Foo Fighters, MMJ, Coldplay Head Lollapalooza 2011 Lineup

At midnight last night the lineup for this year's twentieth anniversary of Lollapalooza was announced. Heading up the shenanigans in Chicago's Grant Park August 5th-7th will be SHA favorites My Morning Jacket and the Foo Fighters along with Muse, Coldplay and Eminem. Add to that some Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle and Cee-Lo Green and you've got the first two lines covered. Digging further in to the well of bands we enjoy you'll find Ween, Bright Eyes, The Cars, Arctic Monkeys , Local Natives, Delta Spirit, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and more. As always Perry Ferrell and company even have the breaking indie bands slots for Foster The People, Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr., The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Smith Westerns, Tennis, and quite a few other bands I know little or nothing about.

Of course what fun would Lollapalooza be without the mania that is Perry's. Holding down the dance front will be Girl Talk, Pretty Lights and Kid Cudi among others. Early bird tickets have already sold out but three day passes are still currently available for $215 plus the fun tax. The full lineup in alphabetical order is listed after the jump courtesy of those handsome gentleman holding down the fort over at Hidden Track.

My Morning Jacket "Holdin On To Black Metal", Announce Hometown Show

Ready for some more fun of the My Morning Jacket Circuital variety? Earlier today the band uploaded another track off of the upcoming album to their Facebook page. The awesomely titled "Holdin On To Black Metal" might not be quite as metal as its name suggests but is still a fun rocker complete with female backing vocals and horns. It's pretty safe to assume this one will be extra fun live.

Speaking of which, the band also announced a hometown show to celebrate the album's release. Jim James and company will hit up The Palace Theater in Louisville on May 31st. Tickets go on sale to Roll Call members tomorrow with a public onsale this Friday April 29th.

Circuital Track List:

Victory Dance
Circuital
The Dayis Coming
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
Outta My System
Holdin On To Black Metal
First Light
You Wanna Freak Out
Slow Slow Tune
Movin Away

South Park Announces The HumancentiPad For Season 15 Premiere

The wonderful world of South Park returns this Wednesday for the fifteenth season premiere with the incredibly awesome sounding "HUMANCENTiPAD". The official description sounds just as awesome as you'd expect.
Kyle is intimately involved in the development of a revolutionary new product that is about to be launched by Apple. Meanwhile, Cartman doesn't even have a regular iPad yet. He blames his mother.
Bitter Cartman, making fun of Apple and Human Centipede references. Oh how I love you time of year when South Park episodes are on. Unfortunately this week also marks the countdown of only seven weeks of new South Park joy until the long wait til the fall. Oh how I hate you time of year when South Park episodes aren't on.
Here's a nice little preview clip of Steve Jobs announcing his latest wonder toy. I'm waiting for V2 so they can work the kinks out.   [via south park studios]

Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Songs Artwork Has An Underwater Typewriter

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the cover art for Eddie Vedder's upcoming solo album Ukulele Songs and it doesn't have a ukulele on it! Take that literalists! What? Too much? But look at all of those sentences that don't end with periods! That has to account for something right? No? Fine, I wasn't going to invite you anyway.

The sixteen song set that will undoubtedly feature some ukulele, unlike the Jason deCaires Taylor designed cover above, doesn't hit shelves until May 31st so all you out there in Eddie nation will have plenty of time to contemplate the meaning of a man underwater at a desk with a typewriter. The artist figures it as such:

The Lost Correspondent depicts a man sitting at a desk with a typewriter. The desk is covered with a collection of newspaper articles and cuttings that date back to the 1970s. Many of these have political significance, a number detail Grenada’s alignment with Cuba in the period immediately prior to the revolution. The work informs the rapid changes in communication between generations. Taking the form of a traditional correspondent, the lone figure becomes little more than a relic, a fossil in a lost world.

Weird, I was pretty certain it was just a deleted scene from Titanic.  [via antiquiet]

Kids Incorporated Mondays: Walk On Water

For a Monday today is shaping up pretty nicely, which is what a new Beastie Boys album will do for you. That being said it seemed like a fitting time to bring back some of the Kids Incorporated gang and I don't know about you but when I think April 25th I think Eddie Money. Thankfully Richie has got Eddie and I covered with his take on "Walk On Water", although not without his detractors.

