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Friday, February 25, 2011

Entertainment Weekly Round-up

* In case you missed it, Entertainment Editor Mark Meszoros, Sports Editor Mark Podolski and yours truly did about a 30-minute audiocast Tuesday afternoon regarding this upcoming Sunday's telecast of the Oscars. You can ignore it here. In addition, you can also continue to wonder why I keep using the word "telecast."

*The Foo Fighters released their first single off their upcoming seventh studio album, Wasting Light, called “Rope.” Although a big Foo fan, I have low expectations for this album but was rather delighted by the debut single. It’s a mixture between their debut record and 1999s There’s Nothing Left to Lose. You can hear it here.

* Dr. Dre released nearly an eight-minute video for the single "I Need A Doctor" Ft. Eminem and Skylar Grey which is off the alleged upcoming Detox album that has been rumored to come out for oh, the last decade or so. Although the concept of a music video is a dying trend, it's actually a pretty cool video. The three performed the song on the Grammys two weeks ago. You can see the video here. (*Note* the video is uncensored, which means, you may hear a few bad words. So if that's not your forte, don't click on it.)

* Speaking of the Grammys, I was so impressed with the Mumford & Sons performance of "The Cave," that I ran out (OK, drove) to the store and bought their debut record, Sigh No More. It's incredible.

* Bright Eyes performed on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night. You can see the performance here.

* I got a wonderful surprise on Tuesday when my favorite band Brand New came out from under their rock for the first time in over a year and surprisingly announced five small club shows. All the shows sold out within 20 minutes and although it was a serious hassle, I was able to get two tickets for the Pittsburgh show and couldn't be more jacked up about it. This will mark the fourth time I see them live and the second time I'll be traveling out of state to do so. In November of 2009, I drove to New York City for their show at Nassau Coliseum, which was in front of 18,000 people. The Pittsburgh show will be in front of 200 people (if that). Nothing beats a small intimate club show.

* You can believe this or not, I don't, but Spin Magazine did an interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers where the band told the interviewer that their upcoming album could be titled Dr. Johnny Skinz's Disproportionately Rambunctious Polar Express Machine-head.

* Lastly, I said I’d post it this week, and it is done, but early next week, I’ll post a list of, in my opinion, the essential albums of the 1990s after reading a Rolling Stone reader list of the top 10 albums of the 1990s. It will not be epic, nor worthy of your time reading it...but nonetheless, it will be posted.

P.S. Go out and buy the new Bayside record, Killing Time.

K. Bye.

By Nick Carrabine


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