“Adventures of Power” Featuring The Honey Brothers!

7 10 2009

“I’m not pussy-footing, I’m double bass drumming!”

You gott check this flick, it looks all sorts of ridonkulously funny! Ari Gold is like a cooler (but still-so-nerdy) version of Napoleon Dynamite, while Enoturage’s Adrian Grenier has never looked so sexy-cheezy all at once! Watch the trailer below.

If you’re in the NYC, there’s a kick-ass premiere party today! More deets below!

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POWER NEW YORK CITY PARTY

  • KnittingFactory, Brooklyn, Metropolitan and Havermeyer
  • Wed Oct 7, 8pm-3am.
  • The Honey Brothers, The Prigs, World War, and DJ Jonathan Toubin from New York Night Train spinning tunes all night!
  • $10 minimum suggested donation to support The Impact Repertory Theatre, the Oscar-winning children’s music non-profit school, who will also be performing!
  • Prizes, movie clips, puppies and kittens!
  • 18+. NO GUEST LIST. NO RSVP. NO VIP. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

ABOUT: “ADVENTURES OF POWER”

  • Opens October 9 in New York and Kentucky!
  • Opens October 16 in Los Angeles!
  • Opens in theaters around the country–watch the trailer and join us at:http://www.adventuresofpower.com
  • Starring Hoyt Honey and Honey duContra (Adrian Grenier), music by Raw Honey, with some harmonica by Dory Honey and a character named after Dr. Carl Honey!
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Interview: Stefano Boscutti

1 10 2009

A couple days ago we highlighted a compelling Web site by the name of Boscutti.com. It delivers daily newsreels with a great selection of music as their soundtracks. The images are both good and bad and cover some pretty heavy world news.

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“Using the music to lift the emotions is the point.  I was watching a lot of news online without feeling a thing.  I wanted to feel again.”
~ Stefano Boscutti

Where you based out of?
Melbourne (that’d be the one in Australia).

What do you want to come out of these newsreels?
That’s an incredibly good question. World peace, individual respect, human dignity. Hopefully how everyone can make a difference. How we’re all connected. How we’re all one. That child in Africa is not some distant problem. That child in Africa is you. (Sorry to sound heavy or trippy or hippy. But I try to make a point of ending each newsreel with hope. Got to shine that light.)

How long you been doing this?
I’m a former journalist. I’ve been writing and making films for a while. But I only started making the newsreels from the start of this year. The whole newsreel archive to date is online at http://boscutti.com/boscutti-newsreel/index.html

How much time goes into each reel (you have a new one everyday!)?
Two hours a day, every day. Up at the crack of dawn, cup of cold coffee, 15 minutes of meditation, and we’re on.

Anyone helping you?
I get a lot of feedback. Which helps a lot. But I don’t have any assistants. Wait, maybe they’re hiding under the desk? Nahh, not even one. Just littl’ ol’ me.

Where do you get all the photos? Fair use?
Yes, fair use. They’re the same photos that land on the news desk of all the mainstream media. They just never use them because they favor sports shots or the latest pretty celebrity. They favor the inoffensive because really they’re just providing the context for advertising. They’re no longer really about providing news. Everything we see is so stage managed. I’m all for showing what we can’t see. Particularly when it comes to human rights. Nation states or corporations fucking over individuals really doesn’t work for me. I’m all for the one person that makes the difference.

How do you choose your music? You have a good ear.
Keep an ear out for new releases. Tend to favor slower, more evocative songs because they move me. If I lay them on the photos and I get a tingle up my spine, they’re in. Nope, not the most scientific selection process on earth. But hopefully the most authentic. Figure the more it moves me, the more it might move others.

Who are some of your favorite musicians?
Waxes and wanes. Currently it’s tunesters like Monsters of Folk, James Buckley Trio, Yo La Tengo, Joe Henry, A.A. Bondy, Vampire Hands, Portugal The Man, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Eyedea and Abilities, Soulsavers, Fink,The Fiery Furnaces, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Memory Tapes, White Rabbits. Hmmm, and that’s just for starters. Throw in some strings and I’m in. I’m a sucker for strings. Also a little syncopation never goes astray.

Check out Boscutti.com now! Bookmark and make it a daily occurrence for your fix on real news, and real music.





Boscutti’s Newsreels – World News With Killer Musical Scores

29 09 2009

I personally don’t like to watch the news. Not only does it depress me, but it’s sometimes a bit of a lie: hiding ugly truths and pulling the wool over our eyes to make us forget about issues of far more importance. Fuckin’ politics and media gate keepers … uggg

Check this shit out: Boscutti.com – transforming world news every day with newsreels and new music. Not only are they images of truth and actual issues that matter, but the music selections are hip and fuel so much emotion into these compelling images whether good or bad. My favorite is Sept. 16 featuring Mason Jennings’ “Blood of Man.”

