Music Gear News
Kanye West and Jay-Z close SXSW
Kanye West was joined by John Legend and Jay-Z to close the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this weekend.
The rapper gave one of his first full live performances since releasing his 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' album last year in an abandoned power plant in the city of Austin, Texas.
Taking to the stage at an at around 2.30am on Sunday morning (20.03.11), the hip hop star's set leaned heavily on his newer material, opening with 'Dark Fantasy', prompting a huge sing-a-long from the audience, which reportedly included stars P.Diddy and Beyonce Knowles.
Kanye brought out a number of special guests during his show, including John Legend, for tracks 'Christian Dior Denim Flow' and 'Blame Game', Bon Iver singer Justin Vernon, who performed on 'Lost in the World' and a full marching band for 'All of the Lights'.
The biggest surprise of the night came when Jay-Z appeared for nearly half an hour, performing tracks which he and Kanye both appeared on, including 'H.A.M' from their forthcoming 'Watch The Throne' album, 'Monster' and 'Swagga Like Us' - although Kanye admitted messing up the lyrics on that track, telling the crowd: "I forgot that one."
During a performance of 'Public Service Announcement' Jay told the crowd: "Austin, Texas, if you're having a good time with G.O.O.D. Music tonight, make some noise!"
Kanye was then joined by all of his guests for the climax of his set, a rendition of 'Good Life'.Posted on 21 Mar 2011 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
Recent Music News
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection
With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas