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Adam Sandler premieres Chanukah Song Part 4 watch
Nov 25, 2015 4:15pm | Cosequence Of Sound

We Jews don’t get a lot when it comes to the Holiday season. Oh sure, we get eight days instead of one, but you really only get the good presents on the final night. In a mall covered in green and red tinsel, we have to track down the little square with the blue-flamed menorah down the hall by the boarded up Sam Goodie where no one ever moved in. However, while we may not have a “Jingle Bell Rock” or a “White Christmas”, at least we have Adam Sandler.

In 1994, Sandler gifted the chosen people with their most iconic holiday jingle ever, “The Chanukah Song”. He’s since followed up the original with two renditions, “Part II” in 1999 and “Part III” in 2002. Now, 13 years on from the last update to the song, Sandler has released “The Chanukah Song Part IV” — and it’s glorious.

The song was debuted at a gig in San Diego last week, and now video of Sandler’s latest rundown of high-profile Hebrews has come online. Jesus and Punky Brewster get mentions within the first ten seconds, and it only takes off from there. After name dropping Drake and the guys who founded Google, Sandler sings, “We got Scarlett Johansson/ Talk about a kosher crush/ And if you need a higher voice to turn you on/ How about Geddy Lee from Rush!” Unfortunately, it’s not all good news. “Jared from Subway/ God dammit, a Jew/ But guess who&rsquo...

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to see Al Purdy Was Here in Toronto
Nov 25, 2015 3:42pm | Chart Attack

"I don't know of any good living poets," Charles Bukowski once said. "But there's this tough son of a bitch up in Canada that walks the line."

Bukowski was talking about Al Purdy, a man who would later be called Canada's "unofficial poet laureate" but first toiled for years as a nationalist poet at a time when that category wasn't something to be advertised. Along the way he gained fans and friends in writers like Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje, all while eschewing the boring landscape clichés.

It'd also be a cliché to call him a rock star, but Brian D. Johnson's documentary Al Purdy Was Here practically begs for it. The film features performances and remembrances by artists like Jason Collett (who co-produced the film), Sarah Harmer, Bruce Cockburn and Tanya Tagaq (who you can see in the trailer doing a version of "Say The Names" with Joseph Boyden). It's as much a music story as it is a literature one.

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Al Purdy Was Here will be playing between December 4 & 5 and December 8 & 9 at Toronto's Bloor Cinema and we have a pair of tickets to give away. The winner will have a choice of one of the following screenings:

  • At the December 4 show, author and film co-writer Marni Jackson will ...

Richard Thompson touring, opening for Glen Hansard (dates)
Nov 25, 2015 3:39pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Richard Thompson at Joe's Pub in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Richard Thompson

Glen Hansard is on tour now, and since we last spoke the legendary Richard Thompson was added as an opener to a few dates. One of those is the Brooklyn show happening Monday (11/30) at Kings Theater.

Glen's other NYC show, Tuesday (12/1) at Beacon Theatre, is with August Wells who also joined him at Housing Works in September. Tickets for both NYC shows are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

Richard Thompson returned this year with the Jeff Tweedy-produced album Still, which just landed on MOJO's Top 50 LPs of 2015 list. Listen to a track from that below...

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Watch The A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special Featuring Performances From This Years Festival
Nov 25, 2015 3:04pm | StereoGum
Watch The A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special Featuring Performances From This Year's FestivalA Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving is a seasonal presentation of 12 different performances from this year's festival. Alabama Shakes, Courtney Barnett, Twenty One Pilots, Mumford & Sons, D'Angelo, Robert Plant, Brandi Carlile, and Belle & Sebastian, are among those featured. Check out some of our coverage of this year's fest and watch the hour-long segment … More »

Jennifer Lawrence to make directorial debut with Project Delirium
Nov 25, 2015 2:40pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Back in 2013, Jennifer Lawrence told Collider that she’s been itching to sit in the director’s chair ever since she was a teenager. Now that The Hunger Games has wrapped up with its final installment Mockingjay – Part 2, it looks as though the Oscar winner is finally going to make that dream a reality.

Lawrence is set to make her directorial debut with the comedy Project Delirium. Ive signed on to direct something called Project Delirium its based on this article about mental warfare in the 60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong,” she revealed to Entertainment Weekly.

“Its funny, Ive wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that,” she added. “If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldnt have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.

Project Delirium is just one of many new ventures for Lawrence. Over the summer, we learned that she and Amy Schumer are writing a movie together in which they play sisters. Her dive into other aspects of the film world won’t keep her from appearing on the big screen, though. She stars in Joy, helmed by Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, due to open in theaters on Christmas Day.

Goon des Garcons L A W W D (Official Video)
Nov 25, 2015 2:33pm | Fact Magazine

“Look at what we did!”

Little Rock’s Goon des Garcons strikes a triumphant pose in ‘L A W W D’, and his self-directed video for the track finds the rap upstart and his crew celebrating in the street, the club and the forest. His AINTNOWAYINHELL EP is on the way.

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Eagles of Death Metal discuss Paris terror attacks for the first time watch
Nov 25, 2015 2:15pm | Cosequence Of Sound

On November 13th, Eagles of Death Metal were performing at Paris’ the Bataclan when terrorists opened fire inside the venue. The atrocity was part of a coordinated attack across the city that left 130 dead, 89 of which were inside the Bataclan. Though the band’s merch seller Nick Alexander and Mercury Records staffers were among the victims, the band themselves managed to escape. They released a statement a few days later, but now, the band has spoken publicly about the incident for the first time in an interview with Vice.

