J.D.McPherson was kindly brought to my attention by my totally up to scratch music buddy JC two months ago. It’s been one of those songs I just can’t stop listening to, whether its first thing in the morning or last thing at night. I’ve fallen for this song hard. I’m not sure if it’s because of the rockabilly soul, or because it’s a perfectly under-produced gritty recording (which thanks to auto tune we don’t hear much these days). In any case, it’s worth a listen, or from my experience a lot more than just once!
New trailer for the documentary about Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show’s railroad trip across America. The movie will premiere at the SXSW festival this coming March.
Directed by Emmett Malloy, the Big Easy Express documents the Railroad Revival Tour the bands embarked on in April last year. Playing sold out shows in 6 cities — from San Francisco to New Orleans — travelling on a vintage train.
Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show are some of my all time favourite bands and I know I’m definitely going to be making some time to see this movie at SXSW when I visit next month. I’m sure after I see it, I’ll want to take a train ride of the Big Easy Express myself.
For those of you unfamiliar with the bands featured above, here are some of their best videos (which are actually my favourite songs)…
Oh hello, favourite new tune. This guy makes me wanna dance. When you listen to this, listen to it loud and DANCE!
From Clash Music’s website….
Rufus Wainwright is amongst the latest performers to pay a visit to Occupy Wall Street.
The United States is built on the free market. Capitalism is enshrined as doctrine, with the two-party system helping to maintain the status quo. Yet on Wall Street – the heart of the market system – an unusual protest is unfolding.
Sparking copycat movements around the world, Occupy Wall Street is a motley crew of left-wing protesters, the unemployed and church figures who are dismayed at the path American society is taking.
Largely ignored by mainstream American media, Occupy Wall Street has gone viral in an effort to reach a global audience. However the larger the protest’s profile becomes, the more frequent celebrity visitors become.
So far, Occupy Wall Street has been visited by Kanye West, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Alec Baldwin, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and countless others.
Venturing down to Wall Street, Rufus Wainwright lent his support to the protests in typically acerbic style. Scaling a platform, the singer was joined by Sean Lennon to perform a version of ‘Material Girl’.
Using lyric sheets to perform the Madonna classic, Rufus Wainwright is the latest artist to perform at Occupy Wall Street. Veteran songwriter Pete Seeger has already sang at the event, although Wainwright was considerably less earnest than the respect protest figure.