Our Favorite Musical Videos of the Moment
Bon Iver Performing “Holocene” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Bon Iver returned to Jimmy Fallon for the band’s second appearance in three weeks to perform the gorgeous “Holocene,” off the band’s recent sophomore release Bon Iver. After this performance, Questlove, (of Fallon’s house band The Roots), tweeted “"Holocene" might be the most beautiful moment on @latenightjimmy. i think i just grew some wings.” That about sums up the gorgeousness.
Beyonce on the Billboard Awards 2011 Beyonce made sure everyone knew “who runs this mother” with her (Sasha) fierce performance at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards on May 22. Dancing in front of, and with, a series of projected shapes and images, Beyonce proved why she was also the night’s recipient of Billboard’s Millenial Award. During the performance, Beyonce eventually took to the audience, giving a bit of the crazy eye to the camera before returning to the stage and literally raising the roof to reveal her glittery female clone army.
Stephen Colbert and Jack White Jack White appeared on Stephen Colbert’s series “2001 (And 1) a Rock Odyssey” to discuss Colbert’s rock star ambitions. The duo riff on “Seven Nation Army” (with Colbert turning the iconic track into a jingle for yogurt) before Colbert performs an impromptu medley of Bob Seger’s hits to a seemingly speechless White. So mesmerizingly funny that it doesn’t really matter that none of it actually makes sense. The Suburbs, by Arcade Fire and Spike Jonze If you’ve got an extra 30 minutes on your hands, (hello, lunch break!) browse on over to mubi.com (like movie, get it?) to watch the much-anticipated collaboration of film auteur Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire -- arguably the world’s biggest band of the moment. The mini-documentary is a take on AF frontman Win Butler’s youth in the suburbs of Houston, and just like the album that inspired it, the film is gorgeous.
U2 Performs “The Fly” at Glastonbury Every band in the world was in England this past weekend (Okay, we kid, but literally hundreds were in attendance) for the 26th annual Glastonbury music festival. Beyonce, Colplay and U2 were the headliners, and our favorite moment was when Bono and the boys went old school by playing five consecutive tracks off of their 1991 classic Achtung Baby. Check out this video of the band blasting through “Thy Fly” for a reminder of why you should pull this album off your shelf just in time for its twentieth birthday.
Be Sure to Check out:
The String Quartet Tribute to The White Stripes
Stung Out on U2 Vol. 1
Vitamin String Quartet Performs Arcade FireAvailable now at iTunes and Amazon