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 July, 2012
Alright, multi-instrumentalist Ray Suen. It’s official. I’m jealous of you. First you got to perform as part of The Killers’ band and now you’re touring for Childish Gambino. One person should not be allowed to have that much awesome to himself. It’s not fair! But despite all my envy, I’m also really impressed. You see, The Killers, as an alternative rock group, do not really have anything in common with a rap/hip hop artist, but just by your presence, you’re a reminder that Childish Gambino is not your normal rap/hip hop act. It’s because of Childish Gambino’s unusualness that this indie rock fan found herself at a concert a little outside of my usual genre…and Childish Gambino’s sold out Beaumont Club show was worth stepping outside of my box.
“TDKR” composer Hans Zimmer has found a unique way to contribute to those affected by the theater shooting in Aurora. He wrote a new piece called “Aurora” and dedicated it to those who lost their lives or were affected by the tragedy. The song can be purchased and downloaded by a pay what you want donation starting at 10 cents.
Big news: Joss Whedon’s web musical extravaganza, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” is coming to network tv. That’s right, you’ll be able to watch the quirky hit from a bigger screen than your computer monitor. The CW will air the show Tuesday, October 9, at 9/8 CDT.
Generally, video games turned into film adaptations tend not to work that well, but we really enjoyed the first “Silent Hill” movie and have high hopes for the sequel…especially since it stars our beloved Jon Snow…err Kit Harrington. Plus, the trailer for “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” looks pretty awesome. Check it out below.
Making a movie with a wide variety of personalities can be a dangerous proposition. If it works out, you could have something like “Ocean’s Eleven” where the pieces are all complimentary. If it doesn’t, you could have something like “Grown Ups” where all of the actors step on each other’s toes. Thankfully, “The Watch” pulls off a good balance.
The Killers are full out embracing epic, anthem-like classic rock with their new single “Runaways” and the new music video perfectly matches that sound.
David Mitchell’s ambitious novel, “Cloud Atlas” has been adapted for the big screen and the first trailer has just been released. The exquisite teaser runs close to 6 minutes (the film is about three hours).
Here’s a fun promotion that’s anti-promotion. Actors Nick Offerman (best known as Ron Swanson), Megan Mullaly and Alison Brie are smoking together and in between hits, they’re talking about what marketing may or may not let them do to promote the new film “Somebody Up There Likes Me.”