Continuing the odd recent tradition of resurrecting dead performers as holograms, Michael Jackson appeared in hologram form at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. An odd, Jackson-ish-looking image — overlaid on a performer who did his best to imitate the King of Pop’s signature dance moves — was projected while the newly released single “Slave to the Rhythm” was played over the PA system. Watch below.
The music portion of the 2014 Northside Festival, which will take place in Brooklyn from June 12th the 15th, has announced the addition of more than 150 bands to its lineup.
Northside Music has added Daniel Rossen (of Grizzly Bear & Department of Eagles), Pallbearer, Marnie Stern (solo), Marissa Nadler, Klingande, BADBADNOTGOOD, Ka, White Rabbits, Frankie Cosmos, Syd Arthur, Tweens, Alvvays, Kiesza, HOLYCHILD and Heliotropes. These acts join such previously announced artists as CHVRCHES, Beirut, The War on Drugs, Thee Oh Sees, Sharon Van Etten, Talib Kweli, Fuck Buttons, Titus Andronicus, Courtney Barnett, Dan Croll, Eagulls and Mas Ysa, with still more to come.
For the most up-to-date lineup, click here.
In summer of 2014, Sonic Youth will reissue a number of their most iconic albums, as well as some of their out-of-print titles. On June 10, the band will first release a 2xLP and CD edition of their 1991 release Daydream Nation and their 1988 Ciccone Youth album, The Whitey Album. Both of those will be released via their own imprint.
Those releases will be followed up by LP and CD releases of the band’s out-of-print pre-Geffen recordings, including Confusion is Sex (1983), Bad Moon Rising (1985), EVOL (1986), Sister (1987), and Screaming Fields of Sonic Love (1996).
The band, which consisted of Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, and Steve Shelley, has no plans at this time to reunite.
Twenty years later, that same trio will join together for the first time since that memorable moment and bring the event across North America. Starting in late July through the end of summer, these and other bands on select dates (including Stiff Little Fingers, Naked Raygun, and The Vandals), will hit the road for Summer Nationals 2014. On this tour, The Offspring will be performing Smash in its entirety. See full date listing below.
Summer Nationals 2014 Tour Dates:
7/29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE*
7/30 Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion*
8/01 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony Summer Stage*
8/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*
8/04 New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
8/05 New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
8/07 Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach*
8/08 Burlington, VT @ Waterfront Park (Lake Champlain Maritime Fest)*
8/11 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues*
8/14 Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre#
8/15 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre#
8/16 Cape Canaveral, FL @ Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral#
8/19 St. Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre#
8/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Music Park#
8/22 Oklahoma City, OK @ Downtown Airpark#
8/24 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre#
8/26 Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair**
8/27 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino#
8/29 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre#
8/30 Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
8/31 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre Grounds*
9/07 Cincinnati, OH @ Horseshoe Cincinnati^
9/09 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom^
9/11 Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Ballroom^^
* w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals
# w/ Bad Religion, Pennywise and TBA
** w/ Pennywise and TBA
^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and TBA
^^ w/ Bad Religion, Stiff Little Fingers and Naked Raygun
Larry Wilmore, well known as being the “Senior Black Correspondent” on “The Daily Show,” will replace Stephen Colbert in 2015 on Comedy Central. Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” will be succeeding David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show.”
Replacing “The Colbert Report” will be “The Minority Report”. According to Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless, it will “provide an opportunity for underrepresented voices out there.”
Wilmore has been involved in many projects over the years, including co-creation of “The PJs” with Eddie Murphy, as well as “The Bernie Mac Show.”
“I’m beyond excited to have this chance to continue my relationships with Comedy Central and the brilliant Jon Stewart,” said Wilmore. Together, Stewart and Wilmore will serve as executive producers of the show.
Last week, the internet was taken over by a tiny hamster eating tiny burritos. Now, an imitator has created a film entitled “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Pizza,” which you can watch below.
You know what I’d really like to see though? A tiny hamster eating a huge burrito. Or maybe a hamster eating tiny bachelorette party-style penis cakes.
Former correspondent of “The Daily Show” John Oliver hasn’t been hosting his new show, “Last Week Tonight,” for very long — however, he is already making quite an impression. After his successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” in summer 2013, Oliver is showing that he is no fluke.
