Singles Jukebox (2018)

19 Mar 19
A Lifetime With Music.

Splitting the American thrash metal monopoly on Thursday night in London is one of the Teutonic Big Four thrashers courtesy of Destruction from the Rhine area of Southern Germany. The last time I saw Schmier and compatriots was at the HRH United event in 2017. HRH United was basically Hammerfest when they tried to combine […]

17 Mar 19
2Paragraphs.com

On the fourth night of American Idol auditions, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will see a few families faces (Alyssa Raghu, Isaac Streetman) and a whole lot of new faces auditioning for the talent show. One of the most memorable is Peach Martine. The 16-year-old is proudly originally from Cleveland, Ohio, home […]

17 Mar 19
Haunted Jukebox

(My 100 favorite albums in chronological order: #95 – released March 13, 2015) Track listing: Happy / Froot / I’m A Ruin / Blue / Forget / Gold / Can’t Pin Me Down / Solitaire / Better Than That / Weeds / Savages / Immortal If you’ve ever mixed up Marina And The Diamonds with Florence + The […]

15 Mar 19
Metro
Love, Death + Robots is a blast (Picture: Alex Hickson/Netflix) Rarely can a show launch today with the potential to change the landscape of television, but once again Netflix has proven they are the trail-blazers to do just that in David Fincher’s Love, Death & Robots. After Charlie Brooker flipped everything we knew on its head with Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch, the obvious question was: what would the streaming giant pull out of the bag next? Well, here it is, 18 disturbing animated shorts thrown into a genre-bending cocktail; some straight out of a trippy Pixar movie, while others are clearly inspired by the deepest darkest depths of Manga – each one hitting every note, even if they’re playing to a very different tune. [metro-tag-post-strip] Of the six instalments Metro.co.uk were fortunate to watch this week, Sonnie’s Edge kicked the series off with a bloodbath to rival Game of Thrones. Two competing fighters control two enormous beasts in a high-stake, high-money battle to the death, where if the graphic images of torn off heads won’t leave leave you cowering, the sound of crushing skulls will. From that to When The Yogurt Took Over, the most family-friendly sketch here – at a stretch – sees a bowl of breakfast gradually take over human kind in what initially looks like the opening short film to a Despicable Me movie, but is actually incredibly bleak. And then Three Robots is adorable: three machines baffled by the basic amusement of humans, who have been extinct for thousands of years – WTF is a basketball? A jukebox? IS THAT ALL THERE WAS? What if Adolf Hitler was killed by a stampede of horses or an army of anti-nazis from the future? Here are the questions we never asked for but will be eternally grateful to have the answer to in Alternate Histories. Basically, it’s Kenny from South Park meets Groundhog Day, and when you throw Hitler into the mix, it’s, understandably, a substantially satisfying cocktail. Sadly though, all three films score brownie points for being the only films here not to objectify women – what an accolade – which otherwise seems to be a running theme. The Witness is an immediate thriller from the get-go, when a young girl accidentally catches a murder and is subsequently chased by the killer, but wearing nothing but an open robe when she loses her clothes working in a brothel. It’s worth noting there’s an abundance of vaginas and full frontal female nudity throughout Love, Death & Robots, but not a single penis – or female director – so make of that what you will. [metro-video id=”1882930″] In an otherwise monumental series, that’s the only gripe – but one which is too obvious to ignore. During, Aquila Rift, the lead hero wakes up alongside his crew to find their space craft has drifted light years off course, the word he knew is long gone and they’re basically ghosts destined to be endlessly drifting through space. Although, also on board is a former love interest and with the world a forgotten memory, inevitably there’s only one past time to keep themselves occupied. It’s drowning in evidence of the male gaze, which is unfortunate. But Love, Death & Robots is a blast, albeit a problematic one. Each episode manages to achieve astounding levels of tension, drama and poignancy in 15 minutes. It’s also stunning, there are genuine moments when the animation is as believable as any live action feature but through worlds impossible to achieve in film. With Bandersnatch so fresh in our minds, it would be a disservice not to pay kudos to Netflix for topping themselves again. With two of the most prolific series launching with just three months of each other, how could anyone else keep up? Love, Death & Robots is available to stream on Netflix today.  [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2018/04/22/david-fincher-will-return-netflix-mindhunters-second-season-7487970/” title=”David Fincher will return to Netflix for Mindhunter’s second season”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/14/one-day-time-axed-netflix-not-enough-people-watched-8904902/” title=”One Day At A Time axed by Netflix because ‘not enough people watched’ it”]
14 Mar 19
Weplayvibes Blog

NEW VIDEO: WAJO – MASH UP Wajo is an outrageously talented Ghanaian Based Nigerian Afrobeat Singer. The sensational singer hails from Delta State, Nigeria. Her first contact with this musical art form is her family. From the parents to siblings, everyone loved music so much that, not even a single day passed without hearing music […]

14 Mar 19
Abegmusic

Wajo is an outrageously talented Ghanaian Based Nigerian Afrobeat Singer. The sensational singer hails from Delta State, Nigeria. Her first contact with this musical art form is her family. From the parents to siblings, everyone loved music so much that, not even a single day passed without hearing music at home. This stimulated that hidden […]

13 Mar 19
Jukebox Journalist

   There are some acts you see and then some acts you experience. With a sound that’s loud, bluesy, raw and full of endless energy, Connor Bracken and The Mother Leeds Band have a presence that’s hard to ignore and the band are currently enjoying the momentum off of their latest single “Read On You” […]

13 Mar 19

Wajo is an outrageously talented Ghanaian Based Nigerian Afrobeat Singer. The sensational singer hails from Delta State, Nigeria. Her first contact with this musical art form is her family. From the parents to siblings, everyone loved music so much that, not even a single day passed without hearing music at home. This stimulated that hidden passion […]

07 Mar 19
The Funyun

On May 22nd, 2018 I walked into Boston’s Royale. Passing the merch table for Jukebox the Ghost, my eyes caught a glimpse of a t-shirt in the far right corner plainly stating “The Greeting Committee.” I pushed myself into the crowd eager to see one of my favorite bands perform. But before the main event, […]

07 Mar 19
Shoshana Sumrall Frerking

God Bless the UPS • August 10, 2000: 11:56 • The A-10 • August 10, 2000: 11:57 Soundtrack: “The Outsiders” by Eric Church     Note: This story is being pubbed in serial form. You should probably start with EPISODE 1. God Bless the UPS As the ruins of Skidmor House lie smoldering, a lone […]

07 Mar 19
Hogs & Heifers Saloon Las Vegas

Here are a shit-ton of pictures from the last two years of the MINT 400 around downtown and Hogs & Heifers Saloon. This year marks the first time as Hogs & Heifers Racing, that we’ll officially have our own side car entered in the MINT 400.  That’s some cool fuckin’ shit right there. THE HISTORY […]