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Tik Tok – Accordion

Check out some Local Alternative Rock from Tik Tok live at the South Shore Music Hall in Quincy, MA

Download Tik Tok‘s Debut Album here -> Draw Some Monsters <- CLiCK

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On My Playlist: Everclear – Strawberry

On My Playlist: Surfer Blood – Swim

On My Playlist: Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling Into Place

On My Playlist: Radiohead – My Iron Lung

Muse & Biffy Clyro 4/12 @ the Gahden

So guess what I’m doing tonight. . .

Muse Live

 

Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro

Not quite Wembely Stadium, but the TD Garden will do. Some exhilaratingly brilliant live Rock Music from two power trios. Some Brits and some Scots invading the gahden kehd, I’m friggin pysched. I’ll document the night and post it, that is, if I remember to do so. beahs tend to interfere with my picture taking and such.

On My Playlist: Pogues – Dirty Old Town

Young The Giant – My Body

Jools Holland has a sweet job.

Jonah Takalua Deleted Scenes = Gold

I love Summer Heights High. I really wish they were able to do more than one season. BRING IT BACK! So here are some funny deleted scenes of the brilliant Chris Lilley’s character, Jonah Takalua. 2:16 – 4:20 is the best part. I would die laughing too if I had to play one of Jonah’s FOB friends.

P.S. Chris Lilley and Elliott Smith may be the most ultimate example of a doppleganger ever.

Who's who?

Who’s who?

P.P.S. Where the hell does the origin of the term “doppleganger” come from? Please enlighten me someone.

P.P.P.S. No i’ve never heard of Google or Wikipedia

Listen to TIK TOK live on UNregular Radio

Listen live on -> UNregular Radio <- click

Follow these folks on twitter: @TikTokBoston and @UNregularRadio

Shows This Weekend 2 / 15 / 13

Friday 2 / 15 / 2013

Johnny D’s in Somerville (tickets here)

 

Saturday 2 / 16 / 2013

@ Radio in Somerville 

Video of the Day

Grammy Nods (continued. . .)

In December I said Best Rap Album 2013 should go to either Nas‘ Life is Good or The RootsUndun. I still can’t decide. . . Shall I flip a coin? The Roots did some real different stuff on Undun, but Life is Good is a helluva comeback album for NasUndun is more dark and cynical, with political and social consciousness, which is a nice contrast to the big booty hoe / foreign car same old bag of shit coming from guys like 2 Chainz for example. Musically, it is varied, even containing elements of classical music at points, which is pretty damn innovative for a hip hop album. Life is Good is more personal. A sort of a breakup album for now divorced Nas, blended with some reminiscent reflection of the glory days of hip hop. Both concepts for an album are worthy of a Grammy win, but if I had to pick a winner, I guess I’d go with Life is Good. Nas gave it his all this go ’round lyrically, so tip of the cap.

1-Nas-Steve_Stoute-hhdx

Now for some predictions for the other categories:

Best Rock Album

  • El Camino by The Black Keys
  • Mylo Xyloto by Coldplay
  • The 2nd Law by Muse
  • Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen
  • Blunderbuss by Jack White *:D big grin

How liberally the Grammy people use this term “Rock.” Muse going against Springsteen for the same award? That’s just bizarre. And since when is Coldplay Rock? Nothing against Coldplay, its just they’re not Rock. They have been mislabeled here. The Black Keys album got old fast to me, but still has a chance to win, Muse definitely has a chance of pulling this one off, but I think Blunderbuss will take this one down.

jack white blunderbuss

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Fun.
  • Hunter Hayes
  • The Lumineers *L-) loser
  • Frank Ocean

I don’t care who wins this. I’m guessing it’ll go to The Lumineers. Read this if you care to learn my opinion of those hipsters. The Lumineer’s rival for the best display of Hipster Nonsense, Fun., could just as easily take the Grammy home, though I wish it would go to the under-appreciated Alabama Shakes.

