Tagged: Music


‘Amy’ a haunting cautionary tale

I wish a documentary like Amy was shocking because we didn’t see talented people self-destruct on the regular, but sadly, Amy Winehouse’s story is all too commonplace. Unlike your average Behind the Music rock doc, Amy doesn’t flower things up for a made-for-TV package. Instead, it shows us the stark reality of such a talented person’s demise, and leaves us reflecting on why so many of our most talented entertainers meet a similar fate.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ does justice to hip hop legends

The first CD I ever bought was Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle”, which was quickly followed by Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”, and thus began my love of 1990s gangsta rap. I was a little too young to know the story of N.W.A., so naturally, I was beyond excited for Straight Outta Compton. Thankfully, the movie more than exceeds all my astronomical expectations.


10 reasons Tom Waits is better than you

Will Ables, Trashwire’s resident music dude, is a big fan of Tom Waits. In fact, he’s such a big fan that he’s compiled this list of reasons why no one will ever be as cool as Tom Waits. He’s even backed it up with video evidence.

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Remembering Michael Jackson

On June 25th last year, millions were mourning the loss of an icon who provided entrainment and inspiration across the globe. As I wrote on that day, Michael Jackson was much more than just...

Forget ‘Sarah Marshall’! Russell Brand rocks it in ‘Get Him to the Greek’ 1

Forget ‘Sarah Marshall’! Russell Brand rocks it in ‘Get Him to the Greek’

Get Him to the Greek isn’t exactly a sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but it brings back that film’s most memorable character, Aldous Snow, played brilliantly by Russell Brand.

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Not exactly a music review

There are two points I’d like to make in this article. I’ll get to the first one right away:  going to see your friend’s band is generally a bad idea. Friend’s bands are bad,...

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Your Dad’s Rock and Roll

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and everyone flocking back home to be with family, Trashwire brings you a new piece by Will Ables about bonding with his dad over The Boss, vodka on...

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‘This Is It’ spectacular and bittersweet

It’s understandable that Michael Jackson’s This Is It has become a controversial issue among fans. The film showcases Jackson’s indescribable talent and creative vision, cementing his status as the most amazing entertainer of all...

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Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

There is no way I can string together a sentence that can fittingly express just how much Michael Jackson meant to me or how deeply devastated I am by his death.

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Flight of the Conchords land in Denver

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie are really funny guys and very skilled musicians. Those two talents converged on Thursday night when their band, Flight of the Conchords, played Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. McKenzie and Clement proved they were musical chameleons by playing a diverse setlist that featured almost all the hits from their HBO series as well as a couple of new surprises. After the show, the guys greeted fans outside the stage door, singing autographs and posing for pictures.