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Music Video Week in Review 4/1/12 - Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and more!

Written by Nightfly on Monday, April 09 2012 and posted in Features

Nightfly lists his preferred picks among last week's newly released music videos.

Chasing The Matrix:
Music Video Week in Review  (week of 4/1/12)

This week's WiR entry starts off with more Katy Perry love, a glimpse inside Kip Moore's recording process, a live Spring Break performance from Carly Rae Jepsen and an interesting video short I thought belonged out-of-competition.
But before jumping into the fun I thought I'd share a link to The Daily Mirror's newly released list of what they consider the Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos EVER! I'm sure we'd all have different lists and I don't necessarily agree with theirs still I figured it was interesting enough to share - plus, sexy videos, duh. This edition also features two three-way ties for Favorite Video of the Week and Runner Up.

Country artist Kip Moore's been posting a "Get to Know Kip Moore" webseries over at CMT I (surprisingly) only learned of last week. His most recent webisode titled, "Recording the Album," hit the web last Monday. Watch Episode Four here and catch all the way up by screening the first three webisodes here.

Drummers and music fans in general can likely appreciate the new multi-part webseries spotlghting the Vic Firth Factory Tour. The most recent part (as of this writing) is its seventeenth but my favorite entry was episode sixteen. You can start the series with its first chapter here or introduce yourself to the series with Part 16 like I (inadvertently) did. Numerous world-famous drummers (of multiple musical styles) appear interviewed in each webisode along the way.

This intriguing video from last week was, imo, unique enough - if only for its use of nudity - to deserve highlighting here separate and apart from the rest. The track, titled "Technology" by Destructo, can be viewed unedited here (NSFW). It's definitely a steely cold story 'chasing The Matrix.'

Katy Perry released a (20min) BTS Making Of her latest video "Part of Me" last week as well as a trailer for her upcoming 3D film by the same name. Watch both new videos below.

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Katy Perry, MTV Shows

* Learn more here.

Pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen recently performed her hit single "Call Me Maybe" Live for MTV's Spring Break party and the clip hit the web last Wednesday. Since I dig the song I've watched the (below) clip a lot so I couldn't not share it with you all, enjoy.

It begins  (in alphabetical order, except for the winners)....
* Warning: videos below may contain mature content not suitable for all ages *

"The Alphabeat" by David Guetta  {posted 4/2 via VEVO}

"Beez In The Trap" by Nicki Minaj (ft. 2 Chainz)  {posted 4/6 via VEVO}  [TV-MA; NSFW]

"Blood For Poppies" by Garbage  {posted 4/4 via VEVO Premieres}

"Bullsh*t Rap" by Nitty Scott MC
  {posted 4/3 via YouTube}

"Child Soldier" by Shaun Boothe  {posted 4/2 via YouTube}

"Crazy Clown Time" by David Lynch  {posted 4/2 via YouTube}  [TV-MA; NSFW]

* Read about it here.

"Dance Again" by Jennifer Lopez (ft. Pitbull)  {posted 4/5 via VEVO}

"Fire Escape" by Civil Twilight  {posted via VEVO Premieres}
* Read about it and watch its BTS video here.

"Forevermore" by David Archuleta  {posted 4/1 via YouTube}
* Read about it here.

"HYFR (Hell Ya F*ckin' Right)" by Drake (feat. Lil' Wayne)  {posted 4/6 via Vimeo}  [TV-MA; NSFW]

"Keep Your Eyes Open" by Need to Breathe  {posted 4/2 via MTV}
* Read about it here and watch them perform the song live on Jimmy Kimmel here.

Jennifer Lopez

Fave *New* Video(s) of the Week: [3-way tie]
"Electric Rattlesnake" by Overkill  {posted 4/4 via YouTube}

* Read about it here.

"Give Your Heart a Break" by Demi Lovato  {posted 4/3 via VEVO Premieres}

* Read about it here.

