The series revolves around Frank Castle, who uses lethal methods to fight crime as the vigilante “the Punisher”, with Jon Bernthal reprising the role from Daredevil. Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson also star. A television series centered on the Punisher received a put-pilot commitment at Fox in 2011, but that project fell through. In June 2015, Bernthal was cast as the character to appear in the second season of Daredevil. Development on a spin-off titled The Punisher began by January 2016, before the second season of Daredevil was released. In April 2016, Marvel and Netflix ordered the series, confirmed Bernthal’s involvement, and announced Lightfoot as executive producer and showrunner. Filming began in New York City in October 2016, and concluded in April 2017.
Alien: Covenant premiered in London on May 4, 2017, and was released on May 12, 2017, in the United Kingdom and May 19 in the United States, twenty years after release of Alien: Resurrection (1997). The film received generally positive reviews from critics but received polarizing reviews from audiences, with critics praising Fassbender’s dual performance and a return to form for both director Ridley Scott and the franchise, but underperformed at the domestic box officeand grossed a total of $232.6 million against a production budget of $97 million
In Detroit, Adam stops by Jack White’s Third Man Records, the first new record-pressing plant in the United States in three decades! In a truly immersive tour, Adam records a song and then follows his record’s eventual process from lathe to cellophane. Bonus: Adam also chats with Jack White about how recording this way impacts the creative process!
Jack White founded Third Man Records in Detroit, Michigan, in 2001. White originally purchased the building to store his gear, and some plans to reissue the early White Stripes 45s. Third Man, which releases albums and singles primarily on vinyl record, established its first physical location in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 11, 2009. The Nashville location serves as a record store, label offices and live venue. It includes The Blue Room (a live performance venue and screening room for The Light and Sound Machine, a monthly film series co-hosted by The Belcourt Theater), a photo studio and darkroom, a storage facility for master recording tapes, and the label warehouse. The Blue Room is the only venue in the world to record live shows direct-to-acetate, producing a vinyl master in real time. To commemorate the opening of Third Man Records in Nashville, White debuted his new project, The Dead Weather, performing a short set for the 150 invited guests. The label’s motto is “Your Turntable’s Not Dead.”
The Third Man Records Vault is a “rarity-excavating” quarterly subscription service that began in September 2009 as a way to release special and otherwise unreleased content. Platinum members of the Vault receive a package containing limited-edition vinyl records and merchandise every three months. Generally each cycle’s offerings have included a 12” record, a 7” record (both on colored vinyl) and a “bonus item”, although this format has been deviated from multiple times
In 2003, Claypool and LaLonde reunited with Alexander and released a DVD/EP, Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People, before touring sporadically through 2009. In 2010, Lane rejoined Primus, replacing Alexander, and the band released their seventh album, Green Naugahyde, in 2011. In 2013, Lane left the band to focus on other projects, and Tim Alexander rejoined once again. They have released some of their records on Claypool’s own label Prawn Song Records. Primus is characterized by its irreverent, quirky approach to music. Robert Christgau once remarked: “[Primus is] quite possibly the strangest top-10 band ever, and good for them.”
Robin Hilton | July 5, 2017 — Chance The Rapper knew he wanted to try a different approach for his Tiny Desk performance, so he decided to do something he said he hadn’t done in a long time. He wrote a poem. More specifically, he wrote a poem in the short time it took him to ride from his hotel in Washington, D.C. to the NPR Music offices. Calling it “The Other Side,” Chance debuted it in the middle of his remarkable set, reading from his notes written out in black marker on sheets of typing paper.
“I still have all the keys that are of no use to me,” he began. “They used to, though. On the other side was a mansion on a hill, complete with L.A. pools and fireplaces and a rim made specifically for people that lie about being six feet to dunk on.”
Chance didn’t get much further before he was interrupted by one of the hazards of performing in an actual, working office: a building-wide page for someone to call the mailroom. But Chance rolled with it, cracking a quick joke before starting over again.
The night before arriving for his Tiny Desk set, Chance performed for more than 23,000 people at Jiffy Lube Live, an outdoor theater in Bristow, VA. The sold out arena and amphitheater shows of his current tour offer a stark contrast to the first time I saw Chance in concert back in 2013. Then, he was a 19-year old upstart rapping and singing for a handful of people at a tiny club in Austin, Texas. A lot has changed since then, and quickly. Chance’s most recent mix tape, Coloring Book, was widely ranked among the best albums of 2016 (some called it a masterpiece) and featured collaborations with a cast of hip-hop luminaries, from Kanye West to Lil Wayne and T-Pain.
