Brooklyn Band La Strada

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Our friend Kevin turned us onto this band and we’ve been loving what we’ve heard thus far. They remind us of Beirut, only better. Somebody, please go sign them now. We want to hear more. You can check out some La Strada tracks on myspace at www.myspace.com/lastradanyc. La Strada will be playing at Soundfix in Williamsburg on August 11 at 10pm.

Be careful…

Gothamist has the story.

Jim Cramer Flips the F*ck Out on CNBC

We’re not going to even pretend to understand what he’s talking about, but this sure is entertaining. Can somebody say rage issues. Via Gawker.

The August 2007 Movie Preview

by Dave Thomas
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Rocket Science
In spite of overcrowded weekends and the fact that this is August, there’s actually quite a bit to look forward to this month.
AUGUST 3
UNDERDOG
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Dog gets superpowers.
WILL IT SUCK?
The director did Racing Stripes and one of the three writers did Zoom, so I’m not optimistic. Nice cast, tho, with Jason Lee as the voice of Underdog and Peter Dinklage and Patrick Warburton as the bad guys. Also, keep an eye out for Samantha Bee.
HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
All the family-ish crap is coming out now. You’ve got the second frame of Simpsons and this week Bratz, Charlie Bartlett, El Cantate and Hot Rod, all of which will pull on diff. sectors of this demo. – and then next week, Daddy Day Camp and Stardust. Still, people love them some talking animals. $50mil.
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CHARLIE BARTLETT
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Kind of like that part in Rushmore where he goes to public school if he then started giving psychiatric advice and drugs to students.
WILL IT SUCK?
I’m not the only one making Rushmore comparisons. Richard Horgan over at FilmStew compares Robert Downey, Jr. in this film to Bill Murray in the other. Hope Davis is up in here, too, as Bartlett’s mom. Early buzz is very good.

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Bush Shields Turd Blossom

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Illustrating once again how he believes he (and his cronies) are above the law.

New Wes Anderson Trailer

The Darjeeling Limited, in theaters this December.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Covers Mariah Carey

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Will Oldham is slowly becoming the king of indie rock silliness. First, he helped produce this hilarious (albeit really beautiful) Kanye West video. Now’s he’s recorded a Mariah Carey cover, “Can’t Take That Away.” You can download it here via Aquarium Drunkard. Turns out the cover is part of the soon to be released Guilty By Association.
Here’s the track listing via the label:

The Concretes/Back For Good (Take That)
Porter Block/Breaking Free (High School Musical)
Mike Watt/Burning For You (Blue Oyster Cult)
Will Oldham/Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy/Can’t Take That Away (Mariah Carey)
Casey Shea/Chop Suey (System of a Down)
Devendra Banhart/Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Petra Haden/Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Mark Mulcahy/From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Mooney Suzuki/Just Like Jesse James (Cher)
Woody Jackson Orchestra featuring Money Mark/Love’s Theme (Love Unlimited Orchestra)
Superchunk/Say My Name (Destiny’s Child)
Luna/Straight Up (Paula Abdul)
Goat/Sugar We’re Going Down (Fall Out Boy)
Geoff Farina/Two Tickets To Paradise (Eddie Money)
Jim O’Rourke/Viva Forever (Spice Girls)