Is there anything we love more than a hot and sexy rock & roll frontman? How about when there’s someone even more attractive in the back of the band? Sometimes the best-looking guy isn’t the one who has the mic; it’s the babe with the bass, the drums or the backing vocals.
We fell for Mumford & Sons back in 2010 when they were West London folk scene-ers making a play for the U.S. we thought You Oughta Know. Sophomore LP Babel soon followed, giving them Grammy wins. So we flipped out when after three years of avid fandemonium, health scares and brilliant Unplugged performances, Mumford announced their “indefinite” hiatus.
But we have the cure for your sads that Mumford won’t appear on this years festival lineups. Palladia is airing their full Live From The Artists Den concert tonight at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the washboard playing quartet rocking their hit “I Will Wait” to the Belasco Theater crowd in downtown Los Angeles. But before you press play, here are five things to watch for in the clip that will either make you an instant fan or further your obsession before the full show airs.
Over the course of just two albums, VH1 You Oughta Know artist Mumford & Sons have earned themselves a well-deserved spot in the “Who’s the biggest rock band in the world?” conversation. The group’s decision to “take a considerable amount of time off” before returning to the studio to record their next album notwithstanding, the group is not just sitting around on their couches playing Xbox One during their downtime. Multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett, for example, recently introduced tourmates HAIM at the VH1 You Oughta Know In Concert special, and he’s also been working hard to get the word out about the Invisible Children charity.
Last night, the legends of folk music and the stars of the upcoming Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, took over Town Hall in New York City for “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music of Inside Llewyn Davis.” The once-in-a-lifetime concert was a mix of old school fundraiser, folk music tribute, and publicity event, but it also was the place to be to see some of the most transcendent folk music performances we’ve seen in ages from the likes of Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Gillan Welch, Jack White and Marcus Mumford, as well as the public’s first chance to hear Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac perform songs from the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack.
It was an absolutely incredible night for folk music, but what 10 things should you know now before the concert airs on Showtime on December 13?
There’s a saying that all comedians want to be rock stars and all rock stars want to be comedians. Sometimes that dream gets to come true. The 20 comedians on our list transformed themselves so seamlessly into the personas of famous rock stars, pop stars, rappers and crooners that we can’t separate the musician from their famous impersonator anymore.
Mumford & Sons enthralled tens of thousands of fans in Chicago this weekend when they headlined Day 2 of Lollapalooza, a set that was met with near-universal raves. The band has pretty much accomplished it all over the last few years —winning Grammy awards, headlining festivals the world over, joining the You Oughta Know family, convincing megababe Carey Mulligan to enter a state of wedded bliss with lead singer Marcus Mumford—but that didn’t stop them from turning their gaze inward in an attempt to improve themselves. After doing some soul-searching, the band apparently recognized that there was one area in which they didn’t quite excel: Comedy.
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.
“Harlem Shake” continues to make waves on the Digital Songs chart as Mumford & Sons retain the country’s No. 1 album. Here’s a look at this week’s Nielsen SoundScan sales figures: Read more…