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On TV | Beck and Preservation Hall Jazz Band Collaborate At Red Rocks

On TV features a quick recap of some of the music we're playing at Tomorrow's Verse headquarters.Who: Beck with Preservation Hall Jazz BandWhat: Beck just wrapped up a two-night run at Red Rocks with openers Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and the artists collaborated for lengthy encores.You Need To Know: New Orleans jazz...

Jack White's "American Epic" Documentary Coming In May

Jack Whites ambitious documentary series American Epic will finally see a release in May.The series, produced by White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford, was initially supposed to air in 2015, but was held back for unknown reasons.The final product will feature three documentary episodes, an additional feature film, and a number of recording...

Watch Beck Join Surviving Nirvana Members To Cover David Bowie

An unusual reunion occurred at Clive Daviss annual pre-Grammys gala on Sunday night as the surviving members of Nirvana were joined by Beck for a performance of David Bowies The Man Who Sold The World.Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear performed a fairly straightforward version of the track, musically, while Becks vocals take...

Beck Debuts New Sound On Surprise Single “Dreams”

Beck remained silent for a period of time after winning a Grammy for album of the year for last years Morning Phase. Now, the acclaimed singer-songwriter is back with surprise single Dreams, a polar opposite sound from his last record.From the opening riff, the song flaunts a disco-leaning dance beat, Becks vocals sounding almost...

Alex's Top 150 Albums Of 2014

Frequent contributor Alex Wood has assembled his list of the top 150 albums of the year.1. Jack White- LazarettoLazaretto is an instant classic, an album that successfully combines the sounds of Jack Whites past work and influences to create something wholly his own. A record free of crazy effects and using no compression in the production...

How Fast Are Vinyl Album Sales Growing? A Graph

Vinyl has made an obvious comeback in recent years, and sales of vinyl LPs are up 49% this year, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal.Despite the steady increase in sales, few are investing in the industry and factories responsible for the pressing of old-fashioned vinyl records are struggling to meet demand....

Setlist / Review / Video: Beck @ Pitchfork Night One 7/18/14

For his headlining set at Pitchfork Music Festival, Beck used the stylistic diversity of his back-catalogue to create an unpredictable, career-spanning set that was surprisingly light on new material.The opening heavy guitar riff of Devils Haircut dissipated any fears that the musician would stick to the acoustic styling of this years Morning Phase and...

Beck Does Bowie 360, Best 2.0 Phish, Axl's Gimme Some Reggae, Terrapin Keller and More

Beck's cover of David Bowie's "Sound And Vision" with a 160 musicians is a complete reinvention of how music is recorded, shared and consumed and every second will blow another corner of your mind.Hey look, tables turned! PhanArt featured me to discus what Pete called "the most shared piece of fanrelatedart ever"I've always felt...

Chicago Musicians Tackle Beck's Sheet Music, New Hendrix Music, Bowie Acting Normal, More...

A group of Chicago musicians, led by the band Mos Scocious took a stab at recreating Beck's sheet music opus Song Reader at the Tonic Room last week. The Sun Times had a reporter on hand to cover the event. Here's the playbill via the MS facebook page.One of online music's biggest holes may...

Three Reasons To Check Out Elephant Stone At Beat Kitchen 12/1/12

Here's three reasons to check out Elephant Stone at Beat Kitchen on Saturday night.1. Their music sounds damn cool. They call it Hindi Rock, a term I rarely come across and certainly one I was skeptical of, but the sitar and organ blend together convincingly to recall 60s psychedelia via non Western musical forms...