BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Aug 24, 2010 |
Upon discovering that Juliette Lewis was going to be playing in Brooklyn to promote her new album Terra Incognita, it wasn't at all odd to me that I wanted to go - even though I don't own any of her albums, or know any of her songs. I can only imagine that this is the sort of thing that actors and actresses in bands hate, and why Jared Leto of 30STM fame prefers to keep on the down low (meaning he wears lots of makeup) in his own celeb-fronted band, but sometimes ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Aug 20, 2010 |
The Thermals (a band I had to all but arm wrestle my editor to let me include in the music section for the Oct/Nov issue) released a video for the first single from their upcoming album Personal Life. The song is called "I Don't Believe You," and it features Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney guitarist and KRS label mate) running around in some leisure wear. That's really all there is to say on the matter, other than the fact that sometimes it really does seem like ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Aug 15, 2010 |
The much beloved indie/weirdo band Animal Collective has paired up with director Danny Perez for a visual album called Oddsac. What this project proves, at least to me while watching it wide-eyed on a Sunday afternoon, is that if you hand a group of boys a video camera, they will make something that's all about egg pods and slimy mutants with worm heads.
Oddsac comes in a paperback sized package, complete with a hard bound picture book that is cryptic, and ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Boob Tube on Aug 14, 2010 |
The hilariously specific comedy sketches made by Thunderant's Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen haven't been popping up on their website very regularly these days. This probably has something to do with the fact that they've been busy thinking up new material for 'Portlandia,' a Thunderant inspired comedy series set to air on IFC, which begins production later this month.
The show will be shot entirely in Oregon, and will pull from a bevy of Portland ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in General on Aug 01, 2010 |
Granted it hasn't been as hot here in New York as it's been for the past few weeks, but being still traumatized by the hell mouth of a Summer this has been weather wise, my thoughts have been consumed with how to stay cool. At one point I contemplated filling a Ziplock bag with ice and putting in my underpants like a maxi pad to keep the heat away. It seemed oddly logical at the time, and I haven't completely thrown the idea away just yet.
For those of ... Read More