Today’s Throwback Thursday celebrates the 44th anniversary of The Monterey Pop Festival. The three day concert event took place from June 16th-18th, 1987 and featured acts such as Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Janis Joplin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and many more. Video’s from the festival seem to the best alternative for those of us who didn’t get to experience this epic show firsthand. Check out Janis Joplin performing “Ball And Chain” at the festival below and make sure to tune into Throwback Thursday today at 5pm. Enjoy!
After months of waiting, we FINALLY have a video for Devendra Banhart’s single from last year’s album What Will We Be. Banhart rocks his best attempt at Zappa facial hair and takes us on an other worldly journey with some very special guests. MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti and The GZA all appear on Banhart’s journey through the depths of space, partying it up with some eccentric animated characters along the way. Check out the video for yourself:
On Saturday, I had the privilege of seeing Spoon perform at the House of Blues, and boy, did Britt Daniel and crew put on an amazing show! The band played selections from their entire catalog, and played a handful of songs from their new album and WERS February Album of the Month, Transference. Watch below as the band opens the night with the opening track from Transference, Before Destruction:
Here’s a video from the band’s show at Radio City, covering Wolf Parade’s Modern World:
Setlist after the jump…