Everyday a fresh newsreel goes up! Get your daily dose of truth while you listen to some cool tunes. Stay tuned for an interview with the creative mind behind these newsreels, Stefano Boscutti.

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Johnny Ramone Tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

28 09 2009

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is quickly becoming one of the hottest venues, in addition to being a sacred burial ground. Last Saturday, Bon Iver played an epic show in the cold mist as the sun was making its appearance back into the northern hemisphere. This weekend, on Saturday Oct. 3, Hollywood Forever will host the 5th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute. Featuring founding member Tommy Ramone and Ramones bassist CJ Ramone! There will also be a special homage and art show, “The Original Paintings of Dee Dee Ramone” and the world premiere outdoor-screening of “Ramones It’s Alive.” Oh! And did I mention a 3D screening of the original 1968 version of the mother of all zombie films, George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead!!!”

This is going to be an awesome night to be a part of. Peep the flyer for more details!

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Mos Def and Damon Dash Bring Out Death!

28 09 2009

Mos Def continues to make moves with yet another interesting side project with Damon Dash. Besides collaborating on the highly anticipated Blakroc project with Damon Dash, The Black Keys and a notable list of rappers (Jim Jones, Q-Tip, Raekwon, RZA, etc.), Mos will now embark on a documentary about Death. And no, I’m not talking about the kind of “death” we all hate so much. But I am talking about the obscure, all Black, proto-punk band that formed in 1971. You’re gonna fuckin’ love their shit!

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Mos Def told Filter:

“It’s going to be great. These dudes were pre-Sex Pistols, pre-Bad Brains, pre-all that shit, and nobody knows them. I don’t understand how the whole world could forget them.”

I can’t believe I never heard of these guys until now! After listening to their ripping tunes, Death puts out some great shit any rock n’ roll connoisseur can appreciate.

Take a listen and get more information on Death’s myspace here.





What’ Going on This Weekend LA?

18 09 2009

A beautiful weekend ahead of us in Los Angeles, actually all of Cali for that matter. There’s lot of good shows going on this weekend! Too bad I won’t be attending any of them, although Bridezilla and Model/Actress at the Echo last night were top-notch! It’s wedding bells for me this weekend in one of my favorite cities, San Francisco!(and no, I’m not getting married)

If you LOVE lobster and good music, I highly reccommend you check out the The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival with The Henry Clay People and Dios!

= Top picks

Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

SHOWS
Gipsy Kings @ Greek Theatre
Charlatans UK, Giant Drag @ The Fonda
The Psychedelic Furs, Happy Mondays, Amusement Parks on Fire @ Club Nokia
Everest, These United States, The Parson Red Heads @ Troubadour
Meat Puppets, Dead Confederate @ El Rey Theatre
Everest @ Troubadour
Little Boots, Music Go Music, Yes Giantess @ The Roxy
Night Horse, Sea of Air, Emeralds @ Bootleg Theater
Hanne Hukkelberg, Dave Yaden & Skyler Stonestreet, Ruckus @ The Hotel Café
Meho Plaza, Octave Cat, Kill Kill Kill, The Blinding Light @ Pehrspace
Mod Amish, Marasol, My Secret Alphabet, Refrigerator, Falcon Eddy @ Mr. T’s Bowl
Saccaharine Trust, The Urinals, The Chuck Dukowski Sextet @ The Smell
The Absynths, Naima Earth, Family Tree Analog @ Echo Curio
Pink, The Ting Tings @ Staples Center
Bajafondo @ The Glass House

DANCE!DANCE!DANCE!
Underground (indie, UKPop, Electropop, Rock and Soul) @ The Echo

Saturday, Sept. 19 2009

SHOWS
Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Depreciation Guild @ Troubadour
Mason Jennings, Crash Kings @ El Rey Theatre
Gipsy Kings @ Greek Theatre
Pink Martini @ Hollywood Bowl
Porcupine Tree, Big Elf @ Club Nokia
The Most Serene Republic, The Grates @ Spaceland
The Henry Clay People, Dios, Dazzler, Love Grenades, Oliver Future @ The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival 2009
Southern Culture on the Skids, Triple Chicken foot, Speedbuggy @ Echoplex
Chelsea Girls, Killola, Go Betty Go @ The Roxy
Boomkat, Ryan Blakely Smith and the Voyage, Kat Parsons @ The Hotel Café
Echoes de Luxe, Mammal, The Swagger Sticks,Venus Illuminato @ Mr. T’s Bowl
The Humpers w/ The Hangmen, Stab City, Barrio Tiger @ Redwood Bar & Grill
War Tapes, Shiloe, UV Lights @ The Prospector
Dandy Warhols, Gram Rabbit, Spindrift, Les Blanks @ Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

DANCE!DANCE!DANCE!
Bang! (Muse The Resistance release party)@ The Ruby

FILM
Lecture on Cedric Gibbons and Grand Hotel Screening @ Egyptian Theatre
Rosemary’s Baby @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Final Show of Season!)

