Free Compilation : Adult Swim : Garage Swim

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Guitar-driven garage rock is really starting to make its way back into the forefront of music as of late. With a landscape dominated by synths the past couple of years, more traditional bands took a back seat, but no more. Leave it to Adult Swim to put together a compilation of the best and brightest simply titled Garage Swim. It features the likes of Bass Drum of Death, Apache Dropout, Thee Oh Sees, JEFF The Brotherhood, Black Lips, King Khan and The Gris Gris, Mikal Cronin, Mind Spiders, Weekend, and so much more. You can find the stream along with the link to download it below.

Download: Adult Swim Garage Swim Compilation

Video : Jim James : “A New Life” w/ The Roots (Live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

Jim James’ solo debut album Regions of Light and Sound of God was released today. To get the full on media blitz started, James performed “A New Life” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with With The Roots and a 15 Piece Band. As always with James, he brings down the house. You can catch him again tonight on the show as the guest performer for the entire show. Watch below.

Video : Late Night TV : The Walkmen on Fallon + Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on Kimmel

Last night was a great night for music fans on late night television. The Walkmen appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to play the new tracks Heaven and The Love You Love, while Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! new songs That’s What’s Up and Man on Fire. You can watch the live renditions below.

The Walkmen – Heaven

The Walkmen – The Love You Love

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – That’s What’s Up

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Man on Fire

Video : Afghan Whigs : I’m Her Slave (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

The mighty Afghan Whigs are back after a 13 year hiatus. Of course, leader Greg Dulli has busied himself during that time with Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins, as a solo artist and even talking to MOKB, but it’s great to have this band reborn and bringing a healthy dose of self-loathing back to popular music.

Fans are still waiting for news of a full-blown American tour, but we do know the band will be making appearances at Lollapalooza, the Austin City Limits Festival and the Dulli-curated I’ll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park and London.

Hey Dulli, get Minneapolis on the schedule and we’ll catch that Twins game. Dogs and beers on me!

Last night, the band took to the stage of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and busted out their latest dip into the cover tune pool and an oldie but a goodie from Congregation, I’m Her Slave.

Have you downloaded their cover of Marie “Queenie” Lyons’ See And Don’t See yet? Here’s your chance, and it’ll only cost you an email address.

Video : Best Coast : The Only Place (Live on Letterman)

Last night, Best Coast made their return on Late Night with David Letterman to perform their latest album’s title track and ode to California, The Only Place. The appearance comes on the heels of the release of the new album this past week. You can watch the video below.

The Only Place is out now on Mexican Summer.

Video : Jack White, Alabama Shakes, and Grimes on Later with Jools Holland

Later with Jools Holland had a great lineup for the show this past evening with performances by Jack White, Grimes, and Alabama Shakes. You can watch all three perform cuts from their new albums below.

Video : Jack White : Live on Saturday Night Live

Jack White was the musical guest last night on Saturday Night Live. This was the first television appearance for his debut solo project. With two different backing bands (one all-female, one all-male), White featured Blunderbuss tracks Love Interruption and Sixteen Saltines. We have both of them for you to watch below.

Bluderbuss is due out April 24th on Third Man Records and Columbia Records.

Love Interruption

Sixteen Saltines

Film : The Interrupters Review

Following the release of the Best Documentary Feature Oscar Shortlist, more than one voice shouted, wondering why “The Interrupters” wasn’t listed. While one might have guessed this film would catch the limelight in February for a certain awards show, instead it will be via PBS, who has picked it up to air on Valentine’s Day on Frontline.

As Chicago grew to symbolize violence in America, with words like “war zone” and “epidemic” describing some of the worst neighborhoods, Kartmequin Films followed CeaseFire and “The Violence Interrupters” as they worked for peace on the streets.

The Interrupters get ‘in’ because they’ve walked the walk – they’re former addicts, hustlers and gang members. Each uses their street cred and experience, putting themselves right at the heart of disputes (and harm’s way) as conflicts arise.

Get ready for a gut punch – families torn apart, young children shot and fatal beatings. But on the other side of despair stands the Interrupters and their mission to squash violence.

Directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams“) and produced by Alex Kotlowitz (author of “There are No Children Here“), the filmmakers gained access to these stories through steady persistence. It took four months of filming community meetings before they were invited to capture their first mediation in action.

With each encounter the Interrupters know if they can keep someone talking, there’s hope to calm the crisis. While the news covers the stories that end in violence, in this refreshing and intimate documentary, we see what never hits the papers – the stories about people who graduate and get jobs, the lives spared from violence interrupted.

In the middle of a mediation, senior Interrupter Ameena Matthews talks two boys out of conflict and into handshakes and embraces. She lets them know she gets where they’re coming from, “You gotta play it like a big man, I gotta play it like a big girl. When I get angry I can bring some noise.” As her words intensify, she he sucks the anger out of the air and the threat dissipates.

Check local listings to catch The Interrupters on PBS.

View the official trailer:

The Interrupters NEW Official Trailer from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.

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