The Monsters Under Your Bed and Skin: A Saturday of 70mm Horrors

When it comes to Los Angeles’ sprawling and closely knit cinephile community, anyone who considers themselves “anyone” has a good idea on how to spend any night of the week where the city’s numerous repertory theaters are concerned. From the vintage movie palaces operated by the American Cinematheque to the historic New Beverly Cinema, currently owned (and featuring monthly programming curated) by Quentin Tarantino, L.A. really is the “city of stars” for movie lovers in any and every way that can be thought of. A short while back, the Egyptian Theatre, one of the two theaters in the Cinematheque, announced what can only be described as a practical gold mine of a series for their June calendar: a handful of classic 1982 releases, ready to ring in their 35th anniversaries, are being screened in recently excavated 70mm prints.

* for those curious about the history, much like the 3-D craze around the same time, 70mm “blow-up” prints became something of a “go-to” in the 1970s until the mid-1990s for major blockbusters and any number of prestigious event films that remain popular today. The trend is making something of a resurgence now thanks to filmmakers like Tarantino (The Hateful Eight), Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master) and Christopher Nolan (the upcoming Dunkirk); not only them, but recent DC blockbusters like Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman had 70mm prints commissioned alongside their digital 3-D and IMAX counterparts and anticipated fall/winter releases like Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 and Michael Gracey’s The Greatest Showman are rumored to follow suit.

The announced lineup is an excellent “who’s who” of cults and classics – Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, George Miller’s Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal and Steven Lisberger’s TRON (the one film of the bunch originally filmed in Super-Panavision 70), but the evening that piqued this movie lover’s attention was Saturday the 17th, when two seminal horror classics were screened “in glorious 70mm”: John Carpenter’s The Thing (to a sold out crowd eating up every millimeter and millisecond) and Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist ((where the audience wasn’t quite as full – which is disappointing for reasons that will be elaborated on later – but was as lively).

Both stories of ordinary people isolated from the comforts of normality as a larger than life menace threatens them, Poltergeist tells of the Freeling family (Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, the late Dominique Dunne and Oliver Robins) and their encounters with the supernatural as the incredibly malevolent spirits invading their home make their intentions regarding young daughter Carol Anne (the late Heather O’Rourke) (also the same Carol Anne whose name would become a liver-destroying drinking game after the release of 1988’s ill-received second sequel) known when she’s sucked into “the TV people’s” spiritual realm and they must find a way to save her. The Thing trades in the paranormal for the extraterrestrial as the crew of an Antarctic outpost (including Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley and Keith David) accidentally come into contact with a parasitic alien that’s been awakened after a 100,000 year sleep under the ice. And this thing has decided, as the iconic marketing declared, “Man is the Warmest Place to Hide.” The researchers slowly but inevitably succumb to madness and paranoia as it becomes undeniable someone in the group “ain’t what he appears to be.”

As a film, Poltergeist is best likened to an old-fashioned haunted house at a carnival that became one of the many iconic rides at Universal Studios Hollywood (or Florida). It’s fast, thrilling, in your face with Jerry Goldsmith’s lullaby and fright house score, some meticulously crafted scares and game changing visual effects and, as expected with the Spielberg brand (even when he’s the producer) it’s fun for the entire family. The Thing is, to make a bad pun, an altogether different beast. It begins with a vast wasteland of ice and hopelessness and ends the same, with man’s domain over the elements burning to the ground and the “last men standing” sharing what may be their last drink together. As well as being a brilliant character study and exercise in tension, The Thing is also a masterclass for special effects wizard Rob Bottin’s incredible makeup and practical effects work that hold up just as well today as they did thirty-five years ago (and much more effective than the visual effects of Matthijs van Heijningen’s 2011 prequel).

