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The best thing about watching coverage of the baseball playoffs on TBS has nothing to do with the actual broadcasts of the games, as TBS has managed to answer the question, "Can anybody show baseball worse than Fox and Espn combined?" No, the highlight comes during commercial breaks whenever promos for "Conan" come up. They have all been stellar, especially all of the blimp-related gags ("Actually, it's a dirigible"). The entire late night universe is waiting for O'Brien's return, as the numbers across the board have been way, way down since his exit earlier this year. Will Conan's comeback spark a new wave of competition among the venerable after-hours talk show hosts? Here's hoping.
In the meantime, the shows grind on, with a number of sure-fire highlights hitting your television screens this week. "The Late Show with David Letterman" features a visit from Matt Damon (Tuesday, October 12), one of the »
- Kyle Anderson
Actresses Tricia Helfer and Katie Sackhoff are motorbiking to the Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleans, Louisiana to raise cash for charities working to restore the Gulf of Mexico following the Bp oil spill.
The sexy stars will set off from Los Angeles in the week before the event, which is scheduled to run over the Halloween weekend (29-31Oct10).
They have asked famous friends and businesses in Tinseltown to sponsor their big ride, which is expected to take them 28 hours and cover 2,000 miles (3,219 kilometers).
Once at the festival, the biker girls are expected to check out performances by headliners Muse, Ozzy Osbourne and My Morning Jacket, as well as R&B star Macy Gray, who has just been added to the bill. »
Joining the couple – who welcomed a new baby into their lives earlier this year – on Dear New Orleans are a number of bands and artists, including Ok Go, Tom Morello and My Morning Jacket. The album is being produced by Air Traffic Control, an organization that has been co-hosting activism retreats in New Orleans for the last four years.
Proceeds from the Dear New Orleans album will go to a number of organizations working to support and sustain the region’s unique musical and cultural traditions, and to protect and restore vital environmental and community resources for future generations. These include Sweet Home New Orleans and the Gulf Restoration Network.
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Thanks to Jay-z and Beyoncé repping for Grizzly Bear and hanging out at Coachella to see some Pitchfork-approved acts, indie rock and hip-hop have been having a very public love affair lately. Sometimes it's a late night hook-up that is walk-of-shame worthy in the morning (paging Weezer and Lil Wayne) and other times it's so seamless you wonder why nobody thought of it before. Kid Cudi rolled out the carpe for Ratatat and Mgmt on his studio debut, Ghostface Killah has admitted to loving Vampire Weekend and the Black Keys chopped it up with everyone from Mos Def to RZA and Raekwon on the Blakroc album.
In the most recent example, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon revealed that he spent a couple days earlier this year in Hawaii with Kanye West, laying down some of his patented hushed, pastoral vocals for 10 songs that might appear on West's upcoming CD. That »
- Gil Kaufman
This past weekend played host to one of the biggest underground music festivals of the year. No, not Outside Lands in San Francisco (which saw Kings of Leon, the Strokes, Phoenix, My Morning Jacket and a handful of surviving members of the Grateful Dead overcome frosty temperatures in Golden Gate Park), but rather the annual Gathering of the Juggalos. The festival, hosted and organized by Insane Clown Posse and featuring most of the artists on the roster of their record label, extended over four days and also sported a number of hip-hop legends, rides, games, seminars and wrestling. But the big headline to come out of the weekend was the unfortunate crowd reaction to Tila Tequila. Making her hip-hop debut on "Ladies Night," Tequila was pelted with rocks, various pieces of garbage and human excrement while fans badgered her to take her top off (and then when she finally did, »
- Kyle Anderson
"Lost" and Weezer supporters may not have been the most natural bed fellows in the past, but the two sets of fans certainly have something in common now — "Hurley," Weezer's upcoming album. With a picture of actor Jorge Garcia's face plastered on the album cover, the new Weezer album has nothing to do with "Lost" other than the name and likeness of the unlucky lottery winner.
As both a music lover and a big "Lost" fan — yes, still — I started thinking about some other musicians who could find inspiration in the "Lost" mythology for their next album. After the jump, check out some suggestions for "Lost"-inspired albums!
"Boone," by Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has won the world over thanks to his memorable hair and boyish good looks. In fact, he almost looks like a younger version of Ian Somerhalder, the "Vampire Diaries" star who briefly appeared on "Lost" as the ill-fated Boone Carlyle. »
- Josh Wigler
The follow-up to My Morning Jacket’s 2008 release, Evil Urges, is currently being recorded at a church in the band’s hometown of Louisville, Ky. Frontman Jim James recently told Rolling Stone he’s “really excited” about the band’s sixth studio effort. “It’s all live, so the vibe is really, really good, really wholesome,” he says. "There’s something about it. We’ve done stuff mostly live but then you do some overdubs, some vocals, or whatever. But we’re trying to do everything other than maybe strings live. There’s just something old and dirty about it.” »
I've been lucky over the years to catch early, small club shows by the likes of the Smashing Pumpkins, Lenny Kravitz, Beck, the Verve, Radiohead, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Garbage, the Strokes, the Vines, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and countless others.
The thing about those shows is that you can never know in the moment that what you're seeing is a band on the verge, because at the time it just feels like you've witnessed an awesome show. And then the next thing you know the band you thought only you and a handful of other friends were into about is playing the local amphitheater or showing up on a "Twilight" soundtrack.
