In the trenches of a blitzkrieg world tour assault, Spin got to chatting with photographer and friend of the Black Keys, Noah Abrams, revealing the news of a yet untitled documentary he’s helming. Quick to shoot down the arena status sheen of a rock star production, Abrams is teasing footage he has so far as “a buddy comedy with perhaps the greatest soundtrack of all time.” Hoping for a release sometime next year, Abrams expounded upon the lax vibe via his closeness to the duo: “I’m fortunate enough to know both these guys pretty well and their relationship is pretty incredible and very funny.”
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Global tours, babies, basketball franchises, videogames, the world, so goes the logical chronicle of Jay-Z‘s meteoric banner year thus far. But first he must curate and star in a two-day festival this summer. The New York Times is reporting that H.O.V.A. will imminently announce said news sometime today that will encompass “as many as 28 musical acts” to Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park come Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. While tickets for the Live Nation-produced event will be available May 23. For a tease in the interim, a news release to the Times offered that the lineup will span “rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance” talent.
Following last week’s free digital drop of “Honeycomb/Gotham,” psych-rock clangory heroes Animal Collective just one-upped the news in familiar cryptic fashion over on their website last night. Blasting your eyeballs with a “please stand by” PSA of sorts, a ticker scrolls across the bottom of the screen detailing “from us to you on Centipede Hz,” while some dystopian supersonics back a text roll-out of the track list, capped by their record label, Domino, and a “coming september 2012” flash. So there you have it. Meanwhile, it’s a good time to revisit that “impossible places you’ll go in your life” aqua tribal shout on “Honeycomb” in preparation.
The intranets were all in a furor this morning speculating that the uber successful, hologram-pioneering music festival in Indio, California, Coachella, would announce a branching out of its two-weekend lineup into a possible third. Maybe even another locale, i.e. Lollapalooza Chile. Especially with Goldenvoice promoter squawks like “we probably could have added two more Coachella weekends,” via Randy Phillips, president of AEG Live. But alas, Coachellians, tickets go on sale for the same two-weekend assault for the 2013 event come May 17. Which is still unprecedented that they’re able to book, green-light, buy land (!) and sell tickets for next year a rough month out from the 2012 edition.