September 28, 2010

Band of Horses at the Greek

My obsession with Seattle bands continue. Last Saturday I saw Band of Horses at the Greek Theater on a beautiful 70 degree September evening. It was the perfect night at the perfect venue. Lead singer Ben Bridwell was not at his best as he explained to the crowd that he “may have contacted SARS or something". Having followed Jake Shimabukuro earlier this month on tour, I have a better understanding of the grueling pace and physical toll life on the road can be for musicians. Even though Bridwell couldn't hit all his notes, he sang his heart out and we all appreciated the effort. Who wouldn't love a band who has a song titled "Detlef Schrempf"...did I mention they were from Seattle?

Here's an amazing bike video cut to their song "The Funeral"

The video for "No One's Gonna Love You"

September 27, 2010

Jake performing Bohemian Rhapsody in Hiroshima

I was in Japan for the first half of this month shooting Jake Shimabukuro on tour for the doc I'm doing on him. More details and photos from the trip to come. Here's some footage we shot of Jake in Hiroshima covering Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody which is featured on his upcoming album.

Jake is always on tour and will be performing in LA's Little Tokyo at the Asian American Music Festival on Oct. 16th.

September 24, 2010

Power Struggle - ArtOfficialFreedom music video

It's one thing to be part of a community of progressive artists, but it's a whole other thing when some of those people happen to be your favorite musicians period. That's how I feel about Nomi, front man of Power Struggle. Over the last couple of years I've gotten to know this brotha on a personal level but I am still just a huge fan of his music. His lyrics and delivery have this emotion and vulnerability that few emcees can capture.

Here's the video for "ArtOfficialFreedom", one of my favorite tracks off Power Struggle's latest album Remittances. I actually wanted to do the video for this song but director Jerome Palencia beat me to it.

Power Struggle "ArtOfficialFreedom" Music Video from Just Bombin Films on Vimeo.

September 15, 2010

ET on TV!

Still flying high off his recent live video remix/concert of his documentary Sounds of a New Hope, my old roommate Eric Tandoc has been getting some well deserved shine. Here he is on Kababayan LA with such articulate paraphrasing of Kiwi's empowering lyrics...