Tag Archives: Live Performance
Posted: August 21, 2013
While on the road supporting their latest album Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara traveled through Australia, where they played a show at the Sydney Opera House.
The show was originally streamed live around the world in partnership with YouTube, and now that footage is available to watch in full.
The Canadian twin sisters played some of the more electro-tinged numbers off Heartthrob, including “I’m Not Your Hero” and “Closer,” but they also included a few of their classic hits, such as 2004′s “Walking With a Ghost.”
Posted: August 11, 2013
Swedish artist Kristian Matsson played a lovely set at the Sutro Stage that called to mind one of the most-celebrated troubadours of all time. Yes, people have compared Mattson to a young Bob Dylan, and perhaps those are big britches to fill.
But, Matsson’s earnest guitar strumming and emotive vocals are undeniable. Songs like “1904” and “King of Spain” are heartfelt tracks that fit perfect with his acoustic guitar prowess.
And the fans that spanned a hundred yards back and up to the fence that lined the through-streets of Golden Gate Park.
With each guitar change – and Matsson used four different guitars on his first four songs – the excitement grew, even if it wasn’t immediately noticeable. Taking a subdued route, Matsson relied on his infectious songwriting and impressive fretwork to win over the audience.
When he announced that Saturday’s show would be his last in the States for a while, there was admittedly a smattering of boos.
“Don’t boo me… I just have to disappear for a while,” he noted.
Of course, Matsson received cheers when he added later, “I’m just going to go home and record an album.”
Obviously, another record from the Tallest Man on Earth is highly-anticipated. And it looks like Matsson is ready to deliver.
Regardless, Matsson put on a touching goodbye performance before leaving his American friends.
Posted: July 31, 2013
The duo tabbed two tracks from their 2012 album The Bloom and the Blight, offering versions of “Broken Eyes” and “My Love Won’t Wait.”
Posted: July 29, 2013
In the midst of a tour supporting their new record Evil Friends, Portugal. The Man was recently the featured musical guest on Conan and on Los Angeles’ KCRW.
In each setting, the band picked two tracks that have been burning up the radio airwaves: “Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue” and “Creep in a T-Shirt.”
Watch the band in action below and visit their official website for tour dates.
Posted: July 17, 2013
Keifer recently stopped by the set of The Late Show with David Letterman to play his opening single “Solid Ground,” which shows his affinity for the blues.
The album (Merovee Records) also features acoustic tracks and shades of rock and country.
Check out his performance on Letterman after the jump and visit Keifer’s official website to pick up a copy of The Way Life Goes.