On January 28, Hospitality will release Trouble, the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled Merge debut. The album unfolds like a walk on the beach or a journey to a place you didn’t know you were going. Perhaps a darker sound overall, but Trouble begins with the trademark Hospitality pop then unfurls to reward the listener with the more expansive stripped-down instrumentation of side B. If you listen closely, you can hear a band pushing against their own boundaries and limitations until they find the very air around them subtly but perceptibly changed.
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If you go
What: Learn to Homebrew Day
When: Saturday, Nov. 2
Where: More than 80 events are scheduled nationwide
Info: Visit homebrewersassociation.org for event listings, membership information and more
Eric Huber’s brewing career started with a road trip. He was traveling through Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1995 when he came across a homebrew store. Huber picked up some basic equipment and drove it back to Snowmass, where he was living at the time, sent off for ingredients and started brewing. He kept up his hobby while earning a biology degree at the University of Colorado-Boulder and has been brewing ever since.
Justin Timberlake has released the visuals for his newest single, “TKO”. The seven-minute clip sees the pop star trying to fix his heartbreaking relationship with his on-screen girlfriend played by Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough.
Directed by Ryan Reichenfeld, the clip gives some glimpses at Keough giving Timberlake the cold shoulder when he tries to seduce her. He apparently thinks that he has everything under control after forcing his girlfriend to have a streamy make-out session on the kitchen counter.
Timberlake later figures out that he’s been tricked.
The show, which opens Saturday and runs until January 20, is called “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition” for good reason: it’s the biggest show the San Francisco museum has ever put on, it’s the first comprehensive display of the world-acclaimed British artist’s recent work, and it’s very, very big on art spawned by those thin and shiny tablets from Cupertino.
“I was drawing on the iPhone first, using my thumb,” the 76-year-old artist said Thursday during a private event at the museum. “But from the moment the first iPad was announced, I got one straight away. It’s a new medium, and it’s much more interesting than using Photoshop on a computer, because it’s quicker.
It happens every year at about this time: the music industry insiders who choose nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame release their list, and every music fan in America immediately descends into heated argument over it.
Including yours truly.
Listen to Jons commentary: play pause
- Keller at Large Oct 18 2013
- Jon Keller
Among the new nominees who seem worthy are Nirvana, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Yes.
But the Zombies?
Veteran character actor Ed Lauter, whose long, angular face and stern bearing made him an instantly recognizable figure in scores of movies and TV shows during a career that stretched across five decades, died Wednesday. He was 74. Lauter died of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure, said his publicist, Edward Lozzi. Whether he was an irascible authority figure, a brutal thug or a conniving con man, Lauter’s presence made him all but impossible to miss in any film he was in. That was so even on those occasions when he was playing a character more bumbling than menacing, although menacing was clearly his forte. Full Article…