LCD Soundsystem Covered by Spin Magazine

Posted by The G on February 16, 2011 under GNN | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

LCD Soundsystem on Spin

LCD Soundsystem on Spin Magazine

If you didn’t get tickets to the final LCD Soundsystem show at Madison Square Garden, don’t worry.  The band has announced 4 additional shows at New York’s Terminal 5.  The shows will take place on March 28, 29, 30, 31, 2011. No word on when tickets will go on sale.  In the meanwhile, get your final LCD Soundsytem fix by picking up the new Spin Magazine, where James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem is pictured on the cover.  It’s doubtful that sales of the issue will crash websites or cause people to scalp copies of the issue for over 1000 times of the cover price (like their MSG show tickets did).

Hello My Name Is Nobody Gives A F#%K!

Posted by The G on January 6, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by TMNK.

Hello My Name Is Nobody Gives A F#%K!  by TMNK

Hello My Name Is Nobody Gives A F#%K! by TMNK

I love TMNK (The Me Nobody Knows).  He’s like Picasso meets Basquiat in 2011.

Florence Welch vs. TMNK

Florence Welch Is Street Art

Posted by The G on December 28, 2010 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Propaganda by Spin Magazine.

Florence Welch on the cover of the new Spin Magazine x4

Made you look! This is not art at all.  But this cool design of Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine saved me at least 2 hours in Photoshop!


The National live at Terminal 5

Posted by The G on July 30, 2010 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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Matt Berninger of The National

On July 29, 2010, Ohio’s The National played a sold out show at Terminal 5 in New York to celebrate Spin Magazine’s 25th anniversary.  The National hit the stage around 10:30 after Kurt Vile and Suckers (more on both bands coming soon).  The band has been around since 2001 and this was my first time seeing them live.  The post-punk/indie band played both of their Barack Obama inspired songs “Mr. November” and “Fake Empire” as well as my favorite “Anyone’s Ghost.”  A video of that song will be forthcoming, so stay tuned.  I am merely one person with tons of experiences to write about!  Lead singer Matt Berninger has a fun stage disposition where he is pretty subtle about getting into it, but when he finally lets loose, it’s hard not to watch with a smile.  The audience loved every minute of the show, not only for the music and the crowd sing-a-longs, but perhaps because we were treated to seeing them perform at a much smaller venue than the last time they were in town, performing at Radio City Music Hall.  The National also played a generous portion of their latest record “High Violet,” and judging by the clouds of marijuana smoke that were all around the venue, I think that pretty much sums up the night.

The National

See two more pictures and the set list after the jump.

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Purple Rain Turns 25!

Posted by The G on June 27, 2009 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

Spin Magazine's Tribute to Purple Rain - Out Now!

Spin Magazine's Tribute to Purple Rain - Out Now!

It’s hard to believe that Purple Rain, the first movie from rocker Prince, is 25 years old.  Spin Magazine has a great cover story that reveals a lot of the untold history behind the making of the film.  For example, the amazing singer Jill Jones reveals that when Vanity dropped out of the picture (to do “The Last Temptation of Christ”), Gina Gershon was nearly cast in the role that catapulted Apollonia to stardom.  Former Revolution bandmates Wendy and Lisa also talk about how Prince used to be so open-minded, but in recent years, his stringent religious beliefs have squashed his creativity.  Happy birthday Purple Rain!  The movie, the music, the band-members have changed my life in so many positive ways.

This issue of Spin Magazine, which also features an exclusive mp3 download of covers called “Purplish Rain,” is out now.

Jill Jones and G

Jill Jones and G

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