Michelle Obama’s final appearance on The Tonight Show as first lady was both funny and touching. She shared her thoughts on leaving the White House after eight years, saying it hit the family harder than they thought it would.
“It has been surprisingly emotional for all of us in ways we didn’t expect,” Obama revealed to host Jimmy Fallon. Obama also thanked Fallon for being a great partner with her on her many initiatives she championed throughout her husband’s term.
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Next month, Ahmed Gallab, the former indie rock supporting player and current dance-pop auteur, will release his new album Life & Livin’ It. We’ve already posted his “U’Huh” video, and today he’s shared another one for his superbly funky, horn-driven new track “Telephone.” Director Bráulio Amado has structured the video as an unbroken … More »
From its iPod silhouette campaign onwards, Apple’s advertising has had a strong link to music. We talk to Chris Pattinson, Music Supervisor at …
Diet Cig earned our Band To Watch designation by virtue of their charmingly approachable and insightful rudimentary songcraft and their infectious live presence, exemplified on their Over Easy EP and a pair of singles, “Dinner Date” and “Sleep Talk.” And now, after two years of relentless touring, they’re ready to release … More »
Next week, Austra, the darkly glimmering Toronto synthpop project led by Katie Stelmanis, will follow up 2013’s Olympia with their new album Future Politics. Coming into the world in a dark moment, the new album dares to consider the idea of a brighter future, imagining what utopia might feel like. Musically, it’s got an … More »
From its inception, AMC’s Better Call Saul has indulged in fake ads starring characters from the Breaking Bad prequel—beginning with the Albuquerque billboard from the summer of 2014 showing Bob Odenkirk as “James M. McGill, attorney at law,” who eventually, of course, would become Saul Goodman.
Now, with season 3 of Better Call Saul coming this spring, AMC has unleashed a wonderful fake TV commercial featuring one of Breaking Bad’s most notorious characters, Gus Fring, pitching his infamous chicken chain, Los Pollos Hermanos.
The ad is perfectly insipid, spoofing the anodyne blandness of so much bottom-feeding fast-food advertising. And Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito, is perfectly sunny-faced, concealing his heart of darkness in grinning pitch for curly fries.
Nashville rockers Big Surr play bright, beachy power-pop — like Best Coast or Dum Dum Girls, but executed with the Camaro-ready fuzz-rock power that has come to characterize her town’s prominent garage rock exports. My closest reference point for this is Colleen Green’s I Want To Grow Up, which is intensely positive assessment consider … More »
DMX has had, to put it gently, more than his share of problems over the past decade-plus. But DMX is an all-time rap great, a galvanizing force who was enormously important to the genre’s evolution. And now he’s on the comeback trail. A few days ago, X’s old production mastermind Swizz Beatz teased some … More »
Costume Designers Guild this morning has announced the nominees for the 19th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with La La Land, Rogue One, and Game of Thrones among the 35 hopefuls for the guild’s biggest honors. Celebrating excellence in film, television, and short form costume design, this year’s ceremony, to be hosted by actress and singer Mandy Moore, will be held February 21 at the Beverly Hilton.
“I am honored to be hosting this year’s ceremony. I’ve always…
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