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Live Gig Video: Radiohead perform an intimate version of ‘Present Tense’ in California

 
By on Monday, 19th September 2016 at 4:00 pm
 

Radiohead have released a new live video showcasing another song from their current album. ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, their surprise release in early May, was reviewed here on TGTF by our Steven.

In their latest visual directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood), the band takes to far more intimate environment than their fame would normally dictate. Seemingly as small time and low key as friends around a campfire, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, accompanied by their guitars and a Roland CR-78 drum machine, are shown performing album track ‘Present Tense’ in this unusual video made in California. Watch it below. For more of TGTF’s coverage of Radiohead, go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hgVihWjK2c[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: Atlas Genius perform ‘Molecules’ at San Diego House of Blues

 
By on Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 at 4:00 pm
 

Adelaide, Australia band Atlas Genius are currently on tour in America. Earlier this month, the group – lead by brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery – stopped in at the House of Blues in San Diego, where Yahoo! filmed this performance of ‘Molecules’, a single from their second album ‘Inanimate Objects’,that was released on the 28th of August, which followed their popular debut album, 2013’s ‘When It Was Now’. Watch the performance below.

Next in the album track listing after ‘Molecules’, I reviewed another of Atlas Genius’ singles, ‘Stockholm’, back in July ahead of the LP’s release. For more on Atlas Genius on TGTF, here.

 

Live Gig Video: Haim’s entire set at the first weekend of Coachella 2014

 
By on Monday, 14th April 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

Why suffer through the Californian desert heat (not to mention the damage to your wallet) when there are nice people on the internet that film entire sets from Coachella such as this one of Haim this past Friday afternoon? I don’t know if acoustics are to blame, but they don’t sound very good at all. Also, is it just me or do the Haim sisters look like they’re in pain and not actually enjoying performing at the festival? And it’s not just Este suffering as John witnessed at Reading 2013. Watch the whole shebang below.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8kISs8YG8Y[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: KT Tunstall performs acoustic version of ‘Feel It All’ at Hollywood’s Guitar Center

 
By on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 at 4:00 pm
 

If you’re a musician and you’ve spent any time in America playing, you probably know that Guitar Center is a country-wide chain that sells all sorts of musicians’ gear. English radio presenter Nic Harcourt, who previously was at the cultural reins of Los Angeles radio station KCRW and their indie flagship show Morning Becomes Eclectic, now presides over Guitar Center’s wonderful podcast series featuring chats with the musicians we love. Singer/songwriter KT Tunstall is the latest to stop in at their Hollywood store for a chinwag and a live session, and here’s the fruit of her labours, an acoustic performance of ‘Feel It All’.

To listen to Harcourt’s chat with Tunstall, visit Guitar Center’s podcast center.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5lja0ZHMiI[/youtube]

 

Preview: Coachella 2013

 
By on Friday, 8th February 2013 at 9:00 am
 

The behemoth event known as Coachella consistently delivers a line-up that makes all us UK-based festivalers turn from smug Glastonbury relishing revellers into green-eyed monsters, praying for cheap trans-Atlantic flights. This year of course is no different, as the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has drawn in both the best home-grown talent, and the reticent prime cuts of British exports.

You only have to look at the headliners on the Fridays. Blur and The Stone Roses are two bands with a fanatical following from years ago and who still have already inspired a ticket buying frenzy that has seen the 3-day event sell out in record time. The re-formed Stone Roses promise to bring their archetypal brand of faux mope rock to American shores, while Blur will assault the assembled masses with waves of Britpop and shouting, plus probably some kind of Damon Albarn pomp. But that’s allowed, he’s like royalty, yeah? Now that’s just two of the bands and in all honesty, that’s enough to sell out the event for me. But if you have been lucky enough to grab one of the proverbial golden tickets to the sold-out event, then here’s a little more of what you have to enjoy at this orgy of talented fellows.

The Gaslight Anthem will be making an appearance midway down the bill, and will be bringing a bit of ‘Hometown Glory’ (see what I did there) to Coachella. Mercury Prize winners and golden trio of the recent British indie scene the xx will also be performing a set in support of their (now not so) new record ‘Coexist’. Alongside Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith will be Franz Ferdinand performing slightly lower down on the bill than you’d expect of a band with their formidable reputation. On the same day, Saturday, dance groove titan Moby will be performing, as well as Sigur Ros, Hot Chip and New Order. I did tell you it was an orgy of talent, eh?

To finish the weekend off then, what better way to do so then a dosing of nostalgia served with a hearty portion of topless men, with long or shaven, hair jumping about on stage. I of course refer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will be closing the event.

Coachella 2013 is already sold out, but we’ll be keeping an eye on things in Indio 12-14 April and 19-21 April.

 

Preview: Coachella 2012

 
By on Tuesday, 10th January 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

The Californian music festival behemoth Coachella revealed their final line-up on Monday. Instead of taking place on just one weekend and risk the wrath of people shut out of tickets, the festival chose to take an unusual (while dubiously opportunistic) tack and have decided to repeat the festival line-up for two weekends in a row (13-15 April and 20-22 April). Headliners will be the Black Keys (Fridays the 13th and 20th; pictured above), Radiohead (Saturdays the 14th and 21st) and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (Sundays the 15th and 22nd).

But maybe you’re not in it for the headliners. (I wouldn’t be.) Let’s see who else is on the list. Hot ticket bands Bon Iver, M83, the Horrors, along with the reunited Pulp, as well as American indie favourites Girls and Other Lives and Manchester legends James are set to appear on Fridays. Canadians Godspeed You! Black Emperor, an influence of countless bands we’ve featured here on TGTF, is scheduled to play on Saturdays, as are Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manchester Orchestra and UK acts as varied as Laura Marling, the Big Pink and We Were Promised Jetpacks. The Sundays will see performances by the recently reformed Texas band At the Drive-In, heavy hitters Florence and the Machine and Justice, along with UK bands criminally in small print of Metronomy, Wild Beasts and Fanfarlo. (I think you can tell why I’m less than impressed!)

Tickets are on sale now for the second weekend (the first weekend is sold out). General tickets to the second weekend are $285 (approximately £184 at the time of this writing), VIP tickets are $665 (£429); both prices do not include additional shipping and service charges. For more information on tickets, visit the official Coachella Web site. For the complete line-up, you can read the official Coachella line-up poster here.

 
 
 

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