Chance’s poem “The Other Side” was sandwiched between an opening version of “Juke Jam” from Coloring Book and another special gift just for his Tiny Desk appearance, a moving cover of Stevie Wonder’s 1974 song “They Won’t Go When I Go.”
“They Won’t Go When I Go” (written by Stevie Wonder)
Chance The Rapper (vocals); Nico Segal (trumpet); Peter Wilkins (keys); Rachele Robinson (background vocals); Ben Lusher (background vocals); Elliot Skinner (background vocals); Richard Saunders (background vocals); Greg Landfair Jr., aka “Stix” (drums)
Producers: Robin Hilton, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Nick Michael, Morgan Noelle Smith, Tsering Bista; PA: Colin Marshall, Jenna Li; Photo: Claire Harbage/NPR.
Chancellor Johnathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropis from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois] In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. Apart from his solo career, he is also a member of the Chicago collective Save Money (along with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa), and has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the widely lauded album Surf in May 2015.
Many of you have small but capable home studios where you write, record, and mix everything yourself. Chances are you play one or two instruments (guitar, keys, vocals, etc) and then you fill in your arrangements with virtual instruments. No shame in that. But let’s take a moment today to talk about drums.
Drums Can Make Or Break Your Mix
No matter how great the rest of your tracks sound, if your drums sound weak or amateur, your entire mix will sound weak and amateur. It’s just how things go. But drums are hard to record well. Seriously they are. Even the top pros spend way more time on drums than almost anything else because it’s such a complex instrument to record and mix well, and the payoff of a great drum sound is worth the effort.
But many of you either don’t have a drumset, drummer, or the confidence to record one. So you turn to loops, virtual drummers like Strike or EZ Drummer, or simply banging out beats on your keyboard controller. If you don’t have access to anyone who can play drums, then using “fake drums” (as I will call it here in this article) is really your best bet. I’ve done this before. Nothing to feel bad about. But if fear of not getting a great “real drums” sound is what’s holding you back, then we need to address something.
Real Drums Do More Than You Know
Plain and simple, a decent recording of a real drummer playing a real drum kit can do WAY more for your mix than a perfectly polished virtual drummer can do. It’s hard to measure, but the intangible feel, vibe, and energy that is created in real life gives so much validity and nuance to your recordings. The trick is to get a balanced and punchy sound of course, but that’s not nearly as hard as you might think.
The big idea here is, even though we tend to think that a perfect sample will sound more professional in the mix, the truth is your average listener (who will ultimately be the judge of how good your mix is) will likely “connect” with and jive to the feel of a real drum kit more. They won’t know or care that you didn’t record it in a professional studio with 20 microphones. They will care instead that it has energy, excitement, and it moves them musically.
What Have You Got To Lose?
At the end of the day, the art and craft of recording is truly one involving trial and error. If up until this point you’ve only been using loops and sampled drums, today should serve as motivation and permission for you to try recording a real drum kit on your next project. Don’t have one? Track down a drummer, have him/her learn your songs and then mic it up as best you can. You have nothing to lose, honestly.
Do you use real drums or fake drums in your recordings? What are your thoughts?
There’s been speculation about another Jackass sequel since the credits rolled on Jackass 3D in 2010. That last incarnation of the gross-out prankfest was so popular that Paramount released Jackass 3.5 a year later, which was full of unrated and outtakes from 3D. But fans still haven’t had their fill of the death-defying stunts and excrement-centered pranks they’ve grown to love in the first three movies. In the six years since Jackass 3.5, there’s been a ton of buzz about the next installment. Paramount Pictures supposedly registered a bunch of Jackass 4-related domain names. Johnny Knoxville said in a Reddit AMA that there were “no plans for another movie,” but they were “open to doing another.” Director Jeff Tremaine announced it would be shot in Australia, and Bam Margera even let it slip that they were toying with a Jackass sequel named in honor of the crew’s late buddy, Ryan Dunn. So why hasn’t another sequel happened yet? Is there a worldwide shortage of tasers and poo-cannons that we’re unaware of? Not quite. Here’s why we never got to see Jackass 4…
Johnny Hollywood | 1:05
Star schedules | 2:08
A dark cloud | 3:08
Margera’s sobriety | 3:59
Steve-O isn’t interested | 4:56
Aging out | 5:58
Director projects | 6:49
Jackass: The Movie was filmed with a modest budget of approximately $5 million, but earned more than $22 million during its opening weekend, effectively managing to secure the top spot at the box office for its debut. It eventually grossed more than $64 million in North America alone.
