Terry Gilliam To Direct Live Webcast of Arcade Fire Show

Here’s something to get the loins excited: not only are award winning indie-rock band Arcade Fire publishing a live webcast of their show at New York’s Madison Square Gardens on August 5th at 22:00 ET, but according to an AP report it is going to be directed by animator and director Terry Gilliam. Being a massive fan of Gilliam from his Monty Python days to his innovative and far-fetched films such as Brazil and 12 Monkeys, I can only begin to wonder at what he has in store.

Apparently it’s the first of a five part series called Unstaged appearing on Vevo and Youtube and put on by American Express. So far the only other acts that have been confirmed are The Roots and John Legend. The webcast will be able to be streamed from here but until then here is the trailer:

Vitalic Toilet Humour

French electronic producer Vitalic has just released the video for track ‘Second Lives’ from the exquisite album ‘Flashmob’ featuring a fixed camera just above a toilet cubicle which shows a succession of interesting people, rituals and activities.

See it here:

Two Folk Forces Collide – Fleet Foxes & Joanna Newsom

As I mentioned a while ago, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold will be teaming up with harpist, pianist and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom whose album ‘Have On Me’ was released last month. They are set to play a number of dates on a tour of the US towards the end of March and April.

Pecknold has recently added a new video to his youtube page of him playing a solo acoustic version of the song ‘On a Good Day’ from Joanna’s latest album where he puts his own spin on an already brilliant song. I can only hope that they release some material containing both of them playing together.

watch it here:

Joanna Newsom and Robin Pecknold’s US tour starts on March 28th at Mercy Lounge, Nashiville, TN