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Video: Japandroids Cover The Tragically Hip’s “Nautical Disaster”

posted by Oscar October 25, 2017

Japandroids helped pay tribute to the late Gord Downie by playing his band’s song “Nautical Disaster.” The Canadian rockers’ cover of The Tragically Hip’s song took place at Toronto’s Massey Hall. Japandroids joined Leslie Feist and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in honoring Downie’s legacy since his passing.

See the duo perform their fellow countrymen’s track 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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Foo Fighters Announce New Album, ‘Concrete and Gold’ & Announce Fall Tour + Cal Jam Fest

posted by Oscar June 20, 2017

Today’s a hell of a day for (us) fans of the Foo Fighters! One of the best Rock bands in the world, the Foos shared some big news today with the official announcement of their forthcoming album along the announcement of a new music festival.

The ninth album from Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins & the rest of the group, is titled Concrete and Gold and it will be released on September 15 worldwide Roswell Records / RCA Records and available for preorder now. Speaking on the on the mission statement for this project, leader Dave Grohl said:

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

More details on that below…

In support of Concrete and Gold, Foo Fighters gave some major announcements on how/when to see them live! Not only are they going on a Fall tour that will hit some smaller cities across the U.S. including Knoxville, TN; Madison, WI; Champaign, IL; and Spokane, WA… But they’re also putting on a music festival that precedes the tour, called Cal Jam! The 12-hour fest is taking place October 7 at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA and will feature the best bands the genre has to offer, including Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Babes In Toyland, Japandroids, Bob Mould, plus more.

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Recap: Orion Music + More Festival

posted by Oscar June 13, 2013

As an avid festival-goer for a few years now, I’m slowly getting the hang of getting through multiple days of seemingly endless walking, expensive food/beverages, long waiting periods between sets, conflicting schedules and all the craziness that revolves around trying to get a spot towards the front of the stage. And while there are certain components that ring true no matter which festival you may be referring to, the beauty lies in the performances and the unique experience that goes with being one of the few people on Earth that are present for the awesomeness that is about to go down. The Metallica-curated festival, Orion Music + More, definitely delivered and I couldn’t have asked for it to have gone all that differently.

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Orion Music + More Lineup Announced

posted by Oscar February 25, 2013

Detroit festival, Orion Music + More, has announced their lineup for this year and they brought out some big guns. The festival, taking place at Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan on June 8 and 9 of this year, will be headlined by Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other notable bands that will be present include Rise Against, Deftones, Bassnectar and Foals.

The festival get its name from a badass instrumental by Metallica titled “Orion,” and will not only feature the bands listed before but it will also have a half pipe (provided by Vans), a custom car & motorcycle show, a house of horror, film screenings plus much more….

See the full lineup after the jump. Get your tickets now here: http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/tickets/

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Video: Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built” (Bonus Commentary)

posted by Oscar December 14, 2012

Japandroids, one of the most exciting rock bands around and SPIN’s Band of the Year, give a detailed commentary on their “House That Heaven Built” video for Pitchfork.tv.

The greatest revelation seen here is the band admitting to drawing inspiration from Guns N’ Roses and their video for “Paradise City” for the visuals for their own . See the full clip above.

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