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September 25, 2008

{Eagle Rock Music Festival}

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Eagle Rock Festival Music Festival in L.A. is FREE!

The annual Eagle Rock Music Festival has announced the lineup icluding: Crystal Antlers, Mika Miko, and (one of our favs) Earlimart.

The fest will go down on October 4th from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

For a full list of the lineup an more info visit the official Eagle Rock Music Festival Site.

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{Wilco & Fleet Foxes}

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Wilco & Fleet Foxes offer up a Free Bob Dylan Cover!

In these political times Wilco and Fleet Foxes are giving away a free Mp3 of their cover of Bob Dylan's “I Shall Be Released".

In order to get the Mp3 you must pledge to vote and submit your e-mail address. There’s also a link to register to Vote as well as donate to Feeding America.

Get the download Right Here

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{Revolutionary Road}

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite in an interesting domestic drama that will undoubtedly be in the Oscar run!

The first trailer for Revolutionary Road recently popped up online and it looks quite impressive. The 1950's-set romance/drama is directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead), and is based on a book of the same name written by Richard Yates.

Paramount Pictures is debuting Revolutionary Road in limited theaters on December 26th later this year.

View the Trailer (courtesy of Slash Film) Right Here

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{Rock and Roll Means Well Tour}

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I recently purchase to tix to see The Hold Steady on their Rock & Roll Means Well Tour with Drive-By Truckers and after briefing through their catalogue of songs I am realizing that I quite enjoy some of Drive-By Truckers quieter moments.

The Hold Steady recently performed on Pitchfork's Don't Look Down series. View the video Here or Right Here...



Here's a couple of classic rockers from their debut album titled The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me...

"Barfruit Blues"

"Most People Are DJ's"

Purchase The Hold Steady's albums Right Here

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Here's a couple of my fav Drive-By Trucker tunes...

"World of Hurt"

"Daddy Needs A Drink"

Purchase Drive-By Truckers albums Right Here

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{The Lucky Ones}

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A road trip movie about three U.S. soldiers returning home...sounds interesting enough!

Five years into the invasion of Iraq war-related movies have often proved disappointments, even last year's wonderful film In the Valley of Elah was not considered a success. The Lucky Ones, however is a different kind of story. When three soldiers find themselves on an unplanned road trip across America they form a deep bond that may be the closest thing any of them has to real family. This humorous drama stars Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Wedding Crashers), Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) and Michael Peña (Crash, World Trade Center), and is directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist).

Speaking of war films Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna also opens this weekend!

The Lucky Ones opens in select theaters tomorrow (Sept. 26th).

View the Trailer Right Here

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September 18, 2008

{It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia}

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A new season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia begins tonight on FX!

I've viewed all the past seasons over the summer and I've been anxiously waiting for the funniest show on the telly to return.

Buy Seasons 1 and 2 (sold together), or the recently released Season 3, or just play around on the official It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Site

Checkout the Season 4 Trailer right here...



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{Snow Patrol}

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New Snow Patrol song surfaces online!

Snow Patrol's forthcoming album titled A Hundred Million Suns is due out October 27th. The lead single "Take Back the City" is now streaming on the bands site, as well as their myspace page.

I'm excited to hear this album seeing as their 2006 Eyes Open album was one of my favorite albums of the year.

Have a listen to "Take Back the City" Here or Here

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September 16, 2008

{Herman Dune}

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The lovely folks at CitySlang have released a free download from the forthcoming Herman Dune album!

The track is called "My Home Is Nowhere Without You", the album is titled Next Year In Zion.

“It’s the first album that I write while I am happy,” says songwriter and vocalist David-Ivar. “I used to think I needed to be a little sad, or at least melancholic to write, this one proved me wrong”

On the recording, Herman Dune expand the core duo to include their extended family of female backing vocalists The Babyskins, The John Natchez Bourbon Horn players (on loan from Beirut and Arcade Fire) and guitar virtuoso Dave Tattersall (of UK band The Wave Pictures).

