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Monday | The Badger Herald Online

How The Living Statues' debut EP makes me time-travel to my formative music-listening years

This is not to draw attention away from The Living Statues , a Milwaukee-based band that recently released its debut EP, Knockin' .


Related Topix: The Clash, Punk, The Strokes, Pop/Rock, Indie, The Hives, The White Stripes

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Today's Music Picks: Broken Bells set for Oakland

James Mercer is best known as the leader of The Shins; yet, he's done his finest work in Broken Bells.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Pop/Rock, Indie, Brea, CA, San Francisco, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Live Design Online

A Retro Touch: Broken Bells On Tour

American Indie band Broken Bells is out on its second tour, After The Disco, featuring musical producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer .


Related Topix: Broken Bells, Pop/Rock, Indie

Tue Apr 15, 2014


14 Reasons You Still Love Garden State

While watching the recently released trailer for Wish I Was Here , Zach Braff 's upcoming movie, it hit me that it's been a whole decade since the release of Garden State , Braff's first passion project.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Garden State, Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Cold Mountain, War Movies, Celebrities, Natalie Portman, Indie, Pop/Rock


The Black Keys, Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' trailer and more on Troy's Playlist

This week's playlist highlights The Black Keys' new song "Turn Blue," the trailer for Zach Braff's next film "Wish I Was Here" and a best-selling book turned movie getting reprinted this week.


Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Black Keys, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Garden State, Zach Braff, Indie, Entertainment

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Holding On for Life (Solomun Remix) - Single - Broken Bells

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Holding On for Life - Single by Broken Bells, download iTunes now.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Indie

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Coachella Day 1: Broken Bells summon night

As dusk descended on Coachella's opening day and the palm trees were illuminated with color, Broken Bells began its set with a couple thousand in attendance.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Indie

Fri Apr 11, 2014


Zach Braff and Kate Hudson Wish I Was Here In New Teaser Trailer

A new teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy-drama, 'Wish I Was Here,' featuring stars Zach Braff, Kate Hudson and Mandy Patinkin, has been released.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Garden State, Zach Braff, Indie, Pop/Rock, Media, Focus Features

Wed Apr 09, 2014


Film Overlay

The first trailer for the Zach Braff 's Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here has been released.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Garden State, Zach Braff, Pop/Rock, Indie

The Huffington Post

'Wish I Was Here' Trailer: Zach Braff Still Loves The Shins

Zach Braff's Kickstarter movie, "Wish I Was Here," has its first trailer. Things to note: the YouTube comments on the official Focus Features page for the teaser are disabled; "Simple Song" is the latest Shins song that will change your life; ... and Joey King as Chloe Moretz? Watch the trailer below; "Wish I Was Here" is out on July 25. Faith Hill ... (more)


Related Topix: Indie, Pop/Rock, Media, Focus Features, Watches, Faith Hill, Country, Las Vegas, NV


First Trailer for Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here Starring Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, and Josh Gad

Focus Features has released the teaser trailer for director Zach Braff 's comedic drama Wish I Was Here .


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Garden State, Zach Braff, Pop/Rock, Indie

Phoenix New Times

Broken Bells a wholesome collaboration

When it was announced in 2009 that James Mercer from The Shins and producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Mercer were going to collaborate under the moniker Broken Bells, it seemed like another interesting experiment in a year glutton with odd collaborations .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Indie

Fri Apr 04, 2014

National Public Radio

Broken Bells On World Cafe

The members of Broken Bells , producer Brian Burton and singer James Mercer , met in 2004.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Indie

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Boston Herald

The Rock 'n' Roll Rumble: 24 bands, 24 songs

Rock 'n' Roll Rumble competitors have 30 minutes to sway the judges. The right band with the right song could do it in four.


Related Topix: Central Square (Boston, MA), Pop/Rock, Indie, Music, Entertainment

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Ocean Drive

Vampire Weekend Brings New Grown-Up Sound to Miami

Lead singer Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performing on the Pyramid Stage on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Vampire Weekend, Indie

Thu Mar 27, 2014

JAM! Showbiz

Force is strong with Tokyo Police Club

The band Tokyo Police Club pose for a photo at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Ont. on Thursday March 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Tokyo Police Club, Canada, Death Cab for Cutie, Pop/Rock, Indie


Chris Martin Contributing Song to New Zach Braff Movie

It's been ten years since Zach Braff directed Garden State , a film with a soundtrack full of cool music from The Shins , Simon and Garfunkel and Coldplay .


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Garden State, Zach Braff, Indie, Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel, Folk, Simon & Garfunkel, Dance, Coldplay

Nashville Scene

Real Estate conjures wistfulness far removed from the hardscrabble city they call home

The Ramones, Velvet Underground, Interpol. When thinking about these acts, it's easy for your mind to drift to the way New York City imbues its shrewd, raw mythology into the artists who call it home.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel, Travel, Indie, Pop/Rock, Ridgewood, NJ

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Live Music Blog

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 Schedule Posted

The schedule for this year's Jazz Fest has been posted; grab your PDF of the schedule here and start making those tough choices.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Indie