Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Twenty-Foster Hours To Go

(Photo by Ashley Sears)

That's right, a little more than 24 hours to go until Foster The People take stage, please brains and make fans at The Viper Room on Wednesday February 24, 2010. It's never too early to start getting hyped, especially when so many other people are doing the same and buzzing about the band as evidenced by their popularity on hypem.com.

Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks" is currently sitting in the Top 10 most popular on hypem.com, propelled by its recent appearance in NYLON TV's coverage of Anna Sui during fashion week. All Mark Foster and his people needed was a vehicle for their music to be absorbed, and like lightning the 20 something artist from the suburbs of Cleveland and his band of People are making a serious buzz. You can check out the cool video from Nylon TV here or see it on YouTube here.

Not only are they turning eyes on NYLON TV and ears on hypem.com, but they expect to turn some heads at their show at The Viper Room. It just so happens to be Mark Foster's birthday celebration (the guy was actually born on leap year day) so you can only imagine what might transpire. If it is anything like their performance at the Stand Up benefit, you can expect some impressive vocals from Mark and some inspiring and creative improvisation from the entire band.

To top that off - the band just announced that they will be performing 2 shows in Austin, TX during SXSW - once on March 17th at a Music & Tech Mashup Event at Rusty Spurs along with other rising acts from Los Angeles like Saint Motel and Odd Modern, and on March 19th at the Rooftop Riot! at The Blind Pig on 6th Street where they will be sharing the stage with Andrew W.K. himself as well as other buzz bands including Glint and Little Girls.

Help the band continue building their buzz by giving them a heart on hypem here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dubtroit One Year Anniversary Party w/ 12th Planet

12th Planet killed it tonight at Echoplex and it looks like he is going to resurface on Tuesday at Detroit Bar. I didn't include this in the blast because I don't think it was yet announced at that time, or at least Detroit Bar did not have the flyer up. BUT, now they do and it looks dubby and dope.

In addition to 12th Planet, Pawn & Emu, Dustmite, Steady & Kelly Dean and Tealong are all playing at the Dubtroit One Year Anniversary Party.

It is free with RSVP. Go to smogla.com to RSVP.

Eddie Griffin is a Brother

Recently returned home from my first comedy show of 2010 (and also my first trip to the Grove in Anaheim).

For those of you not properly schooled in the use of the "n-word", go see an Eddie Griffin comedy show and you'll leave well versed in the variations and different meanings of the word nigga, negro and nigger.


While I thought myself familiar with the lingo, he enlightened me to the difference between a nigga and a nigga nigga, a designation that apparently Obama has now earned, as well as several other developments in n-word usage. Needless to say - there were a couple nuggets to pull away from his 'n-word' inspired performance....

1. Avoid all uses of the term if you're white.

2. Most definitely don't articulate the r.

3. White people are the new niggers.

Through out his entire performance, Eddie entertained with short spats of C walking and using the microphone to symbolize a penis. While all of the above had us laughing - it was his imitations of Richard Pryor, Bernie Mac and Bill Cosby that really did it for us.

If you appreciate good comedy, enjoy excessive use of the word nigga, like Richard Pryor stories, or just want to see a performer at the top of their game - consider checking out Eddie Griffin when he comes to a theater near you.

BTW - thank you JP for the free tix!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tigga Hoods Parody Video

So, I've been privy to this video for a minute because one of my best friends, who just happens to work with the Black Eyed Peas, put me onto it. I could not stop laughing when I saw it the first time and just kept raving about how much of a viral hit the video would be.

Well, I'm glad the cool people at DipDive finally decided to release "Imma Hot Cheeto" because it is absolutely f'ing hilarious (the burrito part and ambien sex are top notch). It makes me want to dance, make my own mock video and watch Caddy Shack all at the same time. I won't do most of that because no video I created would possibly hold a candle to this masterpiece....Peep it:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekend of Music Took Its Toll

So - thank goodness it is sort of a holiday today - because we still need an extra day to recover from the amazing weekend that was.

It all started with catching Eyedea & Abilities late set at Echoplex on Thursday. The 200-300 people who remained were hype on Rhymesayers but admittedly a little thin on their knowledge of Eyedea's lyrics. With one of the most potent arsenals of verbal weaponry you could possibly conceive of, Eyedea's performance lacked a little spunk because Eyedea had less verbal crowd energy to feed off of.

