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by Jennifer Cooke

8 Oct 2009

While the summer has now passed us by, many theatres in my town are still playing the hit rom-com (500) Days of Summer. The story of young lovers Summer and Tom marks the feature-length directorial debut of music video director Marc Webb, and with his use of pop music in the film, his pedigree shows. The music isn’t just confined to the soundtrack—it colors the story to the point where it almost becomes another character in the script.

It seems no accident that Summer herself is played by an actor who is also a singer and songwriter, Zooey Deschanel. Her main musical vehicle is the duo She & Him, “Him” being indie troubadour M. Ward, and their debut CD,  Volume One was released to critical acclaim in 2007.

Summer is portrayed as the ultimate muse, and Deschanel, well… she just married Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. Girls like Summer/Zooey are worshipped by guys like Tom/Ben—intelligent, sensitive, slightly nerdy types possessed of depressive tendencies and more than a working knowledge of the Jesus and Mary Chain’s back catalogue. The kind of girl who can boost area sales of Belle and Sebastian’s The Boy with the Arab Strap CD single-handedly by quoting lyrics from it in her high school yearbook. Even at the karaoke bar, where even the best of us are reduced to Whitesnake’s greatest hits, Summer keeps her hipster cred intact with her winsome and incredibly charming take on Nancy Sinatra’s “Sugar Town”. Summer is the thinking man’s heartthrob.

by Eleanore Catolico

8 Oct 2009

Weezer
Raditude
(Geffen)
Releasing: 27 October

Weezer’s Raditude is set to hit stores off Geffen on October 27th. The Spicoli-inspired title and wildly silly tracks like “I’m Your Daddy” and “The Girl Got Hot” show Weezer channeling their pop-punk through their pimple-faced teenage years.  “(If You’re Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To”, Raditude‘s first single, is filled with quirky nostalgia. Watch Weezer perform “(If You’re Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To” live.

SONG LIST
01 (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
02 I’m Your Daddy
03 The Girl Got Hot
04 Can’t Stop Partying
05 Put Me Back Together
06 Trippin’ Down The Freeway
07 Love Is the Answer
08 Let It All Hang Out
09 In the Mall
10 I Don’t Want to Let You Go

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:

11 Get Me Some
12 Run Over By a Truck
13 The Prettiest Girl In the Whole Wide World
14 The Underdogs
15 The Story of My Life
16 Kids/Poker Face

by Rory O'Connor

8 Oct 2009

No longer playing with the Licks, Juliette Lewis was in town playing a show with her new band,the New Romantiques, in support of their recent release Terra Incognita.  It was with a strong dose of curiosity that I found myself at the Bottom Lounge to see it.

by Eleanore Catolico

8 Oct 2009

Alice in Wonderland will be out early next year March 5, 2010. Tim Burton here forgoes a direct remake of the animated film, instead reinterpreting it as something of a sequel to the original version of the story (yet not totally akin to the actual sequel to Alice and Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass). A 19-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) fears her Victorian socialite fate and runs away with the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen). Alice returns to Wonderland in a time of radial regime change. The Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) has captured the throne, leaving Wonderland in chaos. The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry), the Caterpillar (Alan Rickman) and a slew of other magical creatures team up with Alice and the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) to defeat the Red Queen and save Wonderland. Working with a combination of live action and digital techniques, Burton’s futuristic, neo-goth aesthetic translates well with the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland.

by Eleanore Catolico

7 Oct 2009

Tegan and Sara
Sainthood
(Sire)
Releasing: 27 October

Sainthood will be Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara’s sixth studio album off Sire Records. Known for their highly personal lyrics, Tegan and Sara will be giving an even more intimate look into their onstage/offstage sisterhood dynamic by releasing a three-book set entitled, “On, In, At”, which will be available for pre-order Sainthood. The book set features writings and photographs taken from the band’s onstage experience, their writing session in New Orleans, and the final tour supporting their last album, The Con. The not-so-beatific first single “Hell” shoots barbs at city trash and the jaded. Stream “Hell” on Tegan and Sara’s official website, and check out the three tour dates they’ve just announced below.

SONG LIST
01 Arrow
02 Don’t Rush
03 Hell
04 On Directing
05 Red Belt
06 The Cure
07 Northshore
08 Night Watch
09 Alligator
10 Paperback Head
11 The Ocean
12 Sentimental Tune
13 Someday

TOUR DATES
Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theater
Oct 30 - New York, NY - Town Hall
Oct 31 - New York, NY - Town Hall

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