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Month: September 2021

Angels & Airwaves First New Album In Seven Years Is Worth The Wait
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Angels & Airwaves First New Album In Seven Years Is Worth The Wait

The Tom DeLonge-led, Angels & Airwaves have returned with their first new album in seven years called Lifeforms. Their North American tour got off to a rousing start the other night in Riverside, California. In a recent interview with Grammy.com, DeLong along with drummer Ilan Rubin gets more in-depth on how the album came together. When asked about the new project, DeLonge had this to say, "Whatever you may or may not have thought Angels was, I think this album will honestly catch you by surprise." https://twitter.com/AVABandOfficial/status/1443688228473688066 DeLonge reconnected with former bandmate Mark Hoppus last summer when it was revealed the Blink 182 bassist was battling cancer. Thankfully Hoppus was recently deemed cancer-free and a recent article in People discu...
Buzzworthy Singer/Songrwiter Teddy Swims Announces 2022 World Tour
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Buzzworthy Singer/Songrwiter Teddy Swims Announces 2022 World Tour

After a wildly successful summer tour with Zac Brown Band, Teddy Swims is going international with a headlining tour of his own in 2022. The Tough Love World Tour will span three months and see Swims performing from Dublin to Stockholm before returning stateside. While music has played a significant role throughout his life, Teddy Swims has seen a dramatic rise over the last 18-24 months. As the pandemic was setting in and broadcasting from a bedroom studio, he amassed a social media following of over four million with even more video views to his credit. Swims: Artist To Watch He was mentioned by Rolling Stone as one of 2021's "Artists to Watch" and made his national television debut this year with an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. His Unlearning EP was rele...
ICYMI: We Now Have Two Epic New Singles from the Upcoming STARSET Album, HORIZONS.
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ICYMI: We Now Have Two Epic New Singles from the Upcoming STARSET Album, HORIZONS.

STARSET, the cinematic rock band known for their expansive worldbuilding, intricate spacesuits and immersive concert experiences, is set to release their fourth studio album, HORIZONS, on October 22 via Fearless Records. Friday, September 24th, marked the release of their 3rd single from the album, "LEAVING THIS WORLD BEHIND". It was most recently preceded by "THE BREACH", which was released on September 10th. Check out both September releases below on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Od_dO3ENJo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWkbUMQ4-88&feature=emb_title FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM HORIZONS ARRIVES OCTOBER 22 A continued voyage through a captivating narrative, HORIZONS delivers a cinematic soundscape that accompanies the listener ...
Amazon’s “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is Flamboyant Fun (Review)
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Amazon’s “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” is Flamboyant Fun (Review)

There are a lot of genuinely impressive elements about "Everybody's Talking About Jamie." For starters, it is the first feature film for director Jonathan Butterell and the first leading role for star Max Harwood who plays the title character, Jamie Campbell. As a flamboyant teenager in Sheffield, England, who dreams of becoming a drag queen, Jamie lives with his loving single mother Margaret (Sarah Lancashire). She supports him with all her heart and would do anything to help him achieve his goals, standing as the polar opposite of his homophobic and distant father, Wayne (Ralph Ineson). Jamie doesn't have many friends at school except for Pritti (Lauren Patel), a young Muslim girl who also gets mistreated by bullies at school and stands in solidarity with him even when she d...
RÜFÜS DU SOL Set To Release Fourth Studio Album, Drop Live Video From Red Rocks
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RÜFÜS DU SOL Set To Release Fourth Studio Album, Drop Live Video From Red Rocks

Grammy-nominated live-electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL has announced the release date of their highly anticipated fourth studio album Surrender. Their new single "On My Knees" is out now. The new performance video features the band on stage during a rehearsal at the legendary Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. "On My Knees" taps more into the darker side of RÜFÜS DU SOL is a good example of what makes them unique. The new album drops on October 22 and features the lead singles "Alive" and "Next to Me" along with the latest "On My Knees". With a busy tour schedule this fall, there are many opportunities to go check out a show. RÜFÜS DU SOL 2021 Summer / Fall Festival Dates: Fri. Sep 24 - New York, NY - Gov Ball FestivalSat. Oct. 2 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Weekend 1Sa...
James Wan’s “Malignant” is Magnificently Brutal (Review)
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James Wan’s “Malignant” is Magnificently Brutal (Review)

