Friday, September 4, 2009
MUSICBLEEP: What was it like being on tour with Lady Gaga?
GARY GO: It was like being born again on a summers day
MUSICBLEEP: Can you describe this performance you do with just your iPhone?
GARY GO: It's Faustian with some Freudian slips, heavily influenced by Jackson Pollock
MB: Do you get nervous before a performance?
GG: I used to more so. I got nervous before performing at Wembley Stadium, because it's so huge and because I grew up next to it...it was always the place I dreamed of playing.
MB: How often and for how long do you rehearse before a show/tour? What are your pre-show rituals? How do you get ready for the crowd?
GG: My pre show ritual is singing the opening of the first song over and over to make sure I can at least get started and don't freeze up.
MB: When and why did you start performing?
GG: It was a bet I made with a friend at kindergarden. They bet me if I could become a rock star, they would give me their lunch for a month.
MB: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood/town?
GG: One of my fondest musical memory is going to see Michael Jackson at Wembley Stadium. Got some great Radiohead memories. Driving past Trent Reznor. Meeting Tool. I need to start a musical memory bank.
MB: What was the first tune(s) you learned? What was the first instrument you began to play?
GG: First instrument was piano...I was always trying to write my own songs.
MB: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why? Which famous musician(s) have you learned from?
GG: I admire Michael Jackson, Prince, Trent Reznor, David Bowie and Peter Gabriel.
MB: Who/what inspires your music?
GG: Charlie Kaufman
MB: What’s playing on your ipod right now? Who have you been listening to lately?
GG: Dan Black, Kings of Leon, Florence and the Machine
MB: How would you describe your music to people?
GG: I would let them describe it first and agree with whatever they said...
Gary Go TV on MUZU.
Just got the trailer video that previews This is Not a Show, a film by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah (the bonus DVD to R.E.M.'s Live at the Olympia.)
The two-CD set, produced by Jacknife Lee, features 39 songs that capture the best moments from the band’s 2007 “working rehearsals” at Dublin’s fabled Olympia club where Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills tested out new songs for R.E.M.’s 2008 studio album Accelerate.
Live At The Olympia will be unleashed on the U.S. on October 27th via Warner Bros. Records.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
TODAY, September 3rd at 5pmPST Matisyahu will make his way to Twitter's office headquarters in San Francisco where he will perform for the company's founders and staff.
This stripped down set will be broadcast LIVE on Ustream to allow fans to be a part of the audience of this intimate gathering. Additionally, fans will be able to participate and make song requests by using Ustream's chat tool as well as Twitter updates.
This event marks the first time that Twitter and Ustream have been utilized for a live concert broadcast. With over 780,000 Twitter followers and very highly regarded live performances, this is a perfect fit for Matisyahu and fans alike.
Since UK Singer/Songwriter Greg Holden started his “Living Room Series” on Youtube, he has been the worldwide ‘Featured Spotlight Artist’, had 3 of his videos Featured on their Home Page & has had over 700,000 views and counting.
In early 2008 Greg was invited to record new material with U2/David Gray producer Richard “Biff” Stannard. This all came just a few months after recording his debut EP, ‘Run, Don’t Walk’ (now available on iTunes), with producer Nunzio Signore at The Crib Studios in New York City. Greg returned from New York for a second time after completing his first full-length Album ‘A Word In Edgeways’, (also available on most digital music platforms including iTunes & Amazon).
Upon his return to the UK, Greg wowed audiences with his intimate yet powerful solo performances of his well-crafted, infectious melodies, steadily building him a loyal fan base. Recent collaborations include well-known writers Richard Causon (Ryan Adams/Rufus Wainwright) Jamie Hartman (Ben's Brother) & Sacha Skarbek (James Blunt/Bon Jovi/Sir Paul McCartney).
YOU will be able to catch him on the road whith Ingrid Michaelson when she kicks off her upcoming tour next week! By the sounds of this song and his exposure with Ingrid...looks like BIG things are about to happen! And it couldn't happen to a nicer guy...
