Band breakups are as much rock and roll tradition as drugs and trashing hotels. Some groups go on hiatus only to get back together within months while others make the permanent split. Forever is a long time and the lure of money and one last shot of fame often reunites bands more often than not.
Why do bands break up? Sometimes it’s jealousy (one member stealing the spotlight), straight up fighting or money distribution. For a band to never get back together it has to be bad, so bad that even money can’t make it happen. Some bands have successfully split and made up to finish out their legacy (and get paid), others have made attempts only to falter, realizing why they split in the first place. The success stories include the Eagles, Black Sabbath and Motley Crue.
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Do kids still throw parties when their parents leave for the weekend, or do they just go to the same alley each weekend and get high? My parents never left for a full weekend and I’m still bummed about it. This week videos from The Treatment, Hessler and The Beautifully Demolished take on a typical house party.
The Treatment released the video for “Running With The Dogs” the title track from their new album released this year. The video and song is pretty straight forward, but it’s clear this band wants you to see that the white van they use has windows. The Treatment does not tour in a windowless white van. You don’t want to be known as the band that tours in a rape van…
The Beautifully Demolished have released a party video for the title track from their new album titled ‘Beautifully Demolished.’ The video beings “In the Suburbs” with boys on a couch being told not to throw a party; is this an intentional homage to the Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right To Party?” If it is, it’s lazy at best. Regardless, no sooner the parents leave and people start arriving for what will definitely be the party of all parties. First the “rock dudes” show up and they are always followed by “bikini girls.” If every party could end there, with a few beers and some good laughs, maybe a few wet T-shirts everything would be okay. Unfortunately that never happens. All parties end with: A. Fire B. Parents Return Home Early C. Host Passes Out, Wakes Up With Obscene Drawings All Over His Body or D. All Of The Above. None of these things happen; instead, the girls start making out with each other, having pillow fights and doing body shots. In the words of Rodney Dangerfield “We’re all going to get laid tonight!” It doesn’t last and eventually, a fire is started. The correct answer is A. Fire…
Hessler is back with a new front woman and they have a new video for the song “Stuck On You.” It’s a strange video that if I understand that message correctly it’s telling me romance isn’t dead you just aren’t using enough blindfolds or sharp objects…
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Set to release August 5th, 2015, Suicide Squad is a movie of DC Comics villains who get one last chance to make right with the world by working for the government. Essentially they are recruited for suicide missions. Casting for the roles has just started and there is a lot of buzz around potential actors including Jesse Eisenberg, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Tom Hardy.
For the role of the Joker, apparently Jared Leto has taken meetings to discuss him potentially playing the role. The last time we saw the Joker on the big screen was when Heath Ledger played him in 2008’s The Dark Knight. The performance was nothing short of magnificent with Ledger taking the comic book character to a new level, setting the bar for the next person to play the Joker at almost unreachable levels. Since, Ledger has passed away making it necessary to find a replacement. Is Leto the man for the role? Possibly, but there are many others to consider – of course we need to set some rules first.
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Yovani Gallardo career up to this point has been unpredictable. Now a seasoned Brewer, Gallardo usually starts off Spring Training as the second fiddle to a supposed up-and-comer or free agent acquisition, eventually being handed the ball on opening day. Yovani has never proclaimed he is the ace of the Brewer staff, it just keeps happening by default.
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It starts with one person, they move into a forgotten neighborhood, or an area that has been neglected (lots of broken windows). A new beginning; an often cheaper and more creative space for an artist or individual that doesn’t want to be part of the yuppie lifestyle, at least not officially. Fast forward – others follow and before you know it the crime, dark alleys and graffiti is no longer a reason to stay away, but rather a community of cool. A place for the anti-establishment and counterculture to come together as a community, drink coffee, ironically enjoy Pabst beer and grow very bushy beards. This is now a hipster neighborhood.
The window of cool for hipster neighborhoods is one that begins to shut as soon as it’s opened. First, the actual broken windows are fixed. Then the art galleries, organic coffee shops and authentic Mexican restaurants and taco trucks (hipsters love their tacos) appear. After this it’s not long before it’s THE place to be. Eventually people slightly older with more money move in, they bring expensive beer (three times the cost of Pabst!), condominiums and the kiss of death – Starbucks. Just when you think the dream is over you find a neighborhood two miles west where there are even more broken windows. Hipster neighborhoods are always moving; it’s the circle of hipster life.
Many of the neighborhoods listed are known, but the true hipsters are already moving on. They are moving into Hunters Point (San Francisco) and Red Hook (Brooklyn) where they can honestly say they live in a building that’s a converted chemical plant. These are now the true hipster neighborhoods.
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