Linkage – July 31, 2012

Posted by The G on July 31, 2012 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Don’t say I never give you flowers.

Here’s some stories I read today.  Maybe you’ll read them too.  Links are subject to change.

-The 20 richest rappers are… (via Prefixmag).  Can you name 20 songs by each?  I can’t!

-Follow on Twitter.

Gina Gershon has the best book name ever:  “In Search of Cleo – How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind” (via

Courtney Love tells Lana Del Rey that “Heart Shaped Box” is about her twat.  (via Spin)

-Street artist Morley goes international, baby! (via Melrose and Fairfax)

-Follow on Twitter.

Street Art is now being ranked Billboard Magazine style.  Here’s what’s hot in July.  (via Complex Mag)

-An interview with Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum, whose second album “Nocturne” has leaked a month early and is great!  (via Pitchfork)

Ryan McGinley directed a video for Sigur Ros (via Stereogum).

-Don’t fuck with the gays, Chick-Fil-A.  (via Huffington Post).

-RIP Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control and Electric 6. (via Spin).

-Follow on Twitter.

What you got?


Video: Wild Nothing cover Primal Scream

Posted by The G on February 14, 2011 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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On February 13, 2011, Virginia’s indie-rock band Wild Nothing covered Primal Scream’s “Velocity Girl” at New York’s Bowery Ballroom!  It looked and sounded exactly like this…


Wild Nothing live at Bowery Ballroom

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Wild Nothing at Bowery 1

Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing

February 13, 2011 was the second time I saw Virginia’s indie rock band Wild Nothing perform.  The sold out show took place at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and I loved it just as much as the first time I saw them.  Without being derivative, their music sounds like lost Smiths songs.  Lead singer Jack Tatum sings about living in dreams, dying, cigarettes and other macabre subjects.  Gotta love it!  Wild Nothing played their entire debut album “Gemini” as well as a cover of “Velocity Girl” by Primal Scream!  A video of that will be coming soon, so please be patient.  You can search the archives for a video of their track “Live In Dreams” from my first Wild Nothing concert experience.  After seeing Wild Nothing twice all I can say is, I can’t wait for a new album and the next show!

Wild Nothing at Bowery 2

Wild Nothing

13 Bands to Watch in 2011

Posted by The G on December 6, 2010 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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As 2010 draws to a close, I can say that it’s been a good year for music.  After seeing literally hundreds of acts this year, it is my duty to share some of my favorites with you.  Below see my 13 of my favorite new bands/artists of 2010.

Delphic. If you like New Order, you’ll love Delphic. Check out “Red Lights”

Young Empires.  Check out the disco-punk band performing “Against the Wall”

Two Door Cinema Club. The sound on “Something Good Can Work” is very bass heavy, so definitely seek out a cleaner version of this amazing song.

The Rassle. Take a drive, roll the windows down and sing “Born Free” at the top of your lungs! It’s a great experience.

Dan Black. The following clip of “Yours” is performed acoustically, so imagine what the dancey studio version sounds like. Don’t just imagine… find out!

Penguin Prison. If you like pop and soul with guitar, you can’t go wrong with Penguin Prison.

Wild Nothing. If you like The Smiths, you’re going to love Wild Nothing.

MNDR. If you love pre-botox Madonna, MNDR will be your thing. Here’s “Sparrow” and “Fade to Black” performed with Mark Ronson!

JBM. Jesse Marchant’s voice is so beautiful you might find yourself crying. But they’ll be tears of joy.

Hanni El Khatib. Rock and roll is not dead and Hanni El Khatib proves it!

Tame Impala. If you like the Beatles psychedelic era, you’ll love these Australian rockers. Check out “Solitude is Bliss”

Male Bonding. The punk trio from the UK rock. Hard! They are so awesome live too. This is their track “Weird Feelings.”Future Relative. Check out their cover of Bjork’s “Army of Me.”

An Encounter with Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing

Posted by The G on September 28, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Jack Tatum (lead singer) Wild Nothing and G

If I were a betting man, I’d place money on the band Wild Nothing becoming huge!  I saw the Virigina based band on September 24, 2010 and I liked all of their music on first listen!  The crowd reacted as if their songs had already become anthems and I expect they will be.  Musically, they sound a bit like the Smiths meet the Cure and Jack Tatum’s voice flows like the Moz, without being derivative.  He was extremely nice when I met him and I gushed to him how much I enjoyed the show and that I wish him and Wild Nothing tremendous success. He thanked me, and I thank him!  Good luck Wild Nothing!

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