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Black Keys Are Filming A Funny Documentary

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Awhile back I alluded to something that was going to make people happy.  Well, Pitchfork points to a Spin Magazine report that a “Bromantic” Black Keys documentary is  currently being filmed by the Keys’ long-time friend Noah Abrams.

from Spin:

The director of a forthcoming Black Keys documentary says he has no plans to make the rock stars look like, well, rock stars. Instead, the untitled endeavor will be “a buddy comedy with perhaps the greatest soundtrack of all time.”

“A lot of music documentaries spend too much time trying to make people look cool,” says Noah Abrams, filmmaker, photographer, and friend of the band. “I’m fortunate enough to know both these guys pretty well and their relationship is pretty incredible and very funny.”

 

Video: RØSENKØPF – “Light The Way”


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MP3: Light the Way (pitchfork)

Primitive industrial meets Slint? RØSENKØPF does it and will drop an LP 5/15 on Wierd Records.

tourdates after jump,

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Killer Mike Talks Political Action With Alternet

If you have streamed the new Killer Mike album over at Spin then you know Killer Mike & El-P delivered an angry record. Killer Mike spoke with Alter-net about why he is politically active.

JES: What do you think are the most important things to be outspoken about and involved with?

KM: As an American, I feel that we’re trading in our rights for safety. I’ve seen too many things pass in the past 10 years that have limited the rights of Americans. And people need to know, I’m not a political zealot, but yo, I want everybody to be politically active, but I want people to have the freedom to do what they want to do. The reason I’m such an asshole about politics is because: I like smoking. I think you should be able to go to strip clubs. I don’t care if you wanna marry the same sex. Whatever you want to do is cool, as long as you’re not infringing on other people.

But on a very local and very personal level, black males are the highest unemployed people in this country. When we talk about “unemployment is at 9 percent” and that’s shocking, but black males are at 16 and 17 percent, and that is a problem. Prisons are [privatized] and they profit when they lock these boys up—and if you can’t get a job, you’re going to sell petty drugs or do petty crime, but you’re gonna get major time. That’s not right. There needs to be a job program for young men who look like me. I think that [people should] start investing in small localized businesses, be it franchises, fast food, liquor stores, whatever will give people in the community jobs. I have to think in terms of my community, because I’m one of these young men. That’s my reality in terms of the political process. As an American, I want my rights not to be limited.

As an African American, I want the freedom and opportunity that’s promised in the Constitution, that you can get well-paying jobs when young men are working, young women are working, families stay together, communities become better.

Have You Seen Envelope’s Billboard?

June 9th is a pretty big day in Columbus Music. In 1 day, the MegaCity Music Marathon, Dreadful Sounds Second Anniversary, and The Peach District Classic will all take place.

And Envelope & Detox are playing all three events. So to make sure all these events are celebrated; they aquired a billboard. It’s located on N. 4th Street. So now Envelope has a mural and a billboard? the Neu No Limit?

Also, unrelated it appears looks like Carrie Fisher is coming to the Wexner Center, May 23rd.

After the jump you can also watch one of the Columbus rapper’s videos:

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The Wallflowers Announce Plans For New Album; Tour

This should cause some excitement, The Wallflowers are finishing their new record at Dan Auerbach’s Nashville Easy Eye Sound Studio. The new album finds frontman Jakob Dylan joining original band members Greg Richling (bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), with Wallflowers’ longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) rounding out the lineup. The album is being produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Cage the Elephant) and mixed by Rich Costey (Bruce Springsteen, The Shins).

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Sell Drugs As Wavves in “Weed Demon” Video Game

MP3: Anamanaguchi- So Bored (Wavves Cover)

Wavves’ Nathan Williams describes his new video game Weed Demon in which you traffic drugs in suburban neighborhoods as such:

“It’s like Paper Boy but you deliver drugs and you feed a monster meth at the end. I’ve been recording. Having fun with this kind of stuff on the side. Thanks to Mishka, Vice, and everyone helping me do random shit like this. Hope we can turn weed demon into an app someday.”
- Nathan of Wavves

Play Weed Demon on Vice.com

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Vice Launches YouTube Channel

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Vice is announcing a launch of a You-tube Channel today. You like Epicly Later’d.?  Vice’s Guide to North Korea?   Noisey?  HBO?

After the jump read the press-release and also watch the orientation video above. Or just jump right in.
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Puscifer announce summer tour dates

The Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) fronted Puscifer has added a number of summer 2012 tour dates in support of Conditions of My Parole.

Tickets for all the shows go on sale this Friday.

June 9 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
June 11 – Tampa, FL – Ferguson Hall @ Tampa Performing Arts Center
June 12 – Miami, FL – Olympia Theatre @ Gusman Performing Arts Center
June 13 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
June 15 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House
June 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
June 17 – Reading, PA – Soverign Performing Arts Center
June 18 – Richmond, VA – The National
June 20 – Buffalo, NY – Riviera Theatre
June 21 – Columbus, OH – LC Indoor Pavilion
June 24 – St. Paul, MN – River’s Edge Festival
June 27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
June 28 – San Antonio, TX – Lila Cockrell Theatre
June 30 – Prescott, AZ – Yavapai College Performance Arts Center

Best Coast Announce Tour


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Best Coast is set to hit the road in support of their new album The Only Place which will be released May 15th on Mexican Summer. The Only Place is produced by Jon Brion(Kanye West, Fiona Apple).  Bethany Cosentino once again handles the songwriting and rhythm guitar duties & multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno mans lead guitar, bass and drums on this album. There is a Columbus date 7/23 @ the Newport Music Hall.

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Dr. Dre Would Like to See Holograms of Jimi Hendrix & Marvin Gaye

From MTV.com

In the days since, it’s been confirmed that Holo-Pac was “Dr. Dre’s Vision,” and now the good doctor admits that he hopes to see the technology spread. TMZ caught up with Dre in Los Angeles, where he graciously — and enthusiastically — answered questions about the hologram, which has been described as his brainchild. Dre didn’t give any predictions for how popular hologram performances might become, but he did reveal the next step, in terms of technology.

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