Unplugged Redux: Black Cab Sessions

Posted in Uncategorized by Meg on June 22, 2008

Like we weren’t already gushing over all things English – BBC television shows and miniseries, Top Shop, the selection of sauces at Nando’s, the Brits strike again with a new location to see your favorite bands: a taxi cab. What started a year ago as a solo performance that music promoters Hidden Fruit and film company Just So Films decided to film for Johnny Flynn became a series attracting the likes of Spoon, My Morning Jacket, The Raveonettes, and more. With the days of MTV Unplugged: Eric Clapton gone, Black Cab Sessions fills the hole for intimate, bare bones music performances that can be experienced by the masses. Even better, these young music promoters and filmmakers only have to pay the price of their taxi ride for the venue. Also, props to the cameramen who not only are squished in the back of these cabs and are able to film the bands beautifully in a single take, but for the extranneous pieces of the environment that they capture on miniDV.

Here is a taste. For more click here.

Spoon – I Summon You

Okkervil River – Big Black Car

Lykke Li – I’m Good, I’m Gone

Daniel Johnston – Greivances

Johnathan Byers – Bach’s Cello Suite, Prelude in G Major

St. Vincent – Dig A Pony


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