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Creepy Trailer Released For ‘My Friend Dahmer’

Sooooooo that’s going to be a creepy one. The first trailer has been released for the movie My Friend Dahmer due out later this year. The film is based on the novel by John “Derf” Backderf, from 2012. Backderf was friends Dahmer before his serial killing days according to  Rolling Stone.

The actor playing Jeffrey Dahmer is Ross Lynch of the Disney Channel and had never even heard the story of Dahmer before landing the role. He  told  Rolling Stone, “they were like, ‘Hey, do you know who Jeffrey Dahmer is?’ I had no idea”. “I thought it was awesome to just be unpredictable. Hopefully my next role could be something that most people won’t expect from me.”

From YouTube: Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story.

Arcade Fire Recieve Criticism After Announcing ‘Strict Dress Code’ for Album Release Show

Arcade Fire is slated to play Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall on Thursday July 27th, ahead of the highly anticipated release of Everything Now, their fifth studio album. They have been known to ‘recommend’ dress codes during previous tours, but never made it a requirement.

Due to backlash on social media, the band tweeted out a statement, stating that concert goers could wear anything they wanted.

Statement faxed in from Tannis Wright, social media strategist for @EverythingNowCo re: Brooklyn "rules." — Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) July 24, 2017

This is an awkward and strange move, for a band of this prowess to not know of the situation surrounding their own album release party. According to Consequence of Sound, an email detailing what to expect from fans was sent out to those with tickets. It read like this:

“PHONE-FREE VIEWING EXPERIENCE: No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby.

WHAT TO WEAR: Our dress code is HIP & TRENDY as if you are going to a concert or night out with friends! The event is standing-room-only so please plan accordingly.

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR shorts, large logos, flip flops, tank tops, crop tops, baseball hats, solid white or red clothing. We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.

WHAT TO EXPECT 6:30pm: 1iota Check-in Opens 7:45pm: 1iota Check-in Closes 8:30pm – 9:00pm: Everything Now Live”


Anyway, Arcade Fire will be hitting the road very soon in support of Everything Now and we are lucky enough to have them in Tampa on Friday September 22nd.

Uber driver shot while on duty in Pinellas County

According to Fox 13, Pinellas County detectives are investigating the shooting of an Uber driver which then resulted in a wreck.

Terence Baxter, 33, of Brandon drove a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu and was on duty driving for Uber early this morning. It was around 4am that deputies received word of his accident. He was found with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the vehicle nearby Ulmerton  Road  and 40th Street North. Baxter is currently being treated at Bayfront with life-threatening injuries. Baxter has also told police that he was ‘jumped’. The situation is currently being investigated.

Question to my Uber driver friends, do stories like this worry you? Or are these happenings rare enough that you can shake it off? Scary stuff for sure.



Circa Survive’s Brendan Ekstrom Walk Off Stage Mid Set for an Incredible Reason

If you ever wondered if those in a band pay attention to the crowd or even know what city they’re performing in on a given night, Circa Survive’s Brendan Ekstrom just proved otherwise. Not only did he see something in the crowd at a recent show in St. Louis, but he did something about it. He took to Twitter to explain why he left the stage in the middle of their set, and it’s pretty remarkable.

Quick note to those who were at the show last night. I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I’ve never walked of stage during a song before.  For almost a whole song I watched a guy stand a row behind a girl flirting and then trying to kiss her. It was hard to tell what was really happening. At times she seemed ok with his advances but after the second time of watching her push his face and hands away and try to turn back to watch the show I asked the security guard to go check on them. He couldn’t see what I was pointing to and it was still happening I left the stage and walked straight for them, my mind an emotional blur. Security followed me.

“The man seemed dumbfounded when I showed up as if nothing was wrong. I don’t know what happened after. I went back to stage to finish the show. Security took it from there. I didn’t see them again after that. Maybe they were removed or just moved. Maybe they were in a relationship.  Maybe they weren’t. Regardless what I saw from stage was disturbing to me and completely removed me from the mindset I need to be on stage.  It wasn’t cute. It was alarming. I’m almost forty and flirting doesn’t look like that. Maybe It’s that I have a daughter or that I’m older.

“Maybe it’s that I watched this video not long before we played and I couldn’t shake it (video in tweet).  I Really don’t know but it made me furious to watch a girl forcibly remove someone’s hands from her body multiple times.  I still don’t feel great about how I handled this situation. I borderline blacked out in some weird rage mode. it makes me nervous to think about how I would handle situations like this in the future especially if it was with someone I knew or cared about especially if it is my daughter. I don’t really know what to say about it all. I’m sorry to my band for not communicating the situation better and leaving them standing on stage confused. And I’m sorry to fans who were equally confused and saw a bit of an unusual show.”


Whether he handled the situation properly or not, it doesn’t matter. His antics made the world more aware of a real problem at not just concerts, but any large social gathering. Concerts especially, are supposed to be a safe place for people to enjoy themselves and celebrate the purpose of music and art. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are never okay, but it’s especially a problem in settings in which you should never have to expect it.

Fresh Baked Playlist: 07/21

Got some new peanut butter and JAAAAAAMS for you! Here’s all the new stuff we played in Fresh Baked this past Friday 07/21. Catch Fresh Baked every Friday at 10pm!

Jack Johnson – ‘My Mind Is For Sale’

New Politics – ‘One of Us’

Joywave – ‘It’s A Trip’

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – ‘The Wanting’

Fall Out Boy – ‘Champion’

Rag ‘N’ Bone Man –  ‘Skin’

Vinyl Theatre – ’30 Seconds’

All Time Low – ‘Good Times’

Misterwives – ‘Coloring Outside The Lines’

Cage The Elephant – ‘Whole Wide World’

Vance Joy – ‘Lay It On Me’

Rise Against – ‘The Violence’

Phoenix – ‘J-Boy’

The Struts – ‘One Night Only’

Paramore – ‘Fake Happy’

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – ‘So Close’

Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘Twice’

PVRIS – ‘What’s Wrong’

Odesza – ‘Line of Sight’

X Ambassadors – ‘Ahead of Myself’

Arcade Fire – ‘Everything Now’

Manchester Orchestra – ‘The Gold’

Saint Motel – ‘Destroyer’

Dirty Heads – ‘Vacation’

Barns Courtney – ‘Golden Dandelions’

Mondo Cozmo – ‘Automatic’

Lorde – ‘Perfect Places’

Queens of the Stone Age – ‘The Way You Used To Do’

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