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October 10, 2008

The Remnants

"It’s a comedy about a group of squabbling survivors in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Tonally, it’s a cross between The Stand and The Office." Stars include Justine Bateman, Ze Frank and Ernie Hudson. Seriously.

The Remnants (preview) from John August on Vimeo.

October 15, 2008

The CMJ Band Name Index 2008

The CMJ festival rolls into town next week. While we'll have some number of posts about shows during the week, one of the best parts of these big festivals is looking through the list of bands for trends in band naming.

Black dominates this category with 10 bands. White is a strong second with 5. Blue defeats Red for third place with 3 bands claiming allegiance. (OK, one band is both black and white and another is both red and blue.)

The number one threat to CMJ is bears! Or bands named after bears. 8 groups look to the bear for their names. Tigers have 4 band names. Various birds combine for 5 names. Horses, Apes and Whales also inspire multiple bands.

The king stays the king in the category



Ringo Starr

Other People

Girls are more popular than boys who are more popular than men who are more popular than women.

Geography and Places

Modern Clothes

The explanation point wins this category by a landslide!


So nice, they named it twice (or more)

Other Notably Entertaining Band Names

Who are you looking forward to seeing? Who is worth checking out? Who is skippable?

October 21, 2008

El Jezel gets their golden ticket

The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!

El Jezel was so thrilled to get their ticket into CMJ that they recorded it on film:

El Jezel plays The Delancey early on Saturday evening as part of a long night of NYC bands for the Stereoactive NYC showcase and 5th Anniversary part.

October 22, 2008

I was wrong

Given the length of time that it's been rumored to be close to completion, I always figured that the release of Guns N' Roses "Chinese Democracy" would be preceded by the emergence of Chinese democracy as a political system. But here is Axl's single, Chinese Democracy

There is another month until the release of the album, but I wouldn't count on China becoming any ore democratic in that time.

But at least you, the American music and soda pop fan, can get a free Dr. Pepper, thanks to Axl finally letting the world in on his album.

October 23, 2008

30 Rock is back... next week

But it's streaming on Hulu starting today:

October 30, 2008

Mad Men Simpsons-ized

For Treehouse of Horror XIX:

via Videogum. This is seriously the 19th Treehouse of Horror episode? Is there anything The Simpsons hasn't done yet?

October 31, 2008

Jersey Devil

While Bruce and Patti aren't hosting their usual Halloween display because its popularity was overwhelming their neighborhood, the Boss does have a new song (and video) available online, "A Night With the Jersey Devil": "If you grew up in central or south Jersey, you grew up with the 'Jersey Devil.' Here's a little musical Halloween treat. Have fun!"

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