Love More performed live by Sharon Van Etten at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC
Filmed on the iPhone 4S
One of my favorite subway (seen on the L train) performers. This guy belts out a positive, feel good song and never asks for anything in return. All he says is simply, “Thanks and have a nice day.” The last time I saw him he sang Don’t Worry Be Happy.
Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
Ho Hey by The Lumineers. Love this song
Once There Was a Hushpuppy composed by Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin for the film, Beasts of the Southern Wild. This is my favorite song from the soundtrack and I highly recommend purchasing the entire album which you can do from here.
I HIGHLY recommend purchasing the Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack. I just listened to the entire album 7 or 8 times straight on my drive upstate and back to the city today. It’s now my favorite soundtrack. It was also composed by Benh Zeitlin, the director of the film.
PS22 Chorus rocks Adele's “ONE AND ONLY"
The best part of this profession is that after all these years going at this gig, I can still be thoroughly blown away like I was at yesterday’s rehearsal! I’m still not even sure how this performance happened, but I’m thankful it did! Kevin is uncanny, Kiarah is sublime, Daniel-san is awesome (and hilarious) on the drums, and the chorus is PERFECT in this rendition of "One and Only” by the one and only Adele! Kiarah brought this song to me the day before with a beautiful a cappella rendition she will be singing at her aunt and uncle’s wedding, and inspired this arrangement, of which I am most proud! The kids are approaching the end of the school year, but are certainly making the most out of the time they have left… RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING!! - Gregg Breinberg
The PS22 Chorus closed the 83rd Annual Academy awards and has also been the feature of a documentary by Jonathan Kalafer called Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story.
I saw Once the musical this weekend and absolutely loved it. It’s one of my favorite films and is now my favorite musical. Here is my favorite song from the film, Say It To Me Now, by Glen Hansard. Once the musical won 8 Tony Awards this year including Best Musical.
Probably my favorite music video of all time and one of my favorite songs. Chris Martin had the monthlong task of studying his lyrics and learning how to perform them back to front.
“He got a tape of the song recorded backward and he listened to it over and over. He’s a very passionate guy, so he got really into it. What we learned later on is about the problems with phonetics, because you have to be very careful with the lip movement so that when you end on a sound your mouth is formed in the right way.” - Director Jamie Thraves
As Thraves put Martin through his forward paces over the three-day shoot, the singer performed the song in a backward gibberish that the director said was akin to the fictional language Hopelandish created by Icelandic mood rockers Sigur Rós. Of course, when the video was in final edits, the roles were reversed, with the film running backward and Martin singing forward. Got it?
More about this radical video at MTV.
Music video by Coldplay performing The Scientist. © 2005 EMI Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. © 2005 EMI Records Ltd
Bon Iver covers I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt. I can’t wait to see him at Radio City Music Hall on September 19th. Shows have been added on September 21st and 22nd and tickets go on sale this Friday.
Foolish Things by The Ultimate Bearhug
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Heartbeats by The Knife. I’ve had this song stuck in my head for the past 6 months and finally realized what song it was.
Amazing cover of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ by Walk off the Earth. 5 people on 1 guitar. Over 113 million views in less than 5 months. I have never seen anything like this before.
Mumford & Sons - Ghosts That we Knew (Official studio Version)
This song made my soul tremble last Sunday at Radio Music City Hall for Amnesty’s Secretball