March Madness: My First Strokes Show – Sept 28, 2001 in Providence, RI (with Live MP3)

One day when I was going through my stuff for Strokes March Madness I had a sudden epiphany — In the early 2000s I had a bizarre habit of recording tons of stuff on cassette tape, so I wondered if I might have recorded anything Strokes related. Lo and behold, I found a 90 minute […]

Download: Pendulum Cover Coldplay’s “Violet Hill”

Today Aussie drum and bass band Pendulum were on Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge (er… minus Jo, who was ill today) and as is tradition, they performed a cover version of a current popular song. Which did they choose? “Violet Hill” by Coldplay! It wasn’t really my style of music, but it was definitely a re-imagining […]

Julian Casablancas, Santogold, and Pharrell on “My Drive Thru”

You’ve heard about this Converse project which joins The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Santogold, and Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D., now you can finally hear the results of their collaboration, a song called “My Drive Thru.” DOWNLOAD: “My Drive Thru” by N.E.R.D. featuring Julian Casablancas and Santogold (via Sit Down Stand Up) Writes We Heart Stuff: Converse […]

Actress Jena Malone Sings About Blogs

I know, I know, not another young actress who thinks she can make music… but Jena Malone hs been toiling through the indie music world for quite some time, having released a 7″ single last year. Now she is one half of a performance music group called “The Shoe”, which just concluded a six stop […]

You Hear It First: The Postelles “123 Stop”

New York City band The Postelles (who I’ve seen open up for Jack Penate) just finished recording a song with The Strokes‘ guitarist and successful solo singer-songwriter, Albert Hammond Jr., who worked behind the board as the producer of the song. (His first time as a producer of another band’s tunes.) The song is called […]