“Le7els” by Avicii

Here’s a pretty cool video of this club track.

Promo info:

Avicii, born Tim Bergling in Stockholm, releases his new video for current single “Le7els” directed by Petro and shot in Los Angeles. “Le7els” has already conquered club charts worldwide, climbing to No. 1 on the international Beatport chart, as well as on the club charts in Germany and Australia.

Music gadgets for the holidays

Music gadgets are always great options for the holidays, and as today is Cyber Monday it’s a good time to start your shopping and look for deals. Bullz-Eye.com has some cool stuff in their holiday gift guide, including these headphones:

There are so many different headphones on the market these days – especially when every rapper who’s ever had a hit single has to have his own line – that it’s hard to tell one from the other, but V-MODA has been in the game long enough that you can feel safe knowing you’re investing in a quality product. Though they may not be as stylish as some of the other premium headphones, the Crossfade M-80 has a streamlined look, with military-level durability and the option to custom engrave the metal shields on either earcup. They’re also extremely comfortable thanks to an ergonomic steelflex headband that bends and twists to your every demand, as well as some really soft ear cushions that allow for long sessions without any of the usual discomfort. We’re hardly experts when it comes to sound quality, but the M-80 delivers a satisfying and robust listening experience that makes its price tag a little easier to swallow for audiophiles who refuse to compromise quality just to save a few bucks.

Do your research with other gift guides as well, like this one from Joonbug.

“Incident on 57th Street” performed by Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

“Spanish Johnny drove in from the underworld last night . . . ”

Talk to any Springsteen fan and this song with likely been on their list of favorites. This live version is just amazing. It was on a B-Side years ago but you can’t find it anywhere now – it’s not on iTunes. The video here isn’t great as someone splices together a bunch of video clips, but it has this excellent live version. Wait for the beautiful guitar solo at the end.

You Can’t Hurry Love

Here’s a cool instrumental version of the song “You Can’t Hurry Love.”

Sting keeps touring

Sting performs on his “Back to Bass ” tour at the Fillmore in Miami Beach on November 12, 2011. UPI/Michael Bush

Here’s a great photo of Sting as he performs at the Fillmore in Miami Beach this past weekend. Sting has had quite a year as he turned 60 this year and had quite a party to celebrate it. he continues to tour and put out great music.

Sting is also another great reminder of the great music we’ve all enjoyed for decades coming out of Britain. The music scene is still thriving and many travelers to the UK still have music as one of the primary draws, whether it relates to music history and tracking down the iconic stomping grounds of classic British performers or hitting the bars and pubs to check out the new sounds. Whether you prefer the British Invasion bands of the 60s, the punk rockers of the 80s or recent British stars like Amy Winehouse, the sounds coming out of England have drawn fans for generations.

If you’re planning a trip, do your research and figure out what you want to see and then plan accordingly. Of course you can make your trip so much more than a rock pilgrimage. You might decide to look for cheap hotels in Liverpool because you love the Beatles and you’re a soccer fanatic. Talk about killing two birds with one stone! If you’re into golf you’ll want to treck up to Scotland and maybe use the Glasgow hotels as your home base as you tour the golf course up there.

The key is planning a trip that let’s you enjoy all that the UK has to offer. Hopefully you’ll come back with memories of some of the new English artists that will influence our music in coming generations.

Noel Gallagher – The Death Of You And Me

Noel goes solo.

Billy Joel live: “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”

This live version is well done. It looks like it’s from the late 70s.

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