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by PopMatters Staff

27 Oct 2010


Kanye West is making mini-movies now like Michael Jackson did once upon a time. Who says the music video is dead.

by PopMatters Staff

26 Oct 2010


Undoubtedly you’ve seen the posters around your local multiplex and maybe even gaped at the first trailers… Tron is coming back as TRON: Legacy with all sorts of newfangled fancy CGI and Daft Punk are providing the music. NME just premiered the video for “Derezzed”.

by Devin Mainville

26 Oct 2010


Glee is getting into the Halloween spirit by taking on the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. The show, which has paid tribute to everything from “bad” songs to religious songs to Britney Spears, will get some help paying homage from some original Rocky Horror cast members; Barry Bostwick and Meatloaf will be stopping by, but don’t be looking forward to them reprising their original roles. The Rocky Horror roles will be filled by the glee club members; early photos reveal Finn and Rachel as Brad and Janet, naturally, Kurt looking beyond perfect as Riff Raff and recurring quest star John Stamos as Eddie.

As all themed Glee episodes, the Rocky Horror episode has been garnering a lot of hype since it was first announced this summer. Glee has recently gained even more attention, although this time surprisingly negative, thanks to a racy GQ spread. Well, if anything will prove what a wholesome show Glee really is, its dancing around in underwear, transvestites, and a rousing rendition of “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me”.

Check it out and get in the Halloween spirit Tuesday October 26 at 8/7c.

by Matt James

26 Oct 2010


PSST! Hey you! [waves]Yes you with the cool hair and the shiny shoes. Over here. Seriously, put that down, you’ll go blind or get hairy palms at the very least. Good now come here. Take a hit on this [plays lush new free EP from Liquid Vega]. Pretty bloody good huh? It’s a new boy / girl electronica duo. No! Come back! This is different, this is every shade of amazing. They’re Liquid Vega, aka Vincent and Genevieve, two star cross’d lovers from Paris & London who make midnight mysteria that can only be defined as “beautiful”. Well that and “strange”...err, and “romantic” and possibly “ethereal”. Maybe “sexy” too. You get the drift. Should we tell anyone else? Crikey! No way! This’ll be our little secret. This is way too special to share. OK off you go. You ain’t seen me right? [runs away].

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01 Strange Magic
02 My Love
03 Heartbreak Dancer
04 Colours

by Chris Catania

26 Oct 2010


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doolittle, the Pixies are giving away live tracks to fans who sign up for their newsletter. The live tracks are recordings from their current tour and shows from the band’s touring history. This is a fine treat for any Pixie fan: new, young or old(er). You can download the four tracks on the Pixie site.

While you’re cruising around their site, you’ll also want to check out a very cool fan-centric element about the Pixies tour archive called the gigography. The interactive tour history catalog allows fans to tag and upload various forms of social and new media—Tweets, YouTube videos, photos—from the shows fans have attended on the current tour and shows throughout the Pixies entire touring history.

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The Bric-a-Brac of Games

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"In gaming generally, relevant and irrelevant objects are forever separated because mixing them up might be too confusing for the player.

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