Crossing Brooklyn Ferry @ BAM

If the words Crossing Brooklyn Ferry were thrown into a friendly conversation, many would think of the timeless Whitman poem that illuminated a common human condition through the guise of a ferry trip. But Aaron and Bryce Dessner’s recent collaboration with the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a three-night independent music festival has birthed a fresh new meaning for that three-word title, this time bringing to mind a communal music experience within... Read More

Jonas Mekas Fascination at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Jonas Mekas, an irreplaceable corner stone for much of the US film industry today, now recounts the compelling stories of his life and work in his own words at Edwynn Houk, 745 5th AveNew York, NY. It seems odd that a gallery will dedicate itself to allowing one person a moment to talk about their  life.  In a capitalist framework, it is a bizarre notion, but as lives go, Mekas’, for one, is quite remarkable. Born in Lithuania in 1922, Mekas... Read More

LCD Soundsystem – “Shut Up And Play The Hits” Trailer

When LCD Soundsystem played their string of farewell shows this past spring, culminating with the massive Madison Square Garden date on April 2nd, 2011, it was a huge deal for both the fans and the band themselves. If you remember correctly, it was all anyone could talk about for weeks. Shut Up And Play The Hits is a documentation of this brief moment in time, and will be screening at the Sundance Festival later this month. Below, check out the... Read More

Air – “Le Voyage Dans Le Lune” Video Clip

The upcoming album from Air, Le Voyage Dans Le Lune (out February 7th, 2012, via Astralwerks), actually came about when they were asked to provide the score for the restored, full-color version of the iconic French film of the same name (meaning “A Trip To The Moon”), created by Georges Méliès in 1902. Below, you can watch a clip of the new version of the film, with music, of course, by Air.  Read More

AC/DC x Star Wars: A New Hope (Video)

Nerds, rockers, and the like… look below to watch a summarized cut of the original Star Wars set to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” This video is just one of many entries in the first annual Star Wars Music Video Festival, and is arguably the best of the lot. You can see more and cast your vote here.  Read More

Shia LaBeouf’s “Maniac” (NSFW)

Recently, Shia LaBeouf released this short film starring Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi) and Chris Palko, which is a fictional shockumentary following two serial killers who speak French in what seems to be Ohio. Given the names and the description, it might sound ridiculous… but it’s definitely worth a watch, especially if you like slasher films. It’s also scored by Cudi and Dot Da Genius, whose Dick Dale-style horror noises are probably... Read More

Sigur Rós Set to Release First-Ever Live Film and Double Live Album “Inni”

Icelandic post-rockers, Sigur Rós, are preparing to release, Inni, a 75-minute film and 105-minute double album  package. Literally translating to “inside,” the album/film release is a follow-up to the band’s 2007 tour film, Heima, and places a strong focus on conveying the experience of seeing their live performance. Director, Vincent Morisset, shot the film over two nights at Alexandra Palace, a location in London where the... Read More

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