Deer Tick covers The Beatles and Lou Reed with Special Guests — watch

Deer TickDeer Tick is in the midst of a rather unique celebration of the Rhode Island outfit’s 10th anniversary: a six-night residency in which the band covers a different classic album each night.

Friday’s performance was NRBQ’s Tiddlywinks, Saturday’s was Lou Reed’s seminal Transformer with the help of fellow Reed disciples Sharon Van Etten and Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles, who guested on lively renditions of “Perfect Day” and “I’m So Free”, respectively. Sunday night was dedicated to The Beatles’ second US album, Meet the Beatles!, and featured a handful of guest appearances from The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, Robert Ellis, and The Felice Brothers’ James Felice.

Watch fan-shot footage of the some performances below.

Deer Tick w/ Sharon Van Etten – Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”:

Deer Tick w/ Taylor Goldsmith – The Beatles’ “Don’t Bother Me”:

Deer Tick w/ Tommy Stinson, Taylor Goldsmith, James Felice, Robert Ellis – Deer Tick’s “Goodnight Irene”:

Deer Tick – The Beatles’ “It Won’t Be Long”:

Deer Tick – The Beatles’ “Till There Was You”:

Deer Tick’s residency runs through New Year’s Eve and includes performances of Devo‘s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True. Consult the full schedule below.

Deer Tick 2014 Tour Dates:
12/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing an all fan-chosen Deer Tick set with special guests)

 

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Ryan Adams Discusses Career and Living With Meniere’s Disease on ‘CBS This Morning’

Ryan Adams was a guest on CBS This Morning: Saturday to discuss his career, music, and even a “hearing illness” that made him feel like he “was losing [his] mind.” Speaking to Anthony Mason, Adams described his latest phase of his career “It’s cool. It feels like my soul is full and it’s overflowing and I’m taking just dictation from what I can get from it” and coping with Ménière’s Disease, an inner-ear disorder that causes spontaneous episodes of vertigo “[It’s] an interesting thing to have and be me”.

Watch his interview below.

Watch Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie Narrate Fall Out Boy’s Drunk History

Watch Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie Narrate Fall Out Boy's Drunk History

Originally Posted on Billboard.com

Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco go way back. Back in 2005, Pete Wentz discovered Panic! and introduced them to the world, beginning a long and sometimes drunken friendship. While on the Save Rock and Roll Tour, Panic! frontman Brendon Urie recounted the history of Fall Out Boy in the style of Comedy Central’s inebriated education series, Drunk History.

Check out Urie’s version of the Fall Out Boy story, following shots of Coldcock whiskey, shots of Jameson, shots of Glenlivet scotch, beers throughout the day, beers chugged before the shots, and a vodka Red Bull from Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman:

Not bad, Brendon. The energetic frontman holds his liquor with the best of ’em, even if he couldn’t remember more than three tracks on Save Rock and Roll and messed up the name of FOB’s oft-forgotten debut album Evening Out with Your Girlfriend.

The story begins with Trohman meeting vocalist-guitarist Patrick Stump in 2001 and ends with Fall Out Boy’s 2013 album, Save Rock and Roll. And since the filming of this clip, the band of course announced its new album American Beauty/American Psycho, which drops Jan. 20.

The ‘Blank Space’/’Style’ Mashup That Taylor Swift Is ‘Obsessed’ With

Swift is obsessing over a fan’s mashup of her own tracks, “Blank Space” and “Style.”

Taylor shared the mashup,  by Nashville-based artist Louisa Wendorff along with Devin Dawson, with a simple “OBSESSED.”

On Facebook, Wendorff added that “I’ve been happy dancing all day and FREAKING OUT!!”

BuzzFeed’s 19 Of The Worst Lyrics Of 2014

1. Ariana Grande, “Break Free”

Ariana Grande, "Break Free"

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This is like poorly translated teen goth poetry.

2. Redfoo on Play-N-Skillz’s “Literally, I Can’t (STFU)”

Redfoo on Play-N-Skillz's "Literally, I Can't (STFU)"

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Pretty much every line of this song is flagrantly sexist, but this verse from the dude from LMFAO is especially awful.

3. Eminem, “Shady Cxvpher”

Eminem, "Shady Cxvpher"

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You are the reason we can’t have nice things, Eminem.

