Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Alright alright alright. We were dazed — and a bit confused — when we learned McConaughey directed a music video for his bud Jamey Johnson. Shot in Los Angeles in late September, it’s the first music video ever directed by McConaughey and the first video from Johnson’s 25-song double album, The Guitar Song, which debuted […]

Elvis Costello Covers “Happy” By The Stones – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 2010

Elvis Costello Covers “Happy” By The Stones – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 2010

Who else would have the guts to cover Keith Richards but Elvis Costello? Enjoy this video of Elvis and the Sugarcanes (with Jim Lauderdale!) performing a rockin’ version of the Rolling Stones’s classic “Happy” at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Please pardon the drunk asshole advertising Colt 45. Well, what do […]

Rhett Miller Uses His Noodle

Rhett Miller Uses His Noodle

Rhett Miller of Old 97s updates us on his current activities. He’s a busy guy, what with The Grand Theatre Vol. One just out, touring, and a piece he wrote for the latest issue of BookForum magazine. It appears in the “Luxury and Degradation” section, and Miller refers to it as “an open letter to […]

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

The latest passenger on the Americana/country/roots bandwagon is Gwyneth Paltrow. Honestly, she’s the last actor we thought we’d see in a country-music-themed film, but then again John Wayne once played Genghis Khan in The Conqueror, so stranger things have happened. In the upcoming Country Strong with Tim McGraw, she plays country singer Kelly Canter who’s […]

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

On the heels of her performances at last weekend’s Austin City Limits Festival, Lissie will make her network television debut tonight on Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC, 1:35am ET/12:35am CT), playing “In Sleep” (how fitting) from her debut full-length album Catching A Tiger. The performance and short interview segment were filmed live at her […]

Video: Heartless Bastards – “Out At Sea”

Video: Heartless Bastards – “Out At Sea”

Everyone we’ve ever known from Ohio exudes a rockin’ cool vibe. Stands to reason that Ohio natives Heartless Bastards (who call Austin home now) would rock our faces off, and Erika Wennerstrom’s presence and vocals command and demand attention (and the guys in the band aren’t bad either: Dave Colvin, Jesse Ebaugh, Mark Nathan). Erika […]

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Formed in 2007, this West London quartet has a gutsy, old-time sound choc-a-bloc with passion and a fresh, unbridled energy. They take their music seriously, but not themselves; we certainly appreciate that. The four friends (Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane) were each playing in other bands when they found themselves performing Marcus’ […]

Kingsley Flood Sneak Peek: “Quiet, Quiet Ground” on Upcoming Album

Kingsley Flood Sneak Peek: “Quiet, Quiet Ground” on Upcoming Album

One of our new favorite bands, Kingsley Flood (check out our review of their debut album Dust Windows) is hard at work on their next album. They sent us this video, so we caught up with bassist Nick Balkin to ask him about it. “We shot this video for ‘Quiet, Quiet Ground’ for our upcoming […]

Video Vault: Little Milton, “We’re Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town”

Video Vault: Little Milton, “We’re Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town”

Enjoy this classic from legendary blues singer and guitarist (the “Misissippi Master”) Little Milton Campbell. He’s gone but not forgotten. Let’s move! [mp3 keywords=”Little Milton” tag=”coumuspri-20″ width=”336″ height=”280″]

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

Honest and meaningful music is what caught T. Bone Burnett’s ear. The Secret Sisters certainly caught our collective ear with their clean and close harmonies — they really are sisters, after all. Natives of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Lydia and Laura Rogers recorded their self-titled debut at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios over two weeks, all on […]

Video: Marshall Chapman & Tim Krekel: “I Love Everybody”

Video: Marshall Chapman & Tim Krekel: “I Love Everybody”

This gem was recorded in Louisville on May 30, 2009 at the Vernon Club at Bobbie Waston’s Dance or Die. The incomparable, rockin’ Nashville singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman (with 40 years in the business) joins her friend, guitarist Tim Krekel onstage at this music club/bowling alley (the alley is above the bar). Sadly, Krekel died of […]

Bob Dylan Makes Rare TV Appearance: Pawn Stars?

Bob Dylan Makes Rare TV Appearance: Pawn Stars?

First there were the Victoria’s Secret commercials, and now (of all places) Pawn Stars. What seems like a staged scene is reportedly totally off the cuff. Pawn shop gofer “Chumlee” — named for the lovable-yet-dopey cartoon walrus buddy of Tennessee Tuxedo — stopped Dylan outside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and got him to sign […]

“It Makes No Difference” – The Band from The Last Waltz

“It Makes No Difference” – The Band from The Last Waltz

Nothing we can say about this performance will do justice to it. Simply sit back and enjoy Rick Danko’s “It Makes No Difference” from The Band’s classic film, The Last Waltz.

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams (Terry Bradshaw Would Approve)

Happy Birthday, Hank Williams (Terry Bradshaw Would Approve)

Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as among the greatest country music stars of all time. He charted eleven number one songs between 1948 and 1953, though unable to read or write music to any significant degree. He was 29 when […]