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Carmine Street Guitars doc instigated by Jim Jarmusch in the works

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Carmine Street Guitars doc instigated by Jim Jarmusch in the works
Exclusive: Ron Mann directs film featuring legendary custom guitar maker Rick Kelly.

The Match Factory has begun worldwide sales in Cannes on Carmine Street Guitars, a documentary about Greenwich Village guitar store Carmine Street Guitars.

Toronto-based documentarian Ron Mann of Sphinx Productions, who is in acquisitions mode in Cannes wearing his other hat as head of Canadian distributor Films We Like, will direct and produce the project.

Carmine Street Guitars is home to the legendary custom guitar maker Rick Kelly, who handcrafts guitars using 100-year-old wood salvaged from historic New York buildings.

Mann will shoot a series of vignettes featuring household names who drop by Carmine Street to talk guitars and perform. Kelly’s customers over the years have included music legends such as Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and Bo Diddley.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in New York on May 29 and the project is scheduled for delivery in spring 2018.

Jim Jarmusch instigated Carmine
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The 10 Most Essential George Michael Songs

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The 10 Most Essential George Michael Songs
This article originally appeared in Entertainment Weekly.

George Michael may not have had a discography to rival his fellow peers like Madonna and Prince — he released only five studio albums as a solo artist; three with Wham! — but his influence on pop music is undeniable. He scored two Grammys, eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, four MTV VMAs, and sold more than an estimated 100 million records worldwide. With news that the boundary-pushing icon died Sunday at the age of 53, EW is looking back on just a few of the songs that made him so special.

“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,
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5 Other Times the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Has Split Up Famous Groups

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5 Other Times the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Has Split Up Famous Groups
Nile Rodgers is being honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, despite the fact that the groundbreaking funk and disco act he fronted, Chic, will not be joining him. It’s a bit odd for one person to be inducted without their musical brethren, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a habit of actually doing the opposite of what happened to poor Chic — inducting bands and ignoring the things that their respective members have gone on to do.

Iggy Pop

Considering that most people know Iggy either through off-time boogie of “The Passenger
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The T.A.M.I. Show + The Big T.N.T. Show

For nostalgic excitement there's no better '60s pop compendium than this! An impossibly eclectic mix of talent at the Santa Monica Civic, in a brilliantly produced live show recorded in the wonder of Electronovision! The lineup is incredible: The Rolling Stones, James Brown and Lesley Gore on the same stage? The T.A.M.I. Show; The Big T.N.T. Show Blu-ray Shout Select (Shout! Factory) 1964 / B&W / 1:66 & 1:85 widescreen / 112 + 93 min. / Electronovision / Collector's Edition / Street Date December 2, 2016 / 29.98 Starring T.A.M.I.: The Beach Boys, The Barbarians, Chuck Berry, The Blossoms, James Brown and The Flames, Marvin Gaye, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan & Dean, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones Toni Basil, Glen Campbell, Teri Garr, Jack Nitzsche, Leon Russell, Phil Spector, David Winters. T.N.T. David McCallum, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Joan Baez, Phil Spector, The Ronettes,
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Could 'The Blues Brothers' play as an animated series? Dan Aykroyd thinks so

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What’s old is new again…whether you want it or not. Bento Box Entertainment announced today that it’s developing the movie classic The Blues Brothers as an animated series. The company that produces such cartoons as Bob’s Burgers and The Awesomes will be creating the show alongside Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi (John Belushi’s widow) and writer/producer Anne Beatts. In a statement, Aykroyd said, ”The show will be the Blues Brothers living in America and utilizing all new technology to make and promote their own records, seek out and record new artists and avoid law enforcement – and all while fighting for truth, justice and a better breakfast sandwich.” Producers promise that the series will feature no shortage of music, both R&B classics as well as new performances made just for the show. This is not the first attempt at a cartoon reboot for the R&B band.
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Film Review: ‘Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America’

