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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't rank late-night performances in this space, but this week, there were a couple of exceptional ones that demand to be mentioned. First, there's Sharon Van Etten unleashing her full soul-wrecking wail while singing "Seventeen" on Colbert. And then there's one that basically is a music video: Bad Bunny euphorically lip-syncing "Mía" … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Colbert, Spike Lee, Tyga, Straight To Video, Andrew Donoho, Cardi B, Troye Sivan, Sharon Van Etten, Jai Wolf, The Killers, DAPS, City Girls, Emma Westenberg, Arrad

Trailer for "Lords of Chaos," the horror-thriller about Norwegian black metal and murder

In the early 1990s, the burgeoning black metal scene in Norway was plagued with jealousy, violence, arson, and eventually murder. Lords of Chaos, named after Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind's excellent non-fiction book, is a new film coming to theaters February 8 that tells the story of those loud, weird, dark times. Jonas Åkerlund directs and the cast includes Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, and Valter Skarsgård.
Tags: Video, Music, Metal, Movies, News, Norway, Michael Moynihan, Black Metal, Jonas Akerlund, Didrik Søderlind, Rory Culkin Emory Cohen Jack Kilmer Sky Ferreira

YNW Melly – “Mixed Personalities” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

Kanye West's last two guest appearances were on songs from 6ix9ine and the late XXXTentacion. So maybe it's progress that his newest collaboration is with a young rapper who, at least as far as we know, has no history of victimizing young women (though he does have a gun charge in his not-too-distant past). West … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kanye West, Album Stream, Cole Bennett, YNW Melly

If You Don’t Understand Video Monetization You Need Help With Your Digital Strategy

You need help with your digital strategy if you don’t understand video monetization. That's what Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert explore on the Music Biz Weekly podcast this week. Learn how to monetize your videos on Youtube and who is eligible. More on past Music Biz Weekly podcasts here. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, Michael Brandvold, Jay Gilbert, Music Biz Weekly, Podcast: Music Biz, YouTube & Video

Making a song from the Tropic Thunder "I'm a Dude" quote with Teenage Engineering's amazing OP-1

It's a very expensive wee gadget, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 [Amazon link; a used one from eBay is much cheaper]! Yuri Wong is an expert with its sampling and sequencing tools, and this video he uploaded is a fascinating illustration of how powerful and approachable they are. Download the mp3: [Logic Project download link below] I'm a fan of Tropic Thunder, especially Robert Downey's character of Kirk Lazarus and his brilliant line, "I'm a dude, playing a dude, disgui...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Video, Music, News, Ebay, Robert Downey, Kirk Lazarus, Yuri Wong

Making a song from the Tropic Thunder "I'm a Dude" with Teenage Engineering's amazing OP-1

It's a very expensive wee gadget, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 [Amazon link]! Yuri Wong is an expert with its sampling and sequencing tools, and this video he uploaded is a fascinating illustration of how powerful and approachable they are. Download the mp3: [Logic Project download link below] I'm a fan of Tropic Thunder, especially Robert Downey's character of Kirk Lazarus and his brilliant line, "I'm a dude, playing a dude, disguised as another dude." Thought I'd play...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Video, Music, News, Robert Downey, Kirk Lazarus, Yuri Wong

Stream Future’s New Album The WIZRD & Watch Him Do “Crushed Up” On Colbert

Once again, he didn't give us a whole lot of warning. Two weeks ago, Future shared a video for his new single "Crushed Up" and, shortly thereafter, announced that it was the first single from a new album called The WIZRD (or, more precisely, Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD). And now that whole … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Future, Colbert, Album Stream

Nakhane – “New Brighton” (Feat. ANOHNI) Video

Last year, the South African singer Nakhane released his debut album, You Will Not Die, over in Europe, and it's being re-released worldwide next month. It's full of widescreen, elegiac pop songs grounded by Nakhane's incredible voice, and for one of them he recruited fellow incredible voice ANOHNI to sing with him. More »
Tags: Europe, Video, Music, ANOHNI, NAKHANE

Preview Sufjan Stevens’ Score For Justin Peck’s New Ballet Principia

One thing about Sufjan Stevens: He loves writing music for ballets. Over the years, Stevens has worked again and again with Justin Peck, the Resident Choreographer of the New York City Ballet. Over the past seven years, Stevens and Peck have collaborated on three different productions: 2012's Year Of The Rabbit, 2014's More »
Tags: Video, Music, Sufjan Stevens, Stevens, Peck, New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, New Ballet Principia

Watch Foo Fighters As Terrible Football Players In A Promo For Their Super Bowl Weekend Concert

Super Bowl LIII goes down in Atlanta on 2/3. Maroon 5 will play the halftime show, and they will be joined by Big Boi and Travis Scott. Earlier this week, Variety reported that Scott spoke to Colin Kaepernick about his decision to perform at the sporting event, and that the two "emerged from the conversation … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Foo Fighters, Colin Kaepernick, Atlanta, Super Bowl, Big Boi, Travis Scott, Scott, Variety

