You’d want to jump these suckers yourself if the protean beat underneath all their blather weren’t played so close to the bone. Producer-DJ Rick Rubin recycles licks ripped from Led Zeppelin, James Brown and Mr. Ed with razor-sharp precision and a sense of humor. Licensed to Ill is one hard-rockin’ cartoon, a rappin’ caricature so huge only a grown-up sourpuss could take it seriously.
Beastie Boys released Licensed to Ill 27 years ago today. See why it is the best debut album of all time.
I just supported Phonebloks on @ThunderclapIt // @davehakkens
Sex Drugs & Rock N’ Roll
Ain’t the Madonna
For Couch by Couchwest 2013
CXCW is an annual online music festival that is for everyone. No badges, lanyards, bracelets, parking fees, ticket lines, exclusive parties, VIP tents, porta-potties, babysitters, dogsitters, expensive beer prices, or crappy hotel rooms…just the sweet comfort of your own couch. Here’s how it works, artists and bands from all over the globe record a video performance for us from their living rooms, kitchens, porches, bathrooms, you name it…pretty much anywhere but a stage…and we post them during the week of the festival (March 10 – 16, 2013).
Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.
Bacon Bacon Bacon!!!!
The Jake Levinson Band has their own unique yet familiar sound- chock-full of the blues while blending soul, country, a little funk, and some latin and eastern spice all in the mix. The group consists of guitar/vox(Jake Levinson), sax(Brent Cagle), drums (Pete Van Dyck), and bass(Bryan Wright). Most recently they have released an LP entitled “Burnin’ Daylight” in Spring of 2012.