Britney Spears in Afghanistan?

Somewhere deep in the heart of Afghanistan…

Are some Marines with some pretty sweet dance moves.

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Bon Iver album out June 21

Rejoice, Bon Iver fans. Three years after the release of “For Emma, Forever Ago,” Justin Vernon is finally giving us some new ear candy.

The self-titled release will drop on June 21. Until then, check out the track list here:

  1. Perth
  2. Minnesota, WI
  3. Holocene
  4. Towers
  5. Michicant
  6. Hinnom, TX
  7. Wash.
  8. Calgary
  9. Libson, OH
  10. Beth/Rest

Head over to boniver.org for the latest updates.

New album alert: Atmosphere’s “The Family Sign”

Artist: Atmosphere

Album: “The Family Sign”

Release date: April 12, 2011

Fun fact: “The Family Sign” is their first full-length album since 2008’s “When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.”

I won’t be getting my hands on the full album for another few days, but I can say that from the iTunes preview I listened to yesterday… I dig.

Craven’s “Director’s Series” poster line

Mondo, the collectible art boutique of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, has chosen horror aficionado Wes Craven to be featured in its latest line of movie posters. The first two have been created? “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream.”

Both posters were created by artist Alex Pardee, who is best known for illustrating album artwork for the band The Used.

Check ’em out here:

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This weekend’s movie releases

“Scream 4”

Director: Wes Craven

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

Craven’s bringing back the franchise, as the fourth film finds Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) facing off with the Ghostface killer yet again. I’m mostly excited to see it because part of it was filmed in my hometown.

“The Ward”

Director: John Carpenter

Starring: Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, Lyndsy Fonseca

John Carpenter (finally!) returns to directing after a five year break following TV’s “Masters of Horror.” In the film, Kristen (Amber Heard) is an institutionalized woman taunted by a ghost who happens to be a former patient.

My upcoming weekend at the movies is going to be scary good. Sorry for the pun… I couldn’t resist.

Adele meets… Britney Spears?

At first thought, I was appalled. An Adele/Britney mash-up? The horror!

In reality, it’s not terrible. It’s actually… pretty dang good.

Mostly because this track features Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” set to the beat of Britney’s “Till The World Ends,” so there are no actual vocals from Ms. Spears.

Check it out for yourself:

Heart & Soul: Rod Stewart at the Joe

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks are currently performing (as in right now) at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena for tonight’s stop on their Heart & Soul tour.

If, like me, you were unable to attend, just watch this video. It’s probably better than what you’d have seen tonight, anyways.

I must not be the only kid who likes Rod Stewart, because one of his songs has made it into the Glee songbook, as sung by Blaine (Darren Criss):

Oh, wait. Gleeks don’t like Rod Stewart. They like Darren Criss. And think he’s sexy.

Zooey Deschanel & Winnie The Pooh

These are a few of my favorite things!

Check out a sneak preview of Zooey’s song “So Long,” one of many she is contributing to the “Winnie the Pooh” film soundtrack.

“Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters July 15. And, as a then-21-year-old, I will have no problem seeing it at my local cineplex.