Co-founder Jesse Hughes, as well touring members guitarist Eden Galindo, bassist Matt McJunkins, and drummer Julian Dorio, recounted the harrowing incident in excruciating detail. One by one, they discussed their recollections of the tragic events, including Hughes’ encounter with one of the terrorists while searching for his girlfriend. Co-founder Josh Homme, who was not on tour with the band at the time, discussed his initial reaction upon learning the news from half a world away.

In a second interview with just Hughes and Homme, the pair revealed that they’ve written down the names of every one of the victims. “We represent the fans that did not make it, the people who did not make it, whose stories may never be told,” Homme said. Asked what he would say to the victims, Homme responded, “I sort of just want to get down on my knees a...

Mackned Dont Know Why (Official Video)
Nov 25, 2015 2:12pm | Fact Magazine

Mackned teases us with a track from his upcoming release.

Mackned finished off a busy year with his latest full length FEMALE which followed Cyber Magicka and the Hurt Cobain EP. Now he’s already teasing us with a new release titled Celebrity Etiquette. It won’t be out until next year, but you can watch the Will Hoopes-directed video for ‘Don’t Know Why’ above.

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Eagles Of Death Metal discuss Paris terror attack in interview
Nov 25, 2015 2:08pm | Fact Magazine

The band speak out about their experience during the terrorist attacks this month.

Part of the ISIL terrorist attacks on Paris this month centered around the venue Bataclan during a performance by Eagles Of Death Metal. The band and Eagles-founder Josh Homme (who was not present, but was on the phone with the band during the attack) have now spoken about their harrowing experience in a new video interview with Vice. You can watch it above in full.

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Watch Eagles Of Death Metals First Interview About The Paris Terror Attacks
Nov 25, 2015 1:58pm | StereoGum
Watch Eagles Of Death Metal's First Interview About The Paris Terror AttacksEagles Of Death Metal found themselves at the center of a horrifying international tragedy a little over a week ago when their concert at Paris' Bataclan was stormed by a group of terrorists who proceeded to kill 89 people, one of whom was a member of the band's crew. Eagles Of Death Metal More »

This is what Ableton looked like in 2002
Nov 25, 2015 1:52pm | Fact Magazine

German electronic innovator Robert Henke takes a trip in the time machine.

The producer shared a screenshot of Ableton Live Version 1.5, released back in Spring 2002. Check it out below.

What kind of computer could run this behemoth? A G3 Macintosh or faster with 64 megabytes of RAM, a CD-ROM drive, MacOS 8.6, and a 256 color monitor at 800 x 600 pixels.

Read more: Shaping Sound in Time: Robert Henke on the future of music and machines

 Live Version 1.5

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Eagles of Death Metal discuss Paris tragedy in new video interview (watch)
Nov 25, 2015 1:49pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Eagles of Death Metal

It's been almost two weeks since the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris, that included opening fire on a crowd at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan that killed at least 90 people including their merch guy Nick Alexander. The band sat down with Vice's Shane Smith for a half-hour interview about that horrible night. You can watch it below.

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Animal Collective debut new album at Baltimore airport
Nov 25, 2015 1:48pm | Fact Magazine

The band surprise travelers with their long-awaited new album.

Baltimore neo-psych godheads Animal Collective have been quietly working on their new album this year without letting much information out. We know it was recorded in Los Angeles in the same studio as the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and that it’s finished. Today the band surprised weary Thanksgiving travelers in Baltimore by playing the new album over the speakers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The news came from Avey Tare’s cousin, Matt Baetz, who posted an Instagram about hearing new Animal Collective played in the airport. Tare responded with his own post confirming the news. Baetz later added that the album will play until 6pm and sounds best in the bathrooms. Upon Shazaming a song titled ‘Floridada’ appeared (we can confirm this is true).

@aveytare_voiceofthefly is it just me or did I hear the NEW animal collective record at, of all places, @bwi airport ??? Hehehe @anmlcollective #bathroomacousticsrock

A photo posted by Matt Baetz (@mattbaetz1) on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:00am PST

@mattbaetz1 YouFoundUs?

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Julian Casablancas & Jehnny Beth Collaboration Is A Danish Punk Cover Out Next Month
Nov 25, 2015 1:39pm | StereoGum
St Jerome's Laneway Festival - AucklandBack in 1983, the Danish punk band Sort Sol (AKA Sods) released Dagger & Guitar. The album featured a Lydia Lunch collaboration alternately titled "Boy/Girl" or "Boy-Girl." Thirty-two years later, in April 2015, we learned that the Strokes' Julian Casablancas and Savages' Jehnny Beth, two of rock's greatest living lead singers, were collaborating on … More »

The Killers Ready 2015 Christmas Single Dirt Sledding
Nov 25, 2015 1:36pm | StereoGum
The Killers Ready 2015 Christmas Single Every year for the past nine years, the Killers have released a Christmas single, and this year's no different. The band's readying a new one called "Dirt Sledding," as mentioned in this Las Vegas Weekly profile of former tour manager and current Killers music video Santa Ryan Pardey: A deranged Santa walks up to … More »

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