4 posts categorized "best coast"


Smoke on the Water: Best Coast and Free Energy Played the South Street Seaport

Almost to the point of embarrassment, I finally made my way to the South Street Seaport for the free summer Friday shows this past week. Not for lack of quality artists, but more for the fact that a day job that doesnt recognize early end-of-week dismissals (umm, boo!) and a slew of other shows to attend, the bill of Free Energy and Best Coast was the perfect diversion from daily activities to where we put our foot down and said, "No. No more work...tonight we enjoy..." And so we did.



On an afternoon/early evening that saw the heat soar and the humiduty reach even higher, it was a refreshing change of pace to head down to the southernmost stretches of Manhattan for fun times with rad friends and cool bands. Best Coast kept it light and breezy with a number of songs from the recently released debut album, Crazy For You. Philly's Free Energy got the crowd in all sorts of sing-along spirits, even if we don't particularly care for their style of tunes. Seriously, Dream City? I liked it better when Norman Greenbaum first used the riff in Spirit in the Sky.


Regardless, we high-fived a ton of our most fun friends and made it through the evening without getting rained on, even though our super sweaty-soaked shirt could make it seem otherwise.


View pictures from the entire affair here.






mp3: Best Coast - Thats The Way Boys Are (Lesley Gore Cover)




Beastly Bits #120

This weekend is going to be nonstop on the fun tip...tonight, Free Energy and Best Coast play for FREE at the South Street Seaport. Tomorrow is HARD Fest on Governor's Island and Sunday is the icing on a cupcaker of days with Cap N Jazz reuniting at the Williamsburg Waterfront. No Age also plays...also, FREE again.



Know what else is free? Deeeez bits! Some say we're easy...some say we're cheap. I say, we's rad, ya dig?


Here's your LOL-Alert for today. Foxy Brown was arrested for mooning her neighbor. link


Watch Kele's new video for Everything You Wanted. link


Billy Corgan collapsed on stage at a gig in Tampa, FL last night. Dude's ok now. link


Mary Anne Hobbs resigned from Radio 1. Nooooo! link


As mentioned above, I'm so stoked for HARD Fest tomorrow. Grab two fresh new edits from event performers below.


mp3: M.I.A. - XXXO (Mujava and DJ Qness Serenity Re-Edit)

mp3: Die Antwoord - I Dont Need You (Van Scott Loves You Edit)



View These Vids: Best Coast, Pitbull, Music Go Music, The Flaming Lips and more...

Oft when presented with a new video, words sometimes escape me, as I'm visually treated and transported into a 3 to 4-minute world of pleasing colors and sounds. That said, there are a handful of new videos that have just been born of the net, and I'd like to share 'em with you.



At the very least, give each one a full view and I can guarantee you'll notice that a half hour of work (shirked!) has gone by rather quickly. However, what your boss might say? Well, I can't promise it's going to be positive.


And play!









mp3: Pitbull (featuring Machel Montano) - Alright 



Beastly Bits #36

Not a lot of personal stuff to get into today...we're saving that for TOMORROW, when we're going to make a super rad announcement. Can you feel the excitement? I can...


Oh teasers, we love you...is your interest piqued yet?


Phoenix and John Waters are both on respective tours of Australia. Weird combo right? Pedestrian breaks down each of them in this feature

Tickets for Best Coast's April 7 show at Mercury Lounge go on sale this Friday at noon. Bookmark this link immediately.

Mumford and Sons, Tinchy Stryder,  Local Natives and The Whip have been confirmed to play this year's Summer Sundae Festival in Leicester. If you fancy yourself across the pond from August 13-15, then snag a ticket here.

FILTER's Good Music Guide is out now. You can cop a free PDF version of the issue here.

Darwin Deez unleashed a video for Radar Detector, which sees a release on April 5. Watch here. Deez also heads out on the NME tour with HURTS and Everything Everything, later that month.


mp3: Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome

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