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Interview: Clyde & Gracie From The Band Lawrence
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Interview: Clyde & Gracie From The Band Lawrence

Lawrence has experienced a lot of firsts this year. First performance on national late-night television, their first Coachella performance and they're just getting warmed up. They'll be closing out the year in style with a trio of festival-style shows at Brooklyn Steel but more on that in a few moments. We had a chance interview Lawrence and catch up with Clyde and Gracie. Here's what they had to say. On The Success of "Don't Lose Sight" While Lawrence released "Don't Lose Sight" as a single in 2021, it's been taken to a different level of success. The acoustic version went viral earlier this year. And millions of views and streams later, the song has been exposed to a whole new audience. You may also have seen/heard it in a recent Microsoft commercial. Here's what Clyde and Gracie...
13 Classic Songs From Stranger Things You Should Revisit
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13 Classic Songs From Stranger Things You Should Revisit

The popular show Stranger Things has been one of the biggest hit series for Netflix since it launched in the summer of 2016. Someone should give whoever has been selecting the music for the show a huge raise. Season after season, the soundtrack has been setting the mood. Here are 13 different songs to revisit (and where to find them) if you've been following along. 13. The Bangles "Hazy Shade Of Winter" Written and performed by Simon & Garfunkel, the song was originally released in the fall of 1966. The Bangles recorded a cover for the Less Than Zero soundtrack which was released in 1987. Their version peaked at #2 on the Billboard Chart. Watch: Season 1, Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrwImCJCqk 12. Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"...
Five New July Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar
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Five New July Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar

July is shaping up to be a strong month for new music releases. Here's a look at five albums you should be ready to consume. We understand you're probably going to stream music. But, we do consider physical album copies an important part of the listening experience too. So thank you to those who support your local record shop. Check out some honorable mentions below our top 5 and don't forget to drop us a comment below if we missed anything you're looking forward to. 1. Metric Formentera Release Date: July 8th Metric returns with their 8th studio album Formentera. It's their first new release since 2018s Art of Doubt. They're heading out on a North American tour beginning in early August and running through late October to support the release. Artist links: Website, Instagra...
‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On’ is Truly Delightful (Review)
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‘Marcel The Shell With Shoes On’ is Truly Delightful (Review)

Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate's online phenomenon of Marcel The Shell earns his first big screen adventure in 'Marcel The Shell With Shoes On.' A24's first foray into family films is a feature-length adaptation of the short films that the former couple posted on YouTube over a decade ago. In the years since, the duo fell in love, got married, got divorced, and still managed to make this truly delightful film together. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (the original YouTube video) https://youtu.be/VF9-sEbqDvU Marcel's Big Screen Adventure Marcel (voiced by Slate) is not a snail - he's a walking and talking (and often rolling) seashell with one googly eye. His family gets whisked away into a suitcase during a fight between the humans in the house where they lived. N...
Alt-Rock Trio Capital Theatre Release Video For “Fait Accompli”
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Alt-Rock Trio Capital Theatre Release Video For “Fait Accompli”

New Zealand-based alt-rock trio Capital Theatre has released its debut album. Their captivating new music video accompanies the buzzworthy single "Fait Accompli". This edgy yet melodic band is one to keep an eye on, we're expecting big things to come. Photo Credit: Robert M. Knight Capital Theatre was formed in 2019 by longtime friends Adam Stevenson (vocals, guitar, piano), Paul Reid (drums, vocals), and Roy Oliver (guitar, vocals). They've got some heavy hitters in their corner. The new album A Hero's Journey was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Mike Clink. He's known for his work with bands like Guns N' Roses, Megadeth and Steve Vai. The album's lyrical content is based on the mythological book The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. The 10-song collection...
Wolf Rd Drops Pop-Punk Anthem “Way Down”
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Wolf Rd Drops Pop-Punk Anthem “Way Down”

Wolf Rd is back with a banger of a new single in the form of "Way Down". The band just celebrated the single drop with a big release show at Chicago's Bottom Lounge. Photo Credit: Kelley Curran "Way Down" taps into a little bit of everything I like about the pop-punk genre. It has catchy melodies, heavy guitar breakdowns, and lyrics with depth. The song is about picking up the pieces after you've had your heart broken. Frontman Chris Hoffmann had this to say about the track. "Way Down" is fast and dancey and energetic because it’s not about staying down when you feel bad – it’s a song about pulling yourself up, putting yourself back out there, and being determined not to let your past or other peoples’ opinions determine how you’re going to live your life. Goodbye, and good rid...
Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Dispatch (Reviews)
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Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Dispatch (Reviews)

The 21st annual Tribeca Film Festival has been been going on since June 8. The in-person portion of the event has ended, but the online "at home" programming continues through this weekend. I haven't had as much time as I would like to dive in to everything. I've focused so far on some of the excellent documentaries on the lineup. All of the films featured below had their World Premiere at Tribeca and are available to rent online for $15/each and are viewable through the Tribeca At Home app until Sunday, June 26. This was the 21st year of the Tribeca Film Festival. 'Butterfly in the Sky' Directors Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb follow-up 'Jasper Mall' with this loving portrait of the long-running PBS series, 'Reading Rainbow.' Host LeVar Burton is interviewed along...
NYC, Don’t Miss the Cyberpunk Vol 4 Release Party This Week.
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NYC, Don’t Miss the Cyberpunk Vol 4 Release Party This Week.

Listen up, New York! We got one hell of an event happening this Wednesday night: the Cyberpunk Vol 4 Release Party. Regardless of if you're in town for NFT NYC or not-- if you've got time 10PM-4AM... You are not going to want to miss this. Check out this teaser video released by the curator, RANDOM GHOST. Then read on to learn more about the incredible lineup for the event. AKA the reason why I am so excited to get down to NYC... despite the hours of trains involved. But it'll be so worth it. Get your tickets here. Cyberpunk Vol 4 Instagram Announcements: View this post on Instagram A post shared by RANDOM GHOST (@rndmghst) View this post on Instagram A post shared by RANDOM GHOST (@rndmghst) ...
Ian Flanigan’s New Single “Last Name On It” Available Worldwide
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Ian Flanigan’s New Single “Last Name On It” Available Worldwide

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ian Flanigan is back with a brand new single. "Last Name On It" is a fun upbeat country tune that has the potential to be one of this year's signature songs. www.IanFlaniganMusic.com Flanigan has been honing his craft on the road for the last decade. His iconic whiskey-smoked voice and memorable performances have played a big part in earning fans across the country. In 2020 he was spotted by a talent scout from NBC's The Voice. This led to his first network television appearances and exposure to a whole new audience. Selected as a member of Team Blake, Flanigan would go on to place third in the popular primetime singing competition. The experience led to the debut single "Grow Up" featuring Blake Shelton himself. New Album Coming Later ...
‘Lightyear’ is a Summer Blast for Kids and Adults (Review)
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‘Lightyear’ is a Summer Blast for Kids and Adults (Review)

Pixar's 'Lightyear' marks the beloved animation company's first feature film in nearly two years to be released theatrically. 'Soul,' 'Luca,' and 'Turning Red' were all sent straight to Disney+ for streaming during the pandemic. This film, with its connection to an existing film series that is the fourth-highest-grossing animated franchise in history, finds the company back on the big screen where they belong. And when I say big screen, let me encourage you to see this in IMAX if you can. Many large-format screens are sticking with 'Jurassic World Dominion' this weekend. 'Lightyear' should at least get matinees in most areas. This is the first time that Pixar has ever crafted a film with the full IMAX screen in mind. The full IMAX aspect ratio is used in multiple sequences. Those ...