Filligar is a rock band out of Chicago. Three brothers and a friend. I wanted to learn more about them before I shared them with you. But why make you wait? Without any preconceived ideas, just click play on the video for “Robbery (Shocking Love)” from their most recent album, The Nerve.
This is a perfect use for “Stomp.” I can’t think of many others. But this performance is a lot of fun. Am I gonna start hating Fallon again because he gets to do cool things like this all the time? Nah. He’s pretty damn cool. I highly recommend checking clips of his musical guests from time to time. After all, he pretty much broke Odd Future back in February.
Just about a week ago, I found out Joe Purdy was going to be in town for a show at the University of Arkansas. He played at the little coffee house where I spent so much time during college. And it was a free show, thanks to the University Programs Coffeehouse Committee.
When I got to RZ’s Coffeehouse on Wednesday evening, the place was packed. They had to open all the doors for people who were sitting outside to listen to Purdy… (continue reading)
It’s been a long, long while since legendary Band frontman Robbie Robertson has done anything in the musical realm, save for a few one-off appearances at charity events. Well, apparently he’s been working on a new album for quite some time, and has tapped one of BOT’s current favorites, Dawes, as his backing band. Robertson was quoted in a recent Paste Magazine article as saying about Dawes: “They’re really good and they’re a band – it’s different than just getting a bunch of individual musicians and trying to make them click and blend. The guys are already in the blend, so that’s great. They’re all at the top of their game. I’m the one that’s a little rusty.” I’m yet to hear anything from his new album How To Become Clairvoyant, besides “He Don’t Live Here No More,” the track featured on The Late Show With David Letterman last night, but I’m looking forward to see what has been brewing in Robertson notebooks for the past ten years. It seems as if the boys from Dawes are extremely comfortable supporting the legend, which comes off with a solid performance. Check it out…
I love at the end when Letterman asked drummer Griffin Goldsmith if his drums were his or rentals, then immediately ask Robertson in reference to Griffin, “Where’d you get the kid?!” Too funny!
An announcement came earlier this morning that a list of electronic acts have been added to the 2011 Free Press Summerfest line-up, but there is a catch to see them. The first ever Dancey Pants Tent will feature the likes of Chromeo, Skream & Benga, Neon Indian, 12th Planet and Lil Keke among several others, but to see these acts, you must be wearing the highly toted “Baller Status” badge. While it includes free drinks and snacks, air conditioning, massages and other free swag, it also holds a much higher price tag ($225) than the normal festival pass ($40) and the Fancy Pants pass ($70). If you can pound the free drinks, it might be worth it, but that is definitely a steep incline in price. Just seeing Chromeo would kinda be worth it as well, hopefully they’ll also play a regular set on the main stage, or possibly an aftershow. If not, that’ll be a bummer to all those that don’t have Baller Status.
Check out the full line-up for the Free Press Summerfest Dancey Pants Tent after the jump
Kentucky alt-rock band Cage The Elephant just started their Spring tour. They’re headed to Arkansas this week.
On Wednesday, April 6, they’ll be at Rev Room in Little Rock. Friday they’re playing a sold out show in Fayetteville at George’s Majestic, so I hope you already have your tickets. But if you missed out, you can also catch them at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa on Sunday, April 10.
Texas BOTheads will get their turn later this Spring. They’re heading to Houston on May 27 to play at the Verizon Wireless Theater, Austin folks can catch them at Stubb’s on May 28, and Dallas at the Palladium on May 29.
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