Wes Anderson secures all-star cast for new animated film Isle of Dogs

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

That’s the title of Wes Anderson’s   forthcoming animated film. Joining him for this adventure will be a who’s who of familiar faces and newcomers, specifically: Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, F. Vance, Yoko Ono, and Edward Norton. Can you bark? Update: According to Variety, Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to Isle of Dogs for a 2018 release. This morning, the acclaimed auteur announced that production has begun in London on his highly anticipated follow-up to 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. Would you like to tag along? We’ve heard of …


Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese blasts “Rock & Roll Hall of Fucktardia” for excluding him

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

“The members of Pearl Jam have got to know what’s the right thing to do,” he said when the nominees were announced. Over 275 shows.” “For anyone to take a stand for denying my right to be recognized, I deserve to hear how you are possibly justifying such an absolute travesty,” Abbruzzese concluded. If there is still a part of that band that remembers how hard we worked, how much blood and how much sweat … They will do the right thing.” The other RRHF inductees for the class of 2017 are Tupac Shakur, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, and …


Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon impersonate Mick Jagger in The Trip to Spain teaser — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Once again, they’ll be playing sensationalized versions of themselves as they dine around Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha, and Andalusia. While we’re still a ways off from seeing it in America —   Sky TV will first broadcast the entire series overseas, which will then be re-edited for distribution stateside and elsewhere — they’ve teased the film with a new clip that finds Coogan and Brydon tackling a new impersonation: Mick Jagger. “She was only 16 years old…” Steve Coogan   and   Rob Brydon   are back. Watch the hilarious clip above and keep watch for …


Paul McCartney, cast of Sing do a cappella “Wonderful Christmastime” with Fallon and The Roots — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Sir Paul McCartney himself showed up with a bit of the holiday spirit, joining in for the last verse and chorus. ‘Tis the season for caroling, and with his well-documented love of a good sing-along, you know Jimmy Fallon’s getting in on that action. Watch video of the jolly little rendition above. The live-action actors and their animated counterparts weren’t the only surprise singers, though. On last night’s episode of   The Tonight Show, the host and his house band, The Roots, were joined by the cast of Illumination’s animated comedy   Sing (Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth …


Yasiin Bey, a.k.a. Mos Def finally releases new album December 99th: Stream

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Local Time 05. One of those, titled December 99th, has finally been released (it was originally slated to drop on December 9th). TIDAL subscribers can stream it   here. December 99th Artwork: December 99th Tracklist: 01. Bey’s next two albums, Negus In Natural Person and As Promised, will be debuted live at The Apollo tonight, one of his four final US concerts. A second show at The Apollo scheduled for Thursday night will be streamed live on TIDAL. 02. Yasiin Bey has three new albums on the way before he officially retires   from the music and film industry. December …


Janelle Monáe talks her failed Office Depot job, Sylvan Esso perform “Radio” on Fallon — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Check out the performance below. Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album is expected next year. Monáe, who stars in the new biographical drama   Hidden Figures, recounted the time she was fired from Office Depot in a brief interview with Jimmy Fallon. Later, the   synthpop duo of Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath served as the episode’s proper musical guest by rolling out a percolating rendition   of new single   “Radio”. The Tonight Show played host to not one, but two musicians on Tuesday,   Janelle Monáe   and   Sylvan Esso. Though, only one of them performed. (And yes, those …


Grouper reveals two new songs “I’m Clean Now” and “Headache” — listen

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Ideal listening material for the winter solstice, both cuts make use of a sparse guitar and are cool, atmospheric in tone. The project comes with two new songs, “I’m Clean Now” and “Headache”, and represents Harris’ first Grouper release since the 2014 album Ruins. Listen to “I’m Clean Now” via Bandcamp below, followed by a music video for “Headache”. Photo by   Nina Corcoran Christmas has come early for Grouper fans, as Liz Harris has just unveiled a surprise 7-inch titled Paradise Valley. Last year, Harris and her new dream pop outfit Helen put out their debut album, Original Faces.


Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford look badass in new photos for Blade Runner 2049

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Villeneuve directs from a script by Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original) and Michael Green (Logan,   Alien: Covenant). On Monday, we caught a glimpse of   Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming   sequel with the film’s jaw-dropping   teaser trailer, and now we have some more goodies   to mine through. Entertainment Weekly’s latest cover story is all on Blade Runner 2049, and as they’re wont to do, the publication has released a ton of photos that offer crystal clear portraits of the film’s leading stars,   Ryan Gosling   and   Harrison Ford. Below, you’ll find a number of behind-the-scenes …


Bill Murray to open a Caddyshack-themed bar in Chicago

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

It looks like the actor/comedian will soon be able to host putting sessions on his own turf — that is, at his very own new   Caddyshack-themed bar in Chicago. Earlier this month,   Bill Murray swung by the White House   to play a friendly round of golf with President Obama. Back in 2001,   Carl Spackler Bill and his brothers opened up a similarly themed restaurant/bar at the World Golf Village in St. No word on whether the Caddyshack greenskeeper will bartend or hand out free drinks to Cubs fans at said watering hole, but ya never really …


Foo Fighters, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Spoon, to play Spain’s Mad Cool Festival

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

We’re all well aware of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, but just a month later, the Mad Cool Festival goes down in Madrid. But perhaps most   notably is the presence   of Spoon, which marks their first announced performance in over a year. Don’t look now, but Spain’s becoming the hotbed for incredible music festivals. Its 2017 lineup is — for a lack of better words — mad cool with acts including Foo Fighters, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Belle and Sebastian,   Röyksopp, Alt-J, Rancid (!), Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Warpaint, and Wolf Alice, among others. Tickets …


NOS Primavera Sound reveals 2017 lineup: Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Death Grips, more

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The 2017 lineup for NOS Primavera Sound   is similarly impressive with performances from Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Justice, Run the Jewels, Death Grips, Flying Lotus, Miguel, and Angel Olsen. A week after Primavera Sound goes down in Barcelona, organizers will hold   a second festival at Porto, Portugal   between June 8th and 10th. Other confirmed acts include Japandroids, Nicolas Jaar, Skepta, Swans, Shellac, Grandaddy, Tycho, Metronomy, The Growlers, The Black Angels, Against Me!, Whitney, Royal Trux, Mitski, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Pond, Operators, Hamilton Leithauster, and more. Tickets are available through the festival’s website.


