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This Mariachi-Style Cover Of “Wake Me Up” Is Epic

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Postmodern Jukebox, a group of musicians led by Scott Bradlee, have reinvented Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s hit “Wake Me Up,”  teaming up with Mariachi Fiesta del Norte to bring you this Mariachi-style twist on the popular song. Check out their YouTube channel for all their innovative covers of songs in every musical style you can imagine. [Huffington Post]

Watch Jack White Add A Folk Twist To A White Stripes Classic

Can The White Stripes Get Back Together Yet?

I am still not over the breakup of the White Stripes, so any little scrap I can get of their hits is a big deal to me. Here’s a touch of folk to brighten up your day: the lovely Showtime concert film “Another Day, Another Time.“ The concert was recorded this fall in New York City and brought together performers from the Coen brothers’ new film “Inside Llewyn Davis.” It will air on December 13 on Showtime and includes Marcus Mumford, Joan Baez, Gillian Welch, and Patti Smith. In the meantime, check out this clip of Jack White performing a folk version of his former band’s song “We’re Going to Be Friends.” [NYMag.com]

Grammy Awards 2014: And The Nominees Are…

Grammy Awards 2014: And The Nominees Are...

The Grammy Award nominees were announced last night and the results were about what you’d expect — lots of nominations for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry Justin Timberlake and, yes, Robin Thicke. I’m most excited that Kendrick Lamar got a lot of love, but am DISMAYED that Janelle Monae was overlooked. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump! Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Why Does Anyone Still Think It’s Okay To Listen To R. Kelly?

The Soapbox: Why Does Anyone Still Think It's Okay To Listen To R. Kelly?

R. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of our time. He’s sold 54 million records globally, had a career that spans three decades and penned classic records that have provided the soundtrack for some of our best moments.

But while folks were bumping and grinding to his hits, other things were going bump in the night. Keep reading »

Watch This: “Homeless Mozart” Composes Beautiful Music On Thrift Shop Piano

Homeless Mozart Plays Thrift Shop Piano
You won't believe your ears.

Since he was just 6 years old, David Allen Welsh has been living on the streets and in shelters. Now 50, Welsh is still homeless, bouncing between shelters and park benches in Vancouver, Washington with only a backpack of belongings. But there is one place he always feels at home: sitting down to play a piano at a local thrift shop. Since he was young, Welsh has been able to play beautiful original melodies on the piano. He’s never had a lesson, can’t read music, and even though his fingers are badly frostbitten from years living outside in Minnesota, his performances often move onlookers to tears. ”I don’t know how to play music, but I like what I hear in my head,” Welsh says. “Sometimes I don’t even know what key I’m pushing. My eyes aren’t even open. I’m just letting the music play the music.” Click play to watch Welsh play a song called “Aerial Aquatas,” which he describes as his own version of “Amazing Grace.” You might want to grab a tissue, just in case. [YouTube via KATU]

Rebecca Black Revisits “Friday” And It’s Still As Embarrassing As You Remember

Which Seat Can I Take?

Rebecca Black, the world’s favorite internet celebrity, has a special holiday gift for you. She’s filmed herself watching her famous “Friday” music video and her commentary is no holds barred. Surely we can all remember that video, which made her something of a household name and posed us with life-altering questions like “which seat can I take?” as she cruised around singing in a convertible. Rebecca’s ability to laugh at herself and two and a half years (and 61 million YouTube views) later is pretty admirable. I’m rooting for a “Friday” sequel. “Saturday,” anyone? [Gawker]

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