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Todd Haynes’ Velvet Underground Documentary Is A Vivid Portrait Of A Transformative Band

When the Velvet Underground performed around New York in the 1960s, they weren’t the most popular band. “They had this off-putting aura, you know? Yikes, they were scary,” says Martha Morrison, guitarist Sterling Morrison’s wife, as she remembers one of their concerts at Cafe Bizarre for Todd Haynes’ new documentary, The Velvet Underground. Then, actress Mary Woronov’s jaw drops as she remembers the night that they came to Andy Warhol’s Factory in all black attire and performed “Heroin” early on...
Tags: Music, New York, The Velvet Underground, Movie Review, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Todd Haynes, Nico, John Cale, Mary Woronov, Moe Tucker, Sterling Morrison, Martha Morrison

The Velvet Underground: Get a First Glimpse of Todd Haynes’ Upcoming Documentary on the Most Influential Avant-Garde Rockers

To the question of the most influential band formed in the 1960s a list of easy answers unfolds, beginning with the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones. As three of the makers of the best-selling records of all time, those bands all lay fair claim to the title. But even within the commercial dynamo of postwar America, it was also possible to exert great influence without topping the charts, or indeed without even reaching them. This is proven by the story of avant-garde rocke...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Film, College, America, History, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Cannes film festival, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Seoul, Todd Haynes, Nico, Eno, Reed

Todd Haynes's Velvet Underground documentary looks to be magnificent

The Velvet Underground is my favorite band of all time. I've worn out the first four albums, hunted down the bootlegs, read the books, watched the films, and smiled nervously at Lou Reed across the room during a Laurie Anderson concert. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Experimental music, Lou Reed, Todd Haynes, Laurie Anderson, Avant-Garde

Watch A Trailer For Todd Haynes’ Velvet Underground Documentary

Todd Haynes’ long-gestating documentary about Velvet Underground is finally being released in October on Apple TV+ after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. It will tell the history of the band and their enormous legacy, through newly-conducted interviews and various recordings and never-before-seen performances. The film will be available on Apple TV+ on 10/15.
Tags: Apple, Music, News, The Velvet Underground, Cannes film festival, Todd Haynes

The Velvet Underground’s greatest songs – ranked!

As Todd Haynes unveils his documentary about them, we rate the best work of a band who overturned and reinvented rock’n’rollThe Velvets recorded two versions of Ride Into the Sun: a fabulous 1969 instrumental laden with fuzz guitar and a hushed 1970 vocal take backed by organ. Somewhere between the two lies one of their great lost songs; Lou Reed’s disappointingly flat 1972 solo version doesn’t do it justice at all. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Experimental music, Lou Reed, Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes

Warum es halb so schlimm ist, dass alle meine Dates in der Friendzone enden

Ich hatte gerade ein erstes Date mit einer Frau, die ich über eine Dating-App kennengelernt habe. Ich habe ein ziemlich gutes Gefühl, denn der Funke und die gewaltige sexuelle Energie zwischen uns waren deutlich spürbar. Außerdem erfüllt mich der Gedanke daran, sie hoffentlich bald besser kennenlernen zu können, mit Aufregung. So weit, so gut. Kaum zu Hause angekommen, erhalte ich auch schon eine Nachricht, die mich erschaudern lässt: „Ich würde dich gerne wiedersehen…, aber nur als gute Freu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Sarah, Todd Haynes, Kontakt, Energie, Rolle, Kopf, Weise, Bedeutung, Freund, Frau, Hause, Personen, Dunkel

We’ve Got A File On You: Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore has done so much in his decades-spanning career that he can barely remember some of it. Performing with Sonic Youth on cult comedy classic The State's network television premiere? Doesn't remember it. What about when the band appeared on the Canadian kids show Yo Awesome Awesome? Nope. Providing the voice of Mark Twain … More »
Tags: Music, David Letterman, Steve Albini, Mark Twain, Matt Groening, Sonic Youth, The Simpsons, Twilight, Bernie Sanders, Sparks, Todd Haynes, Blake Judd, Nardwuar, Greg Dulli, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore

