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The Great Escape Artist
There was no way Perry Farrell and company were going to shock the world with another Ritual lo Habitual. That much we knew -- if for no other reason t ... More >>
Along with every other straight-to-DVD film, we've been ignoring Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg's upcoming buddy comedy, Mac and Devin Go to High School.
The movie promises to be a Cheech and Chong redux. We have no idea what the concept is other than getting high, potentially blowing up a chemistr ... More >>
Courtesy Atlantic RecordsIf there's anything hipsters like to do in autumn, it's to walk around breathing in their own melancholy, feigning solitude while trying to suss out meaning from their iPod earbuds while kicking around dead leaves. In their self-conscious sorrow, wearing earthy-toned card ... More >>
Portugal. The Man
Portland indie rockers Portugal. The Man have just completed their sixth album, with the latest making its major record label debut this summer. Before their show at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Saturday, frontman John Gourley talks about the post indie record label life, ... More >>
It's now official! Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco can now claim a No. 1 album on his musical résumé, with first week sales of Lasers coming in at more than 204,000 copies. The Nielsen SoundScan numbers confirmed the expected, as the new release edged out and ended Adele's two-week rei ... More >>
Okay, so we didn't write this one, but it's hilarious. And true. The Atlantic posted five reasons actress Gwyneth Paltrow has no business releasing an album--she announced that she finalized the deal with Atlantic Records yesterday and is on her way to become a bona-fide music . . . er, personali ... More >>
lupefiasco.com Lupe Fiasco's Lasers, one of the most embattled albums in recent hip-hop history, finally finds its way to shelves and digital downloads today. It took a fan organized protest deemed "Fiasco Friday" back in October to force Atlantic Records to preemptively announce a release date f ... More >>
Page Six is reporting that Gwyneth Paltrow is "close to signing a deal with Atlantic Records." So that's what that embarrassment at the Oscars was all about! Page Six further states that the music is in the genre we like to call "country pop."
UPDATE: Today is the last day of voting! Give our local boys some love before midnight!The editors at Rolling Stone picked 16 bands to compete in a contest for Best Unsigned Artist. The prize includes one of the biggest honors any musician can garner: the chance to grace the cover of Rolling ... More >>
www.lupefiasco.comA week before a legion of Lupe Fiasco loyalists planned to descend on Atlantic Records in protest, the rapper finally reached an agreement with his label on a release date for his third album, Lasers. The long-completed and long-awaited project from the Grammy-award winning rap ... More >>
www.myspace.com/lupefiascoCritically acclaimed and Grammy-award winning rapper Lupe Fiasco awoke today to growing fan support demanding a release date from Atlantic Records for his completed album "Lasers." The album, whose title is a backronym for "Love Always Shines, Everyone Remember 2 Smile, ... More >>
It's an album title that pretty much speaks for itself. Although one would think that three years after the chart success of Juvenile's 2006 album Reality Check, the Crescent City rapper might attempt something a little more humble than Cocky & Confident (the title of his new record, out ... More >>
Well, the "electronic" mail. That counts, I'm sure.Got an e-mail today from Atlantic Records promoting "their" a cappella group "Straight No Chaser." (That's how they put it: "Straight No Chaser is Atlantic Records' a cappella group." As if they own them, and if they can't have more than one a cappe ... More >>
Jessica Dobson @ Hibbleton Gallery on 6/21
Since the Weekly’s profile feature “True Story” on melancholy pop songstress Jessica Dobson, she has added another shining star to her galaxy as she prepares to go on tour with Beck—one of music’s most revered sonic astronauts.
On the night befo ... More >>
Sat., Nov. 18: Too bad there's already a Best of the Lemonheads album on the shelves, and badder still that it was compiled by Atlantic Records (and not lead Lemonhead, Evan Dando): tonight's set would have made an epic greatest hits tracklist. Tunes from Come on Feel laid like cozy bed buddies wi ... More >>