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Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Garbage Palin Kids


Who Watches The Watchmen?


Apparently, Twentieth Century Fox is… very closely:

By Rob Hurley

Back in July, audiences were treated with the trailer for Watchmen, 300 director Zack Snyder’s newest comic book adaptation based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ 1986 comic book of the same name. Ever since, we haven’t been able to get that date out of our heads... March 6th, 2009.

However, fans have been in an uproar as of recent, because of an ongoing lawsuit between Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Last February, Fox filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros., claiming they owned the distribution rights to any film or project based on the famous graphic novel. The complete details have yet to be confirmed, but the general consensus is that Fox’s lawsuit is being used as a scare tactic to either get Warner Bros. to fork over the distributing rights, or receive a fitting settlement in exchange for the rights. With Warner Bros.’ dismissal request denied in August, it appears that Fox just might get their way.

As of yet, there is no cause for alarm, Watchmen is still scheduled to be released this March. Although, with a court date set in January, just two months before the theatrical release, it’s becoming too close for comfort with fans. Already, talk of a “fanboy onslaught” is spreading which has potential to hurt other upcoming Fox projects.

Whatever may happen, two things are certain: the film is in post-production, on track for its March release, and Watchmen fans have been waiting for this movie for twenty years, so Twentieth Century Fox better get their shit together.

Check out The Watchmen in Theater's (Hopefully) this March from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ben Folds and Regina Spektor on Conan Tonight

Culture Bully posted tonight's musical performance of Ben Folds and Regina Spektor on Late Night with Conan O'Brien with the song "You Don't Know Me." Sorry to spoil the episode, but it shouldn't get to you too much. Grow Up.

Dirty Pretty Things Break Up

According to Alex Young at Consequence of Sound, Alternative-Indie "We Don't Give" a "Shits" The Dirty Pretty Things have broken up only after releasing two albums. In the aftermath of The Libertines, Pete Doherty and Carl BarĂ¢t went their separate ways to form Carl's Dirty Pretty Things and Pete's Babyshambles. In an ironic twist, Pete's project actually lasted longer.

The band's website released a statement today that announced the groups demise effective immediately, apparently right in the middle of tour. If this were England you might be caring a little more, so I don't blame you for not.

Cut Copy on Carson

Last night marked Cut Copy's television debut on Last Call with Carson Daily -- aside from the shows obvious crappiness yet surprising fact that Carson outlasted MTV's TRL, it'll surprise you with their music lineups. The group performed "Lights & Music," from their In Ghost Colours album, much to the delight of the young crowd.

In Ghost Colours is available now (Modular).



Video posted by Marc Hogan at Pitchforkmedia.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Smoke Jumpers (Fake) Movie Poster

Will Smoke Jumpers rescue Vinny's career after the tank that was Medellin?

Chymera's Bodytonic Podcast

Teleosteopathy posted this wonderful (Huge! 108 MB!) mix up from Chymera [Myspace] yesterday, to the simple affirmed caption, "OH MY GOD YES," from the post. Give it to your friends ... as a gift.
Tracks

1. John Beltran - 10 Days of Blue [Peacefrog Records] 1996
2. UPZ - Noiz (Abicah Soul Jah Vocal Mix) [Objektivity] 2007
3. Pedro cali - The Way (The Duplex Way) [FineArt 2008]
4. 2000 and One - Work [Podium] 2007
5. Franco Cangelli - Wee Funk [Mowar] 2008
6. Santiago Salazar - Plastic People [Ican Productions] 2007
7. Gerald Mitchell - Out the Boat [Reincarnation] 2008
8. Rolando - Where Were You? [Delsin] 2008
9. Donnacha Costello - Rubine Red [Minimise] 2004
10. Chymera - Ellipsis [Figure] 2008
11. Patrice Scott - Azteck [Yore] 2008
12. Planetary Assault Systems - Booster [Peacefrog] 1995
13. Kenny Larkin - You Are [Planet E] 2008
14. Mark Broom - Black Russian [20:20 Vision] 2008
15. Radioslave - Incognito [R&S] 2008
16. Third Nation - First Reason [Highland Beats] 2004
17. Santiago Salazar - Sucio Beat#2 [Ican Productions] 2008
18. Booger - Is it Still the Future? [Front End Synthetics] 2004
19. As One - Germanium (Revival Mix By Los Hermanos) [Archive] 2007
20. DJ Bone - Thursday Night [Subject Detroit] 2007
21. Percy x - Track 2 [Soma] 1998
22. Steve Rachmad - Surdosong [EC Recordings] 2008
23. John Beltran - A Mind Blows Everyday [Milan Records] 2006

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Phish?

Word has spread like a virtual shit-storm that Phish have finally reunited after four years of separation. Only three concert dates have been announced so far, with the official website only reading a simple line of "Phish: Hampton [Virginia]. March 6-7-8, 2009." That one line has had Phish-Phanatics jumping off of buildings of joy ... figure of speech ...

According to the band's website, the group already plans on more dates, which further induced Bears and Bullet's newest contributor to vocally shit himself at the prospect of witnessing one of their shows.

