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Monday, Jul 28, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
PopMatters looks back on some of the standout moments from the Godfather of Soul, from his work in film to his identity as a "sex machine".

Calling all music fans, August 1st brings the release of the eagerly awaited new biopic about James Brown, Get on Up. With a stellar cast—Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, and Octavia Spencer—Get on Up is directed by The Help‘s Tate Taylor and looks to be a major crowd-pleaser. This is also the perfect time to reflect on Brown’s staggering importance within music and our cultural landscape. Join in with Pharrell and Questlove in celebrating your thoughts about the Godfather of Soul’s lasting legacy using #SayItLoud on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and more. We are celebrating with you in offering up five of Brown’s most important career highlights.


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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
by PopMatters Staff
Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in LUCY, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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Monday, Jan 20, 2014
by PopMatters Staff

As part of Lufthansa’s “inspired by travel” series, the airline sent German electro-pop band Captain Capa to Tokyo to experience the local culture and draw inspiration for their music. As it turns out, Captain Capa has long had an interest in Japanese pop culture, including anime, so this fulfilled a lifelong dream for them.


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Friday, Dec 20, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
PopMatters faves London Grammar join White Lies, Peace, Dredge and Fryars to help celebrate the launch of Burberry's new male fragrance, Brit Rhythm. #THISISBRIT

Brit Rhythm is the first new fragrance from Burberry since they brought the line back in house. And they’ve kicked it off in grand style with a marriage of fashion scent and music. Brit Rhythm for men is all about the energy of music, specifically the vibrant and thriving British music scene, something we love at PopMatters. Check out one of our Best New Artist picks, London Grammar, as they tell us all about their musical influences.


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Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Speakers and headphones are everywhere these days, and they all seem to be more of the same, plastic, average-sounding, heavy pieces of disposable junk. However, Grain Audio, a New York-based speaker company is kissing off the mediocre and mundane, and bringing us something different.

The smart start-up has gained a reputation for clean, simple aesthetics and a fastidious approach to sound and social responsibility. We spoke with the Grain Audio team to shed some light on what’s really important when it comes to personal sound and how they’ve achieved it.


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