LISTEN: Adele’s “21” Full Album Streaming on NPR

If you want to take a listen to Adele’s Sophmore album 21, then head on over to NPR Music to check it out!

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RIP White Stripes 2/2/2011

Guess I will never fulfill my dreams of finally seeing the White Stripes in concert. Jack and Meg have announced they will no longer be making any music together, essentially they want to go out with a bang. Now excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep in the corner to the tune of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.”

Rocking the Ukulele: Jake Shimabukuro Plays “Bohemian Rhapsody”

I have never thought to myself “hey! I need to go purchase a Ukulele based album.” At least not until watching this video of Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I’ve never been one for strictly instrumental songs but if they sounded like this I would be snatching up every album out there. Jake, who has been playing Ukulele since he was 4, has toured with Jimmy Buffett and was featured on Yo-Yo Ma’s holiday album. Check out the video below and if you like what you see go to Jake’s website.

http://ted.com/talks/view/id/1063

LISTEN: Peter, Bjorn and John – “Second Chance”

This song has just made me excited for PBJ (HA!) new album. Not that I wasn’t before…actually I wasn’t. Listen to the track “Second Chance” off their upcoming album Gimme Some.

Lineup of the Day: Coachella

I’m just going to leave this here and let you think about this. As you can see (if you enlarge the image) the headliners are Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West. Plus the fact that there are a million other really great bands. Let this sink in for a few minutes…

Cover of the Day: Adele – “Lovesong” (The Cure)

Basically anything with “Adele” in the title is going to be good. The cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” will be on her upcoming album 21 which everyone is excited about, including my Dad oddly enough. I love when parents call you and say “Hey…have you heard of this Adele? Just caught her song Rolling in the Deep on the radio….good stuff”. Exact quote from my father. Anyway, listen to the cover below!

UPDATE: Song keeps getting taken down…boo! Check it out at SKOA.

WATCH: Vampire Weekend vs. The Black Keys in a “Sell-Out Off”

Well played Colbert…well played. The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra stopped by the Colbert Report to help Stephen decide on “Best Alternative Album” for the Grammys. The game is the “Sell-Out Off” and shall be determined by who whores out their music the most. It’s actually funny to see all the commercials both bands’ songs have been in…they gotta make their money somewhere people! I would try and stay neutral on the two bands but everyone knows I absolutely love Vampire Weekend. So much that while drunk at the bar the past weekend some dude asked me what the best album of 2010 was and I answered Contra. I don’t necessarily agree with my drunken self on that but it was good. Anyway, if you want to check out the funny clip  go to Colbert Report on Comedy Central!