The concert film Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ‘86 is to be screened in various movie theaters around the world. The film will be preceded by a brief documentary, and the concert film itself will include stellar Queen hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “We Are the Champions”, and “I Want to Break Free”. It’s Freddie Mercury and mates in front of 80,000 fans! Shall it be missed?
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For me, St. Germain’s 2000 album Tourist was one of several memorable electronic albums that were released near the turn of the millennium. Each unique in their own right, I count Tosca’s Suzuki, a project from Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber, and, a couple of years later, Jazzanova’s In Between as albums that stand alongside Tourist. But that’s neither here nor there since the excitement now is for the rerelease of Tourist for 2012, remastered for compact disc, vinyl and also available digitally. PopMatters is excited to offer our readers a chance to win this widely praised Blue Note record. Or if you want to know its yours, you can purchase the remastered version of Tourist from Amazon here. Read on to find out how to enter this contest.
Here’s a homemade demo album with a twist; one made entirely with GarageBand. Steve Kilbey of the Church is largely a self-taught artist. When it comes to singing, songwriting, home recording and painting, he preferred to teach himself the ins and outs of it all. Kilbey dove into the recording software GarageBand armed with only a laptop, a mic and a 12-string guitar. The songs on Garage Sutra appeared on Kilbey’s blog during the month of September of 2009 as a way of celebrating his 55th birthday. Now these songs are available on both CD and MP3 formats, though the former might be sold out for the moment. Fear not, Garage Sutra is available from Kilbey’s Bandcamp site.
There you will also find Vivid, a two-track 15-minute musical accompaniment to an art exhibit and his collaboration with Ricky Maymi of the Brian Jonestown Massacre; The Wilderness Years under the name of David Neil (a fictional rockstar = David Bowie + Neil Young). Subscribers of Mr. Kilbey’s online goods were already treated to free download codes of Vivid and Garage Sutra.
Sometimes it pays to obssess.
Also, we have a little round-up here od recent Animal Collective live appearances…