Apologies, fiends, for the lack of updates. The DLB has just returned from a vacation to Hell’s awesomest half-acre: Austin, Texas. But while I was there I was able to scare up a few stand-out stories which will be revealed over the coming week. First up, a bit of musical mayhem from this past weekend’s Revival Fest, a raucous gathering of tattooed pin-up queens, gruesome greasers, and all manner of Texas-sized fun — all in celebration of that particular musical mutt known as rockabilly. Close to the top of the bill was Hank III, i.e. lonesome country king Hank Williams’ grandkid. Hank serves up his country through a filter of punk and metal. Here he is playing “Tore Up & Loud.”
Archive for May, 2011
Rue Morgue Magazine‘s monthly movie night happens again this evening, with the Charles Kaufman camp classic Mother’s Day (1980) screening at 9:30 at The Bloor Cinema. Mother’s Day, the tale of two backwoods brothers who torment a trio of city girls at the behest of their momma, was reviled in its time for its exploitative nudity and violence, and we can’t blame the protestors as the sleaze is pretty thick. Feel free to bring your own bar of soap.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Written by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Dan Payne
My experience with Thor comics growing up was minimal. If it wasn’t Spider-Man or Batman, forget it. So my expectations for a Thor movie were modest, although the pre-release images were great and I trusted director Kenneth Branagh to deliver a fun film with at least some ambition towards Shakespearean gravitas. Fortunately that is exactly the tone Branagh, best known for his films of “Henry V” and “Hamlet,” was going for.
Andy LaPlegua brings his aggro-electric act Combichrist to Toronto this weekend (May 8) in a sure-to-be-killer show opening for Rammstein at the Air Canada Centre. (For anyone unfamiliar with the band’s aggressively entertaining live act, check out this DLB-shot footage of \”Fuck That Shit\” from their Toronto show this past fall.