Archive for March, 2012

Wishful Thinking: Top Five Bands I’d Like to Reunite

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

By Clinton Lawlor

Last week I shared with the web the Five Bands I’d Like to See in Vancouver; in follow-up I give you my top five bands of yesteryear that have since parted ways. (more…)

Hit the road, Jack: Tenacious D launches West Coast, Europe tour

Monday, March 26th, 2012

By Joyce Lee

The rocking duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be hitting the road this summer in promotion of their latest album, Rize of the Fenix set for release on May 15. The album reportedly (source: exclaim.ca) features a full band accompanying Black and Gass, but thus far only Black and Gass are confirmed to be part of the tour.

Jack Black and tenacious d

(photo: Vancouver Sun)

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Five Bands We Wish Would Come to Town

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

By Clinton Lawlor

Spring is finally upon us, and with it our attention turns to plans for the sunnier days ahead. The spring and summer are always marked by big concert announcements and dates. Even today, fans of KISS and Motley Crue got their wish in the form of a 2012 joint tour. However, for every fan who hears that their favorite act is coming to town there is a fan left waiting – and wanting – for that tour news release that just doesn’t come. (more…)

Billboard.com reviews Madonna’s new album ‘MDNA’

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Madonna’s latest studio album MDNA won’t be hitting store shelves until March 26, 2012, but that didn’t stop Billboard.com from publishing their review of her latest work. The album is given a thumbs-up by Billboard, describing it as “a collection of thoroughly pumping pop tunes, some of which are slices of sheer brilliance.” Have a listen to the previews and tell us what you think!

MDNA cover

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Arcade Fire releases single for upcoming film The Hunger games

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

It’s one of the most eagerly-anticipated films for the spring, and just in case fans of “The Hunger Games” novel series didn’t have enough to drool over, Montreal rockers The Arcade Fire have just released a new single that will be feature in the film’s soundtrack. The single is titled “Abraham’s Daughter” and is slated to play during the closing credits. The Arcade Fire are just one many notable artists that will feature in “The Hunger Games” soundtrack that will be released on March 20, a list that includes Taylor Swift and Kid Cudi.

From Billboard.com:

“Abraham’s Daughter” takes the “Hunger Games” soundtrack to a more intimidating place than its previously-released first single, the gentle and folksy “Safe and Sound,” from Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars. From its military-style percussion to the industrial distortion that opens and closes the track, the Regine Chassagne-led “Abraham’s Daughter” channels the film and book franchise’s strong dystopian themes.

Have a listen and tell us what you think!