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Saturday, May 9, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

John Mellencamp’s latest video from Life Death Love and Freedom was shot in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana and features a duet with country singer Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town.



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Friday, May 8, 2009
by Lewis Beale / Newsday (MCT)

Forty-three years, six TV series, 10 feature films, numerous video games and hundreds of novels later, Star Trek is still with us. Director J.J. Abrams’ film, opening Friday, is an origins story, in which the young Kirk and Spock meet, fight, bond and eventually take over the running of the Enterprise. Not surprisingly, fans have been salivating over the imminent arrival of Star Trek for at least a Vulcan year.


Not that everything Trek has been a wild success. The films, in particular, have been a wildly mixed bag of sci-fi fun and ponderous, futuristic philosophizing. Here are some of the best and worst…


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Thursday, May 7, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The National dropped by Jimmy Fallon’s show last night to play “So Far Around the Bend” from Dark Was the Night.



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Thursday, May 7, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

Tuesday night Franz Ferdinand dropped by the Letterman show to play “No You Girls” off their latest album Tonight. On 2 June the Scottish band is releasing a dub version of that album called Blood.



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Thursday, May 7, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

British punkers Gallows released their new album Grey Britain this week. They dropped by ShockHound to discuss the new album and the band’s mission, yeah because punk bands always have a mission. These guys believe Armageddon is around the corner, so watch out.



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