At long last, Janelle Monae seems to finally be getting the attention that she deserves. Hot off an SNL performance, the singer brought her sci-fi thematic show back to her hometown of Kansas City.
Archive for May, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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.
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 […]
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.
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.