Best Rap Song

  • Daughters by Nas
  • Lotus Flower Bomb by Wale ft. Miguel
  • Mercy by Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • The Motto by Drake ft. Lil Wayne
  • Niggas in Paris by Jay-Z & Kanye West *:| straight face
  • Young, Wild, and Free by Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars

ugh. mostly terrible. hopefully it goes to NasLotus Flower Bomb is actually a nice lil jam. the rest is shit. Niggas in Paris was good the first time I heard it, which seems like an eternity ago. it’ll win. those crazy bastards played it live like 11 times in a row in Paris right? weirdos.

Best Rock Song

  • Freedom at 21 by Jack White
  • I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
  • Lonely Boy by The Black Keys *:| straight face
  • Madness by Muse
  • We Take Care of Our Own by Bruce Springsteen

Song of the Year

  • The A Team by Ed Sheeran
  • Adorn by Miguel
  • Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
  • We Are Young by Fun. *:puke! puke

Please, anything but Call Me Maybe, please.

Record of the Year

  • Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
  • Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
  • We Are Young by Fun. *:puke! puke
  • Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye
  • Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift

I think Fun. will take them both home yes. I’m not happy about it, just tellin it like I see it ya dig?

Album of the Year

  • El Camino by The Black Keys
  • Some Nights by Fun.
  • Babel by Mumford & Sons *:| straight face
  • Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss by Jack White

I’m thinking Babel sneaks in and takes it. But that doesn’t mean I’m impressed. Oh and Country and Electronica don’t count if you were wondering. But I’ve gone and bored my fucking self with this post. The Grammys Suck. Hopefully some of the performances are cool.

Notable Performers for Tonight’s Grammy’s

  • Justin Timberlake
  • Alicia Keys *:x lovestruck
  • Jack White
  • Travis Barker
  • Chick Corea
  • Tom Morello

alicia-keys

Local Showcase: Tik Tok

Boston, MA 

Get the debut album Draw Some Monsters by Tik Tok here

Sounds like music to be played on a carousel designed by Tim Burton

Eerie, artistic, innovative, original. Get ready to hear some Experimental/Alternative Rock that’s unlike anything you’ve heard before. Four years in the making, Tik Tok finally releases their debut album “Draw Some Monsters.” Produced by the band’s guitarist, Jaime Furtado, the 4-piece band recorded Draw Some Monsters at a house they rented in North Conway, NH in early 2012.

Tik Tok band

Draw Some Monsters has big, textured sound, and frequently escapes the traditional 4-piece alt rock format by showcasing the bands versatility as multi-instrumentalists. Their vocalist, Laetitia Brundage, has an incredible, beautiful voice, which she compliments by playing the piano like a late nineteenth century composer. It has a haunting ambience hovering over an irregular heartbeat thanks to the layers of spacey guitars, weeping synths, traveling bass lines, and punchy, unpredictable rhythms. Their distinct mixture of hypnotic rock, danceable melodies, and baroque pop is reminiscent of some of their more prominent musical influences such as Tori Amos, Tom Waits, Portishead and Danny Elfman. The essence of Tik Tok is perfectly showcased in the album’s first single Weasel in Drag (<-click). They’re an impressive bunch to watch live, and the crisp production quality of Draw Some Monsters does the band some well-deserved justice.

– Sounded like Mike Patton having a vigorous, public threesome with Tori Amos and Beth Gibbons. –

Following the album’s release, the Boston band is planning an aggressive tour schedule from February – June, with radio appearances in the works for February/March. Their first Music Video is scheduled for a March release (2nd video in July), so you can stay in the loop on their Website and their Bandcamp, ReverbNation, and Facebook pages. Wasting no time, the band plans to release a second album in the fall, so keep an ear to the ground.

Tik Tok's lead vocalist / pianist / songwriter Laetitia

Tik Tok’s lead vocalist / pianist / songwriter Laetitia

– It’s like Nightmare Before Christmas meets a depressed Superman… With a sexy undertone. –

– There was something so catchy and seductive about that music, I just couldn’t help but to start dancing. –

For more information, promo requests, or to set up an interview, please contact

Jaime Furtado

| 617-792-8198 | Jaime_furtado@hotmail.com

http://www.tiktokboston.bandcamp.com

On My Playlist

On My Playlist

Shout out to Matt Damon

On My Playlist

Video of the Day

Pixies randomly posted this video from 1991 on their Facebook today. Awesome video. Drugs.

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