Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sights and Sounds: MST3K Reunion Show, Dawes, Garbage, 'Quiero Creedence' CCR tribute

With the arrival of summer comes plenty of entertainment news to share...

From left, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy
and Michael J. Nelson.
In less than one week, catch the hysterical live broadcast of RiffTrax’s MST3K Reunion Show - set to be shown live in select U.S. movie theaters on June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT and tape-delayed to 7 p.m. MT/ 8 p.m. PT, followed by a special re-broadcast on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Come celebrate 10 years of RiffTrax with the guys who make movies funny (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) for an amazing night of riffing and comedy with most of the original Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars.

Joining Mike, Kevin and Bill from the State Theater in Minneapolis will be your favorite MST3K stars: Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, Bridget Nelson and the host of the revived MST3K, Jonah Ray. The cast will riff on a cavalcade of goofy, educational short films and comic interludes before concluding the evening with a grand finale “SUPER RIFF-A-PALOOZA!”

Tickets for MST3K Reunion Show can be purchased online at or at any participating theater box offices.

For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Dawes Releases Exclusive Track for Fans who Join Fight against Malaria
Band encourages fans to donate to Nothing But Nets campaign, receive their cover of
The Waterboys' "Fisherman's Blues"

Today, Dawes announced it has released an exclusive track for fans who donate to the United Nations Foundations'
Nothing But Nets campaign, to help save lives from malaria. Fans who donate will receive a free download of Dawes covering The Waterboys' "Fisherman's Blues." The promotion will run for 60 days.
Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria.
Nothing But Nets works closely with its UN partners across sub-Saharan Africa to ensure vulnerable populations including children, refugees, and families displaced by conflict are protected from this deadly disease. It only costs $10 to purchase and deliver a life-saving bed net and provide education on its proper use.
In 2013, Dawes traveled with
Nothing But Nets to Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda and saw the devastating impact of malaria firsthand. They visited children in the health clinic, sang and danced with families, delivered bed nets and personally hung them in homes.
"In Rwanda, we met so many families impacted by malaria," said Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer of Dawes. "All it takes to protect a child is a simple bed net. Anyone can help us save a life."
Today, there are tens of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Burundi and Democratic Republic of the Congo, seeking shelter in Rwanda. They are weak from their journey and more vulnerable to malaria.
Nothing But Nets is working to send life-saving nets and other comprehensive malaria interventions and treatment to the region to help protect these refugees.
"After all refugees have endured and survived, they should not have to fear a mosquito bite," said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, director of
Nothing But Nets. "Dawes has supported our work for many years and we're grateful for their efforts to help us raise awareness and save lives."
Today, there are more than 50 million refugees and families displaced by violence around the world - and 60 percent of them live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Malaria is a major threat to refugees - it is a leading cause of illness and death in many African countries, including those where
Nothing But Nets and its UN partners work. Last year, the campaignlaunched The Million Nets Pledge to protect refugee families from malaria with one million nets by 2016. This ambitious two-year goal aims to raise $10 million to protect vulnerable people fleeing violence, particularly in Central Africa.
Now in its tenth year, the
Nothing But Nets campaign boasts hundreds of thousands of supporters - from students to athletes to entertainers - who all help to protect families on another continent from the threat of malaria. Fans can donate at to receive their free cover and to learn more about the fight against malaria.

Garbage performs "Empty" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

In case you missed it, earlier this week Garbage stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform their new single "Empty". Watch the performance HERE

Garbage's sixth studio album Strange Little Birds was released earlier this month, via the band's own STUNVOLUME Records. The album is available for purchase both physically HERE and digitally HERE

Next month, Garbage will embark on their 'Strange Little Birds' U.S. tour. Check for tickets and additional details on VIP experience packages, including: early entry, soundcheck access, Q&As, meet and greets, photo opps with the band, exclusive merch, and more.

'Quiero Creedence' is Latin music tribute to CCR

The legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival was America's ultimate Top 40 band of the late 1960s, many of their singles now placing high on the “greatest rock hits of all time” lists and in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, with the band itself long enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

But it wasn’t just the United States of America where CCR topped the charts. As Quiero Creedence now underscores, the band, which was so identified with a sound called “swamp rock,” was big throughout all of Latin America, both then and now. 

Releasing on Concord Picante on July 29, the Latin-inspired, multilingual tribute album to Creedence includes covers of the band’s greatest songs by some of the biggest Latin artists from around the world including Juan Gabriel, Bunbury, Andrés Calamaro, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, El Tri, Diamante Eléctrico, Los Lobos, as well as Billy Gibbons. As these names indicate, the set (the title of which translates as “I Want Creedence”) spans a variety of genres and decades—and totals a social media reach of over 40 million fans for the participating artists.

The first single from “Quiero Creedence” is Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel’s Spanish version of “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”:

“The Spanish version of a Creedence Clearwater song is absolutely stunning… EVERYBODY STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING! Put on your headphones and listen to Juan Gabriel’s spectacular cover of the Creedence Clearwater classic ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain?’” – BuzzFeed

“When we get older, we want to be like Juan Gabriel! At 66 years old, the Mexican singer is unstoppable and seems healthier and stronger than ever…To prove that he's here forever, El Divo de Juarez dropped his latest production titled ‘Gracias Al Sol,’ a Spanish-language cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic jam ‘Have You Ever Seen The Rain?’ The song, however, is not only an ode to the classic band of the sixties and seventies, but it's also the first single off of a Latin tribute album for the band titled Quiero Creedence.” – Latin Times

1 comment:

newwavegeo said...

I really want to hear that Dawes cover! Hopefully, the web site's safety will be improved soon I can donate.