Film Review: ‘Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America’
A veteran African-American rock and blues musician, Daryl Davis has for some years pursued a side interest that strikes many as perverse, if not downright dangerous: He seeks out members of the Kkk and other race-oriented hate groups, using personal friendship, generosity, historical argument and simple logic to challenge their prejudices. Working on this one-on-one level, he’s proved (in his own words) that “it is possible that change can occur” between seemingly irreconcilable people. Well timed for an election year even more charged with divisive rhetoric than usual, “Accidental Courtesy” offers an entertaining and inspirational message of rapprochement with the potential to appeal beyond the fest circuit to select broadcast and niche theatrical buyers.

Though his career is not the focus here (and we see him performing just a couple of times), Davis is a boogie-woogie pianist who, since the 1980s, has played with such classic “oldies” acts as Chuck Berry,
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Alice Cooper Made A Cameo On 'Vinyl' Last Night, Terence Winter Says David Bowie Will Be Portrayed On The Show

Alice Cooper Made A Cameo On 'Vinyl' Last Night, Terence Winter Says David Bowie Will Be Portrayed On The Show
If you’ve seen HBO’s “Vinyl,” executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter (the show-runner of “Boardwalk Empire,” writer of “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and key “Sopranos” writer), you know that it can be… a mixed bag. While some reviews have been positive, others have not been so kind, especially by those that know a thing or two about the ‘70s music scene depicted on the show (watching Kurt Loder rip apart the show on Twitter in the last few weeks has been amusing). As our review of the premiere episode suggested, while encyclopedic, “Vinyl” has an unfortunate tendency to play like spot-the-cameo fan service for music geeks (not to mention that its sex, drugs and rock n’ roll cliches are myriad). Episode one was littered with “didja notice who that was, huh didja?” appearances —actors portrayed The New York Dolls, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant,
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Alice Cooper Made A Cameo On 'Vinyl' Last Night, Terence Winter Says David Bowie Will Be Portrayed On The Show

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If you’ve seen HBO’s “Vinyl,” executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter (the show-runner of “Boardwalk Empire,” writer of “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and key “Sopranos” writer), you know that it can be… a mixed bag. While some reviews have been positive, others have not been so kind, especially by those that know a thing or two about the ‘70s music scene depicted on the show (watching Kurt Loder rip apart the show on Twitter in the last few weeks has been amusing). As our review of the premiere episode suggested, while encyclopedic, “Vinyl” has an unfortunate tendency to play like spot-the-cameo fan service for music geeks (not to mention that its sex, drugs and rock n’ roll cliches are myriad). Episode one was littered with “didja notice who that was, huh didja?” appearances —actors portrayed The New York Dolls, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant,
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What happens when Mick Jagger visits a TV show writers room?

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What happens when Mick Jagger visits a TV show writers room?
When Bobby Cannavale turned up midway through the run of Terence Winter's HBO gangster epic Boardwalk Empire, the most surprising thing was that they somehow hadn't worked together before, whether on earlier Boardwalk seasons or during Winter's long run as David Chase's top lieutenant on The Sopranos. The half-Italian, half-Cuban actor has been no stranger to crime stories in his career (including a role on NBC's would-be Sopranos drama Kingpin), but the Boardwalk role of animalistic sociopath Gyp Rosetti (for which he would win an Emmy) was his first time working with Winter, and also with Boardwalk executive producer Martin Scorsese. Now, all three men have teamed up with, of all people, Mick Jagger, for Vinyl, HBO's new Sunday drama, where Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, a '70s record company executive with a great ear and a nose too prone to having cocaine shoved up it. The two-hour
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts (Soundstage)

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I bought it for myself, but this was my Christmas present, arriving in the mail from England on Christmas Eve: a fifteen-cd set containing five epic Springsteen concerts from the legendary Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. When the Cleveland deejay who emceed the show for Wmms-fm introduced the band by saying, "Round for round, pound for pound, there ain’t no finer band around," he wasn't just rhyming, he was telling the truth.

