Four years have passed since Nine Inch Nails wrapped up their “Wave Goodbye” tour in 2009, which offered some lucky fans the opportunity to share dinner and some personal time with the band for their final tour. During his away time, front-man Trent Reznor took time to compile his latest masterpiece; Hesitation Marks. While the main focus stayed on songs from his new album, the show also included a variety of favourites from his past albums, including his most widely known show-closer, Hurt.
Seasoned by the breakup of bandmates Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, energized by their new album, and feeling more secure at their second show on the iconic and intimidating First Ave stage – Cults (and I) rolled into Minneapolis last Friday.
Forget about Gangster Squad or The Fifth Estate or any of the other cinematic dreck you’ve seen this year. Shane Salerno’s Salinger, the “acclaimed documentary” (acclaimed by whom?) about the private life of J.D. Salinger is the worst film you’ll see this year.
Last night the 41st Annual American Music Awards were held at the Nokia Theater LIVE from L.A. and there were a ton of big winners as well as some stunning performances! One of my favorite parts of the big award shows is the Red Carpet looks! So interesting to see which outfit celebrities chose as their debut! This year, I have got to say that mostly ALL the ladies were on point! I found a couple of the outfits a little boring…
I’m a grown-ass man dammit, and I’m a fan of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series. Yes, the three novels following Katniss Everdeen’s journey from an unfortunate, starving youth to an insurrection leader is “young adult” literature aimed directly at teenagers. But the novels are addictive, exciting, and contain themes that tackle social issues with a complexity that rewards readers who invest their time and emotions in them. The first book spawned a film adaptation that was captivating yet not without its faults, but the big screen translation of the series’ second installment, Catching Fire, matches the highlights of the first movie and raises the bar across all levels. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is more than just your little sister’s most anticipated movie since the last Twilight or Harry Potter films – it’s a sophisticated motion picture that deserves to attract (and convert) even the most cynical of audiences.
We stay bringing the heat. Like a burner stashed in the glovebox, or krink in the socks. Which is especially good on Wednesday nights like this, when its cold as Mash Out Posse in the winter. Remember to tune in at 9PM every week for the best rap music on Saskatoon’s community radio station, CFCR, 90.5FM! We’ll be playing great hip hop from 9 to 10:30! Let’s see what we can treat your ears and eyes to this week:
The good gentlemen at one of our favourite pubs in Regina, O’Hanlon’s, put this video together in the spirit of the snowballing Roughrider mania in Regina leading up to Sunday’s BIG game. I love it!
Nice work, men.
This weekend people will be out in force to see the latest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. While most readers will probably see Catching Fire at some point (these stories are insanely popular), some people may not want to brave the crowds on opening weekend. So for those folks daunted by the crowded multiplex, here is a list of 10 great dystopian films to watch at home. These films may not have children killing other children on a reality TV show, but they still chill in their depictions of a worse tomorrow. Continue reading
Here’s a hopeful little push out the door with a list of things to do in our snow-coated city this week. I find that these winter months produce some of the most creative events, and we need them in these days where the couch x TV combo seems to trump all else.
Graham Tilsley, a talented local session player who plays bass in more Saskatoon bands than I can even count, has his own project called the Graham Tilsley Group. And it’s REALLY good. This Saturday night, he is dropping the epic music video for his single, “New Name,” filmed last winter by Kappaco Films.
I wish I could post the video here, but I have two more days to wait until it’s properly unveiled at Rock Bottom (on Broadway) this Saturday night. It’s going to be a great night for live music, and from what I’ve seen so far of this video, it’s severely badass and unique. Don’t just take my word for it! I took the time to chat with Graham himself about the video, an upcoming full-length album, and Saturday’s release: