Video: Valentine’s Day Grab Bag

Because we’ve all got that one, you know the one I mean: it never works but you always want to think it will. And they always know exactly when to call.

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Sometimes it goes so, so well, for a while:

Patti Smith Group ~ Because The NIght


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Other times, you end up going all the way down the rabbit hole:

Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


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When it finally crashes and burns, you have to remember, you are still a rock star, with rock moves:

P!nk – So What


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Though not everyone is so into all that DRAMA.

BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL – THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS ( Complete Original Video )


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Though, okay, maybe a LITTLE bit of drama is fine:

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Video Grab Bag: Panic! at the Disco, Christina Perri, Industries of the Blind and Empires

This video for Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind), Panic! at the Disco‘s second single off of their new record Vices & Virtues, just came out yesterday, and, you guys, I really just love it so much. Not only is it a great song (turn it up!), but the video is beautifully shot and lit AND there is fabulous choreography. There are also fun costumes, because the whole thing is a visual tribute to musicals, including Grease, Mary Poppins and Singin’ in the Rain. Oh and also SOMEONE GETS SHOT OUT OF A CANNON. It is just delicious.

 

Panic! At The Disco: Ready To Go [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


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Continuing with the movie theme, this is the lyric video for Arms, from the upcoming lovestrong by Christina Perri, which features words “projected” onto old-fashioned movie screens. I’ve already confessed to typography nerdery; what I especially like about this one is the way the letters shuffle and jump and sometimes arrive as snarled little knots that then expand into words and phrases.

 

Christina Perri – Arms [Official Lyric Video]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Photog: Video Round-Up

This week, Jennifer makes NTSIB one of the few places on the internet where you will see the words “killer xylophone action” used together.

No shows this week, so I’m dipping into the video vault (aka YouTube) to highlight some music I’ve enjoyed recently:

Jail Weddings – I Just Thought You Were Someone I Knew

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I have already enthused at y’all about their EP Inconvenient Dreams, which is a five-song slice of joy. Now I am here to be flappy and flaily about their latest full-length release, Love is Lawless, which is both delicious and dirty. As you will see from the video, there are a lot of them, and they harmonize beautifully while singing songs with titles like “What Did You Do With My Gun?” The track in this video is something of a bitter kiss-off to a cruel, inconstant lover, with some killer xylophone and fiddle action.

Tour status: They just wrapped up a West Coast run, but it looks like they’ll be playing at The Echo in Los Angeles on Nov. 29, along with The Black Apples, Dante vs Zombies, and My Pet Saddle.

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