Happy Birthday, John Williams! Ain't It Cool

Ain’t It Cool’s Eric “Quint” Vespe looks back at the extraordinary career of living legend John Williams as the famous conductor celebrates his 84th Birthday! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I tend to write up a lot of the obituaries around here, ….Read More Via:: AIN

Bon Iver – “Haven, Mass” STEREOGUM

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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner are organizing the second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin this summer. The lineup hasn’t been officially announced yet, but over the weekend, they sent a cassette featuring b-sides and demos from artists on the ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM

Giant Sand Announce Breakup STEREOGUM

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For over 30 years, Howe Gelb has been releasing dusty, folky desert-rock with his band Giant Sand. And now, as Pitchfork reports, Big Sand is no more. “30 years seems an adequate number to aptly utter ‘I kinda quit,’” Gelb wrote in a press release. Before they go, they’ll ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM

TV Review: ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ Variety – Music

Under Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” had an enviable track record in developing talent, with many of the baby birds flying off to bigger solo ventures. Enter Samantha Bee, a bright light as a correspondent, who makes a relatively easy leap into the unfortunately named “Full Frontal,” a weekly half-hour ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Inside the Oscar Nominees Lunch Thompson on Hollywood

The Academy Nominees lunch is always a convivial way for Oscar nominees to relax (while they work a room full of voters) and congratulate each other at tables full of fellow nominees, and pose for the annual group photo, 20 days ahead of the Academy Awards. 150 gathered this year ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more