Nonetheless, the MC delivered a somewhat inspired performance. Likewise, the jamband STS9, took stage at The Wiltern on Friday as part of their national tour. The show was pretty crowded and the band delivered a cohesive set of music. But, it unfortunately was minimal on the heavy rhythm jungle jamming and lacked the songs that have become my live favorites. (At the least, the debut of their new hat by the rising underground clothing company Grassroots California was a huge hit!)

These touring veterans, Eyedea & STS9, just did not hold a candle to the rising acts we saw for the rest of the weekend....

Performing as part of the STS9 after party series, Big Gigantic and Elliott Lipp absolutely wrecked The Roxy late night Friday. Although the show was not completely sold out, the energy felt as if it was.

Big Gigantic really turned our head. It was the first time we'd seen this group and we'll expect big things from them in the future, gigantic things perhaps. Their sax fueled dub party was intoxicating and kept the crowd moving (as seen above). Some of their music is available for download for free and the group is hopefully taking the festival circuit by storm this summer with a scheduled performance at Wakarusa already.

Elliott Lipp (seen in the Grassroots California Bakers hat above) was also providing the fuel for the party as he closed out the late night jam on his computer. Even as the clock approached the 4 am curfew, the crowd was clamoring for more.

We had so much fun, we raced back to The Roxy the next night hoping it would somehow be Groundhogs Day. It wasn't - but we got a pleasant surprise because it was Zombie Prom! Saint Motel played host at the sold out 2nd Annual Zombie Prom extravaganza. With a featured zombie photo booth, bloodied and batty drunk fans and love from the crowd that was only exacerbated by Valentines Day - Saint Motel delivered a totally inspired performance (AJ featured singing below).

With a handful of sold out and absolutely spectacular shows in Los Angeles under their belt - we at SUPERGOODMUSIC sort of think that Saint Motel will be one of the explosions from the LA scene in 2010 that ends up on the national radar. Let your friends at SXSW know that they need to go see this indie rock quartet.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I'm not sure if we are going to see this band more because we are intrigued by their music or more because saying their name just reminds us of Streetfighter, either way, we're going to the Viper Room early to see Hadouken. We also expect to stick around to see The Binges (they headline).

After we go there, we may also head to Echoplex because the Rhymesayers crew is in town - specifically Eyedea & Abilities. They are always fun, creative and Eyedea is certainly lyrically amusing. He hasn't toured in a minute, so fans should be out the woodwork for this one...

The rest of tonight's line-up and other suggestions are below:

Space Cadalack, The Binges, Dinner at The Thompson's, 8mm, Hadouken @ Viper Room

Justin Townes Earle, Joe Pug, The Hi Hos @ Echo

Eyedea and Abilities, Dosh, Silent Army @ Echoplex

Imaad Wasif, Becky Stark, Voice On Tape @ Spaceland

DJ Frankie Presents: Death Hymn #9, Dante vs. Zombies, The Living Sickness @ Alex's Bar

Babylon Saints @ Saint Rocke

James McMurtry, Johnny Burke @ The Mint

Steve Tyrell @ Catalina Jazz Club

The Thermals, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Slang Chickens @ Troubadour

Shawn Colvin, Michelle Magione @ Brixton South Bay

Surf Film Premier of "Gum For My Boat" - Hosted by ZJ Boarding House - feat. Atlantic Line, LA VIA @ Air Conditioned Lounge

Olio @ The Joint

Garaj Mahal @ The Baked Potato

Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), The Romany Rye, Line and Circle @ Bootleg

Captains, Venus Bogardus, Bullied By Strings, Dreamers @ Silverlake Lounge

Anna Su (8PM), Whisper in the Roar (9PM), King Washington (10PM), Freedom
Ledges (11PM) @ Molly Malones

Body Parts, Alina Cutrono, Micah James, Deathday Party @ Echo Curio

Kelly Colbert, Julie Slater, Colin Bickley @ Genghis Cohen

Michael Nhat, Big Whup, No Paws (No Lions), Pangea @ The Smell

Guggenheim Grotto (7PM), Oak & gorski (9PM), Big Phony (10PM), That Noise (11PM) @ Hotel Café

