Akron/Family are a four-man band based in Brooklyn, of assorted rural origins (in Pennsylvania, California and upstate New York) and now roaming all over a wide, open space where antique folk balladry, primal drone and explosive improvisation meet and melt in a woodland psychedelia that answers an age-old musical question: What if Pink Floyd gave birth to Ummagumma in the Band’s basement at Big Pink? There is nothing retiring about the first nine minutes of Meek Warrior — “Blessing Force” is practically an album in itself, a mounting-hysteria suite of Hawkwind-like overdrive, healing-ritual chant and free-jazz blowing. The middle of the record (Akron/Family’s third, counting their 2003 split disc with Michael Gira’s Angels of Light ) is softer communion — pagan sing-along and log-cabin jamming — that turns wild and electric again in the ecstatic, tumbling rock of “The Rider (Dolphin Song).” Joining singer-instrumentalists Ryan Vanderhoof, Seth Olinsky, Miles Seaton and Dana Janssen … [Read more...] about Fricke’s Picks: What If Pink Floyd Gave Birth to Ummagumma in the Band’s Basement?
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Woah! There's a triple bonanza for the Haathi Mere Saathi fans as Eros International showcases 2 brand new posters with its leading ladies, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain. This especially on the occasion of Women's Day. Well, that's not all as the makers are also announcing the song, 'Dheeme Dheeme', which will be launched on 9th March. The makers have chosen Women's Day to present the strong female characters, Arundhati and Arvi from Haathi Mere Saathi played by Shriya and Zoya respectively. So celebrate Women's Day with these powerful and gorgeous ladies from Haathi Mere Saathi. Haathi Mere Saathi is a story inspired by multiple events and traces the narrative of a man (Rana Daggubati), who spends most of his life in the jungle, dedicated to protecting the ecosystem. Shriya and Zoya's characters too are seen fighting for justice for the elephants and the ecosystem. The film is directed by Prabu Solomon, an expert on films around wildlife. … [Read more...] about Haathi Mere Saathi Celebrates Women’s Day With New Posters Of Shriya Pilgaonkar And Zoya Hussain
With the Rolling Stones , U2 , Taylor Swift and One Direction on the road during an economic recovery, it’s hard to imagine the concert business having anything other than a blockbuster summer. First-half North American ticket sales were up 5.8 percent compared to 2014, according to Pollstar; top promoter Live Nation’s sales, through July, increased 7 percent; and AEG Live, the second-biggest promoter, posted box-office gains of 26 percent. Plus, Lollapalooza drew 300,000 fans, the Stones grossed $80 million from just 10 shows, Swift has sold 2 million tickets so far, the Grateful Dead set an attendance record by drawing more than 70,000 fans to Chicago’s Soldier Field and even Ed Sheeran is selling out stadiums internationally. “I can’t think of a time in recent history that business has been any better,” says Jay Marciano, AEG Live’s chairman. Related Summer 2015's 30 Hottest Tours Related Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way': Much Better Than … [Read more...] about Summer Concert Boom Marks Industry Turnaround
EXCLUSIVE: The largest genre film festival in South America, Fantaspoa , has unveiled the first half of its program for its seventeenth edition, running April 9-18. Scroll down for the full list. Like last year, the fest has been forced to run online due to the ongoing pandemic. It will be held completely free of charge with films available to stream in Brazil via a renewed partnership with Brazilian horror streaming service Darkflix. Last year’s event attracted more than 67,000 viewers. While the films are geo-locked, and limited to 3,000 viewers per screening, Q&As and workshops will be available to view anywhere in the world. There are 25 feature films confirmed to date, including three world premieres, five international premieres, and 10 Latin American premieres. Titles arrive from previous fests including San Sebastian, Rotterdam and Toronto. Related Story South America's Largest Genre Film Festival Fantaspoa Sets 2020 Digital Edition With Streamer … [Read more...] about Brazil’s Fantaspoa, South America’s Largest Genre Festival, Unveils First Half Of 2021 Program
EXCLUSIVE: Brazil’s Fantaspoa Fantastic Film Festival, which is the largest genre event in South America, has locked a partnership with local streaming service Darkflix to allow it to host its 16th edition online, and free for local audiences. The 2020 edition of the fest was originally scheduled to take place in May this year, but had to be postponed due to the pandemic. As the virus is far from being contained in Brazil (the country now has both the second-highest number of infections and deaths in the world), organizers have ultimately decided that a physical edition will not be possible this year, and instead will pivot online. Running July 24 – August 2, Fantaspoa will see Darkflix host a number of Latin American premieres of new genre films, and will feature a total of 110 features and shorts from 35 countries. Each title will have a cap of 5,000 viewers and will be geo-blocked for viewers in Brazil. Related Story Brazil's Fantaspoa, South America's … [Read more...] about South America’s Largest Genre Film Festival Fantaspoa Sets 2020 Digital Edition With Streamer Darkflix