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News Roundup: Modest Mouse, Basement Jaxx, Comic-Con, Grizzly Bear

Also Mission of Burma, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Moby, Natalie Portman in Thor, Ryan Reynolds is Green Lantern

Jul 14, 2009 Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern
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Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web:

This July 21st, Modest Mouse will be releasing a limited edition 7" single for "Perpetual Motion Machine." The red vinyl single will be limited to a pressing of 4000, each individually numbered with an embossed sleeve. The previously unreleased "History Sticks To Your Feet" will grace the flip side. For the masses that have moved on from vinyl, the tracks will also be made available digitally. In fact, you can preview "Perpetual Motion Machine" right now on Spin.com, and on July 16th, you can preview "History Sticks to Your Feet" on the omnipresent Pitchfork.

Did somebody say Pitchfork? Probably. They've also announced in this news item that the U.K.'s Basement Jaxx are gearing up to release a new album entitled Scars. Corroborated by Billboard, Scars will be out this October.

Veteran rockers Mission of Burma are also set to release a new album on October 6th, as blogged about by Matador Records. Prior to the release, Matador will also be issuing a pre-album 7" with two tracks that will not be on the album. You can download "1, 2, 3, Partyy!" on the Matador site now.

Canadian band You Say Party! We Say Die! has announced a release date for their new album, XXXX. Recorded between January and August of 2009 in what the press release reports as "their most intensive effort to date," XXXX will hit stores September 29th on Paper Bag Records.

Moving away from music momentarily, San Diego's legendary Comic Con has finally finished its ongoing announcements of the 2009 schedule. Which means, you can now view the entire schedule on the website. Here are some highlights (all of these are panels that include interviews with some of the directors/actors/etc. involved with each project):

Thursday

Television: Burn Notice, Robot Chicken, Psych, Dexter

Movies: Twilight Saga: New Moon, James Cameron's Avatar, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Friday

Comics: Writer/artist Mike Allred (Madman), artist Darwyn Cooke

Movies: Coraline, director Robert Rodriguez, a conversation with James Cameron and Peter Jackson, District 9, Caprica/Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Television: The Prisoner (AMC miniseries), The Big Bang Theory, 24, Bones, Dollhouse, The Mighty Boosh,

Other: The Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer models for artists, Buck Rogers' 80th Anniversary

Saturday

Comics: My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy), Hellboy's Mike Mignola

Movies: Iron Man 2, screening of Watchmen: The Director's Cut, 2012, Kevin Smith

Televisio: Chuck, Lost, Family Guy, Futurama, Glee, The Simpsons, Heroes, Fringe, True Blood, Venture Bros, Weeds

Sunday

Television: Doctor Who (David Tennant will be there), Smallville, Torchwood, American Dad, Supernatural

In more comic entertainment news, the Hollywood Reporter has appropriately reported that actor Ryan Reynolds has been cast in the role of Green Lantern in the upcoming Warner Brothers film based on the DC figure. Reynolds was chosen in light of screen tests with fellow actors Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, and Justin Timberlake. Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is directing.

In the Marvel universe and again from the Hollywood Reporter, Natalie Portman has been cast as the female lead Jane Foster in Thor. Marvel Studios expects the movie to be released May 20, 2011.

Speaking of performances, a couple of artists have announced plans for upcoming tours...

Grizzly Bear, have announced additional U.S. tour dates as well as a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman on July 16th.

Grizzly Bear tour:

7/19  Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL

8/30  JELLY Pool Parties - Brooklyn, NY

9/26  Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, MI

9/27  The Metro - Chicago, IL

9/28  The Metro - Chicago, IL

9/30  First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

10/1  Blue Note - Columbus, MO

10/3  Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX

10/5  Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA

10/6  The NorVA - Norfolk, VA

10/7  Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA

10/8  Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA

10/14  Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, BC

10/15  Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

10/16  Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA

10/18  Treasure Island Music Festival - San Francisco, CA

10/20  Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA

10/21  Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA

Moby will also be touring in the U.S. In support of his new album, Wait For Me, Moby will embark on a roughly month-long tour this fall.

Moby tour dates:

9/17  Ram's Head Live - Baltimore, MD

9/18  9:30 Club - Washington, DC

9/20  TLA - Philadelphia, PA

9/21  Irving Plaza - New York, NY

9/24  House of Blues - Boston, MA

9/29  St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI

9/30  Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL

10/1  Myth - St. Paul, MN

10/3  Warehouse - Houston, TX

10/4  Palladium - Dallas, TX

10/12  House of Blues - San Diego, CA

10/14  The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

10/15  Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA

10/18  The Showbox - Seattle, WA

10/19  Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

 



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March 10th 2010
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Reynolds was chosen in light of screen tests with fellow actors Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, and Justin Timberlake.