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Guitar Hero Live Adds Electronic Songs To Its Library

Guitar Hero Live players can expect a change of pace with some of the songs added this week to the streaming Ghtv service, as one of two new setlists hitting the Premium Show section shifts the focus from rock to electronica, featuring recognizable artists such as Pendulum and The Crystal Method. Traditional rockers aren’t out of luck, though, as another new setlist featuring the classic British band Manic Street Preachers has been added as well.

The full track list is as follows:

Dance Meets Rock

The Crystal Method – Sling the Decks Modestep – Another Day ft. Popeska Pendulum – Witchcraft

Brit Icons: Manic Street Preachers

Motorcycle Emptiness You Stole The Sun From My Heart Your Love Alone Is Not Enough Ft. Nina Persson

Ghtv is included in every version of Guitar Hero Live, which is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, and iOS.
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[Sundance Review] Wiener-Dog

As uncomfortable a viewing experience it may be, the best films from Todd Solondz slowly reveal themselves with their character intricacies and distinct touches, burrowing deep inside as they replay in one’s mind. In his latest feature, Wiener-Dog, he’s crafted a series of incisive, perceptive vignettes mutually connected by the shifting owners of his title character. Aptly described by Solondz as Au Hasard Balthazar meets Benji, there’s no denying it bears his brand of humor and heartbreak in every scene.

After being dropped off at the local kennel by his owner, the first section finds the lovable dachshund as a gift to Remi (Keaton Nigel Cooke), a young boy recovering after being treated for cancer. As he learns the responsibilities of having the animal, which involves a cinematically unprecedented “Clair de Lune”-scored trail of dog shit, his mother, Dina (Julie Delpy), lectures on the necessities of putting the puppy to sleep.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Wiener-Dog’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Wiener-Dog’
The proverbial dog has its day — a day of misfortune, indigestion and possible death, but a day nonetheless — in “Wiener-Dog,” the eighth and perhaps most blithely eccentric feature to date from Todd Solondz. A wandering short story compendium, bound by deadpan musings on mortality and the presence of one winsome Dachshund, this elegantly wrought oddity appears at the halfway mark to be heading into uncharacteristically hopeful territory for Solondz — until a toe-tapping intermission marks a reassuring plunge into abject despair. Students of the filmmaker’s exactingly composed mise-en-thropy will revel in the new pic’s freezing wit, jaundiced societal observation and inventive star casting, feeling the human ache in its glassy delivery. The unconverted will remain bemusedly in their camp, though all should agree that the eponymous pooch is now an uncontested winner in the “most lovable Todd Solondz character” sweepstakes.

It takes a director with casual confidence in his brand,
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On my radar: Nina Persson's cultural highlights

The Cardigans singer on an enigmatic New York songwriter, making special trips to buy chocolate, Frances Ha and the pleasures of a good biography

Nina Persson is best known as the lead singer of the Cardigans, the Swedish pop-rock band propelled to international stardom by their 1996 single Lovefool, which was was featured on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo + Juliet. After The Cardigans' fourth album, Gran Turismo, went multiplatinum in 1998, the five-piece took a break from recording to pursue solo projects, with Persson releasing records as A Camp. In 2006, she became a member of the Cake Sale – a musical collective whose album profits were donated to charity – while other collaborations have included a duet on the Manic Street Preachers track Your Love Alone Is Not Enough, as well as an appearance on the 2010 Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse album, Dark Night of the Soul. Persson's debut solo album to be released under her own name,
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Our Idiot Brother – Soundtrack

The Our Idiot Brother soundtrack. Some might say that marketing/advertising is a profoundly dishonourable profession. That it’s all a three-ring circus operated by slick-talking snake oil salesman, peddling premium-priced versions of the emperor’s new underpants to gullible schmoes, with this in turn further fuelling the excrement-spewing media pipeline that pumps crap directly into the poor unsuspecting public’s collective cranium.

