LIVE SESSION: Broken Social Scene with Johnny Marr – “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl “, live Manchester 23 May 17

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LIVE SESSION: Broken Social Scene with Johnny Marr – “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl “, live Manchester 23 May 17.

They launched their European tour Tuesday night at Albert Hall with special guest Johnny Marr, who’s from Manchester. They performed “Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl” from the band’s 2002 release You Forgot It In People. “Thank you for showing up,” Kevin Drew told the crowd. “Thank you for coming out tonight. What’s most important is tonight we’re here together, all of us.” Their long-awaited latest release is out July 7th and will be their first since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record.

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GUIDED BY VOICES MAKE THEIR DRUNKEN TV DEBUT ON ‘THE JON STEWART SHOW’

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GUIDED BY VOICES MAKE THEIR DRUNKEN TV DEBUT ON ‘THE JON STEWART SHOW’.

The sixty-fourth episode of The Jon Stewart Show saw appearances by celebrity guests Anthony LaPaglia, Lisa Rinna, Matt Borlenghi and featured the television debut of lo-fi indie rock heroes Guided by Voices. The performance, which aired on March 30th in 1995, contained three numbers from GBV’s seminal album Alien Lanes, which would be released later that week on Matador. Almost as noteworthy as Guided by Voices’ relentless musical output of simplistic rock ballads (under two minutes), was their celebrated pastime of bigtime boozing. Their alcoholic aspirations were even pursued on live television performances, as vocalist Robert Pollard can be seen throughout the first half gripping a red Solo cup—the sign of a pro (see also Bannon, Steve) just moments away from full-blown inebriation.

 

WATCH BLONDIE DELIVER A HIP-SHAKING RENDITION OF “LONG TIME” ON FALLON

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WATCH BLONDIE DELIVER A HIP-SHAKING RENDITION OF “LONG TIME” ON FALLON.

The legendary new-wave disco band Blondie took to the stage on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform “Long Time” off their just-released album Pollinator.

Though the band, on the surface, seem a tad long in the tooth (bandleader Debbie Harry will soon celebrate her 72nd birthday), the performance was full of energy. Harry, for her part, shook her hips like we all want to when listening to Blondie. Indeed, though Blondie took off during the ‘70s and ‘80s, their music is still quite relevant—Charli XCX, Sia, Johnny Marr and Nick Valensi of The Strokes all number among Blondie’s progeny who came back to write for Pollinator.

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LIVE SESSION: Divinyls – “Siren” live at US Festival, Memorial Day weekend, May 1983

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LIVE SESSION: Divinyls – “Siren” live at US Festival, Memorial Day weekend, May 1983.

Divinyls was an Australian rock band that was formed in Sydney in 1980. The band primarily consisted of vocalist Chrissy Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee. Amphlett garnered widespread attention for performing on stage in a school uniform and fishnet stockings, and often used an illuminated neon tube as a prop for displaying aggression towards both band members and the audience.