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‘Clerks III’ is a Heartfelt Trip Back to the Quick Stop (Review)
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‘Clerks III’ is a Heartfelt Trip Back to the Quick Stop (Review)

Kevin Smith wraps up the raunchy 'Clerks' series by facing his mortality. I was a freshman in college and working in a video store when the original 'Clerks' was released in 1994. To call me the target audience is an understatement. With a tagline that read "just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you" and its raw black-and-white aesthetic, it just worked on every level at that specific moment in my life. 2006's sequel found our slacker characters Randal (Jeff Anderson) and Dante (Brian O'Halloran) jumping from the Quick Stop convenience store into the fast-food world of Mooby's. While it didn't hit as sharply for me, it was undeniably funny, crass, and built upon the cult classic status of the first film to become an even bigger hit. Jeff Anderson and Brian O'Hallora...
The Foxies Release Infectious Pop Punk Single
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The Foxies Release Infectious Pop Punk Single

Nashville-based trio The Foxies have released an infectious new pop punk single called "I Don't Wanna Want It". The catchy, uptempo track will be featured on their new album Who Are You Now, Who Were You Then? that's due September 23rd. Photo Credit: Libby Danforth The Foxies are Julia Bullock, Jake Ohlbaum, and Rob Bodley. They've released a steady stream of EPs in recent years and have built up a dedicated fanbase. With the release of their debut full-length album, they teamed with a revolving lineup of collaborators in Los Angeles and Nashville. They'd often lay down tracks in their home studios first before bringing it all together. Ohlbaum came up with the melody for "I Don't Wanna Want It" during a drive to a studio session. The release comes on the heels of the previous...
7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar
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7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar

Just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean festival season is in the rearview mirror. Here's a look at 7 September music festivals to consider. 1. Life Is Beautiful Music Festival Date: September 16-18th Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Founded in 2013, the Life Is Beautiful Music Festival takes place in downtown Las Vegas. According to their website, they've brought more than 570 musical acts, 113 art installations, 124 comics, and 36 philanthropic partners to the area with a goal of celebrating community. Artist highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Lorde, Jack Harlow, Kygo, Cage The Elephant Click here for full lineup info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHl-UWqvtHg 2. Riot Fest Date: September 16-18 Location: Chicago, Illinoi...
Polyphia Announces New Album, Releases Sophia Black Collab
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Polyphia Announces New Album, Releases Sophia Black Collab

Buzzworthy instrumental band Polyphia has announced a release date for their new album along with a collaboration with Sophia Black. Remember That You Will Die is their fourth studio album and is due out on Rise Records on October 28th. Photo Credit: Paige Margulies The new album features unique guest appearances from artists like $not, Chino Moreno (Deftones), Steve Vai, and others. Polyphia is made up of guitarists Tim Henson & Scott LePage, bassist Clay Gober and drummer Clay Aeschliman. Remember That You Will Die was produced by Henson & LePage with additional producers on select songs. Guests include Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child) and JUDGE (Migos & Marshmello) along with their longtime Y2K (Doja Cat, Tove Lo) and Johan Lenox (Kanye, FINNEAS)...
Singer/Songwriter Ian Flanigan Releases ‘Strong’ Debut LP
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Singer/Songwriter Ian Flanigan Releases ‘Strong’ Debut LP

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ian Flanigan has released his highly anticipated debut full-length album. The 11-track Strong is available now on Reviver Music. IanFlaniganMusic.com While many were first introduced to Ian Flanigan's music on NBC's The Voice, he had been touring full time up until that point for more than a decade. His third-place finish on the show led to mentorship and collaboration with country mega-star Blake Shelton on the single "Grow Up". Flanigan assembled an A-list production team to work on Strong. He worked with Todd Lombardo and Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves, Will Hoge), Obie O'Brien, Phil Nicolo (Bon Jovi, Sting, Billy Joel), and Ryan Rossebo. A collaboration between Flanigan, Rossebo, and Barrett Baber led to the standout lead single. The uptempo...
Punk Rockers Venerea Release Nostalgic ‘Euro Trash’ Album
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Punk Rockers Venerea Release Nostalgic ‘Euro Trash’ Album

