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by PopMatters Staff

27 Feb 2012

Arctic Monkeys head out on the road with the Black Keys (interesting pairing) on 2 March for a North American tour. But first they’ve released a new video…

by Joseph Fisher

27 Feb 2012

After a glorious reunion run in 2008, Swervedriver have reunited yet again for another victory lap. However, this time around the band is employing the skills of their original drummer, Graham Bonnar. The dates for the band’s spring 2012 U.S. tour are listed below. Full details are available on Swervedriver’s website. And if you need to brush up on all things Swervie, check out Jon Garrett’s excellent PopMatters piece on these inimitable space travel rock and rollers.

by Sachyn Mital

27 Feb 2012

Tuesday February 28th marks the day that EMI releases the expanded edition of Pink Floyd’s The Wall in both a super expansive Immersion Edition, as a three disc Experience Edition and on two slabs of vinyl! They’ve gone all out for this set—the Immersion Edition is so extensive that comprehending it necessitates a trailer, so check out that video below!

by Comfort Clinton

27 Feb 2012

You might know Courtney Taylor-Taylor from his position as the front man for popular band the Dandy Warhols. However, when not playing guitar or singing for the alternative rock band, he acts as the creator and writer of graphic novel One Model Nation. A music man by trade, Taylor designed the graphic novel to be accompanied by an album that would be released in conjunction with the comic, along with illustrative music videos. One Model Nation was conceived in 2000 by Taylor-Taylor and Donovan Leitch, whose original vision for the series revolved around a fictional German band operating in the year 1977. The pair assert that the music for the series was completed within three days, yet the final development of the storyline took over 10 years to perfect, with the finished result having only recently become available in wide release.

by Comfort Clinton

24 Feb 2012

An image from Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, favored by
many to take home the Best Documentary Feature Oscar.

Yet another category of the Oscars that rarely gets the attention it deserves? Best Documentary Feature. The filmmakers who create these pieces go to extreme lengths for their work, and often do so with the admirable intention of bringing a greater message and awareness to their audience. This year’s crop of contestants are all powerful and captivating, and range widely in subject matter. From the conflict in Afghanistan to the life and legacy of a legendary choreographer, these films expose us to real aspects of our world we might never know otherwise. Below are the trailers for the gripping, real life films that caught the Academy’s attention this year, as well as summaries of their subjects and intentions.

//Mixed media

U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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