Friday, February 26, 2010

bad/awesome flixxx review: Legion (2010)

hello everyone. ive been watching a lot of steve martin, chevy chase, martin short, john candy, and dan akroyd flicks lately, and they are awesome, and i guess in some ways, they can be bad... but they aren't the type of flicks that i would review on here, just because they are too awesome. these flicks are awesome in a different way. So for my bday a few weeks back, an old friend took me out to see a movie that NO ONE else wanted to see, that somehow i KNEW was going to be perfect. i wasn't disappointed. LEGION.

Talk about a confusing plot. Im going to start this off by letting everyone know that in the past, Ive let some spoilers slip in hopes that people WOULD actually track down some of these movies so that they are worth talking about. Ive never really reviewed a new movie, and I don't wanna ruin it for anyone, so I will not let anything slip here. But, there's plenty to talk about. How about the fact that one of the main characters is the little kid from SLINGBLADE all growns up!! It took me all of 10 minutes to place that thick drawl, and then I spent the rest of the movie trying to figure out if it had really been long enough for that little kid to be this old looking. He really sprouted! Or else, he was old already in slingblade. who cares. Another thing I dig is Apocalypse flicks, and that's the whole deal with this one. Randy Quaid owns a diner and some people get stuck out in it during the end of times. God is over it, and he sends Micheal (one of his main angels) to eradicate the human race. But Micheals like, waitaminnit... this is bullshit God. So he chops his fucking wings off, breaks into some warehouse with hundreds of machine guns, fills an LAPD squad car with them, and then hits the road to the desert. Anyway, skipping forward, let's just say Gabriel doesn't like Micheals attitude, and we have a setup for a fucking hectic sequel. Cussing Grannies, black clouds, confusing plots... this one is definitely shitty and awesome rolled into one. highly recommended especially if you can check it at a 1.50 screening. word.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valient Thorr Tour w/ Mastodon, BTBAM, & Baroness!!

Alahoyus to all! just posted a shitload of new dates for the VOLCOM TOUR 2010 featuring MASTODON, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BARONESS, and yes, your favorite Venusians, VALIENT THORR. We are super psyched to do this tour with all these great bands, especially in TONS of cities that we've never even played in. Touring 250+ shows a year for 6 years, and you'd think that we've hit every spot, but there are ALWAYS more spots. And a few of these spots we've only been to a few times, so this is a special treat for us. Another cool thing is its close enough to some of our regular stomping grounds that tried and true THORRIORS can hop in a rig and haul ass for a little road trip action. We'll be playing cuts from our new album that will be finished (not released, but finished) by the time we hit the road. Can't wait to see you all out there! Help us spread the word! Add us on facebook and twitter to keep up with updates straight from my earth communicator device.!!

more very soon!
valient himself

Apr. 16 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Apr. 17 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
Apr. 18 - Richmond, VA - The National
Apr. 20 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head
Apr. 21 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Apr. 22 - Hartford, CT - Webster
Apr. 23 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Apr. 24 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Apr. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Palace Theater
Apr. 27 - Rochester, NY - Water Street
Apr. 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Apr. 30 - Indianapolis, IN - Vogue
May 01 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note -
May 03 - Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
May 04 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto
May 05 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
May 07 - Pomona, CA - Fox
May 08 - Oakland, CA - [to be announced]
May 09 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
May 10 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
May 11 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
May 13 - Billings, MT - The Shrine
May 14 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
May 15 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Hall
May 16 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
May 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum
May 19 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
May 20 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood
May 21 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
May 22 - Lexington, KY - Busters

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 12