"I'm the One That's Cool" by The Guild  (Dir. by Jed Whedon)  {posted 4/2 via G&S}

Runners Up: [3-way tie]
"Greyhound" (Live From The 2012 Masquerade Motel) by Swedish House Mafia  {posted 4/5 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"Happy Pills" by Norah Jones  {posted 4/5 via VH1}
* Read about it here.

"Out of the Game" by Rufus Wainwright  (Starring Helena Bonham Carter)  {posted 4/3 via VEVO}

* Read about it here.

Musical GetGlue stickers I unlocked and/or noticed last week include ones for Paul Simon's Under African Skies, Blake Shelton's "Ready To Roll," Dev's "In The Dark," Josh Kelley's album Georgia Clay and one for VH1's "You Oughtta Know" featured artist and VEVO's most recent "Lift" artist Graffiti6's hit single "Free."

Andrew Charles

"Live Like We're Dying" by Kris Allen  {posted 4/4 via VEVO}

"No Reflection" by Marilyn Manson  {posted 4/4 via VEVO Premieres}

"Out of the Blue" by Sub Focus (ft. Alice Gold)  {posted via VEVO Premieres}

"Perfect World" by Gossip  {posted 4/5 via VEVO Premieres}

"R.I.P." by Rita Ora (ft. Tinie Tempah)  {posted 4/4 via VEVO Premieres}

* Meet Rita Ora in VEVO's latest Lift UK clip here.

"Sitting on Top of the World" by Delta Goodrem  {posted 4/5 via YouTube}

* Read about it here.

"Sixteen Saltines" by Jack White  {posted 4/5 via VEVO Premieres}

* Read about it here.

"Stay" by Mayday Parade  {posted 4/4 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"Take Care" by Drake (ft. Rihanna)  {posted 4/6 via Vimeo}


"Vow" by Super Prime {posted 4/4 via MTV}
* Read about it here.

"You Still Got It" by Darryl Worley  {posted 4/4 via CMT}

Late Pass Zone

"Ódiame" by Los Tres Reyes  {posted 3/27 via Smithsonian}

* Thanks to Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin for alerting me to the Smithsonian's video page.

"Omega" by Malefice  (Benfitting The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research, UK)  {posted 3/27 via YouTube}
* Read about it here.

"The Same Way" by Ali & Christina (In Memory of Jacob Mortensen)  {posted 3/27 via YouTube}

* Read about it here.

"Skyscrapers" by OK Go  {posted 3/29 via YouTube}

"Tomorrow" by Niki & The Dove  {posted 3/29 via VEVO Premieres}

Bonus Videos:

Closing out this column are a couple of videos engaging to me for different reasons. First up is an interview clip including a live performance by (talented mutual twitter follower) Thomas Ian Nicholas playing his original song, "My Generation," from the American Reunion soundtrack (presently downloadable here).
And finally, thanks to PBS recently spotlighting it, a 1974 short film featuring Dizzy Gillespie's music and voice titled, Voyage to Next (by Faith & John Hubley), crossed my attention last week which you can see and read about here.

"My Generation" (Live Acoustic Version + Interview with Tara Reid) by Thomas Ian Nicholas  {posted 4/2 via YHN}

Voyage to Next by Faith & John Hubley (Featuring Dizzy Gillespie) (1974)

Thanks as always for joining the chase, I trust something here captured your interest, if not, please consider looking through one of my other two columns here at The Outhouse. Have a Great Week ahead & Keep Your Groove On!

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About the Author - Nightfly

A proud member of NBCUniversal's and A+E Television Networks’ Digital Media Teams, Nightfly routinely interviews producers, creators and stars of various network programs and films with a concentrated emphasis on the Syfy channel. Formally educated in Communications, Computer Science and Music, his résumé reflects more than a decade broadcasting in the fields of television and radio. With pieces routinely published at ScreenFad and Press Pass L.A., his primary areas of interest include TV, film, music, web series, comic books, fashion, pen 'n paper RPG gaming as well as various other pop-culture topics. An avid Twitter user, Nightfly supports the arts, the entertainment community, numerous charities and crowdfunding projects through his journalistic netizenship and non-partisan, multicultural-centric activism.

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