Why, you ask, did this set come from England? Well, it's an unauthorized collection of bootlegs, but in Europe, radio recordings are public domain, so this is actually a legal release.

The word went out through the fan network I ordered it on Amazon U.K. before the release date. Perhaps Bruce doesn't get a penny out of this, but I've seen it suggested that writers' royalties would still have to be paid. Either way,
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33 years ago today, Drew Barrymore became the youngest person to ever host ‘SNL’

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33 years ago today, Drew Barrymore became the youngest person to ever host ‘SNL’
33 years ago today, at age 7, Drew Barrymore hosted “Saturday Night Live,” making her the youngest ever host of the NBC sketch comedy show. She still holds that record today, and she’s hosted the show five additional times since. Her 1982 gig on the show came five months after the release of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestiral.” She reprised her “E.T.” role when she played a homicidal Gertie on “SNL.” Above she’s pictured in the iconic healing E.T. pose with “SNL” cast members Tim Kazurinsky, Gary Kroeger, Brad Hall and Joe Piscopo. As for the second and third youngest “SNL” hosts, Macaulay Culkin and Fred Savage hold those titles, respectively. Other notable November 20 happenings in pop culture history: • 1955: Rock and roll pioneer Bo Diddley made his television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” • 1959: “The Twilight Zone” episode “Time Enough at Last” — featuring first aired. It featured Burgess Meredith in his
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The Tami Show – The DVD Review

The recent passing of Lesley Gore was not noted on We Are Movie Geeks, I’d like to correct that and as a tribute to her review one of the best concerts ever captured on film (actually on video but I’ll get to that soon.)

Born Lesley Sue Goldstein in New York City on May 2nd 1946 Lesley Gore passed on February 16, this year. She never tried her hand at acting (to my knowledge) yet she appeared in several films and many television shows singing one of or more of her considerable string of hits in a very strong voice, for such a little lady.

It’s My Party is probably her most famous and well remembered song but Judy’s Turn To Cry, Maybe I Know, Sunshine Lollipops, You Don’t Own Me and several other songs charted during her long career. She never resented being consigned to the
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Dusty's Favorite Rock Music from 2014

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What a year in rock music! There, I said it. Too much to take in. Like a rowboat taking in more water than I can bail out. I keep getting new music recommended to me by friends, publicists, old lovers, dudes on subways, songs blasting in hipster boutiques; freakin' new music was everywhere. I got tipped to U.K. acts such as punk rockers Sleaford Mods, poetry rapper Kate Tempest, and folkster Jake Bugg; there was a new pop rock opus by Dan Wilson, and soulful Brooklynite Selena Garcia, and much more. I could barely compile my "best of/favorites of 2014" list knowing that I'll probably discover even more music after I've completed it. But here goes...my ten favorite tracks from 2014, a few essential reissues, and my ten favorite albums, yes, albums, like on real heavy duty vinyl, with two sides and everything.

Singles:

"Brother" - Selena Garcia
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Half-Time Music Report - Best Music of the Past 6 Months

Happy 4th of July, my fellow Americans! Been a terrific six months for new music. Below are some of my favorite album releases that deserve early kudos at the half-way mark. 

The War on Drugs: Lost in the  Dream (Secretly Canadian)

Six months in and the Philly-based quartet The War on Drugs' third long player -- Lost in the Dream -- is their best and one of the best releases of 2014. Even with Kurt Vile leaving in 2011 for solo frontiers, Adam Granduciel soldiered on with his bandmates and crafted a superb album. Even with most of the songs clocking in over five minutes in length, and even with a rather pedestrian video (above), "Red Eyes" remains one of the catchiest indie rock tunes this side of New Order! The galloping guitar break is just sublime. Pick it up today!

tUnE-yArDs: Nikki Nack (4Ad)

The tribal drum groove is unmistakable and wildly infectious,
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2014 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Announced

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MTV today announced the nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, setting the stage for an epic showdown between critically-acclaimed films The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle, comedic hits We're the Millers and This Is the End, blockbuster franchises The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and more. Hosted by Emmy Award winning comedian and late night host, Conan O'Brien, the show will broadcast Live on Sunday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt from the Nokia Theatre La Live in Los Angeles, California.

