As far as musical ear candy goes, Joywave’s “Doubt” is a tune I’ll play over and over again for my daily mix of neurosis (and catharsis). The outfit plays that standout tune February 8 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and it’s a performance you shouldn’t miss . . .
Being a huge fan of the mind-bending time travel thriller Source Code and the under appreciated Warcraft, I’m definitely checking in on director Duncan Jones’ next feature Mute. The picture debuts on Netflix February 23 – check out details on the flick, along with the trailer, below!
January may be considered a dumping ground for movies but there are gems to be had. American Folk, the story of two strangers (Amber Rubarth, Joe Purdy) who drive a van cross country in the aftermath of 9/11 is simply unforgettable. My full interview with Rubarth is below, and during our chat she talked about her American Folk journey, crafting her solo album Wildflowers in the Graveyard, and finding a sense of place in KwaZulu-Natal.
Channeling heartbreak and pain into your work is what fuels some of the best (and most productive artists). For The Voicealum (and season 12 winner) Chris Blue, these experiences helped shape his single “Blue Blood Blues.” Check out video on Blue as he talks about the genesis of the track.
Oprah Winfrey has served as a mentor and inspiration to many a soul, and one of her greatest teachers (and friends) was Maya Angelou. During the backstage press interviews at the Golden Globes, Winfrey recounted an important piece of advice doled out by Angelou:
Iconic rock band X Japan are coming back to the U.S. for their debut performances at Indio’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The outfit will play the Saturday dates (April 14 & 21) of the fest. Further details below!
I’m a nostalgic guy, and my years living in John Fante’s Bunker Hill (2003-12) continue to fill my days (with what, I do not know!). But memories are best served by creating new ones, and thanks to Grand Central Market’s Sari Sari Store, my holidays are just a little brighter. Details on the “Filipino concept” haven is below!!
It may be shooting in the lot driven confines Burbank, Ca., but the independently produced Memphis Fire’s narrative focus is lights away from La-La Land. Show creator Derrick Redford, who also stars in the project, had the single camera comedy pilot shot in Digital 4K. Details on the show, which co-stars David Arquette, is found after the jump!
Chris Cornell lives on, and his commitment to “justice, human rights and advocacy” is spotlighted with The Chris Cornell Scholarship which is part of UCLA’s $4.2 billion Centennial Campaign. Details on the scholarship is found after the jump.