Heath Ledger, the Australian-born actor whose breakthrough role as a gay cowboy in the 2005 movie “Brokeback Mountain” earned him a nomination for an Academy Award and comparisons to the likes of Marlon Brando, was found dead Tuesday in an apartment in Manhattan with sleeping pills near his body, the police said. The police said Mr. Ledger, 28, was found naked on the floor near the bed in an apartment in SoHo that he had been renting. The chief police spokesman, Paul J. Browne, said the police did not suspect foul play. “There was no indication of a disturbance,” he… Read more »
Actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment building at 421 Broome Street in SoHo, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28.At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledger’s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities.… Read more »
Celebrated pop-punk group Four Year Strong has made their triumphant return with their latest sonic effort, “Dead End Friend.” Marking their first new music of the year and following the re-recorded release of their breakout album Enemy Of The World, which quickly became a staple of the Warped Tour scene upon its release in 2010, “Dead End Friend” showcases the quintet at their prime. “Dead End Friend” not only highlights Four Year Strong’s signature blend of punk, hardcore, and pop-punk elements that seamlessly weave together across the track, but it also serves as a reminder of the group’s effortless prowess.… Read more »
Today is a great day to discover your new favorite band. Texas-based House Parties is happy to make your acquaintance with their vivacious new single, “Braindead.” Marking their first release signed to Equal Vision Records, the pop-punk trio introduces themselves to the world through lively gang vocals, dynamic drum fills, and driving guitars that stay the course through the entire arrangement. It is a fiery anthem with the same tongue-in-cheek spirit as scene heavy-hitters like State Champs—and coincidentally, frontman Derek DiScanio is listed as a collaborator on the track. In a statement, House Parties shares the meaning behind the single… Read more »
Save Face have kicked off their new era as an independent band with a bang with their frenzied new track “Found Dead At The Crime Scene”.
Roe Kapara has released a brand new song, “The Dead Come Talking” today along with a surreal visual. The eerie stop-motion visual is reminiscent of a Tim Burton movie mixed with Coraline. Kapara has a knack for the macabre, fully engrossing his entire creative endeavor with haunting imagery. Up until now, we have seen this through his ability to nail the Kubrick stare, somehow inviting in and warding off his audience all at the same time. However, Roe Kapara approaches “The Dead Come Talking” with a new form of creepy homage. He continues to expand the universe he has crafted,… Read more »
The perfect concept record is hard to find. It should tell a story, take listeners to a new and exciting world, and remain authentic to the band’s sound and identity. With so many boxes to check off, many acts shy away from this kind of release. But today, Nothing But Thieves proves how magical concept records can be when done right. Dead Club City, the band’s fourth LP, takes listeners on a journey to a dystopian, members-only community. The setting itself is a metaphor for the potential future of society: a warning, almost, envisioning the chaos and turmoil that will… Read more »
Mike’s Dead is stepping into a new chapter of his musical journey, and it looks like it’s going to be his most exciting yet. The solo artist has revealed that he has inked a deal with Hopeless Records, a move that promises to take his artistry to new heights. As well he has issued his latest single, “Puppets.” The politically charged and unapologetic anthem “Puppets” is a bold statement from the artist, as he delves into the themes of control and manipulation that can come with prescription drug use. With its dark and moody production and haunting melody, the song… Read more »
Ahead of her soon-to-be-iconic performance supporting Iggy Pop in Las Vegas at The Pearl Theatre on April 29, Grace McKagan has issued a music video for her hypnotizing “Call Me Back (When I’m Dead).” Highlighted by a sensational bassline and McKagan’s 60s meets early aughts style of rock ‘n’ roll/pop-punk/alt-pop vocal fusion, “Call Me Back (When I’m Dead)” feels like it houses an old soul of its own. The visual for the recently released track complements its memorizing vibe, mixing close-up shoots of McKagan with blurry overlays that capture the somber yet introspective nature of the tune. Lyrically, “Call Me… Read more »
Geek Girl Riot is revisiting the Sandman universe and one of our Rioters’ (many) conversations about femme empowerment. While you relive the episode’s magic, keep scrolling to read the latest reviews, featuring: Dead Ringers, Mrs. Davis, The Covenant, Beau Is Afraid, Evil Dead Rise, and The Diplomat.