The feelings both films exude was something ultimately reflected in their original releases. Poltergeist, considered the first of two films in the Newsweek and Time Magazine-dubbed “Summer of Spielberg,” (which also led to some debate whether the film was ultimately directed by Hooper or Spielberg, who wasn’t allowed to direct Poltergeist due to his contract with Universal over E.T.) was something of a small cultural leviathan. While failing to reach the #1 spot opening weekend thanks to competition from the crew of the Starship Enterprise and that intrepid boxer Rocky Balboa, Poltergeist was a hit at the box office, staying in the top 10 for over two months, and with the critics, the line “They’re here” instantly entered the pantheon of famous movie lines and paved the way for a franchise of sequels, TV spinoffs, remakes and curses surrounding the adolescent actresses. The Thing, released three weeks after Poltergeist and two after E.T., was savagely received by critics – a number of who couldn’t resist making a number of E.T. comparisons in their reviews – and “left out in the cold” at the box office; not just because of E.T. and Poltergeist, but The Thing also shared its June 25th release dare with another reverent sci-fi classic ahead of its time: Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (which, at the time of this writing, unfortunately didn’t have a 70mm print screened).

In the time since, The Thing has gotten a reevaluation and has been recognized and not only one of the best remakes and science-fiction films of all time, but even found a place in the annals as one of the most important films of the 1980s. It even served as a crucial influence to Quentin Tarantino’s earlier mentioned and equally nasty and nihilistic post-Civil War western The Hateful Eight. Not just because the two films share a star (Kurt Russell), a composer (Ennio Morricone) and even a smattering of music cues, but a general premise of people succumbing to paranoia in icy desolation. Whoever would have thought a horror movie about an alien assimilating lifeforms would serve as the basis for one of the most scathing critiques about America’s failures?

And then there’s “the price of admission”: the 70mm presentations. As earlier noted, the movies in this series (except for Poltergeist, which, according to those introducing the screening, was an old print circulated around old theaters in Texas until recently) are being screened in original 70mm prints that were recently rediscovered overseas. These prints have definitely reflected their longevity and use through a slight fading of color (though not horribly distracting, as the snows were still plenty white and the warm and worn suburban colors were still clear enough) and original Dolby 6-track stereo that made every audience member feel like there were marooned in Antarctica alongside the men of Outpost 31 or struggling not to get sucked into the Freeling children’s closet alongside Carol Anne. But even with the fading colors, the amount of detail that’s evident in every shot, from the forming icicles on Kurt Russell’s beard to the age marks of the spirits’ physical manifestations is a sight to behold that not even the clearest Blu-Ray can properly capture and reflect. These moments are why we go to the movies and experience these stories on the largest format possible.

As this series (and history) have proven, 1982 was a pretty monumental year for blockbuster moviemaking. Whether you laughed, cried, clutched your popcorn bucket in fear or in hope, these were the films that paved the way for what was possible in the films and still is. And these screened films have done a remarkable job of bringing 1982 back to a modern audience who could use that reminder while being a formal introduction to the next generation.

(As a head’s up for Los Angeles readers of Age of the Nerd: the print for Poltergeist could only be played on Saturday night before it had to be shipped back to Texas (which is why The Road Warrior took over its Thursday night spot on the calendar), but there will be an encore screening of The Thing on Wednesday night. I strongly suggest making this rare screening a priority for this week.)

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Nuclear Power Company Request Women Pose In Bikinis To Win Possible Internship

(PCM) We have definitely never heard of a hiring process quite like this one! A company in Czechoslovakia is requesting that female applicants interested in an intern position with the company post image of themselves dressed in only a bikini on Facebook to compete in a contests. The girl who receives the most “likes” would then win a two-month internship with the company.

One might assume that the type of internship that would ask such as thing would be a bar or nightclub or many a modeling agency, but no, this internship opportunity is a a nuclear power company called CEZ. Now how they feel girls in bikinis and a nuclear power company internship go hand in hand is beyond us, but someone must have thought this was a good idea.

While the contest is garnering the company a lot of attention online, most of it is not positive. Many feel the contest is degrading to women and it is just utterly ridiculous in the first place. According to the Facebook page for CEZ, ten young women, all of whom happen to be recent high school graduates made the final round of the contest. Looks like we may never know the winner because the Facebook post has now been removed, most likely due to all the backlash.

CEZ released a statement saying, “We did not want anyone to feel upset. he purpose of the competition was to introduce a non-traditional environment and support technical education. However, if the original vision raised doubts or concerns, we are very sorry about it.”

