Netflix to Reboot “Inspector Gadget” and “Danger Mouse”

Inspector Gadget

Disney has announced that it is rebooting “Duck Tales” and Netflix recently announced a new Pee-wee Herman movie. Next up on the wave of ’80s nostalgia? Not one, but two offerings from Netflix: “Inspector Gadget” and “Danger Mouse” reboots.

“Inspector Gadget” is set to launch in March, with 26 episodes of the reboot in all, produced by DHX Media. The show will premiere first in the US, followed by other markets, including Latin America, the UK, Ireland, and France.

“Danger Mouse,” set to become available in Spring 2016, will follow the super-spy rodent and his adventuresalongside his hamster pal Penfold. Stephen Fry will provide the voice for Colonel K.

(via Digital Trends)

New “DuckTales” Cartoon Coming in 2017


According to an official Disney statement, a new “DuckTales” cartoon is coming in 2017, and it will feature the same cast of characters from the original late ’80s cartoon series:

The new series will star the same beloved characters as the old: Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Launchpad McQuack, Donald Duck, Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell, Poe, Ma Beagle, the Beagle Boys, Mrs. Beakley, and Webbigail Vanderquack.

 The original “DuckTales” series, inspired by comics artist Carl Barks, ran from 1987 through 1990.

(via Kotaku)

New Pee-wee Herman Movie, “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” to Premiere On Netflix

Pee-wee's Big Holiday on Netflix

After plenty of speculation, an official announcement has finally been made regarding the release of a new Pee-wee Herman movie.  Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the titular character, will be produced by Reubens and Judd Apatow, and will be the feature film directorial debut of John Lee. The script was co-written by Reubens and  Paul Rust (“Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “Arrested Development”).

According to peewee.com, in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in an epic story of friendship and destiny.

This will be the third Pee-wee Herman movie, following Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) and Big Top Pee-wee (1988). Production begins in March 2015.

Pee-wee's Big Holiday on Netflix

Song Premiere: Carolinabound “Chaos”


Carolinabound is led by Chris Smith, a singer-songwriter based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Chris performs more than 100 shows a year both as a solo artist, and under the moniker Carolinabound, where he’s joined by bassist Jeremy Blake.

Carolinabound began recording their first EP, Smoking Gun, in November of 2014. The album is a collection of songs based on love, loss, and life experience seen through the eyes of a man that claims his number one influence is the Blue Ridge Mountains. The EP features the quartet of Chris Smith on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Blake on bass, Leo Grassl of Motel Rodeo on pedal steel, and Halli Anderson of River Whyless on violin.

Smoking Gun, produced by Seven Moths Records founder Michael O’Shea, is set to be released on March 10, 2015. Below, listen to the track “Chaos,” premiering today at VerbicideMagazine.com.

House of Thee Unholy Returns to Seattle for Another Run, March 11 – 15, 2015

House of Thee Unholy 2014 | photo by Heather Schofner

You may recall seeing Heather Schofner’s lovely photos from last year’s run of House of Thee Unholy – it was a celebration of the psychedelic ’70s starring burlesque sensations Miss Indigo Blue, Waxie Moon, Lily Verlaine, The Luminous Pariah, Paris Original, Trojan Original, The One and Only Inga, Mimi Me, and more. They’re putting the sexy, loud, Zeppelin-drenched show on again March 11 – 15, 2015 at The Triple Door in Seattle (same venue as last time — there isn’t a bad seat in the house, and the food and drinks are great).

If you really want to go but don’t have the funds check out PaulaNowEvents on Facebook — they’re giving away tickets on the tab of the page marked “GIVEAWAY!”

Jon Stewart Leaving “The Daily Show” in 2015

Jon Stewart

First we lost “The Colbert Report” and now this: Jon Stewart has announced that he is leaving “The Daily Show.”  Stewart made the announcement on Tuesday’s episode, and his departure was confirmed by the channel, which said in a statement, “Jon will remain at the helm of ‘The Daily Show’ until later this year.”