Hear An Unearthed Stooges Cover From ’90s Punk Supergroup Wylde Ratttz

For Todd Haynes' 1998 sorta David Bowie biopic Velvet Goldmine, a group of musicians who called themselves Wyld Ratttz recorded some songs for the movie, including a cover of the Stooges' "T.V. Eye," which was included on its official soundtrack. The group was made up of the Stooges own Ron Asheton, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore … More »
Tags: Music, David Bowie, Todd Haynes, Thurston Moore, the Stooges, Ron Asheton, Velvet Goldmine, Wylde Ratttz, Wyld Ratttz

Premature Evaluation: Bob Dylan Rough And Rowdy Ways

"I've already outlived my life by far." Coming from Bob Dylan, this is an understatement. At 79, Dylan has outlasted many of the other icons who fomented the musical and social revolutions of the 1960s. It made perfect sense when Todd Haynes cast six different actors to play him because he has seemed to live … More »
Tags: Music, Bob Dylan, Todd Haynes, Dylan, Premature Evaluation

Black Panther’s Hannah Beachler Makes History As First Black Person to Win Oscar for Best Production Design

Not long after Black Panther’s historic Oscar win for Best Costume Design, production designer Hannah Beachler made history herself as the first black person to take home a trophy in the production design category for her work in the Oscar-winning Marvel movie.Via the Los Angeles Times:The 48-year-old, who has already taken home an Art Directors Guild award and a Critics Choice Award for her work on the film, is also the first African American ever to be nominated in the category. She was nomina...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, Marvel, Los Angeles, History, Pop Culture, Jazz, Todd Haynes, Black Panther, The Oscars, Hart, Fruitvale Station, Nathan Crowley, Black History, Hannah Beachler, Barry Jenkins

Heath Ledger's 8 Most Unforgettable Performances

Photo: Newspix/REX Shutterstock January 22, 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of Heath Ledger's death. Gone too soon. It's what you say when someone dies too young, and it couldn't be more fitting with regards to Heath Ledger, who passed away before his 29th birthday of an accidental prescription drug overdose. It was just six months before the release of The Dark Knight, which would earn him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.Being that the Joker was one of his last roles — and the bar by...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, California, America, Georgia, Jake Gyllenhaal, Wyoming, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Leonardo Dicaprio, Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Venice, Terry Gilliam

In 'Certain Women', Class-Based Identities Are Contended with Under Montana's Vast Icy Skies

Based on Maile Meloy's short story compilations Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It , Director Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women uses a triptych format to interweave the distinct stories of four Montana women repressed by their jobs, families, and surrounding patriarchal norms. It is a deeply American film which explores the value of lives shackled by class-based identities. Reichardt — a shoestring budget virtuo...
Tags: Music, Drama, Montana, America, Williams, Ifc, Blu-ray, Criterion, Livingston, Meloy, Ray, Todd Haynes, Stewart, Haynes, Gladstone, Wells

A Different Sort of Time Travel: Producer Christine Vachon on 'Wonderstruck'

The year's most unique children's movie comes from a most unlikely auteur, Todd Haynes, a filmmaker known for films that have all but exclusively appealed to an older demographic. Wonderstruck weaves together two stories set in New York City, 50 years apart. One, presented silently and in black and white, takes place in the movie palace heydey of 1927 and follows a deaf girl named Rose (Millicent Simmonds); the other, set in 1977 and presented in full color, follows a deaf boy ...
Tags: Music, England, New York, Hollywood, Drama, Interview, Julianne Moore, La, New York City, Fantasy, Mystery, Carol, Bushwick, Todd Haynes, Carter Burwell, Times Square

Soundtrack Review: Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Wonderstruck by Carter Burwell. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 82.1 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 24 Album Excellence: 39.4% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Wonderstruck is a 2017 American drama film directed by Todd Haynes and starring Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore & Michelle Williams. Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children f...
Tags: Music, Drama, Panorama, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Lakeshore Records, Todd Haynes, Carter Burwell, Rose, Ben, Christopher Robin, Burwell, Brian Selznick, Oakes Fegley Julianne Moore Michelle Williams, Metorite

Our Film Picks for the 55th Annual New York Film Festival

The 55th annual New York Film Festival has begun!  One of New York’s most classic film showcases, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s NYFF is once again offering the newest and some of the freshest international films slates for the viewing public.   Here are some of the films Bold as Love feels you should definitely check out, but also look out for reviews from us on select films.   NYFF runs from September 28th to October 15th in New York City.  See more about the entire festival and get ...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Usa, New York, Mississippi, New York City, Americas, Reagan, Chile, Edward Snowden, Paraguay, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lincoln Center, Naacp, Taylor, Baker

