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March 10, 2014

True Detective

The series' brooding atmosphere is framed by an expertly crafted soundtrack--some of the songs are haunting, some are bluesy, some are both. The music is selected by none other than T Bone Burnett, the Oscar-winning producer and musician.

"I have a long history with detective movies--almost as long as I have with rock 'n' roll," Burnett says. "I've always been interested in crime and true crime. If you listen to my records, like Criminal Under My Own Hat, you can feel it. I love Chandler and Hammett; I love detective movies." [Mother Jones]

Listen to a Spotify playlist of the music T Bone chose, below.

HBO hasn't posted a list of the songs from last night's True Detective episode like they did for episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, but that might just be because there wasn't much to list.

What did you think of the ending? Stream the soundtrack playlist below...

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March 9, 2014

SNL

Last night (3/8) was a very Brooklyn episode of Saturday Night Live with Girls' star/creator Lena Dunham hosting, and The National as musical guest. The National performed "Graceless" and "I Need My Girl," both of which are from the band's 2013 album, Trouble Will Find Me and you can watch video of both below.

To up last night's starpower, the episode also featured a bevy of cameos: Liam Neeson, John Hamm, and former SNL castmember Fred Armisen. The next new episode of SNL is March 29 with Louis CK as host. No musical guest has been announced, unless Louis is gonna pull a Drake.

The National will play two Celebrate Brooklyn! shows in Prospect Park in June as part of the band's continuing world tour. Watch their SNL performances below...

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March 7, 2014

Bob's Burgers

Like Wes Anderson films, music is pretty intrinsic to FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers. There seems to be a an original song in just about every episode. Some of those songs then get covered by bands like The National. For those who have been hoping these songs might become available separate from the episodes, it looks like you're in luck. The AV Club reports that during a press conference, show producer Loren Bouchard told folks that a soundtrack is in the works and should be out by the fall.

In other news, Bob's Burgers is finally back this Sunday (3/9) with new episodes after a winter break. It's back at a new time too -- 7 PM EST -- for the rest of the season. Why? In true Bob's Burgers style, they let you know in song, which you can watch below (via Vulture). It may have something to do with the update of COSMOS hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson which premieres Sunday at 8 PM... but still watch the video (and some other BBs songs) below...

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Thrones

As promised, the official Game of Thrones hip-hop mixtape, Catch the Throne, was released this morning. Featuring such rappers as Big Boi, Bodega Bamz, Common, and Wale, the tracks were made from samples from the insanely popular HBO fantasy series. You can stream it below.

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March 6, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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We posted the video short of new SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata as a guide giving tours of Girls locations in Brooklyn. That is likely to turn into a reality as On Locations Tours, the company that did Sex & the City bus tours of NYC, is going to do one for the hit HBO show. On Location rep Georgette Blau told the Daily News visitors could be bussing around Bushwick and Greenpoint this fall. "The locations aren't exactly glamorous, but they're authentic," Blau said, adding, "It's so hot right now. I hope that hipsters would embrace it."

Elsewhere, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham will host SNL this weekend with The National as musical guests, making it perhaps the most Brooklyn episode of Saturday Night Live ever. You can watch a bunch of promos for the episode all strung together below.

And while on the subject of comedies about 20-something girls trying to make it in the Big City, if you haven't watched Broad City on Comedy Central yet, it's real funny, and may speak to some of you more than Dunham and crew do. (Plus Hannibal Buress as a dentist!) A few clips of that below....

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If there was any doubt that Game of Thrones is insanely popular, that early screening of the Season 4 premiere at Barclays Center sold out (7000 tickets) almost instantly. Did you get tickets? (Or try?) Meanwhile, you can still get tickets to Arcade Fire at Barclays, and for the event pictured above.

The rest of us will have to wait till April 9 when it airs on HBO. That Catch the Throne hip hop mixtape drops on Friday (3/7) but you can stream Big Boi's contribution, "Mother of Dragons," and watch a couple S4 teasers, below...

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March 5, 2014

this could be you, there'll be an Iron Throne at Barclays
Game of Thrones

We were just talking about Game of Thrones' season premiere which will air April 9 on HBO. If you'd like to see it two weeks early, Rolling Stone reports it's going to be screened at Barclays Center on March 20. In addition to getting to watch on a giant screen, there will be show costumes and props on display from the current traveling exhibit and a replica of the Iron Throne you can get your picture taken on. Tickets for this "Epic Fan Experience" are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public Thursday (3/6) at 10 AM. Proceeds go to charity.

You might have seen a replica of the Iron Throne on last week's Parks & Recreation, which Amy Poehler's character bought for Adam Scott's character for their anniversary. It was a brief scene at the end of the episode, but a much longer (and funny) cut of the scene can be viewed below.

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Art Garfunkel

You may be aware of the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, aka actress/singers Kate Micucci (Scrubs, Big Bang Theory) and Riki Lindhome (Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory), who are named after "two famous rock-and-roll second bananas." If you're not, but you watch IFC, you may start to see a lot more of them because G&O is the subject of a new scripted comedy directed and executive produced by Fred Savage:

The series chronicles the pair's humorous misadventures and how they rely on each other -- and a few clever songs -- to get them through their personal and professional stumbles. Production begins today in Los Angeles.

A seasoned television director and actor, Savage will direct all eight half-hour episodes of the debut season. Previous directing credits include Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Party Down, among others. Garfunkel and Oates is set to premiere on IFC in late summer 2014.

"Fred is one of today's hottest comedy directors and he's a huge addition to Garfunkel and Oates as both series director and executive producer. We're thrilled to have him at the helm of this smart new comedy," said IFC President, Jennifer Caserta.
Production for that begins this week so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, the real Art Garfunkel is going on a tour this year which brings him to the NYC-area for shows on April 2 at Bergen Performing Arts Center and April 3 at State Theater in NJ and April 4 at The Space at Westbury on Long Island. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (3/7) at 11 AM, 10 AM, and noon, respectively. There's also an ongoing AmEx presale for the Bergen PAC show and another presale starting Thursday (3/6) at 10 AM. The tour also includes a high school show in Katonah, NY (sold out) and four Connecticut shows. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Paul Simon just played MSG with Sting last night (3/4) and does so again Thursday (3/6) (tickets).

All Art Garfunkel dates are listed below...

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March 4, 2014

First Lil Bub and now Gary Gnu...

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Westchester's second Pop Goes the Culture variety show, a colorful evening of meaningful performances and meaningless awards recognizing favorite pop culture acts, was held Saturday, March 2 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers. The event, which honored everyone from Broadway star Gregory Jbara to Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro, was presented by Mamaroneck author Jon Chattman and his A-Sides brand Pictured (L-to-R) Chattman, honorees - rocker Andrew W.K. and Great Space Coaster puppet Gary Gnu (with Jim Martin). Photo by: Lindsay Burdick Witts
You might not consider this news, but no gnews is good gnews!

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March 3, 2014