Kick Ass opens in theaters across America on Friday, and this month’s issue of Death + Taxes features Christopher Mintz-Plasse and his co-star Clark Duke in an exclusive cover story and interview. Make the jump for the story by D+T Managing Editor Isaac Lekach, and for some quick verbal punches between the superstars who would [...]
Supergroup Monsters Of Folk (Conor Oberst, Jim James, M Ward and Mike Mogis) held a contest for fans to make a music video for their song “Dear God.” Loads were made. Some great, some not so great–but of course, the best prevailed. The boys chose filmmakers Kathleen Bryson and Nele Hecht’s effort. Watch it here [...]
“One need not listen to Silent League music for very long to come to the conclusion that we are huge fans of Electric Light Orchestra,” explains the band’s singer Justin Russo of their brand of pop. It’s true. The galactic love story detailed in “Yours Truly, 2095” off their third album …But You’ve Always Been [...]
We’ve got some tickets to give away for Lovvers’ show at the Echo in Los Angeles on March 10th (Wednesday). All you have to do is click here and enter to win. Boom! It’s that easy. Local homies Abe Vigoda and The Black Apples will join the UK rockers. 8$ advance, 10$ at the door–but [...]
On March 23rd, Polyvinyl will release Love Is All’s new record Two Thousand And Ten Injuries. The lovely Swedes will be touring North America immediately following the release of their album. For a list of the tour dates please click after the jump. And do click here to see their new video for the song [...]
Twitterer @shitmydadsays has apparently inked a deal with CBS to bring his father’s quips to the boob tube. Not only that–but William Shatner will allegedly star in it. If you haven’t been following the tweets, you should still be able to deduce what you’re in for based on the handle alone. Not that we have [...]
Click here to watch a music video that gives a whole new meaning to getting a number at the deli. It’s for the song “Hustle” off Tunng’s forthcoming …And Then We Saw Land. The record, the band’s fourth, will be released via Thrill Jockey on April 6th. Click here for more info.
Los Angeles’ laptop wizard Bobby Birdman recently released his highly enjoyable new record New Moods on Fryk Beat records. His press release says the album will “Change your world.” We’d never make Zach Braff-like promises, but we do think it’s pretty freakin’ good. Click here to watch his new video for “You’d Be Surprised,” which [...]
Saturday Night Live and Bored To Death‘s Jenny Slate will be appearing on stage tomorrow night at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles. Slate’s show, entitled Jenny Slate: Dead Millionaire, is described on the UCB site as a “one lady show” set at her funeral. We’re not sure exactly what to expect, but [...]
Here’s a photo photographer (and D+T contributor) Jeremy Weiss just sent us. He took on his cell phone while setting up for THIS Los Angeles’ first opening. We’re not sure, but we believe one of the people in the frame is Weiss’s wife and collaborator Claire. The collective, of which the Weisses are affiliated with, [...]
The comedy duo known as ThunderAnt star in St. Vincent’s new video for “Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood.” ThunderAnt is Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney and SNL‘s Fred Armisen. Watch them creep Ms. Annie Clark here and watch their other bits here.
Where’s my Chippy? Hot Chip are playing a Myspace Secret show in NYC this Friday. Click here for more details. DFA’s Free Energy will open.
While most of you have already downloaded it illegally, someone of you haven’t yet heard Odd Blood. This post is for you. Click here to stream Yeasayer’s new record in its entirety. Also, follow that link to peep the dates to their insanely long tour. And in completely unrelated news, click here to see a [...]
Click here to watch the new video from Acrylics. It’s for the song “Molly’s Vertigo.” The band, signed to Grizzly Bear Chris Taylor’s Terrible Records, is playing Brooklyn Bowl this Friday with Tanlines go check ‘em out. Click here for details.
Stuart A. Staples and his Tindersticks have been around for a while, since 1993. Falling Down A Mountain is their eighth record. The album wont be released until February 16th–but you can enjoy a sneak peek here (if you only have time to listen to one song, listen to “Peanuts”–that’s my favorite). But if you [...]
Check out the latest from L.A.’s Slang Chickens here. The video for “Row My Boat” off their self-titled debut album was directed by Tristan Keller and stars Anthony Anzalone, whom you might recognize from his stint fronting the Record Collection band The Mean Reds. Slang Chickens have a few shows lined up, including one with [...]
We recommend following Myspace Secret Shows on Twitter (@secretshows). We have it on good authority that the details involving their next show will be revealed shortly. We know who’s playing it–but that’s cos we’re special. All we’re allowed to say is that it’ll take place in NYC. Get on the Twitter train to get your [...]
We’ve waited a long time for Lali Puna to release new music. It’s been five years to be exact. All I can say is, at least was worth it. Check out the track “Remember” off the forthcoming Our Inventions here for proof! For those unfamiliar, Lali Puna is comprised of Valerie Trebeljahr and members of [...]
Click here to watch the preview of Blood Into Wine. The film documents Tool singer Maynard James Keenan’s foray into the wine biz. Tim & Eric, Milla Jovovich, Patton Oswalt, and a few wine snobs also appear. Looks pretty interesting. At the very least, it’ll definitely be more riveting than the Chris Pine-starring wine flick [...]
Our good friends and contributors Jeremy & Claire Weiss started a new site with some friends (Dan Monik, Justin Van Hoy, and Aaron Farley). It’s called THIS, Los Angeles. They describe it as a communal gallery space, which serves as “a venue for artists to speak about their work, to interact with their audience and [...]