Richard Thompson and Band @ The Largo

89.9 KCRW presents Editors, The Antlers, Princeton @ The Wiltern

Eddie Santiago @ Conga Room

Harmonies for Haiti @ House of Blues

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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February 9 - February 16 Concert Blast

Word From The Editor
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Supergoodmusic Friends and Enthusiasts,

It was an amazing introduction to February - from cruising the slopes with newly decked out audio equipment for my helmet while blasting the likes of some of this years official and un-official SXSW performers (Saint Motel ("Do Everything Now", "Butch"), Murs ("L.A."), Odd Modern ("Tipsy Dancer"; "Bangalore") Band of Skulls ("Hollywood Bowl"), The Stone Foxes ("Mercury"; "Beneath Mt. Sinai"), Matias Aguayo("Rollerskate"), Pictureplane ("Goth Star"), Mike Posner("Cooler Than Me"; "Drug Dealer Girl"), Miike Snow ("Sylvia", "Black & Blue", "Animal"; everything!), Rubik, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Orgone, Spoon and so many more to returning to LA and diving right back into it with two concerts on night 1 (Orgone & Nomo at Spaceland followed by 12th Planet and others at The Roxy for the Scion House Party). That was followed by the confirmation of a party at SXSW (3/19) and the debut of Oddo during Odd Modern's performance at The Viper Room before the weekend hadn't even started!

The first weekend of February was truly a super one. WithEbony Bones at The Echo on Friday, a private acoustic performance of Oh No Not Stereo at the Music Dealers House Party on Saturday and the debut of "Pumped Up Kicks" atFoster The People's performance at the Stand Up Charity Event - the live music was both animated and special.

The fact that William H. Macy, nearly the entire cast ofDesperate Housewives and Extra were all in the house to witness Foster The People tear it up on Abbot Kinney made Saturday even more memorable. (You can download Foster The People's new song at their website -www.fosterthepeople.com) And then, of course, there was the Super Bowl.

Great game. Great story line. Great outcome.

From skiing with my father in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, to confirming and planning the firstSUPERGOODMUSIC party at SXSW, to facilitating the creation of new hats for Grassroots California, to seeing one of my most favorite artists and good friend, Mark Foster, please the ears of casual concert goers and famous people alike, to meeting one of my favorite rising artists, B.o.B. - this week has been one of the best in recent memory and one I won't soon forget.

I couldn't have asked for a more super start to the month. There was enough rain and tragedy in the month of January to last the whole year, so let us hope the rest of the year is bright, as good as this last week and filled with prosperity.

Brandon "Boom D" Dorsky

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By RCA & Boom D

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For Tuesday February 9th, there are three shows that we recommend. First, Mumford and Sons with Family of the Year at The Troubadour, second, St. VIncent at El Rey and finally, the legendary Loudon Wainwright III at The Largo.

On Wednesday February 10th we recommend that you head over to the eastside to see Imagine Dragons play Spaceland or see the incredible Pete Yorn as he plays the intimate Bootleg Theatre. For the jammier set, Mark Joseph and Steve Moltiz (Particle) will be at The Mint.

For Thursday February 11th we have another handful of options to fulfill your music needs. First, there is the rising indie artist Imaad Wasif who is playing at Spaceland, second, Hadouken and The Binges who are set to rock The Viper Room, and third, there are our friends Line & Circle who are set to play the Bootleg Theatre for the third time this month. The underground MC superheroes from Minneapolis, Eyedea & Abilities, will be at the Echoplex and the amazingly talented and worldly jazz quartet Garaj Mahal, led by Fareed Haque, will be at the Baked Potato.

Friday February 12th brings us two amazingly different acts. First, there isSound Tribe Sector 9 who are playing The Wiltern. We saw them play there last year and it was quite the crazy time. Second, there is the up and coming artist Mike Posner who is playing at Royce Hall at UCLA with fellow hip-hopper Big Sean.

On Saturday February 13th, it is all about the 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Zombie Prom with Saint Motel at The Roxy. You can read more about this special night below, but take it from us, you don't want to miss this show. For those who just cannot handle the indie rock, there is Lucent D'Amour with headliners Bassnectar and N.A.S.A. at the Shrine Auditorium.

For Sunday February 14th, there is only one show that we recommend that you all see and that is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Saint Rocke. These funksters from New Orleans will be reeling in their Super Bowl high and will undoubtedly lay down some dirty brass jams that will make your bootie shake and have you calling out Who Dat?

