Seems Tupac’s appearance at Coachella last weekend was such a hit they’re gonna go ahead and do an all hologram festival. It’s a totally decent lineup – Jesus, Rodney Dangerfield and Hank Williams opening day three is major.
Arnold and Elaine Friedman were a typical couple living in Great Neck, NY in the 80s. Arnold was a schoolteacher who also ran a computer school out of their home while Elaine cared for the three boys Jesse, Seth and David. All was happy until 1987, when Arnold and Jesse were accused of multiple counts of child abuse. A police raid revealed a sizable collection of child pornography, and Arnold confessed to some charges; Jesse, however, firmly insisted he was innocent.
Ohio’s Stalley releases his first mixtape in a year and the first one with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, Savage Journey To The American Dream.
August 3rd – 5th in Grant Park, Chicago: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White headline a very rock n roll weekned with Florence & The Machine, Bassnectar, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, The Weeknd, Santigold, Miike Snow, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, M83 and more.
One of the hardest rocking bands in history, Led Zeppelin crafted epic songs of grace and fury influenced by the American blues tradition. This documentary chronicles the band’s history from their 1968 formation to their reign as 1970s hard-rock giants, through rare photographs, archival footage and interviews with the band and those who were close to them: managers, sound engineers, groupies and fellow rockers.
An alien invasion musical? Yes. When three aliens (Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans and Jeff Goldblum) crash-land in LA’s San Fernando Valley a manicurist (Geena Davis) and her boss befriend the threesome, give them makeovers and show them the town. Watch the entire film here.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus approaches and it’s getting people all kinds of excited. Check out these posters from film fan and LA graphic artist Midnight Marauder – he’s psyched. You can see more of his work here: http://www.behance.net/marauder. Don’t miss the awesome Drive posters while you’re there.
The very nice folks at Stereogum have put together a mix of Interweb freebies from this month. Listen to some new music! Lemonade, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, El-P, SpaceGhostPurp, Dive, Action Bronson, Moonface and more.
Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that needs Christian youth to assume leadership roles. Follow Levi, Rachael, and Tory at Kids on Fire summer camp in Devil’s Lake, ND, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become soldiers in God’s Army. A look into a training ground that recruits Christian children to become an active part of America’s political future.
Several years ago DJ Food made a meticulous series of mixes based on Kraftwerk featuring covers, sample-heavy tracks or songs that clearly owe a debt to the quartet. Originally aired in January of 2005, it’s available for download now and features everything from Jay-Z to Bowery Electric to U2.
Crazy Love tells the astonishing story of the roller-coaster relationship between Burt and Linda Pugach which shocked the nation in 1959. Burt, a 32 year-old married attorney and Linda, a single 20 year-old living in the Bronx had a whirlwind romance which ended in a violent act that landed the pair on the cover of endless newspapers and magazines.
Twin festivals Reading & Leeds announce their lineups for August 24th-26th. Kasabian, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The Cure, Florence & The Machine, The Shins, Justice, Foster The People, The Horrors, Azealia Banks, OFWGKTA and so forth.
This Week: The Shins are back with their first album in five years and only James Mercer; White Hills bring another stoner monster; Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo explores the singer / songwriter element; Brooklyn electronic duo Tanlines bring heart to the dancefloor.
For the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day holiday DJ Eclipse put together a mix celebrating all things Irish, as well as a homage of sorts for Danny Boy from House of Pain. U2, Sinead O’Connor, the Pogues, Lordz of Brooklyn and House of Pain (duh) all make appearances. Sláinte!