Swedish punk rockers Venerea have unleashed a new album that feels nostalgic yet fresh. Euro Trash features high-octane songs like "Blind Faith", "A Case of Corona" and the summer anthem "Summer of 94". We're hearing influences from bands like Bad Religion, The Offspring, and Green Day. And our only regret is that we're just discovering them now. Venerea formed out of Malmö, Sweden in 1991 and according to their bio, will be around until the end of time. Frankly, we love the optimistic outlook on their future. Their dual guitar/dual vocal approach results in a full melodic sound that is infectious. Recorded In Sweden The band fancies themselves as punk rock storytellers. The material on Euro Trash covers topics from humorous to political. Everything from tales of their mus...
Breaking Waves: On Finding My ‘True North’ – I Didn’t Need a Compass, Just Nick Neutronz & his New Track, “North Node!” [Interview]
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Breaking Waves: On Finding My ‘True North’ – I Didn’t Need a Compass, Just Nick Neutronz & his New Track, “North Node!” [Interview]

"I describe wave to people who are new to it by explaining that wave music all exists in the same science fiction / fantasy universe, and isn't married to a tempo or drum pattern [...]"- Nick Neutronz Sometimes we come across a track that hits us and it sticks with us for well over a week. One that keeps you up at night. Recently, for me, that was “North Node” by Nick Neutronz. Check it out on SoundCloud, below: https://soundcloud.com/nickneutronz/north-node?si=e14d1dfbf0474d0cacff87c818fce16c&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing I kept finding myself drawn to long walks, to meditating in the woods, to these massive, lingering moments of pondering... all because of this track. Sometimes even instead of writing, I had to p...
The Gorillaz Announce Highly Anticipated 8th Studio Album
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The Gorillaz Announce Highly Anticipated 8th Studio Album

The new Gorillaz album Cracker Island officially has a release date. The 10-track collection is loaded with unique collaborations and is sure to defy genre classification. The highly anticipated project will be released on February 24th. This is the eighth studio album from the popular animated band founded by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Expect guest appearances from artists like Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo Beck, and Bad Bunny. The latest single "New Gold" features Tame Impala and Bootie Brown (The Pharcyde). The album was recorded in both London and Los Angeles earlier this year. The Gorillaz co-produced with eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer, instrumentalist, and songwriter Greg Kurstin and Remi Kabaka Jr. New Gorillaz Album Formats Cracker Island will be ...
What to Watch: September 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: September 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in September, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you want to sit down with a brand new release to rent on VOD? If you’d rather check out something that has just hit a service you already subscribe to, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your September streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? September streaming pick: Ana de Armas stars as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix's 'Blonde' Newly Available on VOD this September Kaepernick & America (September 2) Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (PVOD @ $19.99, September 6 - our review)Where The Crawdads Sing (PVOD @ $19.99, September 6) From Where They Stood (September 13)Confess, Fletch (PVOD @ $24.99, September 16)The Story of Film...
Blue October Frontman To Make Feature Film Debut
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Blue October Frontman To Make Feature Film Debut

Blue October frontman Justin Furstenfeld will make his feature film debut this fall. Section 8 starring Scott Adkins, Dermot Mulroney, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke will debut in theatres and on AMC+ on September 23rd. Section 8 Due September 23rd Playing a villain by the name of Ajax Abernathy, the film tells the story of a former soldier who avenges the murder of his family and is sent to prison. The character, Leonard Locke, played by Adkins is sprung from prison by a shady government agency after being recruited to join the entity. Furstenfeld's Film Debut The original screenplay was written by Chad Law and Josh Ridgeway. Section 8 was directed by Christian Sesman and produced by Brandon Burrows of Firebrand. According to a quote from Burrows via Deadline. "We are hon...