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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!

by Devin Mainville

25 Oct 2010


After the success of original programs like Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC is trying its hand at a new television genre; horror. Their newest program, The Walking Dead, centers around motley band of humans, the only survivors after an apocalypse that has left the world ridden with zombies. We follow this group, lead by county sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), through the events following the apocalypse as they continue their fight to survive. AMC describes the show as “an epic, edge of your seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a back drop of moment-to-moment survival.”

The show, which will premiere with a 90-minute episode Halloween night (Oct. 31, 10 EST/9 CST), is based on the popular comic book series by Robert Kirkman and is not only a great departure from the character driven dramas on AMC, but from shows across the channels. Yet, as vampire everything becomes more popular it was only a matter of time until other scary movie staples got their moments on the small screen and if AMC has proven anything, it’s that they know a good show when they see one.

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