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Watch: Anti-Flag “Broken Bones”

Anti-Flag "Broken Bones"

Anti-Flag has just released their newest music video for the track “Broken Bones.” The video was shot by Peter Iannacchione and his crew at their first 20th anniversary show in Los Angeles back in March. The song “Broken Bones” is featured on the bands most recent full-length release The General Strike.

Watch the video below, or click here for photos of Anti-Flag performing on May 31, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

ANTI-FLAG “BROKEN BONES” from Peter Iannacchione on Vimeo.

RIP Alan Myers, Devo Drummer

Alan Myers, former drummer of Devo

From Spin:

Alan Myers, the drummer for Devo during its best-known period, has died, the group confirmed on its website. Myers, whose age was not immediately available, had been living with cancer. He served as Devo’s drummer from 1976 to 1985, replacing second drummer Jim Mothersbaugh and succeeded by Sparks’ David Kendrick.

Myers played on a formidable run of albums. His work can be heard on the new wave pioneers’ 1978 debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo and their platinum 1980 breakthrough Freedom of Choice, plus 1979′s Duty Now for the Future, 1981′s New Traditionalists, 1982′s Oh, No! It’s Devo, and 1984′s Shout.

 Click here to see photos of Devo performing at Punk Rock Bowling 2013, or click here to read Mark Huddle’s interview with Mark Mothersbaugh.

Watch: “100: Head/Heart/Feet” Trailer

"100: Head/Heart/Feet"

Filmmakers William Peters and Michael Mooney, co-founders of Hammer and Saw Films (Motel, Exit 7A), are currently at work on their latest film, a documentary entitled 100: Head/Heart/Feet.

The film follows the day-to-day life of ultra-runner Zak Wieluns as he trains for, and finally completes what has haunted him for two years: The Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA. Three-hundred dedicated runners attempt to complete this grueling competition over Vermont’s paved streets, gravel back roads and wooded trails, in daylight and darkness, all within 30 hours. A few complete the race; many never cross the finish line.

The film will chronicles the months of Zak’s preparation before the race, including his day job as a bank financial analyst, relationships with his wife and infant daughter, and warnings from medical experts that this race could seriously damage his health and future. Plus, it allows viewers to experience the peculiar culture surrounding the phenomenon of ultrarunners – as well as the punishing race itself.

The trailer can be viewed by below. If you like what you see, visit the filmmakers’ Kickstarter page and pitch in to help the film reach fruition.

Knapsack Announce 2013 Reunion Tour Dates

Knapsack 2013 tour dates

Knapsack, who recently announced their reunion, have announced dates, cities, and venues for their upcoming fall shows, their first since disbanding in early 1999. The dates mark the 15th anniversary of their final US tour (with openers At The Drive-In) and will include a first-ever Florida appearance at The Fest.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to reconnect both as musicians and friends,” says Colby Mancasola of the band he started with high school friend, Blair Shehan.

Full dates are below.

Knapsack on Tour
10/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall
10/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
11/03 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/15 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Evens to Head Out on Midwest Tour, Starting June 27, 2013 in Pittsburgh

The Evens

This week, The Evens, featuring Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) and Amy Farina (The Warmers), will head out on a tour of the Midwest, including stops in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, and a handful of other cities.

Late last year, the duo released its third full-length, The Odds. Full tour dates are below.

The Evens on Tour
6/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Union Project
6/28 Ypsilanti, MI @ Dreamland Theatre
6/29 Detroit, MI @ Trinisophes
6/30 Kalamazoo, MI @ Eagles Club
7/01 Chicago, IL @ Logan Hardware Record Store
7/03 Cleveland, OH @ Negative Space Gallery
7/04 Akron, OH @ Musica
7/05 Morgantown, WV @ 119 Pleasant Street

Kathleen Hanna’s The Julie Ruin Announce First-Ever Tour

The Julie Ruin

The Julie Ruin, the band fronted by former Bikini Kill and Le Tigre vocalist Kathleen Hanna, has announced that they will embark on their first-ever tour. The tour starts in September and includes stops on both the East and West Coast, as well as at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Full dates are below.

The band’s debut album Run Fast will be released on September 3, 2013 via TJR Records and distributed via Dischord.

