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[new]: Tobias Jesso Jr. – Without You

By Will Oliver, March 5th 2015

Tobias Jesso Jr>

Last November I was lucky enough to catch an intimate performance from Tobias Jesso Jr. at a loft in Williamsburg. As it turns out those songs were from his debut album Goon, which is coming out March 17 via True Panther Sounds.

One of those songs that he shared was a lovely songs by the name of “Without You.” It’s a beauitful John Lennon-esque piano ballad that features Danielle Haim of Haim behind the drum kit and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid. It’s a simple but an exceptionally heartbreaking offering from Jesso Jr., who may just be releasing one of the best debut albums of the year.

Stream “Without You” below, and catch his performance of “How Could You Babe” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon right here.
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Watch Alabama Shakes Play SNL

By Will Oliver, March 3rd 2015

Alabama Shakes SNL

It’s amazing to see how far Alabama Shakes have come over the years. After seeing them at Bonnaroo in 2012 I knew that big things were on the horizon for the Alabama rock group. Well here we are three years later and the band just played SNL. Yeah, they’ve blown up.

The SNL performance was to promote the release of their new album Sound & Color on April 21st via ATO Records. They played the thrilling first single “Don’t Wanna Fight” as well as the more recent track, “Gimme All Your Love.” 50 Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson was the host and had the pleasure of introducing the group.

Both tracks were triumphantly performed by the group, who always deliver one of the tightest live shows that you’ll see these days. Frontwoman Brittany Howard delivers a powerhouse performance, that has surely captured many news fans for herself and the band. It’s incredible to see their rise, but when they are able to take on SNL as if they’ve played it half a dozen times before, they’re ready for the big time.

Find both performances posted below, along with the studio versions.
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Veruca Salt On Conan - Seether

Earlier this year Veruca Salt announced that they would reunited for a new Record Store Day single called “The Museum Of Broken Relationships” as well as a reunion tour.

Last week they warmed up for the tour with a performance on Conan, the first time the band’s original lineup has played together since 1996. They played “Seether” of course, and it hard. They seemed to have a lot of fun doing it, which is always good to see.

Catch the performance below.
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Watch St. Vincent Play SNL

By Will Oliver, May 20th 2014

St. Vincent SNL

Over the weekend St. Vincent played the season finale of SNL. This was a major win for music if you ask me, no matter if it “confused the masses.”

She played both “Digital Witness” and “Birth In Reverse” off of this year’s self-titled album. It was awesome to see her rocking the stage, doing her thing in front of a national audience. SNL alum Andy Samberg was the host.

Check out both of her performances below. Find my coverage of her show at Terminal 5 from earlier in the year right here.
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Parquet Courts Seth Myers

Last week Parquet Courts stopped by Late Night With Seth Myers to play new track “Black and White” which is off their upcoming album Sunbathing Animal (hear the title track here).

I heard them play the track earlier this year when they played at The Acheron in Brooklyn and it sounded just as fierce as it does on the Myers performance, only they have Fred Armisen (Myers bandleader) help out on guitar towards the end, which was very cool.

Watch the performance below.
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