From Bob Schneider’s King Kong Vol. 1 EP :: Released Feb 10, 2015
Video shot/edited/directed by: Bob Schneider
This has to be the craziest NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert ever. A glorious noise indeed.
When I first imagined Mucca Pazza at the Tiny Desk, I honestly had no idea how the Chicago band’s 23 members would fit in — in the literal sense of the term. To load-test this performance, we actually gathered a gaggle of interns behind my desk and began to stack people on cabinets, step-stools and, of course, desks.
In nearly seven years of doing Tiny Desk Concerts, with more than 400 participating acts, this turned out to be the biggest one yet. It was also one of the most fun, with Mucca Pazza performing songs from its album L.Y.A. using trombones, saxophones, trumpets, woodwinds, violin, electric mandolin, accordion, cello, guitar, sousaphone, a big bass drum, percussion instruments and more. Then there were the cheerleaders.
I first heard this giant performance-art marching band at globalFEST 2013, and Mucca Pazza’s mix of cacophony, symphony and crazed frolic makes it a large, lovable renegade. The band just celebrated its first 10 years together, so if you missed the first decade, prepare to be a fan of the next. You may even be tempted to join this circus.— BOB BOILEN
“Subtle Frenzy” 0:00
“Dirty Chompers” 6:34
“Holiday On Ice” 9:19
Producers: Bob Boilen, Maggie Starbard; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Morgan McCloy, Maggie Starbard; Assistant Producer: Nick Michael; photo by Colin Marshall/NPR
A Song You Never Expected to Hear on Solo Acoustic Guitar: Luca Stricagnoli, “Thunderstruck” (AC/DC)
Turn it up.
Guitar Tabs, CDs & Mp3s available at candyrat.com
“Thunderstruck” by AC/DC arranged and performed by Luca Stricagnoli
Guitar made by Davide Serracini.serracini.it
Video by Federico Scaglia pazart.it
A really cool song from acoustic finger-style guy Calum Graham. Who knew he could sing too?
EP “Burning Up” & Guitar Tab available at candyrat.com
Calum’s playing a Stonebridge Baritone Guitar stonebridgeguitars.com
A very special thanks to Steve Wood and Greg MacGillivray for donating their time, and filming this at Greg’s little slice of paradise in Laguna Beach, CA while working on the new ‘Humpbacks’ IMAX Documentary.
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Live at the Beacon Theatre in New York, here’s another incredible performance from Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa. (And Happy Valentine’s Day to all LGF readers!)
Here’s Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, tearing up a song originally made popular by Ike and Tina Turner shortly before Tina bailed on Ike. And I do mean “tearing it up.”
It really is one of the best songs ever written. From Crowded House’s farewell tour, this was the last song of the last performance, and they never played it better.
Yes, I know the Grammy Awards were on tonight. But here’s some music that isn’t over-produced and isn’t auto-tuned, without choreography or costumes, from an overlooked master. One guy with a guitar, singing and playing from the heart, probably never winning a Grammy.
A beautifully filmed video for a moving song, for the overnight thread.
Director: George Belfield
Producer: Jess Wylie
Exec Producers: Sally Campbell, Tim Nash & Tash Tan
Prod Co: Somesuch
Prod Co (Sweden): Salmonfox
Producer: Mathias Fjellstrom
PM: Kaj Snijder
PA: Maja Lindström
Label: Atlantic Records
Commissioner: Dan Curwin
Cinematographer: Steve Annis
Focus Puller: Kim Miell
2nd AC: Adam Soderholm
Gaffer: Peter Brännström
DIT: Johan Norström
Grip: Torulf Öhman
Steadicam: Néstor Salazar
Stylist: Cobbie Yates
Hair & Make-up: Janakie Öhlund
Editor: Tom Grove Carter @ Trim
Grade: Simon Bourne @ Framestore
Here’s a great live performance by Neil Finn, with the late Paul Hester on drums, doing one of his classic songs, “Fall At Your Feet.”
Neil Finn performing live at the Chapel in support of his One Nil release. Special appearances by Jim Moginie, Paul Hester, and Nick Seymour