Rodrigo y Gabriela – The Russian Messenger (Live)

We just announced the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Stroll, which will be headlined this year by Rodrigo y Gabriela. Rod and Gab also have a new album out next week, 9 Dead Alive. Here’s a live performance video for The Russian Messenger (inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky: 1821 – 1881), which is featured on the new record.

Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty and Local Natives Cover Johnny Cash

When it comes to intimate, interesting – and sometimes downright strange – musical performance videos, La Blogotheque is the leader of the pack. The site’s Take Away Shows feature musicians in unconventional locales performing breathtaking acoustic renditions of their songs.

So when La Blogotheque released a 16-minute film featuring Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Father John Misty and Local Natives each covering songs from the latest Johnny Cash album Out Among the Stars, we got very excited.

Milagres – Jeweled Cave

This is a beautiful bait and switch video. It looks like you’re going to get a very particular type of show, but then you get something incredibly different. Kudos, Milagres.

Damien Jurado – Silver Joy

Here’s another bit from our recent live session with Damien Jurado, his performance of Silver Joy.

Damien Jurado – Silver Malcolm

Before his recent show at Headliners, Damien Jurado stopped by the studio for a three-song live session. Here is the first taste of the beautiful, haunting acoustic set, Silver Malcolm.

Guided by Voices – Planet Score

Don’t follow Brandon Mayhew’s example in this video Guided by VoicesPlanet Score. Smoking while you play basketball is never smart.