Broken Bells - One Night !FREE!
On February 14, 2012, in an interview with KINK.FM (a Portland, Oregon radio station), James Mercer stated that he was currently working on Broken Bells' second album. On October 8, 2013, the band announced the release of its second album, After the Disco. Broken Bells released their lead single from the album, titled "Holding on for Life", on November 4, 2013. After the Disco was released on February 4, 2014. That same day they covered "And I Love Her" alongside footage of Ringo Starr on an old television as part of the "Late Show With David Letterman" "Beatles Week" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's debut appearance on "Ed Sullivan". The band performed "Holding on for Life" on the March 7, 2014 episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". On December 7, 2018, they released "Shelter", their first single in 3 years. A follow up single, "Good Luck", was issued on September 27, 2019.
Broken Bells - One Night
Local Afro-Latina musician turned restauranteur Moodie Black kicked off the night with her signature otherworldly noise rap. Glitch-stricken visuals and beats hammered through the Fine Line during her performance. Some moments of the set were spooky and hypnotic, with droning, grinding drum machines and the noise of slapping chains carrying through the room while Santa Muerte imagery flickered on the screen onstage. Red lights flashed like a warning while echoing vocals resonated as singer Kristen Martinez swapped between spitting fast-paced raps, ghastly moans, and guttural screams, pulling the crowd into her emotional landscape. Martinez ended the set symbolically by tearing down her image as she ripped away the screen that was showing videos of her throughout her life, leaving the amped-up crowd ready for the next performers, N3ptune and Rusty Steve.
After the Disco, Broken Bells' second album, grew out of late-night conversations about what happens once you've grown up, or what happens after the party. The title phrase developed from band member James Mercer (The Shins) riffing on melodies until he hit something that sounded like "after the disco."
Some of the earliest designs for common doorbells are said to have originated in the 1870s, particularly in the Victorian era, and were often as novel as anything that involved electricity or pneumatics. A general design commonly seen from this earlier era, as shown in the above video, involves a ringer sticking directly out of the inside door, along with a button on the other side that the visitor presses.
One happy side effect of the fact that doorbells are so cheap these days is that they can be easily replaced, something I might want to do given recent events, but it also makes wireless doorbells excellent targets for DIY projects.
But while my nice-and-dumb doorbell is probably not the target of some international crime syndicate, issues have been known to plague the smarter doorbells of the world. Security experts have been pointing out issues with the hugely popular Ring Video Doorbell for years.
So when The Black Keys started playing it breathed some energy into the place and the audience finally started to respond to the performers on the stage. The Black Keys played the best set of the night rounding out their blues infused rock sound with two additional members on bass and keyboards. It gave the band a much more polished sound so that they were able to basically re-create their new, and excellent, album Brothers on stage, but with more dynamic energy. At the end of the set though they got rid of the extra musicians and just rocked out hard on their older material.
We only made it through five Pumpkins songs before we decided to get out before the evening felt like punishment instead of entertainment. Once I was out of the arena all the pleasant memories of the evening came back, and we had a fun drive home full of caffeine and talk of music. Overall a successful night.
Sir Daniel Wilson (1816-1892), was an artist, archeologist, author, ethnologist, educator and editor. He was born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland. Although he held only an honorary degree, he was appointed a professor of History and English Literature at the University College in Toronto, and in accepting this position in 1853 he left for Canada, where he would spent the rest of his life (although making frequent visits back to his native Scotland). He later became the President of the Toronto University. He was awarded a knighthood in 1888. He died at the age of 76, after a bad cold turned into pneumonia. He is listed as the general editor of the journal. 041b061a72