4. Nickelback, “She Keeps Me Up”

Nickelback, "She Keeps Me Up"

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Chad Kroeger’s erotic poetry here is even better when you consider that it’s probably about Avril Lavigne.

5. Jason Derulo, “Trumpets”

Jason Derulo, "Trumpets"

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Naw, it’s not weird at allllllll, Jason. [eyes dart nervously around the room]

6. Jay Z on Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”

Jay Z on Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love"

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This year’s winner of the “most cringe-inducing line in an otherwise wonderful song” award…

7. Kanye West on Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love (Remix)”

Kanye West on Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love (Remix)"

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…even if Kanye did his best to top it on the remix.

8. Ab-Soul, “Nevermind That”

Ab-Soul, "Nevermind That"

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Well, thank God.

9. Plies on John Legend’s “All of Me (Remix)”

Plies on John Legend's "All of Me (Remix)"

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That’s kinda gross, Plies.

10. Florida Georgia Line, “Sun Daze”

Florida Georgia Line, "Sun Daze"

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This is kinda like when Steve Carell says that breasts feel like a “bag of sand” in The 40 Year Old Virgin.

11. Sam Smith, “Money On My Mind”

Sam Smith, "Money On My Mind"

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Wow, no way! Me too.

12. Jerrodd Niemann, “Donkey”

Jerrodd Niemann, "Donkey"

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Some really sexy stuff from Jerrodd Niemann here.

13. Jason Derulo, “Wiggle”

Jason Derulo, "Wiggle"

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Did you really think there would only be one Derulo song here?

14. Kasabian, “Eez-Eh”

Kasabian, "Eez-Eh"

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15. Pitbull, “Fireball”

Pitbull, "Fireball"

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Or you could just keep this sort of thing to yourself, Pitbull.

16. Santana featuring Miguel, “Indy”

Santana featuring Miguel, "Indy"

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We all need goals.

17. Robin Thicke, “Lock the Door”

Robin Thicke, "Lock the Door"

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And she didn’t take him back!

18. 50 Cent, “Animal Instinct”

50 Cent, "Animal Instinct"

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If you ever have to fight 50 Cent, make sure you’ve got some rats handy.

19. MAGIC!, “Rude”

MAGIC!, "Rude"

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Pretty much every line of this song makes you realize this girl’s dad was totally right to forbid their engagement, even if he’s just as guilty of treating her like nothing more than property.

17 Of The Most Feminist Songs Of 2014

Originally Posted on BuzzFeed

1. Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, “Flawless (Remix)”

Beyoncé’s feminist call to arms is even fiercer with a feature from Nicki Minaj. The two women take turns explaining all the ways they stay flawless in the face of constant gossip and hate. You can say what you want, Nicki and Bey know they’re the shit and they want everyone feel the same.

Girl-power lyric: “And you can say what you want / I’m the shit (what you want I’m the shit) / I’m the shit, I’m the shit, I’m the shit / I want everyone to feel like this.”

2. Maddie And Tae, “Girl In A Country Song”

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Maddie and Tae’s hit single “Girl In A Country Song” takes aim at bro country’s chauvinistic attitudes by giving a voice to faceless fantasy girls. The girls know they’re good for more than just looking good. It’s time the bros did too.

Girl-power lyric: “Well I wish I had some shoes on my two bare feet / And it’s gettin’ kinda cold in these painted-on cutoff jeans / I hate the way this bikini top chafes.”

3. Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

Tired of defending her music against misogynistic attacks, Taylor Swift changed tactics. Instead of calmly explaining for the thousandth time that plenty of men write about their life without being labeled crazy or fake, she wrote a song from the point-of-view of “Taylor Swift,” psycho ex-girlfriend. “Blank Space” embodies sexist tropes to expose them.

Girl-power lyric: “Got a long list of ex-lovers / They’ll tell you I’m insane / But I’ve got a blank space, baby / And I’ll write your name.”

4. Mary J. Blige, “Doubt”

Capitol Records

Capitol Records

Mary J. Blige obliterates the myth of “having it all” on the somber, reflective “Doubt.” The singer looks back on her illustrious career, acknowledging the sacrifices she’s had to make and the doubts she’s had along the way. It’s rare to hear a woman talk about ambition this way — as both fraught and rewarding — but that’s what separates an artist from an icon.

