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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director Kenneth Lonergan, ‘Gangs of New York‘ writer, weaves a touching and poignant drama starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, ‘Manchester By The Sea‘. The unforgettable film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and went on to garner five Golden Globe Award Nominations and one win for Casey Affleck for Best Actor. Lionsgate is releasing the film on Digital HD February 7 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand February 21.

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Cage the Elephant/Manchester Orchestra Tour @ Palladium

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2011

Hi, M.D. here…

Sleeper Agent opened up for Manchester Orchestra and Cage the Elephant this past Sunday evening, May 19, 2011 at the Palladium.

Some people came only to see Manchester Orchestra, others just went to see Cage the Elephant. Either way the Palladium was very crowded… Read the rest of this entry »

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Dan Moran’s Top 12 Movies of 2017 Plus Extras!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 4th, 2018

I saw 75 movies this year and I still have 3-4 left to finish up over the next few weeks. I haven’t seen The Post, Call Me By Your Name, or Phantom Thread yet. Phantom Thread is the only regret I have but it doesn’t come out until mid-January and I like to finish my list before first week of January ends. A few special awards before my top 12.

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Film Review: ‘A Monster Calls’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 4th, 2017

Dan M., here…

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A Monster Calls’ is a kid version of ‘Manchester by the Sea’. I mean that in the nicest way possible. As one of 15 alleged movie fans in America who didn’t love ‘Manchester by the Sea’ (I hope this doesn’t hurt my review street cred) it is important for me to compare these two films, which at their core, deal with loss, grief, and growing up. The amazing part for me is that I think ‘A Monster Calls’ tackles these themes and issues in a more effective manner.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’ve waited all year and finally it’s time!!! Not time for Christmas, you sillies, it’s AWARDS season!!! It’s time to see who has been chosen to attend the Golden Globes ball, who’s going to be crowned King and Queen and then there are some of us just hoping we’ll be asked to dance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will issue ballots that will be counted and announced Sunday, January 8, 2017 in a televised event hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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Sleater Kinney Has A Badass New Music Video!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I’ve been a HUGE fan of Sleater-Kinney since 2000. On the old radio show in college (KJHK), we used to play their music all the time, particularly one of my favorites, “Oh!‘ off their One Beat album. This all-chick rock band is as badass as it gets in rock music. Not to mention the drummer’s name is Janet Weiss (you should get that reference). But we told you that they were releasing a new album soon, which is called ‘No Cities to Love‘, which will hit shelves on the 20th. Highly suggest you pick it up.

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Jack White Announces New Giant Tour For New Album!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 8th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Good news, everyone. Jack White has announced a big new tour for his new album ‘Lazaretto‘, which will be out June 10th of this year. His last solo album was the amazing ‘Blunderbuss‘, and if you haven’t heard that album yet – please purchase it. You’ll be glad you did. The former ‘White Stripes‘ frontman will be traveling across America and Europe starting on April 19th in Nashville at his own record Store, Third Man Records. How fitting, right?

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Hello Jana here,

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Downton Abbey‘ has taken the TV series platform that Americans are familiar with, turned it on its ear, polished it to a British-shine and showed us what a witty, elegant and proper thing it could be. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know the premise. And  if you’ve been living in a cave, I’ll give you a rundown so you’re caught up. Lord Crawley sees his family heritage, especially the grand country home Downton Abbey, as his mission in life. The death of his heir aboard the Titanic means distant cousin Matthew Crawley, a Manchester lawyer, suddenly is next in line and accepts moving onto the vast estate with his even more modernist, socially engaged mother, who clashes with his lordship’s domineering, conservative mother, the dowager. Marrying off the daughters is another concern. Meanwhile, the butler presides over a staff which serves the family, but also lead most of their entire lives in the servants’ quarters, intriguing amongst themselves.

 

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Hey there, little rock n’ roll devils, Napkin Art here…

Alright, so I realize I’m a few days behind on talking about the Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds show from March 14th, but hell, I’m still reeling from how awesome the experience was. Needed a few extra days to process it all.

As anticipated, Australia’s dark and lovely darlings, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, hit up SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium in support of their 15th album release, Push The Sky Away, with guns, fists and instruments blazing, like it was a real gunfight at the OK Coral. No eardrum or blackened soul was spared during the two hour set. Read the rest of this entry »

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TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ Renewed For Third Season!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 11th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

TNT has ordered a third season of its epic original series Falling Skies, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. The critically acclaimed drama starring Noah Wyle finished its first season last year as basic cable’s top new series of 2011. Currently averaging 5.9 million viewers, the series ranks as basic cable’s #1 summer drama with adults 18-49. TNT has ordered 10 episodes Falling Skies’ third season, slated to air in 2013.

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Bonaroo 2012 Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

Taking place June 7-10, 2012 in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonaroo Festival seems to not be slowing down.  Tickets go on sale this coming Saturday February 18th.  “Four of the best days ever. 80,000 happy campers. 700 Acres of Tennessee Nature. 150 epic performances. 10+ stages of music. Several dozen comedians. An escape into Excitement. Music. Art. Discoveries. Trees. Fresh Air. Green Grass. A mini film fest. Friends (Old / New). Adventure. Overwhelming happiness. Hugging a stranger by accident. Sharing and Generosity. Bonnaroovian Dancing. Hyperbolic verbiage. System overload. The perfect bite of ice cream. Sandals. Fallovers. Chirping Birds. Flashing Lights. Food and Drink. Variety. Singing. Laughing. Short shorts. High-Fives. Rocky IV in the cinema tent at 3am. Spicy Pie. Memories. Someone dressed up like Teen Wolf. Holy Cow(!) Moments. Interesting factoids. More music. Adventure. Deep Breaths. Big smiles. This. That. The Other. Hellos and Goodbyes and reminders of all that we have to celebrate and look forward to next year and in the future.”

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Hi Bryan Here….

Bruce Springsteen announced today that he and the E Street Band will start their first U.S. leg of the 2012 “Wrecking Ball” World Tour on March 18th  in Atlanta.   Springsteen’s 17th studio album, “Wrecking Ball,” will be released on March 6.  The band consists of  Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with Soozie Tyrell – violin, guitar, vocals and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.

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Hi Bryan Here…

That’s right.  The heroes and villains of Gotham City are coming to an arena near you for the ultimate stage production of BATMAN.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the production will be called “BATMAN LIVE” and will open up in Manchester this summer.  It will travel to the states in the summer of 2012 and travel throughout North America.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday and the place to celebrate and be is the best MUSIC STORE in the South.  I am of course talking about GOOD RECORDS.  Good Records will be celebrating its 11th anniversary and the 4th annual Record Store Day.  There will be tons of food, beverages, limited releases, giveaways, and live music and entertainment throughout the entire day.

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