Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are one of the most dynamic live acts that you’ll EVER see perform, which is just one of the many reasons that they were selected to be one of VH1′s You Oughta Know artists back in 2011. It’s been a minute since their last album release, but in January of 2014, they’ll be back with their new LP, Give The People What They Want. The album’s completion was delayed by a few months to allow lead singer Sharon Jones time to deal with a recent cancer diagnosis, but her recovery efforts are going amazingly enough that the band just released a new video for “Retreat” (which you can watch above) AND an upcoming concert.
In the entire history of the You Oughta Know franchise, Delta Rae have emerged as one of our favorite alums. Their debut LP, Carry The Fire, dropped in June of 2012 and we’re still spinning it on the reg. Their chief strength as a group is their versatility, as evidenced by their brand new video for “If I Loved You,” which showcases the powerhouse vocals of Elizabeth Hopkins.
HAIM is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the month of October, and the promising new act just released their debut LP, Days Are Gone (which debuted at #6 on last week’s album charts). If you’re wondering how they chose their band name, well, Haim is also the last name of the three sisters who make up the group: Este, Danielle and Alana. In order to help get to know these hilarious ladies, we asked them to play a little game of Sibling Superlatives with us.
Okay, so there’s sort of a cliché that women can’t resist a guy with a guitar, but when a gorgeous woman thrashes through a guitar solo, it’s twenty times hotter. Don’t believe us? Then check out our rankings of the top 20 hottest female guitarists in music today.
HAIM is the latest addition to VH1′s You Oughta Know family, and has signed on to be part of the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert special that’s airing on VH1 on November 21 at 9PM/8C. The three Haim sisters just released their debut LP, Days Are Gone, which will debut in the Top 10 this week when final numbers are released, and have gone from complete unknowns to selling out New York City’s Webster Hall in less than a year.
VH1′s September You Oughta Know artist Lorde visited VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live today to perform her smash hit “Royals.” The Kiwi teen looked chic and simple in an adorable black turtleneck and skirt ensemble and repeatedly played with her most famous asset: her glorious locks.
Big news to share! VH1′s You Oughta Know franchise, which is responsible for introducing artists such as Adele, The Civil Wars, and The Lumineers to a broader audience, is getting its very own special! The first-ever You Oughta Know In Concert event will be broadcast on Thursday, November 21 at 9PM/8C only on VH1, and will feature performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Lorde, HAIM and more! Read more…
The Civil Wars are, sadly, still broken up. Nary a day goes by when we don’t find ourselves wishing that John Paul White and Joy Williams could find a way to bury the proverbial hatchet (or even a literal one, if that would help!) and return to making music together. All is not lost, though, as evidenced by their latest video from their eponymous second album, “Dust To Dust.”