Sunday, December 13, 2009

MuzjiksTV: The Week In Review (12/7-12/13)

(I'm not sure whether this is going to be an ongoing thing or not, but I figured I'd give it a try...)

In this feature, Muzjiks will provide coverage of the week that was in indie music on the television airwaves, posting up relevant videos and perhaps even some reviews of live broadcast performances of our favorite acts.

Tuesday, December 8: Passion Pit performs "Little Secrets" on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
As a general rule, I steer clear of Jimmy Kimmel performances, as the crowds are often completely comatose, offering no energy off of which the act can draw and thus resulting in rather forgettable showings. However, this past Tuesday, Passion Pit performed before a uncharacteristically enthusiastic audience, but likely due to the chilly temperature of the outdoor location, lead singer Michael Angelakos' eunuch-like falsetto was embarrassingly bad. Although I'm just as big a Passion Pit fan as any, without all their ducks in a row and the polish of the studio to add some sprawl to their electronics, I couldn't help but feel this gimmicky '80s vibe. Frankly, I recommend just throwing on "Sleepyhead" and forgetting about this blip on the screen...

Thursday, December 10: Blakroc ft. RZA perform "Dollaz & Sense" and "Tellin' Me Things" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Endorsed heavily by DJ TB...

Saturday, December 12: Explosions in the Sky perform "Yasmin the Light," "Catastrophe and the Cure," and "Memorial" on Austin City Limits (PBS) [rerun]
Simply epic.


DJ TB said...

i like the TV idea. Fallon, for what it worth, books some amazing bands. I didnt think being on SNL still gave you street cred.

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