The live-webcast series American Express Unstaged matches popular musical acts with high-profile film directors. The most unexpected and insane pairing so far has to be new-wave pop band The Killers with none other than the Bavarian dystopian himself, Werner Herzog. Here are 5 directions we think Werner Herzog will give The Killers while directing their live-webcast.
July 30, 2012 | Claire Ward-Beveridge
They say that Hillside Festival style is light-years ahead of the rest of the world; by the time we “discovered” Thai fisherman pants and tribal tattoos, the Hillside fashion set was already onto to the next big thing! So, on a recent jaunt to the dusty, musty plains of the Guelph Lake Island conservation area, we made sure to keep our cameras at the ready — snapping the best and freshest style on the archipelago.
July 16, 2012 | Claire Ward-Beveridge
On Friday, July 13th, Pop Hunter braved the sweaty, soiled crowds of the Full Flex Express tour stop-off at Fort York. We anticipated an interesting variety of electronic music coupled with a healthy dose of bro-steppers, but what we hadn’t expected was a “haute” field of the latest, wildest fashions of the summer. We’ve provided a sampling, or perhaps even a guide of sorts, for those heading to electronic music festivals during the last month and a half of the summer.
July 13, 2012 | Claire Ward-Beveridge
Yesterday, in something that only vaguely resembled a coherent statement, Burning Man mascot Steven Tyler explained that he’s decided to end his two-season run on American Idol. His reason? A decision to re-commit to Aerosmith: “After some long … hard … thoughts … I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit.”
May 28, 2012 | Claire Ward-Beveridge
Bey is back. And since she’s on my list of performers-that-if-I-don’t-see-before-I-die-my-life-will-have-been-all-for-nought, I’m just going to imagine that I was there, snuggled in between the Obama girls, front row centre.
May 18, 2012 | Claire Ward-Beveridge
Pop Hunter is re-capping the grotesque display of culture that is American Idol all season. Here’s what you need to know from this week’s round, which aired May 16th and May 17th.
May 4, 2012 | Claire Ward-Beveridge
This week on idol it was down to 5. I honestly can’t remember that many contestants prior to the final 10 or 12, and I suppose that’s the point. The opening pre-credits segment of every Thursday episode now grows incrementally more saccharine and dramatic, as if all the contestants have terminal diseases or something.
April 4, 2012 | Claire Ward-Beveridge
I don’t remember exactly what triggered my love for pop music exactly, but it probably happened around grade 6 or 7. When I noticed that my younger brother Kale (he’s 12, I’m 26) had become riveted in the same way, I was curious as to what his thoughts were about pop music today.