The proprietor of two of the most popular bars in Salt Lake (Bar X and Beer Bar), actor and star of "Modern Family", Ty Burrell, loves Salt Lake so much that he wrote us a nice little love letter. As picked up by the Trib via the Huffington Posts "Love Letter" section, Ty wrote about Salt Lake:
"I’m fairly certain that you’re about to explode onto the national scene in the way that some other smaller cities have in the past 10 years," Burrell wrote in the Huffington Post letter. "I will try to keep my jealousies at bay as people move here."
Read the full letter here and swoon away in a bubble bath.
So Salt Lake, don't ever sell yourself short again. Get some hair product and an expensive shirt from Nordstrom Rack because we have a date with a star.
Die Antwoord, might be the greatest invention out of South Africa since the Apartied ended and Mandella was freed, but in a completely different, perhaps absolute opposite way. If you haven't done yourself the favor of watching all their videos, put the kids to sleep and indulge on Youtube. Otherwise, scroll down and get initiated.
Their new album, "Donker Mag" will be released on June 3rd and you can preorder now by clicking here.
1 Dont Fuk Me 2 Ugly Boy 3 Happy Go Sucky Fucky 4 Zars 5 Raging Zef Boner 6 Pompie 7 Cookie Thumper! 8 Girl I Want 2 Eat U 9 Pitbull Terrier 10 Strunk 11 Do Not Fuk Wif Da Kid 12 Rat Trap 666 [ft. DJ Muggs] 13 I Dont Dwank 14 Sex 15 Moon Love 16 Donker Mag
This video for "Pitbull Terrier" is pretty much NSFW, so don't say I didn't warn you.
Since they aren't touring through the SLC here are a list of places your can catch a Greyhound stateside to see Yolandi and Ninja.
5/22 Vancouver, BC 5/23 Quincy, WA 5/24 Eugene, OR 5/25 Portland, OR 5/27 San Francisco, CA 5/29 Los Angeles, CA 5/31 Dallas, TX 6/1 Houston, TX 6/3 Chicago, IL 6/4 Toronto, Ontario 6/6 Montreal, Quebec 6/7 Boston, MA 6/8 Philadelphia, PA 6/10 New York, NY 6/11 Washington, DC 6/12 Charlotte, NC 6/13 Manchester, TN 9/12 Chicago, IL 9/19 Denver, CO
Blame Chuck Klosterman for this trend: unadulterated Coldplay hate. When talking about the band's song "Yellow" from his book, "Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs" he is annoyed by the overly-simplistic lyrics from Chris Martin by boiling down Martin's theme to "brilliantly informing us that stars in the sky are, in fact, yellow." White people culture has only been easier to make fun of since then. Sites like Stuff White People Like would be the soft slug version and you can go on from there.
Coldplay is releasing their new album, "Ghost Stories" today and so we are once again reminded that hate is alive and well on the internet. Mr. Agreeable's review on The Quietus of the new album on the site is something. It must have been keyboard agony censoring all the strong and lovely words wielded to express a very defined and direct point of view about the new album.
Take it for what you will. If you hate Coldplay or and love crass rants this review is still a bit of a drag after the first few paragraphs. I did have some favorite lines though:
"'Another’s Arms' begins with an androgynous, anaemic yelp that is quite possibly the whitest moment in all of popular f***ing culture."
"Finally, the f***ing title track itself. Chris wonders if he himself is “just a ghost”. Tell you what, Martin, you woeful f***ing waste of a snail’s time, here’s one way of f***ing finding out - why not run into that f***ing brick wall head first? Twenty times, just to be f***ing sure?"
"No, as f***ing ever, Chris Martin’s here to suck all the f***ing joy out of the room like a giant f***ing Happiness Hoover!"
Perhaps some levity might have made this review more digestible. You may still get a chuckle out of it. Read the fully hateful review here.
I am going to put my headphones on and make up my own mind.
Perhaps you want to throw the best BBQ anyone on the west coast has ever seen and invite Vampire Weekend to play. Well, it will only set you back $100,000 to $200,000. It's about the same for Weezer. Perhaps you are having a bachelor party and you know it won't be epic unless Tiesto provides the beats. No problem! $200,000 to $400,000 will get it done. Who know, maybe $50k less if you throw in a pizza and some soda pop.
Deggy Entertainment has thrown together a list of a bunch of acts to help you plan your next book club with a performance by Adele (three-quarters of a million).
Get a load of the full list here.
UPDATE: Macklemore offers up an official statement.
The interwebs were in a tizzy today because Macklemore might have been portraying the stereotype of a Jewish person at a secret show in Seattle. He was wearing a hat, beard, a dark suit and a fake nose (you can see a gallery here from The Seattle Times). Bloggers started fanning the flames and wondering why more people weren't offended by the outfit. Seth Rogan even tweeted, "First you trick people into thinking you’re a rapper, now you trick them into thinking you’re Jewish?” Wow, pretty harsh.
I just don't buy it. Remember the song, "Thriftshop"? The outfit Mack was wearing pretty much epitomized that track. I just don't believe Macklomore is that guy. I've got to think this was a bad coincidence. Aren't racists usually proud of their ignorance? We've gotta think from the evidence, his work, Macklemore is an inclusive guy.
To argue the other side, it could have been a joke in bad taste. Artists take risks and those risks backfire at times. We have all been guilty of bad judgement from time to time - forgotten ourselves. It's embarrassing and we get a quick life lesson out of it, though some lessons are worse than others.
Am I burnt out on "Same Love"? YES! Am I burnt out on everything Macklemore? Yes, it means he won. Am I anticipating his next album? I'd be stupid not to. He is an entertaining guy and makes interesting and fun things to listen to and watch. He is great live and you can tell he kills himself on stage for his fans. Mackleless? Nope. I am sticking with Macklemore.
Oh, and he did post this, which pretty much cleared things up for me:
Here's this for old time's sake.
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