Entries tagged with: Jack Black

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When we last saw Off!, in the video for "Over Our Heads," the band (well, most of them) and Jack Black had survived a disastrous skydiving trip only to be confronted by an angry grizzly. We pick up the story now in Off!'s "Meet Your God" video. Can Keith Morris and Jack survive in the wild? Will you ever hear the phrase "are we having spaghetti again?" in quite the same way ever again? Watch the video below.

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Skydiving on acid might sound like a pretty cool idea to some but OFF! offer up the dark side to this what-could-possibly-go-wrong situation in their new video for "Over Our Heads" from this year's Wasted Years. In addition to the band, the video (directed by animation vet Jimmy Hayward) stars Jack Black as the skydiving instructor. You get the gonzo Jack Black experience here, in a good way (and, yes, there is a good way). It's as much a short film as a video, full of Circle Jerks jabs, gore, and other in-jokes, and well worth the five minutes. Watch it below, and be on the lookout out for the second half of the story in the "Meet Your God" video which is coming soon.

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Tenacious D at Hammerstein Ballroom in June (more by Chris La Putt)
Tenacious D

Jack Black and Kyle Gass' comedy metal duo Tenacious D have announced an "Old School Acoustic Style" tour, harkening back to the duo's late '90s roots, which will begin in late February and continue into March. The tour doesn't come to NYC, but it comes close when it hits Atlantic City on February 28 at Showboat Hotel & Casino: House of Blues. Tickets for that show are on fan club presale (password: "Fenix") and Ticketmaster presale now, and general on-sale begins Friday (12/14) at 10 AM.

The D released a Black Friday Record Store Day 12" last month which featured the almost 12 minute track, "Jazz." A stream of that song, and a list of all dates are below.

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Screaming Females at La Zona Rosa, 10/10/2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Screaming Females

Screaming Females had to cancel tour dates because Marisa has been sick, but she toughed it out and managed to finish off their TX run with Garbage last night in Austin.

Our pals at Mercy, who are sponsoring the BrooklynVegan CMJ parties this year, are giving away two CMJ badges, exclusive access to CMJ shows, a week's worth of Mercy hangover prevention beverage and a chance to be Mercy's CMJ Reporter. To enter, visit their Facebook.

Off!, who are heading out on tour with the Spits soon, have a new video for "Wrong" featuring Jack Black. Check out the clip below... sweet Sonny Chiba reference in there guys.

UPDATE: Did you watch the debate tonight? Marlarkey!

Listen to Jarvis Cocker rate new records by Adele, Flying Lotus and more on BBC 6Music's "Roundtable" which is live from the man's hometown of Sheffield, England.

Godspeed! You Black Emperor, who are still streaming their new album, and who just played two shows in Austin, gave a rare, long, email interview to the Guardian.

Cops in TX found a loaded gun on Nelly's tour bus at the same location that Fiona Apple, who played Port Chester last night, was arrested.

Austin chef Paul Qui of Top Chef fame had a food truck painted by Peelander-Z whose BrooklynVegan-presented Knitting Factory show goes on sale Friday.

Miguel, whose new album is out on iTunes (as you may have noticed via an ad on this site), played Letterman and announced a tour.

Coliseum (with new bassist) have entered the studio with J. Robbins to begin tracking. They are keeping detailed reports of their progress on Facebook.

Freed Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich talked to CNN.

Swedes Peter Bjorn and John wrote a song, "I Wish I Was a Spy," for Yo Gabba Gabba! that you can check out over at NPR. It's on the new volume of the Music Is Awesome! series which also features tracks from Metric, Belle & Sebastian, CSS, Cut Copy, The Roots, The Bird And The Bee and more.

Lots more stuff below...

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53%ers
Jay Z Beyonce Obama

We already posted lots of posts today. Here's some more, and some reminders too...

Jay-Z & Beyonce raised a cool $4M for Barack Obama at their benefit last night ("Beyonce could not be a better role model for my girls," Obama said,). Go on and brush your shoulders off, Jigga.

If you bought a ticket to that fundraiser, may we interest you in a live entertainment company?

Meanwhile, the President was on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, chatting about the Mitt Romney "47%" video and other things. Watch it below.

In other money news, Amanda Palmer is now going to pay those previously-volunteer musicians and her new LP debuted at #10 on Billboard.

If you were wondering the #1 album is, it's Dave Matthews Band's Away from the World which beat out Bob Dylan. The xx's Coexist came in at #5, not too bad!

Check out what David Byrne & St. Vincent played last night in Chicago.

Look at pictures from our Jon Spencer Blues Explosion record release party that was last night.

Hope to see you at our Rafiq Batia record release party that Anti-Pop Consortium is also playing.

Check out an excellent profile piece on the legendary Neil Young that appeared in the NY Times Magazine.

Sinead O'Connor wrote to Russian president Vladmir Putin, demanding Pussy Riot's release. Is that helping or hurting?

Deftones are back with "Leathers", the new song from their upcoming Koi No Yokan due on 11/13. Check out that song below in a video stream and/or down load your copy at their site.

more stuff below...

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Tenacious D fans in NYC (more by Chris La Putt)
Tenacious D

Las Vegas police confirmed Sunday night that at least one suspect was arrested in connection with a stabbing at a concert at the House of Blues that left at least one man injured.

Police spokesman Jose Hernandez said there were conflicting reports, but it appeared two suspects were arrested Saturday night at the Tenacious D show inside the Mandalay Bay music venue.

Hernandez said one or two injured concertgoers were transported to University Medical Center with injuries not considered life threatening. He did not know the identity of the suspects nor what charge or charges they could face.

