Marc Hogan



  • How to Dress Well,

    How to Dress Well Minds the Store in Wrenching 'Repeat Pleasure' Video

    You could fairly accuse Tom Krell of faking the funk. "Repeat Pleasure," from the Chicago-based globetrotting minstrel's upcoming album "What Is This Heart?" (due out June 24 via Weird World), stretches out the ghostly R&B glide of Krell's prior How to Dress Well work, but whatever its fidgety electric guitar lines might suggest, there's little to dance about here. "Even broken, my heart will go on," released in a heart-stabbing upper register, is the standout moment, but the most revealing line might be when Krell insists, "Yeah, once you got it, you want something else." The reason pleasure has to repeat here is because it never lasts.The song's video, with past How to Dress Well collaborator Luke Gilford as creative director and Johannes Greve Muskat directing, is an elusive and emotionally intense visualization of these themes.

  • Smashing Pumpkins, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Billy Corgan

    Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Plays Drums for Smashing Pumpkins Album

    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness meets Dr. Feelgood? According to the Smashing Pumpkins' website, none other than Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee will play on one of the two albums Billy Corgan's crew plans to release in 2015. Lee will drum on "all nine songs" of Monuments to an Elegy, the Pumpkins write. If the picture below isn't enough corroboration, Lee's Twitter account also shared the news.Corgan has said Monuments and its companion, Day for Night, will be guitar-heavy and "epic." When not reissuing 1998 album Adore, Corgan has also recently been dabbling in pro wrestling, Siddhartha jams, Rumi jams, and an experimental solo album titled AEGEA.

  • Skrillex, Bonnaroo, superjam

    Skrillex to Jam With Members of Grateful Dead, Doors at Bonnaroo

    This year's Bonnaroo lineup just got a whole lot wilder with the announcement of the festival's annual, cross-genre "Superjams." Most mind-bogglingly, Skrillex — billed as "Skrillex and Friends" — will be taking the Manchester, Tennessee stage with Janelle Monaé, Warpaint, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, and Zedd. Plus Damian Marley, Big Gigantic, Mickey Hart from the Grateful Dead, Robbie Krieger from the Doors, "and more." All together now: oh my gosh.Bonnaroo's Superjams have become one of its most widely talked about traditions, whether it was D'Angelo making a surprise return with the Roots or members of Wu-Tang Clan, Odd Future, and the Neptunes teaming up for the first hip-hop-themed Superjam. Another of this year's Superjams brings together Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks with Chaka Khan, Taj Mahal, Andrew Bird, Ben Folds, and many more.

  • Dave Grohl, shot, Foo Fighters, 9:30 Club, video

    Dave Grohl Does a Shot, Shreds 'Monkey Wrench' on Top of the Bar

    Let us now raise our glass to Dave Grohl. On Monday night, Foo Fighters played a surprise, career-spanning show at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Well, as you can see in the fan video above, at one point the Nirvana drummer stood on the bar while playing a guitar solo, pausing only to throw back a shot (a little after the one-minute mark).According to Consequence of Sound, the shot was Jägermeister, and the song — hard to recognize because Grohl is seriously at end-of-"Free Bird" levels of wailing here — was "Monkey Wrench." Check out another fan-shot video at the bottom of this post.Foo Fighters have been recording their new album, which producer Butch Vig recently said was almost halfway done.

  • The-Dream, arrested, felony, assault, ex-girlfriend

    The-Dream Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

    The-Dream's recently shared "Black" video is the type of forgiving, inclusive, and powerful civil-rights anthem that's too rarely heard and, as evidenced by one of the heroes name-checked in the song, has tended throughout history to be a positive force. Horribly, it arrived just as TMZ was reporting New York police wanted to question the-Dream about accusations that a year earlier he'd punched, kicked, and strangled then-girlfriend Lydia Nam, who was pregnant with his son.Well, again according to TMZ, the "Single Ladies" and "Umbrella" songwriter born Terius Nash surrended to authorities today. The Love King singer was reportedly booked on felony assault and strangulation charges, plus misdemeanor charges of assault, reckless endangerment, and child endangerment. He was still in custody as of the site's post.

