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by Sarah Zupko

17 May 2011


Montreal’s real life Klezmer hip-hopper is releasing his latest album, Sleepover, today in digital form. The physical release will follow later this summer. “Sleepover” is a wacky, hip-hop mash-up with Klezmer accordions and lyrics that seem to poke fun at rap’s obsession with “booty”. We love Socalled’s mixed-up genre stew here at PopMatters, with Ghettoblaster being one of 2007’s highlights. Following that record’s release, Socalled traveled the world lecturing and teaching masters classes. For the new album, he has teamed with some 34 musicians, including Chilly Gonzales, Irving Fields, Fred Wesley of the JB Horns, C-Rayz Walz.

 

by Matt Mazur

17 May 2011


Elizabeth Taylor … Suddenly, Last Summer

Oscar Nominees:

Doris Day ... Pillow Talk
Audrey Hepburn ... The Nun’s Story
Katharine Hepburn ... Suddenly, Last Summer
Simone Signoret ... Room at the Top
Elizabeth Taylor ... Suddenly, Last Summer

Mazur Nominees:

Dorothy Dandridge … Porgy and Bess

 

by PopMatters Staff

16 May 2011


Ladytron
Gravity the Seducer
(Nettwerk)
Release date: 12 September (UK) / 13 September (US)

Britain’s electro-poppers Ladytron are slating their fifth LP for release this coming September. New music is already being previewed with the release of “White Elephant” today and “Ace of Hz” late last year. Full tracklist after the jump.

Ladytron - White Elephant by nettwerkmusicgroup

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz [2010] by nettwerkmusicgroup

by Matt Mazur

16 May 2011


Pam Grier … Jackie Brown

Oscar Nominees:

Helena Bonham Carter ... The Wings of the Dove
Julie Christie ... Afterglow
Judi Dench ... Mrs. Brown
Helen Hunt ... As Good as It Gets
Kate Winslet ... Titanic

Mazur Nominees:

Joan Allen … The Ice Storm

 

by PopMatters Staff

16 May 2011


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