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The Clinic

Probably should've miscarried.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Aussie thriller “The Clinic” begins on Christmas Eve 1979, "six years before the advent of DNA testing," the odd title read, and the visibly pregnant Beth (Tabrett Bethell, TV’s “Legend of the Seeker”) and Cameron (Andy Whitfield, TV’s “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) are headed to spend it with her mother.
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011

VOTD: Toro Y Moi, 'How I Know'

Like an episode of ‘Scooby-Doo’ soundtracked by chillwave.

So the guy who plays Lindsay Lohan’s memorable gay friend in “Mean Girls” goes into a haunted house accompanied by his two hipster buddies, and they all get murdered by a couple of indie QT ghosts, but it’s OK! ’Cause they’re QTs!

“Now we’re all ghosts, let’s dance!” they seem to say. All this one’s missing is an appearance by one Scrappy Cornelius Doo.

by Matt Carney 08.04.2011 2 years ago
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MP-free roundup

This week’s best downloads and streams for your thirsty ears, that is.

Lots of free music to be heard out there this week — if you’re not on Spotify yet, that is. Each week, I’m going to sift out the best ones for you.

The Horrors’ third LP streaming at NPR
The Horrors picked a pretty sweet name for their band. If they’d wish to title themselves more true to their product, they should’ve just gone with “We Really Like The Smiths. Like. A Lot.” “Skying” is streaming at NPR’s “First Listen” series.

††† (it’s pronounced “Crosses”)
Altered Zones is reporting that Chino Moren of Deftones (Deftones?) has a witch house project (pardon?) started up. The weirdest thing is that this five-track EP is actually pretty sweet. “Option” definitely sounds more like more popular nu-metal, but “Bermuda Locke†” and “†his is a †rick” are on the scarier side. Grab the EP for free at the project’s Facebook page.

Bon Iver at the 9:30 Club, NPR
Here’s the gem in this week’s stash: This free recording solidifies many folks’ hunches that Bon Iver’s soon to pick up the reputation as one of the most moving, cathartic ethereal live acts in indie, à la Jonsi and post-rock champs Godspeed! You Black Emperor. And speaking of God, Colin Stetson’s bass saxophone, turns opener “Perth” into something downright terrifying.

Their reporter can be heard at the end of the recording saying that he’s never, in years of 9:30 shows, seen a crowd so transfixed by Justin Vernon and co.’s performance. I’m sold.

jj and Ne-Yo collab for “Adult Swim” series
Winner of this week’s most-WTF collaboration is that of Swedish indie-pop mashers jj and popular Billboard chart-topper Ne-Yo, on the track “We Can’t Stop.” It makes sense, as both artists make some sexy, adult contemporary-type music, but honestly I’d have just preferred Ne-Yo keep his too-smooth R&B register out of this one. Download it for free at Adult Swim’s site and see for yourself.

Collections of Colonies of Bees streaming at Spinner
A whole EP’s worth of good ol’ fashioned instrumental post-rock. If you like “GIVING,” be sure to check out Unwed Sailor, from Tulsa. One of my favorite local bands.

Wu-Tang Clan on Spinner
Almost 20 years since the release of “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” and Wu-Tang Clan still ain’t nothing ta f*** with. “Legendary Weapons” doesn’t quite seem to live up to its title, but it’s got almost the full cast of Wu’s finest members, save for GZA. Check out Ghostface’s “The Black Diamonds.” Spot rusher’s still gettin’ it.

Photo of Bon Iver by Drew Kaiser
by Matt Carney 08.04.2011 2 years ago
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What do the new Oklahoma County districts look like?

Cities no longer divided among two districts.


News

Alex Ewald
The Oklahoma County Commissioners unanimously approved new district boundaries Monday that moved several municipalities across more evened-out district lines, as no cities are divided between two districts now.
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blackest blight

Which is worse: the movie or the cap?

Online T-shirt shop ROCKWORLDEAST (whose PR peeps swear up and down that the company name really is written in unappealing all caps) recently released its top five items for the summer. Amid the usual music-oriented tops (Misfits, Wiz Khalifa, Grateful Dead) are two movie-merchandise wearables.


One is a shirt featuring Zach Galifianakis’ character from “The Hangover” films, above the line, “That’s classic.”

Unfortunately, the other is this flat-brim hat featuring Green Lantern. Woe be to the teen or tween who tries to wear this at my dinner table, much less bring into my house. —Rod Lott
by Rod Lott 08.05.2011 2 years ago
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Oklahoma AG likens anti-abortion struggle to abolition fight

'We should be fighting that the 14th Amendment says no person should be deprived of life without process of law,' Scott Pruitt says.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt likened the campaign of anti-abortion groups to the fight for the abolition of slavery on July 28 during the recent Reclaiming America for Christ event at the First Baptist Church of Moore.
 
Friday, August 5, 2011

Jackie-O Motherf***er — Earth Sound System

Earth to Jackie-O: Do you read me? No? OK, then.


Folk

Matt Carney
Naming your band Jackie-O Motherfucker is the titling equivalent of purchasing a license to record whatever the hell music you want, as far as I and the Americana-experimentin’ Portland indie collective are concerned.
 
Friday, August 5, 2011

Conan the Adventurer: Season One

By Crom, it’s cheese with muscles!


Television series

Rod Lott
The Conan on display in the children’s cartoon of the early ’90s isn’t the Conan I know from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of the early ’80s or the Robert E. Howard stories of the early ’30s.
 
Friday, August 5, 2011

Supernatural: The Anime Series

TV terror gets 'tooned.


Television series

Rod Lott
Since the CW cult hit horror "Supernatural" already had spun off into novels and comics years ago, why not cartoons? It's only natural, and the colorful, creepy Japanimation style makes a suitable fit.
 
Monday, August 8, 2011

Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking

Meditate on this: 'Zen' makes for excellent viewing.


Television series

Rod Lott
BBC's procedural mystery "Zen" is so good, it stands right alongside the superlative "Sherlock" and "Luther" in my book. Based on Michael Dibdin's series of 11 novels of Italy's antiheroic Detective Aurelio Zen, the show's first season is comprised of three 90-minute episodes, each at a quality equal to or above most feature films.
 
Monday, August 8, 2011
 
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