Over at Ain't It Cool News (I hate typing that out), there is a link to this company Mondo that commissions new posters for a lot of mostly bad movies. Why couldn't Hollywood liven up theater lobbies with this kind of stuff? Here's some of the ones that really stood out:
Walter Cronkite, the iconic anchorman, is dead at age 92. Above is one of the former CBS newsman's most famous announcements, breaking news of the shooting death of JFK in November 1963.
Recently ran into Mista B at Amoeba Music San Francisco (as pictured left) as the famed turntablist and member of SF's 4OneFunk crew (with Teeko, B.Cause, Max Kane) was dropping off copies of his tight new independently released CD SonicSoulSpace.
This latest production by Mista B comes hot on the heels of his collaborative mix CD with fellow 4OneFunk'er B.Cause titled Record Haterz. That ol skool Bay Area rap mix dug deep in the vinyl crates to deliver a flawless mix punctuated by forgotten gems by such bygone Bay rap greats as Totally Insane, 415 (feat. RIchie RIch), and 11/5.
Mista B will be flying out to New York in a couple of weeks to represent the Bay Area in the 2009 DMC US Finals Battle - the legendary DJ battle where skilled turntablists from all over, usually with endless hours upon hours of practice, converge in a heated battle that only last minutes but whose results go down in the history books forever. This will be Mista B's fifth time to enter a DMC battle. "I have mixed feelings upon competing again. Usually, DJs compete just once and [then] they're done. For me, it's not just about the competition but it's about sharing this so called art of turntabilism," he told me. "I feel that DJ battles are one of very few platforms to showcase the art. So with me, I still practice because I like to work on my craft, my skill if you will. Specifically beat juggling for me. I don't do it to be better than the next guy, but to be better than what I was yesterday and to show how graceful sounding this art is" Always pushing himself to improve and to innovate the SF who has been honing his diligently DJ'ng since 1993, told me that. "I took a class in college and a professor came up with the concept, "sound art." That concept stuck with me since so I like to consider what I do "turntable sound art." So now I just look for a medium to showcase the art. So here I am again, competing on a high level versus the country's best DJs, The DMC USA Finals again."
Agent Orange "Voices In The Night" live
Legendary longtime SoCal punk outfit Agent Orange play Blakes on Telegraph -- a couple of blocks down from Amoeba Music Berkeley -- tonight, Friday July 17th. This highly recommended surf-punk, skate-rock show, put together by longtime Bay Area underground music ambassador/music promoter Peps of All The Rebels Productions, also features the two tight Bay Area bands Jack Killed Jill and Gutwrench.
Tonight's show, which is being co-promoted by Amoeba (look for the Amoeba banner near the stage area tonight), promises to be a rockin', hella fun night for all, with all three bands perfectly complimenting one another's sound. Oakland's Jack Killed Jill effortessly mine that classic Cali punk sound with power-punk guitar progressions and infectious choruses that beg to sung along with. Meantime, San Francisco's Gutwrench, not to be confused with the New Jersey metal band of the same name, also serve up a classic punk sound, albeit a little more on the heavier guitar sound, that pays homage to both classic Cali punk and classic UK punk rock.
And to top it all off is veteran Orange County act Agent Orange, who decades ago pioneered melding punk rock with their regional traditional surf guitar music (reinterpreting classic surf songs like "Miserlou") and who consequently have been hugely influential within the skate-punk/skate-core scene. And somehow the band have managed to maintain their sharp edge even 30 years since first forming -- as witnessed by the recent live video footage both above and below of the band.
This Week At The New Beverly
Our August calendar is now online!
Our August calendar is now online!
Friday & Saturday July 17 & 18
A George Cukor/Katharine Hepburn double bill!
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
dir. George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:15 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!
Winner of 2 Academy Awards: James Stewart for Best Actor and Donald Ogden Stewart for Best Screenplay. Nominated for 4 other Oscars including Best Actress, Director & Picture!
Cukor and Donald Ogden Stewart's evergreen version of Philip Barry's romantic farce, centreing on a socialite wedding threatened by scandal, is a delight from start to finish, with everyone involved working on peak form. - Time Out Film Guide