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“The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think” is a feast for the mind

Article: “The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think” is a feast for the mind

There are a set of challenges to making a great concert film. The movie should make you feel like a participant at the event, give you the full expanse of the stadium show as though you are in the back of the house, and finally, connect you with the band as though you have better…

Shelf Life: “The Last Waltz”

Article: Shelf Life: “The Last Waltz”

During the oddball January clash between straggling awards-season fare and low-heat studio releases hoping to die a quiet death, it’s really a “whoever wins, we lose” kind of situation: few of the real critical knockouts take until the new year to find audiences, and the studio dregs often demand that their audience be literally knocked…

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt wish you a happy New Year’s Eve through song

Article: Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt wish you a happy New Year’s Eve through song

In what’s certainly the cutest Internet video since that cat watching tennis (which I can’t seem to find, so maybe I dreamt that one), “500 Days of Summer” stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have recorded themselves covering Nancy Wilson’s holiday ditty, “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” With Deschanel strumming the ukulele and…

IFC.com’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Article: IFC.com’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

As we approach the festive holidays, surely one of the most important questions is what exactly to pick up your gadget-loving relatives. Luckily IFC is here to help. We’ve sorted through stacks of movies, music, video games, comic books and gadgets to filter out the best gift offerings of 2011. From the return of George…

Exclusive premiere: Spacecamp “Miko D.T.B.”

Article: Exclusive premiere: Spacecamp “Miko D.T.B.”

Spacecamp’s very first music video is a heavy dose of impressive superimposition mixed with collage, claymation, stop motion, and oil painting. Director Philip Di Fiore gives the piece a timeless feeling combining a love for old Blue Note record covers with magnificent manipulations of light and perspective. The song, which comes from the band’s debut…

Exclusive premiere: Spindrift “Round Up”

Article: Exclusive premiere: Spindrift “Round Up”

We bring a long running series of heavy videos from Spindrift’s “Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1″ to a close with a light hearted “Round Up.” It’s the directorial debut of the band’s own Sasha Vallely who had such a riot working with the wild roster of directors on previous videos for the album that she decided…

Watch the Chemical Brothers mystery footage exclusively on IFC

Article: Watch the Chemical Brothers mystery footage exclusively on IFC

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been spending many long hours wondering what The Chemical Brothers up to. Sure there was the soundtrack to “Hanna”, but is that enough when it comes to everyone’s favorite electronic music masters? Of course not. So we were thrilled when we were offered the chance to show off some…

The Grateful Dead might get the “Across The Universe” treatment

Article: The Grateful Dead might get the “Across The Universe” treatment

The Grateful Dead might soon be flying “Across The Universe,” or across the “Dark Star” in their situation. Apparently the same agent who helped organize the reimagining of the Beatles music catalog is planning to give the Grateful Dead the same treatment. Deadline has learned that Bruce Kaufman now has the rights to the Grateful…

Exclusive premiere: Lisa Hannigan “Safe Travels (Don’t Die)”

Article: Exclusive premiere: Lisa Hannigan “Safe Travels (Don’t Die)”

Irish singer-songwriter, Lisa Hannigan’s ditty “Safe Travels (Don’t Die)” is already one of the most endearing songs released this Fall. “Please cross at the lights and / don’t start fires or fights and / dabble in heights on caffeine,” Hannigan quietly frets. “Like you always say, safe travels / don’t die, don’t die / safe…

Exclusive premiere: Wires in the Walls “YSA”

Article: Exclusive premiere: Wires in the Walls “YSA”

Los Angeles quintet, Wires in the Walls, concoct jangly folk pop with joy and optimism that defies the times. Their true to form DIY approach must be their secret. The band’s debut LP, “New Symmetry” dropped in October, with this nostalgic ditty “YSA,” featuring Warren Sroka on vocals/guitar, Nick Tracz on bass/vocals, Bryan King on…

Brian Wilson on the Beach Boys, Gershwin and his upcoming biopic

Article: Brian Wilson on the Beach Boys, Gershwin and his upcoming biopic

In 1966, after The Beach Boys masterwork, “Pet Sounds,” the band planned to follow up their success with an album called “Smile.” But as so often happens complications arose and somewhere during the many recording sessions between the spring of ’66 and the summer of ’67, the band fell apart. The master tapes were shelved,…

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