Watch The New Trailer For Norwegian Black Metal Movie Lords Of Chaos With Sky Ferreira

Director Jonas Åkerlund has been working on Lords Of Chaos since 2015 and it's finally coming out in a couple of weeks. The black metal thriller, which is based on a 2003 book of the same name, follows the terror that surrounded Norwegian metal bands Mayhem and Burzum in the '90s. Rory Culkin … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Burzum, Sky Ferreira, Mayhem, Jonas Akerlund, Rory Culkin, Lords Of Chaos

Watch Killer Mike Talk Trigger Warning, Starting His Own Religion, & Why Atlanta Is Wakanda On Colbert

Killer Mike -- Atlanta rap eminence, Run The Jewels ringer, and occasional haver of terrible opinions -- has a new Netflix show called Trigger Warning. The idea of this show, as Mike himself says, is to showcase "the most absurd thoughts and arguments I've had in my life, and to see if they're … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Stephen Colbert, Atlanta, Netflix, Colbert, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, Mike, Trigger warning, Killer Mike Atlanta

Watch Miley Cyrus belt out Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven" at Chris Cornell tribute

At last night's "I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" concert in Los Angeles, Miley Cyrus belted out Temple of the Dog's "Say Hello 2 Heaven" backed up by Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Josh Freese and Brendan O'Brien. By all accounts, Cyrus's surprisingly fierce performance was a highlight of an incredible and emotional evening. (via Billboard) View this post on Instagram Say Hello to Heaven... h...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Los Angeles, Rock, Miley Cyrus, Chris, Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam, Cyrus, Brendan O Brien, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Josh Freese

Ariana Grande – “7 Rings” Video

Ariana Grande has been riding a high since her break-up with former fiancee Pete Davidson. She found gratitude on "Thank U, Next" and new love on "Imagine." With her new single, "7 Rings," Grande celebrates female friendship with retail therapy. It bops like a modern day, trap remix of "My Favorite … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson

Watch Kali Uchis Cover Björk’s “Venus As A Boy”

Last April, Kali Uchis released her fantastic debut album, Isolation, one of the best releases of the year. Since then, we've seen her masterful, star-quality performance at Governors Ball and heard her collaboration with Tyler, The Creator. She More »
Tags: Video, Music, Bjork, Kali Uchis

Watch Sharon Van Etten Absolutely Kick Ass On Kimmel

Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten will release her new LP Remind Me Tomorrow. It's her first new album in five years, and I'd argue that it's also the first truly great album of 2019. The album represents a vast leap for Van Etten -- a venture outside relatively comfortable folksy indie and into stark … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Kimmel, Sharon Van Etten, Kimmel, Van Etten

Watch New Brainiac Documentary Trailer Featuring Matt Berninger, Wayne Coyne, Fred Armisen, And More

Back in 2017, a documentary about '90s Dayton, Ohio art-punk band Brainiac was announced with a Kickstarter campaign. The film, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero, will premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Directed by Eric Mahoney, it features interviews with Wayne Coyne, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Jim O’Rourke, Steve Albini, Melissa Auf Der … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Steve Albini, Brainiac, Fred Armisen, Wayne Coyne, Matt Berninger, Cedric Bixler Zavala, Dayton Ohio, Jim O'Rourke, Eric Mahoney, Matt Berninger Wayne Coyne Fred Armisen

Depeche Mode, New Order, Erasure, & Dozens More Reinterpret John Cage’s 4’33” On New Box Set

In 1952, experimental composer John Cage released the conceptual composition 4'33", which instructed performers to not play their instrument for the allotted amount of time and hone in on the environmental sounds that are happening around them. It's become a landmark work for those who like to nerd out about music, and later this year … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Laibach, John Cage

Tiny Ruins – “Holograms” Video

Led by singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, New Zealand indie folk four-piece Tiny Ruins are gearing up to release their third full-length album, Olympic Girls, next month. So far, they've shared the title track, "How Much," and “School Of Design.” Today, the band share a new single, “Holograms," and its Martin … More »
Tags: Video, Music, New Zealand, Martin, Tiny Ruins, Hollie Fullbrook, Martin Sagadin

Mike Krol – “What’s The Rhythm” Video

At the end of next week, Mike Krol is releasing his latest album, Power Chords. We've heard a handful of tracks from it already -- "I Wonder," "Little Drama," and "Los Angeles" -- and today the Los Angeles road warrior is sharing another new one, "What's The Rhythm?" … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Los Angeles, Mike Krol, Sam Macon