Ingrid Michaelson has a brand new video for "Maybe", the first single from her brand new album Everybody. You can check it out over at youtube.com/ingridmichaelson
She's also about to kick off a North American headline tour next week in Toronto, working a 43-stop loop around the continent ending in Pittsburgh on Nov. 5th. Her full slate is below, if you'd like to cover a show please reach out and we'll set something up!
Ingrid is taking out a super-young UK singer called Greg Holden as her lone support.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
With the soundtrack's release in less than a month and lead single, "All Is Love" now available on iTunes, we are happy to reveal the official cover art for Where The Wild Things Are.
Featuring original music by Karen O, the soundtrack seamlessly marries sound to vision, with the help of some friends and fellow musicians. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, the kids include Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (YYY), Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion), Nick Zinner, (YYY) and an untrained children’s choir.
Pick up lead single, "All Is Love", via iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=327574250&s=143441
Australian natives The Morning After Girls emerge with a new lineup for their latest album, which explore themes of loneliness and isolation in our modern world. Check out their new sound in a live session.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wolfmother’s Latest Album Cosmic Egg Now Available For Pre-Order; “New Moon Rising” Available on iTunes Brothers and sisters sound the siren, the long-awaited return of Wolfmother is here. Their wonderfully ambitious new record, Cosmic Egg, is set for release on October 13, preceded by their joyously shredding first single, "New Moon Rising," which is out now!
"New Moon Rising" is a thumping, ripping slice of optimistic future-blues that's all over the radio now and just the first piece to be unveiled of the fine Cosmic Egg puzzle. It's a thrilling rush of goodtimes direct to the soul and is only the beginning of a mighty return.... grab "New Moon Rising" NOW on iTunes.
Wolfmother's new album is, in short, the sound of the band's world being rethunk and cracked wide open, with a sprawling, jubilant galaxy of musical and metaphysical harmony spilling forth. Expedition is welcome to all, and to begin you on your journey, you can now pre-order limited edition versions of Cosmic Egg in a variety of formats including CD, deluxe CD, 2LP Vinyl, Limited Edition Box Set, and various music and merch combos now on Wolfmother’s official site.
In other Wolfie news, the band conquered Southern California's Epicenter Festival sharing the stage with the likes of Tool and more, as well as a much buzzed about secret midnight show in LA's Silverlake district. But wait... there's more. Don't miss Wolfmother bringing Cosmic Egg to the stage opening for The Killers 8/31-9/6.
The first of a series of a behind the scenes looks at the forthcoming Wolfmother opus is now online. Episode 1 travels the open high-way to Byron Bay where much of the record was born and pre-production took place. Check it out HERE!Transmission From The Cosmic Egg – Episode 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb9cb0G7Q78
"New Moon Rising” on iTunes: http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/browserRedirect?url=itms%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewPreorder%253Fid%253D328347846%2526partnerId%253D30%2526siteID%253DEwg5bHnsCSQ-7W.Hod2wivUDKKGN6S3t_Q
Monday, August 31, 2009
I had a ticket to see The National over the weekend, but I wasn't able to make the show. I headed to the desert to escape the hot L.A. heat for some even hotter temps in Palm Springs.
It looked like it was a great show!! Here are a few clips.
It is a special time in the land of Kemado Records as they are so proud to announce and present Be Set Free, the mighty third album by Langhorne Slim.
One of the most endearing and standout qualities of Slim's live shows is the sureness that one is always entering a genuine gospel-like musical experience full of little miracles. Be Set Free has captured this charisma and spirit -the "hold your heart" moments and "raise a drink" dance vibes shine throughout with lush string arrangements and the fine sonic talents of drummer Malachi DeLorenzo and new bassist Jeff Ratner. Langhorne's stronger than ever vocals lead the journey blending his poetry through the beautiful chaos and bearing a wisdom that reflects a broken heart battling the perils of true hope.
Be Set Free is Langhorne's most cinematic and cohesive effort to date. Slim has truly reached a point of light where these songs come from wide-eyed maturity and mastered craft.
Gut wrenching lyrics and gorgeous merry melodies-it would be easy to categorize it as folk, but this time-it's much more complex than just that slice of pie. Sweet hallelujah choruses bleed throughout tracks like "Land Of Dreams" and "Say Yes" and turn to the darkness of blues filled "I Love You, But Goodbye".