John Hughes - This Teenage Movie We've Lived

Remembering John Hughes – This Teenage Movie We’ve Lived

Today celebrates the birthday of legendary director, producer and filmmaker – John Hughes. John Hughes was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1950. He went on to create some of the most memorable movies of the 80’s including Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Beuler’s Day Off  and Home Alone. His movies tended…

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Book Review: This Will End In Tears

Book Review: This Will End In Tears – The Miserabilist Guide To Music

Have you ever wondered what makes a song sad? Is it simply lyrical content? Is it the personal feelings you prescribe to that song, your recollections of it? Are there simply chords or intonations of voice that can stir this feeling in us. Is it scientific or formulaic? Certainly there are artists who are known as dark, or depressing but even some of these artists have other tracks that are more buoyant or jubilant. If you are interested in these answers or simply like most of us, have compiled lists or mixtapes in your head of the saddest songs of all time, then this book is for you.

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Best Of Peter Murphy Playlist - Don't Go Away Heartbroken

Spotify Playlist: Best Of Peter Murphy – Sad Eyed Pearl

This weeks playlist celebrates the catalog of the legendary Peter Murphy. This features selections from all of his solo albums plus a few choice Bauhaus tracks. When making the playlist, I fully expected to have quite a few selections from Deep and Cascade. But, I was a bit surprised at how many songs from Unshattered would end of making it. This just proves that it’s good to go back and examine an artists entire catalog.

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Lost 80s 2019

Lost 80’s 2019 concert details announced

The 2019 Lost 80’s line up has been announced and it lives up to it’s name. This years line up consists mostly of one hit wonder 80’s bands, coupled with a few 3-4 hit wonders. Among the artists on this years tour are Boy’s Don’t Cry, A Flock Of Seagulls, Farrington + Mann (original members of When In Rome), Trans-X, Missing Persons, Animotion, The Motels, Christopher Anton (Information Society), Dramarama, The Flirts and Wang Chung.

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Actors

ACTORS release Valentines Day single – Mining For Heart

A genuine treat for Valentine’s Day: Vancouver post-punk band ACTORS has gifted us all with a cover of The Sound’s “Mining For Heart” (1985) just this morning, swiveling from the shining nostalgic brightness of their 2018 full-length release ‘It Will Come To You’ into a sound straddling grit without resorting to harshness. Jason Corbett’s vocals imbue the song with a strange warmth that is signature ACTORS; the definitive bassline, too, carries Jahmeel Russell’s hallmark sound and is borne gracefully by Corbett’s guitar and Shannon Hemmett’s subdued, moody synths.

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Beastie Boys Book

Book Review: Beastie Boys Book

Now here’s a little story I’ve got to tell, about three bad brothers you know so well. But do you? Do you really know the Beastie Boys? When you think of Adrock, MCA and Mike D, what image do you have? Are they the hardcore punks who wrote songs about Carvel Ice cream? Are they the white rappers, who wrote juvenile lyrics about White Castles, girls doing their laundry and mom throwing away their porn? What about the band that put out a critically acclaimed comprised entirely of samples they found while digging through record crates?

Beastie Boys Book offers amazing behind the scenes peeks at 3 buddies from Brooklyn that parlayed their love of music and their enduring friendship into a groundbreaking, genre-bending career.

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Modern Rock - Estranged

Modern Rock Compilation – Estranged

The weeks compilation of music includes some of the best new modern rock tracks spanning the last few months. There are a number that we think you will enjoy, including the track from Spector which reminds us of what OMD would sound like if they were a guitar based band. There are plenty of heavy hitters included this time around which include an exciting new track from White Lies, the return of Smashing Pumpkins, brit legends James and Johnny Marr, and bangers from Metric and The Faint. We also have the latest from Piroshka, a brand new band featuring the lovely Miki Berenyi from Lush.

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