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New "Guardians of the Galaxy" Trailer Corey O'Brien |
05/19/2014 | Filed In: Movies | Corey O'Brien | Guardians of the Galaxy

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" shared a new trailer today.  I love everything about this movie, especially the racoon with a gun.  What I hate about this trailer and what will annoy me about the movie is the music. "Spirit in the Sky" again, really?  How much money is Norman Greenbaum sucking out of the collective pool of royalty money amongst music budgets in Hollywood. Who is Mr. Greenbaum's attorney that negotiated the sale of his soul to Satan for such blanket coverage? I would like to hire that lawyer.

Here is an actual list of movies and TV shows this song has been in. Put a bag over this song and don't take it off until its spirit is actually in the sky.

If that particular music selection didn't have you sticking tree branches in your ears it's followed by Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling." Did the music supervisor for this film graduate from the University of Unoriginality with a major in boring and a minor in trite?  "Hooked on a Feeling" has haunted me since its use in "Ally McBeal." Remember that stupid dancing baby?  

If these two songs were house guests you would have asked them to leave years ago or resorted to blunt force trauma and a backyard burial just to get away from their grating overuse in mass culture.

We are decades past the 70s, 80s or whatever decade these songs were conceived, back when people made out to them. All they do now is make us wretch and rightly so.

Now that I've got that off my chest I will say something positive...I really can't wait to see this film.  It looks original, close to the comic and it's Mavel so you know it will be slick.  Enjoy the trailer below.

 

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The Offspring Are Coming! The Offspring Are Coming! Corey O'Brien |
05/16/2014 | Filed In: The Offspring | Concerts | Saltair | August | Corey O'Brien | Pennywise | Stiff Little Fingers

The Offspring Are Coming! The Offspring Are Coming!

You can add one more must see show to your Summer list.  The Offspring are coming along with Pennywise and Stiff Little Fingers to Saltair on August 26th.  Killer lineup, bro!

Rumor also has it that The Offspring may be working on new music.  Noodles told Tut.by that the band planned to head in the studio after they wrapped up their last tour.  I guess we will have to wait and see on that front.  

Of course last month was the 20th anniversary of "Smash" the album that made The Offspring pretty damn big.  Pop that one in your playlist and remember what a badass this album made you feel like until you see them in August.

 

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Dirty Heads Interview with Richie T Richie T |
05/09/2014 | Filed In: Richie T | X96 | Dirty Heads | Meet The Bands | Concerts

Dirty Heads Interview with Richie T

 

Listen Here

 

From: Hunington Beach, CA

 

Favorite Snack

Duddy: My Favorite snack… Mini-Pies. I make these at home. They’re literally like thick apple pie, but really small. But it still looks exactly like an apple pie. I call them “Pieders.” Pie Sliders.

“Pieders, Where Every Day Is Your Cheap Day”

Duddy: I have bought the website and patented it [“Pieders”]. The world will know the joy of holding a pie in your hand and eating it without any silverware.

Old Rap Tapes

Duddy: It is literally like ten dudes in a garage, my dad built a soundproof room in our garage. …We would go there after parties… I had this little four-track, mini-disc recorder and a cashio keyboard. We would make the dumbest beats and everyone would have rap on the song.

Utah Reggae-Rock scene

Duddy: You[Salt Lake City], are more of a mountain town. And this more like beach music… Utah, especially, has an amazing scene for out type of music.

escpeccially, has an amazing scene for out type of music.

 

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Twilight Concert Series 2014 Features Beck, Wu-Tang and Other Greats Corey O'Brien |
05/08/2014 | Filed In: Lauryn Hill | Corey O'Brien | TV on the Radio | Wu-Tang Clan | Local Navties

Twilight Concert Series 2014 Features Beck, Wu-Tang and Other Greats

(Photo of Beck performing at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival by Corey O'Brien)

One of the most anticipated events of the Summer has finally been announced and here's the line-up!

