Photo by G.
Adam Ant and Geoffrey Dicker 2013
ADAM ANT!!!! One of my favorite kings of the wild frontier is back and better than ever with a new US tour that is kicking off this week. He was in New York doing some promotion and I was fortunate enough to meet the new wave icon! I had a slight fan-boy moment when I told Adam that I loved him, but it’s true! Adam Ant’s music has rocked my entire life and I still listen to his music a lot – from the b-side “Yours, Yours, Yours” to the 12″ version of “Vive Le Rock” and of course songs like “Strip” and “Stand and Deliver” are always in high rotation. You can catch Adam Ant singing some of these songs live if you live in the USA on the following summer 2013 tour dates (see below), via Adam Ant’s official website. You can also see pictures and a review of Adam Ant’s tour from last year in New York at this link. Thanks again Adam and I am going to say it again, I love you!!!!
17th – San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre
19th – Anaheim, CA, City National Grove of Anaheim
20th – Los Angeles, CA, Club Nokia
23rd – Salt Lake City, UT, The Grand
24th – Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
26th – Austin, TX, Belmont
27th – Houston, TX, Warehouse Live
28th – Dallas, TX, Granada Theatre
30th – Tulsa, OK, Cain’s Ballroom
1st – Chicago, IL, Congress Theatre
5th – Nashville, TN, The Cannery Ballroom
6th – Atlanta, GA, Center Stage
8th – Miami, FL, Grand Central
9th – St Petersburg, FL, Palladium Theater
10th – Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
13th – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
15th – Philadelphia, PA, Keswick Theatre
16th – New York, NY, Irving Plaza
17th – New York, NY, Irving Plaza
19th – Boston, MA, Royale Boston
20th – Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Canada
24th – Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
26th – Columbus, OH, The LC Pavilion
27th – Detroit, MI, Cathedral Theatre
28th – Cleveland, OH, The Agora Theatre
30th – Indianapolis, IN, Old National Centre
31st – Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
1st – Minneapolis, MN, Mill City Nights
6th – Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre, Canada
7th – Seattle, WA, Showbox at the Market
8th – Portland, OR, Roseland Theatre
10th – Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
12th – San Francisco, CA, The Regency Theatre
14th – Hawaii, HI, The Repiblik
17th – Fresno, CA, Tower Theatre
18th – Monterey, CA, Golden State Theatre
20th – Las Vegas, NV, Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip
Photos of the 007 poster by G.
If you know me in real life, you know I have a long history with the James Bond franchise. I used to work for MGM Studios, managing the 007 film library for sales on global TV stations. There’s a reason the film franchise has been around for so long with no signs of slowing down: the films are awesome. They take you to exotic locations, they are smartly written, the action sequences are nail biters and James Bond is one of the smoothest ladies men on the planet. It’s nerve wracking when a new film for such a beloved franchise is released because after devoting so much of your life into something you love, you hope you will not be disappointed when the new comes out (see the Star Wars franchise). While the latest James Bond Daniel Craig is certainly handsome, rugged and in great shape, I am old school and don’t really want to see a blond haired, blue eyed Bond. With that being said, Daniel Craig does the character justice and kicks some serious butt and though may not be my first choice to play the role, it doesn’t bother me to watch him in it.
“Skyfall” reinvigorates the franchise and I think it’s the best of the 3 Daniel Craig 007 films. As is the case in all Bond films, there are some nail biting action sequences, some beautiful Bond girls, exotic locations and one of the highlights of the film – a really evil villain (portrayed by Javier Bardem). Without giving away any spoilers, they’ve found a great way to reintroduce 3 central Bond characters – Moneypenny, M and Q. I also appreciate that in the CGI age, the film does not go over the top with unrealistic looking action sequences and in fact, they reference the pleasure in simplicity. 007 is faced with a dilemma several times in the movie about protecting the country that has sold him down the river. It would be cool to see 007 switch sides (even for a little bit) in a future movie, but for now we will have to settle for a totally watchable and exciting old school 007 film set in the modern age. Go see it!
Photo by G.
Guy Garvey of Elbow
I am SO excited! Elbow just announced a US tour scheduled for the Fall of 2011.
09/18/11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park – Austin, TX
09/20/11 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
09/22/11 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
09/23/11 – FDR Park – Philadelphia, PA
09/25/11 – Terminal 5 – New York , NY
09/26/11 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
09/28/11 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/01/11 – The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA
They will also appear on Jimmy Fallon on September 21, 2011.
Build a Rocket Boys!