First, The Strokes and now The Libertines. This sounds like this could be epic or a whole lot of shenanigans waiting to ensue. The Albion Kids are set to once again reunite for the Leeds and Reading Festivals over in the UK. There’s a rumor going around that all four likely lads are getting paid around £1.5 Million to play the two sets. I think I might sit this one out, but I would love a chance to visit Pete Doherty’s haunted Marlborough home to stage a gorilla style intervention. The Sun claims that The Libertines are considering more live shows and even writing new material together. But, consider the source and watch and see if Pete dodges jail time again, by august. Buy tickets here and here.
Oh, my dear Ryan Gosling…How do you find the time to be both an amazingly-wonderfully-talented actor and my gorgeous sex slave a curiously equally talented musician? It Must be the enchanted-sorcerous drinking water at Disney that you ingested back in 1993, because you haunt me with your artistic savvy.
Pitchfork.tv has posted a documentary on Dead Man’s Bones, who is fronted by, you guessed it. Ryan Gosling with drummer Zach Shields and for every city they visited on tour, a guest children’s choir. Dead Man’s Bones is best described as one part, spending the night in Vincent Price’s guest bedroom in a lightning storm and the last part consists of converting the screams that emanate from that bedroom mathematically into song, but taking place in the 1950’s. The best part of the documentary is where Gosling is watches a woman perform a private one-minute opera about feces. Watch Dead Man’s Bones conquer New York with the oddest talent show, this side of a vaudevillian madhouse in the links below over at Pitchfork. If not just for the innovative way of staging a show, do it for Gosling’s charm and charisma.
The boys are back in town, that is if they can get over their private squabbles and numerous side gigs. All I have to say is, Fuck Yeah! But, We don’t need another “First Impressions of Earth” we need something new and more original than The Strokes doing an impression of The Strokes.
Apparently, They’re headlining Isle of Wight and RockNess this year, we’ll see if they can still stand to be around each other long enough to make a decent comeback.