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Wille And The Bandits @ The Bullingdon Arms, Oxford – Gig Review

12 November 2013 5:49 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Wille and the Bandits, it would seem, are a fairly well-kept secret. Tonight’s gig takes place at the Bullingdon Arms in Oxford, a few doors down from the altogether flashier O2 Academy. There, headlining acts are emblazoned above the door, like West End stars: here, there are just a few posters of the Bandits in the pub’s window, to point us in the direction of the gig. The Bullingdon Arms doesn’t even have its own name above the door.

Perhaps unlike the O2 though, the band chat to fans before taking to a modest stage set-up. It’s hard to imagine a group bigger than a three-piece performing up there, and when Wille and the Bandits launch into Morricone-esque guitar slides, it’s harder to imagine them suiting any other sized venue.

That’s not to say they haven’t got the choruses to fill bigger rooms: »

- Mark White

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20 Unexpected Cover Songs

6 May 2013 7:49 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Earlier this month we published a list of 20 cover songs that became more famous than the originals. From Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" to Sinead O'Connor's breathy remake of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2U," the list scanned some of the best renditions in music history.

There's another realm of cover songs we didn't include in the last post, however, which is where our list of unexpected covers comes in. We've put together the strangest and most unpredictable song selections of artists like Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and Dusty Springfield. Scroll through the list below and let us know your thoughts on the world of reimagined tunes in the comments.

1. "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (original by Nine Inch Nails)

"Hurt" was written by industrial rock icon Trent Reznor for Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album, "The Downward Spiral." Eight years later, Johnny Cash covered the song and his »

- Katherine Brooks

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Be Kind, Rewind — 'Hospital Massacre'

2 May 2013 4:00 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

VHS collectors seem to be coming out of the woodwork lately. What many thought was a dead format seems to be making a major resurgence, similar to the way vinyl did. We wouldn’t dream of telling you that the quality of a VHS cassette provides superior picture, sound, or anything. But it is certainly a lot of nostalgic fun to revisit some of the more obscure titles by way of your Vcr. 

  Be Kind, Rewind is your one stop destination for all the information you could ever want about horror films exclusively available on VHS. We will give you the low-down on the title we are re-visiting, including where to find it, the going rate, a review of the film, and we will even provide an expert recommendation as to whether the title is worth the money. If this segment is successful, we will be examining more titles in the upcoming weeks, »

- Tyler Doupe

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