Beck

Watch Beck join Phoenix for “Lost Cause,” “Jack-Ass”

Last night as a part of their five-night and sold-out residency at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, Phoenix was joined by Beck who performed his songs, “Lost Cause” and “Jack-Ass” with the band. The covers followed the end of Phoenix’s “Lovelife” from their latest album, Ti Amo. Watch it the covers go down below.

Governor’s Ball lineup has been announced

The Governors Ball Music Festival will take place between June 3-5 on Randall’s Island in New York City. The festival has shared its full 2016 lineup today. Kanye West, the Strokes, and the Killers headline. The poster was created by Kanye’s creative agency, DONDA.

The lineup will also include Eagles of Death Metal, Beck, Robyn, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Chvrches, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Bloc Party, Miguel, Big Grams, Action Bronson, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, Joey Bada$$, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Against Me!, Bat for Lashes, Thundercat, Torres, Bully, and many more.

Kanye had previously headlined the festival back in 2013 and the Strokes in 2014.

Beck and Thurston Moore will work together for a music and poetry event

Beck has been added to the lineup for Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project in London Barbican, and will be joined by Thurston Moore. at the event, which has been billed as “an evening of music, poetry and visual arts,” Beck and a musical group with Moore will accompany readings of poetry from Simon Armitage, Don Paterson, and more, as well as a projected video backdrop. The performance will be in the Barbican Hall on June 29. 

The creative partnership includes Aitken’s The Source project, Beck’s cover of “I Only Have Eyes For You” for Airken’s Song 1 installation as well as the U.S. Leg of Station to Station in 2013, where Moore performed as well. Beck and Moore also paired up on Moore’s solo album, which was produced by Beck, Demolished Thoughts
Also on the lineup, musicians such as Savages, EMA, and Micachu will collaborate and perform to create a 30-day “living art project.”

Beck performs in complete stranger’s home for The Late Late Show

Last night, Beck appeared on The Late Late Show from somewhere other than the set. Rather than appearing on the set, James Corden knocked on doors of home to try to find a place for Beck to perform. Soon enough, they found Tommy who is a huge fan of Beck and was thrilled to have his home become a place for a performance of “Country Down.” As well as performing, Beck and Corden played hide-and-seek with Tommy, Reggie Watts, and Jeff Goldblum. Watch Beck’s meeting with Tommy and the hide-seek game below. 

Bob Dylan honored at MusiCares tribute

Bob Dylan was honored last night at a tribute concert to benefit MusiCares. The lineup featured Jack White, Beck, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Willie Nelson, and others. It also had a lengthy speech from Dylan who thanked his early supporters and jibed at critics of his vocals and other famous detractors according to Rolling Stone.

Young covered “Blowin’ in the Wind,” Beck covered “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat,” White did “One More Cup of Coffee,” Springsteen did “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and Crosby Stills and Nash performed “Girl From the North Country.”

Dylan thanked icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, the Staple Singers, the Byrds, the Turtles, Peter Paul & Mary, Sonny & Cher, and others for supporting his music in his speech. When talking about Hendrix, Dlyan said, “He took some small songs of mine that nobody paid any attention to and brought them up into the outer limits of the stratosphere, turned them all into classics.”

He also talked about some famous artists who wrote him off early on, including the iconic songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and country legend Merle Haggard. “I didn’t really care what Leiber & Stoller thought of my songs,” he said, “’cause I didn’t like their songs, either.”

Dylan also said, “critics say I can’t sing, I sound like a frog. Why don’t critics say that about Tom Waits? Critics say my voice is shot. Why don’t they say that about Leonard Cohen? What have I done to get this special attention?”

Setlist:

Beck: “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”
Aaron Neville: “Shooting Star”
Alanis Morissette: “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
Los Lobos: “On A Night Like This”
Willie Nelson: “Señor (Tales Of Yankee Power)”
Jackson Browne: “Blind Willie McTell”
John Mellencamp: “Highway 61 Revisited”
Jack White: “One More Cup Of Coffee”
Tom Jones: “What Good Am I?”
Norah Jones: “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
Derek Trucks And Susan Tedeschi: “Million Miles”
John Doe: “Pressing On”
Crosby, Stills & Nash: “Girl From The North County”
Bonnie Raitt: “Standing In The Doorway”
Sheryl Crow: “Boots Of Spanish Leather”
Bruce Springsteen: “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
Neil Young: “Blowin’ In The Wind”

The full list of the 2015 Grammy Nominees have been revealed

Except for the Album of the Year, the list in full o the 2015 Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed. The album of the year nominees will be announced during the Ll Cool J hosted “A Very Grammy Christmas.” The program will air on CBS tonight at 9:00pm EST. The special will have performances from Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw.

UK singer Sam Smith and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea are among the big nominees, dominating the categories And picked up five nominations respectively. Also, Beyoncé has become the most nominated female in the award’s history after receiving five nominations.

The nominations for Record of the Year are Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s “Fancy,” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Smith, Sia, and Swift also are nominated for the Song of the Year.

