Jul 27, 2010

Sister duo Tegan and Sara recently debuted new video “On Directing.”  In the moody clip—lensed by director Angela Kendall—the ladies sing directly to camera, aided by some groovy 1980s lighting patterns. We have the clip.  More

Jul 27, 2010

The Thermals and Cymbals Eat Guitars, two bands who obviously love the '90s, as evidenced by their respective covers of Elliott Smith's "Ballad of Big Nothing," always seemed like they'd make great touring partners. And it's happening this fall, as the pair hit the road together. We have the dates. More

Jul 27, 2010

The biggest surprise at the Cowboys & Aliens panel was that they showed the audience three scenes from the sci-fi western, even though, as director Jon Favreau put it, they had "only been shooting for about a month" and it's not due out for a year. The second biggest surprise was that co-star Harrison Ford was led out onto the stage by security in handcuffs, in reference to the stabbing incident that had happened in that very room only around an hour earlier. More

Jul 26, 2010

One of the most anticipated comic book movies of 2011 is Green Lantern, the first big screen live-action film to feature a major DC Universe character other than Batman or Superman since 2004's Catwoman (and we know how that turned out). Critically acclaimed Green Lantern writer and DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, enthusiastically welcomed the audience to the "first Green Lantern movie panel in history." We have a rundown on the panel included director Martin Campbell (GoldeneyeCasino Royale), co-writer/producer Greg Berlanti, and several of the film's stars: Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordon/Green Lantern), Mark Strong (Sinestro), Blake Lively (Carol Ferris), and Peter Sarsgaard (Dr. Hector Hammond). More

Jul 26, 2010

The Drums and Surfer Blood, old friends from Florida, played a sold out one-off show together in January at NYC's Bowery Ballroom, and it went so well that they're going to do it again, this time all across the U.S. and Canada as co-headliners. We have the dates. More

Jul 26, 2010

Versus, in addition to some already announced tour dates with Polvo, Superchunk, and Jenny and Johnny, have announced a record release show at the new Brooklyn venue Rock Shop and are streaming the record in its entirety. We have the details. More

Jul 26, 2010

Check out a gallery of photos from day two of Comic-Con 2010. Click here to view gallery. More

Jul 23, 2010

And so Comic-Con 2010 began. It was this writer's third such consecutive adventure at the world's most notable geek convention. As with previous years, we avoided Hall H, where most of the big motion picture panels (Tron: Legacy, etc.) flaunting Hollywood heavyweights (Bruce Willis etc.) take place. There was at least a two-and-a-half hour wait to get into the hall, with a long snaking line already in place by the time we made it down to San Diego at around 11 a.m. But there was no shortage of other compelling panels to check out, and here's a brief rundown of what we saw day one of Comic-Con 2010, panel by panel. More