Billy Bragg does comedic songs (and videos) perfectly. Here’s “Handyman Blues” from his latest album, Tooth & Nail.
Here’s another one from Toronto’s July Talk. A more recent video that came out this past April called “Guns + Ammunition”. Nice little one-take video. Or is it?
As @gregorybflynn pointed out, they’re playing the Sunset on the 29th, if you happen to be free (unlike me that night).
One of my major oversights for the 2012 Bacon Calendar: exitmusic’s awesome album Passage. Can’t win ’em all, I suppose. Here’s a new-ish video from the album, for their song “White Noise.”
Here’s Seattle’s J. Tillman, otherwise known as Father John Misty, with another video from last year’s Fear Fun. “Funtimes In Babylon”
I would really like to know what all the props in this video are from. They couldn’t possibly have been set up just for this video.
The National - Learning (Perfume Genius cover)
I love everything about this.
Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, David Bowie. Not quite SFW.
That is all.
Every Labor Day weekend, Bumbershoot takes over the Seattle Center. It’s a great festival of music, art, comedy, readings — all the creative juices are flowing. If you’re thinking of coming to Seattle, or if you already live here, make this event a top priority.
I also love this music lineup video — nicely done!
I‘ve not been the biggest Kate Nash, but this song and video, “OMYGOD!” are quite good (and fun).
Most likely you’ve already watched this video by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis that was posted yesterday, but in the off chance you haven’t seen it: watch and be amazed as you find yourself reaching for the mouse as soon as it ends to hit “replay.”