Kyle McGovern



  • ennio morricone, new york, los angeles, concerts

    Ennio Morricone Packs a 200-Person Orchestra for Two Rare U.S. Shows

    Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone will bring some of his most iconic works to life for two concerts in the U.S. next year. As BrooklynVegan points out, the 84-year-old will play Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20, and then he'll take over Brooklyn's Barclays Center on March 23. Both performances will feature the Italian maestro facing off with a 200-member orchestra and choir.Despite Morricone's long history with Hollywood — he's been nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Original Score, and in 2007, he received an Honorary Oscar for his career achievements — the upcoming L.A. gig will be his first-ever West Coast concert. He made his live-debut in the U.S. just a few years ago, in 2007, with a performance at New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

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    Jim James Can't Cure Digital Ennui in 'State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)' Video

    Jim James' spirituality-focused Regions of Light and Sound of God LP opens with "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)," a Flaming Lips-like meditation on humanity's role with modern technology. "We've got our wires all crossed / Our tubes are all tied," the My Morning Jacket frontman sings on the first track from his solo album. "And I'm straining to remember / Just what it means to be alive." Now, the Louisville mainstay has shared a music video for the song that aims for the track's robotic heart.Premiered on Billboard, the clip follows a sad-sack who's got a television for a head. Decked out in his best powder-blue blazer, this half-man, half-machine is all mope — he wanders city streets, sits on rooftops, and walks along a beach, never quite knowing where he belongs.

  • cee lo green, ecstasy, sexual assault, the voice

    Cee Lo Green Cleared of Sexual Assault, Slapped With Ecstasy Possession

    Cee Lo Green will reportedly be cleared of charges that he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more than a year ago, but the Goodie Mob MC will be charged with possession of ecstasy. According to TMZ, who cite "law enforcement sources," the Los Angeles County District Attorney will officially throw out the sexual assault case on Monday (October 21), but the D.A. will hit Cee Lo with one felony count of furnishing ecstasy.As the gossip site points out, a woman claimed that she had eaten with Cee Lo at a sushi restaurant in Downtown L.A. in 2012. The woman told police that while they were there, the singer-rapper spiked her drink with ecstasy; the "next thing she knew" she was waking up in a bed naked with Cee Lo in the room.The star of NBC's The Voice not only denied the allegations but encouraged a full investigation. Now it's been reported that the D.A.

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    Stream Far-Out Fangtooth's Shadowy Horror-Fuzz Album 'Borrowed Time'

    Far-Out Fangtooth first took shape in 2009, as a collective that bonded over B-movies and avant-garde weirdness. Since then, the Philadelphia outfit has doubled its number of permanent members (from two to four), and let loose a few collections of festering, psychedelic post-punk. A self-released tape led to a self-titled 7-inch, which helped beget a debut full-length, Pure & Disinterested, in 2011. Now, Far-Out Fangtooth are doling out Borrowed Time, a nine-track platter of churning goth-grit that arrives on October 29 via Siltbreeze Records. Produced by Justin Pittney (who recorded 2012's three-song The Thorns EP) and mixed by Jeff Ziegler (whose previous credits include fellow Philly fixture Kurt Vile), the upcoming LP is streaming in full right here at SPIN. Scroll down to marvel at the feedback-filled horror show.

  • kurt vile, feel my pain, wakin on a pretty daze

    Download Kurt Vile's Ethereal Chill-Out Treasure 'Feel My Pain'

    SPIN cover star Kurt Vile is planning a special gift just in time for the holidays. As SPIN previously noted, on November 19, the Philadelphia all-star will deliver an expanded edition of his Essential Wakin On a Pretty Daze album that includes a new, seven-track EP titled it's a big world out there (and i am scared). Now, the psych-inclined folkie has shared a first glimpse of the upcoming release by way of finger-picked treasure "Feel My Pain.""This track was recorded during the first cluster of sessions at Dreamland Studios, May 2012," Vile writes on the Matador Records blog, adding that those same sessions birthed most of the nine-minute beaut "Wakin On a Pretty Day." The singer-songwriter continues in his post: "We added a lot to this later only to strip it back again favoring the raw to the chamber-pop this go 'round.