We are glad that someone finally came to their senses and pulled this incredibly sexist contest!

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Ryan Murphy Teases Potential Monster For ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7

(AOTN) After what we felt was a lackluster season six of the “American Horror Story” franchise with the mess that was “AHS: Roanoke” here’s to hoping that Ryan Murphy and crew can redeem themselves with season seven.

Thus far very little information has been revealed about the upcoming seventh installment of the hit FX horror-anthology series, but we definitely know for sure that series regulars Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson are set to make a return and newcomers joining the cast for the seventh season will be Billie Lourd and Colton Haynes. We do not yet know what type of characters everyone will portray or even what the official theme of season seven will be at this time.

As usual, Ryan Murphy likes to tease fans a bit and has posted an image on his Instagram account that could potentially reveal a new monster for the upcoming season.  The post was only labeled with the season seven clue “ambidexterity”.  This of course leaves us to ponder even more about what could be the potential theme for season seven, but for now we are just going to have to wait and see!

AHS Season 7 clue: ambidexterity

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A few weeks ago Murphy posted a few other images to Instagram which were a drawing of a terrifying elephant-like creature and a person sporting blue hair captioned with “AHS 7, red white and blue clue”, but so far that has been it! It is strongly rumored that season seven will feature some sort of political theme. We are definitely excited to see what Murphy has in-store for season seven, as it has to be better than season six!

AHS Season 7: Red, white and blue clue

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American Horror Story Season 7 tease.

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Nintendo Reveals Plans To Release The SNES Mini

(PCM) Fresh off the success of releasing the classic NES mini, Nintendo has now revealed that they will release the SNES mini (Super Nintendo) further playing off the nostalgia of gamers across the globe.

Nintendo released the original Super Nintendo console back in 1992 and it featured some truly memorable games such as “Super Mario World”, “Super Metroid”, “Super Mario Kart” and “Super Castlevania” to name a few.

It appears that the new SNES mini will feature two controllers instead of just one and will be slightly larger in size that the NES mini that was released by Nintendo last year. The SNES mini will be available for purchase on September 29th and it is expected that these consoles will once again fly off the shelves much the same as the NES mini. Nintendo claims they will be producing more SNES mini’s than they did with the NES mini to keep the consoles in stock.

The SNES mini will come pre-loaded with 20 games and one surprising game that will be found on the console will be “Star Fox 2” which was slated for initial release back in 1995, but never actually made it to stores. Nintendo also revealed that they will be expanding the cables on the new console to allow further reach.

Below you can find the full list of games that will come pre-loaded on the new SNES mini:

Donkey Kong Country
EarthBound
Final Fantasy III
F-Zero
Kirby’s Fun Pak
Kirby’s Dream Course
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox
Star Fox 2
Street Fighter II’: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Super Metroid
Super Probotector: Alien Rebels
Super Punch-Out!!

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The Devil Wears Prada Announces Fall Tour

(TRR) Fresh off a spring run with Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada will return to the road this fall on a headline tour, dubbed “No Sun / No Moon.” The tour will feature support from Veil of Maya and Thousand Below, with a special guest to be announced at a later date. The tour launches on September 29 in Millvale, PA and runs through November 4 in Chicago.

VIP tickets go on sale on Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. ET. General on-sales are Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. ET.

As an added bonus that is sure to delight fans, all tour attendees will have the chance to pick up a free download card for the No Sun / No Moon documentary at the band’s merch table during the show. The documentary chronicles both the writing and recording process for Transit Blues [Rise Records]. It is an intimate look into the band’s most recent album and it’s one that invites fans into the band’s creative orbit.

“I could not be more excited for the No Sun / No Moon documentary release,” says singer Mike Hranica. “Versus what we’ve done in the past, there’s no comparison. We’ve always felt there’s been drastic room for improvement, and what Quinn Brabender came up with met our expectations.”

