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'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Episode 7: Motivation and the Moon Door

Posted by Billy Gil, May 19, 2014 11:48am | Post a Comment

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Warning: There Will Be Spoilers.

Last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” pulled a trick that has seemingly become a trademark of the show: It kept us waiting, then pulled the rug out in the end.

After last episode’s explosive trial, in which Tyrion Lannister basically told everyone to go fuck themselves, we awaited the beloved character’s fate. Would Jaime Lannister fight for the brother the rest of their family rejected? Would Bronn come in and save the day, as he did back in the Vale, saving Tyrion in a trial by battle from getting flung out of the moon door? (More on that later …)

It would seem not. Despite Bronn's schooling, the now one-handed Jaime hasn't been able to get his swordfighting mojo back. Bronn, a sellsword and a rogue through and through even with the knighthood he attained during the Battle of Blackwater, has been offered a pretty sweet deal by Cersei—he basically gets to marry a rich bimbo (Lollys Stokeworth) and possibly inherit a castle, intimating that he only need to help Lollys’ barren older sister fall off a horse or meet some other unfortunate yet easily-explainable demise for this to happen. Tyrion understands; even if they’re friends, this is a guy he hired out of nowhere, whose primary driver seems to be money and women, and until now, Tyrion has been his way to achieve that. Now, fighting for Tyrion against the monstrous Mountain would almost certainly assure both of their deaths.

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FYF Fest Lineup Features The Strokes, Phoenix, Reunited Slowdive, Slint and Blood Brothers

Posted by Billy Gil, May 16, 2014 11:49am | Post a Comment
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The Strokes

FYF Fest has announced its 2014 lineup. The show, taking place Aug. 23-24 at the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, includes headliners Phoenix (Saturday) and The Strokes (Sunday). The Saturday lineup also features a couple of recently reunited bands—beloved shoegaze band Slowdive and post-rock progenitors Slint—as well as Interpol, a set by Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, Grimes, Little Dragon, Caribou, Future Islands, Tycho, Death Grips and more. Sunday includes a set by reunited post-hardcore band The Blood Brothers, Flying Lotus, Blood Orange, Darkside, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Mac DeMarco and more.

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Weekly Roundup: Matt Kivel, The Fresh & Onlys, Big Search, Strange Babes, HIPS

Posted by Billy Gil, May 16, 2014 11:29am | Post a Comment

Matt Kivel – “Insignificance”

matt kivelBeginning with a sort of Sonic Youth-folk feel, Matt Kivel’s “Insignificance” reveals itself to be a graceful love song dirtied just enough with lo-fi grit. It’s the first thing we’ve heard from Days of Being Wild, the L.A.-based singer-songwriter’s new album, due July 8 on Woodsist. Kivel, who was in the indie-pop band Princeton with his brother, Jesse (also of Kisses), will be at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown Aug. 16 for the Woodsist Festival alongside Woods, Foxygen and …

 

The Fresh & Onlys – “Who Let the Devil”

fresh & onlys house of spirits lp…The Fresh & Onlys, who have just released the third track from their upcoming new album, House of Spirits, which is due June 10 on Mexican Summer. The album promises a lot of variety, judging by the minimalist beauty of “Bells of Paonia,” goth country-rock of “Animal of One” and now the rococo Americana of “Who Let the Devil.”

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Holy Fuck Talk Ditching Toy Instruments, Skrillex Fans and New Album Before Their May 22 Show at the Roxy

Posted by Billy Gil, May 15, 2014 09:23am | Post a Comment
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RSVP here to see Holy Fuck with James Supercave and Wunder Wunder May 22 at The Roxy for Red Bull’s next Sound Select show in Los Angeles. The show is only $3 with an RSVP.

Canadian electro-pop band Holy Fuck began as almost an experiment in sound—how can you make electronic music without actually using electronic instruments? Rather than laptops and sequencers, the band chose to use film equipment, toys and other non-instruments to achieve similar effects.

Fast forward 10 years, and they’re sharing stages with the likes of Skrillex at EDM festivals without losing an ounce of their outsider cool. The band’s next show sees them headlining the next Red Bull Sound Select show in Los Angeles May 22 at The Roxy with Aussie/L.A. psych-pop band Wunder Wunder (read an interview here) and L.A. indie pop band James Supercave. We caught up with the band (made up of Brian Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt McQuaid and Matt Schulz) a week before the show.

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Aussie Psych-pop Band Wunder Wunder Talk to the Amoeblog Before Their Show May 22 at The Roxy

Posted by Billy Gil, May 14, 2014 05:20pm | Post a Comment

RSVP here to see Wunder Wunder with Holy Fuck and James Supercave May 22 at The Roxy for Red Bull’s next Sound Select show in Los Angeles. The show is only $3 with an RSVP.

wunder wunderIf there’s ever been a group that fused the sensibilities of two places they've come from, it’s Wunder Wunder, an Australian band that now live in L.A. The band hails from a place known for its awesome psych-pop bands, like Tame Impala and Jagwar Ma, to name a few, but they’ve got a distinctly easygoing, SoCal vibe, too, on songs like the glittering “Coatstline.”

Even though we’ve only heard two songs so far from the band, we’re already pumped about the prospects they offer. The duo’s debut album, Everything Infinite, is out July 15. We caught up with the band, made up of Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant (who are also in electro-pop band Miami Horror) before their May 22 show with Holy Fuck and James Supercave at The Roxy May 22.

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