July 10 Ms. Lauryn Hill & Thunder Cat

July 17 TV on the Radio & Twin Shadow

July 24 Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires & The Budos Band

July 31 Wu-Tang Clan & Run the Jewels

August 7 Local Natives & TBA

August 14 Beck & Furture Islands

August 21 De La Soul & TBA 

August 28 The Head and the Heart & TBA

The Twilight Concert Series is held Thusday nights in Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City.  Admission is $5 and tickets are on sale now by clicking here.

You can also visit the Twilight Concert page here.

-Corey O'Brien and on Twitter @coreyx96

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The Black Keys Announce Tour Dates: Salt Lake's In! Corey O'Brien |
05/08/2014 | Filed In: The Black Keys | Black Keys | Corey O'Brien | Turn Blue | Turn Blue Tour | Maverick Center | Maverik Center | November | Jake Bugg | Jake Bug | Concert Announcement

The Black Keys Announce Tour Dates: Salt Lake's In!

(Photo by Danny Clinch used with permission from Nonesuch Records)

The Black Keys, whose new album, "Turn Blue" comes out on Tuesday (and you can listen to it early by clicking here), announced the "Turn Blue World Tour" and by gosh darn, Salt Lake made the cut.  This is refreshing because The Black Keys are one of the best live bands around and because so many other bands like Nine Inch Nails and Kings of Leon have skipped us over on their recent tours (though I still light a candle they will announce SLC dates eventually).

Dan and Patrick announced their dates in a way that would make David Lynch proud.  Check out the video below and get ready for turkey season with The Black Keys on November 12th at the Maverik Center. Not to mention the excellent Jake Bugg is their opener for the Salt Lake date. Tickets go on sale May 16th. That's next Thursday, so don't go and blow all you concert ticket money this weekend.

Also, catch The Black Keys on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Here is the video for "Fever" in case you haven't gotten around to it:

 

Here is the complete list of tour dates in case you are a superfan and want to follow them around:

May 16-18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest

June 20 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival

June 22 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival

June 24 Zagreb, Croatia Inmusic Festival

June 25 Pilton, U.K. Glastonbury

June 27 St. Gallen, Switzerland Open Air St. Gallen (sold out)

June 28 Beuningen, Holland Down The Rabbit Hole

July 2 Gdansk, Poland Open’er Festival

July 4 Pas-de-Calais, France Main Square Festival

July 5 Werchter, Belgium Festivalpark Werchter

July 6 Belfort, France Les Eurockennes

July 8 Rome, Italy Rock In Rome

July 11 Lisboa, Portugal Optimus Alive

July 12 Bilbao, Spain Bilbao – BBK Live

July 15 Nîmes, France Festival de Nîmes

July 17 Les Vieilles Charrues, France Les Vieilles Charrues

July 20 Suffolk, U.K. Latitude Festival

July 22 Nyon, Switzerland Paleo Festival

September 5 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center*

September 6 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena*

September 7 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena*

September 9 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center*

September 10 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center*

September 12 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena*

September 13 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center*

September 14 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena*

September 16 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre*

September 18 Montreal, QC Bell Centre*

September 20 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center*

September 21 Boston, MA TD Garden*

September 24 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center*

September 25 Washington, DC Verizon Center*

September 27 Chicago, IL United Center*

October 24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center†

October 25 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre†

October 27 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome†

October 28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place†

October 30 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum†

October 31 Portland, OR Moda Center†

November 1 Seattle, WA KeyArena†

November 9 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl†

November 10 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center†

November 12 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center†

November 13 Denver, CO Pepsi Center†

November 15 Houston, TX Toyota Center†

November 16 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center†

December 4 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena‡

December 5 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena‡

December 6 Richmond, VA Richmond Colliseum‡

December 8 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena‡

December 9 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center‡

December 11 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena‡

December 12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena‡

December 13 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena‡

December 15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center‡

December 16 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum‡

December 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center‡

December 19 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center‡

December 20 Tulsa, OK BOK Center‡

December 21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center‡ *with special guest Cage The Elephant †with special guest Jake Bugg ‡with special guest St. Vincent 

-Corey O'Brien

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