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Midtown Pay Tribute To Elvis Costello On “Pump It Up” Cover

Paying homage to one of the greatest singer-songwriters in history, Midtown has offered a striking rendition of Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up.” Their latest release is the third single pulled from the group’s forthcoming EP, We’re Too Old To Write New Songs, So Here’s Some Old Songs We Didn’t Write, and follows covers of Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” and Lagwagon’s “Know It All.” While Midtown’s cover of “Pump It Up” still maintains the essence and attitude of Costello’s high-energy, punk-rock classic, the group has amplified the single with fresh instrumentation for a more modernized sound. Midtown takes a heavier, more… Read more »


Elvis & Jurassic Park Domination

On Today’s Episode Brett watched The Fugitive, on TV! Katie saw Jurassic Park Domination, and why are people wearing suits to the movie theatre? …Enjoy! The Brett Davern Show is streamed LIVE daily at 10am (eastern) 7am (pacific) on idobi Radio at https://idobi.com. Follow Brett on social media @BDavv, Katie : @KatieLeclerc, the show @BrettDavernShow

Film Review

Film Review: Elvis

Basically: The story of Elvis Presley, told by his antagonist Colonel Tom Parker in the most Baz Luhrmann way possible. I have a weird appreciation for Elvis. When I was a child, Elvis had become like a cartoon of himself—a mascot of a time long gone by. He was impersonated by many and turned into cartoon characters. I grew up in the time of the king of pop, Michael Jackson. There was no other king, and rock was far removed from rock n’ roll. Even when I did see Elvis as a child, my great-grandmother hipped me to the legacy… Read more »


Elvis Is Alive!!

Listen Up! This time on episode 643, we’ve got lots in the news to discuss. Coal miners or minors, Elvis is Alvie?! and there’s no longer any need to double space between sentences….enjoy! The Brett Davern Show is streamed LIVE daily at 10am (eastern) 7am (pacific) on idobi Radio at https://idobi.com. Follow Brett on social media @BDavv, Katie : @KatieLeclerc, the show @BrettDavernShow


Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Film Has A Star

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis film has a star. July 15, Luhrmann revealed via Twitter that Austin Butler (The Shannara, The Dead Don’t Die) will play the legendary musician. Also slated for the film is everyone’s favorite dadTom Hanks cast as Elvis’s manager Col. Tom Parker. The script for the film was written by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, and Sam Bromell. With no release date for the film, the project may be a long way off. With Luhrmann at the helm, it’s sure to be spectacular.


New photos of Elvis in 1972 surface

Never-before-seen photos have surfaced of Elvis Presley rocking Madison Square Garden in all his jumpsuited glory. The images were taken in 1972 by George Kalinsky, the official photographer of the famed arena, the singer’s estate said Wednesday. Kalinsky came across the photos while working on a campaign for a billboard company called “Great Moments in New York.” Now one of them is on display as part of the campaign on a three-story billboard atop the Virgin Megastore in Times Square; it shows The King glancing up, his outstretched arms holding the cape of his glittering jumpsuit. Kalinsky needed to get… Read more »


Groban ties Elvis with No. 1 holiday album

Josh Groban’s “Noel” led the U.S. pop album charts for a third week Wednesday, tying Elvis Presley as the record-holder for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 with a Christmas album. Now in its ninth week of release, “Noel” moved 581,000 units in the period ended December 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan, an 8% boost over the previous frame. Presley’s “Elvis’ Christmas Album,” meanwhile, ruled the charts for three weeks in 1957. Alicia Keys’ “As I Am” rose one to No. 2 with 234,000 copies, swapping places with the Eagles’ “Long Road Out of Eden,” which sold 204,000. The… Read more »

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