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Adult Jazz - Am Gone

This is why the hashtag #bestneweverything was invented. Debut album ‘Gist is’ from this Leeds outfit is out early August …

Tinariwen - Live at World Cafe Philadelphia (February 7,2014)

This is a stripped down version of the band Tinariwen, who play desert blues that gets you hypnotized … To be seen in Belgium this Saturday at Sfinks Mixed near Antwerp.

Nils Frahm - live @ La Villette Sonique (02/06/2014)

No words needed. This is just one hour and a half of pure beauty. Nils Frahm will play in Bruges (Belgium) on July 31st, and I’m quite sure I will be there as well.

The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop, in honour of Tommy Ramone (R.I.P.)

Right under this video on YouTube, someone wrote this. It says it all: Tom Erdelyi a/k/a Tommy Ramone — the last of the four founding members of groundbreaking Seventies rock and roll band The Ramones — died at 12:15 p.m. today (7.11.2014) at his home in Ridgewood, Queens. He was 65 and had been in hospice care following treatment for cancer of the bile duct.

Tommy Ramone wrote the majority of “Blitzkrieg Bop.”

Gregory Porter & The Metropole Orchestra @ Paradiso, Amsterdam

A live captation of a very special performance of one of the best modern jazz singers. This summer and fall he will play on various occasions in Belgium and Holland … looking forward to that! 

Bobby Womack - If you think you’re lonely now

Sad news this morning … soul legend Bobby Womack has passed away. He was fighting against a severe illness for quite some time now, and showed himself ‘the bravest man in the universe’ (which also was the name of his last official record).

Bobby Womack will be missed, but his music will always stand … RIP.

Peter Matthew Bauer - Philadelphia Raga (official video)

The title debut LP of this former member of The Walkmen, ‘Liberation’, was released June 16th. I really like his sound: a bit psychedelic, a glimps of shoegaze and lots of craftsmanship. Peter Matthew Bauer reminds me of the late Lee Ranaldo (who is still alive and kicking, don’t worry), The Velvet Underground and the effortless class of British artist Richard Hawley.

He’ll be playing the Best Kept Secret Festival in The Netherlands this week … looking forward to that.

This video was shot on location at the 700 and around the city (of ?)

Jake Bugg - Slumville Sunrise (live @ Pinkpop 3 On Stage)
For several years now, the Dutch television program 3 On Stage has a small container at the Pinkpop festival, where they record intimate sessions. Few people can attend, and it isn’t announced which artist will perform … Jake Bugg did a session as well, and this is his surprisingly accurate - because it is acoustic - version of ‘Slumville Sunrise’.

Jake Bugg - Slumville Sunrise (live @ Pinkpop 3 On Stage)

For several years now, the Dutch television program 3 On Stage has a small container at the Pinkpop festival, where they record intimate sessions. Few people can attend, and it isn’t announced which artist will perform … Jake Bugg did a session as well, and this is his surprisingly accurate - because it is acoustic - version of ‘Slumville Sunrise’.

Jack White - Just one drink (Live @ The Tonight Show)
Last night Jack White talked to Jimmy Fallon about his new record ‘Lazaretto’, which comes out on 180 gram vinyl and has a sh**oad of features. He also played the track ‘Just one drink’ on the show. That track has the simple opening line “You drink water, I drink gasoline / One of us is happy, one of us is mean” … pure genious!
You can watch both the conversation and the song on NME’s website.

Jack White - Just one drink (Live @ The Tonight Show)

Last night Jack White talked to Jimmy Fallon about his new record ‘Lazaretto’, which comes out on 180 gram vinyl and has a sh**oad of features. He also played the track ‘Just one drink’ on the show. That track has the simple opening line “You drink water, I drink gasoline / One of us is happy, one of us is mean” … pure genious!

You can watch both the conversation and the song on NME’s website.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - live at De Kreun (Kortrijk, Belgium)
Back in the 90’s this furious band was very popular and until they went on hiatus in 2007 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion gained a cult status. When invited to Belgium, the band likes to play the venues they are best fitted for … recently it was De Kreun in Bissegem near Kortrijk (a city in the West of Belgium). The gig was captured on film and a part of it can be seen after the jump!
I particularly like the Beastie Boys cover in the middle. Jon Spencer does ‘She’s on it’ off The Beastie’s first record ‘Licensed to ill’ …

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - live at De Kreun (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Back in the 90’s this furious band was very popular and until they went on hiatus in 2007 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion gained a cult status. When invited to Belgium, the band likes to play the venues they are best fitted for … recently it was De Kreun in Bissegem near Kortrijk (a city in the West of Belgium). The gig was captured on film and a part of it can be seen after the jump!

I particularly like the Beastie Boys cover in the middle. Jon Spencer does ‘She’s on it’ off The Beastie’s first record ‘Licensed to ill’ …