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As everyone already knows, I am into music. I do like other things though, and one of these things is biking. Every year around Spring I start going through YouTube to watch all the new biking videos to get me psyched for the biking season. Sometimes I happen to come across some pretty good music in these videos too. For instance, in this video I got hooked on Band of Horses‘, “The Funeral.”

Filmed in and around Edinburgh, Scotland by Dave Sowerby, this video of Inspired Bicycles team rider Danny MacAskill features some the best riding I’ve ever seen. There’s some awesome riding, but also some of the most technically difficult and imaginative lines you will ever see. Without a doubt, this video pushes the envelope of what is perceived as possible on a bike.

Enjoy the music and the riding!

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I got hooked on Infected Mushroom several years ago while in college and have been listening to them ever since. Comprised of Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen, Infected Mushroom has recently spent about two and a half years putting together their eighth studio full-length release, Army of Mushrooms. It seems their new album is going to be a little bit of a dip into Dubstep as you can tell from this single, “U R So F****d.” You can check it out in this video as the duo wrestle with Argentinean wrestlers Lilian Pavone and Norma Álvarez. They are so f****d!

Definitely an iconic video from the 80′s, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “Don’t Come Around Here No More” is definitely memorable right down to the end when everyone eats Alice of Wonderland as a cake. Get ready to go on a little trip with this video.

An interesting piece of music video trivia:

Who is that guy sitting on top of the toadstool smoking a hookah and playing sitar? That is none other than Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, who first wrote the song for Stevie Nicks but finished it with Tom Petty.

In case you have not heard, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently opened the doors to its libraries and archives located in a new four-story, $12 million building on Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH. The collection, catalogued over the last few years, includes more than 3,500 books, 1,400 audio recordings, photos, albums and covers, oral histories, scrap books, and 270 videos. A few of these music artifacts include personal letters from Madonna and Aretha Franklin and a 1981-82 video of the Rolling Stones tour. Library and archive Director, Andy Leach, has stated that they will be adding thousands more books and recordings and hundreds of videos will be added as previously stored items and new donations are catalogued. Leach went on to state the following:

“We hope to serve music scholars, teachers, students and the general public. We hope to see all of them here.”

Fans and scholars will not be able to check out items from the library or the archives, but anyone can use the library reading room to browse through books, listen to audio recordings and watch videos. A smaller archives reading room allows supervised access to certain cherished items.

Now is the time to go and enjoy the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame libraries and archives as they were opened to the public with very little fanfare. They will most certainly be more crowded after April 9th when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hold their actual grand opening. It should be a grand affair!

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Warped Tour has announced that Mayday Parade, Make Do And Mend, Skip The Foreplay, Twin Atlantic, Vanna, Sick Of Sarah, and The Green will be playing the 2012 Festival.

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Joe Principe of Rise Against, Derek Grant of Alkaline Trio, Vic Bondi of Articles Of Faith, and Jeff Dean of Noise By Numbers have started a new band called Dead Ending. The band recorded songs this past November in Chicago, but additional information on when those songs will be released is not clear. You can check out the only update the band has given below by clicking “Read More.”

Katie Hovland from Jaded in Chicago snapped some photos this past November when we got together in the studio for the first time. See them here: http://www.jadedinchicago.com/ 2012/01/1850/

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John K. Samson

One of my favorite singer-songwriters, John K. Samson of The Weakerthans, will be releasing a new album very soon. His first full length solo album, entitled Provincial, is set to debut this January 24th via Epitaph-Anti Records. The release will contain re-recorded tracks from Samson’s pair of solo EPs (City Route 85 and Provincial Road 222) as well as brand new songs. A preview video for the release as well as Samson’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

3/10 – Boston, MA at Brighton Music Hall
3/11 – Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer
3/13 – Washington DC at Black Cat
3/15 – New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom
3/16 – Pittsburgh, PA at Club Cafe
3/17 – Buffalo, NY at Mohawk
4/1 – Seattle,WA at Tractor Tavern
4/2 – Portland, OR at Doug Fir
4/5 – San Diego, CA at The Casbah
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA at The Troubadour
4/7 – San Francisco, CA at Bottom of the Hill

For the totally geeky, like me, the liner notes can be found, here. I really do like John K. Samson’s music and can’t wait to see him in San Francisco. Hope to see some of you there!

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Noise Pop 2012 starts on February 22, 2012.

Just announced: the Noise Pop 2012 lineup! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the San Francisco-based music festival features Cursive and Built to Spill as headlining acts, with appearances from Die Antwoord, Grimes, and Surfer Blood representing a particularly solid early lineup this year. The festival, known for its genre-bending bills, will take place across multiple venues and dates from February 22-25, and will feature upwards of 150 artists in total.

The inimitable Shepard Fairey, founder and creative mind behind the Obey brand, is responsible for Noise Pop’s graphic design this year, which can only mean one thing: the 20th anniversary Noise Pop merch will be incredible.

Full lineup as it’s been announced so far:

Archers of Loaf
Bleached
Born Gold
Budos Band
Built to Spill
Christie Front Drive
Craig Finn
Cursive
Die Antwoord
Disappears
Grimes
Imperial Teen
Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames
Laura Veirs & the Tumble Bees
Mount…

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Damn, I love Talking Heads videos. Why aren’t videos cool like this these days? Seems to me that videos used to be more artsy and less about glitz and glam (although there are some musicians out there that make some pretty artsy videos these days). Remember the video for the Talking Heads’, “Once In A Lifetime?” It was so classically Talking Heads, so classically David Byrne, and so classically 80′s that how could you forget it? When it debuted a year after its 1980 release, “Once In A Lifetime” became one of the most rotated videos on MTV. The video was also later exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Thirty years later, it is still an iconic video. Check it out: