Monday, November 26, 2007

Achy Breaky Dancey

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 12:12 PM

So, Hannah Montana just turned 15. Her dad had a hit song once, which you might remember. But the real question is:



Can you krump to it?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Zero Shopping Days Until You Watch These Videos

Posted By on Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 11:08 AM



1. These guys are headed for the '90s, living in der wilde wilde westen. Tags: German guys, pedal steel, hair, the pleasure and pain of love.




2. This one's all about the animation. I mean, the music. It's all about the music. Tags: acoustic guitar, steel string, fingerstyle, capo II, shred, Yngwie, songs with the a minor chord form in them, I wish it was Christmas today.

To vote for your favorite video, text "AIM sofa king wheat are dead" to 76772.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

FOLDS!

Posted By on Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Ben Folds. Dec. 19 at the Exit/In. Tix are $22 and on sale noon Saturday, limit 8 per household. Check availability through the Sam Smith Fan Club.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hot Turbo Extreme Thanksgiving Max Blog Post

Posted By on Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 3:25 PM

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To tide you over through the long weekend, we've developed a blog post about everything Nashville Cream readers like to discuss.

Today (or was it yesterday?) we were reading Pitchfork just thinking, "What are JEFF wearing this week up to lately?" when we heard the weather people talking about possible snow for Thanksgiving. Spoon How I Became the Bomb played ominously in the background, followed by those same few bands we give constant coverage to. We were also texting a potential booty call actively ignoring other, harder-working bands. Why? Because we were too busy noticing that Paramore has a girl in the band a really weird record deal. (Who the fuck is Caldwell?) Checked the calendar: Kelly Clarkson at the Ryman. (Is Chris from +/- really playing drums for her?) Barack Obama may have had fewer bands play at his benefit show, but he's about to have another one at Mercy Lounge on Nov. 30. Take that, Ron Paul. We're hoping to snap a few pictures of Britney. Maybe we'll invite Meg over for dinner and a movie. We're thinking about growing beards. Eat too much. Buy a bunch of shit. Foo Fighters. Turbo Fruits. War on Terror. Merle Haggard. Dr. Enuf. Self. Quarter notes. EIGHTH NOTES (the new quarter notes!). Dance parties. American Apparel. Dog goggles. What'd we forget?

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Yesterday Once More

Posted By on Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 12:04 PM



Here's some cheery Thanksgiving viewing. In honor of Todd Haynes' experimental Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, which opens today at the Belcourt, check out the first nine minutes of Haynes' notorious 1987 film Superstar—a 43-minute biopic of the late Karen Carpenter staged with Barbie dolls. It's remarkably similar to the Dylan film in tone, approach and style: what are Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, etc., but action figures in Haynes' big doll house?

Superstar is one of the most heavily bootlegged cult items around. It will probably never get a commercial release because of the music rights, and most copies are so many generations old that they look like pirate transmissions. It starts as a curio, sure, but its effect goes beyond novelty: it is without question one of the most haunting and disturbing films I've ever seen. If you want to see the rest, other installments are up at YouTube.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Front of House: Inside This Week's Music Section

Posted By on Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 9:57 PM

Bell's Jar: In Nathan Bell's song "Manuel Jacket," the hard-nosed singer-songwriter recalls trying on an expensive jacket in the Nashville showroom of a famous designer and imagining how the spotlight would shine when it hit him. (Playing Wednesday, 28th at the Bluebird Cafe.)

Southern Emancipation: North Carolina duo Little Brother's new album Getback is sort of a riches-to-rags story. It chronicles the group's departure from Atlantic Records. (Playing Wednesday, 28th at Mercy Lounge w/Evidence.)

The Brits Are Alright: Fans of deafening reverb and swirling guitars rejoiced when enigmatic My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields announced last week that his band (which has been dormant since 1995) was reactivating to release a new album and play a handful of gigs.

Our Critics' Picks: Bobby Bare Jr., The Wildbirds, SNMNMNM, Roman Candle, Sick City, Britney Spears' Thanksgiving hosts and more.

In The Spin: Shelby Lynne tries out some Dusty material, eventually. Plus, Wax Fang, Plex Plex and more.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Tonight's 8 off 8th Thanksgiving Spectacular

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 4:31 PM

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1. Henry Daggs
2. Shake Go Home
3. Kevin Cunningham's Bitches
4. Matt Hopper
5. The Northridge Rangers
6. All We Seabees
7. Hands Down Eugene
8. Ghostfinger

9 p.m.; $0

I've seen MySpace bulletins that German Castro is also playing this bill tonight, but that's unconfirmed.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

A New DAWN

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Looks like pissed-off teenage ruffians The Cripple Beaters have changed their name to DAWN—a move that can that can only be interpreted as a big "fuck you" to dusk.

The Other O.C.

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 12:24 PM

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When's the last time you saw a National Lampoon movie directed by...Robert Altman? In an impassioned show of daredevil cinephilia—and in defiance of all reason—the Belcourt's James Wilson has decided to celebrate his 26th birthday tonight with a free midnight movie, open to all. The film: Altman's 1985 O.C. and Stiggs, which Wilson has secured for tonight's screening in a 35mm print.

There is no more enthusiastic supporter of this movie on the planet. And dammit, after reading Wilson's invitation, we're almost persuaded ourselves to go. To find out why, we yield the floor to James Wilson after the jump:

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Wasting no More Time (Except for on the Interwebs)

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 11:06 AM



This blogger said: "I was sure that this had to be a group in Nashville, but the video poster says she's from Chicago and lives in Boston" (emphasis mine). Why does everyone think they've got us figured out lately?

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