Monday, April 21, 2014

New Music Premier :: Can't Kids - "You Don't Plan"


You Ought to Hear This is excited to premier new music from Can't Kids off Fork & Spoon Records in Columbia, SC.  "You Don't Plan" is the debut single from Can't Kids second full length album Ennui Go.


Can't Kids sound is self described as "chamber(y)-pop/Indie-rock in the vein of Modest Mouse/Cursive/Pavement/Bright Eyes." "You Don't Plan" begins with Of Monsters and Men[esque] plucking before unleashing a torrent of emotion current indie rock fans will find reminiscent of Grouplove. "You Don't Plan" shows an incredible maturation from Can't Kids debut LP and a refinement in production.

"You Don't Plan" is a beautiful, emotion riddled track that lays out a great foundation for the up coming LP. Led by Adam Cullum's (guitar) haunting voice joined by the sweet harmonizing vocals of Jessica Oliver (drums). The former duo known as Dawn Shredder is rounded out with hypnotizing instrumentals from Hank Thomas (bass) and Amy Cuthbertson (cello).

Ennui Go will be available on May 6th. (Preorder here from Fork & Spoon Records).  Join them in Columbia, SC on May 10th for a release show booked at New Brookland Tavern.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Musical Spotlight ::: Late Night Television

Monday 04/21/2014 Conan ::: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Fallon ::: No musical guest
Kimmel ::: Chromeo
Letterman ::: Christina Perri
Meyers ::: Jason Derulo
Daly ::: Lucius

Tuesday 04/22/2014 
Conan ::: Neko Case featuring Calexico 
Fallon ::: Rita Ora
Kimmel ::: Beck
Letterman ::: Kelis
Meyers ::: Jonah Keri
Daly ::: The Growlers

Wednesday 04/23/2014 
Conan ::: Rock Candy Funk Party
Fallon ::: Future
Kimmel ::: Foster the People
Letterman ::: Needtobreath
Meyers ::: Paramore
Daly ::: Sir Sly

Thursday 04/24/2014 
Conan ::: Langhorne Slim and the Law
Fallon ::: Courtney Barnett
Kimmel ::: Cut Copy
Letterman ::: Ray LaMontagne
Meyers ::: Ronan Ferra
Daly ::: 
Tinariwen

Friday 04/24/2014 
Fallon :::  Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar
Letterman ::: Naughty Boy
Daly ::: We Cause Scenes


PALLADIA HIGHLIGHTS
Monday 04/21/2014
5p: Unplugged - Walk the Moon
5:30p: Unplugged - Young the Giant

Tuesday 04/22/2014
6p: Live from the Artists Den - The National
7p: Hangout Festival 2013 - Hour 1
8p: Hangout Fest 2013 - Hour 2

Wednesday 04/23/2014
9a: Gnarls Barkley - Live From Roskile
9p: Live from the Artists Den - The Killers
10p: Live from the Artists Den - Imagine Dragons
11p: London Live! - Bastille
11:30p: London Live! - Jake Bugg

Thursday 04/24/2014
12p: World Stage - Kings of Leon
1p: Storytellers - Death Cab for Cutie

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mashup Monday - Mrs. Vanderbilt Told Me (Big Boi vs Paul McCartney and Wings)

Today's Mashup Monday song is definitely one of the more interesting ones we've come across. The song is called Mrs. Vanderbilt Told Me and is a mashup of Mama Told Me off of Big Boi's "Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors" album and the Paul McCartney & Wings hit Mrs. Vanderbilt. The mix was done by a member of Big Boi's Dungeon Family Raymon Murray, who calls himself Dungeoneze. You can find some of his other mixes here, which mostly feature Big Boi. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Weekly Musical Spotlight ::: Late Night Television

Monday 04/14/2014 
Conan ::: MGMT
Fallon ::: U2
Kimmel ::: 
 John Legend
Letterman ::: The Strypes
Meyers ::: Kanye West

Daly ::: The Flaming Lips

Tuesday 04/15/2014 

Conan ::: no Musical Guest
Fallon ::: Lady Gaga
Kimmel ::: Chuck E. Weiss
Letterman ::: Lady Gaga
Meyers ::: Ilana Glazer & Abby Jacobson

Daly ::: Jonathan Wilson


Wednesday 04/16/2014 

Conan ::: Bastille
Fallon ::: Tim McGraw
Kimmel ::: Schoolboy Q
Letterman ::: Ledisi
Meyers ::: Two Door Cinema Club

Daly ::: Iggy Azalea


Thursday 04/17/2014 

Conan ::: Broken Bells
Fallon ::: Arcade Fire
Kimmel ::: Scandalabra
Letterman ::: Liz Warfield
Meyers ::: Karmin

Daly ::: 
Sirah


Friday 04/18/2014 

Fallon ::: Justin Timberlake
Kimmel ::: Chuck E. Weiss
Letterman ::: Birds of Tokyo
Meyers ::: Sarah Lewis

Daly ::: Jake Bugg


PALLADIA HIGHLIGHTS
Tuesday 04/15/2014
12p: Nirvana - Live at the Paramount
1p: Live From The Artist Den - Soundgarden
2p: Jane's Addiction - Live
3p: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live
7p: Live From The Artist Den - Robert Plant
8: Doors - Live at the Hollywood Bowl 

