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Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

It Might Get Loud
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Cast: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
Opening: 14 August 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics


 


Plot summary: Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos -– The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist’s musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and the Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play.
[Sony Pictures Classics]





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Monday, Jun 8, 2009

Kevin Devine gets on the couch to explore to subtext of relationships in his new video for the song “I Could Be with Anyone”. (via Spinner.com)



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Monday, Jun 8, 2009

The entire career of Breakbeat Era spanned about a year at the end of the last millennium. It was a unique collaboration between drum and bass producers Roni Size and DJ Die, fronted by captivating singer Leonie Laws. Their only album, Ultra-Obscene saw the light of day in 1999, peaking at #31 on the UK charts and, like pretty much every electronic album ever made, it barely registered in North America. Yet, to my mind, it remains not only one of the best drum’n'bass albums ever made, essential for anyone who finds Pendulum remotely interesting, but one of the all-time greatest electronic records in general. This video speaks for itself.



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Sunday, Jun 7, 2009

J, Lou, and Murph are the coolest kids on the block. In this video for “Over It” from their forthcoming album Farm, Dinosaur storm the streets with their BMX’s and skateboards, pulling some extremely impressive moves and even wiping out with style. Check out the custom Dinosaur Jr skateboard deck and keep your eyes open for Mike Watt. Oh, and the song rocks too.


Farm is out on June 23rd.



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Friday, Jun 5, 2009

Sell-out, corporate, commercialized, whatever—“Bruises” is so sweet and so strikingly weird (“Now I taste like / All those frozen strawberries / I used to chill your bruising knees”) that it absolutely refuses to be reduced.



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