Mark Zuckerberg’s smart house is programmed to never play Nickelback

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Now in a new video, Zuckerberg has revealed what band he absolutely *never* wants Jarvis to play:   Nickelback. Previously, we found out that the computer wizard has a thing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as the AI is quick to pull up the Cali band’s funky grooves. Check out the video, featuring the vocal talents of the great Morgan Freeman, up above. Sign me up for a Jarvis, please. It’s also trained to play music, according to Zuckerberg’s tastes. In fact, if requested   to blast tunes by the Canadian outfit, Jarvis is automatically programmed to reply, “I’m …


Holy shit, the music lineup for Donald Trump’s inauguration ball is hot garbage

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

For that amount of money, you could go to Coachella instead, but then again, does Coachella have a Paparazzi Photo Shoot Zone? Tickets to the star-studded affair are priced at $350.00. Because the fucking All American Ball does. Well, they’ve got Nashville singer-songwriter Beau Davidson, who will be performing music from his latest album, The American Gentleman; The Reagan Years, “one of the HOTTEST ’80s cover bands” who only perform music released during Ronald Regan’s presidency; and a wedding band called The Mixx; plus DJ sets by DJ Romin, DJ Young Rye, DJ Flow, and — my personal fav — DJ Freedom. …


Björk calls for “the right to variety for all the girls” in open letter against sexist journalism

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

The right to variety for all the girls out there!!!” Read the entire open letter below. “Men are allowed to go from subject to subject, do sci-fi, period pieces, be slapstick and humorous, be music nerds getting lost in sculpting soundscapes but not women. After being criticized for “not ‘performing’ and ‘hiding’ behind desks,” Björk took to Facebook to pen a missive against what she sees as   sexism in music media. “Women in music are allowed to be singer songwriters singing about their boyfriends,” she wrote. She said she believes   Volta and Biophilia   weren’t as well received …


Denis Villeneuve might be the next lunatic to try and adapt Dune

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

According to The Hollywood Reporter,   the Canadian director, who first drew attention with gritty slow-burners like Prisoners and Sicario, is now in talks to helm a reboot of Frank Herbert’s Dune, the epic sci-fi novel that’s long resisted successful film adaptation. Tread carefully, buddy. Villeneuve joins an esteemed group should he make a go of the adaptation. This follows a new trailer for Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated Blade Runner 2049, as well as the two Golden Globe nominations he scored for this year’s   Arrival (which you can find on our best films of 2016, FYI). Who would’ve thought Denis …


Tegan and Sara reminisce about life on the road in “That Girl” video — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Our time on the road this year reminded us again just how lucky we are to do what we do, and how proud we are of the community of fans that are drawn to what we create.” For the video for That Girl (link in bio), our 10th and final video from LY2D, we brought director @allister.ann out with us on the road in Canada and the US to capture a behind the scenes look at our life on tour. In celebration of their wildly successful 2016, the Canadian pop twins   have released a visual for “That Girl”, the …


Mark Zuckerberg eats toast weirdly

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

The smart house thing sounds cool and all, but I couldn’t get past the way Zuckerberg eats his toast. Here’s the full video in case you missed it: He is, however, OK with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Earlier today, my colleague Michelle Geslani posted about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s new in-home AI, which he programmed to   never play Nickelback music ever. Not only does he eat his burnt bread   plain, but he chews it like a horse with dentures.


Nine Inch Nails unleash new song “Burning Bright (Field On Fire)” — listen

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Containing five new tracks recorded by Reznor and Atticus Ross, Not the Actual Events is “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make. Less than 24 before its release, Reznor is previewing the track titled “Burning Bright (Field On Fire)”. It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story,” Reznor said in a statement. On Friday, Trent Reznor   will end the year off right with   a surprise new EP from Nine Inch Nails called   Not the Actual Events. Not the Actual Events EP Tracklist: 01. She’s Gone Away 04. …


Chance the Rapper drops new mixtape Merry Christmas Lil Mama with Jeremih: Stream/download

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

I’m Your Santa 06. Snowed In 03. The Tragedy (feat. All the Way (feat. Merry Christmas Lil Mama Tracklist: 01. The nine-track release was recorded in collaboration with R&B crooner Jeremih and also features appearances from comedian Hannibal Buress and Chicago MC Noname, who joined Chance on SNL this past weekend. Today, Chance the Rapper has unleashed a surprise new   holiday-themed mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama. Joy 05. Speaking of which, on last night’s episode of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek read this clue:“In 2016, this disciple of Kanye West released his Coloring Book   mixtape.” okay @chancetherapper really just …


Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong offers up intimate “Ordinary World” performance on Conan — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

It was a moving and special acoustic affair, and a   purposely low-key one as Armstrong went without his usual makeup. This month alone saw them deliver their first-ever daytime TV appearance on Ellen, followed by an intimate Bay Area set to benefit the victims of the Ghost Ship fire. More than 30 years later, and Green Day are still finding ways to give their fans unique live performances. (Read: Ranking: Every Green Day Album From Worst to Best) Replay it up above. In addition to Revolution Radio, the song also appeared in this year’s Ordinary World, an Armstrong-starring film …