Fistful of Mercy is a rock group consisting of Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur.
The band formed in February 2010, when Arthur asked Harper to accompany him in the studio; Harper then asked Harrison, whom he had met at a skate park in Santa Monica, California, to accompany them. Upon arriving at the Carriage House studio in Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood, the trio went on to write and record nine original acoustic songs. Harrison compared the trio's collaborative process to his father's stint in The Traveling Wilburys.
After recording the nine tracks, Harrison called longtime friend and drummer Jim Keltner to overdub on percussion. Violinist Jessy Greene also participated in the recording.
The band subsequently made their live debut in a performance for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on August 26, 2010. Fistful of Mercy released their debut album As I Call You Down on October 5, 2010 via HOT Records.
The band was mentioned in a storyline of the NBC series Parenthood where a few characters went to a Fistful of Mercy concert in the Season 2 episode "I'm a Lot Cooler Than You Think". Fistful of Mercy's song "In Vain or True" is also played during scenes of the episode. On November 10, 2919, the band performed the song "Father's Son" with special guest Tom Morello on the third episode of Conan.
He started spinning at the age of eleven and shortly after got his own turntables to practice after school. He grew up in Detroit and was highly influenced by the jazz his grandmother would play. He drew influence from Detroit artists such as Theo Parrish, Mike Huckaby, and Rick Wade. Here is some early Pure Filth House music for you all.
Kyle Hall's actually going to be on the Pure Filth stage. I'll do some more write ups tomorrow.
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch
Someone wanna do a Black Keys write-up? Perhaps the Scissor Sisters? *cough Salah cough*
ive been really sick and delirious/loopy the past couple of days, but got some good news this morning! so chill out, ill write it up
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
Delta Spirit - Ode to Sunshine is an enjoyable album. They'll be a nice band to see in the midday sun with a beer and someone you don't hate.
Sooo...Back to business.
Thank you, thread contributors.
Going to start some serious line-up research now that it is official that I am attending and I'll start posting some of the lower billed acts as I go probably starting Monday.
Scott, can I request you come out of early retirement and do MEN?
Also, just saw your invite Lilia. Sorry! I obviously need to send my number your way.
Magnetic Man is a dubstep super group comprised of Benga, Skream and Artwork. They have one full length studio LP which was released last October. The group's live show consists of three laptops that are synced together, one person plays drum samples, one plays bass and the other plays leads and samples. Their live show has used visual production from Novak Collective. Their sound is mainstream dubstep with an emphasis on guest vocals. Their set will probably draw a very big crowd.
I know Hannah just did Delta Spirit, but she should really do the Black Keys also. Just say'n.
i'm gonna try and do ariel pink. sorry for the delay gribble. been crazy slammed.
Hip hop dj from Japan. 1st place at DMC Japan two years in a row and came in as world DMC champion at the age of 20 in 2002. Signed on Ninja Tune. Will be a great display of turntablism at Coachella.
DMC winning routine
Live in 2010