4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) w/Todd Michaels – Week of March 11th

Beach House have announced a string of North American tour dates, scheduled for late spring and early summer. The Baltimore duo’s itinerary includes several previously announced festival appearances, including sets at Bonnaroo, Bellweather, and the nostalgic-as-hell Just Like Heaven festival, as well as two-night stopovers in Brooklyn and Seattle. They’ll

4-1-1 Music News Minute(s) – Week of April 24th

David Byrne and Jonathan Demme–the legendary, versatile, award-winning American director that passed away this week–have a long friendship. They met while collaborating on a film that turned out to be a seminal work for both Byrne’s band Talking Heads’ and Demme’s career: the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense. In

4-1-1 Music News Minute w/Todd Michaels

Scottish trio Chvrches have shared a teaser for a new version of their track “Down Side of Me,” and its upcoming video. The video is directed by Kristen Stewart as a collaboration for “7-inches for Planned Parenthood,” a benefit compilation for the women’s health provider. The single was released in

Kanye’s SNL 40 Performance: Yay or Nay?

So as we all know, the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live was this past weekend. Regardless if you watched it or not, Kanye West concluded the show with a performance featuring Sia and Vic Mensa. As much as I love Kanye, AKA Yeezy (and trust me, I love Kanye) I wasn’t a

Catching Up on St. Vincent

I first heard of St. Vincent when I ran across David Byrne's song "Who", on which she is featured. I distinctly remember it being played over the loudspeaker at the 2012 Chicago Marathon before the race began. Unique sound. She's been a busy musician since about 2007, and I admit,