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Legendary Betty Davis and Miles Davis funk/fusion/psych session released

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 1969, high priestess of funk Betty Davis recorded two legendary sessions produced by her then-husband Miles Davis at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios in Manhattan. The band consisted of Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer),...Show More Summary

The game console era as we know it is almost over, and other upgrade lessons from the Electronic Entertainment Expo

The band raged on, playing vintage rhythm-and-blues hits inside what was designed to appear as a New Orleans street corner. From the balcony above, men and women tossed beads to the onlookers.  Now in its second decade, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which concluded Thursday night at the Los...

Never Found in the 80s - Trip Shakespeare

Finally, we close out our live performance week of Never Found bands playing Minneapolis' legendary nightclub First Avenue & 7th Street Entry with the band Trip Shakespeare. Trip Shakespeare was a poppy, trippy, neo-psychedelic band out of Minneapolis. Their songs were just packed with catchy hooks, but mainstream charting …

Never Found in the 80s - The Wallets

Today's Never Found live performance by a Minneapolis band at the legendary nightclub First Avenue & 7th Street Entry (sounds like an award) features the avant-garde band The Wallets. Led by artist/accordion player Steve Kramer, The Wallets have been described by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a "mix of polka, rock, …

Never Found in the '80s - The Mighty Mofos

Continuing our look at Minneapolis bands performing live at the legendary nightclub First Avenue & 7th Street Entry we find The Mighty Mofos. The Mofos were (and are still) the quintessential bar band.

Live review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Wembley Stadium, 05/06/16

If the E Street Band are to the last stadium rockers standing, maybe we’ll concede that stadium rock was alright after all

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” On Conan

3 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

A whole army of indie bands took part in Day Of The Dead, the National’s triple-disc Grateful Dead tribute compilation that came out last week. Many of the versions of songs that appeared on the album were fairly faithful and solemn, but one band that really took liberties was Unknown Orchestra, the all-over-the-place trio. Their […]

On Remembering Prince, ‘Baby Dolls’ Breaking Sexual Barriers and a New Orleans Second Line

In New Orleans’ historic Tremé neighborhood, a sea of “rainbow children” in purple wigs, sequins and sparkles saturated the streets. People of all ages, races, gender expressions and backgrounds followed the buoyant brass band horns and booty-shaking drumbeats of the second-line parade honoring the Purple One. We clapped, shouted and sang to the heavens. There […]

Prince Harry Fan Ignites Twitter With Selfie Claiming He's Her Boyfriend

Post by Jenny Erikson. When Prince Harry attended a Bruce Springsteen concert recently, he had no idea he'd end up with a girlfriend! Olivia Tallent, the daughter of the bassist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, posted a selfieShow More Summary

Flashback: The Day Muhammad Ali Met the Beatles

The Beatles had only been in America for 11 days when they found themselves herded into Miami Beach's 5th Street Gym for a photo op with a 22-year-old boxer named Cassius Clay. It was February 18th, 1964, and the band was in town to film their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Clay...

Sunny Days

Waiting on a sunny day in Glasgow can often be a forlorn task, but three in a row is unusual to say the least. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened their gig at Scotland's national football stadium last night with Waitin' on a Sunny Day - and the sun is still shining today. Show More Summary

Bruce is Back

I can hardly believe that a whole three years have passed since I went to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play at Hampden Stadium in Glasgow. I suppose it's because time flies by so quickly when you're fighting the good fight...Show More Summary

Watch Bono Join Bruce Springsteen for a Rendition of ‘Because the Night’ in Dublin

The Boss was in the Irish capital with the E Street Band on the current leg of his 'River' tour.

If You've Ever Wanted to See Bruce Springsteen and Bono Cover Patti Smith, Today's Your Lucky Day

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band swung by Dublin for a tour stop this weekend, and guess which famous Dubliner showed up for a surprise appearance? Yup! Bono. Watch the gentlemen perform a fun cover of Patti Smith's classic "Because The Night," because the night — and the spectators ... More »

Watch Bono Join Bruce Springsteen On “Because The Night” In Dublin

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were joined onstage by Bono last night during their second show at Dublin’s Croke Park. The U2 frontman performed a rendition of “Because The Night,” which Springsteen co-wrote with Patti Smith and was originally released as a single off of her album Easter in 1978. Bono and Springsteen […]

Watch Bruce Springsteen, Bono Perform 'Because the Night' in Dublin

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's The River Tour headed to Dublin, Ireland this weekend, and at the second of two shows at the city's Croke Park Sunday, the group was joined by U2's Bono, who performed the Patti Smith classic "Because the Night" alongside Springsteen and company. This wasn't the first time...

Shorties (Summer's New Fiction, Two Profiles of Car Seat Headrest, and more)

The Wall Street Journal recommended summer's new fiction. Flavorwire profiled Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo. The A.V. Club also talked to Toledo about the band's new album Teens of Denial and its now deleted Ric Ocasek sample. May is Largehearted...

Space shuttle fuel tank delights crowd as it begins its slow roll to Exposition Park

With a New Orleans jazz band playing and dozens of people waving white handkerchiefs and wishing it a good journey, the space shuttle fuel tank known as ET-94 started rolling on its day-long trip through city streets early Saturday.  The 66,000-pound tank, sitting atop dollies, left a parking lot...

Leon May Be From All Your Favorite Movies, but He's Also The Lead Singer of a Band

Leon has had to have been in a movie that you love. He's starred in everything from The Five Heartbeats to Madonna's Like A Prayer video and he's still dominating in these acting streets.

RATAID to reunite classic Atlanta bands Saturday

Back in the 1980s, when you could still find free street parking (and cheap garage apartments) in Midtown Atlanta, there was an art gallery/event space called the Blue Rat Gallery in the basement of a...

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