  • OOIOO, Yoshimi P-we, 'Gamel,'

    OOIOO Bang a Gong for July Album 'Gamel' With Entrancing 'Atawata'

    Yoshimi P-we may have "a black belt in karate," at least as famously described by the Flaming Lips on their album named in the longtime Boredroms drummer's honor, 2002's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. But the ancient art she has been studying the past several years with her group OOIOO is the Javanese musical style of gamelan. On July 1, OOIOO will release new album Gamel via Thrill Jockey (pre-order it here).The follow-up to such releases as 2009's Armonico Hewa and 2006's Taiga is a free-flowing update on the bell- and gong-based form has that influenced modern music from Claude Debussy to Sun City Girls. The first track streaming from the percussion-heavy album is "Atawata," which features gamelan musicians Tomoyuki Hamamoto and Koheysai Kawamura.

  • Rich Homie Quan, seizure, heat exhaustion

    Rich Homie Quan Hospitalized After Seizure

    A rapper whose music has resonated across sports locker rooms recently went down last night with an ailment of his own. Rich Homie Quan, the Atlanta rapper whose 2013 catchphrase-cementer "Type of Way" was described over the weekend in The New York Times as "a runaway success in the sports world," took a worrisome trip to the hospital. He was undergoing heat exhaustion and then experienced a seizure, a rep told TMZ.The gossip site initially reported that Quan, whose real name is Dequantes Lamar, had suffered consecutive seizures and hit his head "badly." The episode reportedly happened while the rapper, whose most recent single is Problem team-up "Walk Thru," from last fall's I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In mixtape, was shooting a video in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.

  • Hamilton Leithauser,

    Watch Hamilton Leithauser's Jubilant 'Alexandra' on 'Conan'

    "I don't think back / I don't need to / But I'm always thinking of you." Hamilton Leithauser sings that more than once on the rollicking "Alexandra," from the Walkmen frontman's upcoming solo album Black Hours (due out June 3 via Ribbon Music; pre-order it here). It's a great line, but it's also an effective tip of the cap to his long-running East Coast band. He bounded through the song with his band last night on Conan; watch that above.Leithauser debuted the album at Joe's Pub in New York last month, and he has also shared a video for Amber Coffman-assisted uplifter "11 O'Clock Friday Night." In other post-Walkmen goings-on, Peter Matthew Bauer's Latin American Ficciones arrives next month, and Walter Martin's We're All Young Together drops on May 13 via Family Jukebox. Not thinking back, don't need to, but always thinking.

  • Coldplay,

    Watch Coldplay Haunt 'Fallon' With Ardent 'Ghost Stories'

    The Jack Black movie adaptation of creepy R.L. Stine kids' book series Goosebumps has started shooting, but Coldplay trade in a different type of uncanny tale on their upcoming album Ghost Stories. Chris Martin recently acknowledged that the May 16 follow-up to 2011's rhythm-heavy Mylo Xyloto is influenced by his very public "conscious uncoupling" from Gwyneth Paltrow, and the two stripped-down soliloquies the British band performed last night on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon are haunting in how they evoke human frailties, not supernatural spooks.

  • Jonny Greenwood Paul Thomas Anderson Live Score

    Jonny Greenwood Will Bring Live 'There Will Be Blood' to America

    Jonny Greenwood is taking his live score for 2007 film There Will Be Blood to the states. The Radiohead guitarist previously revealed he would perform his score for the Paul Thomas Anderson movie live with the film for the first time ever this August in London. Now, the Wordless Music Orchestra has announced it will team up with Greenwood to accompany screenings of the film at New York's United Palace Theater on September 19 and 20. Tickets go on sale May 14 at 10 a.m. local time via Worldess Music's website. Greenwood will play the ondes Martinot part in the live recreation of the film's score, which consists of music by Greenwood, Arvo Pärt, and Brahms.

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