App News 2014 | idobi http://idobi.com Running interviews into the ground since 1999 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:17:45 +0000 en <![CDATA[Callwood at the Cooler #34: Alt-Journalism – Where Do We Go From Here?]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/callwood-at-the-cooler-34-alt-journalism-where-do-we-go-from-here/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:00:44 +0000 Brett Callwood http://idobi.com/editorial/callwood-at-the-cooler-34-alt-journalism-where-do-we-go-from-here/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/LA-Weekly-1-242x300.jpg Callwood takes on the struggle of journalism in 2017 at the cooler this week. [/imgfull]

The plight of the alt-weekly…
The last week has been more than a little harrowing for those of us trying to forge ahead with a career in journalism.

Full disclosure, before I continue here: I have freelanced for the LA Weekly since March 2016. I also write regularly for the OC Weekly, the Denver Westword, the SF Weekly, and the Tucson Weekly. For six years between 2008 and 2014, while I lived in Michigan, I was heavily involved with the Detroit Metro Times, and for the last of those year I was the music editor there.

I know and love alternative weeklies. They provide a vital voice— politically, socially, culturally, artistically—to those who might not have an outlet for that voice anywhere else. Frankly, alt-weeklies are one of the things that I love the most about this country (there’s nothing like it in my native England).

But Christ, this year has been tough on many of the publications. New owners seem to have swept in across the nation and gutted them. As of this year, there’s no longer a print edition of the Village Voice in New York—long a vital ingredient to the culture in that vibrant city.

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Los Angeles is burning…
When the LA Weekly was put up for sale earlier in the year, by former owners Voice Media (who also own the Denver Westword, Phoenix New-Times, and more), eyebrows were raised. The group had already sold the Village Voice in New York and now it was letting go of LA. Why not have a presence in these two giant cultural cities? But ok, there must be business reasons that mere journalists and normals don’t understand.

When it was announced that the new owners of the LA Weekly are a group called Semanal LLC, those same eyebrows hit the ceiling. Nobody knew anything about the new owners, least of all who they actually were. Things went very, very bad, very, very quickly.

On Wednesday, November 29, just after the sale was finalized, nine of the 13 editorial staffers at the LA Weekly were laid off.  Two days later, on December 1, one of the new investment team, Brian Calle (formerly a columnist at the OC Register), posted a story called “And the New Owners Are…”

“The L.A. Weekly group is made up of several investors including Brian Calle, formerly of the Southern California News Group; David Welch, an L.A.-based attorney; Kevin Xu, a philanthropist and investor; Steve Mehr, an attorney and investor; Paul Makarechian, a boutique hotel developer; Mike Mugel, a real estate redeveloper; and Andy Bequer, a Southern California–based investor. And Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school, also plans to invest.

“We appreciate that people have been expressing their support for L.A. Weekly over the last couple of days. It was once a richly influential and important cultural force in Los Angeles, which gave it vitality both as a journalism platform and as a business. I’m sure many reading can remember a time when we used to pick up an issue every week, read its features and refer to it multiple times to help decide weekly social and cultural activities.”

It was perhaps the next paragraph which people objected to the most:

“As media marched forward into the digital age, however, print publications saw innumerable challenges and L.A. Weekly [sic] has suffered as a result. It wasn’t inevitable. And today, perhaps more than ever, we need media organizations, like L.A. Weekly [sic], to become reinvigorated journalistic voices in the new media landscape. It’s disheartening that the Weekly has been on a declining trajectory. Our goal is to turn it around and see it grow.”

By saying that “it wasn’t inevitable,” Calle was clearly suggesting that the award-winning former staff hadn’t been good enough.

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The backlash has been swift and brutal. Columnists, including Henry Rollins, have decided to no longer contribute. The rumors are that advertisers are backing out at an alarming rate, encouraged by the #BoycottLAWeekly movement. There was a funeral held for the publication at noon on Friday, December 8, at the LA Weekly office. A coffin was filled with old issues.

So it came as no surprise when, at 5 p.m. on that same Friday, a statement was released on the LA Weekly Facebook page.

“We have made numerous missteps in the transition of new leadership at L.A. Weekly. We acknowledge it. We own it. We apologize for it.

“Our missteps have allowed rumor, conjecture, and misinformation to eclipse fact. False narratives have snowballed in part because we have not adequately provided our vision and plan for the Weekly’s future to the public…

“Beginning today, Hillel Aron will take over as Interim Editor. Aron will be responsible for all editorial content at the Weekly. He will have complete independence and autonomy from the business side of the company. He’ll also create an Editorial Advisory Board made up of veteran progressive Angeleno journalists to ensure that the Weekly preserves its progressive voice.”

The statement addressed the concerns that the new owners are Republican donors from Orange County (some of them are), that they want to change the traditionally-left political slant of the paper (they say they don’t), and they they want to use unpaid writers (they do, but not exclusively). Aron will be allowed to run the editorial side of things, which is slightly reassuring.

So that’s where we are. The laid off staff remain laid off, although Aron has been told that he can rehire two of them (who knows what that will look like). Much of everything else remains uncertain.

As for me, I’ve literally just filed a feature with them that was commissioned by the former music editor before he was let go. I’m a professional and I do the work that I’m assigned. What the future holds regarding that publication is uncertain. But two weeks ago, the LA Weekly was a publication I was proud to write for. I have to be certain that remains the case before I pen another word.

But everyone, absolutely everyone, should care. Because the danger is that these alternative voices are being stripped away. Just think about that.

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“Callwood at the Cooler” is a bi-weekly column which will see me waxing lyrical about events in the news, pop culture and the etc. Sometimes it’ll be light, other times not-so when the rant/monolog demands. The subject matter will vary dramatically so expect anything and keep coming back.

 

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<![CDATA[Watch This Week – 12/11]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-12-11/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:00:07 +0000 idobi Staff http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-12-11/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/shoc-106-pre-robert-kirkman-800x600-300x225.jpg This week: Lucifer, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, Marvel’s Runaways, Lethal Weapon, Brooklyn... This week: Lucifer, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, Marvel’s Runaways, Lethal Weapon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Med, Riverdale, The Big Bang Theory, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency


 

Lucifer


“The Sin Bin” – Season 3, Episode 9
Mon Dec 11 – 8PM
On FOX


Guess who’s back. Back again. Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt) is back. Tell a friend. We sure have missed her—but it looks like we’re the only ones in Lucifer. Did y’all see that love triangle with her, Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), and Dr. Linda (Rachael Harris) coming? We sure didn’t (okay we were totally cheering for it)...but that’s all we’ll say about that. Instead, we need to talk about the Sinnerman (Kevin Carroll). Because honestly, we’re still shuddering at the eye-popping (too soon?) lengths he went to in the last episode. The devil might have found his match this time, and something tells us the Sinnerman is only the start of—forgive us—Dante’s Inferno for Luci (Tom Ellis) & the gang. Will the midseason finale answer or create even more questions? If Mr. Morningstar could ask us what we really desire right now, it’d be both.

Watch the midseason finale of Lucifer tonight on FOX.


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From TV Guide:
With the Sinnerman in custody, Lucifer is prepared to go to any length to get his devil face back. Meanwhile, Trixie is introduced to Charlotte and questions the relationship she has with her father. The Season 3 fall finale.

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ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SECRET HISTORY OF COMICS


“Image Comics: Declaration of Independents” – Season 1, Episode 6
Mon Dec 11 – 10PM
On AMC




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Another week with Robert Kirkman, another legendary secret history. This time he’s diving into the publisher that launched a thousand comic book fans (and then some): Image Comics. Oh, you know, the company that brought you Spawn, Saga, The Walking Dead...to name just a holy few. The launch of Image Comics in 1992 was revolutionary; it allowed creators to publish their material without giving up the copyrights to their characters. Those creators-turned-founders just happened to be some of the best in the business, and Image Comics soon became a rival to Marvel and DC. Image’s founders are about to sit down and tell their story. Yeah, we don’t think we need to say more—watch...

Watch Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics on AMC.


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From AMC:
Seven renegade artists shock the comic-book industry by starting their own company, Image Comics, to rival giants Marvel and DC.

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MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS


“Metamorphosis” – Season 1, Episode 6
Tues Dec 5
On Hulu


The opening flashback of this week’s episode of Marvel’s Runaways might be our favorite—and the most chilling—yet. We finally learn the story of Jonah (Julian McMahon), the man with the all-too-perfect deal for Alex’s (Rhenzy Feliz) parents last week (something about a man in a sharp 90s-style suit really does mean “business”. Don’t @ us). We also get a glimpse into this mysterious power the parents’ club (read: cult) are trying to harness. But that ain’t the most devastating part of this episode—revelations back in the, uh, more real-life world of PRIDE’s gala are about to come out all too publicly. It's a scene that will have you watching with secondhand embarrassment, morbid fascination, and even some pity for Tina (Brittany Ishibashi). Bet you didn’t see that one coming, did ya? That’s the beauty of Runaways: You never quite know who you’re rooting for, in spite of everything. What we do know we’re rooting for, however, is Karolina’s (Virginia Gardner) cruuuush—but we ain’t saying who it is and you can’t make us!

P.S. Watch out for that classic Marvel cameo. Y’all will know when you see it.

Episode 6 of Marvel’s Runaways airs on Hulu this Tuesday. Catch up on episodes 1-5 now.


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From Hulu:
During PRIDE's gala, the kids set in motion a new plan to take down their parents for good. As the evening unfolds, everyone's personal drama threatens to derail their plans.

