The New Pornographers most recent video, for their single "Moves" off of their album, Together, features appearances by Ted Leo, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Horatio Sanz, a bunch of the Daily Show cast, and more. The silly music video tells the story of the "The New Pornographers" and their rise and rise to glory!
The video is pretty darn good...the music, too.
The first wave of performers at the 19th annual Noise Pop Festival have been announced.
Early bird badges are on sale now for $125 and include a free festival T-shirt. Regular badges are $160 and will be available on December 9th. The festival will be held on February 22 - 27 and will take place in various venues around the city (Bottom of the Hill, Great American Music Hall, etc.). Noise Pop also includes a film festival, art shows, a craft fair, and a music industry conference.
The legendary Aretha Franklin and clarinetist Anthony McGill are scheduled to perform at Obama’s inaugural bash, but exciting lineups have also been announced for less formal celebrations. The Hideout, a swank venue in Obama’s Midwestern quarters and political activists at Interchange will sponsor the Big Shoulders Ball: Chicago Celebrates Change and bring the fiesta to D.C.’s Black Cat. Literary extraordinaire Thomas Frank was confirmed as presenter for a string of impressive acts, including rockin’ performances by Ted Leo, Andrew Bird and Tortoise amongst many others. In light of the event’s indie foundations, guests are requested to put away the glam and bring on the gram, so if you plan to attend, fish through grandma’s closet or local thrift store before heading to the nation’s capital on Jan 19th.