Fans can get in on the fierce competition by casting votes for their favorite nominees at MovieAwards.MTV.com beginning today, Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, April 12 in categories you'll never see in any other awards show, including Best Comedic Performance, Best Villain, Best Kiss, Best Scared-As-s**t Performance, Best Musical Moment, #Wtf Moment, Best On-Screen Duo, Best Fight, Best Shirtless Performance and more.
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15-60-75: Jimmy Bell's Still in Town

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15-60-75 (Numbers Band) Jimmy Bell's Still in Town (Exit Stencil)

Haven't heard of this oddly named band? You're probably not from Ohio, and you're definitely not from Kent. Formed there in 1969 by lead vocalist Robert Kidney and saxophonist Terry Hynde (brother of Pretenders vocalist Chrissie), it created a strange and compelling amalgam of styles. Kidney doesn't sing so much as chant, or emphatically recite. There are not really any melodies, and the horn section, so often in other bands a sweetener, only adds acrid commentary. There's an obvious blues influence, but this is not tidy 12-bar blues, it's a primal drone that pulsates with dark energy, not least because of drummer David Robinson's angular beats.

This album, recorded in concert on June 16, 1975 at the Agora in Cleveland when they opened for Bob Marley, was their debut, released the following year. It was too weird -- even by
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Phil Everly's Family Recall His Humble Life and Final Days

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Phil Everly's Family Recall His Humble Life and Final Days
Before his death Friday at age 74 from complications due to Copd, Phil Everly was recording music, focusing on his family and was humble about the Everly Brothers' legacy as rock and country legends, his widow and son tell People. Phil had three homes: one close to family in Burbank, one near his roots in Nashville, and a summer beach house in Alabama, says his son, Jason Everly, 47. Phil was "the best harmony singer that's ever lived," Jason says, and part of a duo, with brother Don, that laid the foundation of rock music. Jason says his dad loved sharing stories
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Why ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Will Have You Singing The Blues

From the moment we saw Leonard DiCaprio bust a move in the trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street (creating one of the best gifs of 2013), it was clear the movie knew how to party. Martin Scorsese’s latest tells the provocative true story of former Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort (played by DiCaprio) – a man who did not hold back when it came to his ambition, drug addiction, insatiable greed, and throwing some of the wildest parties both inside and outside of the office. The Kanye West beat that pulsates throughout that trailer (making it one of our favorites of last year) set the tone for this non-stop party atmosphere, but the musical choices throughout the movie itself (and those highlighted on the film’s soundtrack) are as unpredictable as Belfort after downing multiple handfuls of Quaaludes. The Wolf of Wall Street takes audiences back to the early 1990s where, in
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All The Songs In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Including Devo, Cypress Hill, Foo Fighters & More

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"The main thing about Marty's use of music is he's fearless, creatively fearless," music supervisor Randall Poster recently told THR about working on "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and he's certainly not kidding. While the official soundtrack release for the film features 16 songs, that's a mere drop in the water of the nearly 60 tunes licensed for the movie. As you might expect, the nearly three hour epic is packed with music with nary a frame going by without a song to go with it. And below we have a taste of just how wide-reaching the music goes and some of the key cuts that are missing from the store bought soundtrack. Perhaps most notably, Foo Fighters' "Everlong" backs a key sequence in the film while hip hop cuts by Cypress Hill, Sir Mix A Lot and Naughty By Nature are also pretty prominent. And while Ahmad Jamal gets one cut on the official soundtrack,
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