Woah nelly! Was anyone watching Wilco
trying out their new songs playing songs off their latest album, Sky Blue Sky, (which some people have described “Hate It Here” in particular as sounding like “house band music”) last night on SNL?
Relive the horror of the first song (vid via Stereogum):
Also, download MP3s of the performance here.
Oh, if anyone can find a good screen cap of Tweedy wearing that white and red nudie suit during “Walken”, I’d love to put it next to a photo of Jack White for a good ol’ “Who Wore It Better?” contest. This image is not big enough.
Did anyone else’s jaw drop when they saw that Vampire Weekend is going to be the musical guest on next weekend’s Saturday Night Live? (Guest host is Amy Adams.)
Long-time reader Beat Royalty sent over these rad links to custom book covers that musicians have done of some of the world’s most famous pieces of literature. It’s all part of a campaign to promote the “My Penguin” book series in which you can design your very own book cover to the book of your choice.
Says Ryan Adams about his version of Bram Stroker’s Dracula, “[It represents] how suffocating the Victorian times were. The bonus is, you get vampires! I can’t reveal my secrets but I can reveal no garlic was harmed in the making of this cover.”
Check out his cover version:
Beck covered The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) by Alain-Fournier:
And Kirsten Dunst’s boyfriend, Johnny Borrell from Razorlight, “designed” a cover for The Great Gatsby:
Tonight I’m going to be liveblogging directly from Roseland Ballroom, location of MTVU’s Woodies Awards. The fun starts around 8pm. Here’s a preview of what I’ll be talking about:
TV on the Radio*
Gym Class Heroes*
30 Seconds to Mars
Angels & Airwaves
Plain White T’s
The Academy Is
Nightmare of You
Fanart is not unusual to come across…but sometimes you come across fanart that is so unusual (and varrying degrees of wonderful) that you just have to share it with the world. Check out this Beckart cookie by a girl named Lizzie I found on the Oh So Quiet Show. Amazing.