MusicBack in July, Hannah Cohen performed her song “Wind of Centuries” for this live performance video. You can read a longer profile on her in the October 2013 issue of Vogue, but when it comes to conveying the intensity to be found in Cohen’s voice and lyrics, and especially in her eyes, seeing is believing. On Cohen: Erdem Clarity dress, $2,085; For information: saksfifthavenue.com; Tory Burch Oleander pumps in Green Metal, $425; Tory Burch, NYC, 212.510.8371
MusicDee Dee Penny, frontwoman of the Dum Dum Girls, stops by Vogue.com music writer Jacob Brown’s apartment to record and film a special live version of her band's song "Little Minx" right in his living room. The song is one of the singles off the band’s new album Too True, out now on Sub Pop. Catch them at South By Southwest or any number of dates through April as they tour the U.S. in support of the release.
MusicThe three members of London Grammar, fresh off a flight from Australia and only hours before playing a sold-out New York show, make time to stop by Vogue.com music writer Jacob Brown’s apartment to record and film a special live version of their song “Hey Now.” A couch had to be moved over a bit, but their amps and keys just fit. With their debut album already a major hit back home in the U.K., the band is playing South By Southwest, and will continue touring the U.S. through mid-April.
ArtOn Saturday, the Chelsea-based Jack Shainman Gallery unveiled its latest outpost, The School, in Kinderhook, with a live Soundsuit performance by Nick Cave.
MusicSwedish sensation Erik Hassle exploded onto the R & B scene earlier this year with the release of his acclaimed EP, Somebody’s Party. As an exclusive prelude to the release of his music video for his heart-wrenching single “Pathetic," Hassle stopped by Vogue.com music writer Jacob Brown’s apartment to record and film a private live performance of the song.
MusicFrom what fjord or deep wood the quirky Norwegian popsters behind Highasakite emerged, we have no idea. But after stumbling upon them at this year’s South By Southwest music festival, it was pretty exciting to have the band show up in Vogue.com music writer Jacob Brown’s living room to record and film this exclusive live performance of their enigmatic ballad “Since Last Wednesday.”
MusicInviting an artist known for a larger-than-life stage presence and erratic-nearing-on-spastic (in a good way) dance moves to play a stripped-down set in a confined space is a recipe for disaster. And yet, Danish singer Karen Marie Ørsted, better known simply as MØ (pronounced "moo"), manages to translate the explosive energy of her band's live show to this exclusive performance of her song “Pilgrim,” filmed and recorded in the living room of Vogue.com music writer Jacob Brown.
MusicToday mythic bluesman Willis Earl Beal’s acting debut in the film Memphis comes to New York theaters. A few days ago, we invited him to stop by Vogue.com music writer Jacob Brown’s apartment to record and film a special live version of his song “Sun Down.” Memphis opens in New York at the IFC Center today, and in L.A. next Friday, September 12 at the Sundance Sunset Cinema, with other cities to follow.
MusicThe Internet’s biggest music nerd gives Vogue a video guide to the must-see acts of Coachella 2015.
MusicIn this exclusive live performance, Belgian singer Stromae performs his hit song “Formidable” with the backing track composed on set in real time. The song tells the story of a young man who, freshly heartbroken and having sought solace in the bottle, now finds himself wandering the streets baring his soul to the strangers he comes across.
MusicTo set the mood for Valentine’s Day, brother-sister duo Sasha and Theo Spielberg of Wardell perform their song “Love / Idleness."
MusicTo set the mood for Valentine’s Day, singer-songwriter Kate Nash performs a special version of her song “Nicest Thing.”
MusicTo set the mood for Valentine’s Day, rising star Natalie Prass performs an acoustic version of “It Is You.”
MusicTo set the mood for Valentine’s Day, singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins performs her classic 1992 anthem, “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover.”
MusicShe’s the member of the Osbourne family who didn’t appear on The Osbournes. Aimée Osbourne had other plans for herself, plans that are now coming to fruition in the form of her band ARO. Today, she stopped by to perform an exclusive live version of her debut single “Raining Gold.” With this as her start, we’re expecting big things from the newest Osbourne to enter the spotlight.
MusicAhead of her new album, Cranekiss, Tamaryn performs her new song “Last” exclusively for Vogue.com. “ 'Last’ is about knowing a relationship is over and that you're much better without it, but refusing to let go,” says Tamaryn. “It's my favorite song on the new album."
MusicSpeedy Ortiz plays the first acoustic version of their song, “The Graduates,” off their new album, Foil Deer.
MusicMS MR stopped by to perform a version of their new song, “Leave Me Alone.” It’s heavy and light and emotionally resonant in all the right places, just like so much of their work. Catch MS MR on tour now in Europe, and back stateside in October, including a date at New York City’s Terminal 5 on October 9.
MusicMore than three decades after the death of Bob Marley, roots reggae is on the rise again in Jamaica. Meet the millennial musicians behind the new movement.
MusicWith just a pair of distressed denim, a trusty guitar, and washboard abs, Miguel offers Vogue.com the most stripped-down and intimate of performances of his monster hit “Simple Things.”
MusicAfter her sensational debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the 20-year-old singer from Arizona performs a heartrending acoustic version of “Jameson,” about a man in the grips of alcoholism.
FashionNew York rapper Junglepussy talks music, crop tops, and quirky alternate career paths.
MusicLast month Israeli-French singer Yael Naim took home her third Victoires de la Musique award (the French equivalent of the Grammys), winning Female Singer of the Year. Here she performs "Trapped" off her latest album, Older. Directed by Jacob Brown.
MusicBaby Alpaca presents an exclusive live performance of his new song “Will I Ever See You Again?” According to singer Chris Kittrell, the song is meant to help “people when they are missing someone.”
MusicBrooklyn’s Sunflower Bean, featuring Saint Laurent muse Julia Cumming along with Jacob Faber and Nick Kivlen, dropped their new album, Human Ceremony, to raves. Now they’re headed to SXSW as one of the most buzzed-about groups hitting the festival. Here, Sunflower Bean shares an exclusive live performance of their new song, “Easier Said,” directed by Jacob Brown.