Watch Bad Bunny Perform “Mía” With Jimmy Fallon In A Puerto Rican Parade

There's no real reason why every late-night musical performance has to look the same. Every once in a while, we'll see an artist who finds a way to turn it into something special. And every once in an ever longer while, we'll see someone completely disregard the visual language we've come to expect. That's what … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Drake, Questlove, The Roots, Jose Feliciano, Black Thought, Ozuna, Bad Bunny

Strand Of Oaks – “Weird Ways” Video

Just under two years ago, Tim Showalter released Hard Love, his fifth album under the Strand Of Oaks moniker. It was the successor to his 2014 breakthrough HEAL, and as such came with a lot of pressure, the weight of following up your most acclaimed and scrutinized career turning point yet. The years … More »
Tags: Video, Music, My Morning Jacket, Strand Of Oaks, Jason Isbell, Carl Broemel, Emma Ruth Rundle, Tim Showalter, David Boone

Gauche – “Conspiracy Theories” Video

Gauche are a Washington, DC-based band that includes members of Downtown Boys and Priests. They released their debut tape, Get Away With Gauche, back in 2015, and today they're back with a new single, "Conspiracy Theories," that's being released via Merge Records. (They'll put out their full-length later this year.) … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Washington Dc, Downtown Boys, Priests, Gauche

Toto's "Africa" plays on repeat in the middle of the Namib Desert... indefinitely

Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf created "Toto Forever," an installation that plays the song "Africa" on repeat in the middle of southern Africa's Namib Desert. From the BBC News: Mr Siedentopf tells the BBC it is set to play forever, with solar batteries "to keep Toto going for all eternity..." "[I] wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit 'Africa' in Africa," explains the 27-year-old artist. "Some [Namibians] love it and some say it's probably the worst so...
Tags: Art, Post, Video, Music, News, Africa, Bbc, BBC News, Namib Desert, Toto, Max Siedentopf, I hear the drums echoing tonight, Siedentopf

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m On 3.0″ Video (Feat. T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce Da 5’9″, Curren$y, DRAM, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G Eazy, Styles P, E-40, Mark Morrison, & Gary Clark Jr.)

Trae Tha Truth is a well-regarded veteran of the Houston rap underground. He used to be half of the duo ABN -- Assholes By Nature, great name -- with his cousin Z-Ro. These days, he persistently cranks out muttery fast-rap jams and occasionally takes advantage of his considerable rap-world connections. Every so often, Trae rounds … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Rick Ross, Houston, Snoop Dogg, DRAM, Trae Tha Truth, Curren$y, Dave East, Fabolous, E-40, Gary Clark Jr, Chamillionaire, Styles P, G-Eazy, Royce Da 5'9

Xiu Xiu – “Pumpkin Attack On Mommy And Daddy” Video

Next month, art-pop freaks Xiu Xiu are releasing their latest album, Girl With Basket Of Fruit. We heard its lead single, "Scisssssssors," late last year and today the amorphous band are sharing another new track from it, "Pumpkin Attack On Mommy And Daddy." Per a press release, this one was primarily written by … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Xiu Xiu, Angela Seo, Anna Lian Tes

Watch St. Vincent Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Breaking The Girl”

Last night, the Hollywood Palladium hosted a benefit concert for victims of the Woolsey Fire that spread through California last fall. Annie Clark opened the night with an acoustic St. Vincent set where she performed a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Breaking The Girl," off the band's 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. According … More »
Tags: Video, Music, California, Beck, St. Vincent, Jack Black, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Annie Clark, Hollywood Palladium, St Vincent Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers

Steve Albini, legendary Big Black guitarist and Nirvana engineer, is also a poker champion

If you played poker with Steve Albini -- esteemed guitarist for Big Black, Rapeman, and Shellac, recording engineer for Nirvana, Pixies, and PJ Harvey -- he would take all your money. I was surprised to learn that last year Albini won gold in the World Series of Poker. Above, a short documentary about Albini's poker prowess. (Poker Central via Uncrate)
Tags: Video, Music, News, Cards, Poker, Steve Albini, PJ Harvey, Big Black, ALBINI, Big Black Rapeman

Watch The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel Talk Guitar Stuff

The War On Drugs are now a major-label act with radio rotation, and with that kind of exposure comes other opportunities: for instance, opportunities to pontificate about guitars and the creative process for a 15-minute mini-documentary that doubles as an infomercial for Ernie Ball guitar strings. More »
Tags: Video, Music, The War On Drugs, Ernie Ball, Adam Granduciel

Watch Lana Del Rey, Jared Leto, & Courtney Love Star In A Gucci Guilty Commercial

Lana Del Rey, Jared Leto, and Courtney Love are featured in a new advertisement for Gucci Guilty, a fragrance collection put out by the company. LDR and Leto are the faces of the campaign, as was revealed last fall, and they also appeared together at the Met Gala last year. The ad, which … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, Jared Leto, Gucci, Met Gala, Commercial Appeal, LDR, Leto, Lana Del Rey Jared Leto, Gucci Guilty Commercial

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