One of the only songs I like from Richie - jimmypi

I wonder what happened to Richie - molympia1977

Great Song. Richie was great, more likeable as he aged. Nowhere near as obnoxius as he was when he was younger. Even if he did not really sing. (Jennifer) Love Hewitt (in blue) definitely stole the show. She always did. - ellenwispa

Hard to argue with ellenwispa, she seems to know what she is talking about. They don't call her (Jennifer) Love Hewitt for (nothing). Also not to be all picky or anything but that is some of the worst fake keytar playing I've seen this month. I watch a lot of keytar videos.

The Beastie Boys Are Streaming Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

If you spent any time on the internet over the weekend you probably heard about the amazing way the Beastie Boys streamed their new album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. A video of a boombox rocking the album at midcourt of an empty Madison Square Garden certainly is ridiculously cool, but it's not really ideal listening conditions when you are talking about the first new album from the legendary trio in four years. Fret not lovers of Hot Sauce and their respective committees, Mike D, Ad-Rock and  MCA have offered up a stream of the album sans boombox and Knicks logo.

If you missed it over the weekend you can check out the boombox stream below, but when you're ready to dig in you'll want to go the Soundcloud route. Then most likely head over to pre-order the new album before the May 3rd release. And yes, they do name drop Ted Danson so you know your money is going to a good place.

Holy Danza! Ryan Adams Debuts New Material At Surprise Show

The amazingness of this post might get swallowed by a serious heaping of bitterness but I shall do my best to resist. Last night the greatest living American songwriter not named Brian Wilson played a surprise opening set for Emmylou Harris at the El Rey in Los Angeles. The bitterness I'm trying to suppress has to do with the fact that I live a solid three minute walk away from the El Rey and was unaware of these shenanigans. Either way the end result is worth it as the wonderful Twenty Four Bit has uncovered some video of the new songs Mr. Adams performed.

As of now titles are sparse, with the only assumed name for the video up top "Dirty Rain", which Adams also played at a benefit for 826LA last fall. The new ones may have no names but they are still spectacular so now we can all anxiously wait to hear what the fancy Glyn Johns produced versions will sound like. Unfortunately as of now there is no semblance of a release date, although Adams upcoming European solo tour suggests the songs are pretty complete. I'd write more but I need to clear out my schedule for the 6,452 listens of each new song I now owe myself.

Will Ferrell No Habla Americana In The New Casa De Mi Padre Trailer

Synopsis: 
Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).
Director: 
Matt Piedmont

This has been a pretty big week in trailers and we'll get to them soon enough but first up comes the one that I'm most excited about, the almost all Spanish language Casa de mi Padre. The homage to telenovelas stars Will Ferrell who no habla americana. The amazing trailer promises danger, romance, cigarettes, special effects and slaps so it's going that going for it, which is nice. I actually read an early version of Andrew Steele's script and it was a whole bunch of fun, complete with boom mics in shots and funny quotes galore.

Cast: 
Will Ferrell
Gael Garcia Bernal
Diego Luna
Genesis Rodriguez

13 Awesome Predictions for the NBA playoffs

Our sometimes sports editor/season preview specialist Tanner stopped in with some predictions for the playoffs, thirteen awesome ones to be more specific.
  1. David Stern won't watch any games because he will be busy in the kitchen making his famous pooh tacos for Kings fans.
  2. Kobe Bryant will yell at his teammates after missing a shot.
  3. The Magic will beat the Bulls in round 2.
  4. The Thunder will beat the Miami SuperFriends to win the title.
  5. Russell Westbrook will be the Finals MVP.
  6. Tim Duncan will have one last great playoff series against the Grizzlies.
  7. Mike Dunleavy Jr will suck.
  8. The Knicks will pick and roll Shaq off the floor.
  9. Gerald Wallace will keep Dirk under his season average.
  10. DeShawn Stevenson will finally get the credit he deserves for having Abe Lincoln tattooed on his throat.
  11. Chris Paul will play his last 5 games for the Hornets.
  12. Jeff Van Gundy will be the best color man while negotiating with the Warriors to become their next head coach before and after games.
  13. I will watch every game and bring really a lot of twitter thunder while doing so.
You can catch up with said thunder by following Tanner on twitter.

Tobias Would Be Proud, Be Never Nude With Jean Boxers

It's only fitting that this wonderful new product comes from the pages of Japan Trend Shop as I already imagined all Japanese men wore fancy Samurai Underwear. Thankfully all the Japanese men in my dreams, and hopefully a few ladies,  have all changed and will now be wearing these amazing JeanPants Boxers.

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