Tagged: live

Now Watching: Sarah Jarosz NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Credit: npr.org

Credit: npr.org

There are few things on the internet that make me happier than NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series.  The low-key concerts are a showcase for some of the best talent on the planet to really show their raw chops.  This one with Sarah Jarosz is no exception.  In case you haven’t heard of this miraculous young lady, she is a 22 year old bluegrass/roots songbird.  Despite being only 22, she has already recorded three albums, all of them an absolute delight.  In this video she is performing songs from her third album, Build Me Up From Bones.  But enough of my yammering, just watch and let the girl win your heart.

Live in LA?  Come see her with me on January 22nd at Largo at the Coronet, tickets here.

VIDEO: Volcano Choir Performs “Comrade”

A little treat for the end of your hump-day, courtesy of Pitchfork.  A really excellent song from Justin Vernon’s latest project Volcano Choir, and because it’s Justin Vernon, of course it’s an immaculate performance.  Enjoy!

 

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Just Killing It

Bored with your Tuesday?  Looking for some inspiration?  Well, let me help ya out.

You probably have heard of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis by now, the video for Thrift Shop is at 25 million views and counting.

But don’t knock them off as a couple of guys making novelty rap songs.  The Seattle duo has way more to offer.  Case in point: this incredible performance from the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series.  Somehow without a huge crowd, a stage, lights, or a microphone, Macklemore still puts on one hell of a show, and managed to get me amped up sitting silently at my desk in an office.  A particularly special treat is when Ray Dalton joins in to sing some sweet sweet melodies on the last track Can’t Hold Us.  So spend the next 14 minutes of your afternoon watching this glorious video, and the rest of your day figuring out how you can come close to being as cool as these guys…I’ve already started.

via rollingstone.com

PS – Am I the only one who thinks Macklemore looks a little bit like Sgt Nicholas Brody?

Kick-Ass Cover: Hanson Takes on Taylor Swift

Wake up everyone – Hanson, the mighty trio, has taken on the one and only T. Swift.

If you know me at all you probably know that I have a completely mature, not at all ironic, deeply passionate love for Hanson.  I think they are a wonderful group of musicians with pretty faces and hair and everything they do makes me smile (especially this).

I also have slightly less mature, occasionally ironic, girl-crush level feelings for Taylor Swift.  I have very certainly been guilty of rocking out hard to some good TS jams, but I’ll admit, this latest song We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is not exactly my favorite (plus, come on with that title).

That all changed this morning, when my boys decided to cover it.  Acoustic, harmonized, and wonderful – they brought the Hanson, and it makes me a very happy girl.  So let this fine poppy jam brighten up your Wednesday the way it did mine.

And to add a cherry on top of this sundae, here’s them doing a grown-up MMMBop.  **Sigh**