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October 6, 2013
1) Sinead O'Connor writes a letter to Miley Cyrus.
2) Amanda Palmer writes a letter to Sinead O'Connor
3) Sinead O'Connor writes a second letter to Miley Cyrus
4) Sinead O'Connor writes a third letter to Miley
Read #4 with clips from SNL below...
October 3, 2013
by Doug Moore
Scott Ian in the makeup chair...
Scott Ian -- known by most for his constant presence on VH1, in addition to his contributions to Anthrax -- is a pretty weird-looking dude to begin with. But have you ever wondered what he'd look like if he mutated into a horrible, Lovecraftian fish-man monster? If you have, then congratulations! You're a huge weirdo. But even if you haven't, now's your chance to witness this transformation; it's streaming below.
The video is part of a five-part Nerdist web series called Blood and Guts with Scott Ian. In this particular episode, Hollywood makeup artist Joel Barlow (known for his work on Inception, The Lone Ranger, the Pirates of the Carribbean films, and the new Star Trek films) puts Ian in full-on The Shadow Over Innsmouth makeup. Why? So Ian can sit in a hairdresser's chair and crack wise while he's transformed into a fish-man, presumably.
Here are some more details, from the Blood and Guts presser:
:"Following two successful seasons, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian has returned to the Nerdist Channel with Season 3. A new episode will debut every Thursday in October, leading up to the season finale on Halloween. The Season 3 premiere - which features Johnny Depp's regular makeup designer, Academy Award winner Joel Harlow - can be viewed on the Nerdist Channel.The full episode guide for the third season of Blood and Guts with Scott Ian, as well as the teaser, can be found below. Watch the teaser here.
Blood and Guts is hosted by Scott Ian, guitarist and founding member of legendary metal band Anthax. Ian, a longtime horror aficionado, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes looks at how some of the all-time greatest practical effects artists create the gore and monsters that genre fans love. The series differs from typical behind-the-scenes shows due to Ian's infectious excitement and curiosity, coupled with the clever ways the effects are integrated into each episode. Ian is often the one in the makeup chair, experiencing squibs, gore appliances and complex character makeups with rare enthusiasm.
October 1, 2013
Sean "Diddy" Combs is launching his own music television network, REVOLT, later this month. What's it all about? The "multi-genre, multi-platform music network" will feature "that new shit, the stuff that people are afraid to play," Diddy says in a new promotional video, and adds,"If you like good music, you finally have a home."
While the cable network doesn't launch till October 21, REVOLT's YouTube channel has been busy over the last few months doing short features on a wide variety of artists. With their slogan "Powered by Music, Driven by Culture & Fueled by You!" it sounds a little like Current.TV's model when it started. Among the folks who'll be working there, onscreen and off, is former Stereogum editor Amrit Singh.
You can check out a few REVOLT video segments below...
September 30, 2013
PaleyFest 2013: Made in NY is happening in NYC this week (October 2 - 6), celebrating quality television made right here in the five boroughs (and surrounding area). There are screenings of classic shows, plus panel discussions featuring the cast and creators of shows like Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, Person of Interest, The Americans, Nurse Jackie and more. Orange is the New Black is sold out, but you can still get tickets to the others. Full line-up is below.
One talk that was just announced is Louis CK who will be talking about his show, Louie, at The Paley Center on Thursday (10/3). Tickets go on sale to Paley Members TODAY (9/30) at 5 PM and to the general public Tuesday (10/1) at noon.
The fourth season of Louie will air on FX in Spring 2014. PaleyFest 2013: Made in NY schedule below...
September 29, 2013
"New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?" / "live" from Club Salsatheque
As you may know, Montreal's Arcade Fire are in NYC this weekend and were just musical guests for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and they played the title track from the forthcoming Reflektor, as well as "Afterlife" from the album. They also appeared in game show parody, "New Castmember or Arcade Fire?," that also featured host Tina Fey.