Wednesday 04/16/2014
9a: Paul McCartney - Something NEW
3:30p: The Live Room - Gary Clark, Jr. 
7p: Live From Daryl's House - Amos Lee
8p: Live From The Artists Den - Mumford & Sons
9p: Live From The Artist Den - The National
10p: World Stage - Arcade Fire

Thursday 04/17/2014
3p: Grouplove - I'm With You
4p: World Stage - Thirty Seconds to Mars
5p: Muse - A Seaside Rendezvous

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LIVE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT ::: CHILDISH GAMBINO AT THE MASQUERADE MUSIC PARK



For the writers of this blog, this was a show that we could not have been more excited for. Donald Glover is one of the most talented people in entertainment today. From writing for 30 Rock at age 25 to starring on Community to having a great stand-up comedy following, Glover was already more accolmplished than most people his age, but that wasn't enough. His first love was music and he took that step in the form of Childish Gambino. From seeing him at Bonnaroo in 2012 fresh off the release of his first real album Camp, we really wanted to see if his live show had evolved as much as his songwriting and production had. That question was answered very quickly at this show. Because the Internet showed just how much he had evolved as a rapper from mostly rapping about girls and how everybody doubted him to asking meaningful questions about life, existence, and how the hype surrounding the internet has turned people into followers and sheep at times. He still leaves some time to rap about girls, but on a much more sophisticated level that shows how much he has matured as an artist.




The first thing that we noticed about this show was the production value. The tour is called the "Deep Web Tour" and attendees can download the Deep Web app that only works onsite and turns the show into an interactive experience. As you can see in the picture to the right, there was one part of the show that allowed app users to vote on "how they were feeling." Another really cool aspect of this show was how it tied in to the concept of the album. Because the Internet is a concept album that Glover wrote an accompanying screenplay for. In the screenplay, Childish Gambino is "The Boy", a young adult living in a mansion with his friends, dealing drugs, and trolling people on the internet. At the show, the stage had a large screen where an image of the inside of a mansion was projected onto. There were also people in the background sitting on couches and just acting like they were hanging out. At one point (during the song The Party), "The Boy" gets fed up with everything and kicks everyone out of his house. At the end of the Because the Internet portion of the show, Gambino performed the song Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night). While the song is going on, the "mansion" in the background starts to crumble and fall to the ground. This is one (of MANY) of the instances where the production value was amazing. 
(Crawl)

(WORLDSTAR)

(Shadows)
 

(The Party)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

#TicketStubTuesday ::: Of Monsters and Men - Lollapalooza Aftershow

Of Monsters and Men
w. Yellow Ostrich
Lollapalooza Aftershow
Saturday 08/04/2012
House of Blues
Chicago, IL

The YouOughtToHearThis trio made it's first trip the Windy City for Lollapalooza in the Summer of 2012. One of the driving forces behind this trip was the chance to catch Of Monsters and Men, as they has yet to venture a tour to the Southeast. After hearing of the Icelandic indie folk band in Fall of 2011 we, like many people instantly fell in love. The catchy lyrics, well interlaced instrumentals, and amazing sound of their first EP In the Woods were completely infectious. 
One of the best perks of Lolla is their aftershow played all over the city after the festival shuts down nightly. Admission price is separate from your festival wristband and are also extremely difficult to obtain, they sell out in mere minutes. The aftershows allow patrons to catch artists they couldn't during the day due to conflicts or in the case of this concert, see an amazing band twice in a 24 hour span. Note: Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival has increased their number of aftershows this year and we highly encourage attendance as the atmospheres are typically electric. We also hope that Music Midtown adopts this tradition!

Lucky enough to nab tickets to this show after catching Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Red Bull Stage (far end of Grant Park) we rushed out of the park to walk the 1.3 miles to Chicago's House of Blues. Getting their a few songs into Yellow Ostrich, the crowd had already thickened. 

Taking the stage soon after Of Monsters and Men confirmed put on a show that was every bit worth the wait. The group's performance dripped with charm inviting the audience on multiple occasions to join in. It was one of our fears that after making such an immediate impact of the music landscape coupled with their seemingly calm nature that they wouldn't have the stage presence or confidence to rise to the occasion. Moments into the sold out show the worry subsided.

Having only produced on LP album, their setlist was slightly predictable, but that was the only grip to be had. The crowd, minus one drunk guy who openly admitted to trying to ruin the show for people (we took care of him), was lightning focused and involved throughout the entire night.
Friends made after 'saving the show' from the drunk jerk

Overall the show, venue, and artist was an amazing experience. If you make the trek to Chicago for Lolla, make sure there's an aftershow on your to-do list.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mashup Monday - Diamond Thrones (Rihanna vs Game of Thrones)

In honor of last night's season premiere of Game of Thrones, today's Mashup Monday is worthy of the Iron Throne itself. The song is a mashup of Rihanna's Diamonds and the themes song from Game of Thrones. It comes courtesy of The White Panda, a duo out of Chicago and Los Angeles. You can find most of their stuff here , and most of it can be downloaded from that page as well. Enjoy the mix, and remember... Winter is Coming.