Girl-power lyric: “Now you’re looking at a leader / Now you’re staring at a queen / You said I’ll never be someone / But now I’m pulling all the strings.”

5. Colbie Caillat, “Try”

When, as a girl, you’re bombarded with messages all day, every day about how you can be prettier, skinnier, sexier, it’s easy to forget that you don’t have to engage. That you can be enough. Enter Colbie Caillat’s “Try.” The singer-songwriter takes four minutes to remind girls there is another option: You can just exist. You don’t have to try. You can if you want but you don’t have to.

Girl-power lyric: “You don’t have to try so hard / You don’t have to bend until you break / You just have to get up / You don’t have to change a single thing.”

6. Against Me!, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace condenses a lifetime of struggle to a few shatteringly specific moments on the aggressive (and aggressively brilliant) “Transgender Dysphoria Blues.” The song addresses Laura’s very public coming out, with the singer confronting both the bigots who refuse to see her as a woman and her own insecurities. It’s the very definition of punk rock.

Girl-power lyric: “You want them to notice / The ragged ends of your summer dress / You want them to see you / Like they see every other girl.”

7. Tacocat, “Crimson Wave”

Menstruating sucks but this song doesn’t. A silly bit of ’60s-inspired surf rock, Tacocat’s “Crimson Wave” skewers dumb euphemisms (“there are communists in the summer house”) and offers listeners some good advice (“Listen to the Cramps on my stereo, turn it up as loud as it will go”). It’s a pro-period pop song you’ll want to listen to all month long.

Girl-power lyrics: “Call my girls see if they wanna go / take their minds off dumb Aunt Flow.”

8. Janelle Monáe, “Electric Lady”

Bad Boy Records

Bad Boy Records

Almost a year after releasing The Electric Lady, Janelle Monae surprised everyone by releasing the title track as a single. She celebrates female empowerment over horns and hand claps, exclaiming, “We the kind of girls who ain’t afraid to get down / Electric ladies go on and scream out loud.” Her joy is as infectious as her hooks.

Girl-power lyric: “We the kind of girls who ain’t afraid to get down / Electric ladies go on and scream out loud.”

9. Mary Lambert, “Secrets”

Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert cuts through the clichés and gets to the hard truth of self-acceptance: It’s messy business! Letting go of the shame and guilt that society heaps on women who don’t confirm to the very narrow skinny-straight-sane ideal isn’t easy. But, as Mary’s confessions make clear, there’s power in publicly embracing everything that makes you different.

Girl-power lyric: “I know I’m not the only one who spent so long attempting to be someone else / Well I’m over it.”

10. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, “Get On Your Knees”

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There’s a lot to love about this ode to sexual agency from pop superstars Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande — Ariana’s dismissal of Nice Guys in the chorus, Nicki’s explanation of her fondness for fancy lingerie (“Got a bow on my panties, because my ass is a present”), the way the beat goes from murky to sweet and back again — but, mostly, it’s refreshing to hear two women reject objectification and assert their status as sexual subjects.

Girl-power lyric: “I want you on all fours / And before I let you walk, you gotta show me how you crawl / If you want it all.”

11. Elliphant and MØ, “One More”

It’s a shame platonic love has long taken a backseat to romantic entanglements in pop songs because Elliphant’s exploration of female co-dependency is both incredibly moving and catchy as hell.

Girl-power lyric: “Let’s do what we / Always used to do / Stupid around like two fools.”

12. Charli XCX, “Body Of My Own”

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Asylum Records

Charli XCX’s “Body Of My Own” is the rare masturbation anthem that treats self-pleasure as something other than an amusing diversion. The pop-punk prom queen is not just into herself between boyfriends, she actually prefers her own touch to that of a man’s. Go Charli, get yours — literally.

Girl-power lyric: “I’m into myself, don’t need you / ‘Cause I can make it feel just like I’m hanging on / Yeah, I can do it better when I’m all alone.”

13. Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

“All About That Bass” isn’t perfect but the quibbles about Meghan Trainor’s “skinny bitches” put-down and emphasis on the tastes of men miss something important: This year a song that celebrates curves and body diversity spent eight consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That’s a win for women of all sizes.

Girl-power lyric: “I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop / We know that shit ain’t real / C’mon now, make it stop.”