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LETHAL WEAPON


“Wreck the Halls” – midseason finale
Tues Dec 12 – 8PM
On FOX


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Lethal Weapon airs on FOX every Tuesday.


From TV Guide:
It's Christmas time and the Murtaugh family is headed to Hawaii. However, Murtaugh's vacation is put on hold when he and Riggs are called to a homicide and the victim is an old friend. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a surprise phone call from a relative just in time for Christmas. The Season 2 fall finale.

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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE


“Game Night: The Favor” – Season 5, Episode 8
Tues Dec 12 – 9PM
On FOX


Um, yeah. Y’all went nuts over Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) coming out as bi in last week’s episode “99” and we are here for it. This week, we get even more to cheer about, because she’s planning to tell her parents. Unfortunately, she decides to ask Jake (Andy Samberg) for help...we don’t know what she was thinking either.

Dive into Brooklyn Nine-Nine on FOX.


From TV Guide:
In the Season 5 fall finale, Rosa begs Jake to help her break some big news to her parents, but her plan is thrown off when they wrongly assume the two are dating. Then, Seamus Murphy returns to redeem the favor Holt owes him, and the precinct searches for a loophole that will allow Holt to uphold his end of the bargain without breaking the law.

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CHICAGO MED


“Naughty or Nice” – Season 3, Episode 4
Tues Dec 12 – 10PM
On NBC




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Catch up on Chicago Med, only on NBC.


From NBC:
CHARLES PUTS HIS LIFE ON THE LINE TO HELP A PATIENT - Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) learns a troubling fact about the man who shot him. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Dr. Bekker (Norma Kuhling) come to an agreement during a complicated surgery. Will (Nick Gehlfuss) and Natalie (Torrey DeVitto) are trapped by legal ethics when an unfaithful husband refuses to tell his wife about his inconclusive Zika test. Meanwhile, April (Yaya DaCosta) and Noah (guest star Roland Buck III) discover working together isn't always easy while Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) continues to argue with the board over hospital costs after an avoidable patient death. Marlyne Barrett, Brian Tee and Rachel DiPillo also star. Marina Squerciati, Elias Koteas and Eddie Jemison guest star.

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Riverdale


"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night" - midseason finale
Wed Dec 13 - 8PM
On The CW




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Christmas is here but it ain’t so full of cheer. Did you expect anything less from Riverdale’s  midseason finale? We’re surprised there are any secrets left in this town, but Veronica (Camila Mendes) manages to find out one about Hiram (Mark Consuelos). Didn’t mama teach you not to snoop for Christmas presents? Speaking of snooping, the Black Hood, our mysterious and ominous figure of this season, is about to get found out for a showdown so explosive only Riverdale can deliver. Word on the street is (read: theories on the internet), the Black Hood isn’t working alone. As soon as Riverdale blows our minds with one revelation, they’ve set up ten more and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

Catch the midseason finale of Riverdale only on The CW, or catch up the next day on The CW App.


From The CW:
A SHOWDOWN WITH THE BLACK HOOD — After snooping around for Christmas gifts, Veronica (Camila Mendes) uncovers a major secret Hiram (Mark Consuelos) has been keeping from her. Fallout from Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) encounter with Penny Peabody (guest star Brit Morgan) creates tension between him and FP (Skeet Ulrich.) Meanwhile, a defiant Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) takes matters into her own hands after Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) tells her they cannot afford Christmas this year. Finally, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Archie’s (KJ Apa) vow to take down the Black Hood once and for all leads to a dangerous showdown. Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott also star.

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The Big Bang Theory


"The Celebration Reverberation" - season 11 finale
Dec 14 - 8PM
On CBS


It’s a double birthday bonanza this week on The Big Bang Theory. (That’s a lot of B’s...Bazinga!) Amy (Mayim Bialik) and baby Halley are turning another year older and with Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) planning the celebrations, what could possibly go wrong? No, really. Leave the party planning to Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), he’s pretty damn spectacular at it. That’s if he and Wolowitz will ever fistbump and make up (c’mon guys, this is more distressing than when #Shamy broke up). Now for the real question: Are #Shamy finally going to tie the knot and make this celebration go off with an even Bigger Bang? There is not enough camomile tea in the world to calm us down at the thought of that happening after this long. Meanwhile, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) gets a letter from his brother—his over-achieving, might just be Clark Kent brother (the family resemblance could work). But hey, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a family-related downward spiral, right?

You can watch The Big Bang Theory every Thursday on CBS.


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From CBS:
Sheldon and Wolowitz plan birthday celebrations for Amy and Halley, respectively. Also, Leonard receives a Christmas letter from his brother that causes him to spiral out about his own lack of accomplishments, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Dec. 14 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency


“Nice Jacket” - Season 2, Episode 9
Sat Dec 16 - 9PM
On BBC America


We haven't seen the upcoming episode yet so we'll have to all watch it together!


From BBCAmerica:
Dirk fulfills the prophecy and restores order after returning to Blackwing; Todd and Amanda face off against Suzie Boreton.

You can watch Dirk Gently on BBC America.



 

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<![CDATA[Photos: Ryan Key and Normandie in Paris]]> http://idobi.com/photos/ryan-key-and-normandie-in-paris/ Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:48:18 +0000 Maysa Askar http://idobi.com/photos/ryan-key-and-normandie-in-paris/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/normandie_05-300x200.jpg idobi photographer Gaelle Pitrel covered the Ryan Key and Normandie show in Paris at...

Ryan Key


Normandie

 

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<![CDATA[Photos: PVRIS in Paris]]> http://idobi.com/photos/pvris-in-paris-3/ Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:42:31 +0000 Maysa Askar http://idobi.com/photos/pvris-in-paris-3/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/vukovi_01-300x200.jpg idobi photographer Gaelle Pitrel covered the Pvris show in Paris at L'Elysée Montmartre.

PVRIS


Vukovi

 

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<![CDATA[idobi Inbox Jukebox Presents: “Lion’s Den”, the New Video from Emily James]]> http://idobi.com/features/idobi-inbox-jukebox-presents-lions-den-the-new-video-from-emily-james/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:00:25 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/features/idobi-inbox-jukebox-presents-lions-den-the-new-video-from-emily-james/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/emilyjames1-300x200.jpeg Today’s premiere from singer/songwriter Emily James has taken us by the hand to twirl... [/imgfull]

The Inbox Jukebox moves to the beat of our hearts, powered by the feelings that move us. And today’s premiere from singer/songwriter Emily James has taken us by the hand to twirl us around the dancefloor. Her new track “Lion’s Den” is a bittersweet pop ballad with a country twang and we're completely under her spell. Emily says of her new single:


“I wrote ‘Lion's Den’ about the fear that comes with the vulnerability of falling in love. The line "wounds heal but love is ruthless" is really the epitome of what the song is about: two lovers trying to hold onto hope amidst the scars of past heartbreak. In the song, it is the challenges and struggles that come with love that they are fighting against, and ‘pray [they] make it out alive’ to see the relationship through.”


Her music brings her experiences to life in wonderful ways, and the visuals are equally enthralling; the music video tells a love story that resonates long after the beat has faded out. See what Emily has to say about the video, then hit play below to fall into the “Lion’s Den”.


“The video portrays the ‘feeling of bliss’ in the beginning of a relationship. It builds with the coming storm, representing the inner turmoil inside the two, deciding whether to take the risk in finding shelter in one another.”


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Follow Emily James:
facebook.com/emilyjamesmusic
instagram.com/emilyjamesmusic
emilyjames.net
spotify.com/emilyjames
youtube.com/emilyjames
twitter.com/emilyjames

 

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<![CDATA[Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 042]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-042/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:00:44 +0000 Joe DeAndrea http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-042/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/emma-frances-logan-109070-300x200.jpg What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new... [/imgfull]

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just taking a look at what’s out there, there’s a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

Marianas Trench - “Rhythm Of Your Heart”


It was hard to imagine where exactly Marianas Trench could go after hearing 2015’s Astoria. The album was their magnum opus—a grandiose theatrical adventure equipped with 80’s-style pop hooks and influences from 80’s film scores. But given frontman Josh Ramsay’s track record, that definitely wasn’t going to be the end of them. By total surprise, Marianas Trench takes us into their next chapter with a new single titled “Rhythm of Your Heart.” Tapping into the 80’s vibes once again, the band unleash a synthy pop treat that shows us all that they’ve got their future on lock.


Taylor Swift - “…Ready For It?”
(BloodPop Remix)


The only thing better than normal Taylor Swift is a remixed Taylor Swift. Her new electrifying record Reputation takes her creativity to another level—it’s a wild ride from start to finish and one of its strongest qualities is the potential that the songs have to bring somebody else in the mix. For the first (of hopefully many) Reputation remix, songwriter/producer BloodPop goes nuts on “…Ready For It?” He keeps the mellow seductiveness of the original while transforming it into full-throttle energy once the chorus hits.


Camila Cabello - “Real Friends”
/ “Never Be The Same”


The wait for Camila Cabello’s first solo venture is almost over, and the album is shaping up to be pretty incredible. It’s also got a new look: Previously titled The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving, LP1’s been stripped down simply to Camila. With the release of two new songs, “Never Be The Same” and “Real Friends,” Cabello is looking to take the pop game by storm early in 2018.



Charli XCX - “Out Of My Head”


Charli XCX’s third album is still shrouded in a cloud of mystery. Originally scheduled for release in 2017, the record should definitely have eyes on next year, but the good news is that new music from Charli hasn’t stopped flowing. Following up her Number 1 Angel mixtape from back in March, she’s here for round two—Pop 2 is out next week. “Out of My Head” is a buzzing number, featuring Tove Lo and ALMA, and its catchiness won’t be easy to get out of your head.


