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December 2017 Film Preview

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As the end of the year approaches, a number of promising films are set to premiere and make your spirits bright. December starts off with a spate of exciting releases, including “The Shape of Water,” which stars Sally Hawkins as a mute woman who befriends a mysterious aquatic creature being held in the laboratory in which she works. Also premiering on December 1 is “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” a touching family drama starring Maika Monroe as a teen who takes up surfing in order to cope with her fractured home life.

“I, Tonya,” out December 8, is a star-studded biopic about disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. The Tiff darling features performances from Margot Robbie and Allison Janney. “Permanent,” which premieres December 15, tells the story of an eccentric ‘80s family that struggles with fitting in, standing out, and having bad hair. Also in theaters December 15 is “The Last Jedi,
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Steve's Favorite New Jazz Albums of 2016

Okay, it's time for me to stop trying to listen to more 2016 albums and just wrap up this list. In the past I would split my jazz list into a new releases part dedicated to current recordings and a historical part combining first releases of archival material with reissues. This year I'm skipping reissues, partly because some projects were so gargantuan that little guys like me weren't serviced with them, partly because the vinyl renaissance means everything is being reissued at once, and partly because so much stuff is just rehashing the same material in new packaging, with or without a gimmick or a little additional material added. So first releases of archival material are lumped in here. Maybe that's not entirely fair to the current guys, but on the other hand I don't include many archival items on my list.

1. Matthew Shipp & Bobby Kapp: Cactus (Northern Spy)

Two generations
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Watch Wilco Unleash Rocker 'Someone to Lose' on 'Colbert'

Watch Wilco Unleash Rocker 'Someone to Lose' on 'Colbert'
Wilco performed their new breezy bummer tune, "Someone to Lose" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Wednesday.

The Schmilco track opens with Jeff Tweedy singing delicately over a shuffling acoustic groove. By the chorus, the song turns to full-blown country rock with dueling riffs from Nels Cline and Pat Sansone

Tweedy also appeared in two Late Show bits, including one where he rebuffed the critique that Wilco is lazy with their album titles (see: Schmilco, Star Wars and Wilco the Album) with a list of forthcoming LPs such as,
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Song of Lahore – In Theaters and DVD/VOD on May 20

Directed by two-time Academy Award® winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Best Documentary, Short Subject: Saving Face, 2012; A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, 2015) and Andy Schocken, the acclaimed documentary Song Of Lahore opens in select theaters and is available on DVD, VOD and Digital HD May 20. Featuring the music of The Sachal Ensemble of Pakistan and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Song Of Lahore examines the lives and the cultural heritage of Pakistan’s classical musicians as they prepare for a concert in New York City.

The theatrical release of Song Of Lahore begins on Friday, May 20, exclusively at Village East Cinema in New York City and Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills.

Song Of Lahore was an official selection at numerous film festivals in 2015, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival, Idfa Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival.
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Watch Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Sing Stephen Colbert a Lullaby

Watch Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Sing Stephen Colbert a Lullaby
Many of Wilco's folkier, dreamier tunes already feel like alt-rock lullabies, so frontman Jeff Tweedy seemed comfortable singing Stephen Colbert to sleep during Thursday's The Late Show.

"Sometimes you're scared, and then you're not scared / Sometimes you worry, and then you don't care," Tweedy sang in his gentle rasp, strumming an acoustic guitar as the host clutched his teddy bear and stuffed giraffe. "Sometimes you cry and then you're Ok / Tomorrow's gonna be a great day." The pair finished the bit by whistling together, often in accidental harmony.

Tweedy
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Favorite Guitarists - The Baddest of the Bad, Top 5!

So over on our Facebook Culture Catch page I asked our fans to list their five favorite living guitarists. For me, they still must be recording and touring and challenging themselves on the fretboard today, not yesterday. Our managing editor crushed me for not including Jimmy Page, who I hail as an unparelled innovator once upon a time. Hey, Steve, they have to be active and playing out right now. When was the last time Jimmy dropped a cool riff or run of memorable notes in a new song for anyone? He's certainly still capable. Here are my five favorite string benders in no particular ranking:

Nels Cline

NY-based Nels slings some serious git-action with Wilco having recorded and toured with Tweedy since 2004, but also fronts several jazz duos and trios. I was lucky to see him jam with the Allman Brothers a few years ago at the Beacon Theater.
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Yoko Ono's new record has Questlove, tUnEyArDs, Beastie Boys

