Tag Archives: live

Live from Plum Creek Sound Studios: Matthew Vasquez

Posted:

As previously blogged here, Austin-based alt-country rock artist Israel Nash hosted an intimate event during SXSW called “Live From the Hills With Love,” an afternoon of good old southern hospitality, outstanding performances and free beer. For fans everywhere, Nash and his Plum Creek Sound Studios team are making those performances available to everyone with a unique video series.

The first video to be rolled out features Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), who played what he introduced as a “really, really f*ing long song, but it’s all about growing up here, and then doing drugs, and then finding Jesus and then not finding Jesus, and then drinking a lot and then meeting my wife in Fresno and then moving back here.”

Indeed, the song spans 14 minutes so grab a beer and enjoy “Austin” below …

Tags: , , , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs  |  Leave a comment

Watch George Ezra Cover ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’

Posted:

U.K. singer-songwriter George Ezra sure did seem to be having a good time  when he performed for BBC Radio 1, cracking a few smiles and noticeably getting into the groove with a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”

He even threw himself into the lyrics at about the 2:21 mark.

“Ezra just wants to have fun,” he sang.

Watch Ezra in action below.

Tags: , , , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs, Home Page  |  Leave a comment

See Ellie Goulding Perform at the Live Lounge

Posted:

English songstress Ellie Goulding has been making the rounds to promote upcoming Nov. album Delirium, which included a recent stop by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge.

Goulding performed new track “On My Mind” as well as an incredible cover of  Jack Garratt’s Weathered,” which you can watch below.  Be sure to check out guitarist Chris Ketley starting out the track on his Gretsch Center-Block Falcon.

And to hear Goulding’s new music, check out this BBC Radio 2 playlist.

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs, Home Page  |  Leave a comment

Check Out Interpol at Coachella

Posted:

Guitarist Daniel Kessler on his Gretsch guitar.

New York-based band Interpol rocked the main stage during back-to-back weekends at Coachella earlier this month. The festival has posted a few of those clips in “Everything is Wrong” and “All the Rage Back Home.”

Watch both below.


Tags: , , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs, Home Page  |  Leave a comment

Hozier Duets with Este Haim at Coachella

Posted:

It was no surprise that Irish singer/songwriter Hozier played his Grammy-nominated single “Take Me to Church” during his phenomenal set at Coachella on Saturday.

But he did have one big surprise up his sleeve. After he got the massive crowd in front of the festival’s main stage to sing “Happy Birthday” to bassist Alex Ryan, Hozier then called out Haim bassist Este Haim to join him for a spirited rendition of “Jungle Love” from the Time.

Haim – the woman, not her sisterly band – not only pitched in on vocals, but she also gamely executed the signature dance Time frontman Morris Day made famous in the movie Purple Rain.

But Hozier’s evening was also filled with gems from his own catalog. Yes, there was a rousing rendition of the aforementioned “Take Me to Church” that had nearly everybody in the audience singing along, but he also showed his R&B, soul and rock roots with an eclectic mix of songs.

Backed by a five-piece band and two backup singers, Hozier treated fans to a little R&B early on, kicking off his show with “Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene” and “Jackie and Wilson.”

Hozier adopted a bluegrass vibe with “Like Real People Do,” pulling out a resonator and performing the first part of the song solo before he was joined by his fellow musicians.

He even got the sun-baked audience to noodle in the grassy grounds of the Empire Polo Club with an extra-danceable version of “Someone New,” giving the hit a refreshing breath of life in a live environment.

When it was time for “Take Me to Church,” tons of fans had their smartphones primed to film what is always a spiritual moment. The song reached the heavens during the chorus, which had the help of not only Hozier’s backup vocalists, but also the thousands of people adding to the beautiful song.

It was truly a moment to appreciate.

Tags: , ,
Posted In: Artists Blogs, Home Page  |  Leave a comment