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by Matt Mazur

11 Aug 2009

Hitting the stores in October is this nice-looking behind the scenes film takes a look at Johnson’s 2008 world tour with an accompanying CD of live music. All of the proceeds from the tour and this film project are being donated to Kokua Hawaii Foundation and the Johnson Ohana Family trust, which continues to distribute endowment’s to Jack’s favorite environmental charities…

by PopMatters Staff

10 Aug 2009

Hudson Mohawke
Releasing: 13 October

01Shower Melody
02 Gluetooth
03 Joy Fantastic ft. Daysoul
04 3.30
05 Trykk
06 Fruit Touch
07 ZOo00OOm
08 Acoustic Lady
09 Rising 5
10 Twistclip Loop
11 Just Decided ft. Oliver Daysoul
12 No One Could Ever
13 Velvet Peel
14 Tell Me What You Want From Me ft. Dam-Funk
16 Star Crackout
17 Allhot ft. Nadsroic
18 Black N Red

Hudson Mohawke
“Rising 5” [MP3]

by PopMatters Staff

10 Aug 2009

We Are Golden
Releasing: 22 September

British pop star Mika follows up his 5.6 million selling hit debut Life in Cartoon Motion with We Are Golden this fall. Mika trekked to L.A. to record the tunes for the new album and Greg Wells, who has worked with Pink and Rufus Wainwright, manned the production booth. Judging from the debut video “We Are Golden”, we’re in for more catchy pop with more than a trace of Freddie Mercury-esque vocals.


Standard Edition
01 We Are Golden
02 Blame It on the Girls
03 Rain
04 Dr John
05 I See You
06 Blue Eyes
07 Good Gone Girl
08 Touches You
09 By the Time
10 One Foot Boy
11 Toy Boy
12 Pick Up Off the Floor
13 Lover Boy (bonus track)
14 Lady Jane (iTunes bonus track)

Deluxe Edition: Disc 2 Mika Live at Sadler’s Wells
01 Grace Kelly
02 Lady Jane
03 Stuck in the Middle
04 Lonely Alcoholic
05 Blue Eyes
06 Toy Boy
07 Billy Brown
08 Good Gone Girl
09 Over My Shoulder
10 Big Girl (You’re Beautiful)
11 Love Today
12 Blame It on the Girls
13 Happy Ending
14 Lollipop
15 My Interpretation
16 Rain
17 Relax, Take It Easy

by PopMatters Staff

10 Aug 2009

Scotland’s Glasvegas dropped by Ferguson’s show last Thursday night before making their way to Chicago for Lollapalooza.

by PopMatters Staff

10 Aug 2009

Neo-retro-soul diva Sharon Jones appeared with her Dap-Kings on Craig Ferguson’s show last Friday night to play the title track from her 2007 album. As always, she was smokin’.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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