Hernandez said the concertgoers fought prior to the bloodshed.

"There was some sort of altercation that led up to the stabbing," he said.

An eyewitness said there was a violent incident about halfway through the Tenacious D show.

The show, scheduled for 90 minutes, was cut short by a half-hour, and concertgoers were told not to leave until the area was secured.
[Las Vegas Journal] (via)

This was the same night someone sprayed mace at a Fiona Apple show.

Video of Jack Black explaining to the Las Vegas crowd that the show is ending early before playing their last song, below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Tenacious D at Hammerstein Ballroom - 6/28/12
Tenacious D

Tenacious D (aka Jack Black & Kyle Gass) brought their comedic hard rock to NYC for a show at Hammerstein Ballroom last night (6/28) as part of their a tour with The Sights. Taking the stage in front of the especially phallic "Fenix" which graces their new album cover, they split the set pretty evenly between their three full lengths, including the recently released Rize of the Fenix, which hit shelves last month, and did a medley of The Who covers. Tenacious D and The Sights will do it again at Hammerstein tonight (6/29). Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Unfortunately we don't have the full setlist from last night's show, but the whole tour has been pretty consistent, so you can check out some setlists of previous dates along with more pics and a video of Tenacious D from last night's show (and two videos from last night's Daily Show appearance) below...

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Tenacious D

Tenacious D have added a 2nd NYC show, and other dates, to their upcoming tour in support of "Rize of the Fenix." The old NYC date is June 28 at Hammerstein Ballroom. The new NYC date is June 29 at Hammerstein Ballroom and it goes on sale Friday, May 4, at 10am. We also have another pair of tickets you can win (to the new show). Details and an updated set of tour dates, below...

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Tenacious D @ SXSW 2012 (cicatriz83)
Tenacious D

Jack Black & Kyle Gass aka Tenacious D, who just stopped in Austin make their live return at SXSW, will release a new album of (hopefully) funny and rockin' songs called Rize Of The Fenix on May 15. They said:

"We recorded down and dirty in a friend's garage with a shoestring budget of 600 dollars, much like Nirvana's first album "Bleach"-or the Beatles first album "Help". Rough and yet a masterpiece."
May tour dates in support of that masterpiece were previously announced and include the Sasquach Festival.

It has now been reported that the duo will be heading out on a summer tour that brings them back to NYC to rock our socks off at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 28th! Tickets ($55) for the NYC show go on sale Friday, 3/30, at 10am. We also have a pair you can WIN. Contest details, the new album art, with all currently known tour dates, and some videos from SXSW, below...

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Yo Gabba Gabba with MGMT at Radio City in 2010 (more by Alexander Stein)
Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: It's Time to Dance! hits over 50 cities in North America this fall. Hip hop legend Biz Markie and "Razzle Dazzle Gabba!-favorite "Leslie Hall join DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of characters on the new live tour. The trip kicks off in Minneapolis at the State Theatre on Thursday, September 15 and includes a six-shows-in-three-day run at NYC's Beacon Theatre on October 14-16 (shows are 11am, 2pm and 5pm). Other area dates include two shows at Nassau Coliseum on October 1 (2pm and 5pm) and NJ's State Theatre on October 11-12. Tickets are on Citi cardmember pre-sale now, go on other pre-sales Friday (6/3) at 10 AM, and then eventually on general sale starting Monday (6/6) at 10 AM.

All tour dates and some videos below...

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DOWNLOAD: Esben & the Witch - Marching Song (Snorkel Remix) (MP3)

Esben & The Witch at Bowery (more by Leia Jospe)
Esben & The Witch

Gothy UK post-punks Esben & The Witch last visited the U.S. while on tour with Foals last year (pics from Bowery Ballroom). They'll return this March for some headlining shows of their own including one in Brooklyn at the Bell House on March 4th and an early show at Mercury Lounge on March 5th. Tickets for Mercury Lounge are currently on AMEX presale and go on general sale at noon on 1/21, the same time that Bell House tickets go on sale.

Esben & The Witch will release their new LP Violet Cries via Matador on 2/8. Preorder that from Matador, and check out all tour dates as well as what Jack Black (yes, that Jack Black) thinks of the LP, and check out two official videos, below. Grab the new Snorkel Remix of "Marching Song" above.

In related news, Foals are back on the road this spring too, and will play Terminal 5 on May 4th with Freelance Whales. Tickets go on sale Friday 1/21 at noon.

All tour dates and some videos (including two starring Jack Black) are below.

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Human Giant @ UCB LA, Feb 24, 2008 (Eric Appel)
Human Giant

Hello, this is Ticketmaster Customer Service with an important alert for your upcoming event. Human Giant, scheduled at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, March 13, 2008, with doors opening at 8PM, has been cancelled.

Your Ticketmaster order number xxxx will automatically be credited the ticket price and convenience charges, and should post to your account within 7 to 10 business days. Please note, the $2.00 per order processing fee and any Ticketfast or UPS delivery charges are non-refundable.
If you got one of those messages, it's because Paul Scheer landed a role in The Year One, a new moving starring Michael Cera, Jack Black, Hank Azaria (the voice of Chief Wiggum, Moe, Comic Boook Guy, Apu, etc.), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin), and David Cross. They need him to film on the same dates the live Human Giant dates were scheduled for. What this means exactly for each date is listed below...

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Feb 16— March 22, 2008, 18 Wooster Street, NYC

Michel Gondry

Be Kind Rewind, an exhibition of new work by Michel Gondry, opens at Deitch Projects on February 16, 2008, shortly before his identically titled film is released in theaters.
The film stars Jack Black and Mos Def. (thx Hiro)