Short Takes, Videos

Motion City Soundtrack debut new video

Minneapolis pop-rockers Motion City Soundtrack have debuted the video for the track “It Had To Be You.” The track is culled from the band’s most recent release, Even If It Kills Me. You can check out the video streaming over at Punknews.

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Set Your Goals covers The Police

Posi-core band Set Your Goals have posted their cover of the Police classic “Message in a Bottle” on their MySpace page. Good times. The band are currently on tour through Europe playing dates with Gallows and will return to the United States in March to play the Bamboozle Roadshow.

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Iron Maiden rips through Australia

Earlier in the week, I wondered why there were so many old, bedraggled, overweight, balding-on-the-top-but-still-plenty-in-the-back, type around this fair city of Melbourne. Was there a 25 year Hells Angels reunion? Nope, these bucktooth geriatric metalheads were out in force because fossilizing metal band Iron Maiden were in town (they flew their own jet apparently) for a slew of headline shows. Not sure when the last time they were in town, but my guess is that 90% of the people who went to see them probably hadn’t taken a bath since … but nonetheless, here is some footage from the band’s trek down under.

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Metallica headlines Bonnaroo Festival

Tis the year of the festival eclectic … Jay-Z headlines Glastonbury, Roger Waters tops Coachella, and now Metallica receives top billing for this year’s Bonnaroo festival. Along with the aging rockers, Pearl Jam (also aging rockers), Jack Johnson, and Kanye West have been signed up as the gatherings main draw cards.

Bonnaroo will take place June 12-15th in Manchester, Tennessee.

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Free EPs from Absolutepunk: Me, You, and Everyone We Know, The Graduate

FREE EP #1
The folks at Absolutepunk and Drive Thru Records have teamed up to give away the EP from the band Me, You, And Everyone We Know (yes, a horrible name indeed, but they make some pretty snazzy music).

Grab the free EP, Party For the Grown and Sexy, right here.

FREE EP #2
They’ve also set up a free giveaway of The Graduate’s EP The Evergreen– courtesy of Icon Music. This one you can snag right here.

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Watch all those SuperBowl ads again!

While some are relishing one of the greatest upsets in sports history, some are wallowing in the depths of “what could’ve been” and “so close” … but for those neutrals who enjoyed a great game of drama and defense, the famous ads of the SuperBowl provided a welcome break from the on-field battle.

Most of those outside of the United States (at least here in Australia) were not privy to the ads (outside of a brief glimpse), but thanks to the wonders Continue reading

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Jay-Z to headline Glastonbury?

NME is confirming that hip hop star Jay-Z will be headlining this year’s installment of the famed Glastonbury Festival. The historic English show is slated to take place over the weekend of the 27-29th of June with Jay-Z being the first confirmed headliner. Last year’s installment, returning after taking a year off, was headlined by The Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, The Killers, and Iggy & The Stooges.

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