The VIP ticket bundle is limited to 25 fans per show and includes a general admission ticket, Q+A session, a photo opp, the No Sun / No Moon documentary, Transit Blues Digital Album Download, Transit Blues Digital Photobook, a hand-numbered screen printed poster, exclusive hockey puck, and exclusive slipmat.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA NO SUN / NO MOON TOUR DATES:
9/29 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
9/30 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/1 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10/2 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/3 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
10/5 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/6 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
10/8 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/10 Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
10/11 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
10/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/13 Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
10/14 Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
10/15 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
10/16 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
10/18 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/20 Dallas, TX @ The Door
10/21 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/22 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
10/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/25 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
10/26 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/28 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/29 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/31 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/1 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
11/2 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/3 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
11/4 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

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June 27 in Pop Culture History

27June 27

1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum Smith, were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

1949 – The first sci-fi TV show, Captain Video and His Video Rangers debuted. 1966 – ABC’s dark shadows premiered.

1960 #1 Hit June 27, 1960 – July 10, 1960: Connie FrancisEverybody’s Somebody’s Fool

1964 #1 Hit June 27, 1964 – July 3, 1964: Peter and GordonA World Without Love

1968 – Elvis Presley filmed his Comeback Special.

1970 #1 Hit June 27, 1970 – July 10, 1970: The Jackson 5The Love You Save

1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) was hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.

1985 – US Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.

1986 – Labyrinth and Running Scared were released in theaters

1987 #1 Hit June 27, 1987 – July 10, 1987: Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)

1997 – Face/Off debuted in theaters

2003 – Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and 28 Days Later were released in theaters

2007 – Live Free or Die Hard debuted in theaters

2008 – WALL-E was released in theaters

2014 – Transformers: Age of Extinction debuted in theaters

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Chase Rice Roars Across the U.S. with “Lambs and Lions Tour”

Chase Rice knows who he is as artist; and who he’s not. And he is set to release a new album, Lambs & Lions, with a new label partner BBR Music Group/BMG, and kick off a coast-to-coast “Lambs and Lions Tour” that strikes at the heart of what the industry outlier believes about reaching fans and making music that reflects more than the just the bravado that garnered the North Carolina native national acclaim. With the confidence that comes from writing and playing from a deeper emotional well, Rice is launching the “Lambs and Lions Tour” in Boone, N.C. at Appalachian State University. It ends two continents, three countries, six months, five support acts and 30 tour dates later at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre. In between, he is playing gritty clubs, festivals, arenas, and some of the most revered music venues in the country. Unapologetic and fiercely independent, Rice is clearly comfortable in his own skin and on any stage.

As stated in an article by Marissa Moss in Rolling Stone, his current musical path “is a chance for him to move past bro-dom, experiment with new sounds and textures, and discuss much more than just the party. It’s about finding faith in relationships and learning how to persevere when things get a little tough, and is also an emotional dip into the world of an artist who, like many of his peers, was dismissed before he could reach a lot deeper.” Rice has been one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville. He co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s mega hit Diamond certified “Cruise” and his 2014 major label debut album, Ignite the Night, opened at No. 1 and yielded two Top 5 hits with “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight,” in addition to more than 900,000 in album sales. Rice initially released “Ready Set Roll” through his own Dack Janiels label and later partnered with Columbia Nashville for a wider release, though he never gave up control of his music to sign a long-term deal.

He signed with BBR Music Group because of the label’s proven track record of fostering an independent spirit while still helping deliver hits for its acts including Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser, and Granger Smith, all artists who began as independents and continue to chart their own paths with millions of songs and albums sold.

The 31-year-old singer-songwriter has had eclectic life for inspiration, playing football at the University of North Carolina, serving as a NASCAR pit crew member, even a role on a season of Survivor, all before finding success as a singer/songwriter/entertainer. His unrivaled live show has led to numerous sold out tours, a slot performing on Kenny Chesney’s stadium tour stops in 2015, and to ESPN’s Marty Smith noting in that sense, “Rice is an anomaly.”

