Vu: I just saw the advance preview for Danny Boyle's "Trance" - a mind-bending thriller, about Simon (played by James McAvoy) who stole the Goya's "Witches' Sabbath" painting and forgot what he did with it. He undergoes hypnotherapist treatment with Elizabeth (played by Rosario Dawson), and that's when the movie enters into this weird surreal part of the film. It's one of those movies, like "Inception", that you want to watch again to try it fully comprehend the picture.
More details on TranceTheMovie.com, movie gets limited distribution this week. Soundtrack is typically really good. The "Trance" Soundtrack featured Rick Smith from Underworld - so it made sense to hear those pulse-pounding beats at the more intense scenes. Smith also co-wrote the movie's theme song, "Here It Comes", with multi-Brit Award winner Emeli Sandé.
You may recall that Danny Boyle put together one of the greatest movie soundtrack for "Trainspotting" (so good that they released part 1 and 2 of the soundtrack) and his personal British music choices for the recent 2012 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
News: Margaret Thatcher passed away this week (April 8th) to a stroke. Thatcher's uncompromising style of leadership as Prime Minister, left a long lasting bad impression on the people in England…. Particularly on protest singers and songwriters, who wrote and sang anti-Thatcher songs. This is not a complete list, but the songs that I've heard:
News: Record Store Day 2013 is happening next week, April 20th. This year is bigger than ever (I say this every year!), and Emily throws down some of her picks: Mad Season's deluxe double-disc Above on Record Store Day. Mad Season was considered a supergroup, featuring members from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees.
Big Star is releasing some singles on Record Store Day. This is to coincide with the release of the documentary of Big Star called "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me", which you can check out the trailer on www.bigstarstory.com. The film was made possible by Kickstarter, which we previously covered.
Husker Du has "Statues"/"Amusement" to be re-issued and Mark Lanegan is teaming up with Moby for "The Lonely Night". Plus, Lanegan will be collaborating with UK folk Duke Garwood for a new album in May.
Topic: Concerts for nostalgic acts are too high! Depeche Mode, Prince, Rolling Stones, etc., they are charging on average about $75 or more for one ticket, which is too much to ask. We're not even talking about hidden "convenience" fee and charges!
Song of the show: The Dandy Warhols's "Bohemian Like You", taken from their breakout album Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia. The album was released 13 years ago, so the band is heading out on tour to do all 13 songs from the Thirteen Tales album this year.
At the moment, only 12 dates are listed. I am assuming the 13th date will be in their original hometown of Portland?
05/31/13 New York, NY Terminal 5
06/01/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
06/02/13 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
06/05/13 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
06/07/13 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
06/08/13 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06/09/13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
06/11/13 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
06/14/13 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
06/15/13 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
06/21/13 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
BONUS: The Jealous Sound's gentle reminder about their Gentle Reminder album.
Corrections: Title for Boyle's movie is "Trance", not "Trancer". Dandy Warhol's "white album" is their debut album, Dandy Warhols OK.
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