VIDEO: Stac & Royce Wood Jr.’s “Wet (Live)”


This live performance by vocalist Stac (pronounced like “stack”, not “stace/stais” as I originally posted. Her name is Stacey Dowdeswell, and the nickname cames from Royce Wood Jr., her collaborator) was performed and shot in one take. The old school look was created by using an old technique called Pepper’s Ghost, so the project takes on an eerie feel while still being something that can be felt and experienced today. Stac is joined by Wood for this one.

(Thank you to Stac for the correction on the pronunciation of her name.)

VIDEO: Kimya Dawson’s “Solid and Strong”


This has to be said: this will definitely become one of my favorite music videos of 2012. It reminds me of old films they used to show at school, or what you would see within an episode of Sesame Street, and there are times when I wish music was that simple and easy. It’s a nice song, and the song is called “Solid And Strong”, so Kimya Dawson is on a mission. I suggest we all dip in.

VIDEO: Band of Skulls’ “Sweet Sour”


This was sent to me, I checked out the link provided that lead to YouTube but read the comments first. People are pissed about this video. Fans seem to love Band Of Skulls, most of them love the song, but think the video is the biggest piece of crap. It’s almost unanimous, and I thought “what is so bad about this video?” I pressed play, and I still don’t get it. Is it because there are young kids dancing? Is it because they are popping and breakdancing to an indie rock song, and the clash seems to be a hideous concept to most? Is it because young kids aren’t meant to act that way? I honestly don’t know but it made me think:

1) it’s nice to know music videos can still piss people off in 2012
2) what’s the real fuss?

I like it. This is “Sweet Sour”, and this video seems to be making people just that, like spare ribs.

Sweet Sour will be released next week Tuesday, and the trio (Matt Hayward on dims, Emma Richardson on bass/vox, and Russell Marsden on gits/vox) will be headed on tour, on their path toward this year’s SXSW:
13-Mar… Austin, TX Antone’s
16-Mar… Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
17-Mar… Dallas, TX Granada Theater
19-Mar… Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
20-Mar… Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
22-Mar… New York, NY Webster Hall
23-Mar… Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
24-Mar… Washington, DC 9:30 Club
26-Mar… Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
27-Mar… Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
28-Mar… Providence, RI The Met
30-Mar… Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre
31-Mar… Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
2-Apr… Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
3-Apr… Chicago, IL House of Blues
4-Apr… Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
6-Apr… Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
7-Apr… Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (Grand Room)
9-Apr… Seattle, WA Neptune
10-Apr… Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
11-Apr… Portland, OR Dante’s
12-Apr… San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
15-Apr… Indio, CA (Coachella)
22-Apr… Indio, CA (Coachella)

* We Are Augustines support all dates except the Coachella shows

VIDEO: Clan Destined featuring Stacy Epps’ “Scream”


This video involves a couple about to get seductive on a bed, but there’s someone in a chair, watching. Not doing anything, but just watching. Is this some bizarre Screw My Wife Please video? Then Stacy Epps “sings” where the coupe were just getting romantic? Freaky, freaky, or just f-r eazy?

I’m not sure, but all of these visuals are part of the new video by Clan Destined called “Scream”, so maybe they wanted the viewer to scream for different reasons, or maybe they were doing things to scream so that… eh, I don’t know, but it’s a cool song nonetheless. It is from their album titled Self-titled, so it’s not eponymous. The video was directed by B. Price.

SOME STUFFS: Main Attrakionz share free song as they make their way to SXSW

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Main Attrakionz are about to do their first national tour, which will eventually lead them to this year’s SXSW. These Oakland cats are about to do their thing, so show some respect, make some home cooked meals for them, and see them when you have a chance. Where? Right here:

February 10… Claremont, CA (Pomona College)
February 19… Miami, FL (Grand Central)
March 1… Boston, MA (Middle East Upstairs)
March 2… New London, CT (Connecticut College)
March 3… Bronxville, NY (Sarah Lawrence College)
March 4… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands Gallery)
March 5… Manhattan, NY (Webster Hall Studio)
March 6… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter)
March 7… Greensboro, NC (Longshanks)
March 8… Oxford, MS (Proud Larry’s)
March 10… Denton, TX (35 Denton Festival)
March 12-17… Austin, TX (SXSW)