For electronic dance music to work in a concert setting – as a live spectacle that you would actually pay concert prices to see – the bar, in my mind, is pretty high. You need good mixes and well-wrung beats, sure, but the music can’t stand on its own – especially seeing as it’s […]
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)
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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Between the Concrete & Clouds Tour: O Giant Man, White Girl, The Features and Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band
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 […]
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, […]
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.