Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cool Video Thursday: DMB, John Wean, Low, Wild Flag, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Wilco

Carly Crabb, a talented young Seattle photographer and friend of ours, made this engaging video of the Dave Matthews Band concert at the Gorge Amphitheater last Sunday. The great thing about it is that in just a few minutes it stitches together the vibe at the concert as well as showcasing the unique venue that referred to around here as The Gorge. There also is a sighting at the end of a flesh and blood member of the Rocksteady74 clan.

"Desperate Dan (She told me she was single)" is a very good, and funny, song from the promising Scottish band John Wean that we profiled earlier this year. And now we have an amusing video to illustrate, at times in excruciating detail, the song. Consider it a public service especially for Americans who may struggle with the accent.

"Try to Sleep" by Low is a beautiful song. The video starts out merely intriguing, but left me speechless at the end.

OK, this one absolutely made me want to attend a Wild Flag concert. I suppose that's why it was made, but they may be happy to know that it worked.

Wild Flag - Romance from Merge Records on Vimeo.

And by the way, Wild Flag is Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Janet Weiss, Rebecca Cole, whose past associations, in addition to Brownstein's Sleater-Kinney, include Helium, The Minders, Croissant Cocktail, Feeble Knees, Quasi, Dogz, @@@, The Consortium, Asia, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. Clearly, there are plenty of reasons to check them out besides the video. These ladies can flat out play.

An educational video about "Tigers" from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Wilco with "Born Alone"

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