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Yesterday | Examiner.com

Heavyweights want you to 'Keep Your Friends Close'

Get ready pop-punk fans. Heavyweights , a new pop-punk band from Baltimore , are coming for your eardrums with their recently released "Keep Your Friends Close".


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Monday | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Music Review: Pugwash - 'A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds: A Preamble Through The History Of Pugwash.'

If you're a North American like me, odds are you've never heard of an Irish band called Pugwash. But if you hail from the U.K. or Australia, it's possible one or more of your favorite albums might be Almond Tea , Almanac , Jollity , Eleven Modern Antiquities , or The Olympus Sound .


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Short, Music!, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, John Lennon, Music, Entertainment

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Heroes and Villains: 'Love & Mercy''s Paul Dano on Playing Brian Wilson

But something is clearly troubling the Beach Boys' singer-songwriter and resident musical genius Brian Wilson, and in the film Love & Mercy, the epiphany that will give birth to both creative heights and a descent into dark times is communicated in a few facial expressions. There's the silent look of dread on Wilson's face, as hears the crowd roaring and a cacophony of voices in his head starting to get louder.


Related Topix: Paul Dano, Pop/Rock, Movies, Entertainment

Fri Sep 12, 2014


John Cusack's Brian Wilson Biopic and More: TIFF Dispatch Two

Film writers Fariha Rosn and Sara Black McCulloch are covering the Toronto International Film Festival this year as a series of conversations about the festival and its programming. This, the second dispatch includes the Brian Wilson biopic We're almost ending our time here at TIFF-and so we bring you our second dispatch from the festival! Today we're focusing on family and identity and how often those two things interconnect and are affected heavily by the other.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock


The Perfect Nostalgia Of American Graffiti

I remember it years later - how the plane disappears into the blue California sky at the end of American Graffiti until there is only blue. The Beach Boys plays and the credit rolls, but the blue wraps everything up, so bright, so clear, and so melancholy.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, American Graffiti, Pop/Rock, Autos

Cape Gazette

Dewey candidate's brother offers insight

My brother has been working for property owner rights and a better quality of life for his community for over 27 years. He is dedicated to the good fight for the property owners in Dewey Beach.


Related Topix: Dewey Beach, DE, Pop/Rock


SC Pride fest set to rock capital city

Headlining the event is Deborah Cox, a Grammy award nominated R&B and pop artist. She has also graced Broadway's stages, notably in "Aida" and "Jekyll & Hyde" and has appeared in film and television.


Related Topix: Lorrie Morgan, Country, Pop/Rock

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Brandon Sun

Biopics the talk of TIFF, but how accurate do filmmakers feel they have to be?

Eddie Redmayne attends the premiere for "The Theory of Everything" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Toronto.


Related Topix: Hawking, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pop/Rock, Games, Chess

Seeking Alpha

Pandora inks licensing deal with BMG

Licensing fees aren't mentioned, but Pandora and BMG agree on a multi-year deal for a U.S. license for BMG's complete BMI and ASCAP catalog of music. BMG's stable of songwriters have created hits for the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z, and The Beach Boys.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

USA Today

Premiere: Bryan Adams covers 'God Only Knows'

AM radio provided the inspiration for Bryan Adams' 'Tracks of My Years' album, out Sept. 30. His cover of the Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows' premieres at USA TODAY.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bryan Adams, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Music, Entertainment


LOVE & MERCY Review | TIFF 2014

The Beach Boys are one of my favorite bands of all time, and their seminal 1966 album Pet Sounds is also one of my favorite albums of all time, so I came into director Bill Pohlad 's Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy with high expectations and a certain degree of skepticism. As it turns out, the film is actually really good.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Smile

Wed Sep 10, 2014


John Cusack on celebrity-obsessed culture

John Cusack says he doesn't enjoy "the madness" of celebrity-obsessed culture these days and he worries about some young actors who have to deal with it. The big-screen veteran is at the Toronto International Film Festival with two projects - "Maps to the Stars," in which he plays a self-help guru whose son is a child actor, and "Love & Mercy," in which he plays Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Being John Malkovich, Comedy Movies, Crime Movies, Grosse Pointe Blank, Sixteen Candles, Thriller, John Cusack, Pop/Rock

The Georgia Straight

TIFF 2014 days 5 and 6: Channing Tatum, Oscar, and Love & Mercy

Eight of the last nine Academy Award Winnters for Best Picture have shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. Last year, the walkaway winner another major hardware-taker at the Oscars, was also here clamouring in the bright lights of Toronto.


Related Topix: Oscars, Pop/Rock


Toronto: Lionsgate In $3 Million Deal For Bill Pohlad-Helmed Beach...

EXCLUSIVE : In a deal worth $3 million, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired U.S. and Canada rights to Love & Mercy , the Bill Pohlad -directed film that stars Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti and John Cusack. The Oren Moverman-scripted film is an unconventional look at the life of musical genius Brian Wilson, the celebrated leader of The Beach Boys, and his legendary battle with mental illness.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tree of Life


U2 give away album for free

The Irish rockers - made up of Bono , The Edge , Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr - have made their latest offering 'Songs Of Innocence' available cost-free to over a half a billion U2 .com subscribers and all iTunes Music Store customers. The autobiographical record features collaborations with Ryan Tedder, Lykke Li, Danger Mouse and Paul Epworth and is intended to reflect the band's varying styles and influences over the decades.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., U2, The Ramones, Punk


How The Four Seasons Clashed, Dealt With The Mob And Made Lasting Hits

Frankie Valli used to be the only name people recognized from The Four Seasons. But the Broadway musical and film Jersey Boys changed that: Now, more people know about Bob Gaudio.


Related Topix: The Four Seasons, Oldies, Frankie Valli, Theater, Jersey Boys, Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Pop/Rock

American Thinker

GOP Hopes to 'Catch a Wave' in November

The 2014 midterm elections are less than 60 days away, and polls are looking good for the GOP. There are several incumbents under 50% and that's not good for anyone seeking re-election.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Pop/Rock

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Benedict Cumberbatch gets film festival buzzing

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch as British codebreaker and war hero Alan Turing on Tuesday led a colorful and moving array of biopics making their debut at the Toronto film festival this week. Turing was a brilliant Cambridge mathematician and pioneer of computer sciences who broke Nazi codes for the British military during the Second World War, helping to shorten the war.


Related Topix: Hawking, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pop/Rock, Games, Chess


For Beach Boy biopic, actors tap Wilson's good mus...

The two actors who portray Beach Boy Brian Wilson in a film about his troubled life say getting a deeper knowledge of the revered Californian songwriter's music helped their performances nearly as much spending time with the man himself. "Love and Mercy," which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, stars Paul Dano and John Cusack as younger and older versions of Wilson, cutting between his creative peak in the 1960s and painful recovery from mental illness, addiction and abuse two decades later.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

KURB-FM Little Rock

Billy Joel, Barry Gibb, Harry Connick. Jr., Heart, Smokey Robinson & More Pay Tribute to "The Art of McCartney" [From ABC News]

Paul McCartney's songs are some of the most covered of all time. Now, a who's-who of music stars have recorded the ex- Beatle's music for a lavish project titled The Art of McCartney.


Related Topix: Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, Pop/Rock, The Pretenders, Gothic, The Cure