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009

SHOWS
An Evening with Brian Eno @ Cal State Long Beach’s Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Placebo, Nico Vega @ Club Nokia
By Sunlight, Shirley Rolls, Last American Buffalo, Chris Garneau @ Spaceland
Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Knitting Factory
The Avengers, Pansy Division, Paul Collins Beat @ The Echo
India Calling! w/ Malkit Singh, Kailash Kher’s Kailasa, Ravi Shankar Centre Ensemble, Anoushka Shankar, Rhythm of Rajasthan @ Hollywood Bowl
Mount Eerie, Karl Blau, No Kids, Tara Jane O’Neil @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Correatown, Grizzly Owls, Map @ Echo Curio
Magnolia Memoir, Quincy Blaque, Ken Stacey, Still Waters Run Deep, @ The Hotel Café





What’s Going On This Weekend LA?

11 09 2009

Considering I’ve done three music festivals for the past three weekends, I’m taking a breather and catching up with some close friends. Check out all the music and events to keep you busy with a good time! Oh, and the Sunset Strip Music Festival is this weekend, I can’t believe they have a lame band like the Kottonmouth Kings playing … ewww

= Top picks

Friday, September 11

Shows
Sunset Strip Music Festival – AUGUSTANA, HoneyHoney, Huntingfield @ The Roxy Theatre
Sunset Strip Music Festival – Oh No Not Stereo, Something To Burn @ The Viper Room
Sunset Strip Music Festival – WILD CHILD, The Faded Spades @ Whisky A-Go-Go
Sunset Strip Music Festival – GLAY @ House of Blues
Sunset Strip Music Festival – OUT OF GREY, MR. CROWLEY tribute to Ozzy @The Cat Club
Sunset Strip Music Festival – TALIB KWELI @ Key Club
Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
Paolo Nutini @ The Wiltern
Ozomatli with Valeria Gastaldi @ El Rey Theatre
Vivian Girls, The Beets, The Black & White Years @ The Echo
Jen and Abby, Kaiser Cartel, Anni Rossi, Chris Joyner, Ryan Collins @ The Hotel Café
Chase Long Beach, Starpool, Nobody Cares, The Bohunks @ Troubadour
Exene & John Doe @ Alex’s
The Pharcyde @ The Grove of Anaheim

Dance
Underground (indie, UKPop, Electropop, Rock and Soul) @ The Echo

Saturday, September 12

Shows
ROCK’N’DAY!!! (Dreamers,The Nightbirds, Mirde) @ Cindy’s Restaurant (Eagle Rock)
Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
The Honorary Title, Cory Cranan @ Knitting Factory
The Aquabats @ The Glass House
Flogging Molly, Hepcat, Fitz and The Tantrums @ Greek Theatre
Sunset Strip Music Festival @ Sunset Blvd (between Doheny and Crescent Heights)
The Dan Band @ Club Nokia
Brendan Benson @ Troubadour
00 Soul, The New Rome Quartet @ Alex’s Bar
Vaud And The Villains @ Echoplex
Derek Schmidt, Worried Minds, Cosio, Anita Coats @ Echo Curio
Lelia Broussard, The Quiet, Katie Costello, Rachael Sage, @ The Hotel Café
When You Awake presents A Tribute to George Harrison w/ Ryan Ross (of Panic At The Disco), Robert Francis, Matt Popieluch (of Foreign Born/Fool’s Gold), Michael Runion, Amanda Jo Williams, El May (of Ben Lee/Luna), Leslie Stevens (of Leslie And The Badgers), Andy Creighton (of The World Record), Brian Whelan (of The Broken West) and Joe Napolitano (of Le Switch) @ Spaceland

Dance
Bang! @ The Ruby

Film
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Art
“AND THEN THE WIND CHANGED” BY ANTHONY LISTER @ New Image Art Gallery
From the Streets of Iran “Works on Paper by Urban Artist from Iran” @ Crewest Gallery

Sunday, September 13

Shows
The Honey Brothers, Soko, The Colourist @ Troubadour
Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge @ Hollywood Bowl
Old School Jams Live: Lisa Lisa, Ready for the World, Klymaxx, Soul Sonic Force, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover @ Greek Theatre
Vivian Girls, 2UP, The Beets, Lucky Dragons @ The Smell
Part Time Punks w/ Blue Jungle, The Widow Babies @ The Echo
Solidarity Rock Benefit Show @ The Hotel Café
Adam Marsland’s Chaos Band, The Anny Celsi Band, The Jeff Merchant Band @ Spaceland