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Video: Arcade Fire Perform “Everything Now” on ‘Ellen’

posted by Oscar October 18, 2017

Arcade Fire are about to enter the final stretch of their Infinite Content North American Tour and while they’re in Cali for a couple more concerts in the Golden State, the group hit the small screen today via The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They appeared on Ellen to perform the hit title track from their 2017 album Everything Now.

Not trying to be one of those dudes, but by the way some people in this crowd were dancing and reacting to the performance, I get the feeling that this was likely one of the first times (*if not the first time) they heard Arcade Fire’s music… lol… It’s whatever though, because Arcade Fire somehow found the space to add more people to their  lineup and equipped this performance with a 6-person choir to help give this track a proper live interpretation.

Check out the entertaining rendition of “Everything Now” above.

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Video: Wu-Tang Perform “My Only One” on ‘Tonight Show’

posted by Oscar October 14, 2017

The Wu-Tang Clan performed on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. RZA, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, and Steven Latorre got on the mic to perform “My Only One,” and recruited The Tonight Show house band, The Roots to back them up.

The track will appear in the group’s forthcoming album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues.

See them playing “My Only One” above.

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Video: Miguel Performs Live Cover of Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind”

posted by Oscar October 12, 2017

Miguel is out in the old country and while there he appeared on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. For his performance on the series, the Neo Soul singer covered Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind” and played his Travis Scott collab, “Sky Walker.”

Check out the cover above and see below for “Sky Walker.” Continue Reading

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Video: See Linkin Park’s Episode of Carpool Karaoke

posted by Oscar October 12, 2017

With the blessing of their late singer’s family, Linkin Park have released their episode of Carpool Karaoke. The band participated in the series with Ken Jeong up front with Chester Bennington driving and Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn in the backseat as they taped on July 14. The crew performed their tracks “Numb,” “In the End,” and “Talking to Myself,” along with singing to songs by OutKast, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Aerosmith.

It’s damn nice to see Chester smiling and playing around thanks to Ken Jeong’s antics.

Less than a week after recording their episode for Apple Music, LP frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide. The episode is dedicated in his memory; see it above.

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Video: Japandroids Perform “No Known Drink or Drug” on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers”

posted by Oscar October 12, 2017

Japandroids took their shredding ways to Late Night with Seth Meyers, where they appeared as musical guests to play their song “No Known Drink or Drug.” The duo absolutely killed it with their high-energy rendition of the Near to the Wild Heart of Life track.

See them play Late Night above

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Video: Eminem Shreds Into Trump In His BET Hip-Hop Awards 2017 Freestyle

posted by Oscar October 10, 2017

The 2017 BET Hip-Hop awards took place tonight and among the live performances from acts like Migos, Cardi B, and and DJ Kaled, there was also Eminem’s appearance. The Real Slim Shady participated in the cypher series and delivered a stellar freestyle that most notably takes jabs at Donald Trump.

Em disses Trump and Bannon, while also paying respect to Colin Kaepernik.

Check it out above.

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Video: Sam Smith Performs “Pray” and “Too Good at Goodbyes” on ‘SNL’

posted by Oscar October 9, 2017

Sam Smith was the musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. The British singer appeared on SNL to perform lead single “Too Good At Goodbyes” and the recently-released track “Pray,” both from his forthcoming album, The Thrill Of It All.

That second Sam Smith track featured more backing vocalists onstage to help deliver that church choir accompaniment that is so rich on the Timbaland collab, and this live version only helps it sound that much better. Check out “Pray” below. Continue Reading

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Video: Foo Fighters Perform The Beatles’ “Come Together” with Liam Gallagher and Joe Perry

posted by Oscar October 8, 2017

The epic inaugural edition of the Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam 17 festival took place this weekend with a bill that included Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Royal Blood, The Kills, Liam Gallagher and the Foos themselves. The latter two united forces and recruited Aerosmith’s Joe Perry to perform a live cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together.”

Liam Gallagher has always been known to be a major fan of the Fab Four and Foo Fighters lead singer has a growing working friendship/relationship with former Beatle, Paul McCartney, so this was a dope way to celebrate their admiration for their iconic group.

Check out the performance above.

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Video: Lorde Covers The 1975’s “Somebody Else” in Paris

posted by Oscar October 6, 2017

During her concert at le Zénith in Paris, Lorde hit the crowd with a cover of a song by The 1975. In Europe as part of her Melodrama Tour, Lorde performed a live rendition of the Manchester band’s “Somebody Else.”

As Pitchfork points out, Lorde has previously expressed her love for the track on Twitter, most recently stating that it’s her “most-listened-to song on spotify” of 2016.

Check it out above.

Via Stereogum

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Video: Father John Misty Pays Tribute to Tom Petty with Live Cover of “To Find a Friend”

posted by Oscar October 5, 2017

Tom Petty’s passing caught us all by surprise and has justifiable impacted the music world as we grieve and remember him through his iconic music. Father John Misty has added himself to the list of artists paying tribute to the legend, and for his part he played an acoustic cover of “To Find a Friend” during his Phoenix concert last night.

Check out the performance above.

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Video: See Paramore’s Tiny Desk Concert Performance

posted by Oscar October 2, 2017

Paramore is the latest act to put on a show for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. The group’s stripped down concert featured renditions of “Hard Times,” “26,” and “Fake Happy.”

While the hit song “Hard Times” can justifiably get all the attention here for the way the song is transformed to really showcase the lyrics of dejection, I feel that it’s the second song they played that turned out to be the must-see. As Hayley belts out the line “And they say dreaming is free, but I wouldn’t care what it cost me” with only guitarist Taylor York backing her, you can truly feel the emotions she’s conveying. The heart that goes into a song like this is put on full display here, and it’s the shining performance on their set. “Fake Happy” really brings it full circle, with the band inspiring listeners to be comfortable and true to themselves.

Check it out above.