Two out-of-this-world women took the stage at Fox Theater in Oakland and not one person left unscathed by their musical powers.
Earlier this week, tUnE-yArDs providing live accompaniment to a series of Buster Keaton short films as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival . Here's a brief clip of "Gangsta" and Buster Keaton from that show - pretty great stuff. Related Posts: tUnE-yArDs: new video for "My Country," Kickstarter project launched for SF Rock Project Awesome: tUnE-yArDs live-soundtracking Buster Keaton films at Castro Theater [...]
One of the great traditions of the San Francisco International Film Festival has been pairing up an indie rock band with a classic silent film. In past years these have always been classier films, such as 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea or A Page Of Madness. It seemed to be a risky move to do something [...]
Fort Funston, San Francisco, 2011. This past Monday, my better half and I got the pleasure of seeing tUnE-yArDs with full band as well as local guitar wizard Ava Mendoza play along with the following Buster Keaton shorts: One Week (1920), The Haunted House (1921) and with Fatty Arbuckle Good Night, Nurse! (1918) and The Cook (1918). It was at the legendary Castro Theater for the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival Her music lent itself perfectly to the [...]
If you asked someone what their favorite record by a female singer in 2011 was, odds are you would have gotten a reply that fit one of two options: 21 by Adele, or Ceremonials by Florence and the Machine. Both topped charts, and the former swept the Grammys, taking home the coveted Album Of The Year award, [...]
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Frank Yang Maybe listening to Jesus Of Cool and Labour Of Lust weren't the best warm-ups for Nick Lowe's show at The Phoenix on Monday night. After all, he was many many years removed from being the young pub-rock firebrand who recorded those first two records, having settled comfortably into the role of professorial pop singer-songwriter - a guise that's suited his still-potent pen quite nicely, as last year's The Old Magic proved. But if you [...]
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Filed under: News Jason Persse for AOL Day two, week two, of the flame-broiled Coachella festival brought the highest temperatures yet, but this time the crowds were ready. Shirts? Who needs 'em? From the neo-tribal drum-circle vibe during tUnE-yArDs ' set to the frothing mosh pit that opened up for English punk godfathers Buzzcocks , there was something a little ... primal in the air. After whipping the kids into a frenzy [...]
It was all about adrenaline for Day 2 of Coachella 2012.
We weren't going to do a 4/20 post, but then we got inspired. We thought about a post of stoner songs, but we all know what the best stoner anthems are, and you've all got your playlist of preferred pot smoking tunes. Instead, we collected seven music videos that will guarantee to provide that "ohh shit" moment for you while you're getting lifted and are looking for more than the latest chilled out rap song about smoking weed, because contrary to popular belief, you don't need to listen to music about smoking weed every time 4/20 comes around. So check [...]
Piénsenlo así: Si alguna vez sobrevives a un desastre natural y lo único que funciona es tu reproductor de música, ten por seguro que lo que escucharías sería a Tune-Yards. Una banda innovadora y original cuya presentación en el Festival 5punto5 te resultará enloquecedora y apocalíptica. Merrill Garbus, artista inglesa e incomprendida por las masas, [...]
Watch 'Bizness' below. Catch tUnE-yArDs on her North American tour. Click here to view the embedded video. MP3: tUnE-yArDs - Bizness
I've never been to Coachella, but I say with confidence that I don't regret that. But I do suppose that I owe the festival a big "THANK YOU!" for sending this amazing co-headlining show my way. In between the Coachella weekends this year, there are amazing shows in the outskirts of LA and tUnE-yArDs and St. Vincent at The Glass House in Pomona this Thursday 4/19 is the best one. I have been completely obsessed with both of these bands this year. My crush on St. Vincent is clear from [...]
This is the final installment of "All The Bands We Loved Before", where I share with you Coachella "previews" by reminding you about bands we've already written about in blogs past. Weekend 1 of Coachella has concluded. Most acts could be seen live via streaming, and many more could be re-broadcast through Coachella's YouTube channel. This tool has been totally invaluable in helping us decide who to see when we venture out for weekend 2. One of the tough decisions is skipping Arctic Monkeys . Yep. And even though Mookie [...]
I wasn't as blow away by the tUnE-yArDs 2011 album Whokill as other people I know, but I am a sucker for weird music videos and the Mimi Cave directed one for "My Country" could definitely fit into that category. I might still be won over by you yet tUnE-yArDs . -Alex Description: Music Video for [...]
Am still Coachella town watching, the TUNE-YARDS performance at the festival site is me latest favourite via her BIZNESS number.
This year's edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival will transpire in theaters around the city from April 19 to May 3. Last year's SFIFF marked the Bay Area premieres of such critically acclaimed hits as Beginners, Another Earth, and The Future. This year's reliably diverse lineup looks just as promising, featuring new work [...]