by Mike Breen
Huge West Coast music fest to stream live through YouTube
You can get naked and wasted while checking out the music at this weekend's Coachella festival in California and not worry about footage of it being posted on YouTube by — irony alert! — watching the performers live from the festival on YouTube. The webcast kicks off today (in about six hours) through the Coachella channel on YouTube. First up is the reformed British band James; other shows being simulcast today include Neon Indian, Jimmy Cliff and Rancid's Tim Armstrong, Dawes (playing Taft Theatre June 6), Madness, Frank Ocean, Pulp, The Black Keys, Mazzy Star, Refused, Amon Tobin and M83. Broadcast highlights tomorrow include the sets of tUnE-yArDs (performing at the CAC later this spring), Bad Veins tourmates We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Buzzcocks, Walk the Moon tourmates Kaiser Chiefs, Squeeze, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent (at Bogart's May 9), The Shins, Bon Iver and A$AP Rocky. Sunday's YouTube lineup includes Oberhofer and Santigold (both coming to town soon), as well as Fitz and the Tantrums, Black Flag legend Greg Ginn, The Hives, Justice, Beirut, Gotye and Modeselektor.
by Mike Breen
Music Tonight: Progressive Indie band SHADOWRAPTR are doing the rounds this month in support of its just released full-length, It's Always Winter on the Moon. The Cincinnati ensemble crafts humbly epic songs full of winding, unexpected compositional shifts and an overall mysterious magnetism. They call the album a "guitar-soaked psychedelic-soul-pop odyssey," and cite influences like Pink Floyd and Grizzly Bear, which give you a spot-on sense of Moon's trippy allure. Give the album a listen on BandCamp here, then buy it (it's only $5, cheapskate) and go check the group out at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine tonight at 10 p.m. (the band is MOTR's Monday night house band for September). The show is free. Below, enjoy the cool music video for SHADOWRAPTR's "Simple and Pretty" (not featured on the new release).