Happy Music Hanukkah!

What a big freaking day! New albums from No Doubt AND Green Day. Everybody 90’s now!

If anyone’s looking for me I’ll be holed up in my room with these bad boys:

Both bands also have new music videos. Check ’em out!

No Doubt – Push and Shove

 

Green Day – Stay the Night

Things I Watched

Today’s the kind of day where I just want to throw on my yummy sushi pajamas and curl up in bed with a big glass of YouTube. Replace my bed with an awkwardly low chair, and the pajamas with business casual gear, and you have the reality of my current situation. You know, you can’t always get what you want.

That said. I still have my big glass o’ YouTube, and now you can too. Also, bonus points if you caught the Buffy reference above.

First up we have Foo Fighters performing My Hero at last year’s Lollapalooza. The band posted the clip on their FBook this morning as it’s the year anniversary of what turned out to be quite the memorable performance. Mother nature was def in the mood for rock and roll.

Next up is Green Day’s newest single from a surprise show they did in Austin earlier this year. I love seeing the band out of their typical over the top stage costumes and just kicking it low key in tee shirts and jeans. Makes it easier to focus on the tunes. And let me tell ya, this one’s a goodie.

I’m leaving you with No Doubt’s performance at the Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Paul McCartney. The band has said this 2010 performance was one of the highlights of their careers, and I love seeing Sir Paul sing along to their rendition of Hello Goodbye and Penny Lane. Also not minding the Dave Grohl cameo at the end. Fun times!!

We totes Good Morning-ed America

Holy balls, you guys, this morning I saw No Doubt!! Definitely more to come on this, but for now check out these two amazing pics. One was tweeted by Good Morning America anchor Lara Spencer (@LaraSpencer) and the other was tweeted by some chick named Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani)…

My bright eyed, bushy tailed, got up at 4am self is in both of them. Shout out to Emily  (@EmilyTarver) for being the perfect person to share this with! What a sweet time! If you live in NYC, def hit up these GMA concerts. They’re free, easy to go to, and super fun.

Emily and I dancing it up to “Underneath it All”

Emily, Me, and Gwen Stefani’s Thumb

 

Holy Music Monday!!!

Yesterday was a big day in the land of tunes. We got a new Green Day single,  a single/video double whammy from No Doubt, and some new video eye candy from Jack White. Check it all out below as I try and peel myself off the ceiling.

No Doubt – Settle Down

 

Green Day – Oh Love

 

Jack White – Freedom at 21*

*This was freaking directed by Hype Williams!!

Album Update

It’s weird going through upcoming album fever as a semi-grownup for bands that I was (and let’s be honest still am) obsessed with as a youngster. Here’s a run through of the things I (and hopefully you) will be listening to as this year carries on.

FIONA APPLE – THE IDLER WHEEL…

The full title of this album has as many words as times I said the f-bomb about not getting to see Fiona live in concert earlier this year. 23 if you’re interested. First listen streams for Idler Wheel are popping up all over the place – NPR/New York Times – but if you’re like me, you’ll hold out to buy the actual CD on June 19th. Until then, watch Fiona who wants to be/next to the sea/with an octopus’s garden on her head.

NO DOUBT – PUSH AND SHOVE

Set for a September 25th release date, the band will let loose their first single from Push and Shove, a track called “Settle Down,” on July 16th. Until this happens, settling down will be quite the task. Be sure to program your DVR for what is sure to be an insane performance on Fallon on July 26th. In the meantime, check out their teaser video and keep your eyes out for another one coming soon.

GREEN DAY – UNO! DOS! TRE!

Why release one album when you can release three? Well, there lot’s of reasons, but Green Day’s not so worried about them. Spanning through fall and winter, get psyched for a three dose fix of new punk-pop tunes. It’s still too early for any solid news on what to expect, but Billie Joe has said these are some of the best songs of the band’s career. I’m mostly curious to see how they’re going to handle touring and promoting three albums at once… It’s going to be a busy year. Keep your eye out for studio updates on youtube, and feel cool knowing I’m doing the same exact thing.

Green Day’s Youtube Page