Editors' Picks: Holiday Edition

Nicole: My number one Christmas classic is the tale of unrequited love and wintry blues: "Blue Christmas," penned in 1948 by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, but made famous by the King in 1957. Over the years, many have done the melodramatic country ballad justice (The Beach Boys), and a few have provided renditions that I could do without (read: Kelly Clarkson or Michael Bublé). I've provided two of my favorite versions: one being a television performance of Elvis with Martina McBride — the duet could be seamlessly imitated by an country/indie pair like Conor Oberst and Jenny Lewis. [...]

Videos: Paul McCartney performs with Kronos Quartet, delivers a winning set at Outside Lands 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK2cvkoUk1U Paul McCartney delivered the goods to a rapturous Outside Lands crowd on Friday night. Here are four videos (shot by our Roman Gokhman) from McCartney's set, including a performance of "Yesterday" with the Kronos Quartet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7JLBD3ZY_Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycDpXDw4t0c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCIXkp5uiK8

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