14. Fifth Harmony, “BO$$”

Like “Independent Women, Pt. I” before it, there will be a generation of women who point to “BO$$” as the moment they became feminists. With the ladies of Fifth Harmony espousing the virtues of financial independence and strong female role models, this song is basically Girl Power 101.

Girl-power lyric: “Working for the money ‘cause that’s what my mama taught me / So your ass better show me some respect.”

15. Lorde, “Yellow Flicker Beat”

Written from the perspective of fictional teenage badass Katniss Everdeen by actual teenage badass Lorde, “Yellow Flicker Beat” is like feminist inception. The synth-heavy ode to survival follows Lorde-as-Katniss as she declares war on all the people who have tried to abuse and intimidate her.

Girl-power lyric: “But I got my fingers laced together and I made a little prison / And I’m locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me / I’m done with it.”

16. Miranda Lambert, “Bathroom Sink”

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Sony Music Entertainment

While it’d be nice to always wake up looking and feeling ***flawless, the reality is a lot of women struggle with their appearance. And then struggle with the idea of struggling with their looks. It’s a shame cycle that country superstar Miranda Lambert captures perfectly on this twangy rock ballad.

Girl-power lyric: “But regret has got a way of starin’ me right in the face / So I try not to waste too much time / At the bathroom sink.”

17. Little Mix, “Salute”

The patriarchy got you down? Get your killer heels, sneakers, or pumps, or lace up your boots, because this military-inspired banger from British pop quartet Little Mix will inspire you to keep fighting the good fight.

Girl-power lyric: “You think we’re just pretty things / You couldn’t be more wrong / We’re standing strong, we carry on.”

This Day in Music History — December 25

1954 : Annie Lennox is born in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1959 : An apprentice engineer from Liverpool named Richard Starkey, then already eighteen, gets his first real set of drums for Christmas (the young Starkey’s family couldn’t afford a proper set when he was a child). Later, he would become known as Ringo Starr.

1981 : Michael Jackson calls Paul McCartney to wish him Merry Christmas and suggests they write and record together. The result is the hit duet “The Girl Is Mine,” the first single off of the landmark album Thriller.

1982 : David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth,” an unlikely duet broadcast five years earlier on Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas TV special, becomes an even more unlikely hit, reaching #1 in the UK.

1994 : Green Day play Madison Square Garden in New York City. It’s quite a leap for the band, which had been playing small clubs at the beginning of the year. During the show, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong performs wearing only socks and a strategically placed guitar.

1995 : Dean Martin, also suffering from lung cancer, dies from acute respiratory failure due to emphysema at age 78. Las Vegas honors the legend by dimming the lights along the city’s famous Strip.

2008 : Eartha Kitt dies of colon cancer in Weston, Connecticut, at age 81.

70 Amazing Songs You Might Have Missed In 2014

Originally posted on Buzzfeed.

That you’ll definitely want to play in 2015 and beyond. In no particular order.

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1. Freshly major U.K. songstress K. Stewart’sSpeechless” is one part Janet Jackson, one part Jessy Lanza, all parts irresistible.

