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Allah-Las prep covers EP (listen to “The Earth Won’t Hold Me”), expand tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Allah-Las have a new 10″ EP of covers coming out on November 3 via Mexican Summer, featuring their takes on Kathy Heideman’s “The Earth Won’t Hold Me,” George Harrison’s “Fish On The Sand,” Further’s “JO Eleven,” and Television’s “Hard On Love.”

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The Trumps Bow Out. Will Future Presidents Attend the Kennedy Center Honors?

Source: New York Times » Music

President Trump’s decision to skip the Kennedy Center’s gala eases the pressures this year — but could make it harder to attract other presidents.

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Good Cover Version: Tristen Does Television

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Good Cover Version: Tristen Does Television

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

Much like Katy & Greta’s excellent covers album Take It, It’s Yours, Tristen‘s cover of the seminal Television track “See No Evil” takes masculine muscle and reimagines it from a feminine point of view. The spiky guitar is still much in the vein of the original, but Tristen’s ...

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Solid Sound Fest 2017: daily lineups & single day tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This year’s lineup features Television, Kurt Vile, The Shaggs, Big Thief, Robert Glasper and, of course Wilco. And much more.

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Episode 37: Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Source: Ryme et Reason

HBO’s Girls comes back for their final season. It’s an accomplishment for Lena Dunham, the relative nobody who has launched a hundred careers as well as a weekly newsletter tacking a variety of issues. This episode focuses heavily on what happened last season and everything up to episode four of the sixth season. We also throw some theories in there about the the end of the series and the plans that Dunham has for Hannah Horvath. Spoilers ahead!

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Episode 37: Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Obsessions:

Jeff is obsessed with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABLT6hdgEek

Joshua is obsessed with this show on Hulu.

Adi is obsessed with this movie on Netflix and this art exhibition in Washington D.C.

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Wilco’s Solid Sound festival: 2017 lineup & tix

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This year’s lineup includes Kurt Vile, Television, Robert Glasper, The Shaggs, and more.

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Popcast: Mariah Carey and New Year’s Eve: Is the Fantasy Over?

Source: New York Times » Music

A panel discusses the singer’s disastrous live moment and how her voice — and persona — has shifted over the course of her three-decade career on the Popcast.

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Favorite Shows of 2016

Source: Ryme et Reason

Watching television was rewarding this year.

In no particular order, because how can you really rate things like television shows, I give you my list of shows that I really, really enjoyed.

  • Transparent (Amazon)
    • This show breaks down boundaries and challenges feminist concepts so well. It’s a must-see.
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
    • Short, funny, and sad AF. The best combination.
  • Insecure (HBO)
    • This show keeps things interesting and fresh.
  • Westworld (HBO)
    • The theories that this show produced online kept it interesting, while some of the performances were robotic (!).
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
    • Captivating and comforting.
  • Rectify (Netflix)
    • A meditation on life. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking.
  • Happy Valley and Broad Church (tie) – (Netflix)
    • These detective shows keep you on your toes.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on Hulu/CW app)
    • Excellent, if slightly off-kilter at times, show about how crazy life can get. The songs are great.
  • Stella (UK show on Hulu)
    • Small town show featuring Ruth Jones that makes me long for a different life. In Wales.
  • Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
    • The cartoon show that has nuance, ennui, and puns galore.

Runner-ups

  • The Good Wife (Hulu, Prime)
    • The last season. It was so, so sad to watch it end. And also, kind of crazy.
  • The Crown (Netflix)
    • Fun to watch but very drawn out
  • Catastrophe (Amazon)
    • Season 1 was better
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
    • All over the place, funny at times
  • The People vs. O.J (FX)
    • Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Such a satisfying show.
  • Casual (Amazon)
    • Searing show about a family that can’t get their shit together
  • Broad City (on Hulu)
    • Hilarious, as always
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
    • Great but with some ups and downs
  • O.J.: Made in America (on Hulu)
    • Documentary that gives some great insight

Shows that I loved that I watched in 2016 that were from 2015 and before:

