Summer is over, school is back in session and festival season is (mostly) over, so life is nothing but meaningless pain. But Fuse has a damn good remedy: More excellent live music, duh. Fuse Music Week Live From Radio City Music Hall, presented by Diet Coke, features sets from Bon Iver, Metric, Grizzly Bear, Gotye, AVICII and Jack White, who will play live at Radio City Music Hall in a series of concerts spanning the next 10 days. Special gigs will even be streamed live for fans at home on the Fuse YouTube Channel.
To help prime you for the week's festivities, here's a list of when each band is playing... and how YOU can watch.
Bon Iver, September 19-22: Indie folk group Bon Iver open up the series with a four-night run. For those of you who can't attend, worry not—we'll be streaming the show Friday, September 21. As the videos below show, you really shouldn't miss Bon Iver live; he manages to capture the intimacy of his records while still captivating audiences with a dynamic live show.
Bon Iver, "Holocene" (Saturday Night Live, February 2012)
Bon Iver, "Calgary" (Coachella 2012)
Metric, September 23: The Canadian indie rockers bring their high energy live show to Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, September 23, and we'll have a live stream right here at fuse.tv. Metric put on tight, kick-a** live show, thanks in large part to singer Emily Haines, who is an emotional lioness trapped in a skin-tight glitter-gold mini dress. Don't miss it.
Metric, "Help I'm Alive" (Live on Letterman)
Metric, "Empty" (Coachella 2008)
Grizzly Bear, September 24: Fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed new album, Shields, Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear bring their infectious, ornate sound to the Music Hall on Monday, September 24. Can't make it? Worry not. We'll have an exclusive live stream (with additional free live tweets!) right here at fuse.tv.
The video below highlights Grizzly Bear's ability to capture the complexities of their songs in their live shows. Their concerts are not particularly high energy in a traditional "rock n' roll" sense, but they are mesmerizing and enthralling in their own right.
Grizzly Bear, "Sleeping Ute"
Gotye, September 25: We've all heard "Somebody That I Used to Know" a million times. In fact, we've all probably sung "Somebody That I Used to Know" a million times. But have you really experienced it until you've sung along with Gotye and a few thousand others? Now's your chance, as the Belgian-Australian singer/songwriter brings his massive hit and other excellent tunes to the Music Hall.
Gotye, "Somebody That I Used to Know"
AVICII, September 26 & 27: Superstar Swedish DJ AVICII's two-day stint will mark the first time a DJ has headlined Radio City Music Hall. As we noted in our Fall Tour preview, the last time we saw AVICII, he was performing from a giant white head that was shooting lasers out of its eyes. So, yeah, this isn't something you want to miss.
Avicci, Live at TomorrowLand
Jack White, September 29 & 30: Jack White is, at 37, already a rock legend. The former White Stripes singer/guitarist/mastermind has transitioned into a juggernaut of a solo artist, as evidenced by the show below. If he can rock a giant festival crowd at Lollapalooza (watch below), just think of what he can do in the relatively intimate Radio City Music Hall. Expect a riff-apalooza.
Jack White, "Sixteen Saltines" (Lollapalooza 2012)
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