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This Week’s Gonzo – series closes with visits from Mark Ronson and the Drums

 
By on Thursday, 2nd December 2010 at 1:00 pm
 

This Friday marks the last episode of this series of MTV Gonzo, but don’t be sad: some special guest appearances are planned for the show. DJ and producer Mark Ronson, who released the album ‘Record Collection’ with his Business Intl. in September and recently worked with Duran Duran on their new album, stops by to talk with Alexa and shows her his drum pads. (No, that’s not innuendo for something else.) Now sporting shocking platinum blonde hair ala Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro, he comments, “I’m worried my hair might fall out from the bleach”. But rock ‘n’ roll is all about taking risks, isn’t it?

The Drums from New York also make an appearance, no doubt to talk about their amazing success this year. Everyone’s favourite American jokers (and rockers) We Are Scientists phone in for what is sure to be a comical video chat. Mat Horne, who guested on last week’s Gonzo, suggests a new band to watch: you’ll have to watch the show to find out who he’s tipping. On the video front, Gonzo queues up Paramore‘s ‘Playing God’ as well as the new promo video of White Lies‘s ‘Bigger Than Us’, and the London post-punk band is in the studio to talk about what went on behind the scenes of its filming.

Watch this series’s final episode of MTV Gonzo tomorrow night, Friday, at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

This Week’s Gonzo – Alexa welcomes Mat Horne and Miles Kane to the Gonzo couch

 
By on Friday, 26th November 2010 at 11:00 am
 

So what’s on telly tonight, you’re asking? ‘Gavin and Stacey’ star and sometimes indie DJ Mat Horne stops in for a chat on tonight’s episode of MTV Gonzo. Remember his background as a comedian when he says, “I had to pester the Maccabees for 3 years straight for them to put me in their video”. Miles Kane, one-half of the Last Shadow Puppets but now solo, also comes by to discuss all things rock ‘n’ roll with Alexa. Two of the hottest and most buzzed about bands, Warpaint and Mona, are profiled.

We get a peek of the new video from Beady Eye – you know, that band that was Oasis once upon a time. And hang tight until the end of the programme, because Mystery Jets perform their awesome current single, ‘Show Me the Light’. Definitely don’t miss this episode of Gonzo.

Watch this week’s MTV Gonzo tonight at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

This Week’s Gonzo – Slash and Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells stop in for a chat

 
By on Friday, 19th November 2010 at 11:00 am
 

On tonight’s episode of MTV Gonzo, Alexa welcomes a legendary rocker…and possible future legends. Slash, formerly of Guns ‘n’ Roses but now a successful solo artist in his own right, visits the Gonzo studio. We’re not sure what prompted the following quote – “it’s not about the lines I use on groupies, its the lines they have to use on me” – but this particular statement has certainly got me curious! Sleigh Bells, a noise pop duo from Brooklyn, New York, also make an appearance. No doubt you have heard their song ‘Infinity Guitars’ and been wowed by the instrumental cacophony. Judging by the blogosphere blowing up with nothing but kudos for this act, they very well could be on their way to becoming legendary. Continuing the electropop theme, London’s Is Tropical come in to introduce themselves.

The Drums, going on tour starting next Tuesday in London are featured in the Gonzo Video of the Week. And Oxford’s Foals give their commentary on a director’s cut of their new video for ‘Blue Blood’. Sounds like a good night to stay in and watch telly.

Watch this week’s MTV Gonzo tonight at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

This Week’s Gonzo – rising star rapper Devlin and Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith check in with Alexa

 
By on Thursday, 11th November 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

If you haven’t heard of Devlin, you soon will. Alexa Chung welcomes the up-and-coming rapper to the studio and he also graces the Gonzo stage to perform a cover of the Jam classic ‘A Town Called Malice’.

For you Doctor Who fanatics out there – and I know you are out there! – current Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith comes by the show to chat with Alexa about time and space. But the conversation does go into music, as when prompted, Matt Smith said, “if I could be anyone in the world, I’d be Thom Yorke“. I’d have never have guessed he was a Radiohead fan. There’s bound to be other interesting tidbits in this chat.

MTV Gonzo also has you covered on the video front. Marple’s Egyptian Hip Hop will give a exclusive commentary to the director’s cut of their new video. And the show goes behind the scenes of the new My Chemical Romance promo as well.

Watch this week’s MTV Gonzo tomorrow night, Friday, at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

New to Q Sessions / January 2011

 
By on Thursday, 11th November 2010 at 9:00 am
 

The line-ups for the second annual New to Q Sessions, to take place at London’s Bush Hall in early 2011, have been announced. Five special shows have been scheduled for the week of the 24th to the 28th of January 2011. Though the presale already started on Tuesday, general tickets go on sale at 9 AM tomorrow (12th November). The bands playing are listed below; you’ll definitely recognise some TGTF favourites in there.

Monday 24th January 2011 – Funeral Party, Kid Adrift, Liz Lawrence
Tuesday 25th January 2011 – Clare Maguire, Primary 1, Liam Bailey
Wednesday 26th January 2011 – Noah and the Whale, Ben Howard, Alice Gold
Thursday 27th January 2011 – Egyptian Hip Hop, Dutch Uncles
Friday 28th January 2011 – The Pierces, Murray James, David Lyre

 

NME Awards Tour / February 2011

 
By on Tuesday, 9th November 2010 at 8:50 pm
 

The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2011 have been announced. The tour starts up in February 2011 and will feature Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Everything Everything (pictured above) and the Vaccines. NME presale starts at 9 AM GMT tomorrow (Wednesday 10 November), with regular tickets on sale Friday (12 November) at 9 AM. The tour will call at:

Thursday 3rd February 2010 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Friday 4th February 2010 – Manchester Academy
Monday 7th February 2010 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Tuesday 8th February 2010 – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 9th February 2010 – Leeds O2 Academy
Friday 11th February 2010 – Norwich UEA
Saturday 12th February 2010 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Sunday 13th February 2010 – Cardiff University Great Hall
Tuesday 15th February 2010 – Bristol O2 Academy
Wednesday 16th February 2010 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thursday 17th February 2010 – Brighton Dome
Saturday 19th February 2010 – London O2 Academy Brixton

 
 
 

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