Photos: Jake Bugg live at Iridium Jazz Club

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Last night, August 7, 2013, British sensation Jake Bugg performed a secret show at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in New York to tape an upcoming special for PBS.  It was my second time seeing Jake Bugg in concert and similar to my consensus on the first go round, he’s incredible!  At press time, Jake Bugg is only 19 years old, but his voice, his guitar playing and his lyrics far exceed his young age.  He sounds a bit like Dylan and plays guitar like Johnny Cash and if he doesn’t become an international superstar, something is not right with the world!

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

In addition to performing the majority of his self titled debut album, he also performed quite a few new songs as well as a cover of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey My My.”  To think that the song is older than Jake Bugg, yet he totally does justice to the song is truly incredible.  I recommend you check out songs like “Lighning Bolt,” “Two Fingers,” and “Taste It,” and once you do, you’ll be astounded by Jake Bugg’s talent.  I spotted singers Macy Gray and Paloma Faith in the front row at the show.  Too cool.  Special thanks to MyFreeConcertNY for the hookup on these extremely hard to get tickets.

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

You can see the set list after the jump.

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Video: “Elephant” live by Tame Impala

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Australia’s psychedelic rock band Tame Impala is back!  They announced a last minute somewhat secret show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg that took place on August 7, 2012.  The band was in the area, relatively speaking, after playing the Lollapalooza festival last weekend.  The group has a new LP called “Lonerism” which is coming out later this year and the band previewed two tracks from the record.  One of those songs is called “Elephant,” and it kicks ass!  If you don’t believe me, just press play!  And if you want to see the set list, see it after the jump.


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Linkage – August 7, 2012

Posted by The G on August 7, 2012 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Street pizza – literally!

Lana Del Rey is working it in Italian Vogue.  (via Italian Vogue).

Street Art was pronounced dead this morning after CNN wrote about it.  (via CNN).

Foster The People complain about proving themselves all over again with their side project, even though the band is less than 3 years old.  (via Rolling Stone)

Peter Rauhofer remixes Let’s Have A Kiki by Scissor Sisters (via Let’s Have A Kiki)

Free Bright Light Bright Light mashup.  BLBL vs. Corona: “The Feeling of The Night” (via Soundcloud)

Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill” to get the 2012 remix treatment. (via Slicing up Eyeballs)

RIP, composer Marvin Hamlisch.  He was always a cool guy.  (via AP)

RIP, art critic Robert Hughes.  Never met him.  (via Gallerist)

RIP, fashionista Anna Piagi.  They die in 3s. (via NY Mag)

The deluxe edition of Michael Jackson‘s “Bad” reissued reissue tracklist  has been issued.  And the 12″ version of Bad is STILL not on there!  (via Michael Jackson)

J. Geils is suing his band.  (via NME)

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Review: Alt-J live at Mercury Lounge

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Joe Newman and Gwil Sainsbury of Alt-J

If the sound of the crowd is a predictor of future success, British indie-rock quartet Alt-J are going to be HUGE!  Performing a very sold out show at New York’s Mercury Lounge on August 7, 2012, you would have thought you were in an arena instead of a venue with a 250 person capacity.  Alt-J’s debut album “An Awesome Wave” is not even out in the US yet (it’ll be out in September), but that didn’t stop nearly all 250 people from singing along to every song.

Thom Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J

The proper spelling of the band is the Greek letter ; however the band pronounce their name “Alt-J.”  Their music has a little bit of rock, a little bit of folk and a little bit of dub step!  Put that combo together and that’s a winning formula.  Alt-J made their debut New York performance earlier this year as a support act and last night was their first (of what I am sure will be many) headlining show.  Lead singer Joe Newman professed his love for the crowd and mentioned several times how excited the band was to be playing such a special show.  They’ll be back playing the much bigger Bowery Ballroom on September 12, 2012 and it will surely sell out, so make sure you get your tickets!

See the set list after the jump.

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