Archive for May, 2012

Heartless Bastards keep it simple at Granada

Heartless Bastards keep it simple at Granada

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heartless Bastards aren’t into anything super-fancy. The Bastards play straight-ahead, rootsy rock with some especially prominent folk influences – nothing more, nothing less. On Tuesday night at the Granada, that was what concert goers got from their stage show, too: a rock band playing its songs, without anything resembling bells or whistles.

Luckily for the Cincinnati-originated band, they’re good enough players that they can keep a crowd interested without much visual showmanship.

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Austin’s Driver Friendly takes on Tom Hanks’ iconic roles in new video for ‘Messidona’

Austin’s Driver Friendly takes on Tom Hanks’ iconic roles in new video for ‘Messidona’

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Driver Friendly’s new video for “Messidona” shows the band channeling their inner Tom Hanks. In this catchy tune, the band takes on the actor’s roles from classic films such as Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Saving Private Ryan and more. Watch “Messidona” and see how many Tom Hanks films you can recognize.

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Watch the new trailer for ‘Les Miserables’ musical film adaptation

Watch the new trailer for ‘Les Miserables’ musical film adaptation

| May 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The popular stage musical “Les Misérables” based on the Victor Hugo story is returning to the big screen with a new adaptation featuring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and more big name stars. The trailer shows some clips from the story set to the iconic song, “I Dreamed a Dream” as sung by Anne Hathaway’s character, Fantine.

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Best Coast with JEFF the Brotherhood at The Granada in Lawrence, KS

Best Coast with JEFF the Brotherhood at The Granada in Lawrence, KS

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The southern Californian lo-fi band Best Coast played The Granada in Lawrence, KS on Sunday night, with Nashville’s JEFF the Brotherhood as their openers.  For a Sunday night, the show was rather packed. JEFF opened the show with a beyond stellar set, almost making you wish they were the headlining band. Jake Orrall with his three-stringed guitar […]

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Believe in ‘Sound of My Voice’

Believe in ‘Sound of My Voice’

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Why do people join cults? What is so entrancing about them that people not only join them, but are willing to die for their cult beliefs? The new indie film “Sound of My Voice” explores these questions, and by the end you might even be ready to sip the kool-aid.

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‘Men in Black 3′ expectations and impressions

‘Men in Black 3′ expectations and impressions

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

For my eleventh birthday my parents took me and a few of my friends to see what promised to be one of the coolest films of all time, Men in Black. Will Smith was at his climb to an all time high having just released another scifi action film Independence Day the year before, and […]

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‘Men In Black III’ journeys back in time and recovers its charm

‘Men In Black III’ journeys back in time and recovers its charm

| May 25, 2012 | 3 Comments

“Men In Black II” was a bland disaster that missed out on all the things that made “Men In Black” such a blast in the first place. The big question with the release of “Men In Black III” is if this film would be able to return audiences to the charm of the first one or if it would get stuck in the muddy mess of the second one. “Men In Black III” journeys back in time and along the way it does recover its original charm; however it’s a bit of a bumpy journey.

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DVD Review: Teen Wolf – Season 1

DVD Review: Teen Wolf – Season 1

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Show Review  Loosely based on a Michael J. Fox film, “Teen Wolf” is about a high schooler that gets turned into a werewolf and has to deal with the struggles of keeping up with a normal high school life while dealing with his beastly changes. His comical best friend, Stiles, is in on his secret […]

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Stream Yeasayer’s ‘Henrietta’ off new album, Fragrant World

Stream Yeasayer’s ‘Henrietta’ off new album, Fragrant World

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a surprise fan treat, Yeasayer has released a new track, “Henrietta,” to all fans signed up for their mailing list; they even sent out surprise physical copies to a few random fans. Now, the general public can also hear the new tune.

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Austin City Limits announces lineup; already sells out

Austin City Limits announces lineup; already sells out

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

2012 festival favorites Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Jack White, Florence+the Machine and more join the 130+ artist bill.

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