The category for Best Rock Song features Jack White’s “Lazaretto,” Ryan Adams’ “Gimme Something Good,” Beck’s “Blue Moon,” and The Black Keys’ “Fever.” All of these artists and also nominated for Best Rock Performance along with “Do I Wanna Know” by the Arctic Monkeys.

The Best Rock Album nominees features Ryan Adams’ self-titled album, Beck’s Morning Phase, The Black Keys’ Turn Blue, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Hypnotic Eye, and U2’s Songs of Innocence.

The Best Alternative Album includes Arcade Fire’s Reflektor, St. Vincent’s self-titled album, Jack White’s Lazaretto, Alt J’s This is All Yours, and Cage the Elephant’s Melophobia. These nominations were announced by Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend’s frontman.

HAIM, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, and Brandy Clark are the nominees for Best New Artist.

Nominations for Best Rap Album are Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, Common’s Nobody’s Smiling, and Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic.

Nominees in the Best Rap Song category are Kanye West’s “Bound 2,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” Kendrick Lamar’s “i,” and Drake’s “0 to 100 / The Catch Up.”

Nominees for Best Rap Performance category are Drake’s “0 to 100 / The Catch Up,” Kendrick Lamar’s “i,” Eminem’s “Rap God,” and Donald Glover’s “3005.”

Among the nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album are Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz, Ariana Grande’s My Everything, Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour, and Katy Perry’s Prism.

Best Urban Contemporary Album will have Beyoncé’s self-titled album will be up against Pharrell’s G I R L. She is also nominated for Best R&B Performance and R&B Song for “Drunk in Love” with her husband, Jay Z.

Aphex Twin’s Syro, Röyksopp & Robyn’s Do It Again, and Little Dragon’s Nabuma Rubberband are the nominees for Best Electronic Album.

Karen O’s “The Moon Song” received a nomination for Best Song Written For Visual Media; Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross relieved a Best Score Soundtrack for their soundtrack for Gone Girl; FKA Twigs for Best Recording Package for LP1; and Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island for their song “Everything Is Awesome!!!” for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

The Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. The awards will be broadcasted on CBS.

Album of the Year: Yet to be announced.

Record of the Year:
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

Song of the Year:
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”

Best New Artist:
Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith

Best Rock Song:
Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck – “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album:
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Beck – Morning Phase
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
U2 – Songs of Innocence

Best Rock Performance:
Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
Beck – “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Alternative Album:
Alt J – This is All Yours
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Cage the Elephant – Melophobia
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Jack White – Lazaretto

Best Rap Album:
Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP 2
Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Childish Gambino – Because the Internet
Common – Nobody’s Smiling
ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

Best Rap Song:
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kanye West – “Bound 2″
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
Drake – “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”

Best Rap Performance:
Donald Glover – “3005”
Drake – “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar -“i”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli – “Fancy”
Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Darkhorse”

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Katy Perry – Prism
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

Best Pop Vocal Performance:
John Legend
Sia
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift
Pharrell Williams

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Aphex Twin – Syro
deadmau5 – While (1
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Mat Zo – Damage Control

Best Dance Recording:
Basement Jaxx – “Never Say Never”
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”
Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige – “F For You”
Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – “I Got You”
Zhu – “Faded”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Jhené Aiko – Sail Out
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Malis Is…
Pharrell Williams – G I R L

Best Comedy Album:
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun
Jim Gaffigan – Obsessed
Louis C.K. – Oh My God
Patton Oswalt – Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:
American Hustle
Frozen
Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media:
Christophe Beck – Frozen
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Steven Price – Gravity
Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
Tegan and Sara feat. The Lonely Island – “Everything Is Awesome!!!”
Ed Sheeran – “I See Fire”
Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”
Karen O – “The Moon Song”

Best Music Video:
Arcade Fire – “We Exist”
DJ Snake and Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Woodkid feat. Max Richter – “The Golden Age”

Best Music Film:
Beyoncé and Jay Z – On the Run Tour
Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill – 20 Feet From Stardom
Metallica – Through the Never
Pink – The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Blue Moon – Beck

2. Plastic Soldiers – Portugal. The Man

3. Superstar – Sonic Youth

4. When You Sleep – My Bloody Valentine

5. She’s Lost Control – Joy Division

6. Walk On the Wild Side – Lou Reed

7. Rock & Roll – The Velvet Underground

8. September Gurls – Big Star

9. Sparky’s Dream – Teenage Fanclub

10. Sometimes Always – The Jesus and Mary Chain

11. Uncertain Smile – The The

12. Radio, Radio – Elvis Costello and the Attractions

13. Boredom – Buzzcocks

14. Into Your Arms – The Lemonheads

15. Out There – Dinosaur Jr.

16. Lips Like a Sugar – Echo and the Bunnymen

17. I Need Some Sleep – Eels

18. Splitter – Calexico

19. 100 Other Lovers – Devotchka

20. Holland, 1945 – Neutral Milk Hotel

Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist