I had the pleasure to see one of my favorite bands, White Denim, at Bottom of the Hill last week. And as usual, they did not disappoint. They are a great live band and rocked the entire show relentlessly. Throughout the performance my friends kept yelling anecdotes in my ear like “Led Zepplin 1971!” or “baby Led Zepplin!”. Yes, it’s true! When they launched into a rendition of “All You Really Have to Do/Mess Up Your Hair/Shake Shake Shake”, I thought my head was going to explode. While I can’t recreate that masterpiece for your here, you can get a taste of it from this smoking set recorded on From the Basement in the UK. Check it out.
I love Nigel Godrich’s From The Basement. It’s a UK show but now appears on IFC every Tuesday night at 5PM PST/ 8PM EST. What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall during this Radiohead performance recorded last year. I couldn’t decide which song to feature so I put them all up. Obnoxious? Maybe. But you know you’re going to watch it. Enjoy!
I’ve watched this live From the Basement footage of Andrew Bird performing ‘Section 8 City’ countless times. It’s so beautiful and mesmerizing. What a talent. I’m so excited to see him next month at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
From the Basement is a UK-based music TV show that has launched a series of live performances from an impeccable collection of indie artists – like Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, The Kills, Andrew Bird, Beck and lots, lots more. The program is featured on the Sky Arts channel in the UK, Rave in the US and, starting in January 2009, the IFC channel.
Until then, you can catch sneak previews of some performances. Like this one from my current obsession White Denim.Click here to check out this blistering rendition of ‘All You Really Have to Do/ Mess Up Your Hair’. Oh yeah, these guys rock! Well worth the jump, I promise.