On Monday February 15th there is again only one act that we are recommending and that is Chico Mann at Carbon, where Funkmosphere is traditionally held.

Finally, on Tuesday February 16th there are two special events that we suggest you attend. First is the Pollstar Conference Late Night Jam Session featuring Clipse, Gift of Gab, HOTTUB and Mike Posner at The Roxy and the other is a very special Funny or Die event at The Largo.

As always, a complete list of shows are located on the right.
SUPERGOOD Field Trip to see B.O.B. at 102.7 KIISFM
by BoomD

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bob kiis performance pic

I woke up feeling a bit lucky on Saturday and had the impulse to call into a radio contest for the first time in my life. The station, KIIS 1027 FM. The contest, be the 102nd caller and win passes to see B.o.B. live at JoJo's In Studio. Either people really aren't listening to terrestrial radio anymore or I just happened to be a lucky first time caller. Regardless, I found myself on air saying whatever twitter had instructed me to say and boom - I had won 2 passes.

Once I was confirmed though, it was like going through airport security; I had to provide my guests legal name and confirm a long laundry list of items I was not allowed to bring (video cameras, gifts, CDs, etc.). The radio representative told me to arrive just before 4....so that is what we did.

We were there at like 3:45 and quickly discovered we'd arrived way too early. What the radio rep did not tell me to bring was my patience. That would've helped as we waited until just about 6 pm before we went into the studio for B.o.B.'s performance (turns out B.o.B. was late arriving to the studio).

Thankfully, the performance was worth the wait. The song selection was relatively new, with Bobby Ray playing two songs I had not heard and also doing his Patron & Swag a cappella and his hit single featuring Bruno MarsNothin On You. The venue, the Ed Hardy Studio (or, as I prefer, Barf Party Studio), was the perfect host lounge for the intimate acoustic hip-hop show. The room was decked out with a sea of plush pillows in the middle, some movable cubic seats on the side and a total of 20-30 fans and radio station employees.

Afterwards, we had the chance to meet B.o.B., show him some of Grassroots California's hats and take a few pictures (Signature and Blood Diamond hat featured above). He's an exceptionally friendly guy with a positive attitude and a passion for hip-hop and a drive to deliver it to a new frontier. We're happy to see his success growing and are excited to see him atCoachella. If you have not yet seen him, you can catch him later this month with Goodie Mob at Club Nokia on February 27th.

You can find out more about B.o.B. and his upcoming release on his webpage. You can follow him on twitter here. And you can cop his newest mixtape - May 25th - from 2DopeBoyz here.

Mike Posner Returns to LA

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Mike Posner makes a triumphant return to Los Angeles andThe Roxy for his third time in 6 months. After wrecking the house in both October and on NYE in December, Mike Posner will once again grace The Roxy stage on Tuesday February 16th as a special guest performer at the Pollstar Conference After Party. He will share the stage with Clipse and Gift of Gab, amongst others. Rumor has it he is also performing with Big Sean at UCLA on Friday night. We don't doubt that you will get a fiery rendition of "Cooler Than Me" at both performances.

If you have not been reading the Blast or the blog the past few months, Mike might not be on your radar...but he should be. The American signer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire is a young hustler from the Midwest (MI) who has made a name for himself while finishing his degree at Duke University. Having signed a deal with J Records in 2009 and already collaborated with the likes of Kid Cudi, Wale, Bun B, One Be Lo, Big Seanand 3OH!3, Mike Posner is sure to make big moves in 2010.

You can find out more about Mike on his myspace page here or at www.mikeposner.com.

STS9 Afterparty at The Roxy

STS9 Hat

For the hippie mafia, the jam band fiends and dubsteppers, Friday night is going to be a reason to amp up and party. Reason being Sound Tribe Sector 9 and their wild following are in town to play at The Wiltern, with support from Nalepa Dub Orchestra and live painting by J Garcia and Nate Valensky. With doors at 7:30 and a scheduled show time of 8:30, the Niners will be out and still hungry for fun by around midnight which is why Wagatail and The Roxy have joined forces for the STS9 Official After Party featuring Big Gigantic, Elliot Lipp, Devonwho and St Andrew.

