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by Sachyn Mital

22 Jul 2011


Atlanta’s Black Lips, described as a “flower punk” band, are currently making a few stops around the US, including New York and Nashville, before stopping in Chicago for Lollapalooza.

Sweeping out from behind a mountain and flying through the air, the Black Lips look like they are engaged in a strange recreation of Quidditch for their new video “New Direction” off the album, Arabia Mountain (which earned a 9/10 review right here at PopMatters).

by John Garratt

22 Jul 2011


Australian ambient outfit All India Radio are feeling good about their recent album The Silent Surf (Martin Kennedy says it’s their “most successful ever”). The band is showing gratitude by offering a free album for download called Free Me. It’s mostly alternate mixes of songs that have appeared on previous All India Radio albums that have remained unreleased until now.

 

by PopMatters Staff

22 Jul 2011


Atlanta’s the Booze channels the grit and attitude of late ‘60s/early ‘70s British rock, specifically the Rolling Stones, but also acknowledge the blues roots of everything they play. With that in mind, the band toured as a support act and backing band for Muddy Waters Jr. last year. This year has seen the release of their latest album, At Maximum Volume on Underrated Recordings. The group has been steadily touring the new music, building a fanbase well beyond their Southeastern homebase with their pure rawk sounds. The Video Rahim-directed “Wild One” is the latest video and perfectly ties into that Stonesy raunch vibe.

by PopMatters Staff

22 Jul 2011


PopMatters recently said of Smoke Fairies’ debut album Through Low Light and Trees: “The duo’s voices and instruments harmonize in haunting ways that evoke the ethereal spirits from which they take their band’s name. But these sprites are far from being frail creatures. They are comprised of flesh and blood. The Fairies understand that even enchantment can have dangers and that the mystery of the world does not alter the concrete details of living in the material world.” Now the UK band is headed out on a US tour with Rasputina, hitting many major American markets. This is your chance to catch up on one of the finest neo folk groups around. Tour dates and video collection after the jump.

by Matt Mazur

21 Jul 2011


Oscar Nominees:

Isabelle Adjani ... The Story of Adele H.
Ann-Margret ... Tommy
Louise Fletcher ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Glenda Jackson ... Hedda
Carol Kane ... Hester Street

Mazur Nominees:

Isabelle Adjani ... The Story of Adele H.

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Jerry Lewis - GENIUS!

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"In the wake of Jerry Lewis' passing, we revisit this article from 2009 highlighting the legendary comedian's movie-making.

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