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Combichrist Immediately Regret Asking Blood On The Dance Floor To Tour With Them, Release BOTDF From Fall Tour

Combichrist made a mistake many people make when they’re planning to go on a first date with someone they don’t really know: Forgetting to check Google first.

Early today, Combichrist announced plans for an extensive fall tour that included the ever-controversial Blood On The Dance Floor as direct support. Within minutes of the announcement being blasted across the band’s social networks the group began receiving negative feedback from fans, including several messages with links to this very website. It seems the members of Combichrist never knew of the rape charges and repeated allegations of sexual assault that have been brought …

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Watch Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae” Video Starring Miley Cyrus

America is still undergoing the heavy airplay of Pharrell‘s “Happy” (and the video of it bringing him to tears), but in the meantime, the music icon is pushing his new G I R L cut “Come Get It Bae.” In his music video for the single, Pharrell Williams brings a slew of models on camera to show off the female figure in a positive way — well, until Miley Cyrus shows up.

The straightforward video is a compilation of studio shoots featuring numerous women dancing and enjoying themselves while Pharrell shoots them on a Super 8 camera. Halfway …

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Get a Sneak Peek of Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in Biopic

A new biopic about The Beach Boys‘ Brian Wilson will be hitting screens later this fall. The film, titled Love and Mercy, stars actor Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Looper) as Wilson, and today we get our first look at Dano as the iconic musician, courtesy of The Playlist.

Directed by longtime documentary producer Bill Pohlad, Love and Mercy hopes to paint “an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments in his life, from his artistic genius to his profound struggles, and the love that keeps him alive.” Wilson is …

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James Murphy to Score Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young,’ Starring Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock

Indie darling Noah Baumbach’s (Greenberg, Frances Ha) films have often represented a beautiful marriage of film and music and his latest, While We’re Young, looks to take that relationship even further.

Not only will the project reunite Baumbach with LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy, who previously scored the 2010 gem Greenberg, but it will also feature Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz in one of the starring roles. Horovitz has acted sporadically in both TV and film over the years, but While We’re Young will mark his first major starring role in more than 20 years.…

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Radiator Hospital Announce US Tour

Philly pop rock band Radiator Hospital put out a new full-length this year that we’ve been spinning relentlessly. The album, titled Torch Songscame out on Salinas Records and is a tidy collection of the band’s best traits: reckless guitars, pop riffs, and poignant, relatable lyrics. The four-piece will be hitting the road in support of said release, making a series of stops across the US over the course of September and October.

Not all of the stops have venues listed yet, but the band will be updating the schedule over the next few weeks. To find out more …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sex Tape’

Film: Sex Tape
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel
Directed by: Jake Kasdan

From beginning to end, Sex Tape feels like a film that arrived in theaters a decade too late. There is not a single frame that is in any way sexy or sensual, and very few offer any substantial laughs. There is a sex scene or two, sure, but they’re handled so poorly (like much of the film) that all humor and romance is completely sucked out of the scene, leaving a slew of well known Hollywood talent looking like people who foolishly signed on to create an absolute …

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Hear Wildcat! Wildcat!’s New Single “Holloway (Hey, Love)”

Los Angeles trio Wildcat! Wildcat! recently recorded their full-length debut, No Moon at All, set to come out on August 5 via Downtown Records. Co-produced with collaborator Morgan Kibby (M83, White Sea), the record sees the electronic indie pop group creating “an emotionally rousing world” all of which is captured on ten tracks. We’ve already heard the lead single “Hero,” and today we get to hear “Holloway (Hey, Love).”

The new song is a bright blend of reverb drums, thin layers of synth, and harmonies worth singing with friends that maintains an intimacy throughout. Give it a …

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New Ninja Turtles Film Features Rap-EDM Theme; Should’ve Used HORSE The Band Instead

How far we’ve come. It’s 2014 and the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film appears to be a far cry from the cartoon which ran between 1987 and 1996. Being a product of 1991, my pillow cases and toy-boxes have always been littered with the color-coded reptilians, so any TMNT news seems to be good news.

This week, Atlantic Records unveiled the newest film’s theme song, entitled “Shell Shocked.” The electronically produced tune was done by Kill The Noise & Madsonik and features Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign.

The song is cool, I guess. What am I …

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Sony Moves ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3′ To 2018, Sets 2016 Release Dates for ‘Uncharted’ And ‘Sinister Six’

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 performed far below expectations, both for fans in love with Peter Parker and studio execs hoping to make a profit on what was a reportedly an $800 million dollar production, but that does not mean the world has seen the last of Peter Parker. Far from it, in fact.

Today, Sony Pictures announced that they have decided to move The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from June 10, 2016 to some point in (probably summer) 2018. As you already know, the original release date is prime summertime box office placement, so Sony has decided to fill the now …

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Beware, the StubHub Security Breach

Your favorite band is coming to town. You’ve fallen behind on UTG news and didn’t catch the tour dates before the show sold out. So you head over to StubHub and nick some great seats, for less if you’re lucky. What’s not to love? The ticket-selling service admitted Tuesday that there is one rather large thing not to love: a security breach.

StubHub is another in a long line of online retailers to be the victims of online fraudsters. This time, criminals didn’t hack the company’s server but instead went straight to the accounts of over 1000 customers through stolen …

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Weird Al’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Becomes First No. 1 Comedy Album in Half a Century

Last week, “Weird Al” Yankovic took the internet by storm when he relentlessly debuted 8 music videos including parodies of everything from Pharrell’s “Happy” to Lorde’s “Royals” in order to celebrate the release of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, on July 15. In addition to the success of the hilarious and star-studded music videos, Yankovic reached a monumental achievement of his lengthy 28-year music career:

As of this morning, Mandatory Fun has topped the charts, making it Yankovic’s first ever number 1 album on the Billboard 200. Even more impressive, the record is the first number 1 comedy …

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REVIEW: RX Bandits – ‘Gemini, Her Majesty’

Artist: RX Bandits
Album: Gemini, Her Majesty
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: Mash Down Babylon Records

When it comes to bands similar to (and comprised of members from) The Sound Of Animals Fighting, I find myself amidst the conclusion that progressive-sounding genres are either automatically bewildering or strangely fascinating. The latter can fortunately be said about Gemini, Her Majesty, RX Bandits‘ eighth full-length album, out now via the band’s own MDB Records. Five long years after the release of their last record, Mandala, these California natives are finally back with new material that they’re currently supporting on tour …