Don’t be fooled by the release date of Oregon-based band Hockey’s debut album “Mind Chaos.” Although the label reads 2009, the songs on this album are thoroughly grounded in the dance music of the late ‘70s and ‘80s, which is not to say the band is completely withdrawn from the current music scene.
With the addition of a fourth theater, the Roundabout Theatre Company has become one of the most powerful non-profit production companies in New York City. They also happen to be the most hit-or-miss production company. Their roster this season, “Bye Bye Birdie,” “After Miss Julie” and “Wishful Drinking,” contains one hit and two misses (Their fourth show, “The Understudy,” is still previewing).
The Chronicle: Can you start off by giving me a short synopsis as to what your new documentary, “Dear Jack” is about?
“Brand New Eyes,” is the newest effort by Paramore, a female fronted pop act that walk the tenuous line between stealing New Found Glory riffs and stealing Maroon 5 riffs. Their newest album attempts to craft something original, which they do, albeit boring.
The biggest stars currently on Broadway are not American.
True, on the one hand, you have Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles in “Oleanna,” and the terrific foursome of “God of Carnage,” Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden. But on the other, you have the British crowd: Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig (with Hugh Jackman, an Aussie, thrown in for good measure).
You may think the chocolate-chip scones offered at “Pura Vida” are the only UK influence in your life right now, but you are greatly mistaken. Rising in recognition, a movement known as transatlanticism describes an integration of English culture resounding on the daily. Ranging anywhere from the 1960’s hit “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” a long line of foreign tunes are marked among the greatest of US nostalgia.
Ever wonder what would happen if Jeffrey Dahmer could sing? Or if Ed Gein could juggle? Or if Adolf Hitler could paint? The notion of violent psychopaths getting the opportunity to express themselves has been done in the past, but Nicolas Winding-Refn’s film “Bronson,” takes it a step further and literally turns this particular lunatic into a living, breathing art project.
What happens when you cross a priest, a ghost, and Todd McFarlane? The short story is, you sell a whole lot of comics. Image Comic’s new series, “Haunt,” barely had time to spook the shelves before hungry fans excited to get in on the series snatched it up. Stores preordered an estimated 60,000 copies, an unheard of amount for a first issue, and by the next day, even local Long Island comic locale Amok Time had sold every last copy.
For “Nip/Tuck”, one of cable TV’s most controversial programs, the worst thing about having a brilliant first season was having a brilliant first season. “Nip/Tuck” creator, Ryan Murphy, set the bar awfully high for himself after the first season, with the lurid sexuality, enthralling gruesomeness of plastic surgery, and, most of all, the originality of the characters—plastic surgeons Sean McNamara and Christian Troy— and premises winning him a Golden Globe for Best Drama series in 2004.
High pitched shrieks, braces, and 6,000 people all add up to one night at Hofstra: Justin Bieber’s concert for 92.3 NOW FM. Youtube artist Justin Bieber is a mere 15 years old and performed in front of a sold out show on October 9th in the Hofstra Dome.