Meet The Hollywood Z List: 29 Actresses, Singers & Activists On The Verge Of Superstardom

Generation Z is the 20-and-under crowd of actresses, musicians, artists, and entertainers on the verge of ruling Hollywood. Meet the freshest faces in the industry and get ready to root for them as they rise to the top.If I were a teenager on the verge of ruling Hollywood, my immediate goals would include dancing with Harry Styles and getting early access to the Game of Thrones finale.It's a very good thing that I'm not a teenager on the verge of ruling Hollywood, and the following 29 future he...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Ansel Elgort, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, California, Dwayne Johnson, New York City, Disney, America, Snapchat, Noah

Todd Haynes Directing Velvet Underground Documentary

There's a new Velvet Underground documentary in the works that will be directed by Todd Haynes, best known for Carol and Far From Heaven. Per Variety, the director talked about the project at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, and it sounds like it's still in the early development stages. "[It] will rely … More »
Tags: Music, News, Switzerland, Velvet Underground, Carol, Todd Haynes

Michelle Williams' Daughter Gave Her The Best Mother's Day Gift

Feeling pretty proud of yourself about the gift you sent your mom for Mother's Day? Hold that thought.Matilda Ledger may have bested us all. USA Today reports that Michelle Williams has shared how her 11-year-old daughter nailed it with her Mother's Day card last Sunday."For Mother's Day, my daughter gave me a card that said, 'Mom, thanks for letting me be me,' and it was a picture with somebody in high heels on a skateboard," the Oscar-nominated actress told reporters during a press conference...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Julianne Moore, Williams, Heath Ledger, Usa Today, Todd Haynes, Creek, Michelle Williams, Matilda, Dawson

David Bowie Is… Invades The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Widge's Note: It was one year ago today that we lost David Bowie--not the first casualty of The Year Which Must Not Be Named but just the first wave of the onslaught. But it was a bitter pill for everyone to swallow. Bowie was the Swiss Army Knife of musicians, trying on new personas like somebody whose dad owned a persona factory. One of the testaments to Bowie's chameleon-like nature was and is the David Bowie Is exhibition, currently in Tokyo and will be headed for Barcelona, opening M...
Tags: Reviews, Art, Music, London, La, Berlin, New York City, John Lennon, Neil Gaiman, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Earth, Chicago, Paris, Netherlands, David Bowie

Pete Seeger Teaches You How to Play Guitar for Free in the The Folksinger’s Guitar Guide (1955)

Image by Josef Schwarz, via Wikimedia Commons Along with earnest political populism and a renewed interest in regional cultures, the folk revival of the fifties and sixties brought with it a liberating sense of possibility, as young writers, singers, and artists discovered that, truly, anyone can play guitar. Or rather, anyone can pick up most any stringed instrument and, with a few fundamentals, enjoy the experience of writing and playing music in a way that seemed unavailable or forbidding be...
Tags: Google, Music, Education, College, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Paul Mccartney, James Taylor, Todd Haynes, Facebook Twitter, Silverman, Seeger, Dylan, Merle Travis, Josh Jones

Pete Seeger Teaches You How to Play Guitar for Free in The Folksinger’s Guitar Guide (1955)

Image by Josef Schwarz, via Wikimedia Commons Along with earnest political populism and a renewed interest in regional cultures, the folk revival of the fifties and sixties brought with it a liberating sense of possibility, as young writers, singers, and artists discovered that, truly, anyone can play guitar. Or rather, anyone can pick up most any stringed instrument and, with a few fundamentals, enjoy the experience of writing and playing music in a way that seemed unavailable or forbidding be...
Tags: Google, Music, Education, College, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Paul Mccartney, James Taylor, Todd Haynes, Facebook Twitter, Silverman, Seeger, Dylan, Merle Travis, Josh Jones

