Welcome back to the not-so-weekly music fix! This week in music, I didn’t go to Coachella but I really wish I did.
Tupac Resurrected For Coachella
The biggest WTF moment to come from this year’s Coachella festival was hands-down Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s performance with deceased rapper Tupac Shakur.
The hologram, which was entirely computer-generated (as opposed to being created from existing footage), was mind-blowing but also a little too realistic for (my) comfort. In the video footage, hologram Tupac looks, sounds and moves exactly like the real Tupac once did, and had I been standing in the crowd, I imagine I would’ve momentarily mistaken it for the real deal and freaked the f*ck out. But that was Dre’s vision — to bring Tupac back to life — and so in that regard it was nicely played.
So how do you feel about deceased performers being resurrected for ‘live’ entertainment? Think it’s awesome? Weird? Right now I’m leaning towards ‘weird,’ however if someone put on a Jeff Buckley hologram concert, I can’t guarantee that I wouldn’t want to attend.
Also if you weren’t lucky enough to go to the festival, a few hours on the Coachella youtube page would probably be a good way to spend your day.
Watch: Missy Higgins ‘Making Of’ Video
My excitement for Missy Higgins‘ upcoming album, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, is growing every day, and this ‘making of’ video has only added to the anticipation. The clip features Missy and singer/songwriter/producer Butterfly Boucher experimenting with unusual instruments and animal sounds in the studio, so it’s probably safe to assume that this album will not be The Sound Of White Pt 2.
Speaking of Butterfly Boucher, you can watch her perform every track from her new self-titled album via a series of music videos on youtube, which is worth checking out. Here’s the video for the single 5, 6, 7, 8, which also features Missy Higgins.
Watch: Uh Huh Her’s ‘Human Nature’ Music Video
Uh Huh Her have released a new music video for “Human Nature,” a track from last year’s Nocturnes album.
In the video, Leisha gets stranded on The Island after her UFO crashes; she goes horse-riding with the Black Swan and then teaches the Smoke Monster how to hair flick. At least that’s what might have happened. Leisha’s shirt may have distracted me from the real events of this story.