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Woody Allen Will Write and Direct His First TV Series For Amazon

After decades of consistently entertaining audiences through the world of film, Woody Allen has signed on to write and direct his very first television show.

According to an announcement made by Amazon early Tuesday morning, January 12, iconic filmmaker Woody Allen will write and direct the first season of a new series made exclusively for Amazon Prime’s streaming service. No details regarding plot or casting have been made available, but we can confirm that the series will hit Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany when it arrives. When that will be, however, is currently anyone’s guess.…

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First ‘Spy’ Trailer Turns Melissa McCarthy Into James Bond

Having grossed over $500 million worldwide between their work on Bridesmaids and The Heat, Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have joined forces once more for a new action-comedy titled Spy.

I hate to be the guy who says if you’ve seen one Melissa McCarthy film you have more or less seen them all, but Spy looks incredibly familiar. McCarthy stars as an average citizen who, upon taking a job at the CIA, expects to become a world famous spy doing cool things and taking down bad guys. The reality of the situation is that she spends most her …

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UTG PREMIERE: Shiver – “Bliss”

Hailing from Massachusetts, alternative rock outfits Shiver and Stolen Houses have teamed up with one another to release a split featuring three cuts of fresh material each. Fortunately for you, we have an exclusive premiere of “Bliss,” a fittingly titled cut from Shiver’s half of the release as it taps into a truly atmospheric arena of rock.

The effort will be available digitally January 15, but physical copies (including 50 seafoam green cassettes and 50 clear blue cassettes alongside 200 full color CDs in cardboard sleeves) can also be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. Until then, though, follow the jump to …

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Citizen’s Mat Kerekes Announces Hardcore Project; Releases Split With Spitback

Mat Kerekes of Citizen had recently taken to the twittersphere to announce his latest creative outlet: a hardcore band by the name of Power Wrench who have released a split EP with Michigan’s Spitback.

Any fans of Kerekes’ more popular band would have to keep searching if they’re looking for anything that bears resemblance to Citizen in sound, lyrics, and even mood; this new release is chock full of fast, no-nonsense hardcore that doesn’t spare any time in getting to the oh-so-clearly-stated point.

Follow the jump to listen to the EP, which is currently available on a ‘Pay What You …

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Sinai Vessel Sign To Flannel Gurl Records

North Carolinian emo trio Sinai Vessel have officially signed to Flannel Gurl Records and now share a label home with a range of fantastic artists including Dads, The Caution Children, and CityCop. To celebrate the signing, Flannel Gurl will be re-releasing the band’s most recent effort, Profanity, on 500 copies of limited edition vinyl.

Furthermore, Sinai Vessel will be hitting the road for a 19-date tour throughout June and July, so follow the jump to see if they’ll be performing in a city near you.…

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Banner Pilot Premiere New Song “Effigy”

Today, Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot released their new album Souvenir through Fat Wreck Chords.

To see our review of the album, you can click here. Coming from a roster of legendary punk bands, Souvenir has a high standard to hold up to.

The band’s bassist Nate Gangelhoff told Alternative Press that he’s confident that the tracks will cause “defiant fist pumps” to ensue. While talking about the new album on the band’s website, Nate assured fans “We are very stoked about it. If we were bummed about it, I would still lie and tell you we were stoked. But …

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Netflix Adds ‘Trailer Park Boys’ To Original Programming Lineup

Netflix has announced the acquisition of the popular Trailer Park Boys franchise to their growing lineup of original programming.

According to an article on The Verge, Trailer Park Boys is being revived by Netflix for two new seasons, with the first slated to air before the end of 2014. The previous seasons of the show, as well as the two feature length films that followed, will also be added in the months ahead.

Trailer Park Boys was a gigantic hit in Canada, but its run originally concluded in 2007. Fan outcry lead to the release of a feature film, and …

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REVIEW: Finch – ‘What It Is To Burn X – Live At The Glasshouse’

Artist: Finch
Album: What It Is To Burn X – Live At The Glasshouse
Genre: Rock, Screamo

In the Australian summer of 2002, I was a shaggy-haired, punk rock-obsessed kid embarking on a journey to musical and personal discovery. After years spent as a devout follower of all things Fat Wreck, Kung Fu, Nitro, Drive Thru and Epitaph, I found myself searching for bands that combined all my favourite elements into one sound. As luck would have it, a pen-pal of mine (remember those?) who was a street-teamer for Drive Thru, sent me a copy of an album called What

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ALBUM STREAM: The Ramshackle Army – ‘Letters From The Road Less Travelled’

Australian Celtic-Punk troubadours The Ramshackle Army have made their debut full-length Letters From The Road Less Travelled available for download and streaming over at their official Bandcamp page.

The Ramshackle Army broke onto the local scene of Melbourne, Australia in 2010 and quickly set about playing to diverse crowds up and down the East Coast of the land down under, finding themselves equally at home in front of a festival crowd as the dark seedy punk rock shows that they knew and loved. Setting out to create party music, they combined Aussie folklore with personal experience, while drawing inspiration from …

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Betty Who Announces ‘Slow Dancing’ EP, Tour Dates

We knew Betty Who was destined for greatness from the first day we heard The Movement EP, and her deal with RCA that followed in fall 2013 only further solidified that belief. Now, that Berklee School of Music student is hitting the ground running in the new year with plans for a new release, single, and tour in the weeks ahead.

Betty Who embarked on her first nationwide tour in January, and to the surprise of pretty much no one the tour was a runaway success. Her upcoming run, dubbed the Heartbreak Dream tour, will put Who on the road …

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REVIEW: Throwdown – ‘Intolerance’

Artist: Throwdown
Album: Intolerance
Genre: Hardcore

Throwdown have always been one of the more divisive bands in the hardcore scene, attracting a steady stream of passionate detractors who hate on them with a passion, labelling them ‘derivative,’ ‘unimaginative,’ ‘preachy,’ and ‘dated.’ Fortunately for the band, the passion of their detractors has never been a match for that of their fans, who love them with a passion rivaled by few fan-bases in the world; and with the release of the band’s seventh full-length record, Intolerance, those fans’ faith is about to be handsomely rewarded. Make no mistake about it, Intolerance

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Backtrack’s Australian Tour Begins Today

New York hardcore upstarts Backtrack have arrived in Australia and will be kicking off their Australian tour tonight in Brisbane.

The tour which is in support of their crushing new record, Lost In Life (out now through Bridge Nine records), began with a brief trek through New Zealand over the last few days, and sees old friends reunite as Backtrack team up with Australian hardcore legends Iron Mind to tear rooms apart all across the country.

Both bands’ hard riffs and strong work ethic has seen them go from strength to strength in the last few years and 2014 looks …