Stewart has hosted the show since 1999, when he replaced original host Craig Kilborn, who sat at the helm from 1996 through 1998. You can click here to see Stewart’s first two appearances as a guest on “The Daily Show,” first in 1996 and against in 1998.

Laibach Announce 2015 Tour Dates

photo by Luka Kaše

Laibach have announced details of the Spectre Digital Deluxe Album out on March 31st, 2015. The deluxe version of 2014’s Spectre will feature the original album plus bonus tracks and Spectremix, a remix album (also available separately on the same date).

Additionally, the band will embark on a worldwide tour beginning in February in Germany, including a performance at the Kampnagel/Krass Festival in Hamburg on February 14th. Full dates are below.

Laibach on Tour
2/13 Mannheim, DE @ Alte Seilerei
2/14 Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel/Krass Festival
2/15 Bochum, DE @ Zeche
3/12 Rostock, DE @ Mau Club
3/13 Malmö, SE @ Moriska Paviljongen
3/14 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
3/16 Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia
3/17 Talin, EE @ Rockcafe
3/18 Tampere, FI @ Klubi
3/21 Lahr, DE @ Dark Dance Festival
3/22 Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
3/24 Brno, CZ @ Sono Centrum
3/25 Krakow, PL @ Fabryka
3/26 Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
3/27 Berlin, DE @ Astra/Out of Line Weekender
3/28 Oberhausen, DE @ Turbinenhalle / E-tropolis Festival
3/29 Breda, NL @ Mezz
3/30 Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
3/31 Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
4/02 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
4/03 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
4/04 Maastricht, NL @ Muziekgieterij
4/05 Paris, FR @ Divan Du Monde
4/08 Vienna, AT @ Arena
4/09 Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Music Club
4/11 Munich, DE @ Residenztheater (part of The Dark Ages production)

North American Dates
5/11 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/12 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
5/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
5/16 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
5/19 Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre
5/20 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
5/21 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
5/23 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/26 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/27 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/28 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
5/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
6/01 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

Larry Wilmore Hits the Ground Running With “The Nightly Show,” Goes After Bill Cosby

Larry Wilmore on "The Nightly Show"

In 2014, it was announced that a new show called “The Minority Report” hosted by Larry Wilmore would be replacing “The Colbert Report,” as Stephen Colbert would be replacing David Letterman as host of “The Late Show.” Despite an eventual name change (Fox requested that Comedy Central change the name due to a coming show of the same name based on the 2002 film), Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” finally debuted on January 19, 2015. On the show’s second episode, Wilmore presented his take on the Bill Cosby fiasco (and his “tone-deaf comedy jam”), which you can watch below.

“Wet Hot American Summer” Eight-Episode Series Headed to Netflix

Wet Hot American Summer on Netflix

In 2014, it was rumored that a series based on the film Wet Hot American Summer was being developed for Netflix. Now, those rumors have been confirmed by Netflix’s official Twitter account.

According to Deadline, following months of deal-making and prep work, filming has started this week on an eight-episode series for Netflix based on the film, with nearly its entire ensemble cast returning:  Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter, and Kevin Sussman.

David Wain and Michael Showalter will return to executive produce the series, and Wain will direct. Based on previous rumors, the show will serve as a prequel to the 2001 film. Unfortunately, it is too early to know when the series will arrive on Netflix.

An official Twitter account for the series has been created: @WetHot

Punk Rock Bowling 2015 Festival Tickets On Sale January 10th

Punk Rock Bowling full 2015 lineup

On Saturday, January 10, 2015, tickets to the festival portion of Punk Rock Bowling 2015 will go on sale.

Beginning at 1 p.m. PST, you can purchase Punk Rock Bowling three-day festival passes.  Then, VIP passes will go on sale at 5 p.m. PST.  For those of you wanting to purchase individual day tickets, those will be available for purchase on Saturday, February 7th at 1 p.m. PST.

 Recently, the full lineup of Punk Rock Bowling 2015 was announced. Headliners will include Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, and Refused, as well as Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Sick of It All, Anti-Flag, and many, many more.