In December 2009, Paramount Pictures and MTV Films issued a press release that a second sequel titled Jackass 3D would be made. It was released on October 15, 2010.The movie was filmed in 3Dstarting in January 2010.Jackass 3.5 was compiled from outtakes shot during the making of the third film. The film was released in weekly installments on Joost from April 1 through June 13, 2011.The entire film was then released direct-to-DVD on June 14, 2011.
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RAKKA is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting.
Chapter 1: World
The Earth will be attacked by technologically far superior and highly aggressive reptilian aliens in the near future. Humanity is nearing extinction. Millions have already died or have been enslaved. The extraterrestrials transform the earth in favor of its living conditions. They burn down forests, destroy cities and build huge megastructures that change the atmosphere and make the air less and less breathable for people, especially when approaching them. The structures also warm up the earth’s climate, causing the port cities to be flooded.
The story begins in 2020, from the point of view of a Texas unit, militia officers representing the remains of the US Army. The last surviving people live mostly in underground hiding places and houses ruins, and have just as much provisions, weapons and ammunition to resist. The resistance fighters use conventional projectiles, wheel armor cars, pick-up cars and technicals . They do not set aside explosives and are not afraid of suicide. On the other hand, all the high-tech extraterrestrials are based on a kind of oily-black nano- liquid, which can transform and solidify into tools, weapons, structures and spaceships. They also have telekinesis and telepathic powers. With the latter, they can influence and control animals and humans.
In order to counteract this, the resistors invented Brain Barriers (Brainlocks), which, however, can only be manufactured in very small quantities by hand. The reptilians know that humans do not follow production, and that the destruction of mankind is only a matter of time. The extraterrestrials have made the politicians their idle servants by means of brain implants and try to lure people voluntarily into concentration camps (“conservatories”) in order to break the last resistance. They also make experiments on people, of whom only the very least survive, or even escape.
Chapter 2: Amir & Nosh
Nosh is a technically savvy pyromaniac and bomb maker who lives as a hermit on a scrap yard. He is despised by the resistance fighters for his inclinations and demands, but they need the brain barrier hoods, which he builds and operate with him necessarily by barter.
The resistance fighters have in their custody Amir, who escaped from the aliens. The aliens experimented on Amir. They implanted cybernetics into Amir’s head and shoulders. Amid opposition from her lieutenants, the resistance leader, Jasper, releases Amir from her custody into the care of a resistance fighter named Sarah. Sarah, having lost her daughter to the the alien’s experiments, attaches to Amir. She looks after him, giving him food and drink while trying to persuade Amir to help the resistance fight the extraterrestrials using the precognitive powers he acquired as a result of the aliens’ experiments.
Chapter 3: Siege
Amir has recovered physically and mentally. He sees – thanks to his implants – in a future vision a wounded extraterrestrial on the run. Sarah asks him to help them, as the victim-ready militia will openly attack the extraterrestrials. If he helped them, the militia officers would not have to die and the terrible experiments he had to suffer from, and the genocide would finally stop. The more she talks to him, the more his eyes change and he sees the future vision of the impending attack more clearly. Amir, still dumb, foresaw that the militia succeeds in shooting an extraterrestrial space hunter and injuring the pilot. Sarah asks him if they will be able to learn how to hunt the reptilians and teach them how to fear. He still does not answer her and still sees that the wounded extraterrestrial hurls one of the militia officers against a wall by means of telekinesis, thereby dropping his brain barrier, telepathically fighting him for himself. But this is after his own comrades after several times warning was shot after he wounded a comrade. Sarah tells Amir that he now has the powers the aliens have and that he is to use them for humanity. Finally, he sees how the militia succeeds in shooting the extraterrestrials, whereupon the commander orders Jasper to cut off his head. Sarah urges the still dumb amir to use his abilities now, they have no other alternative.