Polarizing 80-year-old artist Yoko Ono is set to release a new record with her Plastic Ono Band later this year. Take Me To The Land Of Hell is out Sept. 17 and features guest appearances from tUnEyArDs, Questlove, Wilco’s Nels Cline, and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt. That's in addition to the members of Cibo Matto and Cornelius who are already in her group. Take Me was produced by Ono's son Sean Lennon and Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda. The record will include remixes (of tracks that are also on the record, probably?) by Cornelius and Beastie ...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's online creative collective is releasing an album

hitRECord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "open collaborative production company" (i.e. a website where people can collectively contribute to others' artistic projects), has announced the release of a double LP. The album, Move On The Sun, is the product of 78 different artists, including Wilco's Nels Cline, Cibo Matto, and Gordon-Levitt himself. Since profits are split 50-50 between the site and the contributors, everyone involved gets a piece of the pie—even hitRECord user jeffpeff, who is credited for providing "claps" on the title track. Congrats, jeffpeff.
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Martha Wainwright announces new album 'Come Home to Mama'

Martha Wainwright announces new album 'Come Home to Mama'
Martha Wainwright has announced details of her upcoming third studio album. Come Home to Mama will be the follow-up to her 2005 self-titled debut LP and 2008's I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too. The album will be released on October 15. It was recorded at Sean Lennon's studio in New York City, and was produced by Yuka C Honda of Cibo Matto. Nels Cline of Wilco appears on guitar, while husband Brad Albetta plays bass. Speaking about the record, Wainwright said: "This record is a culmination of my life experiences so far. Everything changed for me a couple of years ago and this record is a representation of that and a return to the reason I started writing songs." On working with Honda, she added: "Making this record was a totally different (more)
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Review: The Shins' new album 'Port of Morrow'

Review: The Shins' new album 'Port of Morrow'
The Shins’ “Port of Morrow” runs into the same problems that albums like those from the New Pornographers or of Montreal do. There is a calculation and formula to great pop songwriting, and its expert writers sometimes struggle to distinguish each song as an individual work. There’s only small windows of spontaneous possibilities, like the predictable pinch-hits of Nels Cline when a Wilco song gets lost. With this set, there is no new argument you could lodge against Mercer as a songwriter that you couldn’t before: if you’re a fan, you won’t find any reason to be dissuaded. It’s his backers...
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Lee Ranaldo – Between The Tides and The Times Album Review

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Think of Sonic Youth. When most, and I imagine you’re no different, think of Sonic Youth they think of noise rock’s power couple. Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, would be the most often name checked and revered persons that come to mind, indie icons as they are. Sonic Youth’s own Lennon and McCartney, with more sexual tension. Actually, sexual release and fulfilment I’d speculate given that they got married and had a daughter. Which is a darn sight more than Lennon and McCartney managed with their working relationship. If only though.

Anyhow, yes, it’s alternative’s own Mr and Mrs Right (though now in line for a divorce, as any review of this album seems adverse to not mentioning or anything in relation to Sonic Youth, I’m no different it seems, whatever) or Lennon/McCartney that come to mind when musing on Sonic Youth,
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Wilco takes a year off from Solid Sound Festival, vows 2013 return

Wilco will return with its Solid Sound Festival in 2013 after taking this year off. The group announced the hiatus on its website, but added that the band will play a summer concert to benefit Mass MoCA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. Solid Sound Festival 3 will take place June 21-23, 2013 at Mass MoCa. Wilco introduced the Solid Sound Festival in 2010, with the first event featuring the band as well as such acts as Mavis Staples, The Autumn Defense , The Nels Cline Singers and Kristen Schaal. Wilco’s manager Tony Margherita, told JamBase that...
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September Rock Review Roundup

Wilco: The Whole Love (dBpm)

The last two extra tracks on the deluxe version are "Speak into the Rose," a wonderfully propulsive Krautrock rip, and a less-plush alternate take of "Black Moon," a gently jangling ballad that delicately wafts the deluxe album to a beautiful, tender conclusion. Think about the contrast there, then imagine them combined in one song. You've basically imagined the whiplash-inducing opening track on the main album. I've had my problems with Wilco in the past: S/T was kinda boring, Sky formulaically pretty, the Jim O'Rourke-induced artiness of Ghost too stiffly self-conscious. Here, the beauty and the experimentation have been more organically merged, suggesting that Nels Cline has finally gelled as a member.