Story of the Year - Wolves


Wolves is an essential Story of the Year record, which is even more impressive considering they haven’t released a full-length in seven years. The 14-track collection is laden with pop sensibilities backed by your normal Story-esque aggression, and standout single “I Swear I’m Okay” makes you wonder how long they’ll make us wait until a Wolves follow-up.



Hit the Lights - “Siberian Itch”


Albums are cool and all, but it’s all about the standalone singles for Hit the Lights. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Closing out the year with their third single release, the band’s “Siberian Itch” is easily the strongest thus far. If you threw the sound of Invicta into a blender with Summer Bones this is the result you’d get. Punchy, catchy, and everything in between, we can only imagine that the musical output from Hit The Lights just gets even better from here.


Moose Blood - “Talk In Your Sleep”


Moose Blood are ready to take the next step. Last year’s Blush earned them the title of “The 1975 if they were pop-punk”—which is a career highlight in itself—but the strides they take on their new single “Talk In Your Sleep” gives them a pop-rock identity that’s undeniable. The track is featured on their upcoming album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore, out on March 9th via Hopeless Records.


Eminem - “Untouchable”


When Eminem made an appearance at the BET Awards, back in October, everyone could tell he was hungry. His anti-Trump freestyle stole the show—and the Internet—and you just knew there was more up his sleeve. “Untouchable” a new song off his upcoming album, Revival, goes even deeper into his political mindset. A six-minute banger with a beautiful beat change has Eminem spitting all about the social injustice between minorities and white police officers—it’s the kind of message someone like Em was born to deliver to the masses.


Good Charlotte - A G.C. Christmas, Pt. 1


There’s no such thing as too much Christmas music. When it comes from your favorite artists? Even better. Good Charlotte are debuting some fresh holiday tunes and we didn’t realize how badly we needed them until now. Featuring “part one” in the name, there’s surely more to come to add to these three tracks. Amongst the three-song release, the guys take on the classic “Last Christmas” and revamp (or re-wrap?) some of their own Christmas classics in “Christmas By The Phone” and “Let the World Be Still.”


Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues Acoustic


Jimmy Eat World are so good acoustically that the stripped-down renditions of their songs could work well enough as the only versions in existence. That’s not to discredit their full band material, of course, last year’s Integrity Blues was one of the year’s finest—so it only makes sense that acoustic versions of it are just as good. With “Sure and Certain”, “Integrity Blues” and “Get Right” the band picks out the highlights to flourish in their best environment.



Other new releases:
The Neighbourhood - “Scary Love”
BTS - “Crystal Snow”
Belle & Sebastian - How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)
Manic Street Preachers - “International Blue”
EDEN - “crash”
G-Eazy - “Sober”
Reggie and the Full Effect - “41”
Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country
Big Sean & Metro Boomin - Double or Nothing
Migos & Marshmello - “Danger”
Walker Hayes - boom.
Aaron Carter - “(Don’t) Say Goodbye”
Grandtheft feat MAX - “Grandtheft”
Hypercolor feat Vacationer - “The Ooze”
Pell - girasoul + “throwback (feat Saba)”
Grayson Chance - “Low”

 

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<![CDATA[Make Way for Marvel’s New All-Star Animation Franchise, ‘Marvel Rising’!]]> http://idobi.com/news/make-way-for-marvels-new-all-star-animation-franchise-marvel-rising/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:00:46 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/news/make-way-for-marvels-new-all-star-animation-franchise-marvel-rising/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/Marvel-Rising_Artwork-196x300.jpg Marvel Entertainment has just announced the all-star Marvel Rising, their new animation franchise that... [/imgfull]

Buckle up, there’s a Marvel-ous new animation franchise coming your way and things are about to get super. Marvel Entertainment has just announced the all-star Marvel Rising, which will introduce the next generation of heroes in 2018. The franchise will launch with six, four-minute digital shorts spotlighting Spider-Gwen under her new secret moniker, Ghost-Spider. Later next year there’ll be an animated film called Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors too!


We cannot wait for the likes of Ms. Marvel, Exile, and America Chavez to grace our screens in animation form next year. The team is certifiably awesome. And these new superhero characters all have equally super voice actors: Ghost Spider will be voiced by Dove Cameron, Inferno by Tyler Posey, Squirrel Girl by Milana Vayntrub, to name just a few. Meet the characters and voices behind Marvel Rising in the video below—and keep scrolling for Marvel's handy written breakdown of each character!


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Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider (formerly Spider Gwen) voiced by Dove Cameron (“Descendants,” “Hairspray Live”) – a free spirited teen who found her calling to be a super hero after being bitten by a radioactive spider and gaining spider-like powers. As Ghost-Spider, she aids those in need, but has to keep her alter-ego a secret from her father, Captain George Stacy, who sees Ghost-Spider as more of a menace than a hero. 


Daisy Johnson aka Quake voiced by Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Nashville”) – a leading agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. whose tendency for rule-breaking gets her into trouble now and then. Daisy befriends the young group of heroes and through them discovers how to become a better leader. She can generate powerful vibrational waves, which produce effects similar to earthquakes. 


Dante Pertuz aka Inferno voiced by Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” “Lincoln Heights”) – a brooding, dark loner on the run. Dante has the power of pyrokinesis, which makes him capable of generating flames – however, he is not fully in control of his fiery abilities. It’s a thin line between good guy and villain for the unpredictable Inferno.


Victor Kohl aka Exile voiced by BooBoo Stewart (“Descendants,” “The Twilight Saga”) – a charming, handsome, and troublesome young Inhuman whose quest for superiority places him into the wrong crowd. He can use Darkforce energy to create weapons and portals that allow him to teleport. 


Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel voiced by Kathreen Khavari (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Big Little Lies”)  – a devoted fan of Super Heroes, especially of her mentor Captain Marvel; she is determined that she too can be a great hero! If only she’d be taken seriously. Kamala is equipped with metamorphic powers that allow her to stretch, enlarge, or shrink her overall size, parts of her body, or alter her physical appearance. She is especially fond of “embiggening” her fists.


Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl voiced by Milana Vayntrub (“Marvel’s New Warriors,” “This Is Us”) – the uber-positive, hilarious best friend and teammate of Ms. Marvel. With advanced computer skills, enhanced strength, agility, durability, and senses of a squirrel, Doreen (along with her squirrel partner, Tippy Toe!),  is primed and ready to become a successful hero.


America Chavez voiced by Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters,” “The Secret Life of an America Teenager”) – a strong, independent young hero whose painful past drives her to reject leadership and remain a loner. America’s powers include superhuman strength, speed, and durability, plus the ability to fly.


Rayshaun Lucas aka Patriot voiced by Kamil McFadden (“K.C. Undercover,” “Grown Ups 2”) – a natural born leader who is quick to leap into action to impress his colleagues at S.H.I.E.L.D. Rayshaun strives to live up to Captain America’s legacy with integrity, honesty, and order above all. His skills include heightened strength, speed, stamina, and durability.


Gloria “Glory” Grant voiced by Skai Jackson (“Bunk’d,” “Jessie”) – Gloria, or ‘Glory,’ is Gwen Stacy’s friend and member of their garage band “The Emm-Jays.” Gloria is a smart, hard-working girl that genuinely cares for Gwen, but has felt a distance growing between them ever since their friend, Kevin, was murdered. When being casual, Gloria’s known to be funny, sarcastic and sassy.


Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel voiced by Kim Raver (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “24”) – a bold leader who doesn’t sugar-coat and is guided by a strong sense of duty and honor. She’s the ultimate inspiration for our band of misfit heroes. She is equipped with superhuman strength, can fly at high speeds, and can project intense energy blasts.


Hala voiced by Ming-Na Wen (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Mulan”) – Hala is a Kree Accuser bent on galactic domination. She’ll go to any length or treacherous means to achieve what she, and the entire Kree race, wants: Power. Hala is cold, cryptic and nefarious, often challenging those who try to oppose her. 


Captain George Stacy voiced by Steven Weber (“13 Reasons Why,” “NCIS: New Orleans”) – Chief of the NYPD and Gwen Stacy’s loving, but fiercely protective father. Captain Stacy is a very disciplined, hard-working man that will stop at nothing to obtain justice – who unfortunately sees Ghost-Spider as a menace and a threat to society.


 Lockjaw and Tippy Toe are voiced by Dee Bradley Baker (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Gravity Falls”). Two lovable and heroic sidekicks: Lockjaw is Kamala’s trusty, teleporting mutt and Tippy Toe is Doreen’s partner in crime and best squirrel friend.

 

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<![CDATA[First Listen: “Smile” Through The Rest of the Week with Skyward Story]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-smile-through-the-rest-of-the-week-with-skyward-story/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:00:11 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-smile-through-the-rest-of-the-week-with-skyward-story/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/Smile-2-300x300.jpg Skyward Story is making us "Smile" with the first listen of their brand new... Photo Credit: Liz Peterson[/caption]

We're captivated by Baltimore's Skyward Story. The pop rock band is all about having a unique sound and good spirit, and they're starting the next chapter of their story with a "Smile".

On their new song, streaming exclusively below, the group shows us how they craft an energetic pop sound while taking notes from pop punk dynamics. Formerly known at 3PM, Skyward Story has already seen plenty of accomplishments, and their trajectory is truly skyward from here.