New Pee-wee Herman Movie Heading to Netflix

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

ComicBook.com reports that Paul Reubens will reprise his role as Pee-wee Herman in a new, feature-length film set to be produced by Judd Apatow. The film will be distributed exclusively through Netflix, according to TheWrap.

Back in October, Reubens stated, “There’s going to be a big announcement any minute now. Yes. It’s been months and months of being right on the verge of being announced.”

The deal hasn’t been formally closed yet, but apparently the project moved from Universal Pictures to Netflix some time ago, according to TheWrap’s sources, and it’s just a matter of making it official at this point.

No director has yet been named, although again that appears to be a formality as sources close to the production say that one has been chosen and production could start by February. Reubens penned the script with comedian Paul Rust.

Thurston Moore and John Moloney (Caught On Tape) to Release “Full Bleed” on February 10, 2015

Caught On Tape | photo by PJ Sykes

Thurston Moore and John Moloney, who perform as Caught On Tape, will be releasing a new album in the new year. Full Bleed, which will be released through Northern Spy, will hit stores on February 10, 2015.

A tour in support of Full Bleed may take place, but is not fully confirmed.

“John and I, whether in Caught on Tape, or in any of our other side projects always tour,” says Moore. “We are soldiers of the road, warriors of the wing – buses, vans, cars, trains, bicycles — we get to gigs and we plug in whether we are expected to or not. We just may play again in support of this LP if we can find the minutes where the universe allows us to be in the same room at the same time.”

Moloney and Moore have also played together in Chelsea Light Moving. A full track listing of the new album is below.

Full Bleed Track Listing:
Age Limit
Nothing Glamorous
Full Bleed
Arguing with a Balloon
Reverse Funeral
Rubber Grandma

Singer Joe Cocker Has Died at Age 70

Joe Cocker at Woodstock

Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles’ coverWith A Little Help From My Friends,” has died aged 70.

The singer song-writer from Sheffield, England had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong.”

His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed that he had died of an undisclosed illness. (via BBC)

Watch Joe Cocker with John Belushi (impersonating Cocker) performing “Feeling Alright” on “SNL” in 1976:

20 Punk Rock Christmas Songs


During the month December — rather, from the day after Halloween until mid-January — shoppers and wage-slaves alike are assaulted with Christmas carols nonstop. While there are some excellent Christmas tunes out there, sometimes you need something a little more aggressive to get through the holidays.

Fortunately, punk rock and Christmas go together like peanut butter and jelly. You wouldn’t think it, but there are tons of punk holiday tunes floating around out there. Here are 20 of them for you to sample.

The Ravers, “(It’s Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas”

One of the earliest punk rock Christmas tunes around, recorded in 1977 by an otherwise obscure band.

The Vandals, “Oi! to the World”

“Oi! to the World” is the title track of The Vandals Christmas album, released in 1996 on Kung Fu Records. A year after its release, the song was covered by No Doubt.

SSD, “Jolly Old Saint Nick”

A great track from a classic Boston hardcore band. This song was part of the “A Boston Rock Christmas” compilation, released back in 1983.

Impact, “Punk Christmas”

Also from 1983, this is Impact’s “Punk Christmas” from their holiday EP — the only album they’d ever release.

The Dickies, “Silent Night”

A song about the birth of Jesus Christ never sounded so snotty.

The Showcase Showdown, “Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh!”

A true Christmas classic. On the flip side of The Showcase Showdown’s 1995 Christmas EP is a lovely tune called “Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman.”

Phenobarbidols, “O Holy Night”

“O Holy Night” by Phenobarbidols is taken from a punk rock Christmas comp released in 1995 called Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus. Still, I like this version better.

The Muffs, “Nothing For Me”

Another track from Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus, courtesy The Muffs.

The Damned, “There Ain’t No Sanity Clause”

A single from 1980 released during what was arguably the peak of The Damned’s popularity.

Stiff Little Fingers, “White Christmas”

If this overplayed holiday staple makes you want to scream every time it comes on, don’t listen to the track below. Even SLF can’t save it. They give it a valiant effort though.

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