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Gorillaz: DoYaThing with Andre 3000 and James Murphy

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Author: Tricia Weight


gorillaz_converseFor the latest collaboration in the "Three Artists. One Song." campaign Converse has teamed Gorillaz with OutKast's Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on Gorillaz latest single, "DoYaThing," which is available for listening or free download at Converse.com/doyathing.

"DoYaThing," is an absolutely amazing song. Undeniable proof that after 10 years of making music, Gorillaz is still packing heat and their ability to lay down ass-spanking, funky, hip hop/pop music has only grown over the years.

In conjunction with the release of "DoYaThing," Gorillaz' Jamie Hewlett has also designed a kickin' new shoe line for Converse.



gorillaz_limited_edition_converseAs my profile says, I have a shoe/ boot fetish--one look at the limited edition Chuck Taylor Gorillaz Collection and it was done. Seriously. Stick a fork in it. These shoes will be mine.

Gorillaz' Damon Albarn has been working on an extended version of "DoYaThing" for a later release (that 13 minute -->explicit<-- version was leaked and hit Youtube today) while Hewlett has been focusing his creative juices on a new video that will capture the funky, wild spirit expressed in both the shoe line and the new song.

Gorillaz celebrated their 10th anniversary with the release of a new compilation album, The Singles Collection: 2001 - 2011, and on February 21st they were honored at the Brit Awards in their native UK with the Outstanding Music Contribution Award. Most important of all, Damon Albarn has also been working in collaboration with his other highly successful Britpop band, Blur, on new material and--in what is sure to become a megaton explosion of pop/punk/funk fusion--Gorillaz are looking at a return to the studio for a new album as well.

So pop over to the Converse website, check out the cool shoes and download the new hot tune, the download button is below the embedded player and it is red. You can't miss it. Gorillaz have also left a message that should make you feel right at home.

"Take a listen and, while you’re at it, get your mucky paws on a Chuck Taylor Gorillaz sneaker, part of the new limited edition collection featuring artwork by Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett. Enjoy the tasty bits, kiddie-winkles."



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It’s March Musical Madness—The B-52’s on PBS

by Clipclic / 809 Views

Author: Bob Etier

If you’re lucky enough to catch the B-52’s in concert, you probably won’t see them in outrageous costumes and hairstyles.

The B-52’s with the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA will be seen in March (beginning March 3) on PBS stations as part of March’s special programming. Athens is the band’s hometown and this performance was filmed in February 2011 to commemorate the 34th anniversary of their first-ever live show. Three decades have not diminished the iconic group's eccentric, unique style which Fred Schneider describes: “We just did our own thing, which was a combination of rock ‘n roll, funk, and Fellini, and game show host, and corn, and mysticism.”



If you’re lucky enough to catch the B-52’s in concert, you probably won’t see them in outrageous costumes and hairstyles. But if that’s what you’re looking for, you need only check out the audience. The B-52’s with the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA will be seen in March (beginning March 3) on PBS stations as part of March’s special programming. Athens is the band’s hometown and this performance was filmed in February 2011 to commemorate the 34th anniversary of their first-ever live show. Three decades have not diminished the iconic group's eccentric, unique style which Fred Schneider describes: “We just did our own thing, which was a combination of rock ‘n roll, funk, and Fellini, and game show host, and corn, and mysticism.” Read more: http://technorati.com/entertainment/music/article/its-march-musical-madnessthe-b-52s/#ixzz1nmITyIfL
Audience members attended the concert wrapped in feather boas, wearing mile-high pink hair and pound upon pound of sparkles, and accenting their look with cat’s eye glasses and other accessories the B-52’s popularized among their cult of followers.Viewers must be patient until the last quarter of the program to hear “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack,” both worth the wait. Other songs performed include: “Roam,” “Give Me Back My Man,” “Funplex,” “Planet Claire,” and “Private Idaho.” Band members Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, and Cindy Wilson may—like their fans—be marked by some of the effects of time, but their show in Athens is dynamic and high-energyAudience members attended the concert wrapped in feather boas, wearing mile-high pink hair and pound upon pound of sparkles, and accenting their look with cat’s eye glasses and other accessories the B-52’s popularized among their cult of followers. Viewers must be patient until the last quarter of the program to hear “Rock Lobster” and “Love Shack,” both worth the wait. Other songs performed include: “Roam,” “Give Me Back My Man,” “Funplex,” “Planet Claire,” and “Private Idaho.” Band members Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, and Cindy Wilson may—like their fans—be marked by some of the effects of time, but their show in Athens is dynamic and high-energy Read more »

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