Alt-country diva Lydia Loveless, who stripped down Kesha’s “Blind” last year, does it again by turning Prince’s classic “I Would Die 4 U” into a sparse and desperate devotional from the ladies’ perspective.
Legendary North Carolina band Superchunk took Ryan Adams’s “Come Pick Me Up” and sped it up, added distortion, and gave it some punk sneer. The results are mind-blowing.
The song will be on the forthcoming album While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records, which also features Blitzen Trapper, Andrew Bird, Shakey Graves, Into It. Over It, Frank Turner, and members of Foo Fighters, R.E.M., Interpol, and Cursive.
Boardwalk Empire and Man of Steel star Michael Shannon (who famously read that unbelievably profane sorority email) channeled Lou Reed perfectly last night while performing Reed’s entire album Blue Mask with infamous Chicago musician Robbie Fulks and band at tiny Chicago dive club The Hideout.
Alt-country starlet Lydia Loveless stripped Kesha’s “Blind” to the bare bones and rebuilt it with twangy swagger and rock ‘n’ roll balladry.
Aubrey Plaza (of NBC’s Parks & Recreation) and Jake Johnson (of FOX’s The New Girl) play lovers in trouble in the new video for the Chicago post-punk soul outfit JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound.
The beautifully animated video about two lovers in distress is affecting and gorgeous. Get your handkerchiefs ready.
Hearing the growling baritone come out of Carnie Wilson while she’s atop a glorious mountain is strangely gratifying.