After SNL, the 30-minute NBC Arcade Fire special was not a live event, as some had speculated/hoped, but a pre-taped concert from, what appeared to be mostly shot at Club Salsathèque in Montreal (where they played earlier this month) that featured cameos from Michael Cera, Bono, Zach Galifianakis, James Franco, Bill Hader and others. New songs included "Here Comes the Night Time", plus "We Exist" and "Normal People."
No video has surfaced yet but we'll add when it's up. UPDATE: The videos of both SNL appearances and the game show parody are up now, and can be watched below.
September 26, 2013
Junip @ Bowery Ballroom, 2011 (more by Winnie Cheung)
After the intense heaviness of last Sunday's penultimate episode of Breaking Bad (no spoilers, don't worry), it was a pleasant surprise to hear Jose Gonzalez's voice immediately after in the preview for the series' final episode -- via Jose's band Junip's song "Line of Fire." If you missed it, watch below, and get excited for the Breaking Bad series finale this Sunday. Like you're not already. The full song is also streamable below.
Junip head out on tour in October, starting at ACL, hitting NYC for one show at Le Poisson Rouge on October 10 (not two shows at LPR as Junip originally reported), returning to Austin for the second weekend of ACL, and eventually ending at La Bellasco in LA before the Swedish band returns to Gothenburg. Tickets to the LPR show are still available.
Want to go to the NYC show for free? We're giving away a pair of tickets to a random person who tweets something @BrooklynVegan and includes both "Junip" and "Breaking Bad" in the tweet. Winner will be notified via Twitter.
All tour dates, the Breaking Bad trailer, Junip's new video for "Walking Lightly" and more, below...
September 16, 2013
'Reflektor' cover art
As mentioned, Arcade Fire will be in NYC next weekend to play the season premiere of Saturday Night Live (9/28) which will be hosted by Tina Fey. SNL has been doing more with music lately, sometimes allowing bands a third song during the closing credits. The show is taking that one step further with the very popular Montreal band, giving them a half-hour concert special immediately after SNL at 1 AM EDT (via CoS). No other details yet, but you've only got 12 days to find out.
Arcade Fire's James Murphy-produced fourth album, Reflektor, will be out October 29.
September 10, 2013
by Bill Pearis
Sigur Ros @ MSG, March 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Wildly popular HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones is currently filming Season 4 at various locations around Europe. After Season 3 featured bit parts from members of Coldplay and Snow Patrol, the show is continuing to put anthemic bands in cameos, namely Sigur Ros. Though the show films in the band's native Iceland (subbing for The Haunted Forest and other points North of The Wall), Jónsi, Georg Hólm, and Orri Páll Dýrason are in Croatia filming right now -- Dubrovnik is where Kings Landing scenes are filmed. No word on whether they'll contribute a song too, like The National and The Hold Steady did previously.
This is a big year for Sigur Ros television guest appearances, as they were already on an episode of The Simpsons. They are a Breaking Bad and Walking Dead away from a TV cameo EGOT. The band were last in NYC in March and have more North American tour dates this fall, though none in the five boroughs or surrounding area
Game of Thrones' fourth season will air Spring 2014 on HBO.
August 30, 2013
To quote Dangerous Minds:
Raymond Pettibon's cover art for Sonic Youth's Goo album meets Breaking Bad in this droll tee-shirt mashup.Maybe Walter Jr will show up to see Thurston Moore this weekend?
It reads: "I stole Combo's mom's RV. It was all whirlwind, heat, and flash. With-in a week we killed Krazy-8 and hit the road."
Pettibon's original illustration was based on a 1966 news photo of Maureen Hindley and David Smith, witnesses in the case of the "Moors murders" serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, as they to made their way to the trial.
August 2, 2013
You may have seen Stephen Colbert making a surprise appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday (7/29) coming out while Fallon was talking to J. Mascis (sitting in with the band) and dancing to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" (have you heard that song yet?). At the time it seemed like a random bit, but it turns out Colbert did indeed get lucky, as the French robotic disco duo will appear on The Colbert Report on Tuesday (8/6). No word on what Daft Punk will do on the show (live performance, interview?). You'll just have to tune in to find out.