Listen to "Smile" for the first time below, and hear more songs like this on idobi Radio.

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"'Smile' is definitely our favorite song off our upcoming record!  The optimistic message defines us as a band and we hope we can inspire others to see the bright side as well.  Smile!"

 

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<![CDATA[Exclusive Stream: Get into the Holiday Spirit with Sub-Radio’s New EP ‘Holiday Hangover’]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/exclusives/exclusive-stream-sub-radio-holiday-hangover-ep/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:00:53 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/1st-listen/exclusives/exclusive-stream-sub-radio-holiday-hangover-ep/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/NYC-Shot-300x225.jpg Sub-Radio's new EP is the best present we could give you, so happy early... [/imgfull]

Need a little extra cheer to get you in the holiday spirit? Pop rock kids Sub-Radio have got you covered—literally, with their new EP Holiday Hangover. Featuring downright awesome Christmas covers of Ariana Grande AND Fall Out Boy plus an all-new original song from the DC band, Holiday Hangover really has something for everyone. This is the best present we could give you, so happy early holidays fam: You can hear the whole EP below a day early! Vocalist Adam Bradley says of the new release:


“Holiday Hangover is the Sub-Radio version of the holiday season: a little introspection, a little more synth than sleigh bells, and a reminder that things can be fun and pure even in 2017. The inspiration for "Holiday Hangover" [the song] was that feeling we've all had of waking up on New Year's Day, maybe a little worse for wear, and realizing that just because it's a new year doesn't mean anything's changed -- about the world or ourselves. But of course we can't do a holiday album without having a little fun, so we had to cover the New Queen of Christmas Our Lord and Savior Ariana Grande, with our own twist. We're less sexy and more goofy than her. The Fall Out Boy song...look, we've just been dreaming of releasing a Fall Out Boy song since we were all 12.”


Sub-Radio are sending off 2017 in style with Holiday Hangover—the tracks are sugar-sweet and guaranteed to gonna get you dancing all the way to the new year. If you wanna get to know the band a li'l better, they’re doing a Holiday Hangover livestream tomorrow via Instagram and Facebook to celebrate release day. Stop by and say hey on 12/7 at 8pm ET—just make sure you’ve learned all the words to the EP before then! Hit play below to hear a message from the band, then dive right into the Holiday Hangover...



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Join Sub-Radio as they release Holiday Hangover LIVE on Instagram and Facebook tomorrow at 8pm ET!


 

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<![CDATA[(Un)Covered: Christmas Lights]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/uncovered-christmas-lights/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:00:11 +0000 Sam Devotta http://idobi.com/editorial/uncovered-christmas-lights/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/dec-6-christmas-lights-300x172.png It’s the most wonderful time of year which means it’s time for all things... Christmas Lights”
Writers: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin
Original Release Date: December 1, 2010

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Which means: trees and festive songs and lights and, of course, festive songs about lights.



Released as a surprise single in December 2010, Coldplay’s melancholy Christmas anthem “Christmas Lights” has become a huge hit. It fools you into thinking it’s a happy, festive song, but the opening lyrics—“Christmas night, another fight / Tears we cried a flood”—indicate that not everyone is having a happy holiday. In fact, it seems to be a song about missing someone you’d normally spend the holiday with. A walk down a lights-filled street both reflects your sadness back to you but also offers you some hope: “May all your troubles soon be gone”. The piano-based intro actually makes me think of the theme from A Charlie Brown Christmas—another holiday classic that manages to be both hopeful and melancholy.



I love Christmas music and I love pop-punk, so naturally, I love pop-punk Christmas music. Thanks to Punk Goes Christmas back in 2013, I found a whole bunch of Christmas covers from pop-punk bands I love (All Time Low) to bands I don’t listen to often but whose covers stand out for me anyway. Case in point: Yellowcard’s version of the Coldplay song. It’s impossible to stop yourself from belting out the bridge (which will get stuck in your head for days). Obviously, one of the most recognizable aspects of Yellowcard’s music is the violin—while it’s quite subtle here, it works beautifully with the overall vibe of the cover. And even though the words haven’t changed, the energy that Yellowcard put behind their version makes it sound a little less melancholy, letting the hopefulness shine through a little brighter.

I actually hadn’t heard the Coldplay original until after I heard the Yellowcard one, so the cover holds a special place in my heart.

 

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<![CDATA[Collect Vol. 1 of the Awesome Comic ‘Rock Mary Rock’ by Nicky Soh!]]> http://idobi.com/news/collect-vol-1-of-the-awesome-comic-rock-mary-rock-by-nicky-soh/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:30:16 +0000 Alex Bear http://idobi.com/news/collect-vol-1-of-the-awesome-comic-rock-mary-rock-by-nicky-soh/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/rmr-300x169.jpg 'Rock Mary Rock' artist Nicky Soh has launched a Kickstarter to collect the first... 'Rock Mary Rock' created by Nicky Soh, lead colors by Jeremy Lawson.[/caption]

Bands, school, awakening spirits of dead legendary guitarists…all in a day’s work for a teen called Mary in Rock Mary Rock. We discovered Nicky Soh’s awesome comic last year at Baltimore Comic Con, and we can’t wait to share more about it: Nicky’s launched a Kickstarter to collect the first six issues as a trade paperback!


“The story centers around Mary, a young teen who accidentally awakens the spirit of a deceased rock star. In order for the spirit to move on to the afterlife, Mary has to fulfill his dreams: to become a Rock Legend. The journey is full of adventure, friendship, battles and most importantly, music.”


Spoiler alert: It really is as fantastic as it sounds. And issues 1-6 could be yours for as little as $15—Nicky has some pretty sweet pledge packages set up, including some opportunities for commissions. You can get a taste of what to expect from Rock Mary Rock with this handy preview, then head to the Kickstarter now for all the details on how to support this indie comic!



 

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<![CDATA[First Listen: Among Legends New EP is Positive Pop Punk at its Finest]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-among-legends-new-ep-is-positive-pop-punk-at-its-finest/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:00:03 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-among-legends-new-ep-is-positive-pop-punk-at-its-finest/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/Among-Legends-Band-Photo-1-300x225.jpg Among Legends are in the giving spirit, and they're letting us have the exclusive... [/imgfull]

We're feeling like Santa, bringing you all these brand new tunes to jam to. Today, we're featuring a new collection from Ontario's Among Legends. With their third EP, the band takes a more positive approach on the pop punk we know and love.

Titled Some Days, the three song track list is easy to dance to and even easier to love. It won't officially drop until December 7th, but we have an exclusive first listen below. Hit play, and get a side of encouragement with your music today.



"This is a really exciting time to be part of Among Legends. The music on Some Days does an incredible job of capturing the energy and the emotion that we try to display during a live show. It’s authentic, upbeat, and the songs themselves are really diverse – there’s a song for everyone on this EP." - Cameron Bechtloff, Lead Guitarist

 

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<![CDATA[Watch This Week – 12/4]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-12-4/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:00:48 +0000 idobi Staff http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-12-4/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/supergirl-300x200.jpg This week: Lucifer, Supergirl, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, Marvel's Runaways, Lethal Weapon,... This week: Lucifer, Supergirl, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, Marvel's Runaways, Lethal Weapon, The Flash, Will & Grace, Blackish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Med, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Riverdale, The Big Bang Theory, The Crown, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Outlander


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Lucifer


“The Sinnerman” - Season 3, Episode 9
Mon Dec 4 - 8PM
On FOX




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Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) has always been pretty...out there. He’s the Prince of Hell after all, and his literal devil-may-care attitude doesn’t always make him the best of friends. So when the people who’ve received his “favors” start showing up dead, this new Lucifer mystery gets a little too personal. We’ve been waiting since the season premiere to find out more about the ominous “Sinnerman” (Kevin Carroll), so this episode, y’all better bring the popcorn ’cause it’s F I N A L L Y his time to shine. And that can only mean one thing: S#!t’s about to get real.

Lucifer airs every Monday night on FOX.


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From TV Guide:
Lucifer is worried when he realizes that recipients of his favors start to turn up dead. After he and Chloe investigate, they are finally brought face-to-face with the Sinnerman. Meanwhile, Detective Pierce returns to work after taking a bullet; Charlotte finds a new career; and Amenadiel has a new love interest.

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Supergirl


“Reign” - Midseason finale - Season 3, Episode 9
Mon Dec 4 - 8PM
On The CW




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We’re still not over last week’s epic crossover extravaganza, and this week has even more jaw-dropping moments to enjoy. “Reign” is the last Supergirl episode of 2017, and it’s literally the end of the world. No, really. Doomsday is upon us: the World Killer, Reign, has arrived. We were introduced to her as Samantha Arias (Odette Annable), and now she’s stepping into the character she was born to be, one that may even be too powerful for Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Comic book fans, you know what you’re in for. TV fans, you might just find yourself rooting for this new villain—but not in an apocalypse way. Samantha has already become dear to our hearts, so we’re hoping she can regain her Reign over herself...before it’s too late.

Catch the midseason finale of Supergirl tonight on The CW.


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From The CW:
REIGN CHALLENGES SUPERGIRL – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) investigates a mysterious symbol popping up all over National City, tracing its origins back to an ancient prophecy and the mark of the World Killer, Reign (Odetee Annable). Meanwhile, the tension between Lena (Katie McGrath) and Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) continues to build, causing James to step in and offer up some protection, and possibly igniting a spark in the process. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Paula Yoo & Caitlin Parrish (#309).

