It might be old news, but after finding this trailer, I can't get it out of my head. Here's a trailer for a music video of a track by Kansas City rapper Reggie B directed by Mikael Columbu, who directed the awesomely pulpy video for Cee Lo Green's "Bodies." If the Reggie B video is anything like the visuals that Columbu made for Cee Lo Green, we could be looking at some spectacular shit.
By now, most of the Kansas City metro area has cabin fever from all of this fluffy white stuff that's keeping us all huddled inside our humble abodes. So, since you haven't got anything better to do: What's your favorite song, artist or album to listen to when snowfall has you stranded?
Perfumers these days can bottle just about any smell you'd want to have spritzed across your body. I thought scent makers went too far when that crazy Vienna guy manufactured phials of vaginal scent (which, according to the website, is not a perfume, but whatever).
Point is, there's a market for just about any kind of smell, but Lady Gaga may be going too far with her supposed brand of blood and semen perfume. (I mean, how did she know what I spritzed myself with before going out on the town? That shit's supposed to be secret.) It certainly fits well with the image of a woman who once performed in a meat dress.
Killing off the winter doldrums is no easy task. Kansas City's local musicians are a wily, inventive bunch, though, and they've been hard at work in the last few weeks cooking up a hot batch of tribute series. Cody Wyoming is curating a tribute to the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street in February, and Sonic Spectrum's Robert Moore is throwing a tribute to David Bowie next Sunday. Les Izmore, Diverse and Reach are playing A Tribe Called Quest's Low End Theory at the Blue Room later this month, too.
What tribute project would you like to see? And who would you want to play it?
Let's take a break from hip sounds and digital-music trends for a minute. Let's put on a little Chopin and pretend it's the middle of the 20th century -- in the White House, and we are the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman.
Why, you ask?
Thanks to the folks over at Soundspike, you don't have to wade through Pollstar's 2010 year-end concert data: They've already drawn the conclusions for you.
The concert-driven site has come up with seven trends that went down last year in ticket sales, and what they might mean for this year's season. You might already have guessed some of them (like the fact that American Idol's touring-show days are dead and gone), but others might strike you as a surprise. (Americans' nostalgia for the '80s is nearly satiated. Who knew?)
Here's a game that my friends hate playing with me: "Okay, if you could book any act...at any venue...with any two opening acts...and they could all be dead or alive, who would it be?" I won't subject you to the "dead or alive" clause, but I do want to know: who do you want to see play Kansas City in 2011? Is it someone who isn't coming here, like Lauryn Hill, or are you one of those lucky bastards whose favorite artist is already swinging through town? (Say, Motörhead?) What's your ideal show for the coming year, and where?
You listened to us sound off - okay, fine, rant -- about why end-of-year lists are a scourge to the Internet on Friday afternoon. Now, it's time to play devil's advocate, sans liquor bottle. Here are three arguments about why lists are necessary to the survival of music criticism.
According to an interview aired on Sirius XM Radio, Pearl Jam is curating a festival next year, but it's not in the band's hometown, Seattle. Instead, the band's manager said that it will happen "somewhere in the middle of the U.S." You know what's in the middle of the U.S., guys? We are!
Henry Rollins shoots his mouth off about a lot of stuff -- and that's why we love him. (He rolls through Lawrence fairly frequently; read Ian Hrabe's review of the man's most recent spitballing at Liberty Hall here.) But: did you know that Rollins kinda bro'd down with famed serial killer Charles Manson, back in the day? Once upon a time, Rollins was enlisted to produce Manson's record -- but, of course, shit went haywire, as it tends to do when an incarcerated serial killer is involved.
That Ultimate Warrior one would be great.
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