The Julie Ruin on Tour
9/03 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
9/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
9/07 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
9/12 Portland, OR @ TBA Festival
9/15 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s #
9/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slims #
9/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #
9/22 San Diego, CA @ Irenic #
11/08-10 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

* = w/ Swearin’ as support
# = w/ La Sera as support

Barnes & Noble to Cease Production of Nook E-Readers

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble has been struggling to sell its range of NOOK tablets for some time now, so it comes as no surprise that it’s decided to change tact and stop manufacturing them in-house. The company announced as part of its fiscal 2013 year-end financial results that it would continue to design its own eReaders and eBook platform, but also create a new partnership model for manufacturing multifunctional color tablets. (via TNW)

The bookstore chain’s shares slumped 17% after it reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss that was more than double what analysts estimated - 24% drop in profit. (via WSJ)

 

100 Funny Headlines From “The Simpsons”

Local Gays Show Their Pride

Throughout its quarter-century-plus history, “The Simpsons” have featured tons of background jokes that have been the pillars of the show. Practically anyone can rattle off the numerous catchphrases that have become ingrained our culture, but it’s the subtler gags that have kept fans flocking to the show. Since its inception, “The Simpsons” have regularly made use of headline gags as a device to inject social commentary, historical references, and general silliness into the series, namely through the local newspaper, The Springfield Shopper. Of course, other publications such as The Daily Fourth GradianThe Flanders Press, and the niche magazine Glass Eater have made their way onto the show.

Countless headlines have appeared on “The Simpsons” over the years — here are 100 of our favorites.

Squirrel Resembling Abe Lincoln

SQUIRREL RESEMBLING ABRAHAM LINCOLN FOUND, from "Radio Bart," season 3

(From “Radio Bart,” season 3)

America’s Favorite Pencil

AMERICA'S FAVORITE PENCIL, from "Homer Defined," season 3

(From ”Homer Defined,” season 3)

Art Treasure

ART TREASURE TO VISIT SPRINGFIELD, from "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge," season 2

(From ”Itchy & Scratchy & Marge,” season 2)

School Is Awful Rich

AWFUL SCHOOL IS AWFUL RICH, from "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)," season 6

(From ”Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One,” season 6)

Baby Saved

BABY SAVED BY LOCAL HERO, NOT FATHER, from "Moe Baby Blues," season 14

(From ”Moe Baby Blues,” season 14)

Banner Bars Booze

BANNER BARS BOOZE, from "Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment," season 8

(From ”Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment,” season 8)

Through the Roof!

THROUGH THE ROOF!, from "Flaming Moe's," season 3

(From ”Flaming Moe’s,” season 3)

School Elections Today

SCHOOL ELECTIONS TODAY, from "The President Wore Pearls," season 15

(From ”The President Wore Pearls,” season 15)

World’s Greatest Sex Machine

BART NAMED WORLD'S GREATEST SEX MACHINE, from "Homer Vs. Patty and Selma," season 6

(From “Homer vs. Patty and Selma,” season 6)

Bart to Martin

BART TO MARTIN: "EAT MY SHORTS" from "Lisa's Substitute," season 2

(From “Lisa’s Substitute,” season 2)

Big Fat Man

BIG FAT MAN HAS BIG FAT HEART, from "Homer Loves Flanders," season 5

(From ”Homer Loves Flanders,” season 5)

Pork Chops Aplenty

THE BIGFOOT DIET: "PORK CHOPS APLENTY" from "Call of The Simpsons," season 1

(From ”Call of The Simpsons,” season 1)

Bob Pardon

BOB PARDON: #1 LOCAL ISSUE, from "Sideshow Bob Roberts," season 6

(From ”Sideshow Bob Roberts,” season 6)

Boy Discovers Comet

BOY DISCOVERS COMET, from "Bart's Comet," season 6

(From ”Bart’s Comet,” season 6)

Broadcast Fools Nation, Springfield

BROADCAST FOOLS NATION, SPRINGFIELD, from "Treehouse of Horror XVII," season 18

(From ”Treehouse of Horror XVII,” season 18)

Bumblebee Man

BUMBLEBEE MAN CAUGHT IN STING, from "Three Gays of the Condo," season 14

(From “Three Gays of the Condo,” season 14)

