Tag Archives: Live Performance
Posted: October 27, 2013
Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 album AM is a dark and foreboding collection of snarling guitar rockers, and the quartet recently unleashed two of them on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
With frontman Alex Turner’s vocals weaving their way through the Black Sabbath-inspired licks, Arctic Monkeys turned out “R U Mine” and “Do I Wanna Know?” on Kimmel‘s outdoor stage.
Watch both performances below and visit Arctic Monkeys’ official Facebook page for a full list of tour dates.
Posted: October 17, 2013
Irish indie outfit Two Door Cinema Club recently took part in CBS’ award-winning webcast series Live on Letterman.
During their showcase at New York’s famed Ed Sullivan Theater Two Door Cinema Club performed several tracks from their new EP, Changing of the Seasons, as well as hits from their previous albums.
Watch “What You Know” and “Something Good Can Work” off debut album Tourist History and the title track of their new EP.
Posted: October 1, 2013
Recently, Reverend Horton Heat stopped by Chicago Music Exchange to sign autographs for fans and perform a few tracks before a concert at another Windy City venue.
The band’s latest album, which is simply titled Rev, will be released on Jan. 21, 2014, but in the meantime, fans can get a taste of their psychobilly in the compilation below.
Visit Reverend Horton Heat’s official website for a full list of tour dates.
Posted: September 23, 2013
Lisa Marie Presley might be a diminutive figure, but she sure knows how to work a stage.
During her performance Friday night at 3rd and Lindsley as a part of Nashville’s Americana Music Festival, Presley didn’t need bombastic theatrics. Her sultry presence and mesmerizing voice demand attention, which she received from the passionate audience filling the intimate space.
Walking out amid heavy distortion from guitarist and musical director Michael Lockwood, Presley donned tight black leather pants and a dark fitted double-breasted jacket. Immediately, her unmistakable voice curled out on to the crowd like wisps of smoke as she launched into “So Long” from her 2012 album Storm and Grace.
Noting how honored she was to appear at the Americana Festival, Presley then drew cheers with her latest single “Over Me,” a rambling dose of parlor piano and Lockwood’s twangy accents from a striking Gretsch Red Penguin.
Presley slowed down the proceedings by pulling out “Weary,” another Storm and Grace number that had several fans clutching their chests and swaying back and forth.
The singer/songwriter threw a curveball by changing the single “Idiot” off the 2005 album Now What into a swampy, growling takedown of a previous relationship. Sitting on a stool next to a resonator-toting Lockwood, Presley noted that it was probably the meanest song she’s ever written, and she is probably right.
“You’re an idiot, and I hate your guts,” was one of the nicer lines, let’s just say. Members of the audience could clearly relate because it earned big applause.
As the evening wound down, Presley kicked up the energy with “Un-Break,” turning to unleash a tribal beat on a pair of glittering drums while Lockwood tore at his custom-painted Chet Atkins guitar. “That was pure silliness,” Presley laughed when the percussive thump came to a stop.
“Sticks and Stones” was Presley’s finale, and she began it in style with an a capella intro before the band joined in.
With Presley again slamming the drums and Luis Maldonado’s bass reaching new fuzzy heights, the 45-minute show was a perfect storm – gentle at times, but always darkly looming before surging over the crowd.
Posted: September 16, 2013
“Ceilings” is definitely one of those sweetly mesmerizing tracks, and Local Natives recently pulled that out on the set of Conan, where they were the musical act.
Watch Local Natives play “Ceilings” below and visit their official website for a list of upcoming tour dates.