bands

The Concert Speakers Are A Lie

My life was just flipped, turned upside down and I didn’t even have to move to California. It just took one photo, a dozen instant messages and a handful of emails to confirm that I’ve been lied to by musicians.


A Robotic Band With A Wiimote-Wielding Frontman

In what may be a precursor to the hippie/robot showdown we’ve always hoped for, musician Patrick Flanagan has created Jazari, a three-piece robotic drum circle capable of impressive arrangements. If that’s not fun enough, it’s all controlled by two Wiimotes.


The Beatles Music Kinda Lands On iTunes

It seems like we’ve been waiting an eternity for EMI to actually get around to releasing The Beatles’ back catalogue on iTunes. Well, now you can sort of get to all that Beatles goodness with “The Beatles: Little Black Songbook” app on the app store.


Sydney Band Uses Augmented Reality For Video Clip

My favourite thing at the moment is augmented reality, so I’m completely in love with the video clip project for Sydney band Lost Valentinos song Nightmoves.


Old School Computer Band Rocks Bohemian Rhapsody (Poorly)

I can’t think of a more old school, geeky tribute to Queen than a band comprised of an Atari 800XL, 8-inch floppy disk, 3.5-in hard drive and HP Scanjet 3C. If only it sounded better.


Major Label Bands Decide App Store Is Cool, Want to Take Over Your iPhone

Ars rounds up iPhone apps released by a bunch of crappy bands so I don’t have to—they’re tacky trail mixes of promo clips with links to buy stuff, but point to a scary trend.


Robot Band is at Least as Good as Coldplay

New Zealand’s The Trons is a four piece rock band made up entirely of robots playing real instruments, performing real shows, and – rumour has it – taking advantage of real groupies.


Notes: The Brazilian Band Called Inimigos da HP (Translation: Enemies of HP)

newVideoPlayer("brazilhp.flv", 494, 300,""); On my last day in São Paulo, the good people we were working with on an upcoming Portuguese version of Giz with took us to some nightclub with an open roof and lots of beautiful younger people dancing and making out. Anyhow, here’s the gadget party of this story: There was a band there playing called Inimigos da HP, or Enemies of HP. Yes, that HP. Apparently the members started playing together in college, but are mostly former engineers and industrial designers who were forced in their previously not-rockstar life to use HP calcs every day. I like their music. Now I’m in Rio, taking a long weekend. Going to the beach. I should have played more Wii Fit. [Wiki, Amazon]