And when you find that a movie which was called My Idiot Brother just six months ago, when it played to a largely positive reception at Sundance, has now been rechristened Our Idiot Brother ahead of a Us release at the end of next month, it’s hard not to wonder just how many marketing monkeys it took to change that particular re-branding light bulb, and how much green they scored for their (lack of) efforts.

But if the name-change smacks of tinkering for the sake of charging an oversized fee,
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‘Our Idiot Brother’ Soundtrack Details

Abkco Records will be releasing the official soundtrack album for the indie comedy Our Idiot Brother. The soundtrack features selections from the film’s score by Nathan Larson and Eric D. Johnson, as well as songs by such artists as Willie Nelson, Generationals, Fruit Bats, Daniel Tashian & Mindy Smith, El May and Carol King. The album will be released on August 23, 2011 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Our Idiot Brother is directed by Jesse Peretz (First Love, Last Rites, The Ex) and stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Rashida Jones and Shirley Knight. The movie premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has been picked up by the Weinstein Company for a theatrical release on August 26. For more information on the comedy, visit the official film webpage.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round The
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Robyn returns to North America for fall headlining tour Cherrytree Records recording artist Robyn – the Swedish singer-songwriter hailed as the “hipster-fave electro star” by Time Out New York – will return to North America this fall for a headlining tour. Tickets are on sale now for the outing, which launches November 5th in Miami Beach, Fl at The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason and includes stops at New York City’s Terminal 5 (November 10th) and Club Nokia in Los Angeles (November 17th). The Chicago and Vancouver dates have already sold out. Maluca and Natalia Kills will open on the tour, which will conclude at The Warfield in San Francisco on November 23rd.

Spin named Robyn’s “All Hearts” tour as one of the “25 Must-See Summer Tours.” “[Robyn] swept New York City’s Webster Hall into a frenzy so wild that it threatened to collapse the floors of that historic venue and send the sold-out crowd straight to their calamitous deaths,
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Music dose for your ipod

Music dose for your ipod
Here’s what you want on your iPod, recommends Luke Kenny.Dark Night Of The SoulDanger Mouse & Sparklehouse, EMIRating: 2 Every once in a while comes an album that regales you with its silent beauty. Mark Linkous was the lead singer of obscure indie band Sparklehorse up until his suicide in March 2010. This 2009 album with another music genius Danger Mouse is a kind of requiem to the musical mind of Sparklehorse. It features a stellar line up of contributors. Iggy Pop, Suzanne Vega, Frank Black (The Pixies), Nina Persson (The Cardigans), The Flaming Lips and even surrealist director David Lynch ...
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Tom Jones in Talks With The Killers for Collaboration

Tom Jones is in talks with The Killers to record a collaboration once the band returns from hiatus. The pop veteran has teamed up with numerous acts over the years and released an album of duets, "Reload", in 1999, which featured recordings with artists including Stereophonics star Kelly Jones and The Cardigans' Nina Persson.

"It's Not Unusual" hitmaker Jones admits he's keen to head in to the studio with The Killers and has already spoken to frontman Brandon Flowers about the project. He tells, "I've spoken to Brandon Flowers. He said he admired what I'd done in my career. There's a connection there because he's from Las Vegas, and of course I've performed there so many times over the years."

"The material has to be right. That's always been my main concern, with whichever people I've worked with."
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The Cardigans And Kenna Bring The Darkness For 'Bargain Spins'

We may be in a recession, but even when the economy is in the toilet, you still need to have great music. That's why we invented "Bargain Spins," a new feature that focuses on overlooked albums that also happen to be available in every used or bargain bin in every record store in the country (and if you don't have a record store in your town anymore, you can still find them discounted in most every digital music store or on sites like So enjoy some great records you might have missed.

