It's no surprise we hear they'll hook up with Harmony Korine for a project while in town.
We heard things. That's all I was sayin'. We heard things. But then Die Antwoord frontman Ninja went and did an interview with Pitchfork, in which he said the following:
We're doing a short film in a few weeks time with Harmony Korine that will screen at the Rotterdam Film Festival this January. [Korine] wrote the script and we made it a little more Zef. It's come out fuckin' wild. It's a short film called Wat Kyk Jy— which means "watcha lookin' at?"— which I tattooed onto my penis as well.
So ... Die Antwoord's Yolandi Vi$$er was offered the lead role in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and now her mate Ninja is performing the real-life role of The Boy With the Penis Tattoo. K. Anyhow, while we don't have many details past those above — and the ones we do have we're sitting on — I can most certainly tell you that when the dude who made this movie teams up with the people who made this the cover of their album, I imagine shit's going to get weird, perplexing and a very freaky sort of awesome. Look after the jump to see Die Antwoord's brand-new video for "Evil Boy," which was directed by Ninja and features Diplo getting punked by Yolandi, a girl with no nipples, Yolandi with eyeballs for nipples, several dozen weird, giant phallic objects, a very direct District 9 reference — D9's art director worked on the video — and a verse from guest rapper Wanga that's all about the evils of genital mutilation and homophobia in traditional African culture. (It's true.)
I don't know why I find this video of Rick Springfield signing books at Davis-Kidd so delightful, but I do. From the gigantic coffee he takes a sip from to the announcement over the P.A. that someone will take your memorabilia away from you if you try to get Rick Springfield to sign it ... I feel good watching this.
Oh, and let me Google that for you.
Needless to say, there are plenty of viable good-times options for this weekend. I penned a little round-up of Halloween events that's coupled with Jim Ridley's round-up of haunted houses. Go there to see all kinds of seasonal shenanigans that are transpiring all weekend — from the Black Sabbath tribute night at The 5 Spot to the Halloweast Pub Crawl in 5 Points to Cheekwood's Dia de Los Muertos Festival to Third Man's Devil's Night and more. We'll also see performances from Clem Snide, Girl Talk, Ying Yang Twins, Dark Star Orchestra and Hermit Thrushes this weekend. No shortage of rock. Take a gander after the jump to see the listings, compiled by Adam Gold and organized by Steve Haruch. As always, let us know what we missed and have yourselves a good weekend.
Whoever said “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” was full of shit. In other words, Garth Brooks is coming to town. I can dig it. As we all know, Brooks is a man of many hats — both literally and figuratively. The valedictorian of Music Row’s famed class of ’89, Brooks was like the Don Corleone of crossover country; then he was the David Copperfield of crossover country; then he was the Hank Aaron of crossover country; then he was the Tony Clifton of crossover country; then he was the Jay-Z of crossover country. And these days he’s the Wayne Newton of crossover country — and I like him. For whatever reason, the twinkle in Garth’s eye has always gotten me. Same goes for “Friends in Low Places.” And you’d really have to be an asshole to shit-talk a guy who can fly … or a guy who keeps Music City in mind in its hour of need — you know, after the thunder rolled and the lightning struck and it rained harder than Garth reigned SoundScan in the ’90s.
Well, you know how non-free print publications are about posting their stuff online — they mostly don’t, basically. Luckily for us, however, local shutterbug Bekah Cope — herself pictured and mentioned in the piece — posted full-page scans of the story on her Flickr account. For that, we owe Ms. Cope a great big “Thank you." So, you know, thank you, Bekah. She saved me a trip to Borders. (Visit her website!)
Bands mentioned in the feature include Nite Nite, Hans Condor, Useless Eaters, PUJOL, Tallest Trees and Natural Child. There are longer pieces on The Ettes, Tristen — who also landed a mention recently as Nylon’s CMJ “Band Crush” — JEFF the Brotherhood, Make-Out With Violence creators The Deagol Brothers, Infinity Cat, Heavy Cream, local retailers Imogene + Willie and Local Honey, Isle of Printing, Ten out of Tenn, Mas Tacos, The Patterson House, Third Man Records’ Ben Swank and Ben Blackwell, local sister crew the Abeggs and more. I’d say that covers most everything. See Bekah’s scans of the story in seven parts: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7. Also, thanks to contributor Lance Conzett for directing me to Bekah's Flickr page.
Slash will premiere his steamy new music video for current single, “Beautiful Dangerous,” featuring Fergie, from the guitarist’s self-titled debut, today, October 28, 2010.
Directed by Rich Lee, The ultra sexy video has Fergie portraying a leather lingerie wearing crazed fan. Things get racy when the singer ties Slash to a bed, kisses him and even teases him with a knife.
“Fergie came up with the idea for the ‘Beautiful Dangerous’ video. I knew that the way she had it set up it was going to be a showcase for her to be really fucking awesome,” said the legendary guitarist.
“Well, I really just wanted to stalk him. I thought it would be great. Just a normal day at the office really. I’m going to have my way with him [in the video]. You’ll have to watch,” said Fergie. “I thoroughly enjoyed playing the psychotic character.”
“If you’re going to be stalked by anybody, there’s nobody better to be stalked by then Fergie,” added Slash.
Actually, we ended up just talking about Springsteen the whole time. Check out this excerpt:
... It was just before Darkness on the Edge of Town came out, but I don't think his following was so solid in Nashville. I remember being in the audience thinking, "He's having to put these songs over." It wasn't like [when] I saw him just a little while later in New Jersey, and it was a rabid audience that knew every word of every song. In Nashville, there were definitely people who were seeing him for the first time.
His words, not mine.
When we walked into Mercy Lounge last night, it wasn't even 10 p.m., but sole opener Pantha du Prince was already almost done with his set of washy electronics, and the room was already completely full — of fog, that is. Or, technically, haze — apparently there is a difference, at least in the world of theatrical air obfuscation. It was way hazy, but a good night for people-watching: Among the sizable crowd, WRVU DJs Sam Patton and Kelly Taylor, Local Honey's Shea Steele, an American Idol contestant or two and that dude in that band, many times over, mingled with an unusually diverse (for a rock show) cross-section of Nashville's unconventionally beautiful people.
He says: "So, I'm guessing that I'm simply one of those ridiculous males who thinks, 'A pretty woman spoke to me. She must have a burning desire to date me. Even more, she's trolling craigslist hoping to find me!' "
We say: Likely candidate, my friend, but points for self-awareness.
He says: "Nevertheless, we were standing next to each other during Mike Farris's killer in-store at Grimey's. We were both kind of dancing and really into the music. After their encore of 'This Little Light of Mine' you did the double point at me and proclaimed, 'If that don't make you feel good, I don't know what will!' Though I had been trying to covertly eyeball you during the whole gig, I was totally taken off guard by your exclamation and blew it. I simply smiled and my mind went blank. I felt so awkward that I blew my opening, I couldn't summon the courage to speak to you again."
We say: Aww, that's kind of, well, it's kind of sad-pants cute. Although why dudes are always turned to total mush just 'cause a good-lookin' chick is around (ostensibly you're looking at them all day long) makes me wonder how you ever get anything done.
Thanks for the extra info, dudes! Two of my favorite local boosters right there.
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