The Good Shit is a new Glide column which revisits and weeds out the televised and tubed trash of the prior week and highlights the good shit you might have already saw or could have missed.
You can’t take David Lee Roth anywhere these days can you? The guy always wanted to be some kind of Vegas performer and he almost pulls it off here swinging the microphone and knocking himself in the nose during Van Halen’s first ever live TV appearance to promote their summer tour. Eddie Van Halen still rocks on “Panama” and is looking better than ever, but we still miss Michael Anthony.
The video for Low Cut Connie’s new single Diane (Don’t You Point That Thing At Me) taken from their forthcoming third album ‘Hi Honey’. Lead singer Adam Weiner charismatic piano playing and vocals are missing here but the video gives the Grade A song some laughs,
My Morning Jacket’s new album The Waterfall is out May 4. After sharing the single “Big Decisions”, the band have shared another new one from the album called “Spring (Among the Living)” that doesn’t have the big hooks of the former mentioned tune, but will be a dynamic movement in their live sets – gotta love the call and response vocals near the end.
As musical guest on the new Late Late Show With James Corden, Beck filmed his performance in the living room of a house occupied by his fans Tommy, Jessica and Luke. Watch Beck perform “Country Down” in a room that has better acoustics than most of those Live Nation owned summer concert sheds.
Like Low Cut Connie, JD McPherson is another one heavily influenced by 50’s rock and roll. His sophomore album Let The Good Times Roll is already one of our favorite’s of the year and this studio video of the title track give us a good up and close take on McPherson.
Blur have shared another song from The Magic Whip, their first album since 2003’s Think Tank, due out April 28 in the U.S. Although the video is far from special, the song gives us further proof that Blur is still on their A game in the studio, thanks to Albarn continually staying creatively cool with his too many to list projects since Think Tank.
Unkown Mortal Orchestra have announced their new album Multi-Love, due out May 26 via Jagjaguwar and like their universally underappreciated prior albums, the first single for the title track proves they should be as big as alt-J.
And speaking of alt-J, after performing to a sold out Madison Square Garden, the band hit Jimmy Fallon to deliver “Every Other Freckle” one of the strongest tracks off their second album This Is All Yours.
John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats recount sthe tragedy of Frank Goodish (a.k.a. Bruiser Brody, a.k.a. King Kong Brody), whose unsolved murder before a match in Puerto Rico forms the basis of “Stabbed To Death Outside San Juan” from Beat the Champ due April 7th.
Willie and the Giant are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album next month, and their latest single, “Look Me In The Eye And Say It” makes all good on all roots rock.
Electronic music outfit Hot Chip’s new song Need You Now gets an official video starring a heartbroken man with an identity crisis. This house music influenced tune might already be one of their best yet and sounds a bit on the Caribou sound scale. Check the new album Why Make Sense? out May 19th,
Calexico played “Falling From The Sky,” a track from their album Edge of the Sun due April 14th on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Like Spoon. rack em up as another member of the never venturing down “lame street” club.