The Corkboard – 9.8.07

WIN A COPY OF U2′S POPMART LIVE IN MEXICO CITY DVD FROM MACHINE GUN FUNK AND UME!

Win a copy of the new U2 PopMart Live in Mexico City DVD, here on MachineGunFunk.com in an EXCLUSIVE giveaway! For a chance to win, e-mail JF@machinegunfunk.com and put “U2 DVD” in the subject line.

U2’s PopMart Live from Mexico City will be released on DVD on Sept. 18. Filmed at the Foro Sol Autodromo in Mexico City on Dec. 3, 1997, PopMart Live from Mexico City was directed by David Mallet and first released on video the following year; this is the first time it has been released on DVD.

Described as a sci-fi disco supermarket, the PopMart Tour opened in its “spiritual home”, Las Vegas on April 25, 1997. All trash and kitsch, PopMart introduced a giant mirrorball lemon, a 100-ft. cocktail stick—complete with olive—and the works of Lichtenstein, Warhol and Haring, to a live rock audience: a production experience never quite seen before.

Originally filmed on analog video, the film has been transferred to a digital format with re-graded and cleaned pictures. Great care has been taken to maintain the original look by simply enhancing it, with an added degree of sharpness and contrast unavailable when originally filmed. The audio has also been re-mastered and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound.

PopMart Live from Mexico City will be available in two formats: a Standard 1-disc format containing the concert, and a special limited-edition 2-disc format, the second being a bonus disc containing previously unreleased live audio and video material, including documentaries, a PopMart tour visuals montage and DVD-ROM extras.

Popmart Live from Mexico City Approved Trailer:
http://ume.edgeboss.net/qtime/ume/u2/u2_livefrommexicocity-90-tvad-300k.mov

U2 Official Site:
http://www.u2.com

THURSDAY ANNOUNCES TOUR AND MORE IN SUPPORT OF KILL THE HOUSE LIGHTS DVD/CD
Headlining in intimate club setting

THURSDAY is getting back to basics for the Oct. 30 launch of their forthcoming CD/DVD, Kill the House Lights: Live and Unreleased, a celebration of their history as a band. Compiled from hours of footage showing a young and hungry New Jersey band, fans will be inundated between the various live footage, unreleased gems, interviews, videos, 3 brand new songs, B-sides, photo galleries and more in a documentary format sure to take you back in time.

What better way to celebrate this release than with an intimate club tour to coincide? A surprise mystery guest will accompany Thursday as main support, as will progressive punk band Circle Takes the Square. Pre-sale for shows begins today at 3 pm local time. Pre-sale tickets can be purchase at https://tixx1.artistarena.com/thursday/. Pre-sales for L.A., Chicago , Philly and Pomona are sold out!!

And as a gesture of good faith to their loyal fans, log onto www.absolutepunk.net and www.thursday.net right now for even more Thursday announcements.

All shows go on sale to the public on Sept. 14—check your local listings for more information.

Kill the House Lights Tour

Nov. 1 – Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium Upstairs
Nov. 2 – Baltimore @ Ottobar
Nov. 3 – Albany, N.Y. @ Revolution Hall
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia @ The Fillmore at the TLA
Nov. 6 – Detroit @ Magic Stick
Nov. 7 – Chicago @ Metro
Nov. 9 – Lawrence, Kan. @ Bottleneck
Nov. 10 – Denver @ Bluebird Theatre
Nov. 12 – San Francisco @ Slim’s
Nov. 13 – Pomona, Calif. @ Glasshouse
Nov. 14 – TBA

2K GAMES ANNOUNCES THE BIOSHOCK EP FEATURING PERIOD SONGS REMIXED BY MOBY AND OSCAR THE PUNK
Classic songs from the ‘40s and ‘50s get a futuristic makeover evoking the art deco-meets-sci-fi styling of BioShock‘s underwater world

Win a BioShock XBox faceplace here on MachineGunFunk.com in an EXCLUSIVE giveaway! For a chance to win, e-mail JF@machinegunfunk.com and put “XBox” in the subject line.

2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today the upcoming release of an exclusive EP remixed by Moby and Oscar the Punk for its highly anticipated BioShock video game. The CD will be bundled with the GameStop and EB Canada exclusive limited-edition version of BioShock when the title launches on Aug. 21 for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows. The CD is also available as a pre-sale gift-with-purchase from video game retailer, Game Crazy.

The three remixed tracks on the CD include “Beyond the Sea”, “God Bless the Child” and “Wild Little Sisters”, variations of which appear in their original format in the game. Music luminaries Moby and Oscar the Punk have joined forces to remix them with the game’s atmosphere in mind.

“While these classic songs from the 40’s and 50’s evoke a happier time, they take on an eerie aesthetic in BioShock‘s decaying art deco-designed underwater city of Rapture,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K Games. “Moby and Oscar the Punk have captured that disparity with these remixes and added a new spin to these indelible classics.”

Fans of the game and the music will be able to obtain the CD as part of the limited-edition version of BioShock, which also contains a figurine of one of the game’s hulking “Big Daddy” creatures, exclusive packaging and a behind-the-scenes DVD.

Developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia, BioShock is a “genetically-enhanced” first-person shooter set in Rapture, an underwater art deco-inspired utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. To survive, players can turn everything they encounter into a weapon, biologically modify their body with plasmids, hack devices and security systems, upgrade weapons, craft new ammo variants and experiment with different battle techniques. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.

BioShock is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB, and will be available on Aug. 21 in North America and Aug. 24 in Europe. For more information, visit the BioShock Web site at: www.BioShockGame.com, and the BioShock community site at www.TheCultofRapture.com.

EXCLUSIVE NICOLE SCHERZINGER ALBUM PREVIEW

Check out this sneak peek preview of the first single “Baby Love” (f/WILL.I.AM) from NICOLE SCHERZINGER‘s upcoming CD Her Name Is Nicole. The album will be out everywhere on Nov. 6.

“Baby Love” (f/will.i.am) streaming audio

Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer from the multi-platinum selling pop group The Pussycat Dolls, recorded this irresistible pop ballad with the help of will.i.am, showcasing an impressive vocal performance that makes “Baby Love” an instant pop classic!

With the buzz building on her new album, Nicole Scherzinger is ready to show the world who the real Nicole is. So stay tuned because Her Name Is Nicole and she will soon make you her “Baby Love” before you know it!

For all things Nicole make sure to check out her official web site: www.HerNameIsNicole.com

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