Friday, September 15, 2006

The Killers and Jacques Lu Cont

The Killers, "When You Were Young (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke remix)"

The Killers, "Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke remix)"

I'm still totally loving the first single from The Killers, "When You Were Young." Here is the first remix available, from the amazing Jacques Lu Cont and his Thin White Duke moniker. Lu Cont takes the original and makes it dance-floor ready, but without relying on the typical move of throwing the vocals over a house beat.

-Philly, I ain't forgot you today. Huge weekend, as always. The biggest event is the opening of Johnny Brenda's new concert space in Fishtown. They're have a special series of concerts this weekend, before the regular schedule gets rolling next weekend. Tonight, you get Mazarin and Asteroid #4. Stop and say hello to the guy in the red and blue striped shirt, that's me, pretending that not drinking isn't that bad.

-If I weren't heading there, I would most certainly hit The Gossip show at the Church with Erase Errata. One of my favorites and a truly underated band. I will put up a track or two from the riot grrls with rhythm shortly. Lots of great shows coming up from R5, will hopefully catch some of them.

-Finally, your favorite Philadelphian, Pound for Pound, had a big moment this week. Yours truly had his first big piece come out in the Philadelphia Weekly in their Fall Issue. It's a look at Ticketmaster's policy of auctioning off the best seats for big concerts and its impact on fans. While it may not be a look at Miami bass or big boobs, it's an interesting subject I had never really considered. Your bol is really fucking grindin' now, stay tuned for bigger and better things in the next few months. Editors, get at me now, before I start shinin'.


Julia said...

I totally second the Gossip-recommendation. An amazing live band, you can always tell they really love what they're doing, to a point where it feels like they're feeding off the crowd's energy, and that's getting a bit rare these days.

I really love your blog by the way, thought I should finally comment and write that down, LOL.

Chief said...

don't you think that the guitar riff/melody in this Killers song sounds alot like Coldplay-Talk?

Anonymous said...

i cant stand the killers but like the thin white duke remix of coldplay somehow they take untollerable radio pop and make it into something i can stand and actually enjoy at points.

Anonymous said...

Jacques Lu Cont is also a moniker of the man who did this remix. His real name: Stuart Price.