Posts Tagged ‘Music’

POLITIKS///BOB DYLAN PERFORMS “THE TIMES THEY ARE-A CHANGIN” FOR OBAMA AT THE WHITE HOUSE

February 18, 2010  |  Music, News, Politiks  |  Comments Off

Little mention's been made in the mainstrem media about the fact that OBAMA hosted a substantial night of music at the White House last week to commemorate the the Civil Rights Movement, that included BOB DYLAN performing "The Times They Are-a Changin" for a house full of bitterly warring politicians...

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MUSIC///SNEEK PEEK OF NEW MGMT LP COVER ART BY ANTHONY AUSGANG

February 17, 2010  |  art, Music, News  |  Comments Off

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MGMT goes psychedelic surfing with Ausgang...

Our old friend, psychedelic artist ANTHONY AUSGANG has been keeping a pretty low profile in recent years, so it was music to our ears when electro rockers MGMT released the cover art for the upcoming album, "Congratulations" featuring the ever trippy imagery of AA. The LP drops March 13th, it's just too bad you won't be getting a nice 12" cover with this art on it to stare at...

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MUSIC///MICHEL GONDRY’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR MIA DOI TODD

February 17, 2010  |  Film, Music, News  |  Comments Off

"MICHEL GONDRY'S newest music video for Mia Doi Todd's 'Open Your Heart'. After several years conceptualizing a video involving dozens of dancers wearing bright multi-colored outfits, Michel found a perfect fit with Mia's tune. The music was produced and arranged by long-time friend and collaborator, Jon Brion and the video features the Riverside Community College Marching Band."

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FILM///”WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE (A FILM ABOUT THE DOORS)” NARRATED BY JOHNNY DEPP

February 12, 2010  |  Film, LA, Music, News  |  Comments Off

Our friends in THE DOORS camp have finally put together a proper cinematic tribute to LA's most important rock band. The film, narrated by JOHNNY DEPP, is a time capsule, composed entirely of footage shot between the group’s formation in 1965 and frontman Jim Morrison’s death in 1971. Director TOM DiCILLO's revealing documentary is a treasure trove of live performances, TV appearances, home movies, studio footage, and a never-before-seen independent film made called "HWY" by and starring Morrison. The movie will make its US theatrical debut at this summer's LA FILM FEST, June 18–28.

**Watch RAY MANZEREK's history of The Doors mini-film series HERE

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MUSIC///MASHABLE INTERVIEWS HAWAIIAN UKELELE VIRTUOSO JAKE SHIMABUKURO

February 11, 2010  |  Music, News  |  Comments Off

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MUSIC///SOUTH AFRICA///DIE ANTWOORD BRING CAPE HOOD “ZEF RAP” TO THE WORLD

February 11, 2010  |  Music, News, WTF???  |  Comments Off

If Borat went to Napoleon Dynamite's high school and did Vanilla Ice covers in the talent show backed by Spank Rock's production crew, you're starting to approach understanding the M.O. of the amazingly weird South African "Zef" rap trio DIE ANTWOORD ("The Answer"). Comprised of Capetown rappers Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek (along with a revolving cast of skid row homies like their Gollum-esque sidekick), the trio's inimitable brand of dirty, cracker-ass, Afrikaner Hip-Hop literally must be seen to be believed:

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ROCK OF AGES///”DUST IN THE WIND” BY BEAKER (and other timeless classics…)

February 9, 2010  |  Rock of Ages  |  Comments Off

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ROCK OF AGES///DAMIEN HIRST ART DIRECTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE HOURS

December 10, 2008  |  Damien Hirst, Music, News, Video  |  Comments Off

In THE HOURS’ new video for "See the Light," Hollywood danger girl SIENNA MILLER dons a hospital gown, gets trapped in a glass case in a bag shop, smokes, talks about suicide, cries a lot, undergoes an MRI scan, and smears herself in cow's blood in front of four eviscerated, wall-mounted bovine carcasses. If this last image brings to mind DAMIEN HIRST, that's no accident. Hirst, a friend of the band, was art director on the video, made by "American History X" director TONY KAYE. The Hours' singer, Antony Genn, has found a good friend in Hirst—the artist not only contributed artwork to their first record, 2001's "Narcissus Road," and to their forthcoming EP, also titled "See the Light," but has founded a record label, IS GOOD, to promote their music.

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The Hours with some custom Hirst art...

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NEWS///ROCK OF AGES///NEW PHOTO OF BLUESMAN ROBERT JOHNSON FOUND

October 15, 2008  |  Music, News, Rock of Ages  |  Comments Off

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The newly-discovered "third photo" of Robert Johnson, pictured with Johnny Shines...

Anyone familiar with the storied legacy of the soul-selling Delta bluesman ROBERT JOHNSON—the genre's most elusive and influential shadow—is aware of just how little is known of his life and the scant photographic evidence of his existence that was left behind when he was murdered at age 27 in 1938. The only two verified and oft-reproduced photos of the musician were discovered in the possession of his half-sister in 1973 and have remained the only known images of the musician until now. In the November 2008 issue of VANITY FAIR, a newly authenticated photo of Johnson standing with fellow bluesman Johnny Shines discovered on eBay in 2005 is presented in a detailed article that is a must read for the dedicated:

"...As he pored over the mass of texts and thumbnail photos that the eBay search engine had pulled up on that day in 2005, one strangely worded listing caught Schein’s eye. It read, “Old Snapshot Blues Guitar B.B. King???” He clicked on the link, then took in the sepia-toned image that opened on his monitor. Two young black men stared back at Schein from what seemed to be another time. They stood against a plain backdrop wearing snazzy suits, hats, and self-conscious smiles. The man on the left held a guitar stiffly against his lean frame. Neither man looked like B. B. King, but as Schein studied the figure with the guitar, noticing in particular the extraordinary length of his fingers and the way his left eye seemed narrower and out of sync with his right, it occurred to him that he had stumbled across something significant and rare... the more convinced he became that it depicted one of the most mysterious and mythologized blues artists produced by the Delta: the guitarist, singer, and songwriter whom Eric Clapton once anointed “the most important blues musician who ever lived.” That’s not B. B. King, Schein said to himself. Because it’s Robert Johnson."

Click HERE to read the full article...

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The only other known photos of Johnson in existence...

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NEWS///POLITIKS///DJ Z-TRIP x OBAMA

October 15, 2008  |  Music, News, Obama, Politiks  |  Comments Off

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"Yo, Z, man, that mix was ill, homie. You gotta play that shit at my inaguration party at the 40/40 Club in January..."

Tonite sees the third and final installment of the political bloodbath that is the presidential debates. In honor of the festivities, we present the special six-part "OBAMA MIX" that DJ Z-TRIP concocted in honor of Chi-Town's finest. The full DRM-free mix can also be downloaded for free by clicking HERE...

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