07.08.15 by Jeff

Weekend Music: Three French Girls cover Major Lazer and Rihanna with a Cello and a Drum


This week the Internet belongs to three French girls, Lucia, Elisa and Juliet, who formed a band called L.E.J. aka Elijay and whose recent video covers everything from Major Lazer’s “Lean On” to Rihanna’s “BBHMM” with a cello and a drum.

Their talent is undeniable and they exude a fun energy that even makes songs I’ve heard a million times fresh again. Watch the video below.

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28.07.15 by Staff

Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse


VSCO’s new music platform Venue kicks off with a gorgeous feature on Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Courthouse. Directed by photographer Rog Walker & Street Etiquette, the video is based on Bridges’ one-take performance inside the landmark building back in June and opens with a beautiful spoken word performance by Joekenneth Museau. See more images and watch the full video below!

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Event: Vancouver-Based Dance Collective OURO

OURO-1Photo by Jourdan Tymkow

Heads up Vancouver, 7pm this Friday and Saturday (May 1st and 2nd) the creative dance collective known as OURO is hosting an evening of contemporary and street dance, and will be premiering a 20-minute piece that they’ve been developing over the last six months. Both nights will feature several performances, visual arts, and yummy drinks courtesy of the folks at The Juice Truck. No tickets to purchase, it’s by donation at the door.

Full disclosure, my girlfriend is one of the dancers in the show. I’ll be there both nights helping setup, so if you come out please say hello! I know nothing about contemporary dance but I’ve seen OURO perform twice and their work is really fun and accessible – you’ll enjoy it.

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27.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Cookies Dance Team Incredible Winning Performance



This performance by San Diego-based dance team, Cookies, is aaaaaamazing. It landed them first place at VIBE XX 2015, and has to be one of the most powerful dances I’ve ever seen. I agree with the Youtube commenter that called these performers ‘visionary artists’; the choreographers really went beyond beyond (that’s not a typo). I think it’s rare to see artists in full command of their craft like this, where every little expression is so perfectly described. I got a little teary by the end of it. This is the best kind of art.

*I just watched it again and I fully cried watching it, it’s so beautiful.

Watch the Cookies first-place performance below.

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16.09.14 by Jeff

High School Band Performs Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”


The coolest high school band teacher award goes to this guy, for teaching his class Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”.

*EDIT Chris over at Colossal found a second video which shows the band is actually George Mason University Green Machine. I’ve also replaced the original video with another one which properly credits them. I guess this makes slightly more sense since high school parents would not be very stoked on the last verse of the song – still cool though.

Watch both videos below.

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14.08.14 by Jeff

Finnish Bluegrass Band Steve ‘n’ Seagulls Cover ACDC’s “Thunderstruck”


This clip of a Finnish band called Steve ‘N’ Seagulls covering ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” has been popping up all over the Internet, but it’s too good not to share. I also found another clip of them covering Maiden. Watch both performances below!

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01.08.14 by Jeff

Saintseneca on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert


Happy to see one of my favourite bands, Saintseneca, get the opportunity to perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. They play “Happy Alone”, “Fed Up With Hunger”, and one of my favourite songs, “Blood Bath”. Watch the performance below!

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04.11.13 by Jeff

Saintseneca: Live From Bad Racket

Saintseneca: Live From Bad Racket

Stoked for my buds, Saintseneca, as they just got signed to Anti-. Watch them perform “Uppercutter” below and you’ll see why I like them so much!

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