More to come ...

New Music; Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit Collaboration

Chris at Gorilla vs. Bear has been putting up a lot of posts from Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit ever since the Diplo & Santogold Mixtape, back in July. Well, the two artists have made a collaboration entitled, a modest, The Very Best. The duo released three free downloads as part of the effort, which will be completely released for free as well November 1st via the group's Myspace.

The Very Best - Kamphopo - MP3
The Very Best - Tengazako - MP3
The Very Best - Get It Up (The Very Best Remix) - MP3

MP3's Posted by Chris at GorillavsBear.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More Kings of Leon

The Kings of Leon's new album Only By The Night has been pretty much disassembled and tossed around the Internet only a few weeks after the its release. Now, thanks to Izabelle de Ville from The Indie Dancefloor for posting two more singles from the album - "Be Somebody," and "Use Somebody."


Only By The Night is Available Now Via Amazon.

Drum Shirt!

Whitney Matheson at USA Today posted this little video of ThinkGeek's Electric Drumming Shirt, that actually can make up to seven different drum noises. It's the only shirt that I can think of that takes four AAA batteries, but I hope it's not the last. Check out the video, here.



The shirt is available for $29.99 from the Think Geek store.

Broken Social Scene: In Juan's Basement Part 2

As promised, here's the follow up to yesterday's post of Pitchfork.TV's In Juan's Basement with Broken Social Scene. Brendan Canning starts part two off with a bassline jam for his single "Churches Under the Stairs," and closes the show out with some "Death Metal."

Monday, September 29, 2008

Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines (Video)

I'm still at ends with Okkervil River after their mind-bogglingly disappointing performance during this Summer's Lollapalooza. But, as time went by, I again began to realize their performance short-comings didn't take away from their wonderful studio work. Here's the group's newest video for "Lost Coastlines," off of the their new album, The Stand-Ins.



The Stand-Ins is Available Now Via JagJaguwar.

Broken Social Scene In Juan's Basement

I've been riding a steady wave of Broken Social Scene material lately, mostly from their glorious self-titled album. And, as the world continues to turn in my favor (sorry, rest of world), Broken Social Scene show up on Pitchfork.TV's Juan's Basement. Yet, as always with Juan's Basement segments, you can only watch Part one right now. Check back for the second half tomorrow, but until then here's their performance of "Stars and Sons," plus more ...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weezer at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden New Jersy 9/27

The night of September 27th marked my first viewing of Weezer live. And by preconceived made plans, my friends and I arrived late so as to miss opening acts Tokyo Police Club (not bad) and Angels and Airwaves (pretty awful). But, by worried convention, we actually sat through about fifteen minutes of the Angels and Airwaves set so we wouldn't miss a second of Weezer's set. As for the headliner the hits were there, including the stables "My Name is Jonas," "Say it Ain't So," and "El Scorcho," among others. What was missing, if I need to nit-pick, were some Pinkerton tracks -- aside from "El Schorcho," only "Pink Triangle" was played from their 1996 career defining album. The attitude and stage presence were definitely there though as Rivers made jokes, bounced on a trampoline, Pete Townshend-ed on the stage floor, and volleyed a soccer ball with his feet mid-song, only to kick it in the crowd, bouncing it off a fan's face (funniest moment.)

The momentum of the show took a short, slower turn after the group finished the crowd rousing "Pork and Beans" for a few non-entities from the Red Album such as, "Dreamin'" and "Automatic." The latter displayed a backdrop of computer generated cars, suggesting that "Automatic" will likely be Gran Turismo 5's soundtrack. But, by "Hash Pipe" Weezer had hit their stride, following with the aforemetioned "El Scorcho," "Morning Glory (Oasis Cover)" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived."

Two encore's followed, the first with a 30 piece ensamble orchestra (like the Madison Square Garden show three days earlier) performing "Island in the Sun" and the much less liked "Beverly Hills." The following encore introduced the Weezer record player in the center stage, playing "Heart Songs" until Rivers came back out and tossed the player aside. "Sliver" another cover, this time from Nirvana, and the "Buddy Holly" finale closed the night out. The largest problem was the fact that I knew the entire set-list, because it was 100% identical to the Madison Square Garden show. I actually copied the whole list from Stereogum.

All in all, it made for a wonderful show.

Set-List

01 "My Name Is Jonas"
02 "Pink Triangle"
03 "Perfect Situation"
04 "Say It Ain't So"
05 "Susanne"
06 "Keep Fishin'"
07 "King"
08 "Undone (The Sweater Song)" (w/ Tom DeLonge)
09 "Pork And Beans"
10 "Dreamin'"
11 "Dope Nose"
12 "Troublemaker"
13 "Automatic"
14 "Hash Pipe"
15 "El Scorcho"
16 "Morning Glory" (Oasis cover)
17 "Greatest Man That Ever Lived"
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18 "Island In The Sun"*
19 "Beverly Hills"*
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20 "Heart Songs" (playing on a red record player, kicked by Rivers mid-song)
21 "Sliver" (Nirvana cover)
21 "Buddy Holly"