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Summer Round-Up in Vids

YouTube Gems from Garbage, Grouplove, The Naked and Famous


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The annual KJEE Summer Round-Up is fast approaching. This Friday, June 1 at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, The Naked and Famous, Grouplove, and Gardens & Villa join forces in KJEE 92.9’s annual ode to the summer concert season. In preparation for the festivities, check out each of the performers in all their live, YouTube-able glory:

“Panic Switch,” one of the more well known singles from the Silversun Pickups’ 2009 album Swoon, gets dressed down in acoustic guitars during this refreshingly intimate performance for MTV Unplugged.

Garbage may best be known for dominating the ‘90s alt-rock scene, but as their latest album (the band’s first in seven years) proves, they haven’t lost their special brand of bite. Here’s the band performing “Blood for Poppies,” the lead single from Not Your Kind of People.

New Zealanders The Naked and Famous perform the highly addictive “Young Blood,” from their 2010 debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You. The live studio performance in a smoky, shadowed room gives a mesmerizing glimpse of their sonic world.

“Colours” is the rag-tag sing-along from Grouplove’s 2011 debut, Never Trust a Happy Song. Here, they perform an endearing and high-spirited rendition for SPIN’s Sessions series.

Santa Barbara’s own Gardens & Villa open the show Friday. Below, the band gives fans a slowed-down and sexed-up reworking of the song “Orange Blossom” for the Wild Honey Pie’s Honey I’m Home sessions.

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The KJEE Summer Round-Up kicks off this Friday, June 1 at 4 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Bowl. For tickets and info, call 962-7411 or visit sbbowl.com.

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