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by Eric Allen Been

24 Mar 2011


Photo courtesy of Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival

Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival just named its headliners for the Memorial Day weekend party, which includes Detroit techno legend Carl Craig performing live for the first time ever as his moniker 69, the Brighton-based DJ and producer Fatboy Slim and the Chicago house/electro icon Felix Da Housecat. Previously named acts included, among others, Green Velvet, Sven Väth and Goldie.

The entire line-up for the electronic music festival, which takes place May 28 through May 30 in Detroit’s Hart Plaza, is listed below.  Head over to Movement’s website for more info.

Movement Electronic Music Festival Lineup…
69 (Carl Craig) (live), Al Ester, Beardyman (live), Ben Klock, Claude Young, DJ Harvey, Dr. Atmo, DTM 5x5 (DJ Seoul, T.Linder, Neil V, Darkcube, DJ Psycho), Dubfire, Elliot Lipp (live), Fatboy Slim, Felix Da Housecat, Franki Juncaj aka DJ 3000, Gaslamp Killer, Guti (live), Hudson Mohawke – live, James Zabiela, Kero (live), Livio & Roby, Loco Dice, Martin Buttrich (live), Matt Clarke, Metro Area, Mike Servito, Pulshar (live), Ramadanman, Ryan Elliott, Steve Rachmad, Traversable Wormhole aka Adam X (live), Ana Sia, Art Department, Bruce Bailey, Cio D’or, Dam-Funk & Master Blazter (live), DJ T-1000, Echospace (live), Goldie, Green Velvet (live), Kerri Chandler, Marcel Dettman, Mimosa, Reference, Scuba, Shlomi Aber, Skrillex (live), Soul Clap, Sven Väth, Tini, Visionquest (live and DJ set)

by Cynthia Fuchs

24 Mar 2011


Part political investigation and part cultural critique, Alex Gibney’s brilliant documentary is also a series of intricate performance pieces. As Eliot Spitzer and others describe the trajectory of his New York career, all do their best to shape the story, and also to make their versions seem honest and insightful. As AG and as governor, Spitzer pursued Wall Street corruption, inspiring the enmity of some very powerful usual suspects. While the movie doesn’t defend Spitzer’s deception of his wife and family, or excuse his ridiculous choice to patronize the Emperor’s Club VIP, it does situate that bad behavior in multiple broader contexts, all in flux by definition. Spitzer is not deviant or even exceptional. He is, instead, a participant in a game that is at once mundane and creepy, one that no one seems inclined to challenge, but only to play as brutally as possible, and above all, to play well.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer is screening as part of Maysles Cinema’s “True Crime” series. The 24 March show will be followed by a Q&A with Alex Gibney.

See PopMattersreview.

by Eric Allen Been

23 Mar 2011


Animal Collective are the curators of this year’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, England, and in an effort to familiarize festival-goers with the lineup, the band just released a free mix featuring several of the acts on the bill. The mix’s setlist and stream are listed below. Animal Collective’s ATP weekend goes down May 13 through the 15. Head over to ATP’s website for more details

  ATP Animal Collective Mix by All Tomorrows Parties

00:00 OV (extract) – Orthrelm
01:38 “Fireworks” – Animal Collective
08:21 “Norway” – Beach House
12:23 “Credit” – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
15:45 “House Jam (XXXChange Remix)” – Gang Gang Dance
20:12 “Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping” – Grouper
23:00 “Cheaters” – Teengirl Fantasy
29:07 “Shina Blockas” – Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane
32:43 “Freeway” – Kurt Vile
35:15 “Up On The Sun” – Meat Puppets
39:14 “Vacuum Boogie” – Floating Points
45:17 “High Road” – Deradoorian
50:52 “Goumou” – Khaira Arby
56:06 “Oh Paris!” – Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
58:46 “Gentleman’s Lament” – Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
61:31 “Night Cream” – Black Dice
67:01 “Discover Your Colors” – Ear Pwr
70:13 “I’ve Got Drugs (Out Of The Mist)” – The Frogs
72:31 “Trashy Boys” – Tickley Feather
77:17 “Good Time” – Yi Yi Thant & Aung Heina
81:40 “Rookoobay” – The Brothers Unconnected
85:13 “Grim Reaper Blues (Live In Big Sur)” – The Entrance Band
92:26″ Mawak Lakhaal” – Group Doueh
95:55 “Raghupati” – Prince Rama
101:07 “How You Satisfy Me” – Spectrum
105:16 “Catch Attack” – Drawlings
109:14 “Al Anon” – Eric Copeland
113:10 “Melankolia (Edit)” – Vladislav Delay
122:01 “Four Violins (Extract)” – Tony Conrad
127:34 “Wended V – Mick Barr
135:45 “Fuck Mixing, Let’s Dance” – Zomby

by Jennifer Cooke

23 Mar 2011


San Diego’s best kept secret, Apes of Wrath, just made it even harder for you to find them by changing their name to New Mexico. No matter. They still make the most exciting music in town that fails to penetrate outside of our humble borders. Who knows, maybe Wavves will start a revolution that starts everyone clamoring for all things San Diego: carne asada burritos, flip flops, and little trios like New Mexico. These guys seem to write a slew of new songs, each more kick-ass than the last, every single time they play a show. Don’t get excited about hearing “Epic Lover” because here comes “Case Closed”, and “Ramses”, from way back in 2007, is but a hazy, distant memory. And you thought Apple was bad with the planned obsolescence. Get it while you can:  here’s the new video for “Motion Sickness”.

by Cynthia Fuchs

23 Mar 2011


“The reason that they’re not going to jail is not that they didn’t commit crimes,” Charles Ferguson tells Nell Minow. “It’s because there’s been no effort to enforce the law, an even more disturbing phenomenon.”

This year’s Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Inside Job traces the intertwined histories of deregulation, credit default swaps, subprime mortgages, and ideological Kool-Aid drinking. Interviewer and director Ferguson encourages his subjects to tell their stories. Some of these are convincing, others are cringeworthy, as lobbyists, bankers, and academics spin themselves into deep holes. It may be that Inside Job‘s greatest effect is that, as the interviewees reveal themselves, they become less central to the story. Increasingly, the film lays bare a culture based on greed and short-sightedness, one that produces a mindless focus on profits, whether ideological, political, or financial.

Part of Maysles Cinema’s “True Crime” series, the screening of Inside Job on 3/23 will be followed by an audience-led discussion with Gale and Ben Armstead, humanitarians, and long-time Harlem residents. On Friday, 3/25, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Carl Dix.

See PopMattersreview.

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