On Monday we kicked off the week with Polyphonic Spree's gorgeous rendition of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's anti-war song - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) , which can be found on the psychedelic choral-rock act's new studio album, Holidaydream: Sounds of the Holidays Vol. One . Today we've got our second cover of the Lennon-Ono classic, that has some direct ties to the original, as last night the impressive trio of Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, the Harlem Gospel Choir and John and Yoko's son Sean Lennon performed the song on The Colbert Report [...]
Stephen Colbert capped off The Colbert Report' s final episode in 2012 last night with another all-star Christmas carol. Following last night's performance of “Good King Wenceslas” by Michael Stipe and “Saul” from Homeland , Colbert recruited Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Sean Lennon, and the Harlem Gospel Choir for a rendition of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" by Sean's dad John and Yoko Ono. Watch the replay below (via The Audio Perv ).
Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy and Sean Lennon covered John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" with the Harlem Gospel Choir on the Colbert Report. Watch the video below: ...
Back in 2006, fresh off of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest , actor/believable pirate Johnny Depp , director Gore Verbinski, and producer Hal Willner rounded up the likes of Lou Reed, Nick Cave, and Bono for Rogue's Gallery , a collection of modernized "pirate ballads, sea songs, and chanteys." Now, with nary a pirate movie in sight, the Hollywood heavyweights are readying to set sail again, having organized an equally star-studded follow-up entitled Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys . The two-disc, 36-track collection features [...]
Photo by G. Poster presumably by Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono. Imagine There's No Fracking New York! Please repost this, retweet it, put it on your favorite social media sites and spread the word! I've written about the dangers of hydrofracking before and you owe it to yourself to know the facts. At the very least, please read the following: Misleading the public under the false claim that gas is a “clean” energy, the oil and gas industry [...]
Mystical Weapons , the new collaborative effort between Sean Lennon and Deerhoof ’s Greg Saunier, will release its self-titled debut album on January 15th through Chimera Music . The new band ’s music is instrumental, focused on the idea of instant composition. Their spontaneous style is all [...]
Last month, we learned about the existence of Mystical Weapons, Sean Lennon's new experimental-psych duo with Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier. Now, we've got the video for their madly blooping single " Mechanical Mammoth ." Martha Colburn directs, and it's an art-fucked collage of masked women and swirling colors. Watch it and download the song below. Read More...
Arte de The Slip de Nine Inch Nails Texto: @christianxrojas A veces es mejor escuchar la música en solitario, en un cuarto oscuro, con audífonos o haciendo uso de un sonido elegante. Para lograr la mejor experiencia se deben evitar ruidos externos y sólo hay que poner la mente en blanco. Que comience el viaje hacia nuestro Yo interno y que nadie nos moleste. Si su fin de semana carece de algún plan, o si encuentran una hora para ustedes mismos, a continuación comparto una lista de canciones para encerrarse [...]
Most New Yorkers have a special relationship with Madison Square Garden, but Beatles spawn Sean Lennon's connection to the "World's Greatest Arena" goes a step further. In a story recounted by Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 , when John Lennon shocked the world and Elton John by making a rare live appearance to perform with Elton at MSG on Thanksgiving Weekend in 1974 The Beatle was separated from Yoko Ono. Ono sent her husband a white gardenia backstage leading to their reconciliation and shortly thereafter to the procreation of Sean. Without that night in 1974, it's possible [...]
It's really been over five years now that we've been doing this. Every single Tuesday for five years now. Not to get all nostalgic on everyone, but every Tuesday for the last five years there's not a week that goes by that I don't think, "What could possibly be out this week?" And each week we've been able to answer that and give you a whole bunch of songs to stream or download. So let's do what we do best... This week there's a lot of stuff out there... In fact, since we've been doing the new [...]
Filed under: News , News Today, Oh Boy! , Politics as Usual Saul Loeb, AFP President Barack Obama won a second term last night over Republican candidate Mitt Romney . Certified madman Ted Nugent wasn't happy about it, saying things like "I cry tears of blood for The Last Best Place & the warriors who died for this tragedy" and "What subhuman varmint believes others [...]
