It was hard not to be completely in love with Sia when I left Terminal 5 last night. The Australian chanteuse entertained folks for an hour and a half at her NY stop from her ‘We Meaning You’ tour with her carefully crafted set list of classic heartwarming standards and dance pop ditties. In support [...]
When it was announced that Robert Rodriquez was going to turn his faux trailer “Machete” for “Grindhouse” into a full length flick, I nearly lost my mind. If there is something Rodriquez excels at its his commitment to bringing back the tacky and graphic B-films of the 1970′s, filled to the high heavens with D-List [...]
One word comes to mind when I think of Conan O’Brien after the late night debacle and that’s classy. While the one-time employee of NBC had to sign a non-defamatory agreement when he left NBC this year, I would assume his discussion about his previous employers and Jay Leno would remain respectful even if he [...]
Wowza! When M.I.A. was discussing her evolution a few weeks ago, she wasn’t lying. The new single ‘Born Free‘, which was leaked last week is much more Liars than her typical catchy Summer ‘Paper Planes‘ style jams. D+T posted a link for the latest single from her upcoming album last week, but it has since [...]
If you just got an email letting you know that Nudedragons was playing an impromptu show tonight in Seattle, WA then you are: sad you do not live in Seattle or its neighboring towns AND a fan of grunge rock gods Soundgarden. The band who along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and a handful of others [...]
It didn’t take long for bands, and more importantly record labels, to harness the power of Twitter. As we saw with MySpace a few years back, it seems that if you aren’t on Twitter, you don’t matter -at least in a marketing capacity. Newbies to the rock world, like MGMT and celebrated folks, like Echo [...]
Yes, you read that correctly. I want to help the $32 Million “average joe” pick out the book cover for his latest thriller. The partiot every man talk show host will soon add political thriller novelist to his many titles with his upcoming book, titled ‘The Overton Window‘. And he needs YOU!
Tina Fey brought it once again while hosting “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. And as expected, she revisited her nearly perfect impression of former Governor Sarah Palin with one of the funnier sketches of the season, ‘The Sarah Palin Network’. From poking fun at the Tea Party folks to the idea of ‘Gotcha Journalism’, [...]
Malcolm McLaren, former manager of the Sex Pistols and punk impresario, passed away this morning at age 64. McLaren died from complications from cancer, which he had been battling for years, at a New York area hospital.
Great Job! Adult Swim has managed to score Academy Award nominated John C. Reilly full-time. Well, as much as 10 minute comedy program can dictate full time. The skilled contributor to the acid heavy “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” will finally get his own spin-off, “Check it Out with Dr. Steve Brule”.
Did you wake up to the random news of friends’ engagements, announcements of pregnancies and attempted to sign into Topeka ? Well you know that means – APRIL FOOLS’ DAY folks.
Seriously, Hollywood why are you trying to remake all of Goldie Hawn’s classic movies? Last week, it was announced that J.Lo will stink up star in an updated version of the 1980′s classic Overboard. And now it seems that wasn’t enough, as today it was announced that NewLine/Warner Bros. are set to remake of Private [...]
Last week, I had the chance to sit down with Michel Gondry, acclaimed director and mind-blowing extraordinaire, to discuss his most recent works, Thorn in the Heart and The Green Hornet. While the family based documentary and super hero action film couldn’t be any more different than each other, Gondry seems to approach all of [...]
Last night, the sad news of the passing of Alex Chilton flooded the internet via various memorial tweets and blog tributes. Chilton passed away at the age of 59 at a New Orleans hospital, reportedly of a heart attack. The musician is best known for his lead role in Big Star, who was supposed to [...]
I can always get behind a bashing on Damien Hirst. Recently, Morrissey interviewed his close friend and visual artist Linder Sterling for INTERVIEW magazine and the two discussed the abhorrent usage of dead animals in Hirst’s artwork. As a fellow vegetarian, I can understand what prompted Morrissey to lash out at Hirst.
Whatever you may think about OK Go, you have to give them credit for continuously bringing it with their music videos. I am convinced that if MTV was functioning like it did back in the 90′s, they would be one of the biggest bands in America if only in part due to their clever music [...]
Today, Oprah will air her highly anticipated interview with celebrated film critic and journalist Roger Ebert. The man who is synonymous with film criticism in America has become a hero to many recently thanks to his insightful film critiques, helpfulness with fellow journalists, prolific Twitter account and his Esquire profile. The magazine published a brilliant [...]
The video for “Stylo”, the first single off of the Gorillaz soon to be released “Plastic Beach”, is full of pissed off cartoons, crazy Tarantino style car chases, as well as the always amazing Bruce Willis. Seems it isn’t a music video nowadays without at least one celebrity cameo. While I personally don’t love the [...]
Natalie Portman is not new to stoner humor, so I am super stoked to see what she does with “Best Buds”. The project, which Portman will star in, as well as produce, is set around a weed-infused road trip between three best friends. The girls set off to San Diego to bond and refuel before [...]
How do you grab attention for your music video in 2010? Invite a handful of celebrities to do cameos in it. The video for “Giving Up the Gun”, the second single off of Vampire Weekend’s Contra, has the band playing alongside a crazy tennis match up with a powerful redhead and a host of famous [...]