In the midst of a flashing neon light show, LA band and VH1 You Oughta Know artist Foster The People took to the stage for Letterman last night to perform their hit song “Helena Beat”. Electro-pop meets rock’n’roll, Foster The People are the kind of band that you can’t help but dance for, and even as we watched Letterman from the comfort of our homes last night, we couldn’t help but tap our toes and give a little shoulder shake. An uplifting club tune, “Helena Beat” is the perfect way to get yourself in the mood to face your day with energy, smiles and lots of dance-walking.
VH1′s morning show Big Morning Buzz Live is coming back this Monday morning, and we’re thrilled to announce that host Carrie Keagan will be joined by Jason Dundas, the former host of MTV Australia’s TRL, as a pop culture correspondent. The guest list for the show’s first week has also been revealed, and the roster includes some pretty amazing talent like Hanson, The Fray, Chris Isaak, Johnny Weir, Boyz II Men, Siggy Flicker (VH1’s “Why Am I Still Single?!“), Eddie Kaye Thomas (HBO’s “How to Make it In America”), and Sarah Hyland (ABC’s “Modern Family”). For even more information on the show and the upcoming guest list, check out the release below.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 9:00AM* WITH HOST CARRIE KEAGAN
MTV Australia’s Former “TRL” Host, Jason Dundas Joins “Big Morning Buzz Live” As Pop Culture Correspondent
By now, OK Go’s creative video aptitude has likely made its way to your world in one way or another. Be it through your TV screen via their 2006 VMA reinactment of the attention-grabbing treadmill dance from “Here It Goes Again,” or more recently, through your inbox via either of the one-shot versions of “This Too Shall Pass,” pooch-friendly “White Knuckles,”or kaleidoscope-esque “All Is Not Lost,” it’s becoming clear that the visuals they cook up seem to continuously out-do the last. So naturally, when we got word that they’d be collaborating with The Muppets, we didn’t know what kind of madness to expect.
Muppets: The Green Album hit stores today, and besides OK Go, also features artists like Weezer, The Fray and My Morning Jacket, all covering Muppet classics that we know and love. Batting first, OK Go kick-off the album with the “Muppet Show Theme Song” and synchronized with the album’s release, liberated a video for the lively collaboration earlier today. Piggy-backing on throwback visuals from the band’s previous viral hits, the colorful clip shows some (adorable) intermingling with the entire cast of characters, and reeks of childhood-awakening, make-you-smile potential. Go ahead: press play and don’t act like you forgot about the most sen-sational, in-spir-ational, celeb-rational, Muppet-ational show that life has to offer.
The Fray is the number one band in the country this week – their new self-titled disc is sitting at the top of the charts. So we’re psyched to show you three great performance clips from a live show that Palladia is airing tomorrow night, February 14 at 9/8 pm central. The concert was recorded at Manhattan’s Webster Hall a few weeks ago, and the show is called “Rhapsody Rocks NYC The Fray.”
The band does a whole set of their best songs. Above you can can see them wailing through “Over My Head (Cable Car).” We’ve also got previews of them performing “How To Save A Life” and their latest hit, “You Found Me.”
Get the complete schedule of Palladia’s presentation of the show after the jump.
The Fray has lots of fans, and they appreciate each and every one of ‘em (see the clip above). But these days the guys are looking for a Superfan – you know, the kind of zealot who wants to come to New York City to see the group celebrate the arrival of their new CD with a concert at Webster Hall.
If you’re think you’re one, enter our sweepstakes. You and a pal might be on your way to the Big Apple with a promise of seeing the Fray live, and meeting the guys backstage. That’s not all, of course. The Superfan will also get a year’s subscription to Rhapsody and a Squeezebox Boom audio system. The show takes place on February 4. Enter now, so enter right now.
Last week we showed you how nicely The Fray‘s “You Found Me” worked as a theme to the mysterious hijinks on Lost. Seems like all that island angst connected with the song’s message. Fray fans who are into the tune can now get a bit more info about it in the clip above. It’s a behind-the-scenes portrait of the guys making their upcoming video for the song. Lots of interviews help explain how they see themselves as “angels” or “outside observers” in the lyrical tale. See what they have to say about the process and check out photos from the shoot.
Are you a Superfan? Enter our sweepstakes now for a chance to see The Fray live in New York City!
Lots of bands have their music used in television shows these days, but sometimes the context and the impact are a little more on-target than others. The fact that Lost is threading its teaser commercial for the upcoming season with The Fray‘s “You Found Me” is pretty neat – the drama of the images moves with the drama of the song. We blogged about Lost last time around, and we’re big fans of the Fray – they’re one of our You Oughta Know artists. We thought those who feel the same might want to see the above clip.