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 October, 2011
Ume, Fierce Bad Rabbit, & Radiation City: 3 bands that normally wouldn’t go together make for fun night
The RecordBar in Kansas City can feature some pretty diverse lineups, but the booking agent there must know what he’s doing because these lineups always work. Wednesday, the bar brought Ume, Fierce Bad Rabbit and Radiation City together for a genre-ranging show that carried the audience from gentle indie pop to blown out rock-and-roll.
While one may argue that teenage wangsting doesn’t really constitute a “saga” – no, not even if one of the teenagers is a vampire – Edward and Jacob fangirls (because who out there really is a fan of Bella? I mean, really?) across the country should be excited to hear that their favorite hunks of paranormal hotness are hitting the big screen even before the November 18th release of Breaking Dawn – Part 1.
Usually when music lovers show support for their favorite artist, they simply wear a t-shirt in support. But the fans of Deadmau5 take fandom to whole new level.
It started with a tweet on Monday – Nathan Fillion sent out a message that was sure to tantalize his loyal fanbase:
“Oh, it’s real. Very. Very. Real. muchadothemovie.com”
Some rumors have been spreading around that a Dark Knight Rises teaser would be attached to Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’s release and Wednesday, AMC confirmed these rumors.
Yellowcard releasing acoustic version of latest album; Stream acoustic When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes now
It was already a treat to have Yellowcard return to making music in 2011 with the release of When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes. Now Yellowcard has another treat for fans: an acoustic version of that entire album.
Even though its not quite Halloween, were skipping a holiday or two and getting in the Christmas Spirit in anticipation of A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. Coming to theaters on November 4th, you can guarantee that this 3D comedy will be all up in your face! The film takes place six years […]
The third installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise lives up to the standards set by the first two films in style, effects, performance and over all quality. Paranormal Activity creator/writer Oren Peli with directing duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (who brought us the must-see Catfish) put together a film that is, simply put, very well done. The way they are able to seamlessly tell a story via […]
For rock music lovers, it can be a bit difficult to explain what’s so entertaining about a band like Explosions in the Sky. “Instrumental rock? Like Bach and stuff?” This is a sadly common reaction I get when I recommend the Austin, Texas band Explosions in the Sky to people. No, symphony orchestras don’t have a monopoly on instrumental music; and yes, instrumental music can indeed “rock.” Even if people seem like they’re understanding the concept of instrumental rock, they’re still skeptical of how that can translate into an entertaining live show. Admittedly, there are plenty of instrumental rock bands that do have boring live shows or depend on lights to keep people entertained. But Explosions in the Sky live up to their name with an explosive and energetic live show that is a feast for eyes and ears.