With an 11 pm door time and 1 am scheduled show, it is going to be a dirty and dubby Friday night on the Sunset Strip as the party crowd occupies the street into the wee hours of the morning. We are so excited as Big Gigantic is one of our more favorite dub-step groups to hit the scene in a while. You can check out their music here -http://www.myspace.com/biggigantic. You can download Fire It Up zip here - http://www.biggigantic.net/fireitup/ - music being provided on the friendly and convenient donation model.

In addition to the special LA post-STS9 show (Big Gigantic is flying out to play it), the Wiltern show will also mark the debut of Sound Tribe's new hat designed by Grassroots California (featured above), one of our favorite apparel companies that is quickly coming up in the music scene, and specifically the electro-dubstep scene.

2nd Annual Valentine's Day Zombie Prom
2nd Annual Zombie Prom Poster

In our opinion there are two types of people on Valentine's Day: there are the people that are in love and the people that aren't. If you happen to be one of those people who can spend the "holiday" with someone special than kudos to you. However, if you are single like us, are not in a relationship or are in a relationship that you can barely stand than you should come to The Roxy on February 13th for the 2nd Annual Valentines Zombie Prom featuring performances bySaint Motel, Young The Giant, Chasing Kings and Links.

With fun, thematically oriented performances, top quality audio/visual effects and amazingly creative promo efforts like thisvideo, Saint Motel is on the fast track to major success. Luckily, they have been playing smaller venues in Los Angeles. We highly recommend that you check them out before it's too late because we don't foresee them playing rooms 500 persons and less for much longer. With several performances at SXSW on their plate and some industry buzz behind them, it won't be too long before you can't get tickets to a show at a much bigger venue.

Not only will there be incredible music at the event, but they will be serving up some amazing drink specials, you will be able to witness some fantastic costumes, and if you never attended your own high school prom, than you have a chance to relive the evening because they will also be crowning a prom King and Queen.

A fantastic little video has been made for the event, you can find it by clicking here and to hear more from all of the bands playing the Zombie Prom then visit their official MySpace pages that are conveniently listed below.

Saint Motel's Official MySpace Page

Young The Giant Official MySpace Page

Chasing Kings Official MySpace Page

Links Official MySpace Page

To purchase tickets to this event, click here.
Get Pumped Up for
Foster The People

mark foster and the people at bus stop

It is our pleasure to announce FOSTER THE PEOPLE at The Viper Room on February 24th at 10PM.

The rising band recently played there during the 10 Days of 2010 and are ready to bring their flow once again. Their blend of indie, soul and electro, combined with Mark Foster's powerful and beautiful voice, is truly eclectic. it is sure to be a fantastic evening of music, and also is dangerously close to Mark's birthday, so come celebrate with him and the band and possibly catch the second ever performance of "Pumped Up Kicks" which you can download for free from their new website -www.fosterthepeople.com. The site also streams some of the bands other music that you might expect to hear at The Viper Room.

Come catch the phenomenon that is Foster The People before they get too big to play intimate venues like The Viper Room.
Jet Set Go, Bascom Hill and Red Tide are also playing on February 24th, so be sure to catch an epic night of music and as always, SUPERGOODMUSIC will be there in support.

2010 Noise Pop Festival
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The 2010 Noise Pop Festival is taking place February 23 to March 1 at music venues all around San Francisco. For those that are unfamiliar with Noise Pop, it is considered by many to be the premiere celebration of independent music, film and art.

Unlike other festivals, Noise Pop also includes a mini-conference called Industry Noise. Industry Noise is devoted to panel discussions in which no topic within the realm of the music industry is off-limits. Panelists and keynote speakers have yet to be announced, but as soon as they are you can count on SUPERGOODMUSIC to report back to all of you.

There are so many incredible artists playing at this years festival, way too many to name here, but some of the ones that I am most excited about seeing are !!!, Atlas Sound, Avi Buffalo, John Vanderslice, Rogue Wave, The Soundtrack of our Lives, and We Were Promised Jetpacks. You can see the entire lineup by clicking here and you can see the schedule by clicking here.

Noise Pop Festival Badges went onsale in December for $150. A limited number of badges include access to the Magnetic Fields show at the Fox Theater on 2/27, or The Herbst Theater on 3/1. Tickets to individual shows went on sale December 12.

