So sad. This poor girl…I wish she’d just go back to living life as a normal fourteen year old. It’s not that she’s not talented; she just doesn’t have it. You can clearly tell she was coached against the things most criticized on the original version (such as an over-pronounced Frah-day, rather than the widely-teased-about “Frai-day”), and that they tried to showcase her talent as much as they could with the song they were given. Let’s be honest, I don’t think anyone can sound good singing “Friday”. It shows no range and is pretty much rapped monotone, holding no note long enough to show off any ability. But, still, you have to admire how hard she is trying and how she won’t give up. But, if I were her, I’d smile at “my moment” in the spotlight, then go back to being a normal kid.
Well, here’s Rebecca Black performing “Friday” on America’s Got Talent.
A couple hours before they took the stage, Larry and His Flask played a quick unplugged set of three songs off their new album, All That We Know. I recorded this video at the Charlotte stop of Warped Tour ‘11. SO SICK. “Land of the F(ree)” - Larry and His Flask
Beirut is DA BOMBBB. But seriously, I can’t help but love their music that evokes the feeling that I am standing outside a circus in a field in the middle of Scotland. Dig on the title track from their brand new album The Rip Tide.
AMAZING. One of my favorite bands, Larry and His Flask, are taking the world by storm — one street corner and bar at a time. I saw these incredible dudes play this song live last week, and my mind was absolutely blown and my life was complete.
This is “Call It What You Will” off their new album, All That We Know. Beautiful, awesome, passionate, emotional, exciting, energetic, I just don’t have the words. DIG ITTTT
“Barton Hollow” by The Civil Wars gives me chills every time. If that is not beauty, I don’t know what else is.
This is essentially the title track and the first track off The Snake The Cross The Crown’s new album, On A Carousel of Sound We Go Round. Enjoy “Carousel of Sound”
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt, we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer
I tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Right in this moment this order’s tall
Oh, I’m sorry.. have you not been retweeted by your favorite artist?
Written on a chair at Bowen’s Island in Charleston South Carolina, 88.1FM.
Things started out small at the Newport Folk Festival this afternoon when the PS22 Chorus arrived by bus from Staten Island to share high-energy covers of everything from The Smiths to Adele, complete with spontaneous hand-gesture choreography. Director Gregg Breinberg psyched the kids up by telling them he’s been coming to the festival since long before they discovered their singing chops, or, for that matter, were even born. “Just to think, you guys made it here and you’re only 10 years old,” he told the group before launching into one of the songs that made them viral Youtube sensations.
Soon after, the wonderfully unpolished Felice Brothers took to the main stage for an hour of almost entirely new music, foregoing favorites such as Frankie’s Gun for their third visit to Newport Folk. ”Every time it’s awesome,” group member Greg Farley tells Rolling Stone, “We love Newport and have lots of friends around here.” Rumor has it, Deer Tick numbers among those close friends, and the brothers will be joining them tonight for the second after party at the Newport Blues Cafe.
As this is being written, Gogol Bordello is upping the energy level for sun-drenched fans who can’t help but venture forth from the festival grounds’ sparse areas of shade to dance along, while the Freelance Whales are building a following over at the Quad. Meanwhile, we’re anxious to go check out John Gorka, Ellis Paul, Dar Williams, Liz Queler and Seth Farber as they join together for a collaborative song circle. More later—things are heating up fast.