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June 2009

The Defibulators - “DumDum” (live) (video) / “Ol’ Winchester” (MP3)

The Defibulators are a New York group that manage to concoct convincing hillbilly music, or maybe it’s better labeled cowpunk. Anyway, the band is


Japandroids - Post-Nothing (new album re-release / MP3)

Japandroids Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl) Releasing: 4 August 2009 (US) / 9 June 2009 (digital) re-issue from this year’s earlier release SONG LIST 01 The Boys Are Leaving Town   02 Young Hearts


The Maccabees - “Love You Better” (live) (video)

British indie rockers give us a live version of an Arcade Fire-esque “Love You Better” off the recently released in the UK Wall of Arms.


What’s opening in theaters next week (trailers)

Opening Wednesday in wide release: TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (PG-13): This is the big one, the big kahuna, the movie expected to rule the


Wilco - Live at Bonnaroo 2009 (photos / video)

Photos by Karen Dunbar


The Maccabees - “Can You Give It” (video)

Earlier in the week PopMatters’ David Smith raved about the Maccabees’ new album, calling Wall of Arms a “tremendous sophomore set that suggests a bright


Fame dir. Kevin Tancharoen (trailer)

The new MGM remake of Fame releases September 25 and the studio has just put out a new trailer. I must confess to loving the original


The Stoning of Soraya M. dir. Cyrus Nowrasteh

Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) returns in this timely feminist tale set in Iran.


New Trailer for Roland Emmerich’s ‘2012’

Now this is just plain nuts! To crib a line from the Borg, “resistance if futile.”  


Thirst Red Band dir Park Chan-wook (trailer)

With echoes of everything from Possession to Let the Right One In (we’ll not mention that other vampire franchise here), Korean master Park Chan-wook’


May 2009

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