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by PopMatters Staff

19 Jun 2009


St. Vincent recently sat down for an unplugged performance with Lake Fever Productions. She claims to not own an acoustic guitar… scary way to start an unplugged performance, but she carries it off admirably.

by Sarah Zupko

19 Jun 2009


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 great fun and have a bunch of upcoming tour dates. Here’s a video of “DumDum” live at the Brooklyn Country Music Festival in 2008 as well as a player of four of their songs.

The Defibulators
“Ol’ Winchester” [MP3]
     

by PopMatters Staff

19 Jun 2009


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 Spark Fire 
03 Wet Hair  
04 Rockers East Vancouver  
05 Heart Sweats  
06 Crazy / Forever  
07 Sovereignty    
08 I Quit Girls

Japandroids
“Young Hearts Spark Fire” [MP3]
     

by Sarah Zupko

19 Jun 2009


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.

by Rene Rodriguez / McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

19 Jun 2009


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 summer box office. Director Michael Bay follows up his surprisingly effective smash hit from the summer of 2007 with the second of an expected trilogy of films about giant robots from outer space that can turn into cars and the befuddled teenager (Shia LaBeouf) who befriends them.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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