2. Ben Khan’s perfect neo-pop banger “Youth” has a style all its own.

3. Mas Ysa’s devastating and rapturous “Shame.”

4. Kindness’ minimalist ’80s pop jam “This Is Not About Us.”

5. Nashville via Houston crooner Robert Ellis’ dusty barn-burner “Sing Along.”

6. Tielsie’s uncanny sugar rush “Palette” is like snorting ecstasy in the eye of the apocalypse.

7. The lovelorn tropicalia of Sunless 97 and Palmistry’s “Aia.”

8. Azealia Banks’ underrated comeback curb stomp “Heavy Metal and Reflective.”

9. Sturgill Simpson’s wry and loping “Turtles All the Way Down.”

10. YouTube sensation Troye Sivan’s post-808s and Heartbreak standout “Happy Little Pill.”

11. Little Dragon’s indelible and slightly melancholic “Paris.”

12. Dominque Young Unique’s claustrophobic club banger “Throw It Down.”

13. Mr. Twin Sister’s lush and lusty “Blush.”

14. Indiana’s hard-charging Nine Inch Nails–meets–Robyn anthem “Solo Dancing.”

15. Sylvan Esso’s ebullient “Coffee.”

16. Raury’s generational, genre-bending call to arms, “God’s Whisper.”

17. Brandy Clark’s strummy, feminist ode to marijuana, “Get High.”

18. Survival Knife’s heavy, enveloping “Thud of the Jackboot.”

19. A$AP Ferg’s weird, awesome “Doe-Active.”

20. Route 94’s sexy, deep-house gem “My Love.”

21. The wistfully unrequited “Archie, Marry Me” from Toronto pop dreamersAlvvays.

22. The sly, come-hither pop of ’s “Don’t Wanna Dance.”

23. Eighteen-year-old Australian rapper Tkay Maidza’s electro hip-hop banger “Switch Lanes.”

24. Saint Pepsi’s post-disco delight “Fiona Coyne.”

25. Kelis’ potent, sticky “Jerk Ribs.”

26. Wildbeasts’ dark, magnificent “Wanderlust.”

27. Gyptian’s love-drunk and infectious Ricky Blaze re-match “Stunta.”

28. The trunk-rattling Persian future-pop of Tala’s “Serbia.”

29. Meg Myers’ barbed and riff-addled kiss-off “Go.”

30. Wye Oak’s big, groove-laden “Glory.”

31. Gallant’s masterful, steamy R&B epic “Jupiter Grayscale” beats Miguel and Usher at their own game.

32. Modest Mouse stick the landing after a nearly eight-year absence with the rollicking “Lampshades on Fire.”

33. Princess Nokia’s ethereal jungle jam “Dragons.”

34. Aeges’ head-banging, riot-ready “Fault.”

35. The crestfallen, finely crafted synth-pop of Oregonian newcomer Grace Mitchell’s “Broken Over You.”

36. Seinabo Sey’s soulful, life-affirming anthem “Hard Time.”

37. The triumphant, tribal funk pop of Sinkane’s “New Name.”

38. Duke Dumont’s Whitney Houston-interpolating, dancefloor exultation “I Got U.”

39. Isaiah Rashad’s head-nodding street single “R.I.P Kevin Miller.”

40. Caribou’s bass-heavy and tender “Our Love.”

41. Galimatias & Sorrow’s haunting and beautiful daydream “Subside.”

42. Rustie and Danny Brown’s thunderous synth assault “Attak.”

43. The swaggering, defiant new wave of Protomartyr’s “Come & See.”

44. Tei Shi’s taut, cathartic breakthrough, “Bassically.”

45. How to Dress Well’s bravura, R&B masterpiece “What You Wanted” is more luxurious and satisfying than a deep-tissue massage.

46. Shura’s instantly gratifying debut single, “Touch.”

47. Flight Facilities’ intimate siren call “Two Bodies.”

48. Nadus’ glimmering and gargantuan club banger “Nxwxrk.”

49. Partynextdoor’s, sprawling, turnt tirade “Recognize” has the added bonus of the year’s best Drake feature.

50. Travi$ Scott’s baroque turn-up anthem “Don’t Play” featuring Big Sean andThe 1975.

51. The champion music of Cam’ron and Juelz Santana’s Dipset reunion “Dipshits,” produced by Just Blaze and A-Trak.

52. Doss’ digital dreamscape “The Way I Feel.”

53. Young Ejecta’s kinetic disco romp “Your Planet.”

54. Flying Lotus’ postcard from the precipice “Coronus, The Terminator.”

55. Majid Jordan’s silky smooth serenade “Her.”

56. Shlohmo and Jeremih’s sex jam from the future “No More.”

57. The percussive, modernist ballad “The Love You Have in You” by Asbjørn.

59. The long fuse of SZA’s haunting “Babylon” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

60. Jamie xx’s nationalist paean to U.K. hardcore “All Under One Roof Raving.”

61. Son Lux’s eerie and beguiling Lorde collaboration “Easy (Switch Screens)” will make you admire both artists more.

62. Angel Olsen’s smoldering, acoustic lament “White Fire.”

63. Sophie and A.G. Cook’s madcap hot-air balloon “Hey QT.”

64. La Roux’s insouciant dancefloor singalong “Sexoteque.”

65. Benzel’s effervescent Ryn Weaver collaboration “Touch.”

67. Jacques Greene’s velvet hammer “No Excuse.”

68. Vince Staples’ unrelenting gangster carol “Blue Suede.”

69. Tunji Ige’s sunny, synth-fueled get-by anthem “Day2Day.

70. Spooky Black’s inky and transfixing slow burner “Reason.”

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