Bum Sues Cartoon King

BUM SUES CARTOON KING, from "The Day the Violence Died," season 7

(From ”The Day the Violence Died,” season 7)

Burns’ Birthday

BURNS' BIRTHDAY TODAY, from "Rosebud," season 5

(From ”Rosebud,” season 5)

Burns Enters Gubernatorial Race

BURNS ENTERS GUBERNATORIAL RACE, from "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, season 2

(From ”Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, season 2)

Burns Recycling

BURNS TO OPEN RECYCLING PLANT, from "The Old Man and the Lisa," season 8

(From ”The Old Man and the Lisa,” season 8)


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RIP Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson

Author Richard Matheson has passed away at the age of 87. His daughter Ali wrote the following:

“My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved…he was funny, brilliant, loving, generous, kind, creative, and the most wonderful father ever…I miss you and love you forever Pop and I know you are now happy and healthy in a beautiful place full of love and joy you always knew was there…”

Matheson penned books such as I Am Legend and Hell House, as well as What Dreams May Come, “Button, Button,” many “Twilight Zone” episodes and much, much more.

Watch: Trailer for “Crystal Fairy,” Starring Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffman

Michael Cera in "Crystal Fairy"

In Sebastian Silva’s Crystal Fairy, Michael Cera plays Jaime, an “ugly American tourist” who ventures out on a trip to a Chilean desert to trip on a magical cactus. But when an uninvited guest tags along, the vacation is thrown a little off course. Gaby Hoffmann plays the free-spirited hippie follower who seems in desperate need of new pals.

Sundance Selects opens the film July 12, 2013. Watch the trailer below.

(via Paste)

Actor James Gandolfini, Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos,” Dead at Age 51 From Heart Attack

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano on HBO‘s “The Sopranos, has died at the age of 51.

TMZ reports:

James Gandolfini – who famously played Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos” — reportedly died earlier today in Italy … TMZ has learned.

Gandolfini is believed to have suffered a heart attack, this according to Deadline.com. He was 51. Gandolfini was in Italy to attend the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily — and he was scheduled to participate in a festival event this weekend with Italian director Gabriele Muccino.

Gandolfini shot to fame playing a hitman in the 1993 hit “True Romance” … and quickly became a Hollywood legend when he was cast as Tony Soprano in 1999.  He won 3 Emmy awards for the role during the show’s 6 season run.

Gandolfini also appeared in a ton of huge movies including “Get Shorty,” “The Mexican” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

We last spoke to Gandolfini last month in L.A. — he was in great spirits, making funny faces and joking about a “Sopranos” movie.

The Sixth Season of “Live From the Artists Den” to Premiere July 4, 2013

Live From the Artists Den

This July, the sixth season of “Live from the Artists Den” will premiere nationwide on public television with an episode from Mumford & Sons. The music series creatively connects fans with a roster of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. The National and Imagine Dragons – who recently filmed episodes in New York and Los Angeles, respectively – will join the extraordinary lineup for season six that already includes Soundgarden, The Killers, and Ed Sheeran.

Watch the season six video trailer below, and visit artistsden.com/season6 for more information.

Journalist Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed Contributor, Dies at 33 in LA Car Accident

Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings, the journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, California. He was 33.

His legacy of reporting includes an exposé of America’s drone war, an exclusive interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the English countryside, an investigation into the Army’s illicit use of “psychological operations” to influence sitting Senators and a profile of Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl, “America’s Last Prisoner of War.”

In addition to his work as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, Hastings also reported for BuzzFeed. He leaves behind his wife, the writer Elise Jordan.

For more information, visit RollingStone.com.

Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords to Headline Coast-to-Coast Comedy Tour – Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Dave Chappelle

Funny or Die has announced that Dave Chappelle will headline the website’s first-ever Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Kicking off in Austin, Texas on August 23, 2013, the tour will go coast-to-coast over the following five weekends.

Other performers scheduled to appear on Oddball’s two stages include Flight of the Conchords (the co-headliners), Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, and Kristen Schaal.

“Street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks,” and other sideshows will also be part of the 13-city tour. Ticket go on sale Friday, June 21st, via Live Nation. Watch the video trailer of the tour below.

(via Gawker)