Donnie Darko Returns: Director Richard Kelly Talks ’80s Nostalgia, Tears for Fears, and the Possibility of a Sequel

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In 2001, filmmaker Richard Kelly introduced the world to Donnie Darko, a peculiar suburban teenager from Virginia, who had a penchant for strong literature, Smurf Theory, and girls named Gretchen. He also had apocalyptic visions that stemmed from a man-rabbit named Frank, who may or may not have been influenced by Watership Down. Now, over 15 years later, the film …

The Offspring announce summer tour alongside Sublime with Rome

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Fans seeking refuge in 90’s nostalgia can look no further than The Offspring’s upcoming summer tour. The veteran pop punk band is hitting the road alongside Sublime with Rome for two separate North American legs beginning in July. See the full schedule below. The Offspring’s latest album came in the form of 2012’s Days Go By. The Offspring 2017 Tour Dates:03/23 …

U2’s American Dream: The Joshua Tree 30 Years Later

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan reflects on how America looked through the eyes of a young Irish rock band called U2. Drive two and a half hours east of downtown Los Angeles, through a series of smog-choked suburban communities collectively known as …

I Was There: LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver Turns 10

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This is a story about being young. This is a story of what we remember and what we forget. This is a story of a lost New York. This is one story of LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 album, Sound of Silver. It …

The inaugural lineup for When We Were Young Fest is an emo kid’s dream come true

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First impressions are everything, and for the inaugural When We Were Young Festival, nostalgia seems to be the name of the game. The lineup boasts a host of 90’s- and early aughts-era punk and emo bands — AFI, Descendents, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, The Get Up Kids, Pinback, and Saves the Day — all leading up to a headlining appearance from Mr. …

Can Billy Joel’s “Miami 2017” Help New York Pull Through a Trump Presidency?

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Photo by Ben Kaye On New Year’s Eve, Billy Joel got to fulfill what has probably been a long-awaited dream: He played a concert at the BB&T Center in South Florida and rang in Miami 2017 with “Miami 2017”. If setlist.fm is to be believed, he even waited until just past midnight to launch into the song. Add in the fact …