Have a listen...

"My Home is Nowhere Without You"

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{Slacker Uprising}

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What's that you say...a new Michael Moore documentary for free!!!

Michael Moore plans to release his forthcoming documentary Slacker Uprising exclusively on the Internet for free. Slacker Uprising is a documentary about Moore's tour through swing states during the 2004 US presidential elections to rally young voters.

The download will be available on BlipTv.com for three weeks on September 23rd. A DVD will be released on October 7th through Amazon.com and NetFlix.

View the Trailer Right Here or Here...



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{The Dears}

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A new track from The Dears has surfaced online!

The Dears are se to release their forthcoming album Missles. The album is set for a October 21st release via Dangerbird Records.

In addition to the new album The Dears have also announced plans to be re-issue 2003’s No Cities Left on August 12th along with a number of North American tour dates.

Here's the tour dates:

09/30 - Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Room
10/01 - Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
10/02 - Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
10/09 - Toronto, ON @ Music Gallery
10/10 - Toronto, ON @ Music Gallery
10/16 - London, UK @ Porchester Hall
10/21 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/22 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells
10/23 - New York, NY @ CMJ Music Marathon
10/24 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/25 - Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre
10/27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
10/28 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
10/30 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
11/01 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
11/03 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/05 - Portland, OR @ Berbati’s
11/06 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
11/21 - The Hague @ Crossing Border Festival

Have a listen...

"Money Babies"

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September 11, 2008

{Bob Dylan}

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Previously unreleased Bob Dylan tune surfaces!!

"Dreamin' of You" is a previously unreleased tune that will be included in the Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series that is due to release next month. The video for the track, which features Harry Dean Stanton is now streaming on Amazon.

Watch the video for "Dreamin' of You" Amazon

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{Take Out}

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I recently caught a trailer for this forthcoming indie film from Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou, who make their feature debut as writer/directors with the documentary-style drama titled Take Out.

Korean-American actor Charles Jang stars as Ming Ding, a Chinese illegal immigrant struggling to make ends meet working as a deliveryman at a take-out restaurant with a smuggling debt with one day to pay up.

Take Out opens June 6th in select theaters.

view the Trailer Right Here or Here
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{The Cure}

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The Cure sound like The Cure of yesteryear? Well, at least on "The Only One" they do!

The Cure released four singles over the past four months; “Perfect Boy”, “Sleep When I’m Dead”, “Freakshow” and “The Only One". The band will release the Hypnagogic States EP on September 16th, which will offer remixes of these four songs with proceeds from the EP going to the Red Cross.

You can stream the excellent track "The Only One" from The Cure's MySpace

Here's the video for one my all-time favorite tunes by The Cure...



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{The Streets}

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The Streets are streaming seven songs from the forthcoming album Everything is Borrowed!

Awhile back the song "The Escapist" from The Streets forthcoming album Everything Is Borrowed went up online (Get the download courtesy of Punkreas).

Here's the video for "The Escapist"...



Then "Everything is Borrowed" (once again courtesy of Punkreas)

Now you can listen to seven tracks from Everything is Borrowed from The Streets MySpace

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September 09, 2008

{Girl Cut in Two}

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Here's one film that I'm sure to see when it opens at a theaters near me!

Acclaimed French director Claude Chabrol returns with the seductive and suspensful film A Girl Cut in Two. The story centers around Gabrielle Deneige (Ludivine Sagnier of Swimming Pool) as an ambitious TV weather girl torn between her love of a distinguished author (Francois Berléand) and the attentions of a potentially unstable young suitor (Benoit Magimel).

Currently Girl Cut in Two is screening at various film festivals around the globe with no official release date. You'll know more when we do.

view the Trailer Right Here

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{Basement Jaxx}

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Basement Jaxx...still one the best groups making dance music!