Chase Rice Set to Release Lambs & Lions
Later This Year With New Label Partner
BBR Music Group / BMG

“Lambs and Lions Tour”
Sept. 14           Boone, N.C. | Appalachian State University*
Sept. 15           Raleigh, N.C. | The Ritz*
Sept. 16           Charlotte, N.C. | Coyote Joe’s*
Sept. 21           Missoula, Mont. | Wilma Theater~
Sept. 22           Boise, Idaho | Knitting Factory~
Sept. 23           Idaho Falls, Idaho | Colonial Theater~
Sept. 28           Saint Paul, Minn. | The Myth^
Sept. 29           Rosemont, Ill. | Joe’s Live^
Sept. 30           Chicago, Ill. | Joe’s on Weed Street^
Oct. 1               Atlantic City, N.Y. | Garden State Country Muisc Food Truck Fest*
Oct. 12             San Marcos, Texas | The Marc+
Oct. 13             Dallas, Texas | House of Blues
Oct. 14             Dardanelle, Ark. | Front Street Grill
Oct. 26             Memphis, Tenn. | Minglewood Hall+
Oct. 27             Tulsa, Okla. | River Spirit Casino Resort
Oct. 28             Oklahoma City, Okla. | The Criterion+
Nov. 2               Huntington, N.Y. | The Paramount+
Nov. 3              Cleveland, Ohio | House of Blues+
Nov. 9              Phoenix, Ariz. | The Van Buren
Nov. 17            Denver, Colo. | Grizzly Rose
Nov. 18            Denver, Colo. | Grizzly Rose
Dec. 1              Glasgow, U.K. | King Tuts
Dec. 2              Manchester, U.K. | Deaf Institute
Dec. 4              Birmingham, U.K. | O2 Institute2
Dec. 5              London, U.K. | Borderline
Dec. 6              Dublin, Ireland | Whelans
Dec. 8              Maryville, Mo. | Northwest Missouri State University
Jan. 18            New York, N.Y. | Terminal 5#
Jan. 19            Boston, Mass. | House of Blues#
Jan. 20             Philadelphia, Pa. | The Filmore#
Jan. 25             St. Louis, Mo. | The Pageant*
Jan. 26             Milwaukee, Wis. | The Rave*
Jan. 27             Detroit, Mich. | The Fillmore*
Feb. 1              Norfolk, Va. | Norva Theatre*
Feb. 3              Pittsburgh, Pa. | Stage AE*
Feb. 8              Orlando, Fla. | House of Blues+
Feb. 9              Tampa, Fla. | The Ritz Ybor+
Feb. 10            Atlanta, Ga. | Buckhead Theatre+

*Travis Denning
^Jacob Davis
#Brooke Eden
~Filmore
+Sam Riggs

AT&T is sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access ‪beginning June 27 at 10 a.m. local time ‪through Thursday, June 29, at 10 p.m. local time via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit ‪att.com/frontoftheline.

For more information, visit www.chaserice.com or follow on Twitter @ChaseRiceMusic and www.Facebook.com/ChaseRiceMusic.

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Florida Georgia Line & Backstreet Boys Collab “GOD, YOUR MAMA, AND ME” went #1

Every Single From DIG YOUR ROOTS Album is No. 1

Superstar duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE have just scored their 13th career No. 1 song, peaking at the top of both Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week with their heartfelt ballad, “God, Your Mama, And Me” (featuring Backstreet Boys).

“Wow. Country radio, you have made this the best Monday morning,” shares Tyler Hubbard. “Finding out that ‘God, Your Mama, And Me’ went #1 is surreal – really cool to be a part of Backstreet Boys’ first Country #1!”

Brian Kelley adds, “If you told me growing up that I would share a #1 song with BSB, I would have told you to get outta here! Dream big, work hard, surround yourself with an amazing team and anything is possible.”

Hitmakers Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson wrote “God, Your Mama, And Me,” a lush sonic tapestry of unconditional love and spirituality, which elevated to instant-classic status with the inclusion of Backstreet Boys. Harmonizing alongside FGL, this is the first time the ‘90s Pop idols have contributed to a Country single.

“We’re fans of each other and that’s one of the reasons why the song works so well,” says Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter. “I’m glad it’s with these boys that we just reached #1 at Country radio for the first time.”

The PLATINUM-certified track marks another highpoint in FGL’s unprecedented career, as all three singles from the duo’s DIG YOUR ROOTS album (BMLG Records) have now reached the top spot. Their consecutive trifecta of No. 1s also includes mega hits “H.O.L.Y.” and “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw).

