Music Exclusive: "All In" – Audrey Katz
Electro pared down to bare-bones minimalism and brutality. Signed to Leonizer Records (from Leonard de Leonard), Audrey Katz is a French red-headed DJette who has apparently been very visible in Paris’ club scene. Her first EP, All In, was produced with Bijou Williams and is out today. Give her an ear below: [Audio clip: view [...](Read more...)
Andy Lau, HK Film Industry Reach New Low With Future X-Cops
Walking through the Hong Kong MTR the other day, I was horrified to see a movie poster for the upcoming film Future X-Cops. It came as no surprise that the film is directed by Wong Jing of God of Gamblers fame, who has been called “the King of Crappy Cinema”. But I couldn’t understand why Andy Lau – named [...](Read more...)
Lollapalooza 2010: Greatest Show on Earth?
From its humble beginnings as a touring music festival back in 1991, Lollapalooza has grown to become one of the world’s most exciting and talked-about live music experiences. And for good reason — this year’s lineup promises to top all the rest. Hold your breath… Lollapalooza 2010 will be headlined by Soundgarden (reuniting for the [...](Read more...)
Cue the Silent Clock: 24 Canceled
It’s official: after eight seasons of production, Jack Bauer badassery vehicle 24 has officially been canceled and will wrap up for good this May. In light of poor ratings, FOX has pulled the plug and decided not to renew the show for a ninth season, intended to be the grand finale — a sudden and [...](Read more...)
Google is the Juggernaut, B*tch
Google takes shit from nobody. Seriously. The search engine giant announced in its official blog yesterday that it would follow up on its promise to “stop censoring search on Google.cn.” More than two months after the original cyber-attacks that first sparked the censorship controversy, Google has decided to defy the Chinese government by redirecting its [...](Read more...)
We Have A Captain America, and His Name Is Johnny Storm (I Mean, Chris Evans)
This just in, actor Chris Evans has accepted Marvel’s offer to play the role of Captain America, which we reported several days ago. All the wheels have since been set into motion. With the hero choice locked, director Joe Johnston (“Wolfman”) is set to begin shooting “The First Avenger: Captain America” in Europe this summer. [...](Read more...)
Audio Exclusive: Listen to MGMT’s New Album "Congratulations"
In what appears to be a move to combat album leaks, the psychedelic hoodlum duo MGMT has made available for full streaming their upcoming album Congratulations, set for release on April 13, 2010. “We wanted to offer it as a free download,” the band writes on their site, “but that didn’t make sense to anyone [...](Read more...)
Welcome 21CB’s New Hong Kong Editor, Stephen!
Everyone, please join me in welcoming our Hong Kong-based editor, writer and my own blood brother Stephen Suen! Think of us as more Coen Brothers than Wachowski Brothers (but if one of us had to be the male-turned-female one, I call first dibs on the other one). In any case, he has graciously provided a [...](Read more...)
Is Good Art Subtle? T-Pain and the Delicacy of "Reverse Cowgirl"
Just a suggestion: T-Pain is not subtle. He “f**ked a mermaid” and sang about it, after all. Here, he pulls no punches with the name of this one song called, uh, “Reverse Cowgirl.” For god’s sake, these are lyrics: Just put it in Reverse Cowgirl Get it up, get it up, pump it up girl [...](Read more...)