Wednesday, January 27, 2010

of Montreal & Susan Sarandon / Rolling Stone

video and review via

Georgia quintet Of Montreal brought their traveling circus of a show to New York’s Highline Ballroom last night for an over-stimulating sold-out performance, complete with flower power indie-pop anthems and touches of surrealism. But the strangest moment of the night wasn’t when singer Kevin Barnes mounted a crucifix-like S&M rack or when masked dancers walked on their hands across the stage. Of Montreal reached new heights of weird when actress Susan Sarandon came out during “St. Exquisite’s Confessions” and bent a man dressed as a pig over her knee, spanking him with a ruler before wagging her finger at the audience and pushing up her glasses. Sarandon later emerged during “A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger” as she shot streamers from her hands, showering the audience in a rainbow confection before dancing her way back to V.I.P. (more at

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cowboy Mouth in the New Yorker

The New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth are a well-oiled machine, bringing the spirit of the Big Easy to the masses by playing some two hundred shows a year. Their love of their home town is never more apparent than during their Mardi Gras tour. It’s in its fourteenth year, and it comes to town Jan. 30. Bring a costume, and beads if you have them. With the down-and-dirty guitarist and singer Junior Brown. (via Tickets available here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mos / Jay Electronica / Diddy video

Jay Electronica Calls On Diddy to perform "Exhibit C" from Mikey Fresh on Vimeo.

Mos Def / Diddy / Jay Electronica

Daily News review of the Mos Def show:

In Chelsea, Mos Def fans at the Highline Ballroom got even more than they bargained for when, an hour into the gig, Mos pulled none other than Diddy from the crowd.
"Everyone was going nuts," one audience member says, adding that Mos and the music moguLinkl performed a rendition of "Exhibit C." "No one could believe it was really him." (more at

Monday, January 4, 2010