Mystical Weapon, the new collaborative effort between Sean Lennon and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, will release its self-titled debut album on January 15th through Chimera Music. The new band’s music is instrumental, focused on the idea of instant composition. Their spontaneous style is all over the place at times, spanning multiple genres. Download their [...]
Sean Lennon has hitched a ride with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier and now returns with his 49,312,309 band, Mystical Weapons . The two will issue their self-titled debut on January 15th via Chimera Music. "Mystical Weapons is one of those projects that evolved almost of its own accord," a press release indicates. "A couple of years ago the Plastic Ono Band was playing a show in San Francisco with Deerhoof. Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger was doing a club date the next day, so Sean asked Greg if he’d like to form an ad hoc duo to [...]
Stereogum New band alert! Veteran musical traveler Sean Lennon has formed a new duo called Mystical Weapons with Greg Saunier, Deerhoof's mindbending tourettic drummer. The partnership began after Deerhoof played a San Francisco show with Sean's mom's Plastic Ono Band a few years ago, and it seems to be a vehicle for the two to explore their furthest-out musical ideas. They'll release a self-titled album early next year, and we've got a download of a honking, twinkling madcap cartoon of a instrumental track called "Mechanical Mammoth" below. [...]
New band alert! Veteran musical traveler Sean Lennon has formed a new duo called Mystical Weapons with Greg Saunier, Deerhoof's mindbending tourettic drummer. The partnership began after Deerhoof played a San Francisco show with Sean's mom's Plastic Ono Band a few years ago, and it seems to be a vehicle for the two to explore their furthest-out musical ideas. They'll release a self-titled album early next year, and we've got a download of a honking, twinkling madcap cartoon of a instrumental track called "Mechanical Mammoth" below. Read More...
Filed under: News , News Today, Oh Boy! Screaming Females Burt Reynolds changed RiFF RAFF's life. Read through several artist's written wisdom, from Michael Gira of Swans to John Talbot. [ Fader ] Sean Lennon really hates fracking. Here's why. [ New York Times ]
I thought Kevin Tihista was George Harrison's son. Now you're telling me he's not? George's real son, Dhani , has been kicking around with his band, thenewno2 (pronounced "The new number two") since 2006 but have kept touring to a minimum. So, if you're not familiar with thenewno2, that's understandable. The band's second album, thefearofmissingout , was released today and, this week only, you can download the CD for $5 from Amazon . If you take advantage of this offer, [...]
Martha Wainwright Announces New Album 'Come Home to Mama' Released October 15, 2012 via V2 Records Produced by Yuka C Honda , and written by Martha Wainwright , Come Home To Mama (V2) is an emotional roller coaster that dazzles throughout. Recorded earlier this year in New York City, mostly at Sean Lennon 's home studio, 'Come Home To Mama' has the passionate angst of her 2005 debut coupled with the twisted pop [...]
English: Martha Wainwright signing a T-shirt for a fan in Quasimodo-Club, Berlin, Germany Deutsch: Martha Wainwright (2005) Nederlands: Martha Wainwright (2005) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Produced by Yuka C Honda, and written by Martha Wainwright, Come Home To Mama (V2 / Cooperative Music) is an emotional rollercoaster that dazzles throughout. Recorded earlier this year in New York City, mostly at Sean Lennon's home studio, Come Home To Mama has the passionate angst of her 2005 debut coupled with the twisted pop of 20082s I Know You're Married But I've [...]
Como chamar a atenção do público, efetivamente, para um protesto ecológico de difícil compreensão? Simples: inserindo uma paródia, duplos-sentidos e uma das figuras mais polêmicas da história do rock dançando e pulando com um globo terrestre na mão. Sean Lennon e sua mãe Yoko Ono passaram pelo programa de Jimmy Fallon para protestar, usando todas as táticas descritas acima, contra a prática do Fracking, forma de perfuração hidráulica de poços de extração de gás natural. Ono é a organizadora do Artists Against Fracking, grupo de artistas que condenam a prática, com membros como DiCaprio, [...]