Archive for January, 2013

Update: Postal Service Reuniting, Booked for Coachella

January 21st, 2013
The Postal Service have unveiled a mysterious new update to their website hinting at a possible reunion for Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello's electronic project The simple site bears the Postal Service logo along with 2013 fueling rumors of a possible Coachella appearance 100 Best Albums of the 2000s The Postal...

James Taylor Sings ‘America the Beautiful’ at Inauguration

January 21st, 2013
Barack Obama and Joe Biden were sworn in today at the 57th Presidential Inauguration and James Taylor honored the pair's second term with a touching rendition of "America the Beautiful" The singer took the stage with an acoustic guitar and wrapped his vocals around shimmering plucked chords Kelly Clarkson and...

Pussy Riot Member Skypes at Sundance Premiere

January 21st, 2013
At the Sundance Film Festival this weekend Pussy Riot's Katya Samutsevich was greeted with cheers as she Skyped into the Q&A for the documentary Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer The film by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner – just acquired by HBO Films – centers around the band's trial for disturbing...

Q&A: Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz on Punk-Rock Ethos and Meeting Elton John

January 21st, 2013
Southern California punk heroes Bad Religion have long matched the ferociousness of their riffs with lyrical profundity On their sixteenth album True North out tomorrow the band steamrolls through 16 songs in an economical 35 minutes and covers such topics as materialism ("Robin Hood in Reverse" "Land of Endless Greed")...

HBO Buys Pussy Riot Documentary at Sundance

January 21st, 2013
HBO Documentary Films has bought the US television rights for Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer at the Sundance Film Festival Billboard reports The film directed and produced by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin made its world premiere on January 18th and follows the feminist art-punk collective who were arrested...

Joy Formidable Rock ‘This Ladder Is Ours’ on ‘Fallon’

January 19th, 2013
Welsh indie trio Joy Formidable paid a visit to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Friday night to play their fuzz-rocker "This Ladder Is Ours" the first single from their new album Wolf's Law Bandmembers Ritzy Bryan Rhydian Dafydd and Matt Thomas had holed up in the small town of Casco Maine to record...

Report: Lady Gaga to Perform at Inaugural Ball

January 19th, 2013
Lady Gaga will be joining the long list of artists performing at President Obama's second inauguration on Tuesday the Associated Press reports An anonymous source who wasn't authorized to share the information told the news agency that the singer is slated to perform at a ball for White House staffers  Jay-Z...

Jerry Seinfeld to Collaborate With Wale on New Album

January 19th, 2013
Back in 2008 Wale unleashed The Mixtape About Nothing a concept album built around Seinfeld Using dialogue samples from the show track titles inspired by its episode names and a cameo from Julia Louis-Dreyfus the Washington DC rapper revealed to the world a serious obsession with the sitcom Wale is...

Joshua Tree Spider Named After Bono

January 19th, 2013
A newly-identified species of spider living in California's Joshua Tree National Park has been named after Bono the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports  Biologist Jason Bond of Auburn University in Alabama recently discovered 33 new species of trapdoor spider with three of them found in the Mojave Desert landscape that gave its name...

Dave Grohl Debuts Supergroup at ‘Sound City’ Sundance Premiere

January 19th, 2013
Dave Grohl seemed to be living his rock and roll fantasy last night at the debut of the Sound City Players at the Sundance Film Festival’s Park City Live Or at least putting the super in supergroup "It's going to be a long fucking night – you know that right?" Grohl said...