“All Boy Band” is a song by Park Ave., a band that featured two members of Tilly and the Wall and Conor Oberst on drums.
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New Year, New Music: Band 6/20
Next up is Taylor Hollingsworth, who was in Conor Oberst’s Mystic Valley Band.
He has solo material…Check out “How Could You Be So Cold” below:
Song of the day is “June on the West Coast” by Bright Eyes:
Song of the Week: “Song Beneath the Song” by Maria Taylor:
The two videos of the week are….
1. “Four Winds” by Bright Eyes (Live in NYC):
2. “You Are What You Love” by Jenny Lewis (Live in Japan):
Like remixes, mashups and covers can reinvent an old song or put a new spin on a current song. The TV show Glee has helped to boost the popularity of the mashup and the cover.
“Halo/Walking on Sunshine” (from Glee):
“Don’t Stand So Close/Young Girl” (from Glee):
“Papa Don’t Preach” (from Glee):
“Nothing Better” by Ben Gibbard and Jenny Lewis (The Postal Service):
“Telephone/Bad Romance” by Alphabeat:
“June on the West Coast” by Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst with M. Ward):
Many songs are responses to other songs, and whole albums are devoted to the idea. For example, Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville is a song-by-song response to the Rolling Stone’s Exile on Main Street.
This post, however, features songs that allude to other bands or reference people in other bands.
“Speak Easy” by Maria Taylor is about Conor Oberst:
“First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst) is about Maria Taylor:
“Do The Panic” by Phantom Planet directly references Al B. in the first verse and Charlotte (formerly) of The Like in the second verse:
Acoustic version of “Do The Panic”:
“Better Love” by Steel Train directly (and indirectly) references Scarlett Johansson in the second half of the first verse:
“Much Better” by the Jonas Brothers alludes to Taylor Swift and her song “Teardrops on My Guitar” in the first verse:
“You Bring Me Down” by The Like is about Mickey Madden of Maroon 5:
“Two of Those Too” by Maria Taylor is about being in Azure Ray with Orenda Fink:
What are some other good songs about songs/songs about other bands?
Songs that have titles of months are usually interesting. Today’s post features songs about the month of June.
“June on the West Coast” by Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst):
“June Gloom” by The Like:
“June” by Pete Yorn:
Binki Shapiro of Little Joy has been collecting custom-made artwork from artists including The Strokes, No Doubt, Norah Jones, Jenny Lewis, Sia, Devendra Banhart, Conor Oberst, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Natalie Portman, and Adam Green.
This artwork will be auctioned online on March 15, with all proceeds going to Haiti.
Read more about Crafts for a Cause here.
Check out Little Joy’s MySpace.
Little Joy playing “Unattainable” live:
Thanks to Home Furniture Depot, After The Show is their Featured Blog.
Look at the left hand column on Home Furniture Depot’s “Blog Awards” page here to see the award. The Home Office Furniture Depot website averages 200,000 unique visitors per month!
They probably found After The Show since we featured a song by Conor Oberst called “Air Mattress.” Listen to a live version below: