Archive for September, 2011

Starving for the next big craze? Try the ‘The Hunger Games’ (Spoiler-free look at the book behind the upcoming film)

Starving for the next big craze? Try the ‘The Hunger Games’ (Spoiler-free look at the book behind the upcoming film)

| September 30, 2011 | 1 Comments

You may find “The Hunger Games” in the “Young Adult” section of the bookstore (or more likely, your e-reader), but don’t be fooled – this is not your typical teen novel.

There’s no democracy, no food, and teenagers are forced to kill each other while everyone else watches. Not exactly sexy vampires, eh?

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Watch Army Navy’s handy take on love with “Ode to Janice Melt” video

Watch Army Navy’s handy take on love with “Ode to Janice Melt” video

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Army Navy’s new video for “Ode to Janice Melt” stars Parenthood’s Jason Ritter and the tune will have you happily humming along to lyrics about lobotomies and love in no time.

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2011 Honda Civic Tour brings humor, new music to the stage

2011 Honda Civic Tour brings humor, new music to the stage

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Each year, the Honda Civic Tour boasts some of the most popular and talented bands on its line-up and this year was no different. Although, this year’s line-up did boast something that many of the years lacked: a sense of humor. The Honda Civic Tour’s 2011 roster features Blink-182, My Chemical Romance and Matt & Kim and it’s hard to not to chuckle at Matt & Kim’s fun cover of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” or to laugh along at some of the ridiculous banter of Blink-182. In other words, if you’re heading out to this year’s showcase, be prepared to rock and smile.

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“D” Is For “Deux” to DC Comics: The New 52

“D” Is For “Deux” to DC Comics: The New 52

| September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Gadzooks! There is a shake up in the world of comics –DC Comics that is. The Warner Bros. subsidiary and comics giant revamped 52 of their premiere graphic novel series late August. All-time favorites: Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are all getting makeovers, all the way back […]

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Needtobreathe to play with Taylor Swift at Arrowhead in Kansas City

Needtobreathe to play with Taylor Swift at Arrowhead in Kansas City

| September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Love her or hate her, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of country and pop powerhouse Taylor Swift, who will be playing at Arrowhead Stadium this coming Saturday. However, you may not be familiar with her opener, Atlantic recording group Needtobreathe. Listen up, because this is a band you want to know.   Hailing from […]

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DVD & Blu-Ray Releases: Week of Sept. 19

DVD & Blu-Ray Releases: Week of Sept. 19

| September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a snapshot of some of this week’s anticipated DVD & Blu-Ray releases. Be sure to check for our Midcoast Review links to get our scoop on what we thought about the film.

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Between the Concrete & Clouds Tour: O Giant Man, White Girl, The Features and Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band

Between the Concrete & Clouds Tour: O Giant Man, White Girl, The Features and Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sunday night I danced in the most carefree way, wondered what Ferris Bueller was doing on stage, swore I saw a better version of Kings of Leon and watched one of my favorite musicians play in a parking lot. One concert. Okay. Locals O Giant Man opened Sunday night’s show at Record Bar, one of […]

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Thrice Major/Minor Album Review

Thrice Major/Minor Album Review

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

On September 20, Thrice will release “Major/Minor” on Vagrant Records, which to me, after my very first listen, makes perfect sense. It’s the one album that I believe is going to make sense of all the work that Thrice has done the last 13 or so years.

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Movie Review: Red State

Movie Review: Red State

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to review “Red State” without mentioning the unique way in which its director, Kevin Smith, has decided to release it. Smith made the movie independently, self-distributed it at road-show style screenings around the country, and has now released it as a VOD (Video On Demand). As a fan of Smith and his work, […]

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Kevin Devine performs encore acoustic parking lot set in Kansas City

Kevin Devine performs encore acoustic parking lot set in Kansas City

| September 14, 2011 | 1 Comments

Singer/songwriter Kevin Devine’s set at Kansas City’s Record Bar on September 11, 2011 got cut short by venue curfew laws. However, Kevin Devine still treated a small group of fans waiting outside the venue to a special acoustic encore. Kevin Devine performed about five acoustic songs in a parking lot in Kansas City and Midcoast Station caught it all on the video.

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