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Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics


“The Color of Comics” - Season 1, Episode 5
Mon Dec 4 - 10PM
On AMC




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Monday nights never looked so super with Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics. This week digs into Milestone Comics, telling the story of a group of artists—including Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, Michael Davis, and Derek T. Dingle—who decided to leave Marvel and start their own company. In 1993 Milestone Comics was born, the first black-American comic book imprint which is now legendary in the eyes of comics fans everywhere. “The Color of Comics” paints the backdrop of early 90’s New York and the surrounding comics industry perfectly with tales from the artists themselves about re-moulding old archetypes into new heroes, representation, and providing an escape from the everyday. The history of Milestone Comics is as important and relevant today as it was back then, so it’s destined to capture your imagination with every story. Also, can we please have a return of Milestone and a couple of movies too? Icon and Static Shock are totally ready.

Watch Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics on AMC.


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From AMC:
The rise and fall of Milestone Comics, an African-American-owned comic book imprint which came to life in early 1990s New York.

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Marvel's Runaways


“Kingdom” - Season 1, Episode 5
Tues Dec 5
On Hulu




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Starting with an opening flashback, Marvel’s Runaways continues to add masterful strokes of depth to the world and its characters. In “Kingdom” we find out how Alex’s (Rhenzy Feliz) parents, Catherine (Angel Parker) and Geoffrey Wilder (Ryan Sands), met. It seems like a million miles away from present day, except the past has come back to haunt them, taking Alex along for the ride—in the form of getting kidnapped. When our leading guy needs saving, Karolina (Virginia Gardner), Gert (Ariela Barer), Nico (Lyrica Okano), and Molly (Allegra Acosta) jump in the, uh, Mini Cooper and step up to the challenge. One of the highlights of Runaways is seeing the female characters support each other; they’re not just reduced to catty competition. In this episode in particular, the girls are doin’ it for themselves. Oh, and Chase (Gregg Sulkin) comes into his own too, proving the high school jock trope doesn’t even exist in this universe. This is the first time we get to see what the team is made of. “Kingdom” puts the foot on the gas of Marvel’s Runaways and has our hearts racing alongside each new character revelation—about themselves, their parents, and their future.

Episode 5 of Marvel’s Runaways airs on Hulu this Tuesday. Catch up on episodes 1-4 now.


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From Hulu:
After their not-so-fearless leader is taken, our kids spring into action. Alex discovers long-buried secrets about his dad, as the kids uncover new truths about themselves.

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Lethal Weapon


“Fools Rush In” - Season 2, Episode 9
Tues Dec 5 - 8PM
On FOX


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Lethal Weapon airs on FOX every Tuesday.


From TV Guide:
Riggs and Murtaugh are drawn into a fatal world of conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, Riggs' relationship with Molly evolves; and Murtaugh and Trish attempt to get Harper into a fancy pre-school.

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The Flash


“Don't Run” - Season 4, Episode 9
Tues Dec 5 - 8PM
On The CW




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What happens if The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) are the ones who need to be saved? The speedster’s time is running out, and Caitlin totally loses her chill. Why? Amunet (Katee Sackhoff) and The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) are back. When has that ever been a good thing? It looks like the honeymoon is on hold because it’s up to Iris (Candice Patton) to save the day. We’re glad to get the chance to see her in action this week, but we’re not so glad about the choices she’s gonna have to make. Who will she choose to save: Caitlin or Barry? We’re holding our heads in our hands just thinking about it and praying for Tuesday night’s midseason finale to get here already—the wait is killing us.

Tune in to The CW for this Tuesday for the midseason finale of The Flash.


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From The CW:
KATEE SACKHOFF RETURNS AS AMUNET — Amunet (guest star Katie Sackhoff) kidnaps Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and puts meta-dampener handcuffs on her to keep her from turning into Killer Frost. Amunet tells Caitlin she needs her to perform a tricky medical task and if Caitlin fails, Amunet will kill her. Meanwhile, The Thinker (guest star Neil Sandilands) traps The Flash (Grant Gustin) in a speedster-proof prison. With the clock ticking, The Team doesn’t have the time or resources to track both Caitlin and Barry so Iris (Candice Patton) is forced to choose who to save. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Judalina Neira (#409).

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Will & Grace


“A Gay Olde Christmas” - Season 1, Episode 7
Tues Dec 5 - 9PM
On NBC




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Ho ho ho, honey, ’tis the season for nostalgia. This week’s episode of Will & Grace takes us back—way back to a time when even Karen (Megan Mullally) wasn’t alive (well, scientists have yet to confirm that so we’re gonna assume). It’s going to be an early Christmas for us, seeing the gang navigate a much simpler—and much less accepting—times with as much Grace as they can muster. We don’t think we’ve ever heard so many metaphors and innuendos or, in Jack’s (Sean Patrick Hayes) case, sailor-talk for being gay. Even for a Will & Grace episode, “A Gay Olde Christmas” delivers line after line to have you curled up with laughter (“1888 called, they'd like their drapes back!”). The days may be olde but the jokes are as on point as ever, proving that the past should stay right where it belongs—while it’s fun to look back on images of the past, it wasn’t always as pretty as it seems. “A Gay Olde Christmas” is the light-hearted holiday episode we all need right now—complete with blooper reel to keep the merriment going all the way into the new year. (Side note: Apparently Oreos were invented in the 1800s...and we’ve been pronouncing the name wrong all this time. Who knew?)

"Have Yourself a Gay Olde Christmas" with Will & Grace on NBC tomorrow.


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From NBC:
"WILL & GRACE" REVISITS EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY NEW YORK IN THIS HOLIDAY THEMED EPISODE - LESLIE JORDAN GUEST STARS Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally), and Jack (Sean Hayes) wish they could have experienced Christmas in old New York City, but realize the past was not quite as romantic — or open to diversity — as they pictured it. Leslie Jordan guest stars.

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Black-ish


"Charity Case" - Season 4, Episode 8
9PM - Tues Dec 5
On ABC




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Catch Black-ish on ABC every Tuesday.


From ABC:
Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido’s new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


“99” - Season 5, Episode 8
Tues Dec 5 - 9:30PM
On FOX




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So maybe this isn't the merriest time of the year for the 99th precinct. Jake (Andy Samberg) & crew are back for another episode of crime fighting and bad puns, but this week their journey involves funerals, lost flights, and the Boyle family. When Holt (Andre Braugher) is stranded in LA, but needs to get back home for an interview, it's up to Jake to develop a master plan to get him home—which means it's almost sure to end in disaster. But hey, isn't that why we've been following the Brooklyn cop for all these years?

Dive into Brooklyn Nine-Nine on FOX.


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From TV Guide:
While the entire precinct attends a funeral in L.A., Holt learns that he is in the running to become Chief Commissioner of the NYPD. But after missing their flight back home, Jake must devise a variety of ways to get Holt back in time for the interview. Forced to stay with some estranged members of the Boyle family, Amy tries to convince everyone that she can be laid-back; Terry panics about losing his first-class flight; and Charles uncovers some new information about Rosa's personal life.

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Chicago Med


“Trust Your Gut” - Season 3, Episode 3
Tues Dec 5 - 10PM
On NBC




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Catch up on Chicago Med, only on NBC.


From NBC:
PRESSURE FROM THE HOSPITAL BOARD FORCES GOODWIN TO MAKE CHANGES AT MED - When Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) receives financial complaints from the hospital board, she is forced to implement new guidelines that cause headaches for the doctors. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Ava (Norma Kuhling) continue to compete in the operating room, while Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Dr. Reese (Rachel DiPillo) are surprised when they treat a man who has a peculiar theory about his sickness. Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Dr. Choi (Brain Tee) can't figure out what is wrong with a young girl, leading them to look to a questionable source for answers. Marlyne Barrett, Yaya DaCosta and Nick Gehlfuss also star. Ato Essandoh, Eddie Jemison and Roland Buck III guest star.

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Kevin (Probably) Saves the World


“Chrysalis” - Season 1, Episode 8
Tues Dec 5 - 10PM
On ABC




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You can watch Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on ABC Go.


From ABC:
Kevin is forced to choose between completing his mission – which involves helping a talented artist find the courage to believe in himself – and attending the opening night of Reese’s play. Meanwhile, Yvette makes a startling discovery about Dave, and Amy prepares to go out on the first date since her husband died.

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Riverdale


“Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil” - Season 2, Episode 8
Wed Dec 6 - 8PM
On The CW




[caption id="attachment_278339" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Riverdale — "Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil" — Pictured (L-R): Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, and Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved[/caption]

This is it. In last week’s episode, the Black Hood called Pop's for one final message: They're all sinners, get ready for the "reckoning". Riverdale has been building towards this moment all season, and judging from the level of epic craziness this show repeatedly delivers, we’re expecting fireworks. Will we finally get to find out who the Black Hood Killer is? We don’t know, but damn, do we love watching every week just itching to find out.

Riverdale is new every Wednesday only on The CW, and available next day on The CW App.


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From The CW:
FP GETS RELEASED FROM PRISON — When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that FP (Skeet Ulrich) is getting released from prison, he and Betty (Lili Reinhart) organize a welcome home party with the Serpents to ease him back into his former life. Meanwhile, Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) reach a crossroad in their relationship, but are forced to push their issues aside after Jughead and Betty ask them to take over the Black Hood investigation. Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Mark Consuelos also star. Kevin Sullivan directed the episode written by Yolanda E. Lawrence (#208).

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Happy!


