Showing posts with label music videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music videos. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Click here to check out The Fray's recent live performance as part of Esquire's Live Sessions, where their rendition of "How to Save a Life" segued into a rock version of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball":

Helios, the fourth album from critically acclaimed foursome The Fray, will be released February 25 on Epic Records. The album was produced by Stuart Price (The Killers, Madonna, Keane) and Isaac Slade (piano, vocals). The new music has received early critical acclaim—Billboard named it “one of the most highly anticipated releases of the season”, describing the band as “more aggressive and more optimistic than ever before.” 

Pre-order for the album is available now. The band will continue to tour in the new year, dates forthcoming.

The band premiered the lead single “Love Don’t Die,” produced by Ryan Tedder (Adele, One Republic), on the “Today Show.” A flurry of TV performances followed the release as the band performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” rang in the New Year as part the global TV celebration  “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” and recently performed on the outdoor stage at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Additionally, a performance will air on “The Late Show with David Letterman” February 24.

Most recently, the band performed alongside Pussy Riot as part of Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home show at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. Guitarist Joe King explained the importance of the evening, “To me, [Pussy Riot] made me realize how apathetic I can get as an American,” King said. “You can get real critical or not do anything about what you think should change and just let things happen. They’re doing the opposite. They’re going public... It’s inspiring to see that. I think that, if anything, it motivates. It should motivate people to do something.”

The Fray is Slade, Joe King (guitar, vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar), and Ben Wysocki (drums). The Denver-based group formed in 2002 after high school friends Slade and King bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The Fray achieved national success with their 2005 debut, featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” which went double-platinum. The band also earned a 2010 Grammy nomination for their self-titled release.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bear in Heaven at Tomorrow Never Knows Fest 1-16-13 #originalphotos

ChiIL Live Shows--Bear in Heaven at Schubas--original LIVE show shots 4-19-12



Music Videos

Check 'em Out
"Kiss Me Crazy"/
"Sinful Nature" /
"The Reflection Of You" /

Quotes /
"New York trio Bear In Heaven turns its synthesizers into a full orchestra. Leader Jon Philpot uses his voice as an instrument, opting for patterns over melodies, and guitars recall the Cure while reaching for the stars." LA Times

"The band created an impromptu dance club setting, with an extraordinarily visceral onslaught of pounding kick drums and distorted bass lines that had much of the room, and frontman Jon Philpot in particular, dancing in earnest." Boston Globe

"Another outstanding entry from the electro-enclave, Brooklyn-based Bear in Heaven's I Love You, It's Cool is a slick ride—harder to brush off than the "aw, shucks" title suggests" Filter

"Its songs are sweet, reasonably simple and charmingly buzzy, with each whirring synth wrapped around a core of pure pop" NPR

"Melody, texture, and groove, yet I have not the slightest idea how to dance to it — making it a glorious electro-pop mystery" Esquire

Upcoming Tour Dates /
01.13.13 - Black Cat Backstage - Washington, DC !  
01.15.13 - Brillobox - Pittsburgh, PA % 
**01.16.13 - Schubas (Tomorrow Never Knows Festival) - Chicago, IL** 

01.17.13 -  Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH &
02.26.13 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY * 
! with Hooray for Earth
% with Snowmine
@ with The Drum, Supreme Cuts, Hooray For Earth
& with Aurora del Sole, Hooray for Earth
* with Bob Mould

I Love You, It's Cool | Tracklisting /
01. Idle Heart
02. The Reflection Of You
03. Noon Moon 
04. Sinful Nature 
05. Cool Light
06. Kiss Me Crazy
07. World Of Freakout
08. Warm Water
09. Space Remains
10. Sweetness and Sickness

Links /
Dead Oceans

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Polish Technical Death Metal Band Decapitated Videos and More

Polish technical death metal band DECAPITATED

ChiIL Live Shows can't wait to catch up with Decapitated tonight for a video interview right after their set at HOB.  If you didn't get a ticket yet, don't bother comin' down.   It's SOLD OUT.   We'll be there shooting stills all night and we'll have our interview with Polish technical metal madmen, Decapitated, up soon.

DECAPITATED will open the "SCION A/V PRESENTS: The Ophidian Trek" tour with headliners MESHUGGAH and direct supporters Baroness, which launched April 29th.   Decapitated is playing their lucky 13th night of the current tour right here at HOB in Chi-Town tonight. 

DECAPITATED guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka shares:"Our new video for 'Homo Sum' is totally different than the previous one and really simple, but with the same energy!  Check this out!"

Vocalist Rafał "Rasta" Piotrowski adds: "It was great to record this video in Kraków with our good friends.  Great atmosphere + good mood + hours of moshing equals COOL VIDEO CLIP!  I really like the song.  It's a straight-punch-to-the-face, that's why it works in black and white.  There are no colorful stories inside, no bullshit - just mosh!!!"

"Homo Sum" comes off the band's 2011 album, Carnival Is Forever, which debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Remaining confirmed tour dates are:

5/15/12  House of Blues - Chicago, IL 
5/16/12  St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
5/17/12  Sound Academy - Toronto, ON - CANADA
5/18/12  Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA 
5/19/12  Palladium - Worcester, MA
5/20/12  Olympia de Montreal - Montreal, QUE - CANADA 

5/22/12  The Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD
5/23/12  Terminal 5 - New York, NY

Official video for "Pest" 

Visit DECAPITATED online at:


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