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Adele 21. Out in the USA on 2.22
How excited are you for the release of Adele’s 2nd album “21?” I am very excited. After meeting the singer last week and seeing how extremely nice she is, I am bursting at the seams for this record!
The wait is almost over for the USA. Adele’s “21” record is out on February 22, 2011.
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Lady Gaga - The Remix - Out August 3, 2010!
Fame Monsters, Freaks, Geeks, Sheiks, Alcoholics, Gagaholics – August 3rd, 2010 is your lucky day! The Remix album that I mentioned in April of this year is finally getting released in the USA! No idea what the hold up was because the overseas release has been out since May, but never fear Gagalicious would never let her US fans down and “The Remix” will be out on August 3rd.
The track list is:
1. Just Dance– Richard Vission Remix
2.Pokerface LLG vs GLG Radio Mix Remix
3. Love Game– Chew Fu Remix ft. Marilyn Manson
4. Eh Eh – Frankmusik Remix
5. Paparazzi – Stuart Price Remix
6. Boys Boys Boys– Manhatten Clique Remix
7. The Fame Glam As You Remix
8. Bad Romance– Starsmith Remix
9. Telephone – Passion Pit Remix
10. Alejandro Sound Of Arrows Remix
11. Dance In The Dark Monarchy Remix
12. Just Dance– Deewaan Remix
13. Love Game Robot To Mars Remix
14. Eh Eh Pet Shop Boys Remix
15.Pokerface– Live From The Cherrytree House Remix
16. Bad Romance – Grum Remix
17. Telephone Alphabeat Remix
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Aphrodite by Kylie Minogue. Out July 6, 2010.
Though Kylie Minogue’s 11th studio album “Aphrodite” is not released in the United States until July 6, 2010, I attended a special listening party and here are my initial thoughts after the first listen.
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Exit Through The Gift Shop - In theaters April 16, 2010.
Our good friends at Brooklyn Vegan hosted a free screening of the new Street Art disaster movie “Exit Through The Gift Shop” at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on April 11, 2010 (and we got free posters too! Thanks BV!) The film features Shepard Fairey, Theirry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash and Bansky, 3 street artists that I’ve written about a lot on this blog. Knowing they were the focus of the film, I didn’t see how I could possibly not like it but I didn’t like it. I loved it!
As the film opens, Guetta, who immigrated to Los Angeles from France, discovers the wonderful world of video cameras and literally recorded everything he possibly could in almost an insane obsessive-compulsive way. One thing lead to another and before long Guetta had begun to follow street artists around on their late night jaunts through the neighborhood as they posted their latest masterpieces. Guetta captured the hi-jinks and danger of what street artists do and finally he had enough footage (and you’ll probably gasp when you see exactly how much footage he had) to make a documentary. It is then when he hears about the most elusive street artist of them all, Britain’s Banksy, and Guetta becomes obsessed with trying to track him down to get some footage. After another chain of events, Shepard Fairey finally connects the two and Banksy, after having his face blurred and his voice disguised, allows Guetta to interview him and take him around and let him film his guerrilla art installations. One of the highlights of “Exit Through The Gift Shop” is when Guetta and Banksy go to Disneyland in California and put up their version of a 9/11 memorial. After viewing a nearly unwatchable rough cut of Guetta’s film, Banksy suggests that Guetta make his own street art instead and Mr. Brainwash is born! The next part of the film focuses on Guetta’s transformation into the next great street artist. There’s great footage of both Brainwash and Banksy’s first art show in Los Angeles (each happened several years apart) and how Guetta literally brainwashed the media into making him the next big thing in the art world.
The tongue-in-cheek interviews with Banksy are worth the price of admission alone, but the jewel of the movie is the rare footage of the world’s greatest street artists creating the world’s largest counter-culture movement since punk music hit the scene. One of my favorite sites, Wooster Collective, even gets a shout out! When Oscar nominations roll around in 2011, it’s going to be a nail biter for me because I know “Exit Through The Gift Shop” will be competing with “When You’re Strange,” for the best documentary category and even though we are only 4 months into the new year, I know I’ve already seen the best two films 2010 will have to offer. “Exit Through The Gift Shop” opens in selected theaters on April 16, 2010.
To make life easier, here’s a more specific list:
Opening On April 16th:
New York: Sunshine Theater
New York: Lincoln Plaza
Los Angeles: The Landmark
Los Angeles: Arclight, Hollywood
San Francisco: Embarcadero
San Rafael: Rafael
Palo Alto: Aquarius
Opening On April 23rd:
Philadelphia: Ritz 5
Seattle: Harvard Exit
Boston: Kendall Square
Opening On April 30th:
Washington DC; E Street
Atlanta: Midtown Art
San Diego: Hillcrest
Opening May 7th:
Detroit: Maple Art
Houston: River Oaks
Opening May 14th:
St Louis: Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis
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Little Boots live at the Highline Ballroom
British electro-pop goddess Victoria Hesketh, better known as Little Boots, celebrated the US release date of her debut album “Hands” by playing a sold-out show on March 2, 2010 at New York’s Highline Ballroom. Her album has been out in the UK since June of 2009 but the US just wasn’t ready for it until today. Her stage show is like something reminiscent of Lady Gaga with really cool laser lights. While she doesn’t have the strongest voice, her songs are catchy as hell and will definitely have you boppin’ till you drop. She graciously thanked the crowd for partying with her on this very special day. She performed her hits “Earthquake,” “Remedy,” “Stuck on Repeat” and “New In Town.” She also debuted a new song that I am pretty sure is called “Echo” as she said that about a million times in the song. She apologized for being “douchey” but the song was inspired by the “Twilight” books. Apology accepted. Another highlight was her take on “Symmetry,” as she performed the song without the aid of Human League’s Phillip Oakey, who appears on the studio version. See some more bootylicious pictures of Little Boots and the set list after the jump.
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