Over the course of his directorial career, James Wan has launched the successful horror franchises for "Saw," "Insidious," and "The Conjuring." His latest effort is unlikely to spawn any sequels (famous last words for this genre, I know), but it does deliver a wildly imaginative and terrifically blood-soaked thrill ride. Annabelle Wallis ("Peaky Blinders") stars as Madison Lake, a pregnant woman living with an abusive husband. Early on in the film, he throws her against their bedroom wall during an argument and nearly knocks her unconscious. She is able to lock him out of the room, which sends him to the living room couch for the night. Madison wakes up hours later with her head bloodied to the sounds of an intruder. By the time she makes it downstairs, she finds her husband ...
The War On Drugs Team With Lucius On New Single “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”
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The War On Drugs Team With Lucius On New Single “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”

The War On Drugs is back with their first new material since taking home the Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2018. "I Don't Live Here Anymore" is the title track from their new album due October 29 on Atlantic Records. According to a recent press release, the project was recorded over a span of three years in seven different studios. The process culminated with multiple sessions in New York and Los Angeles. The album was produced by band leader Adam Granduciel and Shawn Everett and tackles the daunting process of having resilience in the face of despair. The War On Drugs teams up with superstars Lucius on backing vocals on "I Don't Live Here Anymore". Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig are known for collaborating with everyone from Roger Water's on his recent tour, to Jeff Tweedy of W...
The Lumineers Set To Release A New Single Monday
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The Lumineers Set To Release A New Single Monday

UPDATE: The new single "Brightside" has been released. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JrH5kZH8_0 The Lumineers have been teasing fans on their social media channels that something new is coming soon. Rumor has it their brand new single will drop Monday. The band is fresh off of their first live performance in front of fans in 552 days. Up next they have a show booked at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/thelumineers/status/1438537152879603713 Since the 15th they've had a cryptic tweet pinned to the top of their Twitter feed. The new material will be their first since 2019's III album which features fan favorites "Gloria", "Life In The City" and others. https://twitter.com/thelumineers/status/1438195471697199107 Then, around noon ET Sund...
What’s Up With “Licorice Pizza”?
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What’s Up With “Licorice Pizza”?

Film nerds started buzzing this week when official social media accounts turned up for the upcoming movie from Paul Thomas Anderson. His highly anticipated follow-up to "Phantom Thread" was shot under the working title of "Soggy Bottom," but we now know it will officially be called "Licorice Pizza." Twitter started to buzz earlier in the week when moviegoers at Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema reported the trailer had started to show up before screenings there. Subsequently other theaters like Chicago's Music Box Theatre were posting that they had gotten a 35mm treat from the director (note the lead on the print still retains the original name). https://twitter.com/musicboxtheatre/status/1438544757647683587 https://twitter.com/newbeverly/status/1438212828385591299 What...
Stubhub Agrees To Millions In Refunds For Canceled Concerts But Here’s Why Not Everyone Is Getting Their Money Back
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Stubhub Agrees To Millions In Refunds For Canceled Concerts But Here’s Why Not Everyone Is Getting Their Money Back

The popular ticket reselling site Stubhub was in a little bit of a pickle when the pandemic sent in. Thousands of fans were all asking for refunds at the same time due to all of the canceled concerts and events. Pre-pandemic, StubHub had a blanket policy to refund people's money if their events were canceled as part of their "FanProtect Guarantee". However, as things started shutting down and getting canceled they changed their policy to eliminate refunds to instead offer credits equal to 120% of their initial purchase without informing customers. A number of frustrated music and sports fans ended up complaining to their respective State Attorney General's Office. The expected refunds weren't showing up back up in the respective bank accounts. Slap on the wrist? Instead of a...