The Pretty Reckless Cover Eminem & Rihanna And The XX

The Pretty Reckless stopped by Radio 1’s Live Lounge and performed an acoustic mash up of Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” and the xx’s “Islands.”

Light Me Up, the debut album from Taylor Momsen and her band, is due out later this year in the US on Interscope Records.

Pop Montreal 2010 Adds More Headliners: Tom Tom Club, The XX, Solange, Scout Nibblett, Menomena + Fringe POP

Pop Montreal 2010 Adds More Headliners + FringePOP
Tom Tom Club, The XX, Solange, Scout Nibblett, Menomena, Gotan Project, Immolation + More

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FIRST UP FRINGE POP. FRINGE POP is a great way to catch bands on the rise and a nice sneak peak at what you will see at some of POP’s showcases in 2010. This year’s FRINGE POP takes place June 12-20 at Parc Des Ameriques in collaboration with The St Ambroise Montreal Fringe Fest. Artists playing this year include; Philémon Chante, The Silly Kissers, Grimes, Pat Jordache, Royaume Des Morts, Cotton Mouth, Sean Nicholas Savage plus many more.

For a complete FRINGE POP listing check:

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Third Time’s The Charm For The xx

The xx
Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 19, 2010

The xx Chicago

Fresh from their (well reviewed) performance at Coachella, The xx opened for an excited crowd at The Riviera. The xx have played a total of three times in Chicago: The Bottom Lounge last fall, Lincoln Hall double show in early April and now The Riviera Theatre opening for Hot Chip. I caught two out of three of these shows, however I have found that The xx make a “better” opener than headlining act. Now I’m not saying they are unworthy as a headliner. I spent all night at Lincoln Hall covering their first headlining tour at Lincoln Hall. However, there was something wildly realized at this performance at the Riviera. And we like it.

More photos of The xx after the jump…

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