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Jack White, Marcus Mumford among performers at 'Inside Llewyn Davis' concert

Joel and Ethan Coen could not have picked a better time to make Inside Llewyn Davis, their hard-to-spell tribute to the folk rock of the 1960s that has come back to dominate the rock landscape in the 21st century.

As a tie-in to the film and a fundraiser for the National Recording Preservation Foundation, Jack White, Marcus Mumford, Joan Baez, and the Avett Brothers will perform at a special concert at New York’s Town Hall on September 29. The concert was put together by legendary producer and Inside Llewyn Davis music supervisor T Bone Burnett.

“We decided to do a concert to bring together the community that had done the music,” Burnett told the New York Times.  “So there would be some synergy between the music and the film.”

Burnett also wanted to bridge the gap between old school and new school, which is why the lineup includes upstarts like Conor Oberst, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, as well as Patti Smith and Gillian Welch. There will also be a performance by Oscar Isaac, who plays the title character in the film, which is loosely based around the story of folkie Dave Van Ronk. (The concert will not feature Inside Llewyn Davis actor Justin Timberlake, who’s scheduled to be in London that day.)

Inside Llewyn Davis will be released in theaters on December 6, while the soundtrack—co-executive produced by Burnett and Mumford and featuring a never-released Bob Dylan track—will hit store shelves on November 12.

Britney Spears gets all Smurfy with 'Ooh La La' video: Watch it here

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Isn’t it every little boy’s dream to go see The Smurfs 2 and then have your mom get sucked into the screen to perform the song she recorded for the soundtrack?

If that’s the case, then consider Britney Spears’ sons’ wishes fulfilled! In the just-released video for her new single “Ooh La La” (which appears on the soundtrack to the forthcoming pun-saturated kiddie flick The Smurfs 2), Spears takes sons Sean and Jayden to the movies only to be reverse Purple Rose of Cairo‘d in order to party with Smurfette and presumably step on some tiny blue creatures by accident. (Let’s face it: Those shoes are not ideal for avoiding Smurf-flattening.)

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One Direction's new 'This Is Us' trailer -- from bakery jobs to world domination: Watch it here

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Cynics might say that One Direction haven’t been around nearly long enough to warrant a feature-length, theatrically-released film helmed by one of the premiere working documentarians, but those people just don’t understand the draw of Harry Styles’ hair.

The trailer for One Direction’s forthcoming This Is Us surfaced this morning, and it’s everything a One Direction fanatic could want: Adorable childhood photos, backstage shenanigans involving skateboards and pantsing, drop-ins from weepy moms, and plenty of shots of massive crowds going absolutely ape for Harry, Liam, Zayn, Niall, and Louis. Check it out below.  READ FULL STORY

Lana Del Rey's 'The Great Gatsby' contribution 'Young and Beautiful': Hear it here!

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Remember a year ago, when the Internet couldn’t shut up Lana Del Rey’s debut, Born to Die? The lovers and haters may never reconcile, but she’s still out there feeding the music-blog machine.

Case in point: This morning, Del Rey pulled back the curtain on “Young and Beautiful,” her contribution to the Jay-Z curate soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and a general lack of tasteful restraint).

“Young and Beautiful” has appeared in ads for the film, which makes sense because like seemingly all of Lana Del Rey’s catalog, it’s a sweeping epic about being young forever and going to parties. It asks a question at the center of Luhrmann’s film: “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?”

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Listen to Jay-Z's 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack sampler, featuring Fergie, Lana Del Rey, Jack White and more

No matter how The Great Gatsby does at the box office when it finally arrives in theaters next month, it’s eclectic, star-studded soundtrack is already a newsmaker.

Curated by Jay-Z, the Gatsby soundtrack includes tracks by Jay himself, Beyoncé, Jack White, Fergie, Sia, Lana Del Rey, the xx and more. Twelve of the 14 total core tracks are currently available in snippet form on YouTube, which you can stream below.

Highlights include Florence Welch wailing on the track “Over the Love” and the swing version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” delivered by Emeli Sandé.

There’s also the already-released “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock, which must be ironically titled given the fate of one Gatsby‘s main characters.

Listen to these, as well as Jack White’s cover of U2′s “Love Is Blindness” (as featured in the trailer to the film), a spin below: READ FULL STORY

Oscar winner Shawn Christensen premieres 'Sophia So Far': Hear it here - EXCLUSIVE

Before he was an Oscar-winning short film director (he picked up the statuette in the Best Live Action Short Film during the televised ceremony last month for his film Curfew), Shawn Christensen was the frontman for mid-aughts Brooklyn guitar band Stellastarr.

Christensen brought his musical aesthetic to his award-winning film, which he wrote, directed, and starred in. In fact, one of Curfew‘s finest moments arrives when Sophia (Fatima Ptacek) dances along to a song in a bowling alley, which strangely mesmerizes the other bowlers. That song, “Sophia So Far,” was recorded by Christensen under the name Goodnight Radio and has gone unreleased—until now.

It’s available to purchase on iTunes, but you can also stream it exclusively below.  READ FULL STORY

Vanessa Hudgens drops 'Spring Breakers' inspired song '$$$ex': Hear it here

Can you not get enough of the new Harmony Korine movie Spring Breakers? Are you intrigued but still unsure about committing to 90 minutes of guns, drugs, Disney starlets in balaclavas and bikinis, and James Franco?

Either way, Vanessa Hudgens has you covered. The Spring Breakers star has released a new song called “$$$ex,” inspired by the film. Produced by Rock Mafia (Miley Cyrus’ “Can’t Be Tamed,” Demi Lovato’s “You’re My Only Shorty”), it comes complete with a hallucinogenic video that probably isn’t safe for Lil Wayne to watch.

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Mariah Carey's new single 'Almost Home': Hear it here

Mariah Carey’s new single “Almost Home,” from the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Oz The Great and Powerful, was supposed to arrive tomorrow for our listening pleasure. But seeing as nothing is secret for long in the digital realm, it arrived a day early.

The Stargate-produced track not only helps Carey launch the movie, but also gets her on the trail to the release of her upcoming new album.

Last year’s single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” was a bit of a letdown, so does “Almost Home” get us back into a Mariah kind of groove? Judge for yourself below:

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Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary gets a trailer: Watch it here

Dave Grohl has always been something of a Renaissance man: He played all the instruments on Foo Fighters’ debut album, is chatty enough to host his own talk show, has acted with Muppets, and gets involved politically. And now, his feature directorial debut is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sound City, a passion project for Grohl, is a documentary about the notorious Los Angeles recording studio of the same name. Known for its dumpy exterior and legendary sound board, Sound City was the lab in which dozens of massive albums were concocted, including Nirvana’s Nevermind, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes, Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut, and Cheap Trick’s Heaven Tonight.

Though the studio closed in 2011, Grohl purchased the board and moved it into his own studio. To commemorate the amazing albums that came out of Sound City, he got together some of the big-name performers who played there—including Petty, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, and Lars Ulrich—to discuss the studio’s legacy.

Check out the trailer for Sound City below.  READ FULL STORY

Fans to film Bruce Springsteen for Ridley Scott's Boss documentary

Few rock musicians have had as deep and personal an impact on his fans as Bruce Springsteen. He carries the flag for his home state of New Jersey, sure, but there’s also something about his anthemic tales of everyday Americana that strike a chord with people around the world. That has been expressed over and over again in fawning essays and passionately researched bios, but now the spirit of Springsteen is going to get a film all its own.

The project is called Springsteen & I, and like Life in a Day (another film produced Ridley Scott’s production company), the entirety of the movie will be crowd-sourced. READ FULL STORY

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