Tracks from the new Basement Jaxx EP recently surfaced online. which you can buy here and one of the tracks digitally here.

You can stream the excellent track "My Turn" (featuring Lightspeed Champion's Devonte Hynes) and also "War" from Basement Jaxx's MySpace or you can get the download for "My Turn" courtesy of These Rocks Pop or "War" courtesy of Fuck You on Friday

Here's the video for the classic Basemnet Jaxx tune "Rendez Vous"...



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{Mountain Goats & Kaki King}

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According to the official Mountain Goats website, John Darnielle is going to be using Radiohead’s pay-what-you-want approach for his forthcoming EP with Kaki King titled Last Happy Night of Your Life.

From Darnielle:

"The downloads will be open to everybody, with no hoops to jump through, though there will also be several options available for those who want to pay me for my work, since part of the point of the exercise is to see whether that’s a viable route for smaller-potatoes-than-Radiohead dudes like me".

The EP will also be available physically as a double-7-inch limited to 666 lucky fans who catch him on tour.

For now I've had the video game-referencing tune "Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is in Another Castle" on constant rotation. Get the download (courtesy of Stereogum) Right Here

Here's the tour dates:

09.14.08 - Dorset, England - End of the Road Festival
09.15.08 - London, England - ULU
10.13.08 - Chicago, IL - Park West
10.14.08 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
10.15.08 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
10.17.08 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10.18.08 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10.20.08 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
10.21.08 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10.23.08 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10.24.08 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
10.25.08 - Los Angeles CA - Troubadour
10.26.08 - Los Angeles CA - Troubadour
10.28.08 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern
10.29.08 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
10.31.08 - Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
11.01.08 - Austin, TX - Antone’s
11.02.08 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
11.03.08 - New Orleans, LA - Republic
11.05.08 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat’s Cradle
11.06.08 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11.07.08 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
11.08.08 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11.09.08 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

Here's a clip of Mountain Goats performing the classic "No Children" (with audience singing along)...



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{The Good, The Bad, and The Weird}

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The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is a Korean spaghetti western that received rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival!

The film does not has a US distributor yet, although I'm hoping that after screenings at various Film Festivals the film will pick up a US distributor soon.

view the Trailer Right Here...



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{The Kooks}

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The Kooks covered MGMT’s "Kids" on Australia’s JJJ radio!

Get the download Here

Hear more from The Kooks MySpace

The Kooks are on tour now. Get a look at their tour dates Right Here

Purchase The Kooks albums Right Here

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{Langhorne Slim}

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If you like wood and axes, and people made out of wood, carrying axes, but in a totally adorable way, then you should check out Langhorne Slim's new video for the song "Restless".

The song "Restless" is from Langhorne Slim's recently released sophmore self-titled album, which is poised to be one of my year end favs

View the video for "Restless" Right Here

Download the track...

"Restless"

Here's another highlight...

"Rebel Side of Heaven"

Purchase Langhorne Slim's albums Right Here

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{The Hold Steady}

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Do I really need a reason to post about The Hold Steady? I thought not, but I did recently purchase to tix to see them on their Rock & Roll Means Well Tour with Drive-By Truckers so they are fresh in my head.

\The Hold Steady recently performed on Pitchfork's Don't Look Down series. View the video Here or Right Here...



Here's a couple of classic rockers from their debut album titled The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me...

"Barfruit Blues"

"Most People Are DJ's"

Purchase The Hold Steady's albums Right Here

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September 02, 2008

{Zack and Miri Make A Porno}

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A Red Band Trailer for Zack and Miri Make A Porno has recently popped up online!

The story centers around lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri, who look to solve their respective cashflow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought. The film is written by Kevin Smith and stars Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Traci Lords, and Jason Mewes.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno hits theaters on October 31st.

view the Red Band Trailer courtesy of Cinematical (Warning this trailer contains material that may not be suitable for those under 18) Right Here

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