*[blogs.dallasobserver.com] Well, that was fast: Just two days after the Foo Fighters rolled through the region to perform a secret show in a fan's garage as part of their Blackberry-backed promotional tour, the band has rolled out their video recap of the event. It's a fun watch, too, if a little heavy on the typical Dallas and rural cliches, as heard most eye-rolling-inducingly at the clip's end when someone wondered aloud, "How does a cow get up after you tip it?"
*Portugal. The Man have posted another teaser from their upcoming album, this one for the song "You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)"...
*Enter Dead Confederate's Poster Design contest via Music Allies to win Hangout Festival passes. Visit HERE for instructions on how to enter your design for a $500 cash prize and 2 festival passes for the weekend. To purchase Hangout Festival passes, visit HERE.
Dead Confederate would also like to encourage you to attend Sandcastle Festival in Charleston, SC at The Music Farm. Event information can be found HERE. Be on the lookout for some exciting new music from Dead Confederate this spring. Hope to see you out at these great events in May.
*[pitchfork.com] A few things about this video of No Age bashing and shouting through Everything in Between standout "Depletion" on Greek television station ANT1: First off, the duo's mutual mustaches are kind of ridiculous in a great way. Second, the TV studio they're playing in is undoubtedly one of the most rock club-looking studio settings out there, and it makes other variety show setups look like Pat Boone's fucking living room by comparison. Oh yeah, also, "Depletion" is still an awesome song. Check out the performance below (via Prefix)...
*[pitchfork.com] As Rolling Stone reports, punk rock lifer Mike Watt ended his show at Seattle's Triple Rock last night in a very big way: Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and Germs/Nirvana/Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear emerged on stage to re-create their 1995 tour together. The impromptu band started out playing "Big Train", a song from Watt's ripe-for-rediscovery 1995 all-star album Ball-Hog or Tugboat?, before breaking into a 10-minute jam. Sadly, they never got around to "Against the 70s". A fan in the crowd filmed the whole thing, and his "Oh, no shit!" when he realizes what's happening is great. Check out the video below. Dave Grohl sure knows how to wallop some motherfucking drums...
*The new earthtone9 EP is finished, wrapped up, polished and ready for your aural delectation. It features four tracks and 3 videos. If you head over to PLEDGE MUSIC you can PRE-ORDER IT NOW. It will be injected into your brain next week. C'mon - show some love folks! You can also order earthtone9 t-shirts, signed lyric sheets, drumsticks and all kinds of jazz! Here's the tracklisting:
Tide Of Ambition
The Trail That We Carved Out
Tide Of Ambition (video)
Evil Crawling I (video)
Tat Twam Asi (video)