Posts Tagged ‘Glee’

Young the Giant’s “Cough Syrup” to be Featured on ‘Glee’ Tomorrow Night

Posted by    |    February 20th, 2012 at 6:00 am

FOX Network’s smash television show Glee is notable for putting their spin on anthemic pop-rock songs such as Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach,” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and virtually every Britney Spears and Michael Jackson song ever recorded.

Tomorrow night, Tuesday February 21, break-out act Young the Giant will join these ranks when Glee turns their alt-radio hit “Cough Syrup” into a high school chorale event as the New Directions compete with the Dalton Academy Warblers at Regionals. Check out the above video for YTG’s “Cough Syrup” In the Open session.

Young the Giant is headlining a sold-out show with opening act Grouplove at the Prophet Bar on Friday, March 23.

For more information about Young the Giant, read our Interview with Guitarist Jacob Tilley and Concert Review: Incubus with Young the Giant and YouPlusDallas Photo Gallery: Incubus with Young the Giant

SXSW Music Keynote Speaker Bob Geldof on pop music: The Proliferation of Avatars and the Congregation Behind the Mask

Posted by    |    March 17th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Disheveled is a good word for one of Ireland’s most celebrated lyricists. A tired Bob Geldof is speaking at a press conference following his SXSW Music Keynote. “Does anyone ask questions, or what?” he asks of the press, and hands appear in the air. Inquiring minds want to hear his music opinions voiced in a soothing accent, peppered with F bombs that rampantly drop over the discussion. “How would you compare this era musically to something you’ve seen in the past?” Glee is shooting up the charts, and the pandemic that is Lady Gaga has an entire generation referring to itself as “little monsters.” “Gaga is really interesting – it’s good art,” Geldof answers. But a culture needs something other than Stefani Germanotta’s McQueen-designed garments to cling to. “[Gaga is] reflecting an idea of a part of her personality.” Her fame masks an individual too powerless to harness a cult following. “You create avatars.” Geldof says. That is something society can gravitate toward. (more…)

Starstruck in Dallas

Posted by    |    February 8th, 2011 at 10:09 am

Waking up to a text message from a friend letting me on a little secret—one of my favorite bands is playing a free concert in just a matter of hours? I was psyched to say the least. On top of the Maroon 5 concert, there was a Celebrity Beach Bowl to kickoff the Saturday before the Super bowl.

A slew of celebs jump into a Suburban outside of the "W"

We arrived at Victory Park just minutes before the Beach Bowl began; we paid our $15 to see a plethora of celebrities playing football, not to mention see Maroon 5. All of the activities were free. It almost seemed to be too good to be true. It was. We stood in a line for thirty minutes before finding they weren’t going to let any more people inside. Bummer. Big time. (more…)