Wed Dec 6
Series premiere
On SYFY




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Move over Die Hard, there’s a new Christmas picture in town. Based on Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name, Happy! tells the story of Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni), a drunk ex-cop who decides to go the hitman route. Cue the bloody murder, sex, drugs, and betrayal that the yuletide brings. Feeling festive yet? No? Okay, let’s add some magical cheer in here for you: He’s also haunted by the imaginary friend of a missing little girl and it’s a blue flying horse called Happy (Patton Oswalt). See? This show has everything your twisted li’l minds need for a very merry Christmas—and a Happy! new year.

Catch the series premiere of Happy! On SYFY this Wednesday.


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From SYFY:
HAPPY! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).

 

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The Big Bang Theory


“The Confidence Erosion” - Season 11, Episode 10
Thurs Dec 7 - 8PM
On CBS




[caption id="attachment_278341" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] "The Confidence Erosion" — Pictured: Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.[/caption]

Ross and Rachel. Lorelai and Luke. Ted and Robin. These are just some of the on air breakups that have broken our hearts over the years, but Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) might take the cake for most devastating. While we wait and wonder if the two pals will ever get back together again, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) continue on with wedding plans—because oh yeah, that's happening and pigs are flying.

You can watch The Big Bang Theory every Thursday on CBS.


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From CBS:
Sheldon and Amy try to eliminate stress from wedding planning by applying math to the process. Also, Koothrappali "breaks up" with Wolowitz after realizing his best friend is actually hurting his confidence, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Dec. 7 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Crown


Season 2
Fri Dec 8
On Netflix




[caption id="attachment_278342" align="aligncenter" width="4325"] Photo credit: Robert Viglasky / Netflix[/caption]

What better way to celebrate the royal engagement news than by binge-watching season 2 of The Crown?

Head to Netflix to stream all new episodes of The Crown from this Friday.


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From Netflix:
The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street - and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency


"Trouble Is Bad" - Season 2, Episode 9
Sat Dec 9
On BBC America




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Join us in screaming “nooooo!” as Wendimoor descends into chaos this week on Dirk Gently. The storyline is about to take a deadly turn into a “final solution”. Yep. The sheer amount of manipulation happening in “Trouble is Bad” is enough to make your head spin, with Mr. Priest proving yet again that Alan Tudyk makes a fantastic villain. We also get to see Amanda (Hannah Marks) taking care of Todd (Elijah Wood) which highlights why her character arc is the show’s pièce de résistance. Meanwhile, Bart (Fiona Dourif) and Ken (Mpho Koaho) are finally reunited and will have your hearts soaring...for about two seconds...and now we know that Mr. Priest has fears...his fears have a name...their name is Bart. Plus, Ken goes all benevolent dictator on us...which is an oxymoron for a reason. You’ll see. When did we start rooting for those two? Each character has wormed their way into our hearts with their irrefutable quirkiness, and we’ll be cheering them on all the way to Wendimoor and back...but just who is coming back? Damn, this one is gonna hurt.

You can watch Dirk Gently on BBC America.


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From BBC America:
As Wendimoor falls into chaos, The Mage enacts his final solution, putting both worlds in dire jeopardy and forcing our heroes to face off against the season-long villains. Amanda and Todd must overcome their differences to help Dirk, as he rises to the challenge of fulfilling the prophecy.

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Outlander


“Eye of the Storm” - Season finale
Sun Dec 10 - 8PM
On STARZ




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“Strange how fate keeps bringing us together.”

Last week may have had a touch of American Horror Story about it, with the time-traveling Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek) returning to surprise us all, but it’s in “Eye of the Storm” that we’ll get one final chilling blow from the season. It’s a race against the clock to save Young Ian (John Bell) from being sold into slavery, and with Geillis back on the scene working against the Frasers things ain’t looking good. Verbeek’s performance as the Bakra is terrifying, adding even more tension to a show that keeps us on the edge of our seats every week.

Stream the season finale of Outlander this Sunday on STARZ.




From STARZ:
Claire is forced to play a game of cat and mouse with an old adversary as she searches for Young Ian. The Frasers race through the jungles of Jamaica to prevent the unthinkable.

 

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<![CDATA[Experience Don Broco Live with Video for “T-Shirt Song”]]> http://idobi.com/idobi-anthm/experience-don-broco-live-with-video-for-t-shirt-song/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:42:23 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/idobi-anthm/experience-don-broco-live-with-video-for-t-shirt-song/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/donbroco-300x200.jpg Dive into Don Broco's live show via a vintage television with "T-Shirt Song". [/imgfull]

No apparel has never sounded as good as Don Broco's "T-Shirt Song". The band is sitting on the edge of a massive 2018, and to pre-game all the coming attractions, they've dropped a video for the song.

Refreshing the idea of concert footage, the flick centers around an old-school television set, then pulls us into a Don Broco performance—like the ones we'll see this February during their tour with Man With A Mission.

Before the band hits the road, however, they'll be dropping a whole collection of awesome tracks like "T-Shirt Song". The album, titled Technology, will hit shelves (and presumably your music collection) on February 2nd. Catch "T-Shirt Song" below, and join us in counting down the days to Don Broco's biggest year yet.

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<![CDATA[First Listen: Start Your Week with AnastasiaMax’s New Single, “Dirty”]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-start-your-week-with-anastasiamaxs-new-single-dirty/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:00:27 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-start-your-week-with-anastasiamaxs-new-single-dirty/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/Screen-Shot-2017-11-17-at-10.11.55-AM-300x196.png AnastasiaMax is a brother-sister duo that’s kicking off Monday the right way. [/imgfull]

AnastasiaMax is a brother-sister duo that’s kicking off Monday the right way. The act is ready to release their brand new single, “Dirty”, and they've teamed up with us to do it.

14 year old Anastasia and 18 year old Maxamillion are no strangers to the stage, and their experience has led to a talent far beyond their years. In “Dirty”, they bring us a solid sound combined with heavy lyrical matter. The result is a song you won't soon forget.

 

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<![CDATA[Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 041]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-041/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:53 +0000 Joe DeAndrea http://idobi.com/editorial/fresh-pressed-new-music-friday-041/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/12/lyndsey-marie-428362-300x200.jpg What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Featuring new... [/imgfull]

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just taking a look at what’s out there, there’s a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

Owl City - Cinematic Reel 1


The first of Owl City’s three “album reels” (EPs, basically) is here for consumption. Though his new album, Cinematic, isn’t out until June these reels over the next few months should help hold us over. Along with the previously released single “All My Friends” reel one features “Fiji Water”, an upbeat Owl City classic with lyrics calling back to his first big break as an artist. “The 5th of July” throws it back even further—the somber slow-burn cut talks about the day frontman Adam Young was born. It’s a solid round-up of new Owl City music with a little history included to sweeten the deal.


Louis Tomlinson - “Miss You”


Despite the name of the song, and the oddly familiar smiley face that Louis Tomlinson has seemingly made part of his brand, his new single “Miss You” has no relation to Blink-182. It does, however, shoot Tomlinson ahead of his 1D pals as the clear frontrunner for best solo career thus far. Unlike Liam Payne, whose genre is a healthy mix of pop and R&B, Tomlinson’s been unapologetically pop from the get-go. “Miss You” is yet another cut showcasing his ability as a popstar and deserves to be a hit.


Various Artists - Spotify Singles


A slew of some of the biggest artists band together to put their own spin on our favorite Christmas songs in an intimate live session setting. Between Sam Smith’s rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “River” and Miley Cyrus’ go at “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” there’s just about something for everyone here. Did we mention that DMX covers “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”? Because that’s something that definitely happened, and it’s glorious.


Glassjaw - Material Control


It’s hard enough waiting the typical two to three years for your favorite act to drop a new album, but Glassjaw fans feel a different pain—they’ve been waiting a good 15 years. The post-hardcore legends last blessed us with an LP in 2002 with Worship and Tribute and even though they’ve released music between then and now, Material Control proves that patience is ultimately a virtue. Vocalist Daryl Palumbo delivers a thunderous performance throughout the 12 tracks as the band mixes their brand of hardcore with something more melodic.


Senses Fail - “Double Cross”


Taking a page out of poet Charles Bukowski’s book, Senses Fail pays homage to the writer by naming their upcoming album, If There Is Light, It Will Find You. The line is taken from the poem “The Harder You Try”; Senses Fail follows the message by just being themselves as life rolls along. First single “Double Cross” plays into that, too. It’s an optimistic riff with a poppy chorus and a couple screams thrown in—showing that the band aren’t afraid to head back in time with their sound even after 15 years as a band.


Ed Sheeran - “Perfect” (feat. Beyoncé)


What can’t Beyoncé do?! Queen Bey and crooner Ed Sheeran get together for a new version of his track “Perfect”—starting the weekend off right with a perfect dose of ear candy. Between Beyoncé’s collabs with Eminem and Luis Fonsi this year, it looks like she’s got all genres covered but this one may be the strongest of the bunch.


N.E.R.D & Future - “1000”


N.E.R.D’s latest taste off their upcoming comeback album is a frantic number featuring rapper Future and the song’s bubbly DNA will have you craving for more. With a tempo set into high gear, the production is sleek while Future’s rapid fire verses give the track a jolt of personality.


Andy Grammer - The Good Parts


When it comes to Andy Grammer’s new album, The Good Parts, the good parts of it are…well…all of it. Grammer perfects his pop-rock sound on his third, and most focused, record to date. With hit single “Fresh Eyes” and collab with LunchMoney Lewis in “Give Love”, the record also boasts his strongest singles, too.


