Jessie Ware didn’t lie when she hinted at channeling Madonna and Janet Jackson in her upcoming video. Now that “Imagine It Was Us” has arrived the homage is obvious. Don’t get too excited. She hasn’t reinvented “Rhythm Nation.” Read more…
You Oughta Know
Dawes has been a favorite around the VH1 offices since they were our You Oughta Know band back in September of 2011. Their album at that time, Nothing Is Wrong, racked up a string of critical accolades thanks to its narrative-driven lyrics and laid back, Laurel Canyon vibe. The group just released their third studio album, Stories Don’t End, and VH1 is excited to share the video for that album’s lead single, “From A Window Seat,” with you tonight.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to see VH1′s April You Oughta Know artist Jessie Ware perform live yet, you’re in for a treat. The R&B chanteuse will be taking the stage at New York City’s Webster Hall this evening, and our friends over at MTV will be livestreaming the performance as part of their Artists To Watch series starting at 9 p.m. ET.
As much as we love “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, we’ll readily admit that we’re a little burnt out on it. It’s been on constant rotation for us since we first saw them play at SXSW in March of 2012, and 13 months is a long time to listen to any song, regardless of its merits. We chuckled when The Chickeneers performed their all-cluck version of the song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week, but when we finally got around to watching this week’s episode of Nashville on our DVR, we fell in love with the song all over again, thanks to two young girls named Lennon and Maisy Stella.
Remember when Jessie Ware‘s Devotion album was on Spotify and had the states curiously asking, “Who is this British chick whose music sounds as sweet as honey?” Now that we know her music like we know our SS numbers, we’ve fallen even deeper in love. Read more…
There’s a scene in the first season of Girls where Hannah finds out Adam’s a former alcoholic from one of his friends at a hipster party in Brooklyn. Jessie Ware‘s packed Music Hall show in Williamsburg–the upcoming gentrified neighborhood where folks who would’ve been robbed in the same area 10 years ago now live– was eerily similar.
“No one knows who I am,” Jessie Ware said in our interview yesterday. The 28-year-old British chanteuse couldn’t be more wrong.
Our favorite season of the year is just around the corner! No, not spring, silly — we’re talking FESTIVAL SEASON! After a great run at SXSW a few weeks ago, the jam-packed 2013 music festival season kicks off in earnest next week with the Coachella Festival (April 12-14 and again April 19-21). However, what we’re really looking forward to is the 2013 incarnation of Lollapalooza, which will be held in Chicago’s Grant Park for the ninth consecutive year. The lineup for this year’s fest, which runs from August 2-4, was just released and its a DOOZY. Here are the Top 10 Acts That We’re Most Excited To See At This Year’s Lollapalooza.
With the music portion of the 2013 South By Southwest Festival well underway, now’s the time where festival attendees have to make difficult decisions about which of the over 5,000 acts in town they’re going to see. Fortunately for your friendly VH1 Tuner team, our decision about what to do last night was a no-brainer. We spent the night at the W Hotel in Downtown Austin for VH1′s “Hello Austin!” party, which featured performances from Youngblood Hawke, St. Lucia and Mia Moretti & The Dolls.