Frank Zappa lands on Spotify and Rdio December 18, 2012 |
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The holdouts on streaming audio are falling away rapidly. Just two weeks ago, Metallica uploaded its catalog onto Spotify, and now the entire Frank Zappa discography, which was re-released on Universal this fall, is on both Rdio and Spotify.
From “Freak Out” through “The Yellow Shark,” that is a massive... Read More
Video of the Day: Jabee featuring Carlitta Durand, “Superugly” December 18, 2012 Steve Jones directed the visuals for Oklahoma City rapper Jabee’s latest. Kudos to all, and Mr. Williams gets a particular nod for superb outerwear — we should all adopt the fuzzy reptile look this season. – Lang Jabee "Stephanie" (Super Ugly) ft. Carlitta Durand from Steve Jones on Vimeo. Read More
Static Christmas 2012, featuring O’Fidelis and The Grown Ups, Feathered Rabbit and Moon, Denver Duncan and Brianna Gaither, Mont Lyons and Alyssa Jackson, and Honeylark and Horse Thief December 17, 2012 This year’s “Static Christmas,” recorded on Dec. 1 at Kamps and debuting today, builds on what has become a great holiday tradition for the series: bringing local artists together to pool their talents and create new Christmas memories rooted in Oklahoma City’s music scene. In the last few days of Advent... Read More
Video of the Day: Paul McCartney and Nirvana (Maccavana?), “Cut Me Some Slack” December 13, 2012 At last night’s 12/12/12 benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy, Paul McCartney brought Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear on stage for a new song titled “Cut Me Some Slack.” It was the centerpiece of a set dominated by Macca’s more hard-edged Beatles, Wings and solo material such as “Helter... Read More
Trailer: “Pacific Rim” December 13, 2012 Guillermo Del Toro is “canceling the apocalypse,” as Idris Elba announces in this impressive first look at “Pacific Rim,” an alien apocalypse movie to end all alien apocalypse movies — well, not end them exactly, since we’ve got “Oblivion” with which to content. Del Toro never disappoints, and... Read More
Video of the Day: Hot Chip, “Don’t Deny Your Heart” November 26, 2012 “Don’t Deny Your Heart” features Alexis Taylor at his absolute poppiest, the point where Taylor and Hot Chip start to sound like Paul McCartney fronting “Brotherhood”-era New Order, and the video, in which the Chippies engage in Xbox futbol and get sucked into another level of play involving legions of... Read More
Why Hunger attracts big musical donations and zombie deliciousness November 15, 2012 Finding that sweet spot between zombies and adoring music fans, bidding went live today for Why Hunger’s annual Hungerthon drive, with a goal of raising $850,000 through online bidding. Initial items include: Carrie Underwood signed guitar and CD Mumford & Sons signed guitar Jason Aldean signed football... Read More
Video of the Day: Key & Peele as LMFAO, “Non-Stop Party” November 07, 2012 Eventually, you will be sorry for party rocking. Read More
Video of the Day: Lushlife, “Magnolia” November 06, 2012 Nik Harper and Jesse Lamar High shot this superb video around Oklahoma City, crafting each word by hand using cardboard, hot glue guns and paint pens. This is a must-see. – Lang VIDEO: Lushlife, “Magnolia. Read More
Video of the Day: Class Actress, “Need to Know” November 05, 2012 Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress wobbles through a 1980s-vintage luxury hotel in a video fueled by callbacks to mid-1980s thrillers — not of the Adrian Lyne tier, but the ones that aspired to Adrian Lyne-ness and wound up on low shelves at Blockbuster and late nights on premium cable. Read More
Video of the Day: Matt Stansberry and the Romance, “Brighten It Up” October 26, 2012 Stansberry brings a lot of Oklahoma City into focus in this energetic new video for the title track from his superb classic soul-influenced 2012 album, “Brighten It Up. Read More
Video of the Day: Carly Rae Jepsen and Harvey Keitel, “Call Me Maybe” October 25, 2012 Teen favorite Harvey Keitel performs his ubiquitous Summer 2012 pop sensation with “Mean Streets” star Carly Rae Jepsen. From Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars. Read More
Video of the Day: Stars, “Backlines” October 23, 2012 Stars moved up to the major-indie ATO for “The North,” which was released this summer and is one of the best efforts by this Canadian band led by Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell since their early 00s halcyon days. The video itself calls to mind a late-1980s visual aesthetic, the kind of videos for alternative... Read More
Kanye Wes October 19, 2012 This is the best Tumblr I’ve seen in weeks, thanks to Matt Price at Nerdage for the heads-up. I think subconsciously I always thought there was a level at which both Kanye West and Wes Anderson could be appreciated simultaneously, but the operator of this Tumblr boiled it down. Nice work — you are a champion in... Read More
“Community” Salutes the October 19th of the Mind, When It Will Apparently Air on NBC October 19, 2012 Fans of “Community,” the long-suffering kind, learned a few weeks ago that, in fact, their favorite sit-com would not be debuting in its scheduled, totally prime Friday Oct. 19 start-up date. Now, “Troy and Abed in the Morning” make a statement on when “October 19″ might be. It turns out, it’s a... Read More
Video of the Day: Coldplay “Hurts Like Heaven” October 08, 2012 This weekend, Coldplay debuts its “Mylo Xyloto” comic at New York Comic-Con, and this latest clip from the year-old album features illustrations and motifs from the book. Read More
Video of the Day: Solange, “Losing You” October 05, 2012 Beyonce’s indie-minded, Of Montreal-collaborating, Dirty Projectors-covering little sister puts forward her best single so far. Chord progression recalls New Order’s more wistful moments (“Thieves Like Us,” “The Perfect Kiss”) and is accompanied by a cool and stylish video shot in South Africa. Read More
Video of the Day: Morrissey covers Frankie Valli’s “To Give (The Reason I Live)” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” October 04, 2012 Morrissey, our contentious and prickly leader, has been covering this 1967 Frankie Valli chestnut for some time, a Mancunian finding his inner Jersey Boy. This performance took me back to Mozza’s unforgettable show at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, and it restates why SPM is one of the greats. Read More
Video of the Day: Ultraista, “Smalltalk” October 03, 2012 Nigel Godrich, esteemed producer of — oh, let’s see — Radiohead’s entire discography from 1995′s “The Bends” onward, Beck’s “Sea Change,” the “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” soundtrack, Pavement’s “Terror Twilight” and other essentials, is leader of this new band with drummer Joey... Read More
Video of the Day: GWAR covers Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” on “AV Undercover” October 02, 2012 Via The AV Club, Odorus Urungus, new guitarist Pustulus Maximus and the rest of the cast of “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” perform the old Kansas warhorse from 1976′s “Leftoverture,” making a significant argument that this version should be played at the opening of “Supernatural” season... 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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