  • Scott and Bailey (Hulu)
    • Detective series with two women, shows the trials and tribulations they go through
  • The Americans (Amazon)
    • It just gets harder and harder out there for some Russian spies
  • Halt and Catch Fire (Netflix)
    • Season two was better than one and all I can say is that the male characters are the worst.
  • You’re the Worst  (Hulu)
    • Hilarious, mean, and touching at times. But mostly hilarious.
  • Mr Robot (Amazon)
    • Season one was thrilling
  • Please Like Me  (Hulu)
    • Australian show, gay characters, like watching Girls with a plot
  • Diary of a  Mad, Fat Teenager  (Hulu)
    • Endearing and real.
  • Being Erica  (Hulu)
    • Recommendation from June Thomas (of Slate). Time travel and a real look at your choices and how they effect you
  • Crashing (Netflix)
    • Fun show, short. Fun.
  • UnReal (Hulu)
    • Such an interesting idea come to life
  • Moone Boy (Hulu)
    • Imaginary friends can get you into trouble.

 

 

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Favorite Shows of 2016

Source: Ryme et Reason

Watching television was rewarding this year.

In no particular order, because how can you really rate things like television shows, I give you my list of shows that I really, really enjoyed.

  • Transparent (Amazon)
    • This show breaks down boundaries and challenges feminist concepts so well. It’s a must-see.
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
    • Short, funny, and sad AF. The best combination.
  • Insecure (HBO)
    • This show keeps things interesting and fresh.
  • Westworld (HBO)
    • The theories that this show produced online kept it interesting, while some of the performances were robotic (!).
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
    • Captivating and comforting.
  • Rectify (Netflix)
    • A meditation on life. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking.
  • Happy Valley and Broad Church (tie) – (Netflix)
    • These detective shows keep you on your toes.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on Hulu/CW app)
    • Excellent, if slightly off-kilter at times, show about how crazy life can get. The songs are great.
  • Stella (UK show on Hulu)
    • Small town show featuring Ruth Jones that makes me long for a different life. In Wales.
  • Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
    • The cartoon show that has nuance, ennui, and puns galore.

Runner-ups

  • The Good Wife (Hulu, Prime)
    • The last season. It was so, so sad to watch it end. And also, kind of crazy.
  • The Crown (Netflix)
    • Fun to watch but very drawn out
  • Catastrophe (Amazon)
    • Season 1 was better
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
    • All over the place, funny at times
  • The People vs. O.J (FX)
    • Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Such a satisfying show.
  • Casual (Amazon)
    • Searing show about a family that can’t get their shit together
  • Broad City (on Hulu)
    • Hilarious, as always
  • High Maintenance (HBO)
    • Great but with some ups and downs
  • O.J.: Made in America (on Hulu)
    • Documentary that gives some great insight

Shows that I loved that I watched in 2016 that were from 2015 and before:

  • Scott and Bailey (Hulu)
    • Detective series with two women, shows the trials and tribulations they go through
  • The Americans (Amazon)
    • It just gets harder and harder out there for some Russian spies
  • Halt and Catch Fire (Netflix)
    • Season two was better than one and all I can say is that the male characters are the worst.
  • You’re the Worst  (Hulu)
    • Hilarious, mean, and touching at times. But mostly hilarious.
  • Mr Robot (Amazon)
    • Season one was thrilling
  • Please Like Me  (Hulu)
    • Australian show, gay characters, like watching Girls with a plot
  • Diary of a  Mad, Fat Teenager  (Hulu)
    • Endearing and real.
  • Being Erica  (Hulu)
    • Recommendation from June Thomas (of Slate). Time travel and a real look at your choices and how they effect you
  • Crashing (Netflix)
    • Fun show, short. Fun.
  • UnReal (Hulu)
    • Such an interesting idea come to life
  • Moone Boy (Hulu)
    • Imaginary friends can get you into trouble.

 

 

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The Year in Pop: Melina Matsoukas Touched Nerves From Behind the Camera

Source: New York Times » Music

Ms. Matsoukas had a banner 2016, directing Beyoncé’s Grammy-nominated video, “Formation,” and also directing episodes of Issa Rae’s HBO comedy, “Insecure.”

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