The impending opening of “Into the Woods” prompted music critic Anne Midgette and theater critic Nelson Pressley to compare notes on their very different takes on the last major movie of a Sondheim musical, Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd,” and on what makes a movie musical work.Read full article >>
Photo: Joan Jett w/ Alice Cooper in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) As discussed, The Who are going on a 50th anniversary tour in 2015, and since we last spoke, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts have been added...
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In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re highlighting some of our favorite drum tracks of all time. The Fiery Furnaces, “Clear Signal From Cairo” (2007) The Fiery Furnaces specializeShow More Summary
Plus, hear none other than Fucked Up's 17-minute Italian opera. Read more articles like "Broken Social Scene Share Unreleased “Golden Facelift”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Broken Social Scene Share Unreleased “Golden Facelift” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
One of the more charming aspects of Kiss is that the band members’ own almost comically thick New York accents have consistently shone through the makeup, the costumes, the stage blood, and the explosions, never letting spectators forget...Show More Summary
Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that [...]
The latest clip from their recent record Seeds. Read more articles like "Video: TV on the Radio – “Lazerray”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Video: TV on the Radio – “Lazerray” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Back in August, James Murphy teamed up with IBM to make an album based on U.S. Open tennis data. Murphy and co. built a kind of algorithm using IBM Software that takes tennis match data (serve speed, number of aces, and several other things that I don’t understand) and generates it into music cues, creating [...]
Wondering Sound reports that the pioneering rap producer Larry Smith, the man responsible for Run-D.M.C.’s simple and crushing sound, has died. The longtime rap insider Combat Jack spread the word on Twitter after speaking with Smith’s family. Smith was 63. Smith, who grew up in Queens, started out as a session musician. In 1979, he [...]
We’ve already heard one club-ready remix of Jessie Ware’s “You & I (Forever),” but Corbu have taken the track in a decidedly different direction. The Brooklyn dream-pop band have converted Ware’s love song into a shimmering shoegaze production verging on trip-hop. It sounds as sultry and optimistic as the original, but in an entirely different [...]
In 2013, tenacious troubadour Todd Snider called some friends to help play some songs he’d been collecting by some of his favorite writers. Answering that call were Dave Schools from Widespread Panic (bass), Neal Casal of Chris Robinson...Show More Summary
Mr. Twin Sister @ Baby's All Right, 10/3/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Baby's All Right has just let it slip that Mr. Twin Sister is the "special guest" at their New Year's Eve Party this year. It was already...
DeLorean and Scotty are posted up in front of the crib waiting on that real. Previously: DeLorean – Hold You Down (Remix) | DeLorean ft. Scotty ATL – Lately
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