We just recently came across this Jimmy Kimmel performance by singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham, who shot to fame when he won an Oscar and a Grammy for “Weary Kind,” the theme song for award-winning film Crazy Heart.
In this late night clip below, the gravely-voiced Bingham performs “Western Shore,” the second track on his latest album Tomorrowland. Bingham’s latest effort marks his fourth studio album, but his first self-produced and a move from the Lost Highway label to his own indie company, Aster Bingham Records. Order the album here.
Ok Go provided some live music entertainment last night at Goodby Silverstein’s pop-up panel and party at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas.
The “When the Hell Do You Sleep” panel was not an official part of the South by Southwest interactive festival, but it featured some heavy-hitting executives and drew a packed house. OK Go singer Damian Kulash joined Venture capitalists Aileen Lee and Bing Gordon, Ian Askwith of Lucas Film,Warner Bros. Records COO Livia Tortella and IDEO Chief Creative Officer Paul Bennett for a Q&A session hosted by Goodby Silverstein’s co-founder Jeff Goodby.
Following the panel, the band performed a pair of songs with some help from their Guild guitars. Never known for being run of the mill, Kulash, bassist Tim Nordwind and guitarist Andy Ross stood on chairs in the middle of the hotel ballroom so that they could be seen and heard in the crowd. After fighting against the room’s ambient noise level on the first song, Kulash gave the audience some sing-a-long instructions for “This Too Shall Pass.”
Nordwind will be playing several more shows this week at the SXSW music festival with his side project Pyramids, featuring He Say/She Say’s Drea Smith. Check them out here.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt was recently featured on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Raitt broke out her Guild guitar for a beautiful version of the ballad “Not Cause I Wanted To,” which was written by Al Anderson and Bonnie Bishop. The track appears on Raitt’s 2012 effort, Slipstream, which was recently awarded with a GRAMMY for Best Americana album.
With their originally-scheduled two-night stand at the Wiltern Theatre selling out quickly, Soundgarden decided to add a third date – tickets for which went just as fast.
And on Friday night, the Seattle icons roared back into Los Angeles with a stellar two-and-a-half hour set that not only highlighted their latest album King Animal, but also touched on many of their groundbreaking smashes from past works. Continue reading →
Indie folk-rock band the Lumineers enjoyed the national television spotlight this week. After performing hit-song “Ho Hey” at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Show on Sunday night, the two-time Grammy nominated act appeared on the Ellen Show the following day to perform the same single. Watch the Ellen clip below.
Exist Elsewhere was crowned winner of the Macworld Indie Innovation Competition presented by Sonicbids, which kicked off in November.
The competition pitted hundreds of bands that use Apple technology in their music against each other, with the top two artists going head-to-head in the final round at Macworld/iWorld.
In a technology presentation showdown at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Exist Elsewhere ousted Oakland-based band Mister Loveless for the right to open up for Little Feat at the Mezzanine. With a unanimous decision, Exist Elsewhere were named the victors and went on to play to a packed crowd at the Macworld iBlast Party.
Exist Elsewhere is fronted by Noah Benardout, a British singer/songwriter who is a member of the Brotherhood of the Guitar. The Brotherhood of the Guitar is a program started by legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight that looks to cultivate the next generation of guitarists. Learn more here.