MuteMath debuts “Spotlight” Video

MuteMath debuted their video for Spotlight yesterday.  It has a very unique feel to it and fits their musical style well.  You can read the interview we did with them a few weeks back HERE.  Also be on the look out this summer for MuteMath’s new album.
MUTEMATH – Spotlight

Bobby Long at Arlene’s Grocery

Last night Bobby Long played two shows are Arlene’s Grocery where people like  Jeff Buckley and the Black Crows have played.  The first show was for the press that he had met with earlier in the day.  The second show he played to a large, enthusiastic crowd of fans.  In case you are interested there is a fansite, The Land of Dreamers, is dedicated to the music of Bobby Long, Sam Bradley, and Marcus Foster.

I can’t say enough good things about Bobby’s performances.  He is an amazing guitarist. Many of the people around me were commenting about things he could do with a guitar and still be focused singing.  His voice is hard to describe.  I want to say there is a texture to it but every word I think of, smokey, raspy, doesn’t quite do it justice.   You’ll just have to listen for yourself and tell me what you think.  He is amazing to see live.  I highly suggest checking out his myspace to listen to all his songs and if he is coming to a town near you stop in and check out his show.

Bobby can been seen in LA at Hotel Cafe on 4/16 and the 18th (21+) and Whiskey a Go Go on the 17th, all ages show.  Then in Nashville at 3rd and Lindsey Bar and Grill on the 22nd and 23rd (18+).

There is a video below of him performing last night.  The first song was recorded during the first show and isn’t the best visually but the sound is good.  The second and third songs were recorded during the second show.  The recordings don’t do him nearly enough justice but I hope I you can get a sense of how good he really is.

For some reason in this video the names of the songs overlapped.  This song is called Dead and Done. And yes, I know it cuts off about the last 20 seconds of the song but the song itself was too good to scrap altogether. So enjoy!

Hugh Jackman Gives Thumbs Up To Rob’s Singing

In Italy to promote his upcoming film, High Jackman was asked by what he thought of Robert Pattinson’s singing the night they met in Japan. For those of you who don’t remember, right after the Oscars Rob, Kristen, and Taylor went to Japan for the Twilight movie release there. Hugh Jackman, who was there at the same time for the Australia movie release, was staying at their hotel and they all ended up doing Karaoke in the bar (oh to have been a fly on that wall).

Here’s a video from the local Italian TV station (warning it takes forever to buffer) and the transcript over at Robsessed

New Moon Cast Supports: 100 Monkeys

Vancity Allie scored some tickets and passes to the 100 Monkeys gig in Vancouver last night.  The New Moon cast was their in droves to support Jackson Rathbone and his band.

According to Vancity Allie:

“I can’t even begin to tell you how nice the cast was. They asked for us to wait to take photos until mainly after the show because they didn’t want to take the spotlight from Jackson’s band, and they were incredibly kind, classy, and friendly. And they mostly hung out in the crowd all night, just enjoying the show like everyone else. Mindblowing! Kudos, Twilight cast. You really are a one-of-a-kind group. Thanks for putting up with us fans!”

See the full story and some photos that will blow you away here!

Robert Pattinson’s Music Roots Run Deep

It seems like you can’t turn around lately without hearing something else about Robert Pattinson, his taste in music, his fellow musician friends from the UK, and his music ambitions. Here’s the latest run down:

It seems that Robert gave an interview to a Czech publication where he states he likes the group Tokio Hotel, and wouldn’t mind seeing them on the soundtrack.

The LA Times ponders if Rob’s ambitions extend to Grammy or Oscar dreams.

The Examiner has dubbed Rob’s group of musician friends: Bobby Long (pictured left via EW), Marcus Foster, Sam Bradley ‘The Brit Pack”. Let Me Sign, sung by Rob in the Twilight movie was co-written by Bobby and Marcus. Rob also performs Never Think written by Sam Bradley in the Twilight movie. Entertainment Weekly just did a big article on Bobby Long who just played to a packed crowd in New York last night.

Now they certainly owe their exposure to Rob singing their material in a blockbuster movie, but the person who was actually instrumental in getting this all to happen in the first place was the seldom mentioned Nikki Reed. If Nikki hadn’t shown Catherine Hardwicke Rob’s music, and Catherine hadn’t insisted that it be put on the soundtrack, probably none of this new found exposure would be happening to the degree it is.

Twilight Music Happenings

This upcoming week has a lot of Twilight music happenings. Check out the list below and if the shows are close to you I highly suggest checking out some of these amazing musicians.

Bobby Long will be arriving in the states for his first tour.  He will be kicking it off in NYC on Monday 4/13 at the Lakeside Lounge and then on Tuesday 4/14 at Arlene’s Grocery.

You should definitely stop by and make Bobby feel welcome.  I’ll be there with NoMoreMarbles.  Hope to see all of you there too!  Something of note both of these shows are 21+.

For all you Canadian fans Sam Bradley will be performing in Toronto on 4/16 at The Drake Hotel (19+ show) and 4/17 at The Gibson Showroom which is an all ages.   show.   US fans do not fear Sam will be playing a show with Bobby in Nashville at the Lindsley Bar and Grill on 4/22 and 4/23.

And last but certainly not least the Twilight Music Girls will be performing a 18+ show in LA at Whiskey A Go Go.  The show will also feature Bobby Long (are we sensing a theme here?) I have seen the girls perform live and they are not to be missed. You can pre-order tickets for the event on the TMG myspace page. I also suggest checking out their latest contest.  Win an Ashley Greene autographed Special 2 disc DVD. Check out all the details here.

Hope to see some of you at the show on Monday or Tuesday

Be My Escape

Music As Important As Ever For Robert Pattinson

Rob has said more than once in interviews how much music means to him. He’s even talked jokingly about music being a back-up plan if acting didn’t work out.

According to People magazine, Rob recent stopped by the after party of the Juno Awards, Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards, that took place at Vancouver’s Velvet Room inside the Opus Hotel.

Rob’s also been a huge supporter of his friends’, Sam Bradley and Bobby Long, musical careers. Both are currently touring the US and Canada. In fact some fans ran into Rob and Sam the other night. If you want to catch Sam in a live performance, he is slated to appear at in the near future in Vancouver. See Sam’s MySpace for details.

Twilight Music News

Rob Pattinson’s buddies Bobby Long and Sam Bradley who have jammed with Rob at various clubs in the UK are both tying to expand to a wider audience. Who knows, maybe even the New Moon Soundtrack?

Sam, co-author of Never Think, gave an interview to The Examiner. Sam also has a couple of upcoming club dates in the US and Canada.

Bobby’s Left To Lie is now on ITunes, and he’s got a packed schedule in clubs across America.