Matix Book Signing – This Is Progress

26 01 2009

Thursday, February 14: If you’re in the LA area, come on through to this bangin’ book signing at at Hennessey & Ingalls, celebrating 10 years of Matix. Meet the stellar line-up of contributors and get yo shit signed! ( Daewon Song, Marc Johnson, Rick McCrank, Giovanni Reda and more!)

The 280-page hard-bound book titled “This Is Progress” goes for $50 and includes a Matix DVD of “Tangram Commercials” and “How’d They Do That,” a behind the scenes look at the making of.

Peep the flyer for more info!

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Iron Maiden: Flight 666

26 01 2009

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Were you one of the fortunate that caught Iron Maiden during their “Somewhere Back In Time World Tour?” Whether you were or not, you need to get your hands on their new documentary entitled “Iron Maiden: Flight 666.” The documentary will give a very intimate look behind the scenes of the band on their first leg of the tour, which spanned 23 shows and 13 countries in 45 days back in February/March 2008.

April 21, 2009 will be known as Iron Maiden Day in honor of the band and as the film is released in select theaters and shown on digital screens simultaneously around the world.

Get more info from these geeks.





HUGE Blackbox Lay-off

26 01 2009

ea_black_boxNow that SKATE 2 has dropped and the money is rolling in, EA’s Black Box decided to lay off more that half their staff last week. The recession is cruel and so are corpo giants.

From 350 employees down to some 100+. Ouch!

Read more about it here.





Franz Ferdinand and “Tonight”

23 01 2009

franzferdinandtonightalbumcovYet another band with its third album underway, the good ole Scots from Glasgow, Franz Ferdinand are coming through with what sounds like an exceptionally hot album:“Tonight.” Set to titillate your ears until your body starts to move and groove, this new album is more dance inspired, than their old rocky predecessors. With their previous albums encompassing more rock rifts and catchy power chords, “Tonight” is fused with more unique beats and instrumentals. Putting out a sexy, exotic sound, that at times feels like you’re back in the free-spirited days of the 70’s, get ready to let that body gyrate.

The album’s pretty damn good. It’s one of those albums you get addicted to listening to upon purchase. You know, the kind you play over and over for weeks on end? Check it out for yourself and stream the entire album at no cost here.





Yeah Yeah Yeahs Blitz!

23 01 2009

The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s are back at it again and plan on droppin’ some new tunes this coming spring. And it’s about time! I’ve been sick of all them
Karen O’ copy cats!

Their third album to be called “Blitz” should be quite the charm. Afterall, “third time’s a charm.”

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Top 10 Albums of 2008

13 01 2009

Lots of crap and some good came out in 2008. It was a close race between the Jonas Brothers and The Black Keys for the top spot, but for some reason I just had to lean toward The Keys.

With no further adieu, Grimygoods’ Top 10:

1. Attack and Release – The Black Keys
2. Youth Novels – Lykee Li
3. Midnight Boom – The Kills
4. Loyalty to Loyalty – Cold War Kids
5. Santogold – Santogold
6. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
7. For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver
8. Modern Guilt – Beck
9. Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust – Sigur Ros
10. Dear Science, – TV on the Radio

Albums that really chapped my hide:

1. Only By The Night – Kings of Leon
2. Tha Carter III – Lil’ Wayne





RON ASHETON RIP

13 01 2009

REST IN PEACE RON ASHETON

July 17, 1948 – January 6, 2009

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Time to join the “Funhouse” with the rest of the guitar Gods above.

Click here to hear some kind, honest words from Iggy.