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‘Andrew Bird: Fever Year’ a fest favorite

‘Andrew Bird: Fever Year’ a fest favorite

Andrew Bird is described as an American musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has a bachelor’s degree in violin performance and has made tons of music in the genres of folk, jazz, swing and blues. He’s been on albums with multiple bands but failed to get viable commercial success. He was later asked to open for a band in his hometown, but his band mates were unable to make it to the opening. So he did … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arizona, Film Festivals, Movies

10 reasons Tom Waits is better than you

10 reasons Tom Waits is better than you

Will Ables, Trashwire’s resident music writer, 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. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Movies, Music

Rock of Ages producer talks big screen adaptation

Rock of Ages producer talks big screen adaptation

Rock of Ages made a huge splash on Broadway and is already being adapted into a film with a star-studded cast including Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Malin Akerman, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Alec Baldwin. The musical recently kicked off its run at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, wowing crowds with its rock songs and fun vibe. Trashwire recently got the chance to chat with producer Matt Weaver … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Denver, Interviews, Movies, Music, Pop Culture

New judges bring much-needed street cred to Idol

New judges bring much-needed street cred to Idol

During the past couple of years, many fans jumped off the American Idol train, partly because the show started to feel so formulaic and the judges seemed as uninterested as the audience. After all, the judge’s shtick got predictable to put it mildly. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Guest Articles, Music, Pop Culture, Television

My Chemical Romance emerges from the coffin as The Fabulous Killjoys

My Chemical Romance emerges from the coffin as The Fabulous Killjoys

The music video for “Na Na Na”, the first single from the upcoming My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, marks a welcome departure from the gloom and doom of The Black Parade with bright colors, a fun low-budget attitude and a new narrative style. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Music, Observations, Pop Culture, Web Video

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 a celebrity, just a singer, just a dancer. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Pop Culture, Trashwire

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. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fashion, Movies

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, especially in Nashville where everyone claims to be “with” or “in” the band. After slogging through their concert you’ll be forced to give everyone a big hug, buy them a beer, and proceed to tell the entire band how much they remind you of The Killers. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guest Articles, Music

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 the rocks and all things classic rock and roll. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guest Articles, Music

‘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 time, but will leave audiences with a bittersweet feeling in light of his untimely death. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrities, Movies, Music, Observations, Pop Culture

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