Center rooftop performance by U2.

Earlier in the show, Fallon interviewed U2 about their Oscar-nominated song “Ordinary Love,” and encouraged the band to perform the song acoustically. Bono and team complied, with the singer also presenting Fallon with a new red Gretsch guitar in honor of the band’s charity efforts with the (RED) campaign.

The legendary rock band later closed out the episode from 70 stories above NYC with a performance of new single “Invisible.”

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