The Kills have revealed three new acoustic videos taken from their short film Blood Pressures which premiered on IFC.com. Named after their recent studio album, the nearly eleven minute short offers a playful and close-up look at the UK duo – Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – during the making of Blood Pressures. Their latest videos, “Last Goodbye”, “Pots and Pans” and “Baby Says” find The Kills stripped down with an air of vulnerability – an intimate look at their songwriting process and the dynamic between the pair.
Check out the videos below:
The Kills – Baby Says (Acoustic):
The Kills – Pots and pans (Acoustic):
The Kills – The Last Goodbye (Acoustic):
Watch All Time Low perform an acoustic version of their lead single, “I Feel Like Dancin’,” in the video below. The single is off their forthcoming album, Dirty Work, due on June 7th. For more on All Time Low check out our recent interview with front man Alex Gaskarth here.
The past year has been a good one for Soundgarden fans. The band reunited, they recently released their (first ever) live album titled Live on I5, and now for the cherry on top Chris Cornell has set out on his “Songbook Volume 1” acoustic tour performing songs from his entire career. The tour dates continue on through early May but most of them are already sold out. You can check out the remaining dates here.
Check out our gallery from the recent tour stop in Bridgeport, CT
April 8, 2011
Klein Memorial Auditorium – Bridgeport, CT
Photos by: Antonio Marino Jr.
He Is We has released a new acoustic video for “And Run”, check it out below. The video comes hot off the heels of fan favorite acoustic videos for “Happily Ever After” and “Blame It On the Rain”. The new video was directed by Jostin Darlington and filmed at Tacoma School Of The Arts in Tacoma, WA.
The band is gearing up for their tour with The Downtown Fiction later this month in support of their Universal Motown debut, My Forever, which is available digitally and physically on tour at the merch table. Pre-sale tickets are available here. The album will be physically released to retail on April 12, 2011 and will include the lyrics for all songs and the acoustic version of “And Run”.
Prog rocker Devin Townsend is offering up a a free five-song acoustic EP featuring the tracks “Supercrush,” “Kingdom,” “Truth,” “Om,” and “By Your Command,” the EP can be downloaded here. NICE!
Townsend is also hard at work on two albums that are slated for 2011 releases, Deconstruction and Ghost. Below you will find a video update from Devin himself as he worked on the orchestral recording for ‘Deconstruction’.
Our favorite electro-popster LIGHTS is offering up fans a free download of the acoustic version of her song “My Boots”. Want it? All you have to do is head over to her Facebook page and give it a “Like” to get yours. Here’s the link.
Chris Cornell has announced that this spring he’ll be heading out on his first-ever solo acoustic “Songbook” tour. Running from April through May 2011, it will spotlight songs from throughout his career, as well as a few surprise covers.
All Chris Cornell mailing list members will receive presale password on 1/24 so head over to his website to sign up.
Songbook Tour Dates
4/1/11 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
4/2/11 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
4/3/11 Dallas, TX @House of Blues
4/5/11 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
4/6/11 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
4/8/11 Bridgeport, CT @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium
4/9/11 Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Hall
4/10/11 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
4/12/11 New York, NY @Town Hall Theatre
4/15/11 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Music Box
4/16/11 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
4/17/11 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
4/19/11 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Bardavon
4/20/11 Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4/22/11 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/23/11 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
4/24/11 Saint Paul, MN @Fitzgerald Theatre
4/26/11 Edmonton, AB @Winspear Centre
4/27/11 Medicine Hat, AB @ Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
4/29/11 Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
4/30/11 Coquitlam, BC @ Red Robinson Show Theatre
5/1/11 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
5/3/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
5/6/11 San Diego, CA @Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Check out this video for what’s in store:
Kaki King has announced plans for a winter national tour that will will return her to to her acoustic roots, one woman and a guitar.
The complete tour dates are below:
February 23 Museum of Modern Art: Celeste Bartos Theatre, New York, NY
February 26 Salon Vive Cuervo, Mexico City, Mexico
February 28 The Loft – UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
March 2 Largo at the Coronet, West Hollywood, CA
March 3 College of the Sequoias Theatre, Visalia, CA
March 5 Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
March 6 Harlow’s Night Club, Sacramento, CA
March 8 Jambalaya, Arcata, CA
March 9 WOW Hall, Eugene, OR
March 10 Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
March 11 The Triple Door, Seattle, WA
March 12 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 24 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
March 25 Space, Evanston, IL
March 26 The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO
March 28 Southgate House, Newport, KY
March 29 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
March 30 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
April 1 Center for the Arts, Natick, MA
April 2 Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
April 3 Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
April 7 City Winery, New York, NY
April 8 City Winery, New York, NY
April 9 Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Sick Puppies recently stopped by Last.fm to do four acoustic songs, “All The Same”, “Odd One”, “Maybe”, and “You’re Going Down” for the site’s Discover Sessions. Check them out below.
The band were also interviewed by Last.fm and talked about their transition from Rock to Pop radio, their songwriting technique, and the first records they owned. You can watch the interview here.
Good Charlotte have posted a new episode of GC TV ocumenting their adventures from LA to NYC to Montreal. Check out the Madden twins performing an acoustic rendition of “The River” and stopping by a local radio station for a high stakes game of trivia below.
The band just released a new Remix EP that is currently available on iTunes.