Archive for March, 2015

Southpaw – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2015 by dc

Here’s the freshly released trailer for Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua‘s new boxing drama, Southpaw. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and features an Eminem heavy soundtrack. Check out the trailer below:

Shane MacGowan doodle

Posted in Art, Music with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2015 by dc

Shane MacGowan

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2015 by dc

Top Ten new ‘Slacker Rock’ acts

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2015 by dc

Back in 2011 in a moment of 90’s nostalgia I compiled a list of the Top Ten Slacker Rock acts of all time. I’m a massive fan of Pavement, Modest Mouse, Beck, Guided By Voices and Grandaddy, so the list pretty much wrote itself. A handful of comments and a flurry of recent hits later I’ve decided to put together a loose Top Ten of current acts I’m labeling ‘New Slacker Rock‘.

Some of them ape the bands I love (and frequently get away with it), others take that loose, charismatic and abstracted excellence and take it somewhere new.

Four years ago I described Slacker Rock as, “all about a looseness and a slack-eyed way of looking at things“. I reckon the acts below fall firmly under that definition in one way or another…

01. Mac DeMarco

02. Parquet Courts / Parkay Quarts

03. Speedy Ortiz

04. Dignan Porch

05. Courtney Barnett

06. Real Estate

07. Happyness

08. Radstewart

09. Dead Gaze

10. Wavves

So, that’s my Top Ten – who do you reckon I’ve missed out?

Chilly Gonzales – Advantage Points – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by dc

Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by dc

Blur – There Are Too Many Of Us – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on March 22, 2015 by dc