dj shadow performed by a high-school band

September 23rd, 2005

Surprisingly awesome performance of DJ Shadow’s “Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt” and other songs by a high-school band. Download a short clip here, or the full thing here.

16 Responses to “dj shadow performed by a high-school band”

  1. Something tells methis jazz band teacher thinks he’s hot shit.

  2. read this will be from home anyway, so names will mean nothing. OK, right now i’m going to make a cup of tea. Tea is amazing. I never liked it but now I actually can’t get by without it. Good stuff. Especially with biscuits. Mmmm… I’ve just watchedthis

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  4. I stumbled across this today and loved it. It’s a high school band’s live performance of DJ Shadow’s “Building Steam With a Grain of Salt”. A great track being very nicely interpreted by a bunch of teen “band geeks”. ;-)Check it out.You’ll need windows media player. This made me smile and it’s not even 8am on a Monday yet.

  5. and forgettable. Not so. The Jimmy Cake is anything but. They’re (at least) a nine member band out of Dublin making improvisational rock with plenty of percussion and wind instruments that give the music a bit of an Irish flavor. Did you see thathigh school band performing DJ Shadow songs? Well imagine a similar band interpreting Beowulf with their instruments, or performing Mogwai songs. You’d come close to imagining the epic jamming of The Jimmy Cake. The Opposite of Addiction [MP3, 9.1MB, 128kbps]

  6. Ben says:

    Damn, that really *is* awesome.

  7. cauley says:

    That is the most awesomest band teacher ever!

  8. Jeff says:

    Seriously, what a great teacher. Those kids are lucky; a lot of schools don’t even *have* band anymore. And, technically speaking, what a great transcriber; most of it is easily digestible loops, but that drum break 1:50 in is pretty damn tricky.

  9. Billmund says:

    That was pretty amazing. I cant stop looking at the back of the leader’s trousers though…

  10. WILLYWEB says:

    I HAD A VISION OF A UTOPIAN HIGH SCHOOL FUTURE, WHERE BANDIES WERE NOT MOCKED. THEY RULED THE SCHOOL WITH AN IRON FIST. THE XYLOPHONE KID CRUSHED THE WHOLE FOOTBALL TEAM AT ONCE WITH SOMETHING CALLED THE TECHNIQUE OF FOUR-HAMMERS AND IRON WIND. I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE, AND IT IS UPON US……

  11. christopher says:

    I was pretty blown away. it was amazingly on point.

  12. dahveed says:

    sweet djeezus.

  13. dickhouse says:

    THANK GOD!!!! Good music being taught to the youth!!! KEEP IT GOING!!!!

  14. flute trousers says:

    nothing like this when i was at bandcamp.

  15. jumpnswagger says:

    INTRODUCING….my favorite high school band video ever!!! I would have cherished my geekitude, had there been a band teacher that ventured half as far into the underbelly of music as this bouncey chap. Well done, keep it up…

  16. Matt says:

    Incredible.