Quick -- name the new M. Night Shyamalan summer blockbuster.
"Nah, we're not going anywhere," says Ben Gibbard over the phone in his most reassuring voice, responding to concern from his loyal flock that with the release of his first proper solo album, Former Lives, a few weeks ago, he's walking away from Death Cab for Cutie. Well, whew! After 15 years togeth ... More >>
Death Cab For Cutie feat. Magik*Magik Orchestra w/ Youth Lagoon Beacon Theater Friday, April 27 Better than: The 10th-anniversary deluxe edition of Transatlanticism that will no doubt be releasedand inspire even more "Is Indie Rock Dead?" thinkpiecesnext year. "One might ask what we' ... More >>
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences introduced the Best Alternative Music Performance category in 1991 in anticipation of punk breaking later that year (and permanently renamed the award in 2000). Over the past two decades, the changing demographics of the nominees have reflected the ... More >>
Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his family
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Better keep that censor button handy. Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.I don't think I've ever been more excited about an American Idol contestant than I am about James Durbin. It's not because of his voice, though his very Adam Lambert-y turbo-yowl could be entertaining in the context of the show. ... More >>
via All Movie PhotoWith the announcement of the upcoming Brooklyn movie theatre, we thought it best to try and help a burgeoning local business out. The six-screen cineplex will hopefully become an essential part of the neighborhood. So in honor of the scheduled completion of the new multiple ... More >>
Having scaled Fame Mountain, pop's goofiest, most accessible superstar seeks loftier peaks
Girls not having much fun. Pic by Connar Walik, more below.Once a year, mtvU hosts the Woodies, an event that's a lot like the Teen Choice Awards, except that it caters to college kids and music-industry people who can say stuff like, "I started listening to that band, like, two years ago." T ... More >>
Bravo Last night, Top Chef gave us the Most Very Special Episode of All, Restaurant Wars! And yes, there were some casualties -- of common sense, egos, and, of course, one hapless chef. And while the episode was not quite the shit show of seasons past, the fan still received its fair share of ... More >>
"I'd like to do something that involves an older woman, perhaps in the vein of The Graduate or Harold and Maude." Gigantic: Dano and the girl of your dreams There's a genuine quality to all the varied roles --whether killer (Taking Lives, 2004), mute older brother (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), or ... More >>
And is that a bad thing?
Dump April 24th Maxwell's Besides the redacted masterpiece-cum-Prince-tribute, That Skinny Motherfucker With the High Voice?, James McNew's Dump project is frequently so unassuming that one could mistake them for not existing at all. Virtually silent since 2003's A Grown-Ass Man—released, in typi ... More >>
Bill Murray's Star Vehicle, Gus Van Sant's Double Comeback, and the Year of the Documentary