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Thursday, Oct 27, 2011

As part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the documentary Beyond This Place will be presented October 30 at 7:30 pm with the original score played live in the Opera House. The film follows director Kaleo La Belle as he attempts to reconcile a relationship with his estranged, drugged out father Cloud Rock. They embark on an ambitious 500-mile tour across the Pacific Northwest, looking for a way to connect after years of emotional distance. It has just been announced that La Belle will also be in attendance for a post-show Artist Talk, moderated by novelist Rick Moody.


Sufan Stevens is a childhood friend of La Belle’s (he and his brother Marzuki are the protagonist in Kaleo’s feature documentary film Crooked River in 2005). He collaborated on the soundtrack with Raymond Byron Magic Raposa, who records under the moniker Castanets. Together they created the soundtrack, capturing the various moods of the film. Sufjan re-recorded his song, “In the Devil’s Territory”, for the opening credits, while Raposa wrote an original song for the end credits called “Beyond This Place”.



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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
Tune in today at 1pm PST / 4pm EST to catch a livestream concert from Coldplay as part of the American Express Unstaged series brought to you by YouTube and VEVO.

POPMATTERS SPONSOR: Today at 1pm PST / 4pm EST YouTube and VEVO are bringing worldwide audiences a live Coldplay concert from Madrid as part of the American Express Unstaged series. Expect the visual bar to be set very high by today’s event as renowned film/music video director Anton Corbijn is directing the live concert film. If you happen to miss the live event this afternoon, it will be available in repeats throughout this evening and you can even catch the proceedings on mobile devices, including both the iPhone and Android devices.


For the American Express Unstaged series, Amex teamed with YouTube and VEVO to bring artists from many different genres together in locations all over the world with top-notch film directors to present a truly global musical experience with extremely high production values. Today’s concert follows yesterday’s release of Coldplay’s new album Mylo Xyloto and is sure to be a big event as Coldplay are well-known for putting on a great show.


Check out the trailer below and head on over to YouTube/VEVO this afternoon to catch the live show.



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Monday, Oct 24, 2011
by Sam Phillips
Today, Sam Phillips puts the spotlight on some of her favorite film and music.




I went to this art party/benefit called 20 Wonder. If you are in Los Angeles next summer, go out of your way to attend their event and support these beautiful people.


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Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011

Well, that hole in my dreams has finally been filled. The Stone Roses are preparing to tour the world. All of the details are available on their website, including some cheeky press conference footage. Feel free to express your adoration for me, a humble PopMatters blogger, for bringing this earth-shattering news directly to you.



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Monday, Oct 17, 2011

Paul Simon’s had quite a busy year. He’s been on tour most of the time since the release of his album So Beautiful or So What in April, having played 51 shows in nearly as many cities. Having just returned in July from an international leg that took him through most of Western Europe, the United Kingdom, and as far as Tel Aviv, you’d think his battery would need some recharging, especially after turning 70 at the beginning of the month.


But you’d be wrong. Today, he starts the fall leg of his US tour in Phoenix and will be traveling straight through to December. He’ll play 31 more shows in as many cities ranging from the southernmost tip of California, though the Rocky Mountains and Midwest over to New Jersey, and then back down to Hollywood, Florida, where he’ll close up shop for the year. And from what we’ve heard, he’s still sounding pretty good.


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