5 items from 2014
On Tuesday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Willis grabbed a harmonica and a mic, and Rodriguez was on the guitar at the “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” afterparty. The film’s cast including Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green and Mickey Rourke were all in attendance, not to mention the graphic novel creator and film’s co-director Frank Miller.
The two men, along with Rodriguez’s band, Chingon (which was formed to record songs for 2003’s “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”), jammed together on a stage that took up nearly a third of the Roosevelt’s ballroom. They sang the blues, culling inspiration from Stevie Ray Vaughan while Rodriguez »
- Alexandra Cheney
Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his fiery, speedy playing and his long-flowing white hair, died yesterday in Zurich, where he was on tour. He was 70. Winter, the older brother of Edgar Winter, was a contemporary of Eric Clapton and was one of the first blues guitarists so embraced by rock audiences that he was able to sell out arenas during his hey-day in the ‘70s. He was widely influenced by the blues guitarists who came before him, such as Muddy Waters, and he went on to inspire such guitarists as Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born in Beaumont, Texas in 1944, Winter got his start playing in clubs as a teenager. He signed with Columbia Records in 1969 and appeared at The Woodstock Festival that year. He performed with Janis Joplin, as well as his brother. He was inducted into The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988. Artists including Tom Morello, Kiss »
- Melinda Newman
Country music icon Willie Nelson had a lot to celebrate on Saturday night in Austin, Texas, as he became one of the first-ever inductees to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. The ceremony marked the 40th anniversary of the show and brought out recent Oscar winner and hometown favorite Matthew McConaughey, who told the crowd, "There would be no Austin City Limits without Willie Nelson." "He's been called Saint Willie," McConaughey continued. "There's a statue of him in the middle of downtown Austin on a street called Willie Nelson Boulevard. He's always been larger than life, a living legend. »
- Alicia C. Dennis
Now that the Kiss Army has gotten its due and their heavy metal heroes will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tonight at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (along with Nirvana, Cat Stevens, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Peter Gabriel), here are 10 more acts that are definitely worthy of inclusion. Some have been nominated numerous times (like Chic) and never gotten voted in, while others, as impossible as it seems, have never even made it onto the ballot. These 10 are presented in alphabetical order: Bon Jovi: Say what you will and there are just as many people vying to keep Bon Jovi out as are fighting to get them in (if not more), but after Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi is the biggest musical act to come out of New Jersey. Bon Jovi, who was on the ballot in 2012, has dominated the world for »
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Malory says it herself in part one of this two-part episode: “No more of that bush-league nonsense.”
For much of the fifth season, it’s felt like Archer has been pussyfooting around in the bush leagues. As if in conscious recognition of that fact, Malory declares the team done with it, and boy, does the show deliver. The Rules of Extraction, along with part one, Smugglers’ Blues, is the best episode of the show since season 4′s Midnight Ron.
Even the episode titles have even improved. Smugglers’ Blues is a nod to the very Archer-appropriate 80s Glenn Frey classic, and it fits with the Vice theme perfectly. Archer, Cyril and Ray smuggle their cocaine into Colombia in the hopes of getting a sample to the Colombians’ biggest distributor. Things don’t exactly go the team’s way, and by the episode’s end »
- Kyle Schmidlin
5 items from 2014
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