Tag Archives: Talking Heads

Lee Ranaldo discusses his 13 favorite albums

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Lee’s favorite albums include Glenn Branca, Sibylle Baier, Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and more.

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Artsy Afrobeat-Inflected Tunesmithing and a City Winery Show from Jenn Wasner

Source: New York Music Daily

Jenn Wasner is an anomaly in the indie rock world: a fluent, imaginative guitarist who uses just about every sound available to her and writes smart, pensive, lyrical songs. She’s bringing her band Wye Oak to a rare Manhattan gig tomorrow night, Oct 6 at City Winery. If you can get to Manhattan, you can also get home afterward since the show is early – 8 PM – and you won’t have to worry about the train leaving you at some random outpost in the remote fringes of Bushwick. And you can get in for twenty bucks at the door.

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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for August 9, 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s episode focuses on The Growlers Six festival with songs from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Butthole Surfers, Danny Brown, Beach Fossils, The B-52s, Ariel Pink, Jonanthan Richman, Bad Brains, Beth Ditto and more.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch LCD Soundsystem perform new songs, & see David Byrne and Angélique Kidjo sing Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Watch LCD Soundsystem perform new songs, & see  David Byrne and Angélique Kidjo sing Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime”

LCD Soundsystem | still from video

LCD Soundsystem is readying their first new album since 2010’s This is Happening, and on Saturday Night Live this past weekend James Murphy & crew performed a couple of new tunes: “American Dream” and “Call the Police.” Watch the performances below.

XPN MusicNotes: Watch LCD Soundsystem perform new songs, & see  David Byrne and Angélique Kidjo sing Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime”

David Byrne and Angélique Kidjo | via Pitchfork

Last night at Carnegie Hall in NYC, David Byrne surprised everyone in attendance by joining Angélique Kidjo on-stage for an energetic performance of the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” during her show. Check out the fan video below.

Kidjo & Byrne had performed together once ...

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filmmaker Jonathan Demme, RIP (read tributes from David Byrne, Robyn Hitchcock & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Demme’s work included ‘Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense,’ ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ concert films for Robyn Hitchcock, Neil Young and Justin Timberlake, music videos for New Order, The Feelies and so much more. A very sad loss.

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April 24 in Music History: Lennon & McCartney hang for the last time, Tom Petty releases Full Moon Fever

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April 24 in Music History: Lennon & McCartney hang for the last time, Tom Petty releases Full Moon Fever

1961 – Bob Dylan is paid $50 for his first recording when he plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte’s “The Midnight Special.”

1968 – The Beatles’ newly formed Apple Records passes on signing the relatively unknown David Bowie.

1976 – Paul and Linda McCartney spend the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watch Saturday Night Live. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels makes an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney think about taking a cab to the studio, but decide they ...

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send Cure, Smiths, Bowie, Siouxsie, Stranger Things & other Valentines to your special someone

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

All with the grade school type puns you love.

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Fred Armisen, Bill Hader & Maya Rudolph parodied Talking Heads on ‘Documentary Now!’ (watch/listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Maya Rudolph and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster were also part of this spot-on sendup of the classic Talking Heads concert film.

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Sept 12 in Music History: The Monkees TV show debuts, The Smiths disband

Source: The Key (WXPN)

1943 – Frank Sinatra starts his film career when he signs a 7-year contract with RKO Pictures.

1966The Monkees TV show makes its debut, with four actors chosen to portray a pop band based on The Beatles. The fictional band becomes very real and they eventually play on their own recordings instead of studio musicians.

1970 – The Woody Guthrie tribute concert takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Performers include Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, and Joan Baez.

1975 – Pink Floyd releases Wish You Were Here.

1980 – David Bowie releases Scary ...

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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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listen to Frank Ocean’s favorite songs (as listed in his ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ zine)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s very a eclectic playlist, as you would probably expect from Frank, covering a ton of stylistic and historical ground.

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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March 15 in Music History: Mick Jagger makes his live solo debut, Talking Heads release Naked

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March 15 in Music History: Mick Jagger makes his live solo debut, Talking Heads release Naked

1945Billboard magazine begins listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was The Nat King Cole Trio.


1955 – Ray Charles peaks at #2 on the US R&B charts with the Atlantic single “I Got A Woman,” widely considered the first song to be labelled “soul” – a blending of R&B and gospel.

1956 – Colonel Tom Parker officially becomes Elvis Presley’s manager.

1958 – Elvis Presley performs his last concert before leaving for the Army, a show at Memphis’ Russwood Park. Aside from two benefit shows in 1961, he does not perform again until 1969.

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KNOW YOUR SCENE: School of Rock’s Jim Love!

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image via Fort Washington’s School of Rock Website

Meet Jim Love, the coolest music teacher on the block. Love is currently the Music Director at Fort Washington’s School of Rock, one of the top Rock schools in the country. Love goes the extra mile and has directed several shows and camps for the students and has even taken the Fort Washington School of Rock House Band on tour. Check out our interview with Love, where he discusses the importance of music for kids and gives a shout out to Jack Black

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