London-based chamber pop band The Irrepressibles are finally ready to unleash their critically acclaimed debut album Mirror Mirror on us Yanks. Fans in their homeland across the pond have had an entire year since January 2010’s UK release of the album to enjoy the visionary sound of creative director/composer/lead vocalist Jamie McDermott’s ten-piece performance orchestra. Now it’s our turn, and as a taste of what’s to come we’ve got a sweet mp3 download of the track “Forget the Past” all ready for your clicking finger. Clickety click …
South London producer SBTRKT just landed on our radar courtesy The Hype Machine and it’s stream of his self-titled debut album, due out next week. Seems he’s been circling the blogosphere like a shark with a series of singles, EPs, and remixes making waves and such. Hypem is now giving everyone of us the opportunity to listen to the album in it’s entirety on their site, and we must say, it is gobsmackingly good yo. Read on …
Brooklyn Ski Club’s Matt Kerestesy and the Smell The Glove crew are switching gears this summer, putting on a barbecue and a show in Brooklyn on select Sundays throughout the coming months. In cahoots with Nickels & Dimes (not the penny savers, but these dudes) of Smell The Glove and FORlokals fame, Brooklyn Ski Club have just announced the Kings County Cookout event series, set to kick-off this Sunday June 12th at Lady Jay’s in Brooklyn, NY. Read on for more deets ….
Performing “Everything At Once” from her recently released album Two, Brooklyn-based Australian singer Lenka will make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, Wednesday June 8 at 11:45pm EST on NBC. Watch a clip from the official video for the single after the jump …
The ginger-haired former choir-boy turned falsetto electro-pop crooner Pat Grossi a.k.a Active Child just announced the August 23rd release date for his debut album You Are All I See (Vagrant Records). This comes behind the critical praise and warm reception of last year’s Curtis Lane EP. In addition to the news of a full length album, Grossi is giving audiences and eager fans a taste of what’s to come with a listen to upcoming single “Playing House” which features low-fi indie R&B pop artist and blogger How To Dress Well. Everything about all of this is just spectacular, and we’ll tell you why when you come on inside …
Last week we told you about the exciting location change, re-branding and initial lineup of headliners for The Village Voice’s extremely popular decade-long running Coney Island staple, the defunct Siren Music Festival. It is now called 4Knots Festival and being put on July 16th at the South Street Seaport. Today, The Village Voice just announced the full and final inaugural band lineup. All the buzz is building steadily for the fresh festival blood to produce some awesome happenings down by the river. Read on for more info …
My Morning Jacket is participating in American Express’ continued original live concert series Unstaged next week on Tuesday, May 31st. In partnership with VEVO and Youtube, the premium credit card company (which is already known for it’s exclusive pre-order advantage when it comes to ticket sales) is offering fans of the band a chance to live stream the concert online through both outlets at 9pm ET or 6pm PT. Read on for more details.
Following major success of streams like that of the extremely popular Arcade Fire at Madison Square Garden live concert event, American Express continues on with it’s next installment featuring My Morning Jacket performing at the Palace Theatre in their hometown Louisville, KY. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes, the concert will feature performances of songs off of the bands forthcoming album Circuital, also due out Tuesday (pre-order now on iTunes).
WATCH: My Morning Jacket Unstaged Teaser
Here’s more on VEVO.
For extra details and to RSVP for reminders of the live stream date and time, check out the event page on Facebook.
Hey, did you see the STARZ official full length trailer for the new “Torchwood: Miracle Day” series? Well, it’s here, and it’s amazing! With a bigger budget and some big American co-stars (Mekhi Phefir, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose) joining original favs John Barrowman and Eve Myles, the hit BBC sci-fi TV series looks better than ever thanks to the STARZ re-vamp and it’s got us practically gagging. Come on in, take a look, and get excited!
New York based alternative newsweekly The Village Voice has re-vamped their famed, wildly successful one-day summer music festival and moved it’s location. The Siren Music Fest is now 4Knots Music Fest, being held at the South Street Seaport on July 16th. Despite having moved from Brooklyn’s Coney Island to Manhattan’s Pier 17, it still holds the same draw for college kids and music-loving tourists alike: it’s free, all-ages, rain or shine – and it’s awesome.
Experimental rock band Man On Earth are kicking things off proper to sound the drums for upcoming album Things They’d Never Believe with a summer schedule of performances beginning with an acoustic set tonight at the Legendary Dobbs in Philly.
Tonight they are opening for fellow rockers Sinai, and this week they’ve announced a slew of exciting shows with Simple Plan, Secondhand Serenade, Atomic Tom, Kill The Alarm, Night Fevers, and Reckless Sons to add to your summer calender.
For all you [amazon_link id=”B004EJTGPS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Hannah Montana[/amazon_link] lovers, youngsters, tweens and teens the hit Disney show ended and the final season has been enshrined on a 2-disc DVD set. Whether you want to see it over and a over again until you wear it out, or just have it in your collection of the other three seasons, Miley Cyrus proved to be one of Disney’s hottest commodities. Read more
The Scream 4 movie just released a new website for its upcoming theatrical release. This new site has a social Facebook element to it. Read more
The first trailer for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS debuted February 10, exclusively on Facebook. The social networking site’s worldwide community of millions of X-Men fans – at Facebook.com/XMenMovies – experienced the unveiling of footage from the upcoming June 3 release. Read more
There are some sweet caps from the upcoming Batman: Arkham City that were released today.
The game builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.
Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360, Windows PC and the PlayStation3 in Fall 2011.
Check out some crazy imagery from F.E.A.R. 3 store level screenshots. These spooky screens will give you an idea of what happens when a neighborhood family store is turned into a dark and twisted maze of psychically tortured homicidal maniacs.
Set to release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC, F.E.A.R. 3 is a heart-pounding paranormal first-person shooter unleashing intense combat, compelling narrative and co-op play that evolves the franchise. Alma returns in F.E.A.R. 3, but this time her sons Point Man and Paxton Fettel are characters available to play in divergent co-op, giving players distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner. Gamers participate in single player or co-op modes as Point Man, and they can play cooperatively as his conniving brother Paxton Fettel whose incredible telekinetic power has given him life beyond the grave.
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