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Foo Fighters Play the Ancient Greek Acropolis of Athens

  • 8:31 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

The latest music series from PBS, titled “Landmarks Live in Concert”, brought the Foo Fighters to Greece earlier this summer. The band recorded a live concert for the series from one of the most historic places in the world, the Acropolis of Athens. The venue dates back to 161AD. Don’t worry about the math on that, it’s old.

“We’ve done some crazy things over the last 20 years, but I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done,” Grohl said in a press statement of the concert, which took place just this past July.

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Mike D of the Beastie Boys is Now a Wine Sommelier

  • 8:21 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

*Photo Courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine

Michael Diamond, otherwise known as Mike D, has found a second calling in life as he will be curating the wine list at a new Los Angeles restaurant, Hearth & Hound. Bloomberg reports that the restaurant is expected to open September 22nd and feature acclaimed chef, April Bloomfield.

“It’s going to be a fun list,” Mike D says. “We [sommelier Tyler Parson and me] are putting together a wine program that will get customers tasting things they might not taste. If you like California Syrah, I might point you towards a wine from another part [More]

Spotify Removes ‘Hate Bands’ From Streaming Service

  • 10:20 am Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Apparently there are (or were) 37 artists known to be ‘hate bands’, or rather people who had nothing better to do than spread their oddly construed views of the world onto other people by means of music. The music world is typically more open, left wing if you want to call it that, and compassionate towards others than the rest of the world is. That doesn’t go for everyone, obviously, but it is still appalling how people who spread hate choose to do it.

Spotify shared there reasoning for removing such artists in a statement shared with Billboard. Record labels [More]

WATCH: Portugal. the Man Perform “Feel It Still” on Conan

  • 9:38 pm Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Portugal. the Man’s performance on Conan last night was a bit different than when they last appeared on late night television, bringing along hip hop dancers to Jimmy Fallon’s stage. This time around, they brought a four piece string section with them to Conan.

The Alaskan natives turned Portland residents recently released their eighth full length album in June, titled Woodstock. They embarked on a lengthy tour a couple of weeks ago in support of it, and will be ending it with a stop at Live Oak’s Suwanee Hulaween over Halloween weekend. If camping in the middle of nowhere with a [More]

Thirty Seconds to Mars Set to Release New Music

  • 5:24 pm Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

It’s been 4 years since we’ve had new music from Thirty Seconds to Mars. 4 years!?!

Well, the wait is over. Almost. After teasing their return as a band on Twitter back in June, they have since confirmed that we will hear new music on August 22nd. Their new single, “Walk on Water” will also make it’s TV debut on August 27th  during the MTV Video Music Awards.

Chad Smith Jams With Random Street Performers in London

  • 9:20 am Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

It’s not confirmed whether this is Will Ferrell or Chad Smith, but either way, this is a move both of them would do. Basin my assumption on the quality of drumming, it’s safe to say that that was Chad Smith joining random street performers in London. Check out the video below. How epic would that be to stumble into a random act of music such as this?

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Here’s another clip courtesy of RHCP Fans Uruguay.

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Foster the People Release New Trippy Video for “Doing It For The Money”

  • 11:25 am Sunday, August 13th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Foster the People Summer Tour in support of new album

Foster the People are one of the first band’s to take advantage of Google’s DeepDream technology, a  computer vision which uses a convolutional neural network to find and enhance patterns in images, thus creating a dream like hallucinogenic appearance.

Yeah, I know. What did that just say?

Basically, Google DeepDream is a smart technology that creates patterns within images that your brain will like, thus making the video more engaging than any one human could do.

Director Daniel Henry had this to say about the video, “In researching more about the DeepDream world,  I loved the idea of letting the collective unconscious of [More]

Arcade Fire Apologizes for Strange Social Media Campaign

  • 4:10 pm Saturday, August 12th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

*Photo courtesy of Consequence of Sound

If you’ve been a fan of Arcade Fire for a long time, you may know that they have been largely quiet on social media. The once independently signed band often laid low on the radar, fitting their m.o. However, that all changed ahead of their release of Everything Now, their first album under Columbia Records. Some of their social media posts have been quite strange, and frankly insensitive, leaving fans scratching their heads. Well, the band has had enough. They just released an apology, albeit very strange and ambiguous, but nonetheless an apology.

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Taco Bell’s Newest Burrito is Either Disgusting or Genius

  • 10:47 am Saturday, August 12th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

If you happen to be in and around Orange County, CA over the next couple of weeks, be sure to stop by a Taco Bell and pick up the new Firecracker Burrito. Filled with what Cosmopolitan describes as “Tabasco infused pop rocks”, the burrito is otherwise pretty typical. The worst part of this burrito is probably they way it looks. Maybe that’s how all menu items look from Taco Bell when you break them in half and post it to Instagram, but this one looks especially stomach churning.

And at only $1.49 per burrito, there’s no excuse not to try [More]

Dave Grohl Rocks Out from the Pit at a Metallica Concert

  • 9:49 am Saturday, August 12th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

The burden of an upcoming album release and a massive world tour can’t stop Dave Grohl from being Dave Grohl. He did the most rock star thing one could do by joining the thousands of “not rock stars” in the pit at Metallica’s show at the Rose Bowl a few nights ago. His legendary status didn’t stop him from having a hell of a time amid the masses.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>one of lots of reasons to love dave grohl: dave grohl standing in the crowd at a metallica concert, just like an ordinary dude. <a href=”https://t.co/e3uwreHamX”>pic.twitter.com/e3uwreHamX</a></p>&mdash; tam [More]