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September Rock Review Roundup

Wilco: The Whole Love (dBpm)

The last two extra tracks on the deluxe version are "Speak into the Rose," a wonderfully propulsive Krautrock rip, and a less-plush alternate take of "Black Moon," a gently jangling ballad that delicately wafts the deluxe album to a beautiful, tender conclusion. Think about the contrast there, then imagine them combined in one song. You've basically imagined the whiplash-inducing opening track on the main album. I've had my problems with Wilco in the past: S/T was kinda boring, Sky formulaically pretty, the Jim O'Rourke-induced artiness of Ghost too stiffly self-conscious. Here, the beauty and the experimentation have been more organically merged, suggesting that Nels Cline has finally gelled as a member.

Later tracks find their '70s rock fixation leading to some mildly psychedelic touches, some gritty garage-rock moves (even Mysterians-esque organ on "I Might"), a light-hearted update of The Band's sound
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Lady Gaga, RZA, Iggy Pop joining Plastic Ono Band’s L.A. concerts

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The newly recreated Plastic Ono Band will be joined by some very special guests during its two scheduled shows in Los Angeles this fall. Yoko Ono, her and John Lennon's son Sean Lennon, Cornelius (full band) and Yuka Honda – the core of the revamped act – will perform alongside Iggy Pop, Nels Cline and Mike Watt on Oct. 1 and with Lady Gaga and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore on Oct. 2. It appears that RZA, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, actress/author Carrie Fisher, Japanese songwriter Haruomi Hosono, Paul Simon’s musical offspring Harper Simon, songwriter Tune-Yards and...
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Wilco leave Nonesuch, 'potentially' starting their own label

Wilco guitarist Nels Cline recently let it slip that the Chicago-based rock act has left Nonesuch and is "striking out on our own." He told Express Night Out [link via Pitchfork] that the band is brewing a new record label, though he doesn't know the name of it yet. The group has its own Solid Sound music festival coming in August, but after, "I think our main task... is to work on new material and a new album... [frontman] Jeff [Tweedy] was basically not wanting to be on a record label for a while -- he didn't renew his contract with...
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Watt, Cline, Honda and Bowne to Release Album as Floored by Four

Members of Snow Patrol, R.E.M. and Belle and Sebastian aren’t the only musicians forming supergroups these days. Pitchfork reports that Mike Watt (Minuteman and Stooges bassist) has teamed up with Nels Cline (guitarist for Wilco), keyboardist Yuka Honda (formerly of Cibo Matto) and drummer Dougie Bowne (Iggy Pop/Brian Eno/John Cale collaborator), to create Floored by Four....
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Nels Cline Singers: Initiate

A guitar hero razzles and dazzles That Walt Whitman phrase is overused, perhaps, but there’s no simpler way to say it: Nels Cline contains multitudes. And that’s not just because his group is called The Nels Cline Singers, implying a roster more considerable than the actual trio. The Los Angeles underground guitar hero belatedly found his way into the rock ’n’ roll mainstream a few years ago when he joined up with Wilco. Yet that’s only one aspect of a kaleidoscopic creative personality, barely hinting at the pure, unfettered insanity that explodes across Initiate’s double-disc, two-hour-plus sprawl. The albums, divided...
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Wilco (The Festival): Chicago rockers curate their own fest

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Wilco may not be hitting the East Coast much in its national tour this go-round, but when the band does, they'll do it in style. The Chicago-based rockers have introduced the Solid Sound Festival, to run Aug. 13-15 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. The three-day event will naturally be headlined by the band, and will feature "music, art, comedy, interactivity and more," according to a post on Wilco's website. The only other musical acts announced so far are from Wilco members' side projects: Glenn Kotche's On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense featuring...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants You To Help Make His Next Movie

The '(500) Days of Summer' star urges fans to visit hitRECord.org, a site that allows you to collaborate with him on film projects.

By Larry Carroll

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

One of the things fans love about Joseph Gordon-Levitt is that he is a star who always marches to the beat of his own drum. From belting out an old "Singin' in the Rain" tune on "Saturday Night Live" to filming music videos with Zooey Deschanel to appearing in the weirdest cameo ever for "The Brothers Bloom," you never know what you're going to get from the guy next. And over the past few Sundances, he's turned the table on the media by pointing a camera right back at us.

Recently, the "(500) Days of Summer" star gave us an exclusive tour of the side project that has turned him into a shutterbug for the Internet age: hitRECord.
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