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Topic: review

VOTD: French cinema

Watch shirtless, sweaty rockers WU LYF bring the noise two times inside an underground club in Paris.

One of the Internet’s consistently best things is La Blogothéque’s Concerts à emporter, or Takeaway Shows if you’re an unsophisticated American. Video producer Vincent Moon regularly captures the finest storytelling details of the planet’s best bands, whether performing in actual concert (as WU LYF does, below) or in some out-of-context staging that spontaneously spotlights the band’s strongest music sensibility (see Local Natives’ soaring vocal harmonies in a spacious shopping mall, for instance).

In WU LYF’s case, the sepia tones here really match that lush organ that haunts every one of their songs, hanging over the aggressive, soaring sonic mess they create with each performance. Also, it’s just nice to actually have some video of their performance; proof that they’re actually a real thing. Their relative anonymity is one of the reasons I liked the mysterious Englishmen’s debut album so much, and these two tracks, “Summas Bliss” and “Heavy Pop” just made me really sad that they’re busy bouncing between Europe and the American coasts.

Also, massive respect for the Clarence Clemons shoutout in between songs. May the Big Man rest in peace.



Also, turns out the band just put out a video for the song “We Bros.” It’s below.

by Matt Carney 11.15.2011 2 years ago
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On-fire farce

Jewel Box’s ‘Idiots’ serves up laughs by way of questionable entrepreneurial endeavors.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Flaming Idiots
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 11
Jewel Box Theatre
3700 N. Walker
jewelboxtheatre.org
521-1786
$12-$17
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

‘Morrie’ or less

Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre fails to capture the depth of emotions in ‘Tuesdays with Morrie.’


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Tuesdays with Morrie
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 25
The Pollard Theatre
120 W. Harrison, Guthrie
thepollard.org
282-2800
$16.39-$21.85
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Re:Generation

What happens when DJs are forced to work with other artists? Just press play.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Re:Generation
Thursday
Harkins Bricktown Cinemas 16
150 E. Reno
harkinstheatres.com
231-4747
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Clowning around

A play about aliens of the illegal sort makes its way to Carpenter Square.


Performing Arts

Larry Laneer
Aliens with Extraordinary Skills
Carpenter Square Theatre
7:30 p.m. Thursday,
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday
800 W. Main
carpentersquare.com
232-6500
$15-$20
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The game is afoot

In Hound of the Baskervilles, Jewel Box summons a kinder, gentler Sherlock Holmes.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Jewel Box Theatre
8 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday
First Christian Church
3700 N. Walker
jewelboxtheatre.org
521-1786
$12-$17
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dark Shadows: Fan Favorites / The Best of Barnabas

Is the cult hit worth sinking your teeth into?


Television series

Rod Lott
Werewolves, exorcisms, vampires — and how's your family doing?
 
Friday, March 30, 2012

Outrage: Way of the Yakuza

Renaissance man Takeshi Kitano peruses Japan’s mean streets.


Thriller

Rod Lott
A pact is worthless when it exists between two criminal families. Piss one off, and war breaks out. In his 15th directorial outing, Outrage: Way of the Yakuza, Takeshi Kitano examines one such flare-up and its ever-brutal consequences. The gangster world marks material he's delved into before, but so has Martin Scorsese, and Kitano is arguably Japan's equivalent.
 
Monday, April 2, 2012

The Nurses Collection

Nurse! Oh, nurse!


Drama

Rod Lott

Amid this nation's debate over the so-called "Obamacare" plan, one question has been unanswered, until now: "When are Roger Corman's nurse movies going to get a proper DVD release?" As we say regularly on these digital pages, Shout! Factory to the rescue.

 
Monday, April 2, 2012

Double R — Dr. Digital


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
If I had to guess what field of medicine Moore-based rapper Double R (of Purple Mouth Bandits) had in mind for Dr. Digital, I’d have to go with psychiatry. Frankly, this album is pretty crazy.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 
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