The Dear Hunter - All Is As All Should Be


We’re lucky to have a songwriter like Casey Crescenzo in the scene. Over the past decade or so his musical output has been nothing short of remarkable with his alt-rock project in The Dear Hunter. Seven full-lengths under his belt and more EPs than you could count, Crescenzo adds another EP to the list with All Is As All Should Be. Silky smooth vocals weave in and out of the fiery musicianship, solidifying Crescenzo’s spot as one of the most exciting musicians in the genre.


G-Eazy & Halsey - “Him & I”


G-Eazy is the king of collaborations and Halsey is the queen of hooks…so, when the two get together, you pretty much know the result. Featured on G-Eazy’s upcoming record, “Him & I” is a firecracker of a track with a dark and brooding sound but Halsey’s mesmerizing pipes help lighten things up without a problem.



Other new releases:
Too Close To Touch - “Before I Cave In”
Black Veil Brides - “Rebel Yell” / Rebels
Django Django - “In Your Beat”
Prettymuch - “No More”
Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade of Destruction
Lolawolf - "Baby I'm Dyin'"
The Fratellis - “Stand Up Tragedy”
BRAVES - “California”
Miguel - War & Leisure
U2 - “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” / Songs of Experience
Martin Garrix - “So Far Away”
The Vamps - “Personal” (Acoustic)
Logic & Rag’n’Bone Man - “Broken People”
blackbear - “Top Priority (with Ne-Yo)”
Kiesza & SKYGGE - “Hello Shadow”
The Brinks - EP2
Juicy J - “Kamasutra (feat. Cardi B)”
Pell - "golden (feat. VÉRITÉ)”
Robbie Williams - Under the Radar Vol 2
Pia Mia - “Off My Feet”
Luke Bryan - “Out of Nowhere Girl”
Baby Ariel - “Aww”
Jessie Reyez - “Cotton Candy”

 

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<![CDATA[First Listen: Bleacher Days Shows Us Their Video for “Some Strain of You” First]]> http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-bleacher-days-shows-us-their-video-for-some-strain-of-you-first/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:00:41 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/1st-listen/first-listen-bleacher-days-shows-us-their-video-for-some-strain-of-you-first/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/11/IMG_0410-300x169.jpg Bleacher Days brings their new video for "Some Strain of You" to idobi.com first. [/imgfull]

The East Coast is known for giving us pop punk bands that we adore, and Bleacher Days is looking to be on that list. The guys have a tour with Riviera on the books, but not before they release their EP, I Only Saw True Purpose.

Today, we have the first look at the band's new video for "Some Strain of You". The song, which focuses around escapism and realizing an idealized future isn't meant to be, accompanies a video held up by four of the five pillars of pop punk: Parking garages, friends, city overlooks, and graffiti.

It might be missing pizza, but we think this one is a home-run for the pop punk community. Check it out for the first time below!

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"Honestly the video was kind of spontaneous. We hit up our boy Dan Fried (Just Fly Casual) and sent him the song, not really knowing what we wanted to do with it. He had the idea of shooting the gang in some cool spots. So we brainstormed and just went to some places around Massachusetts we thought we look cool on camera, haha. It all worked out because we ended up going places where we all had some memories with certain people that we didn't exactly want to think about, and we managed to make new memories through shooting the video. So like recording the EP itself, the experience was wicked cathartic. It's a real good look into who we are as people and how interact with each other. Some of our friends even make some guest appearances in it!" - Wren Mohammed, Vocals

 

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<![CDATA[(Un)Covered: Mr. Brightside]]> http://idobi.com/news/uncovered-mr-brightside/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:00:04 +0000 Sam Devotta http://idobi.com/news/uncovered-mr-brightside/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/11/nov-29-mr-brightside-300x156.png Literally everyone knows the words to "Mr. Brightside", but here's a new version you... Mr Brightside”
Writers: Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, Ronnie Vannucci, Jr.
Original Release Date: September 29, 2003

At this point, I’m pretty sure people are actually born knowing the words to “Mr. Brightside” because I don’t know a single person who can’t sing along to The Killers.



Does this song even need an introduction? Whether you first heard it fourteen years ago or fourteen minutes ago on the radio, you know that this is the very definition of a jam. It was The Killers’ debut single and they probably could have stopped making music then, because it’s now one the most recognizable alternative rock songs ever. Remember that time Cameron Diaz danced around to it in the amazing Christmas movie, The Holiday?.

For a song that’s so upbeat, it’s actually quite negative: One listen to that memorable chorus—“Jealousy, turning saints into the sea/Swimming through sick lullabies, choking on your alibis”—and it’s pretty obvious that Brandon Flowers is talking about an unhappy experience. Maybe it’s those relatable feelings that make it so easy to scream into a microphone.



There’s no shortage of bands taking a shot at covering the beloved song, but I recently discovered Undercast’s version and I’m really into it. It’s faster, the drums are heavier, and their pop-punk vibes take “Mr. Brightside” from a dancing-in-your-living-room number to a moshpit-ready tune. The Australian band kept the upbeat-yet-angsty spirit of the song though, and it’s just as easy to sing as the original...if you can sing and headbang at the same time, that is.

The Killers will go down in history as making one of the most successful and enduring earworms of all time...but next time I wanna shout the words “I'm coming out of my cage and I've been doing just fine”, I might have to go with the more hardcore Undercast.

 

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<![CDATA[Superheroes Unite on First Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’]]> http://idobi.com/news/superheroes-unite-on-first-trailer-for-marvels-avengers-infinity-war/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:05:02 +0000 Emillie Marvel http://idobi.com/news/superheroes-unite-on-first-trailer-for-marvels-avengers-infinity-war/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/2017/11/avengers-infinity-war-poster-1061442-202x300.jpg Marvel drops first trailer for multi-hero feature flick, 'Avengers: Infinity War'. [/imgfull]

It's a great day to save the universe. At least, if you're part of the MCU. In their biggest crossover yet, the superhero moguls will be bringing together their best fighters—from Iron Man to Spiderman to Starlord—for their biggest battle yet.

In Avengers: Infinity War, we'll see heroes from every corner of the Marvel Universe meet on the big screen. In an attempt to save the world from their mightiest villain yet, Thanos, the team will band together for the fight of a lifetime.

Check out the first trailer for the movie below, and remember, no matter your powers or place in this world, destiny still arrives.

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<![CDATA[Watch This Week – 11/27]]> http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-11-27/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:00:46 +0000 idobi Staff http://idobi.com/editorial/watch-this-week-11-27/ http://i.ido.bi/assets/post/2017/11/b99-300x200.jpg This week: Crisis on Earth-X CW Special, Angry Angel, Runaways,  Lethal Weapon, This is... This week: Crisis on Earth-X CW Special, Angry Angel, Runaways,  Lethal Weapon, This is Us, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chicago Med, Good Morning Call, Riverdale, Scandal, Dark, Outlander



‘Crisis on Earth-X’: Supergirl, Arrow,
The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow


Season 3, Episode 8-11 - Mon & Tues from 8PM
On The CW




[caption id="attachment_278123" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Pictured (L-R): Candice Patton as Iris West, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, and Melissa Benoist as Kara -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved[/caption]

The CW is killing the superhero crossover game this week. Expect not one, but four episodes of storyline convergence, between Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. We’ve seen what The CW’s crossovers can do—we still grin from ear to ear at the thought of The Flash and Supergirl’s Musical—but this is taking it to the next level. Because nothing brings people together like a wedding, eh? With Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton) set to walk down the aisle, it’s a good job all their friends are in one place to save the day when villains from Earth-X decide to crash the ceremony.

Catch all four episodes of the ‘Crisis on Earth-X’ extravaganza
on Monday and Tuesday night, only on The CW.


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From The CW:
Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (guest star Candice Patton) wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller), The Ray (guest star Russell Tovey), Felicity Smoak (guest star Emily Bett Rickards), Iris West and Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell), Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (guest star Grant Gustin) and White Canary (guest star Caity Lotz) – lead their teams into battle to save the world.

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Angry Angel


Mon Nov 27 - 9PM
On Freeform




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There are just a few qualifications for a great Christmas movie: New York City in the snow, a cynical protagonist, and a love that changes life (and death) for the better. Freeform knows how to shake up the formula, and they’ve used it to create a twist on the modern holiday classic. Angry Angel stars Brenda Song. We love Brenda Song! And King Bach shows up as a second earthbound angel trying to hustle their way into heaven.

In the style of 2010’s Christmas Cupid, Allison Pyke (Brenda Song) is already dead. The problem is, she was an okay person, not a great one. Therefore in order to move on (into one of heaven’s swankiest neighborhoods) she’s gotta make up for her self-centered life. Yup, she’s got angelic community service, an app to guide her, and a caseworker who just happens to be Jason Biggs (most celebrities are already dead, which explains their charmed lives). Pyke’s journey to make peace with the powers that be is filled with plane crashes, suicide jumpers, hot sex with a hotter chef, and longing for the true love she left behind—but that’s okay, because we all know the movie will end happily...right? Plus, all of this takes place in NYC during Christmas time, making it the perfect flick to accompany your hot chocolate and marshmallow heart this holiday season (you’re such a softie).

Get into the holiday spirit with Angry Angel tonight on Freeform.


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From Freeform:
From Golden Globe-nominated director and writer Will Gluck, the movie is set in New York City, and follows a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke, who is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven. When the love of her life, Patrick, shows up in New York City, it complicates Pyke’s journey, as well as frustrates her angel mentor. The not-so-merry situation also turns into an unexpected love-triangle with her friend with sometimes benefits, Barker.

