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Confirming his multi-tasking attitude in art, Mr James Franco is ready to explore one of the most important talents in photography for an upcoming brave new movie based on Robert Mapplethorpe’s life and art. Directed by Ondi Timoner, and financiated by the Tribeca Film Institude and by Mapplethorpe Foundation, which Director Michael Ward Shout has  [ Read More ]

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Last days, NPR Music played the entire new album by Michael Stipe’s band, “Collapse Into Now” which will be available on March 7. It’s a jump into the past times of REM, while they’re going deeper and deeper into the obscure essences og their own first songs, as, we must say, their 1992 masterpiece “Automatic  [ Read More ]

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Joan Wasser, alias Joan As Police Woman, has lots of good reasons to follow her. This lovely madame of contemporary-songwriting and rock in pink, is considered one of the most influent woman singers of today, adding of being, in the early ‘90s, the beloved girlfriend of Jeff Buckley. That would be enough to love her,  [ Read More ]

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“Let England Shake”, Miss PJ Harvey!

febbraio - 21 - 2011
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“Let England Shake” PJ Harvey Island 2011 8 / 10 Polly is back. After the performance on The Andrew Marr Show, Pj Harvey has come back, with another little masterpiece after “To Bring You My Love” (’95) and “A Woman A Man Walked By” (2009). Full of experimental tricks, from pop melodies to cymbals, strings,  [ Read More ]

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Patti Smith: writing a noir book and creating a new album

The headmaster and priestess of post punk wave, Patti Smith has already revealed to the media hat she’s finishing a new book, a mystery story set in London and inspired by Sherlock Holmes, as Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin and Stieg Larsson in the past. “I’m at about the 68% of a real ‘detective story’, based  [ Read More ]

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Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches on new REM’s record, the 15th of the band, produced by Jacknife Lee, who worked with the band on 2008’s “Accelerate”, and also worked with U2 and Snow Patrol. Recorded in Portland, ready for spring release, here you are the tracklist: ‘Discoverer’ ‘All The Best’ ‘Uberlin’ ‘Oh My Heart’  [ Read More ]

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Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon

  “Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon” ONE LINER Mother of Rock: Lillian Roxon shines a light into the decadent world of Max’s Kansas City, a tiny underground club in New York, and Lillian Roxon’s place in documenting the emerging rock revolution as it rolled over the US in the 1960s and early 1970s. SHORT SYNOPSIS  [ Read More ]

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“Cattive Abitudini” – MASSIMO VOLUME

ottobre - 13 - 2010
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“Cattive Abitudini” MASSIMO VOLUME  La Tempesta 2010 8  / 10 The smell of the absence, and the mute presence. “Cattive Abitudini” is only the latest album by one of the headmaster-bands of italian underground music scene, Massimo Volume, after an eleven-years period of silence. It can be also considered a tribute to Robert Lowell, one  [ Read More ]

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Some strange music draws me in…

agosto - 2 - 2010
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Benedizione, dannazione, elevazione: c’è qualcosa di sacro in questa maledetta  sacerdotessa della poesia cantata. Qualcosa che abbatte le barriere della grezza umanità per trasportare senza via di fuga nella dimensione ultraterrena, fatta di versi recitati e consumati da parole intrise di onirica sostanza che ha radici nel più profondo fulcro di una resistenza sociale e  [ Read More ]

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