Stephen Colbert traded in his studio seat for sea legs—hosting StePhest Colbchella ‘012 Rocktaugustfest aboard the USS Intrepid on the Hudson River in New York. The footage from the festival aired this week. Like any major music festival, the event featured a wide lineup including Fun., Santigold, The Flaming Lips, and Grizzly Bear—with Grand Master Flash serving as DJ and Colbert as the comedic emcee. Read More
Before an audience of feathered headpieces, miniature top hats and suspenders, Icelandic indie rockers Of Monsters and Men took the stage at the premiere of “The Music Experiment,” a groundbreaking four-part concert series put on by MTV Iggy and Intel. The inaugural concert featured a 1930’s circus theme and was held in New York City’s Lower East Side at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, the breathtaking two-story former synagogue.
Pop-hip hop band Gym Class Heroes took over Metropolis Studios and got sonically undressed for the taping of the premiere of their VH1 Unplugged – an experience lead singer Travis McCoy hopes to tell his kids and grandkids about years down the road.
McCoy, sporting his trademark piercings and a New York Yankees hat, said during the taping that this was an opportunity for the band to “have some fun, play some songs, strip down, and get sexy.” Read More