Award ceremonies are intended to celebrate the best and brightest talent, yet the shows themselves are often dull, lengthy and awkward. Although this year’s Grammy Awards clocked the highest ratings in decades (RIP Whitney), we were again reminded why we don’t really pay attention to these things. Especially this one.
This Week: The Big Pink bring more anthemic pop; Headcage is not an ironic name for Matthew Dear’s newest EP; NYC’s Expensive Looks; Howler’s dangerously catchy power pop; Kathleen Edwards’ fourth album gets a Bon Iver boost.
Curated by Bon Iver, who will also perform, Pitchfork will be hosting it’s first event in Paris on October 28th and 29th. Aphex Twin, Iceage, Four Tet, Cut Copy, Real Estate and more will be there.
Memorial Day weekend brings the Sasquatch Festival to The Gorge outside of Seattle. Jack White, Bon Iver, Girl Talk, Tenacious D, The Shins, Kurt Vile and lots more.
Is there something in between a supergroup and a one-time celebrity jam? Maybe. But sometimes it can be a bit…much (Chickenfoot anyone?) Let’s take a look at some recent collaborations, all of them pleasing.
A multimedia company has compiled some of Alex Jones’ rants and turned them into a Bon Iver-style song. Watch the video and listen to the song here.