James' Pick: The Cardigans, Gran Turismo (1998): It occurs to me now that, after doing three installments of "Bargain Spins," perhaps I am getting a tad bit predictable. It seems I tend to favor "disastrous" albums — those willfully-different, arty-for-art's-sake albatrosses that sink careers and alienate fans. You know, the kind that are usually followed by an
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 6-12:

Sept. 6: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 72. Country singer David Allan Coe is 70. Country singer Mel McDaniel is 67. Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 66. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 65. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 62. Country singer Buddy Miller is 57. Country drummer Joe Smyth of Sawyer Brown is 52. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 51. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow ("Police Academy") is 51. Guitarist Pal Waaktaar of A-ha is 48. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 46. Actress Rosie Perez is 45. Singer Macy Gray is 42. Singer CeCe Peniston is 40. Singer Darryl Anthony (Az Yet) is 40. Singer Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) is 38. Actor Dylan Bruno ("Numb3ers") is 37. Actress Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls") is 37. Actor Justin Whalin ("Lois and Clark") is 35. Singer Nina Persson (The Cardigans) is 35. Actress Naomie Harris ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest") is 33. Rapper Noreaga is 32. Rapper Foxy Brown is 31.Sept. 7: Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins is 79. Singer
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Music fans have an excuse to visit the Playboy website. No, the "Girls Next Door" didn't form a band. is adding a monthly video series featuring performances from some major musical talent.

Hoobastank, 3 Doors Down, and Dinosaur Jr. are first in the line-up of rock and pop musicians joining Uncovered presented by Southern Comfort, the new monthly series where artists perform exclusive covers around the nation's most legendary venues.

Dinosaur Jr. is first, with his cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven." Being added to the website soon is 3 Doors Down performing Jon Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive" and Nina Persson of the Cardigan's new outfit A Camp performing "Psycho" by Leon Payne.

Jet, The Dears, Black Lips, and more will be added in later months. New episodes of Uncovered by Southern Comfort will premiere on the second Monday of each month. A list with the complete
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A Camp: Colonia

The Cardigans’ Nina Persson singer is as sharp and sassy as ever

Few female artists can trill life into a cold breakup line like “Don’t give me platinum to weigh down my wrist / I’ve got injunctions, so cease and desist.” But sharp-witted, ex-Cardigans crooner Nina Persson is just such a gal, on the lopingly laconic “I Signed The Line.” And she spends this, her second solo outing as A Camp, delivering droll lyrical punches to the solar plexus against a conversely sunny Spectoresque backdrop (aided by her multi-insrumentalist husband Nathan Larson, among others). To complement her sky-blue singing voice, Persson has a cynical view of the world, exemplified in snarky song titles alone-“It’s Not Easy To Be Human,” “The Weed Had Got There First.” In a chiming “Stronger Than Jesus,” she chirps a humalong chorus of “Don’t you know love is stronger than Jesus? / Don
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Music: Review: A Camp

“A Camp is Nina Persson of The Cardigans,” read the sticker on A Camp’s 2001 debut, but the music, lyrics, and production on the follow-up, Colonia, are all credited to “A Camp.” Thinly veiled solo project or not, the reason to listen to Colonia is Persson’s smooth voice. She sings directly, without flash or pretension; her only indulgence is a mournful quaver, which she employs with restraint and taste. The overall effect is sincere believability, which is especially helpful when she’s explaining, say, that imaginary gods can’t save you. The album is suffused with defeat: Persson ...
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Nina Persson attacks 'X Factor', 'Idol'

Nina Persson has attacked pop music talent shows like The X Factor and American Idol. The former Cardigans frontwoman told The Daily Telegraph that she believes pop deserves a better fate than being on those shows. Persson said: "I am a total pop monster. I'm from the country of Abba! But I think you can use pop to much better things than it sometimes is. "It doesn't (more)
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Persson: 'I hate being a solo artist'

Cardigans singer Nina Persson has said that she hates working as a solo artist. Persson, who released a self-titled record under the alias A Camp in 2001, claimed that it was too lonely working without a band. "I realised touring the first A Camp that I hate being thought of as a solo artist," she told Teletext. "It's too lonely. I've grown up in a band, and I need people around me." A Camp's second (more)
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