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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].

[Download EP]

SONG LIST
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.

[Download MP3s]

by Lara Killian

26 Oct 2010


With a million hits in just a few days, this Sesame Street parody of the Old Spice campaign is proving to be hugely popular. What’s not to love about Grover and the word “on”? Good work, Sesame Street!

by Matt Mazur

25 Oct 2010


There is little doubt that Sally Hawkins gave one of the best acting performances of this entire decade in Mike Leigh’s 2008 masterpiece Happy-Go-Lucky, yet Hawkins was scandalously snubbed when the Academy Award nominations for Best Actress were announced, despite a near clean-sweep of the critical precursors leading up to the Oscars.

After turning in solid supporting performances in An Education and Never Let Me Go, Hawkins’ name is back in contention as a candidate for the leading actress Oscar once again for Made in Dagenham, the true story of female employees walking out in protest against sexual discrimination and to gain equal pay. Aiding Ms. Hawkins in her feminist quest are Bob Hoskins, Rosemund Pike and the always-amazing Miranda Richardson, who looks to be angling for an Oscar nomination of her own—for Best Supporting Actress—for her portrayal of “fiery redhead” politician Barbara Castle. Richardson is a scene-stealer!

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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

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"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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