Midnight Magic Join LCD Soundsystem For Farewell Shows

If you thought disco died a couple decades ago, then Midnight Magic might have some choice words for you.

The 9-piece (!!!) disco band will be the guest band for LCD Soundsystem’s last shows ever and will be playing an additional New York show with Cut Copy.

The group have also released a new video for their disco-centric “Beam Me Up”. Check it out.

Midnight Magic will be playing New York (with Cloud Cult and LCD Soundsystem) on these dates:

4/6: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 w/Cut Copy

4/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/Jessica 6

March 29-31: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 w/ LCD Soundsystem

4/2: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden w/ LCD Soundsystem


So Good They Almost Induce A Riot

One of the last performances of this year’s SXSW ended on a bit of a sour note.

The first reunion show from Death From Above 1979, on a late SXSW Saturday night, erupted in gate-crashing and flare-ups between police and fans.

According to Spinner, about twenty minutes into the band’s set the gate around the venue went down under fan pressure. The police began to assemble and the band quit playing, warning the fans that they would only continue after everyone had calmed down.

After a couple tense minutes, the crowd calmed down and the band hurriedly finished its set, after which the audience was quickly dispersed. It just serves as a reminder that at SXSW, you never know what’s going to happen.

Girl Talk Interview for Governors Ball Interview Series

Remember hearing about the awesome festival taking place on NYC’s Governers Island on June 18, 2011?  Well, in preparation for this inaugural event, the Governors Ball is very excited to announce their 2011 artist interview series.  Over the next few weeks, they will be rolling out interviews with artists performing at their festival.  First up is Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk!  He discusses how he wants his audience to “lose their minds” at his shows and how he always aspires to “musically engage” his live audiences.  But enough of my blabbering, you can see the interview for yourself right here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09_uRy29BHg&feature=player_embedded

Third Man Records Hits The Road

Almost lost in the SXSW shuffle was an appearance by Jack White and his newest project.

No, not a new band but a mobile record store! The Third Man Rolling Record Store debuted on last Saturday, with an appearance by Jack and his newest record label signee, Seasick Steve.

White humored the amassed crowd with a brief, two-song performance (Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” and the White Stripe’s  “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”) before giving the impromptu stage up for Seasick Steve.

After the brief concert, fans got to tour the Rolling Record Store, with its reinforced vinyl racks and the interior and exterior sound systems. Coated in Third Man Records trademark yellow and black, the truck looks both brand new and retro.

Jack sat down to an interview with Pitchfork which you can see right here. Below check out both White and Seasick Steve’s solo performances.

Noah And The Whale Release New Album And New Live Video

Noah and the Whale just released their third album, Last Night On Earth, this week via Mercury Records. And you may have already seen their video for the song “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N,” but you can now view a live performance of “Give It All Back,” which Charlie Fink, the band’s frontman, says is about “the infatuation you share with your friends for the bands and music you love. Music you feel so passionate about that you’re prepared to humiliate yourself in front of everyone you know.”

Watch the video below: