Archive for the ‘ Video ’ Category

Nirvana: MTV Live & Loud

I know the music industry is quickly going down the tubes, but you’d think someone would step in figure out a way to monetize MTV and MuchMusic’s massive archives of interviews and performances. Or maybe I’m just searching for something I lost years ago (ie: my youth).

Like my previous posts a couple weeks back, I found this old concert on YouTube with little trouble. There are lots of live Nirvana boots floating around, but this has good quality picture and sound and it’s from the In Utero tour that featured former Germs and future Foo Fighter guitarist Pat Smear with the band.

The show took place on December 13, 1993 and MTV aired it on New Year’s Eve. There’s a new boot of the show floating around called Feels Like the First Time with a bunch of other live-to-air stuff tacked on the end.

New Video: JEFF the Brotherhood – “Six Pack”

One of my favourite bands of the past few years are Nashville duo JEFF the Brotherhood. The real-life brothers, Jake and Jamin Orrall, drop their latest full-length, Hypnotic Knights on July 17, on Infinity Cat with distro via Warner Bros. Check out the apropos fun-in-the-sun video for “Six Pack” below.

Blind Melon – MuchMusic Intimate & Interactive

Found this on youtube. Very excited. I love Blind Melon‘s second record, Soup.

Green Day: Jaded In Chicago (Full Concert)

New Video: Kitty Pryde – “Okay Cupid”

Teenage MC Kitty Pryde is what happens when you give Ellen Paige’s Juno the mic. A brilliant mix of self-awareness wrapped in a protective blanket of pop-culture name-dropping and self-obsession. This song reveals more about teenage girls in 2012 than any social network, vampire novel or magazine article.

Video: Rich Aucoin – “P:U:S:H”

Look, I really like Rich Aucoin, okay?

New Video: Grimes – “Oblivion”

I’ve written about my love for Grimes in the past, so I’ve been easing off a little with the release of her latest, most excellent album Visions. However I felt compelled to post this latest video for the track “Oblivion” because it’s the first time we get to see Grimes, aka Claire Boucher acting playful and more or less being herself in a sense.

In previous vids, Boucher comes across as aloof and mysterious, which is part of what has made her so appealing – we don’t just want more of her music, we want more of her.  With “Oblivion” she gives it to us, but just enough to satiate our appetites. The scenes in the sports stadiums are the most off-the-cuff, while the staged scenes with the buffed up body-builders and the jarhead football fans reinforce her mysteriousness and power.

Boucher and director Emily Kai Bock sat down with Pitchfork to discuss the clip for P4K’s Director’s Cut. Check out “Oblivion” below.

Video: the Evaporators ft. Andrew W.K. – “I Hate Being Late (When I’m Early)”

Nardwuar the Human Serviette is well known for his off-the-wall interviews, but dude’s also in a long-running band called the Evaporators who have just dropped a new video for their song “I Hate Being Late (When I’m Early) featuring none other than professional party starter (and Nardwuar superfan) Andrew W.K.

The video was shot at Vancouver college radio station CITR at UBC where Nardwuar hosts a program on Fridays. He even gives a shout out to former music director Luke Meat and a number of bands including Needles//Pins and features a ripping guitar solo from New Pornographers member and the “JC” in “JC/DC Studios” John Collins, who’s played with Mr. the Human Serviette for years. Admittedly, the song isn’t the best, but it’s a nice reminder of my hometown and where I got my start in community radio.

Video: Trash Talk – “Slander”

I’ve been listening to Sacramento hardcore band Trash Talk a lot lately, especially their awesome 5-song Awake EP. A lot of people that don’t normally dig this kind of music like this band, so real HC fans probably hate them, but whaddayagonnado?

Anyway, this animated clip for their track “Slander” is pretty awesome. Is it pro whacked-out acid trips or against them? We might never know, but I think everyone can agree that waking up to a dude peeing on your heading is always a bit alarming.

Video: Kathryn Calder – “Turn a Light On”

Kathryn Calder turned a lot of heads with her own change of direction on sophomore outing Bright and Vivid. Second single “Turn  a Light On” gets a rustic video treatment courtesy of Vancouver filmmakers Leif Parker and Geoffrey Tomlin-Hood, who helped bring to life the video for “C’Mon Sea Legs” by Calder’s old band Immaculate Machine. Check the scenery below.