“Mad Men” Recap: 501-502, “A Little Kiss” March 25, 2012 |
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Yes, yes, “Zou Bisou Bisou,” but we’ll get to that later. Of course, we will.
Taking into account all major plot points delineated in the two-hour “Mad Men” Season 5 premiere, “A Little Kiss,” including average human gestation periods, the beginning point is Memorial Day Weekend, 1966. A group... Read More
Video of the Day: Modeselektor feat. Miss Platinum, “Berlin” March 22, 2012 Just your basic cardboard King Kong attacking the German capital kind of thing. Read More
Video of the Day: Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater Cover “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” for The AV Club Undercover 2012 March 20, 2012 Van Etten, who released her excellent new album, “Tramp,” in February, takes the Stevie Nicks part in this faithful cover of the 1981 Tom Petty/Heartbreakers collaboration. Note for Flaming Lips fans: “Do You Realize??” is on the menu for this series, and while we don’t know who will do it until it... Read More
Jabee’s Kickstarter campaign for “Leap of Faith” needs more kicks March 08, 2012 Oklahoma City rapper Jabee, who will perform with Denver Duncan at the SXSW Buffalo Lounge next week, is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming album, “Leap of Faith.” He has 45 days to go, and he needs your help. Go here to help this deserving artist. Read More
Warner Bros. to Release U.S. Version of Kimbra’s “Vows” May 22 March 06, 2012 A few months ago, StaticBlog’s effusion index went into the red over “Vows,” the Australasian release by New Zealand singer Kimbra that swept the ARIAs, the Australian equivalent to the Grammys. At the time, Warner Bros. reported that “Vows” would not be released in the U.S., and that the singer was... Read More
Video of the Day: School of Seven Bells, “LaFaye” March 06, 2012 Former Normanite Ben Curtis and singer Alejandra Deheza deliver one of their best songs to date, and a creepily ethereal video to match, from their new album, “Ghostory. Read More
Video of the Day: Graham Coxon, “What’ll It Take” March 05, 2012 It would charitable to say that Coxon’s new single is lyrically slight, and the effects look like a “Doctor Who” episode in which London is attacked by pixels, but with a new Blur album on the way, it still gets me excited. Read More
Video of the Day: The Shins, “Simple Song” March 02, 2012 One of the best videos of the year for one of my favorite singles of the year from one of my most anticipated albums of the year. Superlative much? Sure. Read More
Graham Colton, Live From the Living Room February 28, 2012 Oklahoma City’s Graham Colton will perform a live, 30-minute show in his living room tonight at 7 p.m. Central. It’s a “pay what you can” affair, basically the Radiohead model of artist support, so go here, support Graham Colton and enjoy a great live set. Read More
Album Review: Frankie Rose, “Interstellar” February 28, 2012 Rating: 91 Since emerging as drummer for the Vivian Girls in 2007, Frankie Rose proved to be so peripatetic that just maintaining her official bio could be a fulltime job. After leaving the Vivian Girls, Rose moved on to similarly minded garage-rock bands such as Crystal Stilts and the Dum Dum Girls before... Read More
Whitney Houston, 1963-2012 February 12, 2012 Tonight’s Grammy Awards will bear the distinction of taking place 24 hours after a great loss for the music industry: the death of Whitney Houston, a woman who sold in excess of 55 million albums and created the template for what many music listeners, “American Idol” viewers and record business executives... Read More
StaticBlog live blogs the 54rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday February 10, 2012 Join me live at 7 p.m. CST Sunday as I endure 3 1/2 hours of this year’s Grammy Awards on StaticBlog as they unspool on CBS. I’ll be offering up-to-the-minute spew on winners, presenters and performers, and hoping that when Paul McCartney receives the MusiCares Person of the Year award, we are not treated to... Read More
Album Review: Van Halen, “A Different Kind of Truth” (Interscope) February 10, 2012 Rating: 82 For Van Halen, now is not the time for innovation, and that time might never come again for the band. No, what is required for “A Different Kind of Truth” is restoration, and consequently the first Van Halen album recorded with David Lee Roth in 29 years sounds like an unearthed artifact. In a... Read More
St. Vincent models proposed new police uniform on “Portlandia” February 07, 2012 Amazing guitarist, songwriter and now, example for fighting crime. Read More
Album Review: Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die” (Interscope) February 07, 2012 Rating: 50 Comment section trolls with Eminem and Jay-Z in their collections tore Lana Del Rey to shreds for inventing a persona, critics who praise Lady Gaga for high-concept theatrics stomped on the former Lizzy Grant for draping herself in artificiality, and an idiotic debate raged about whether an artist... Read More
StaticBlog’s Live Coverage of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards February 13, 2011 7:04 p.m. Welcome to the StaticBlog live coverage of the Grammys, in which LL Cool J kicks things off with a tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring five singers who, despite undeniable talent, are in no way capable of carrying out her reign if the Queen of Soul were no longer able to fulfill her governing duties.... Read More
StaticBlog live blogs the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards tonight! February 13, 2011 Join me live at 7 p.m. CST tonight as I endure 3 1/2 hours of this year’s Grammy Awards on StaticBlog. I’ll be offering up-to-the-minute blather on winners, presenters and performers, and hoping that the Ramones get a sterling tribute tonight when the band is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and that... Read More
Music Review: Cut Copy, “Zonoscope” February 09, 2011 Rating: 90 A beautiful summer album arriving in the dead of winter, Cut Copy’s “Zonoscope” shows the Australian trio largely shelving the arresting midnight electro-rock of 2008′s “In Ghost Colours” in favor of bright, top-shelf pop. A deep romantic current flows through these 11 tracks as... Read More
The Strokes to debut first single from “Angles” on Wednesday February 08, 2011 “Angles,” the first Strokes album since 2006′s “First Impressions of Earth,” comes out March 22 on RCA, but the band will making its first single, “Under Cover of Darkness,” available for streaming and free download on Wednesday at www.thestrokes.com. Stereogum has a 30-second taste, and it ‘s worth... Read More
Video of the Day: Toro Y Moi, “New Beat” February 08, 2011 The new video from “Underneath the Pine” features an entire community being teargassed in winter, apparently for ecstatic sleep dancing and pantomiming alcohol intake. Fans of Roisin Murphy’s discotastic “Let Me Know” will recognize that this is not exactly a “New Beat,” but it’s a great one, yes?... Read More
Staticblog" is a repository for the musings and harangues of Assistant Entertainment Editor George Lang, featuring indie music videos, movie news.
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