News of their latest chart-topping success comes just as Hubbard and Kelley launch into yet another summer at the top of their game. In early June, the award-winning pair kicked off THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, a genre-defying concert experience that features Hip-hop icon Nelly and breakout Country talent Chris Lane, as well as Ryan Hurd, Morgan Wallen and Russell Dickerson on select dates. Backstreet Boys will join the run for FGL’s first-ever headline stadium shows in Boston (7/7), Minneapolis (7/29) and Chicago (8/12) as the tour continues to draw roaring SOLD-OUT crowds.

FGL made another crossover statement at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, where they took home the award for Duo Video of the Year (“H.O.L.Y.”) and performed with Electro-pop sensation The Chainsmokers. And days later at the 2017 CMA Music Festival, they closed out the all-star Saturday night lineup at Nashville’s massive Nissan Stadium by performing for upwards of 70,000 fans. Tune-in for the highlights on “CMA Fest,” The Music Event of Summer, airing Wednesday, August 16 at 8:00P ET on the ABC television network.

Meanwhile, FGL just opened the doors to their first restaurant and entertainment destination, pulling fans even deeper into their anything-goes world of epic good times. Called FGL HOUSE, the venue offers four-stories of vibey music, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Nashville’s Lower Broadway.

THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 rolls on through summer and into fall, with coast-to-coast dates scheduled through October 7 in Portland, Oregon.

For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.

 

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Tyler Joseph Talks Twenty One Pilots New Album, “I know what we’re making is for a group of people out there that want to hear it”

Twenty One Pilots without a doubt had massive year’s in 2015/2016, with their album Blurryface topping the charts for weeks at a time. With 6 smash hit singles flooding the radio from the album including “Fairly Local,” “Tear in my Heart,” “Stressed Out,” “Lane Boy,” “Ride,” and “HeavyDirtySoul, this record cycle has come to a close with their stent of shows in their home state of Ohio with their #TourDeColumbus. Now it is time for new music, Tyler Joseph recently chatted with Alternative Press’s Editor In Chief Jason Pettigrew about how the industry wanted to turn them into something they aren’t. Toward the end of their conversation, Joseph opened up on some new Twenty One Pilots music. Talking about their fifth studio album which, we are assuming is in the works as we speak.

 

Read Tyler Joseph’s Statement below:

“Looking forward to the next record, I feel a greater sense of freedom and less pressure. I felt a lot more pressure going from Vessel to Blurryface. It didn’t happen the way [industry people] talk about it. There wasn’t a massive single [from Vessel] that projected into the pop charts. What we did was still different from their formula. Because it got beyond a certain point, I feel so much confidence that I can look at those people and look at myself and say, ‘I know what we’re making is for a group of people out there that want to hear it.’ That’s all the confidence I need.

I’m looking forward to what an even more confident Twenty One Pilots record sounds like. I’m not saying the songs will sound confident, I’m saying the song structures will. Lyrically, the songs will always be the same reason why I started writing them in the first place—to say things that I felt I couldn’t say in a regular context.”

Read more of the Altpress Interview here.

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Even More New Slang Terms Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

(PCM) Each year the Oxford English Dictionary is updated with new and accepted words, some of which happen to be what we would define as “slang”. One word in particular that made the cut this year is “woke”. The slang term has been around for quite some time as one of its’ earliest references was used as the title of a event that took place in Harlem, NY during the 1920’s called the “Stay Woke Ball” which was an event that ran all night long from 5am to 5pm the next day. “Woke” was later used in the 1960’s to describe someone who was “aware or well-informed”.

In more recent years “woke” surfaced once again being used in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to support social justice and activist movements. “Woke” has now been officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary and it’s definition is as follows:  “woke, adjective: Originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice; frequently in stay woke.”

Joining “woke” and making the cut for this year’s addition of new words is “swimmer” mean to reference male sperm, “post-truth” meaning facts that matter less than perception and “unclick” which means exactly what you would assume, as in not clicking on something.

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