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Steve Earle & The Dukes

Steve Earle & The Dukes releasing “Terraplane” on February 17 via New West Records

Music News | November 22, 2014

Steve Earle & The Dukes are set to release the new album Terraplane on February 17th via New West Records. The 11-track set is the follow up to the 2013 album The Low Highway and features Earle’s longtime band The Dukes, comprised of Kelly Looney, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore. If you want to see Steve play in NYC, he’ll be at City Winery 4 times in January (January 5, January 12, January 19, January 26)
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Billy Boyd - The Last Goodbye music video

Music Video: Billy Boyd – “The Last Goodbye” (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies)

Media | November 22, 2014

The Lord of the Rings actor & musician, Billy Boyd, was picked to sing the last song for Peter Jackson’s last film in the Tolkien universe. “The Last Goodbye” is the perfect song to finish off these 6 movies and having an actor so involved with the last trilogy, it’s pretty perfect if you ask me. The song is beautiful, and a bit sad since this is the last we’ll see from Middle Earth for a long, long time. The video is just Billy singing and playing guitar as footage from all 6 movies is playing. I’ll take Billy Boyd singing over Ed Sheeran any day.
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Willie Nile - Let Me Be The River music video

Music Video: Willie Nile – “Let Me Be The River”

Media | November 21, 2014

Willie Nile released a new piano-driven album last week called If I Was A River. It’s a beautiful album and one I need to review for this site but for now, please enjoy this lovely track from the rock legend called “Let Me Be The River.” The music video was directed by Ehud Lazin and it’s available on CD or iTunes.
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Skinny Lister - Trouble on Oxford Street

Music Video: Skinny Lister – “Trouble On Oxford Street”

Media | November 20, 2014

Skinny Lister premiered a new music video on Clash Magazine today! It’s called “Trouble on Oxford Street” and its a jolly fun video filmed on, you guessed it, Oxford Street in London. Ah London, I need to go back again. Their new album Down On Deptford Broadway, will be released in April 2015.
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The Church

The Church announce 2015 North American Tour

Music News | November 20, 2014

The Church have a new album coming out called Further/Deeper and will be released on February 3rd. The band will also hit the road in support of the new release, starting in Vancouver, BC at Rio Theater on February 21st. The Church will also play Bowery Ballroom on March 13th and Rough Trade in Brooklyn on March 14th.
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Mike Nichols RIP

RIP: Director Mike Nichols

Movie News | November 20, 2014

Director Mike Nichols has passed away at the age of 83. Nichols was married to Diane Sawyer and directed such films like The Graduate, Catch-22, Working Girl, Birdcage, Closer, Angels in America, Charlie Wilson’s War and the stage production of Spamalot. He was only a handful of people to win all 4 major awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
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Genesis Three Sides Live Blu-Ray Review

Genesis – “Three Sides Live”

Blu-Ray Reviews | November 19, 2014

Starring: Genesis
Directed By: Stuart Orme
Studio: Eagle Vision
Buy On

Genesis’s Three Sides Live was filmed in 1981, back when Abacab tour was happening in North America. The footage was originally released on VHS but has been restored for Blu-Ray! As a long-time fan of Genesis, I was stoked for this to be released on Blu-Ray.
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Ziggy Marley - Lighthouse music video

Music Video: Ziggy Marley – “Lighthouse”

Media | November 18, 2014

The latest music video from Ziggy Marley is the song “Lighthouse,” off his latest album Fly Rasta. Check out my review and photos from his show in NYC back in August. Watch the music video below!
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Western Standard Time Orchestra

Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra recording second album

Music News | November 18, 2014

Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra features an all-star roster of musicians like members of Hepcat. The ska/big band orchestra plans on recording a new album as well as play live in other parts of the country (NYC better be in that plan!) and other countries. So they are asking for help from all the rudies around the world to help out via Indiegogo. You can donate just 5 bucks for the hell of it, pre-order the new album for 10 bucks and lots of other goodies to get. If you have big ass deep pockets, you can have the band play a show for you. Alex needs to hit up Jon Favreau I think.
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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters announce North American tour dates

Music News | November 18, 2014

You knew that DC concert wasn’t going to be the only Foo Fighters concert they were playing right? Foo Fighters announced a bunch of arena and stadium concerts for the summer including Citi Field in New York on July 16th. There will be a box office pre-sale happening this Saturday, so if you want to wait in line at Citi Field and beat the scalpers, get up early to do it! Otherwise, tickets will go on sale in the beginning of December.
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The Peanuts Movie

Video: The Peanuts Movie full trailer

Media | November 18, 2014

I didn’t know there was a Peanuts movie in the works but apparently The Peanuts Movie is coming out in time just for next Christmas, on November 6th 2015. It’s the big-screen debut of Peanuts and being written by Charles Schulz’s son Craig and his son Bryan Schulz. The movie is being produced by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and directed by Steve Martino (Horton Hears a Who!,Ice Age: Continental Drift). Sounds like Fitz and the Tantrums have a song in the trailer as well. Based on the trailers and images I’ve seen, the animation and style of the movie looks perfect! I’m really hoping this doesn’t turn out to be a giant lame turd.
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Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins announce special shows

Music News | November 18, 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins have a brand new album coming out called Monuments to an Elegy, which will be released on December 9th. They will play a series of special shows around the globe including a show at Webster Hall on December 8th. Tickets for the New York date go on sale tomorrow November 19th at 12pm EST via Ticketweb.
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