His entire segment on capital punishment on the May 4, 2014 episode is fantastic and worth watching. Plus, he ends it with a video of a hamster eating a burrito. Watch below.
(via Mother Jones)
Geykido Comet Records, a longtime punk label run by husband-and-wife team Shahab Zargari and Heela Naqshband, turns 15 years old in 2014, and to celebrate, they’re throwing a “Super Celebration and Block Party.”
The event takes place on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Civilian Clothing HQ, 6460 South Windy Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is free, all-ages, and starts at 7 p.m.
At the celebration, vendors and artists will be set up, and a lineup including Illicitor (featuring former members of Holding Onto Sound), Four Letter Words, Kill the Scientist, The Quitters, Rush & Attack, and Gasoline Kills will perform. The show also marks the release of GC’s brand new compilation album featuring all-Vegas musicians.
The sequel to James Merendino’s SLC Punk! is coming later in 2014. SLC Punk! 2: Punk’s Dead is expected to see a release in November of 2014, and now the principal cast has been announced.
First, this is who may not be returning — though nothing is confirmed officially. It appears as though the lead from the original film, Matthew Lillard, who played Stevo, is not taking part — Matthew himself tweeted last October that he and SLC Punk! 2 are “not a thing.” This could mean then that the characters played by Christopher McDonald (Stevo’s father) and Summer Phoenix (Brandy, Stevo’s girlfriend) are also being axed. No mention has been made of Til Schweiger’s (Mark) involvement, and Annabeth Gish’s character, Trish, has been recast with Sarah Clarke (“24″/Twilight).
As previously reported, Jason Segel will not be returning to reprise his role as Mike.
However, a significant amount of the cast of SLC Punk! will be returning. Devon Sawa (Sean), Adam Pascal (Eddie), and James Duval (John the Mod) are all returning, as is Michael Goorjian, who is somehow going to bring back his character, Heroin Bob. The producers are also promising “two surprise cameos,” likely from the old cast, which have not yet been revealed.
New leads have been announced as well. In addition to Clarke as Trish, Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief/Warcraft) will play Ross, Heroin Bob’s Son, while Machine Gun Kelly will play Crash, and Hannah Marks (The Runaways/The Amazing Spiderman) will portray a character named Penny.
You probably already know that the long-running TV show “The Simpsons” started as a series of shorts on “The Tracy Ullman Show” — but did you know that a total of 48 shorts were created? From April of 1987 until May of 1989, Tracy Ullman’s variety show featured America’s favorite animated family, with the final short airing just seven months before “The Simpsons” made its prime-time debut on Fox.
Sadly, not many of the shorts have been officially released. Though collectors and die-hard fans of the show would be glad to get their hands on the complete series, only several have leaked out onto DVD and YouTube. Here are 12 shorts that give you a glimpse of the Simpson family’s humble beginnings.
“Good Night” (April 19, 1987 – The First-Ever “Simpsons” Short)
“Babysitting Maggie” (May 31, 1987)
“Bart’s Haircut” (November 15, 1987)
“World War III” (November 22, 1987)
“The Pagans” (February 14, 1988)
“Family Portrait” (March 6, 1988)
“Scary Movie” (February 12, 1989)
“Echo Canyon” (March 12, 1989)
“Bathtime” (March 19, 1989)
“Maggie In Peril (Chapter One)” (April 30, 1989)
“Maggie In Peril (The Thrilling Conclusion)” (May 7, 1989)
“TV Simpsons” (May 14, 1989 – The Final “Simpsons” Short)
Richmond, Virginia’s Black Girls released their second full-length studio album, Claire Sinclaire, on April 1, 2014 – a mastery of hazy, psychedelic soul injected with dollops of glam, surf, and pop. The band has supported diverse acts such as Alabama Shakes, The Head and the Heart, Wavves, Kendrick Lamar, and Macklemore, and are now premiering “On The First Night,” a song reminiscent of Roxy Music and LCD Soundsystem.
The album was self-released by the band on both CD and in digital formats.
I’m not sure if there will actually ever be a second episode of “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos,” but it doesn’t matter. This is enough for me. I worked in a burrito joint for years, and this is really not much different from how humans eat burritos.
In March, the first trailer for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film was released. Now, a lengthier trailer — including much of the same footage — has been released that reveals all four turtles. Watch below.