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23 Musicians Share Their Paintings :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste

23 Musicians Share Their Paintings :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
We asked 23 musicians—including Mindy Smith, Julianna Hatfield, Robyn Hitchcock, Joseph Arthur and Ani DiFranco—about their love of painting and to share some of their works.
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This Is What the Decemberists Look Like on "The Simpsons"

This Is What the Decemberists Look Like on "The Simpsons" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Looks like the Decemberists will join Tom Waits as guests on an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons". Colin Meloy posted that amazing image you see above today on Twitter, seeming to confirm that the band offers a classroom performance of sorts,...
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Album: Swans, The Seer (Young God)

Album: Swans, The Seer (Young God) | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Michael Gira, Swans' lead noise-rock believer, calls The Seer "the culmination" of a life's work.
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Tom Waits to Appear on 'The Simpsons'

Tom Waits to Appear on 'The Simpsons' | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Tom Waits is set to make a guest appearance this fall on an episode of The Simpsons TV Line reports The gravel-voiced singer will play himself as a survivalist who introduces Homer Simpson to a community of "preppers" preparing to live off the grid...
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Watch Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, Haim cover 'The Weight' by The Band

Watch Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, Haim cover 'The Weight' by The Band | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
The performance was part of the band's US Gentlemen of the Road Stopover tour...
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'Hall of Mirrors' by The Helio Sequence - Free MP3

'Hall of Mirrors' by The Helio Sequence - Free MP3 | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Artist The Helio SequenceSong "Hall of Mirrors"Album Negotiations You can see the complete set of The Helio Sequence's fall tour dates here...
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Video: Feist: "Anti-Pioneer"

Video: Feist: "Anti-Pioneer" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Here's the latest video from Feist's most recent album, Metals. Directed by the acclaimed Martin de Thurah (James Blake, Fever Ray), the black-and-white close-up style of this one is as spectacularly somber as the song itself.
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Music Review: Alt-J, From England, Makes Its Brooklyn Debut at Glasslands

Music Review: Alt-J, From England, Makes Its Brooklyn Debut at Glasslands | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Alt-J played selections from its first album on Tuesday at Glasslands Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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John Vanderslice Announces Co-Headlining Tour with Crooked Fingers

Singer-songwriter John Vanderslice announced today he’ll head out on a North American tour this fall. Vanderslice is taking Crooked Fingers—who played at one of our SXSW parties back in spring—along with him.
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Watch Wilco on "Fallon"

Watch Wilco on "Fallon" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Last night, Wilco took a break from their summer tour and made a stop at "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon".
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Marc Almond – review

Marc Almond – review | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Shepherd's Bush Empire, LondonMarc Almond marked his 50th birthday here and, five years on, he's back to commemorate his continuing longevity with a night of nostalgia, drama – and celebratory self-indulgence.More than most, the former Soft Cell...
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25 Great Tweets About Chumbawamba's Breakup

You've probably already heard the news by now: Chumbawamba has broken up. The British rockers had been going strong for almost 30 years before posting an announcement on their website yesterday that they would be calling it quits.
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Album: Sun Kil Moon, Among the Leaves (Caldo Verde)

Album: Sun Kil Moon, Among the Leaves (Caldo Verde) | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
The former Red House Painter has always given listeners an unedited glimpse into the life of the working troubadour (setting up, soundchecking, half-empty shows).
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Nick Cave on His Surprising Soundtrack for 'Lawless'

Nick Cave on His Surprising Soundtrack for 'Lawless' | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Listening to 85-year-old bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley sing Captain Beefheart and Velvet Underground songs on the soundtrack to Lawless is certainly disorienting – which is the effect Nick Cave wanted for his film  Cave wrote the screenplay and...
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Stream Cat Power's New Album, Sun

Stream Cat Power's New Album, Sun | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
On Sept. 4, Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall, will be releasing Sun, her first album of original material in six years.
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Two Pussy Riot members flee Russia after police hunt

Two Pussy Riot members flee Russia after police hunt | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Two band members who managed to avoid arrest by Russian police have now left the country...
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Watch Grizzly Bear on The Colbert Report

The rockers joined Colbert in a small, unstable rowboat for the interview. Perhaps not the most conventional place to have a conversation, but it did provide some additional awkward humor.
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Listen to ?uestlove's Beastie Boys Mix

Listen to ?uestlove's Beastie Boys Mix | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
In April, the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. For the occasion, the Roots' ?uestlove put together a quick mix for the Hall of Fame staff, folding together elements from many of the trio's most beloved tracks.
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Band of Horses' 'Head in a Spin' Working With Producer Glyn Johns

Band of Horses' 'Head in a Spin' Working With Producer Glyn Johns | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Band of Horses are gearing up for next month's release of the band's fourth studio album Mirage Rock The album was produced by the revered Glyn Johns (The Who the Rolling Stones etc) – a fact that gave frontman Ben Bridwell a big case of writer's...
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Flashback: Joy Division Appear on the BBC in 1979

Flashback: Joy Division Appear on the BBC in 1979 | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
There isn't much video footage of Joy Division out there When frontman Ian Curtis committed suicide on May 18th 1980 the group had only released one album and they hadn't once performed anywhere outside of Europe Needless to say the band's legacy...
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Listen: Alternate Take of Elliott Smith's "Punch and Judy"

Listen: Alternate Take of Elliott Smith's "Punch and Judy" | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Throughout August, Kill Rock Stars are honoring Elliott Smith with a series of reissues and previously unreleased tracks.
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Sex Pistols to Release 35th Anniversary Box Set Reissue of Never Mind the Bollocks

Sex Pistols to Release 35th Anniversary Box Set Reissue of Never Mind the Bollocks | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Sex Pistols will release a box set of their seminal 1977 punk record Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, in honor of its 35th anniversary, as Slicing Up Eyeballs reports. The 3xCD set, out September 24 in the UK via Universal, includes...
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Album: Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan (Domino)

Album: Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan (Domino) | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Six albums down the line, Dirty Projectors – aka David Longstreth and his band – show no signs of settling into any one formula.
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Tom Waits makes 'Bad As Me' live debut

Tom Waits makes 'Bad As Me' live debut | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
The eccentric singer songwriter played his track 'Chicago' on the Late Show with David Letterman...
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Fear of Music by Jonathan Lethem – review

Fear of Music by Jonathan Lethem – review | Alternative Rock | Scoop.it
Jonathan Lethem's exploration of Talking Heads' extraordinary third album is stylish and illuminating, writes Dorian Lynskey...
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