The past couple years here there have been a flood of animated movies from both Marvel and DC, overall they turn out pretty well. Personally I think DC has a slight edge on marvel in the quality department as far as these go. Now the newest one stars DC’s top dogs, Superman and Batman in Public Enemies. Basically we’ve got Lex Luthor, evil evil man Lex somehow cons his way into being the president of the United States. Lex starts a team of super heros but Superman isn’t fulled by this kind face he’s putting on seeing how they’re arch-enemies and all. Long story short, Superman gets framed for murder and is now on the run, with help from Batman. As I mentioned before there’s been a lot of these animated comic movies coming out, most are pretty good, but this may be the best one yet. Or at the very least the best in a long time. Do yourself a favor if you’re a fan of DC, Batman, Superman or just comics in general and check this one out.
Todd Congelliere (you may know him from F.Y.P. and Toys That Kill) is here with a solo EP. Out on Ol’ Tennis Shoes records. This is about as solo as a solo recording can get, it’s mostly Todd and a guitar, there’s some other things thrown in here but you should get the idea. Very different from the bands he’s been in, but still somehow keeps that odd level of weirdness that I love. This is a great record.
‘Too Many Choices’ Too many choices in life can be confusing and overwhelming. This sums it up pretty well. The song is just Todd and a guitar.
‘Bottom of the Sea’ We’ve got a lot of weird added elements added in here. Playing a glass cup it sounds like? One of those slide whistle toy things? I’m just speculating here. But the guitar is definitely back. All of this comes together to make a pretty great song, about moving to the bottom of the sea.
‘People In The Sand’ This is more of a full sounding than the other songs somehow. The same formula is there, Todd, guitar, bells, a glock? But regardless this is my favorite song. It makes me want to lounge on the beach in a hammock with an alcoholic beverage in my hand.
1. Too Many Choices
2. Bottom of the Sea
3. People In The Sand
I love You, Beth Cooper is the type of stories we’ve seen thousands of times over, it’s your typical geek love story. But there are a few things that stand out, first off it isn’t just you’re typical geek love story, yes it’s got your nerdy unpopular guy crushing over the hot head cheerleader but not everything is fairytales and rainbows. This is also really fucking good, I walked into this movie expecting it to be pretty decent, but it turns out that it was hilarious, one of the best movies of this style. Another side note which I really like the loser kid in this movie doesn’t look like Leonardo fucking DiCaprio, he actually looks like your average dude, a small thing but this is one of the very few (first?) times I’ve actually seen this. So basically Denis, the school’s valedictorian stands up at his graduation speech and says all the things he’s regretted not saying, including professing his love for popular hottie, Beth Cooper. This strikes up extreme anger from her military angry boyfriend and seems to piss off quite a few other people he mentioned in his speech. Later on Beth Cooper surprisingly comes by his house for a graduation party, her boyfriend tracks her down and escape from murder ensues. So what sets this apart from your average teen love story comedy movie? Part of it is most likely from the source. The movie script and the book it was spawned from were both written by former Simpsons and Bevis and Butt-Head writer Larry Doyle. This immediately brings some class and hilarity to the whole operation which translates very well. So basically if you like hilarious movies see this, it might not look like much from the previews but it’s a hidden gem.
Jun 24 2010 10:00P Beerland Austin, TX
Jun 25 2010 8:00P Bash Riprock’s Lubbock, Texas
Jun 26 2010 8:00P The Trainyard w/ Far Corners Las Cruces, New Mexico, US
Jun 27 2010 8:00P The Red Room Tuscon, Arizona, US
Jun 28 2010 8:00P Sound Kontrol Phoenix, Arizona
Jun 29 2010 8:00P The Continental w/ Pterodacdudes, Stranger Danger Fullerton, California
Jun 30 2010 9:00P Que Sera Long Beach, California
Jul 1 2010 8:00P Santa Cruz show help? Santa Cruz, California
Jul 2 2010 8:00P Harmchurch w/ Shannon & The Clams, Uzi Rash Oakland, California
Jul 2 2010 9:00P Uzi Rash record release show, w/Bad Sports Oakland, CA
Jul 3 2010 8:00P PISSED OFF PETE’S San Francisco, California, US
Jul 4 2010 8:00P The Hub Sacramento, California
Jul 5 2010 8:00P Slabtown Portland, Oregon , US
Jul 6 2010 8:00P Funhouse Seattle, Washington, US
Jul 6 2010 9:00P DEATH BY STEAMSHIP @ The Funhouse Seattle, WA Find Tickets
Jul 7 2010 8:00P The Compound Provo, Utah , US
Jul 8 2010 8:00P Rubbish Gallery w/Dirty Dives Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 9 2010 8:00P Replay Lounge Lawrence, Kansas, US
Jul 10 2010 9:00P OKC/Norman Show Help! OKC, OK
Jul 13 2010 8:00P Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
Jul 23 2010 10:00P Beerland w/Bass Drum of Death, Natural Child Austin, TX
Jul 24 2010 8:00A The Nightmare Dallas, TX
Who doesn’t like some Canadians that like hockey, drinking, video games and pop punk? Well if you don’t you should probably just fuck off because this is about the Hextalls. They’ve always on course for putting out great stuff and this 7″ is no exception. Out on Rally Records this four song record has a lot of great stuff, and a cover where hockey meets minigolf. Buy this record or be an asshole (the kind that no one really likes).
‘Born To Minigolf’ A warning within a song, don’t challenge the Hextalls to minigolf, because they’ll accept, and kick your ass.
‘Martin Lawrence’ He’s funny and black, he’s Martin Lawrence. While I don’t agree that Martin is better than Eddie Murphy (ok maybe if you look at Eddie’s current stuff), he is great and so is this song about him.
‘Jeff Off’ Have that guy that keeps trying to be your friend and you hate him? Apperently taht’s Jeff.
‘Ramones T-Shirt’ Widely accepted as the Hextalls best song, I can’t disagree. The story of a girl that’s a horrible person.
1. Born To Minigolf
2. Martin Lawrence
3. Jeff Off
4. Ramones T-Shirt