Archive for March 1st, 2010

Behind Animal Collective’s Film “Oddsac”: Fire, Cults and Glitter

March 1st, 2010
After four years of furious editing, a polarizing screening at Sundance and loads of body glitter, Animal Collective’s long-awaited “visual album” Oddsac is set to have its New York premiere at a handful of sold-out screenings starting tomorrow. The film, a collaboration between the celebrated avant-indie band and Philadelphia film director Danny Perez, has been shrouded in mystery since its announcement last year. Little footage has leaked, save a 30-second teaser, and initial reviews at ...

John Mayer Chooses Rock Over Drama at Madison Square Garden

March 1st, 2010
Photo: Coppola/Getty John Mayer the musician has been carefully cultivating John Mayer the brand over the last 10 years. He’s merged his acoustic singer-songwriter persona with his blues-virtuoso alter-ego, developed the logos on his tour T-shirts and spat out streams of 140-character tweets that broadcast his most off-the-cuff musings. But though he clearly knows how to get results on his own terms, sometimes the terms aren’t his to define — and as his recent Playboy ...

John Cale Shoots Down Velvet Underground Reunion

March 1st, 2010
Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Pavement, Faith No More, Public Image Ltd., the Specials and Soundgarden are just a handful of artists returning to the stage after a long hiatus, but John Cale insists the Velvet Underground haven’t caught reunion fever — or at least, he hasn’t. Cale told BBC 6 Music that despite offers to play some major music festivals, he has no interest in reforming the iconic New York group with his former bandmates. “It’s not ...

News Ticker: The White Stripes, Neil Young, Gang Starr, Axl Rose

March 1st, 2010
Photo: Denis/AFP/GettyThe White Stripes have announced the locations of the official March 16th public screenings of their Canadian tour doc Under Great White Northern Lights on their official Website. Fans also have the opportunity to host their own screening (details here). Neil Young helped wrap the Vancouver Olympics with a performance of “Long May You Run” at the Closing Ceremony last night. Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morissette also played the event. During the Games, RS ...