Tag - live music

Miles Davis smiling

Miles Davis Quintet and “Joshua”...

My bassist told me that years before, he had a chance to go see Miles for free and didn't take it. I never have forgiven him for that. Anyway, here's the Quintet live from 1964. Nice.

Janis Joplin smiling

Janis Joplin’s...

It’s pretty damn cold where I am. Janis is here to turn up the heat a bit. A performance from Stockholm in 1969. Just flat out awesome. Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via VideoSift.

Kristen Shirts on Ukulele

Jonathan Coulton’s “Code...

Okay, so the story is this: Jonathan Coulton, musician for the people, worked with Quick Stop Entertainment to do a remix contest for his song, “Code Monkey.” Kristen Shirts won for having the most original approach, that was not...

Spike Jones

Spike Jones: One Certain Thing I Love the...

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in my head, then watch this video. This is what my brain is like, twenty-four/seven. Update: Sadly, the “I Like to Sock Myself in the Face” video has been removed. I have...

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Diablo Rojo Live

Update: Fine, so the original Tonight Show version of this we had up has been taken down. Fine, NBC, you don’t want to play–we’ll just change networks. Update: Fine, so the other network won’t play...

Mike Patton with bullhorn

Mike Patton is a Vocal God

Feed Me Good Tunes has a nice Mike Patton primer up where we found this live Tomahawk performance of “God Hates a Coward.” I don’t think there’s really anything else I can say except: sweet crispy fuck, I’d...

Tom Waits in NYC

Yes, More Tom Waits. No, There Will Never Be...

“Pasties and a G-String,” which then turns into a routine I used to do all the time, “Tom Waits Sings Your Favorite Sondheim Hits.” And of course he makes it work. Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via VideoSift.

Tom Waits from Parnassus

Tom Waits Tours: His Watch is Also a Rifle...

Yes, that’s right. I have my tickets for the Atlanta show. He’s in the southeast for the first time since God was a fetus. I can barely restrain my head from exploding with joy. Here are the dates. In celebration, have a crapload...