2Pac Performs Live in 2012

Monday, April 16 by Dan Lo

Welcome back, Pac.

As if the deceased rapper's uncanny ability to churn out new music wasn't impressive enough, he was back on stage with a couple of old buddies Dre and Snoop Dogg this past weekend at Coachella, a music festival in Indio, CA:

But just for good measure, here's the explanation of how they did it. Sort of.

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Andy Bell Sings Opera

Friday, September 30 by Dan Lo

It seems like the Brits are never short on interesting ideas these days, and Popstar to Operastar is no exception. This season they've managed to drag Andy Bell (of Erasure fame) into the competition. Yes, Erasure is one of my favorite bands so this post is a bit self-indulgent on my part but still fun to see a synthpop legend gracefully fumble through Largo al factotum at 84% speed.

And here's Andy Bell when he's in his element, for better or for worse.


Wednesday, April 27 by Dan Lo

Phantogram is an "electronic rock" duo with Josh Carter on guitar and Sarah Barthel on keyboards. Their wikipedia entry also lists them under "electronica" and "trip hop". I don't really know what any of those genres are really supposed to sound like so I'll just take their word for it. Whatever it is, I sort of like [some of] it.

I don't really know what else to say as it's been so long since I've run into any new music so here are the first two tracks off their debut (and so far only) album Eyelid Movies:

vincent moon

Sunday, July 25 by ernie

vincent moon is a film guy. one of the main camera operators for blogotheque.net. his camera work is incredible. its expressive, enigmatic, visceral. hes worked with some of my favorite bands. just wanted to share some videos of some work hes done.

arcade fire: miroir noir
the song doesnt come in until about halfway through the video. the first half is admittedly a bit creepy. it makes more sense in context of the rest of the film and if you take into account what "neon bible" is about.

mogwai: burning

the national: a skin, a night (the whole film)