I say this because I saw one of those shows Tuesday night (July 13) right here in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was the third time in the past two years that I've seen South Carolina's Band of Horses, »
- Gil Kaufman
For good or for ill, Arizona’s controversial anti-illegal immigration bill Sb 1070 has gotten a lot of attention from musicians around the country—from the high-profile Chuck D and Rage Against The Machine to more modestly well-known/Paste cover stars like Conor Oberst and My Morning Jacket. Some artists are attempting to raise awareness by canceling tour dates within Arizona in boycott. In a recent letter to promoter Charlie Levy (in response to Levy’s open letter in The Arizona Republic), Oberst mentioned a similar bill in small-town Nebraska, his home state. »
On her last release, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, Washburn joined forces with Béla Fleck, Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee. For her upcoming album, City of Refuge (due Aug. 31 on Foreign Children Records), Washburn is in the spotlight, but some of her more musical friends—including The Decemberists’ Chris Funk and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket—contributed to the album, which was produced by Tucker Martine (Sufjan Stevens, Spoon). »
It’s all happening for My Morning Jacket: a successful appearance on a John Prine tribute album, a slew of tour dates across the U.S. this fall including a five-night stand in New York, opening for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and appearances at several big festivals are keeping the boys busy. Despite a pretty packed schedule, guitarist Carl Broemel has a solo album on the way. »
Roots have another hit with their new studio album .How I Got Over. which arrived on store shelves at a No. 6 on soundscan chart. The album also benefited by Friday night boost after the Roots performed its first single .Dear God 2.0. on NBC.s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. .Dear God 2.0. reworks Monsters Of Folk.s .Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.). and the Roots. recording features Mof members Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket), Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes), and M. Ward. For the Late Night performance, the Roots were joined by Yim Yames and a 12-piece string section. The new studio album got its name from .How I Got Over,. the Clara Ward gospel classic (popularized by Mahalia »
- Patrick Luce
At last, the tribute he deserves The songs of dirt-road troubador John Prine are malleable—simple, elegiac tales of people living out simple lives. They’re easy tunes to cover, which means this smartly-assembled tribute album is long overdue. It draws from the legion of neo-folk acolytes Prine has helped shuffle into the spotlight, with the Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket and the Drive-By Truckers, among others, scribbling the margins of his well-thumbed volumes in their own shorthand. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver welcomes “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)” into his misty, distant world, and Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band »
Kings of Leon, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket and Phil Lesh/Bob Weir's Further project will be the headliners at this year's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Aug. 14-15. Phoenix, Levon Helm, Cat Power, Al Green, Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion, Janelle Monae and Edward Sharpe are amongst the other announced acts for the rock and pop-leaning event. Two-day tickets go up tomorrow (June 2) at 10 a.m. Pst while single-day stubs are up on June 6, via the Outside Lands website. A portion of all sales will go to San Francisco's Recreation and »
Heading to George, Wash. for the Sasquatch! 2010 Music Festival this Memorial Day weekend? Well, it’s time to pull out a pen/highlighter/smartphone and draft your itinerary. This year’s Sasquatch! lineup lineup boasts notable acts like Pavement, Vampire Weekend and Mgmt, in addition to The National, LCD Soundsystem and My Morning Jacket. The festival kicks off this Saturday at noon with Los Angeles-based Dawes, according to the hour-by-hour schedule, and will end with Boys Noize taking the Yeti stage at 10 p.m. on Monday. »
Memorial Day is this weekend, which means the unofficial start of summer is finally here. It's time for barbecues, road trips, poolside naps, baseball games and paying slightly less attention at work than normal. It also means that the late night shows will be disappearing more frequently, ducking into reruns so the various writing, production and performance staffs can enjoy their summer vacations without having to worry about making up gags about Robert Pattinson and the coming midterm elections. Take David Letterman's show, which will only have three new episodes this week so everybody can stretch Memorial Day into an extra-long weekend. Still, he'll welcome "American Idol" reject Casey James on Monday (May 24) and Sarah Jessica Parker and the Black Keys (not together, sadly) on Tuesday (May 25). (It should be duly noted that the women from "Sex and the City 2" are literally going to be everywhere this week, »
- Kyle Anderson
The Roots may have a full time gig as the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," but they're not so busy that they haven't been working on a new effort. The veteran hip-hop crew have tapped eclectic guests for its forthcoming "How I Got Over," including John Legend and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. They'll be sampling singer-songwriter/harpist Joanna Newsom's "The Book of Right-On" in one jam. The album -- which has actually been in the works for longer than just the year The Roots have been on TV -- has no release date yet, though the band »
- Katie Hasty
The Roots’ forthcoming album, How I Got Over, has been in the works for quite a while. But with one track featuring My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and another sampling Joanna Newsom’s “The Book of Right On,” it’s probably worth the wait to see what ?uestlove and the rest of The Roots crew have come up with (via Spinner). »
After years of toiling in some wildly successful rock bands (most notably Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver), Slash has finally made his way into the center of the spotlight with his first true solo album. It just debuted in third place on the Billboard album chart, moving over 60,000 copies in its first week on the strength of the behatted guitarist's non-stop promotion and the single "By the Sword" (a team-up with Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale.
Slash is actually a tremendous collection of hard rock songs that center around the axe man's signature chunky, swirling riffs. His backing band features all of the original members of Guns N' Roses (Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler — only Axl Rose is absent). In Santana style, each track has a guest vocalist, some of which work really well (Stockdale, Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl) while others stumble a bit (Fergie, Myles Kennedy). On balance, »
- Kyle Anderson
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