Monday, August 31, 2009

Music Notes: Jay-Z shows support for Grizzly Bear, download new Bad LIeutenant track

- Jay-Z showed some love for Grizzly Bear by attending their free Brooklyn show yesterday, along with Beyonce and Solange Knowles. Here's some of what Jay had to say: "[Grizzly Bear is] an incredible band. The thing I want to say to everyone-- I hope this happens because it will push rap, it will push hip-hop to go even further-- what the indie rock movement is doing right now is very inspiring. It felt like us in the beginning. These concerts, they're not on the radio, no one hears about them, and there's 12,000 people in attendance." [Pitchfork]

- Download Bad Lieutenant's "Sink Or Swim" now. In case you need a refresher, the band is basically New Order minus Peter Hook. [SPIN]

- Julian Casablancas made his solo live debut in Tokyo over the weekend. Check out some video footage here. [Pitchfork]

- Radiohead actually opened a show with "Creep," a song that is usually just used at the end of performances and actually doesn't have much of a reputation for being on their set lists much anymore. [NME]

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