Entries from March 2011

20 years since the release of Slint’s Spiderland

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on 20 years since the release of Slint’s Spiderland

This 33 1/3 by Scott Tennent is a great read.

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Neil Young Inducts Tom Waits into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

March 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Neil Young Inducts Tom Waits into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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David Lynch to Direct Duran Duran in Live Webcast

March 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on David Lynch to Direct Duran Duran in Live Webcast

In an unlikely pairing, David Lynch, the acclaimed director of Eraserehead, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive will join forces with Duran Duran, helming the controls for a live webcast of the band’s concert on March 23rd at 10pm to be held at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. The concert will be streamed via Duran […]

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STREAM: George Michael’s Version of New Order’s “True Faith”

March 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Well, at least it’s for charity. Michael drenches his voice in so much auto-tune it sounds like a bad joke. A really bad joke. Woof.

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Battles Preparing Gloss Drop for June

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Battles Preparing Gloss Drop for June

Battles has paired down to a three-piece, but the departure of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton hasn’t quashed my excitement for the new record, Gloss Drop, one bit. (That album title, by the way, is the win). In fact, as long as Ian Williams is on board, I’m on board. The new record is out June 7th […]

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VIDEO: The Strokes “Under Cover of Darkness”

March 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The new Strokes sounds like the old Strokes, which is definitely better than the last Strokes.

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George Michael to Cover New Order for Comic Relief

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on George Michael to Cover New Order for Comic Relief

George Michael is set to release a cover of New Order’s “True Faith” on March 13, 2011 to raise money for Comic Relief. Seems a bit of a left-field choice for Michael, but New Order’s (ex) own Peter Hook has given his slightly backhanded blessing, saying, “It blew me away when I heard it. Not […]

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Replacements Documentary Debuting at Florida Film Festival

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Replacements Documentary Debuting at Florida Film Festival

Hardcore Replacements fans are notoriously, well, crazy, and director Gorman Bechard is betting that even those mildly interested in The Replacements might want to see these fans flaunt their crazy in a long-awaited documentary entitled “Color Me Obsessed.” The film “about the only band that ever mattered” makes its premiere at the Gasparilla International Film […]

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VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Brick by Brick”

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Brick by Brick”

The first taste of Arctic Monkeys’ fourth LP has surfaced. With the album not due out until summer, the band seems to be getting a head start here. This first single, “Brick by Brick,” is yet another departure for the Sheffield quartet. After throwing fans for a loop on Humbug, their Josh Homme-produced exploration of […]

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