  • kanye west, drake, tour, postponements, yeezus, nothing was the same

    Kanye West, Drake Tours Disappoint With Last-Minute Postponements

    Kanye West and Drake both kicked off their highly anticipated fall tours this past weekend, and they've both already postponed performances. Each MC has delayed the second show on his respective tour: Kanye's October 20 stop in Vancouver has been delayed to October 31, and Drizzy's October 19 set in Philadelphia has been rescheduled for December 18.Drake didn't officially pull the plug on his concert until an hour after it was supposed to start. As Rolling Stone points out (via, fans had already made their way into the Wells Fargo Center when word came that the Nothing Was the Same star wouldn't be taking the stage. Thankfully, the Toronto rapper's beef with (now on-again) tour-opener Future wasn't to blame.

  • New York City's Roseland Ballroom Closing Next April

    Report: New York City's Roseland Ballroom Closing Next April

    Beloved New York City venue Roseland Ballroom will close its doors for good in April 2014. Word comes via Billboard, who claim to have obtained "an internal e-mail." As of now, no official announcement has been made and it's still unclear what has caused the supposedly impending closure. The venue opened its current location on 52nd Street in the Midtown section of Manhattan in 1958, taking over a space that had previously been a skating rink. Roseland's roots in NYC date back to 1919, when it made its home on 51st Street and Broadway. Before that, the then "whites only" dance club had been located in Philadelphia. Of course, it updated its policies in time, and came to be a home for a wide range of music, for a wide range of music fans.Billboard spoke to talent-booker Ken Fermaglich at the Agency Group. "I love the venue and always have.

  • arcade fire, afterlife, afterglow, reflektor

    Preview Arcade Fire's 'Afterlife' Studio Version With Haitian-Inspired Teaser

    Arcade Fire have shed yet another bit of light on their upcoming fourth album, Reflektor. The indie-rock giants dropped a brief teaser for new song "Afterlife" on Friday, treating fans to a preview of the track's studio version. Dubbed "Afterglow," the just-under-a-minute clip opens with visuals inspired by Haitian culture, falling in line with the LP's overall aesthetic of being a "mash-up of Studio 54 and Haitian voodoo," according to frontman Win Butler. For most of the trailer, the audio consists only of isolated vocals. Slowly, though, the disco-indebted music kicks in as black-and-white live footage of the band (presumably filmed during one of their recent performances at Montreal venue Salsathèque) flashes across the screen.Watch the short above, and scroll down for another "Afterlife" trailer, which was uploaded to YouTube on October 15.

  • m.i.a., matangi

    M.I.A.: 'I Found Spirituality on Google'

    M.I.A.'s upcoming, long-delayed fourth album shares its name with Matangi, the Hindu goddess of music and learning. The title may reflect a newfound spirituality for the Sri Lankan artist (whose birth name, Mathangi, also derives from "Matangi"), but M.I.A. didn't find faith through some fit of divine inspiration. She discovered it — where else? — through a search engine. "I just found spirituality on Google," she told Fader recently, "Which I hate." The singer-rapper explains further, saying, "I Googled 'green,' and Matangi popped up. When I typed in 'Matangi,' it was me and then her on the two top links.

  • mgmt, your life is a lie, later... with jools holland

    MGMT Play It Straight for Once on 'Jools Holland'

    MGMT tend to go grand on camera. Their music videos either pack in oddball imagery at a steady clip (see the bizarre, restless "Your Life Is a Lie" short) or pull in esteemed actors from HBO's call sheet ("Cool Song No. 2" stars Boardwalk Empire's Michael K. Williams). The eccentricities usually carry over to the band's late-night television appearances, too: Take for example the scuba gear-enhanced guest spot on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. But that wasn't the case when MGMT beamed onto Later... With Jools Holland. Led by core members Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, the six players turned in a solid, if straightforward, performance of "Your Life is a Lie" from the band's self-titled third album. Gone were the star-shaped glasses and giant cowbell of MGMT's Late Show With David Letterman appearance. Watch it above.

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