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Runaways


Episodes 4-6
Tues Nov 28
On Hulu




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Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu gets stronger with every new episode and by the middle of episode 3 we were hooked (Alex [Rhenzy Feliz] and Nico [Lyrica Okano] almost making out, are we right?). If the kids thought their parents are into human sacrifice and dark magic, well, they really weren’t thinking at all. Runaways refreshingly subverts all the stereotypes you’d expect from a teen drama. Every time we think we’re about to get a high school trope, they tear it down with a wicked smile and a kidnapping, or a time travel device and a showdown with a drug gang.

Meanwhile, the parents are a delicious mix of torrid emotion: Ranging from the well-meaning let’s-create-a-huge-prehistoric-guard-dog scientist parents, Stacey (Brigid Brannagh) and Dale Yorkes (Kevin Weisman) to the cold-blooded killer queens of Catherine Wilder (Angel Parker) and Tina Minoru (Brittany Ishibashi). And don’t even get us started on what that weird religious cult is up to—we’re getting shivers just thinking about it. In the next set of episodes we find out why all those kids were killed, while we get to know Chase (Gregg Sulkin), Gert (Ariela Barer), Molly (Allegra Acosta), and Karolina (Virginia Gardner). Ooh, and Karolina totally has a crush—we’re just not going to tell you who she’s crushing on. Ooh, ooh, and there’s all kinds of clandestine hook-ups happening in the background. This show is getting good. Just like the Runaways, we don’t know who to trust; all we know is, the adults are up to a whole lotta somethin’ and we’re keeping both eyes on all of ’em. Runaways is well-paced and well-rounded, keeping you on edge as it draws you deeper into its dark web of lies and mysterious powers with both storylines and soundtrack.

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From Hulu:
The parents try to find a solution to PRIDE's problem, and the kids grapple with a new discovery that yields more questions than answers.

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Lethal Weapon


"Fork-Getta-Bout-It" - Season 2, Episode 8
Tues Nov 28 - 8PM
On FOX




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Watch Lethal Weapon on FOX.


From TV Guide:
Riggs and Murtaugh are led into the underground mob world as they investigate a murder in a hospital. Meanwhile, Murtaugh learns that Riana is secretly dating his neighbor and nemesis' son.

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This Is Us


“Number Three” - Season 2, Episode 10
Tues Nov 28 - 9PM
On NBC




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It’s the fall finale of This Is Us, and we’re ready to launch a letter writing campaign for more. This show loves to make us cry and they turn up the emo even more during the finales. This week, we explore the parallels between “Number Three” Randall in his teens (Niles Fitch) and Déjà (Lyric Ross) now—feeling like the odd one out even when you know you’re loved is nothing new to either of them. Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) head off for a visit to Howard University, while Déjà has to decide which home truly has her heart.

Look out for the moments between Jack and Randall; the father and son share secrets they’ve never shared—they’ll have you leaning into the TV to catch every emotional word. Déjà’s moments with Randall are just as good and, of course, there will never be too much Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall as they discuss Pac-Man and why Randall is so deliciously corny. Best of all, we get to see William (Jermel Nakia), in flashbacks, as he shares more of the reasons why he stayed away. This fall finale of This Is Us will have you clutching your chest as a character says their goodbyes—leaving you to figure out what to do with your Tuesday nights.

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From NBC:
Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice. Jack takes Randall on a college tour.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine


“Return to Skyfire” - Season 5, Episode 8
Tues Nov 28 - 9:30PM
On FOX




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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If y’all aren’t already watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you’re missing out on one of TV’s best comedies. Season five has been full of hilarious hijinks and wonderful character development, and while the cases haven’t been too elaborate or difficult to solve, it’s still entertaining. This week’s episode brings back a special guest star for a storyline that is already making our geeky hearts sing—Fred Melamed reappears as fantasy author DC Parlov. Back in season four, Terry (Terry Crews) met Parlov, whose Game of Thrones-esque Skyfire series changed Terry’s life as a kid, and was distraught to learn his hero wasn’t actually that nice of a guy. This time, someone has stolen Parlov’s latest manuscript and Terry and Jake (Andy Samberg) convince Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) to go undercover at a fantasy convention to find out whodunit. Expect elaborate costumes and a fair amount of jokes about how nerdy fantasy fans are (guilty as charged).
(Sam Devotta)

You can watch Brooklyn-99 on FOX.


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From TV Guide:
When Terry's favorite author, DC Parlov, returns to the precinct because his latest manuscript was stolen, Terry and Jake convince Rosa to go undercover with them at a fantasy fiction convention to find the culprit. As drama ensues between Parlov and another writer, Terry admits that he's been writing a book of his own. Back at the precinct, Holt, Amy and Charles take a forensics course, but Charles' big mouth gets him in trouble.

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Chicago Med


"Nothing to Fear"
Tues Nov 28 - 10PM
On NBC




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You can catch Chicago Med on NBC.


From NBC:
Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) goes to extremely measures to help a fearful pregnant woman whose baby is severely underdeveloped. April (Yaya DaCosta) is angered by Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) when he uses their personal relationship as leverage to convince a patient of a risky procedure. As Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) attempts to balance his personal and professional life, it appears the stress of his current situation may have caused him to make a huge mistake. Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) and Dr. Reese (Rachel DiPillo) continue to disagree about their psych patients. S. Eptha Merkerson, Marlyne Barrett, Nick Gehlfuss and Norma Kuhling also star. Mekia Cox and Ato Essandoh guest star.

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Good Morning Call


Season 2
Tues Nov 28
On Netflix




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Netflix continues its foray into J-drama with season 2 of Good Morning Call, one of its cutest offerings to date. This time around, there’s a love triangle ready to send our OTP into jeopardy. Dun dun dunnnnn. If you thought the arguments were heated enough in season 1, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! J-dramas always manage to take beloved tropes and make them feel brand new, and our leading couple of Nao (Haruka Fukuhara) and Uehara (Shun'ya Shiraishi) have enough romantic and comedic chemistry to make us squee! with excitement at how they’re going to tackle this hurdle. Yup, we’re giggling already.

Binge-watch season 1 of Good Morning Call now ready for season 2 on Tuesday.


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From Netflix:
Now in university, Hisashi is Mr. Popular on campus, making Nao very insecure. But it isn't long before she meets another handsome man herself.

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Riverdale


“Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside”
Wed Nov 29 - 8PM
On The CW




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This week’s episode of Riverdale is like the exact opposite of The Purge—and somehow, it sounds even more sinister. When the town’s residents are challenged by the Black Hood to remain sinless for 48 hours—or else—secrets are destined to come out. There ain’t no such thing has a clean record in Riverdale, and we don’t know whether to get the popcorn or hide behind the couch as the drama starts to spill.

Watch Riverdale this Wednesday on The CW.


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From The CW:
A TEST FROM THE BLACK HOOD — Riverdale remains on edge after a chilling letter from the Black Hood challenges the town’s residents to remain sinless for 48 hours – or he’ll strike again. Meanwhile, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Archie’s (KJ Apa) friendship gets tested after Penny Peabody (guest star Brit Morgan) unexpectedly calls in a favor that Jughead owes her. Elsewhere, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) team up to investigate someone who Betty thinks could be the Black Hood killer. Finally, things take an unexpected turn for Josie (Ashleigh Murray) when a secret admirer takes things one step too far. Madelaine Petsch and Casey Cott also star.

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Scandal


Catch up on the first half of the final season
Scandal returns Thurs Jan 18
On ABC




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Olivia (Kerry Washingtonhas turned evil. She’s running the country. That is all, and that is too much. Someone send help. Or go catch up on everything that happened this season so you’ll be ready to defend yourself when Scandal returns.

Catch up on the winter midseason finale of Scandal on ABC.


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From ABC:
The first half of the epic final season ends with shocking revelations and jaw-dropping events that will leave everyone reeling.

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Dark


Season 1 premiere
Fri Dec 1
On Netflix




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You know what they say, history repeats itself. But what if the future affected the past? If the title didn’t clue you in, this supernatural thriller is about as twisted as they come, and you won’t want to watch it alone. Set in a German town where two children go missing, Dark raises questions about the present and the past and the connections between the living and the dead. There’s something chilling about a small town where bad things happen; when everyone knows everyone, how do you know who to turn your back on? Dark taps into that fear of what lies just beneath the surface, giving us chills just from the trailer alone. With ten episodes to play with, this looks to be a ticking time bomb of events where the tension is more tightly wound than the circular pattern of events. We’ll be watching Dark with the lights on, sitting on the very edge of our seats just so we don’t miss any of the intricately woven details of the series’ masterful German storytelling.

Dark season 1 will be streaming on Netflix this Friday.


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From Netflix:
Dark, a family saga with a supernatural twist, is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

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Outlander


“The Bakra” - Season 3, Episode 12
Sun Dec 3
On STARZ




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Didn’t we tell you Claire (Caitriona Balfe) would find Jamie (Sam Heughan) again? Didn’t we?! Those two always find their way back to each other to make our hearts sing. With this reunion, they’re having a ball...or, well, they’re attending one in “The Bakra”. It’s not all dancing and ballgowns however (this is Outlander) as their arrival in Jamaica is met with old enemies. After the steamy reunion of last week’s episode, this feels like a refreshingly cold shower of pure drama.

Catch up on season 3 of Outlander on STARZ now.


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From STARZ:
Jamie and Claire reach Jamaica where they attend a lavish ball, encountering old allies and former adversaries.

 

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