The loss of a parent is a tragic twist of fate, but it’s made even more complicated when your 70-year-old father comes out of the closet around the same time. In his new film “Beginners,” Mills takes a look back at this unusual (and true) time in his life, as well as his father’s renewed sense of life as an outspoken homosexual in his later years. Mills’ film, a humorous and emotional retelling of his and his father’s story, shows us that it is never too late to realize what you want from life and begin again.
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The name might have you scratching your head, but the Scottish rock ‘n’ roll three-piece is probably the biggest band you’ve never heard of. In the United Kingdom, the band is only second to Muse in popularity and headlines major festivals all over Europe; the shows are energetic and the stuff of legends.
Who would have guessed that one of the biggest bands of the mid-2000s would be a violin-wielding rock band? Yellowcard seemingly defied the odds and has gone on to rack up numerous hit songs and multi-platinum albums. After going on a two-year hiatus to recuperate, Yellowcard has returned with a new album, "When You’re Done Thinking, Say Yes," and are rolling into Tempe April 11.
Let's cut to the chase. If you like “The Bourne Identity” or any of its sequels, you’ll like “Hanna.” If you like your action movies with an energizing techno soundtrack, “Hanna” is for you. If you like kids and ass-kicking teenagers showing the government what for, “Hanna” is your best bet this weekend.
"When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes" 4/5 Pitchforks Yellowcard Hopeless Records
For those of you who don’t know, Ne-Yo is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. In addition to his platinum selling albums and top-10 hits, Ne-Yo has written songs for other huge pop acts, including Rihanna, Beyonce and Justin Bieber.
Friday night saw the return of two great rock bands to the fair city of Tempe. Lucero and newcomers Fake Problems took the stage at the tried-and-true rock club, the Clubhouse.
Album: "The People’s Key" Rating: 5/5 Pitchforks Artist: Bright Eyes Label: Saddle Creek Records
For those of you out of the loop, the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale is not just about golf. It also offers big concerts.
The music industry is in flux. The year 2010 brought the lowest album-sales weeks ever recorded and countless torrent sites that leaked music freely to the masses.
In our fast-forward, get-it-done-yesterday world, everyone is looking for that next big thing before it hits the mainstream. Music is no different. Bands come and go faster than you have time to enjoy them. (What ever happened to Kevin Rudolf?)
Let’s just cut to the chase: White Lies is uncannily similar to Joy Division. Their sound, their style, everything they do is ripped straight from the morose band playbook. (Even lead singer Harry McVeigh resembles Ian Curtis.)