* Winston Yellen and his Night Beds have been touring pretty hard on their release, Country Sleep, recently heading across the pond for an appearance on Later With Jools Holland. Plane tickets are pretty pricey, it would seem, as Yellen just brought along a drummer for his Jools performance — see Night Beds doing "Ramona" as a two-piece above, and skip on after the jump to hear Yellen very bravely doing "Faithful Heights" completely unaccompanied.
* As noted by The Spin, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams did her best to "delicately engage with her fans who were word-vomiting nonsense at her out of uncontainable excitement" at Grimey's on Record Store Day. If you want to know what that looked like, YouTuber Zach Swift posted the entire set. Watch that "WOO!"-garnering performance after the jump.
* As also noted by The Spin, one of the most touching moments of this year's Freakin' Weekend rock 'n' roll fest was when local punkers Diarrhea Planet dedicated a rendition of The Boss's "Born to Run" to dearly departed Weekend founder Ben Todd. Well, the Planeteers recently revisited "Born" at a show in Brooklyn with Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles of vox. Stereogum picked it up, noting that "those of us who have routinely skipped Diarrhea Planet shows because of the band’s name have been fucking up." See that performance after the jump as well.
* And finally, local country-rockin' dude Andrew Combs and his band recently played Music City Roots at Loveless Barn. Watch the boys perform "Emily" after the jump, and keep an eye out for a charming glance from British steel man Spencer Cullum Jr.