telling minor stories to avoid a major one


Photos: Bonnaroo 2010 Megapost by Barbecue Bros

Fanfarlo

Here We Go Magic

Local Natives

Neon Indian

The National

The Flaming Lips

LCD Soundsystem

Aziz Ansari

More photos can be found in my Concerts 2010 Flickr set



Linkdown: 5/7/10 by Barbecue Bros

– The random roles of Paul Dano, currently in The Good Heart

Some deets on JJ Abrams’ sci-fi collaboration with Steven Spielberg

The National perform four three songs in a New Jersey castle (wait, what?)

– Creed from “The Office” to release a new album; Ed Helms guests on the album (via Spin)

– A Planet of the Apes prequel to be released in 2011

– 15 songs that spell it out, Scrabble-style

– A short video interview with Aziz Ansari, who talks about the “Parks and Recreation” finale and the possibility of a “Office” crossover

– Vulture: Friday Night Lights: How Each Episode Will Make You Feel



Linkdown: 4/21/10 by Barbecue Bros

The random roles of Adam Scott, currently (for now) of “Party Down”

AVC: So are you done with Party Down?

AS: Well, if Party Down gets picked up for a third season, which I really hope it does, I can continue to do up to three episodes. I believe that’s what I’m allowed to do. So we hope that it gets picked up, but Starz didn’t pick up Party Down in time to save cast members. We gave them chances, but they wanted to wait to see how it does when season two airs. So we had to take other jobs. We couldn’t pass up these opportunities. I know Ryan [Hansen] got a pilot. So we’ll just wait and see. I think Party Down can easily survive without me in it, speaking as the least talented member of the cast. I think it, kind of by design, can withstand the revolving door of characters. I think it’s perfect for that.

– The deets on Todd Phillips’ next film have been revealed

– A few days old, but Aziz Ansari will host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards; he is definitely the only reason I would even consider watching this year’s awards

– Cinematical’s latest “Scenes We Love” is from the extremely underrated In Bruges

The latest promo poster for “True Blood” features a missing Bill Compton

– James Cameron reveals that Avatar 2 will take place in the ocean of Pandora

A new video from The xx for “Islands” can be found at Pitchfork

The National will curate some sort of event called the “High Violet Annex” which will take place the same day the album is released



Linkdown: 4/8/10 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with Justin Long, who says the I’m a Mac ads are probably done

Cursive covers Starship‘s “We Built This City” in this week’s AV Undercover

– Aziz Ansari has been cast in Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer’s upcoming 30 Minutes or Less

Tim Riggins to star in Peter Berg’s Battleship board game adaptation

“Real 3D” vs. “Fake 3D”: Should Studios Advertise the Distinction?

Menomena announce new album, Mines, to be released on July 27 on Barsuk

Dr. Dog played “Stranger” on Fallon recently

– A ridiculously awesome but also imaginary 8-bit Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog video game:



Linkdown: 2/24/10 by Barbecue Bros


– GQ’s list of the best movies that made less than $1 million dollars

– North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue will be heading to Hollywood in March with a new tax incentive to keep the filming of Nicholas Sparks movies in state; Sparks is a New Bern, NC native and interestingly a neighbor of Governor Perdue

The first song off the Aziz Ansari/Raaaaaaaandy mixtape with Dave Sitek – “Aaaaaaaangry”

Interview with Alia Shawkat, aka Maeby from “Arrested Development”

– Some deets on a few upcoming albums from The Walkmen and The Hold Steady

A brief review on the latest album, One Life Stand, by electro-poppers Hot Chip

– Hey Generation X (who uses that term anymore?), MTV just isn’t into you anymore



Linkdown: 2/19/10 by Barbecue Bros

The deets on the new Broken Social Scene album (!) Forgiveness Rock Record, including a song, full tracklist, cover art and tour dates

– Slashfilm has a few of the better Worth 1000 “Mate a Movie 15” movie poster mash-ups

Avatar Blu-ray and DVD arriving on Earth Day (April 22)

– Time Out New York has the 50 most deserving Oscar winners and includes winners in all categories, not just Best Picture (via Cinematical)

GAYNGS is a supergroup consisting of Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) and members of Megafaun and Rosebuds, among others; press release from Jagjaguwar, who is putting their album out:

“Fans of Bon Iver will recognize Vernon’s familiar falsetto, but will flip when they hear his Bone Thug’s-style R&B.”

The latest entry in AV Club’s New Cult Canon is Synecdoche, New York

– Apparently Up in the Air author Walter Kirn is not invited to the Oscars, which if true is a douchey move on Jason Reitman’s part

– The Aziz Ansari/Raaaaaaaandy mixtape produced by TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek has been delayed and will be put out “when we want”



Linkdown: 1/20/10 by Barbecue Bros

Favorite movies will come later today or tomorrow. Here’s the first linkdown of the year:

(500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb will direct the Spiderman reboot trilogy

– Will Ferrell, who was Conan O’Brien’s first guest on “The Tonight Show”, has been booked for the final show

Taste test on the “new” Domino’s Pizza

The Killers are going on hiatus

– NBC has picked up a new series from Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant (“The State”, “Reno! 911”)

– The Coachella lineup was announced yesterday morning and is pretty sick

Review of Aziz Ansari‘s hilari0us comedy special “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening”

Check the hazey new video for “Blessa” from Toro Y Moi

– If ou haven’t heard it yet, feel free to stream the excellent new Beach House album Teen Dream over at NPR (via Stereogum)