SUPERGOODMUSIC will be in attendance this year, so stay tuned for all you need to know about the 2010 Noise Pop Festival.

Click here to purchase your tickets to this amazing festival.

Posted by RCA
On The Radar

2/17/10 - Black Gold @ The Roxy

2/18/10 - Imaad wasif @ Spaceland
2/18/10 - Medeski, Martin & Wood (MMW) @ El Rey
2/18/10 - John Butler Trio @ Troubadour
2/18/10 - Ives @ Silverlake Lounge

2/19/10 - Ladytron DJs @ Avalon
2/19/20 - KRS One @ The Roxy

2/20/10 - Fanfarlo @ El Rey Theatre

2/24/10 - Foster The People @ The Viper Room

2/25/10 - Orgone, Doshus @ Air Conditioned

2/26/10 - EOTO @ The Roxy
2/26/10 - moe. @ Club Nokia
2/26/10 - Pepi Ginsburg @ The Viper Room
2/26/10 - Memory Tapes @ Spaceland

2/27/10 - Four Tet @ Echoplex
2/27/10 - Goodie Mob, B.O.B. @ Club Nokia

3/04/10 - K-OS @ The Roxy
3/04/10 - Mike Doughty @ Troubadour
3/04/10 - Bon Jovi, Dashboard Confessional @ Staples Center
3/04/10 - Galactic @ El Rey
3/6/10 - Rebelution, SOJA, Zion I @ House of Blues
3/7/10 - Rebelution, SOJA, Zion I @ House of Blues

3/8/10 - Stockholm Syndrome, Eric McFadden, Jerry Joseph, Dave Schools, Check In The Dark, These United States, Danny Louis @ El Rey

3/10/10 - Little Boots @ El Rey

3/11/10 - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The New Mastersounds@ El Rey

3/12/10 - Zac Brown Band @ Gibson Amphitheatre

3/15/10 - Gaslamp Killer @ Echoplex

3/16/10 - Efterklang @ Spaceland

3/20/10 - Gomez @ El Rey
3/21/10 - Gomez @ El Rey
3/25/10 - She & Him @ El Rey
3/25/10 - John Mayer, Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Staples Center
3/25/10 - Jamie Cullum @ Avalon
3/26/10 - Jay-Z, Young Jeezy @ Staples Center

3/28/10 - Air, AM @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
3/29/10 - Black Eyed Peas, LMFAO @ Staples Center

4/06/10 - RJD2, Busdriver @ El Rey Theatre
4/09/10 - Opeth @ Wiltern
4/09/10 - Owl City, Lights (ON), Paper Route @ Club Nokia
4/10/10 - Gui Burrato @ Avalon

4/22/10 - Japandroids @ Echoplex

4/24/10 - The Bloody Beetroots @ Hollywood Palladium

4/29/10 - Dark Star Orchestra @ El Rey Theatre
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Breaking News - Foster The People Stand Up For The Kids In Venice

While we're working late at night on the Concert Blast, I just needed to share with the supergood community how exciting it was to see Foster The People this weekend at the Stand Up Charity Benefit.

Mark and the band were on fire. Mark kicked it off with some solo piano and guitar playing, where he charmed the crowd as he always does.

After several songs, Mark was joined by the rest of the band, including Reazon on his MPC 2000 XL.

As the band opened into a fuller sound, the room quickly became much more full. The bartenders were dancing, the temperature was rising., famous people were in the house (Desperate Housewives cast members as seen below, William H. Macy) and children were even gathering around for the performance.

In addition to covering material from Mark's previous work with the Rondo Brothers, the band also did the debut performance of "Pumped Up Kicks" which is available for download at the bands site - http://www.fosterthepeople.com/

The band treated the crowd to an impromptu version of "Get Up, Stand Up" that featured some improvised vocals by Mark (singing) and freestyles (Reason) that drew tremendous applause.

At the end of the night, you could feel a buzz in the crowd as if something special had happened. This band is poised to do big things in 2010. "Pumped Up Kicks" will be featured in NYLON's online coverage of Fashion Week and the band is currently working on confirming a date or two at SXSW - so interested parties should definitely holler at them! Don't miss out on the next special performance from Foster The People (and the second chance to hear the sure-fire hit "Pumped Up Kicks" live) at The Viper Room on February 24th. It will also be Mark's birthday celebration - so I might expect something wild :)