Liz Pelly

More Adventurous Turns 10

I can remember with clarity the first time I heard Jenny Lewis' voice -- the place, the time of day, what I was wearing. It was during ninth grade, one weekday after school, in my friend Lauren's basement, when her cool older brother's cool girlfriend pulled up a Postal Service song and played it through… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 18, 2014

Watch Willis Earl Beal & King Krule Play Church Of Nobody Sessions

Willis Earl Beal has launched a new video series, appropriately titled "Church Of Nobody." There will be eight parts in total; so far Beal has released episode one, featuring a three-song set of his own music, plus a second episode featuring King Krule. Check out both episodes below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 27, 2013

Watch Vampire Weekend & Grizzly Bear’s Austin City Limits Episode

There's a new episode of Austin City Limits, featuring Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear. On the show, Vampire Weekend performs songs from Modern Vampires of the City; Grizzly Bear plays from Shields. Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 27, 2013

Watch Janelle Monáe Play SNL

Janelle Monáe made her Saturday Night Live debut last night, performing "Dance Apocalyptic" as well as the title track from her latest album, The Electric Lady. Watch both performances below. And in case you missed it, check out the new video for "PrimeTime" (featuring Miguel) that Monáe released earlier this month. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 27, 2013

Stream The 2013 Bridge School Benefit Feat. Arcade Fire, CSNY, Tom Waits, & More

Every year, Neil Young hosts the Bridge School Benefit, a star-studded two-day acoustic fundraiser for the special-needs school he founded with his wife Pegi. Now in its 27th year, the 2013 fundraiser features sets by CSNY, Arcade Fire, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, fun., Jenny Lewis, Heart, My Morning Jacket, and… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 26, 2013

Watch Pearl Jam Close Fallon‘s Pearl Jam Week

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has been celebrating "Pearl Jam Week" all week. We've already seen video of the band playing "Sirens" on Thursday night, now check out a performance of "Lightning Bolt" from last night. Also below, watch an interview with Eddie Vedder, where the two chat about "Balls In Your Mouth."… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 26, 2013

ScHoolboy Q – “Banger (Moshpit)” Video

Last month we heard "Banger (Moshpit)" by ScHoolboy Q from his upcoming LP Oxymoron. Now there's a video for the song too; it was directed by Jerome D. Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 26, 2013

Watch Kanye Preview New Song “I Am Not Here” In San Jose

Throughout the Yeezus tour, Kanye has been previewing little bits of a new unreleased track which might be titled "I Am Not Here." At Tuesday night's show in San Jose, CA, he unveiled even more of the song. Check out the clip below (via Missinfo); it's at 2:48. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 26, 2013

Hear Chris Cornell Mash Up U2’s “One” & Metallica’s “One” Live In San Diego

Earlier this week during a show at Balboa Theater in San Diego, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden mashed up the music from U2's "One" & the lyrics from Metallica's "One." "I never did this before, but I like to do cover songs and I like to pay tribute to bands or artists that I'm a huge… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013

Perfect Pussy – “I”

Perfect Pussy are a next-level band from Syracuse, NY. I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling is the name of their demo tape, one of the best debuts you're likely to hear this year. "I" is the frantic lead track, a noisy, urgent rock song that demands your immediate attention; singer Meredith Graves is remembering… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013

Audacity – “Couldn’t Hold A Candle”

Earlier this month, Fullerton, CA's Audacity put out a split 7-inch with the Coathangers via Suicide Squeeze. Now, the label is getting ready to release the band's full-length as well. Butter Knife is out 10/29; check out "Couldn't Hold A Candle" below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013

Squarehead – “2025”

Dublin indie pop trio Squarehead released a new record last month, Respect, a follow up to their excellent 2011 album Yeah Nothing. Both full-lengths are worth a spin if you haven't heard them. The new songs build on Squarehead's hooky noise pop, adding more explosive punk-leaning elements. It's a similarly timeless album. Check out… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013

Drake Cancels Second Night Of Troubled Tour (UPDATE: Kanye Too)

UPDATE: The second night of Kanye's Yeezus tour, scheduled for tonight in Vancouver, has been postponed too:… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013

Watch Clips From Prince’s “Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party”

Super early this morning, Prince hosted a "The Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party" at his home, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince and 3rdEyeGirl ply two sets, as Dr. Funkenberry reports. The audience wore pajamas. There was a screening of the "Breakfast Can Wait" video. Oh and pancakes were served. Check out videos below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 19, 2013

Hunx & His Punx – “You Think You’re Tough” Video

Back in July, Hunx & His Punx released a new full-length, Street Punk via Hardly Art. Following the "video trilogy" the band already released, Hunx has now shared a video for "You Think You're Tough," directed by Dan Shaw, brother of Shannon Shaw from Shannon And The Clams. Check it out below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 19, 2013

R.I.P. Marc Trovillion

Marc Trovillion, the original bassist of Lambchop, died of a heart attack on October 10th at age 56. Trovillion was at his home in Chattanooga, TN. "Marc was a charter member of Lambchop," writes Merge Records on the label's website. "The band's origins can be traced directly to his Nashville bedroom, where Marc, Kurt Wagner… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 19, 2013

Watch Drake Join Future On “Honest” At Pittsburgh Would You Like A Tour? Opener

Just a few days ago we heard all about how Drake was going to fire Future from his tour because of something said in an interview. It was resolved just a couple of days later though. Drake's Would You Like A Tour? kicked off last night in Pittsburgh with the Atlanta rapper and Miguel… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 19, 2013

Daft Punk Releasing Random Access Memories Deluxe Box Set?

It seems Daft Punk may be releasing a deluxe box set for Random Access Memories. According to The Daft House, the box set surfaced during New York Comic Con this weekend. An attendee of the conference won a signed copy and talked about it on Twitter. "Daft Punk's Random Access Memories - Deluxe Box… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 13, 2013

Last Day Of Austin City Limits 2013 Canceled

The last day of the second weekend of Austin City Limits 2013 is canceled, due to a flash flood warning issued today. “Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” said Shelby Meade of C3 Presents, ACL's promotion company. “We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 13, 2013

LCD Soundsystem Soundtrack Samsung Galaxy Gear Commercial

Samsung has some sort of new smartphone wristwatch. It sort of reminds me of something Judy Jetson would be into. To advertise this little gadget they have a new commercial made of retro-futuristic clips of '80s and '90s TV and film characters utilizing similar products. LCD Soundsystem's "Someone Great" soundtracks the ad. Check it out… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 13, 2013

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