Morning Music Notes – Rock Out With Penguins

Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys have shifted from a North American tour to the UK leg of things. Before doing so, they found some time in New York’s Avatar Studios to record an acoustic version of Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?.

Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High- (Acoustic) - YouTube screen cap
The performance just has Alex Turner singing and playing guitar, while drummer Matt Helders is on the Glockenspiel. If you’re looking for other versions of the song, check out either the Queens of the Stone Age cover, or the original video. For now, it’s all acoustic, all the time.

Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (acoustic)

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One item on my bucket list is to visit Antarctica. If I was a huge Metallica fan, I’d definitely combine these 2 things – the band will be playing a show in Antarctica as part of a Coke Zero-sponsored show. It’s only the second show ever in Antarctica. To enter, you need to be a resident of select Colombian cities. And probably like Coke Zero (via Consequence of Sound)

Childish Gambino had a surprise listening party in Washington Square Park, debuting his new album Because the Internet. The fans seemed to dig the new material, including new single 3005. (via MTV)

Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit – happening annually since 1986 (save for 1987) – is this weekend. The all-acoustic show has a star studded line up as usual, featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello and his wife Diana Krall, and more. You can stream the whole thing live starting at 8pm EST / 5pm PST on Saturday night at this link.

What happens when you try and sabotage the Beatles? I don’t know, as no one has ever tried. Ever. Basically, the Beatles’ Apple Corps started making a documentary using footage from the band’s first US show. At the same time, Ace Arts was doing the same thing, and working with Sony. Sony got wind of this, pulled out of their licensing deal with Ace, and now the lawsuits are flying. Sounds like the race for the telephone invention. Except not (via Digital Music News)

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