Watch Jonathan Rhys Meyers As Joe Strummer In The London Town Trailer

Jonathan Rhys Meyers played a fictional version of David Bowie in Todd Haynes' great 1998 movie Velvet Goldmine, and now he'll take another crack at playing a beloved British rock star. In the new movie London Town, Meyers plays the Clash frontman Joe Strummer. It's not a Clash biopic, though. Rather it's the story of … More »
Tags: Video, The Clash, Music, London, David Bowie, Todd Haynes, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joe Strummer, London Town

Delta Airlines Deleted The Same-Sex Love Scenes From Carol & People Are Pissed

Todd Haynes' 2015 movie Carol is a strikingly beautiful love story between a shopgirl Thèrese (Rooney Mara) and sophisticated, housewife Carol (Cate Blanchett). The two engage in a deeply emotional affair over a short period of time during the 1950s. A critical depiction their relationship involves sex and intimacy, yet Delta Airlines decided to edit those scenes out — along with kissing — for the in-flight version of the film.This error in judgement was brought to the internet's attention by c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Delta Airlines, Delta, Ellen, Bdsm, Paul Giamatti, Carol, Todd Haynes, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Phyllis Nagy, Mary Lambert, Cameron Esposito, Carol Cate Blanchett, Rhea Butcher


Popdose is pleased to present the premiere – in full – of the debut album from Portland, Oregon’s “Sophe Lux & The Mystic,” a solo vehicle for Gwynneth Haynes, former front person for the band, “Sophe Lux” All Are One presents a universe of visionary art-rock narratives bathed in glittery psychedelic and operatic textures. The album offers lush soundscapes of interwoven angelic choruses and soulful R&B vocal leads riding electronic keyboards that evoke both 80’s electro-pop and vintage; they s...
Tags: Music, Portland Oregon, Popdose, Rob Ross, Popdose Premiere, Todd Haynes, New Artists, Neo-psychedelia, Haynes, Portland OR, Popdose Exclusives

Bob Dylan: The Poet At 75

Five years ago a group of Popdose writers celebrated Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday with a massive, multi-page post. Each of us chose some of our favorite Dylan songs to write about. Reposting the entire thing would have been a huge undertaking since many of the video and audio links are now outdated.  Today Dylan turns 75, and I have edited just my section of the original post. I present it here in celebration of the occasion. I’ve included videos for all the songs except one, and chosen alternate o...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, Music, Florida, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Bangladesh, Ringo Starr, Latin America, Popdose, Ken Shane, Todd Haynes, A Fan's Notes, Don, Dylan, Leon Russell

27 Shocking Things That Have Been Done To Barbie

This story was originally published on March 9, 2016.March 9 is National Barbie Day. I assume we’re all wearing our best waist cinchers and sky-high heels while aspiring to unrealistic body standards in observance of the occasion. Barbie Millicent Roberts, who hails from the fictional town of Willows, WI, first hit the scene in 1959. According to this vintage commercial, you could buy the first Barbie doll for just $3. Her outfits and accessories ranged in price from $1 to $5.Barbie has ...
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Spotlight and The Revenant deserve their Oscars, but where were Carol's? | Peter Bradshaw

On balance, the Academy gave its prizes to the right people, but it’s baffling that the Cate Blanchett-starring lesbian romance was completely shut outOscars 2016 winners: the full list Related: Oscars 2016: Spotlight shocks as DiCaprio wins actor and Mad Max scorches competition Insofar as it’s possible to get a surprise at the Academy Awards – an event in which outcome-permutations are notoriously reduced almost to zero before anything happens at all – we had one tonight. Spotlight has won b...
Tags: Music, Film, Spotlight, Culture, Awards and prizes, Animation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Amy Winehouse, Oscars, World cinema, Mark Rylance, Pixar, Inside Out, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Academy, Cate Blanchett

David Bowie Is… Invades The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Once in a while, a museum exhibition comes along that simply wows you with a sense of "I must see this!" glee and excitement! Like a Van Gogh retrospective or the Tut Exhibition from back in the day, the MCA's David Bowie Is was such an experience. Created by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, this exhibition is the first to examine Bowie as a powerful figure in music, art design, theatre and film. It also emphasizes his impact on contemporary culture through the lens of his creative process ...
Tags: Reviews, Art, Music, London, La, Berlin, New York City, John Lennon, Neil Gaiman, Los Angeles, Earth, Chicago, Paris, Netherlands, David Bowie, Melbourne

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