Sunday, October 25, 2009

What's new in popular music: U2 youtube concert tonight, new albums from The Killers and John Mayer

At bip-bip., we try to conserve most of our time and effort to covering bands that don't get air time on Ryan Seacrest's American's Top 40. Every now and then, however, there are newsworthy events.

For starters, if you are a U2 fan, Bono and company will be streaming an entire show TONIGHT (10/25/2009) on Youtube. The show will be streaming from the Rose Bowl in California -- in front a of sell-out crowd of 96,000. If this sounds up your alley, the show starts at 11:30 eastern (8:30 pacific).

Other news includes new albums from The Killers and John Mayer. The Killers' album should definitely be worthy of checking out-- as it is their first live album release (and DVD). The album, Live from the Royal Albert Hall, will have 17 songs (22 for the DVD), including pretty much all of their hits such as: Human, Somebody Told Me, Mr. Brightside, When You Were Young, etc... Mark your calendar for November 10, 2009.

Finally, on November 17, 2009 John Mayer will release his 4th studio effort-- entitled Battle Studies. While I'm sure there are many John Mayer haters out there, I think it will be well worth the $12 price tag. While I usually defer comments on cinematography to my fellow bip-bip. contributor, I think Mayer's new video for Who Says, his first single, is pretty smooth. Even though this album is purported to be more experimental in nature (he even gave a shoutout to passion pit on his blog), Who Says is completely standard John Mayer. Check it out.

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