Monday, September 30, 2013

What's new on Spotify: Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2

Let's face it, not all the sequels are so great. After listening The 20/20 Experience 2 you have the feeling something is missing... deepness. Maybe Justin was trying to please fans who miss his more radio friendly songs although some of the tracks are still pretty long. So Justin does a pretty good Frank Sinatra but not such a great Godfather.

Favorite tracks: Only When I Walk Away and Amnesia

iTunes Festival: Justin Timberlake Full Show

Justin Timberlake gave us a great performance yesterday at the Roundhouse in London. Mixing new material and classic from his now solid catalog, Justin sang and kind of danced from about one hour.

Watch the full performance here or go to iTunes

Video posted by Justin20/20 20F2

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Breaking Bad's Finale: Spoiler alert!

Crime does pay, at least for us. Tonight we saw the last episode of one of the greatest TV shows ever. Breaking Bad has come to an ending without the ambiguity of other series finales as The Sopranos. Jesse is free, Walter's family is rich and Walter is dead. There are no doubts to discuss but without any doubt we're going to have a lot of discussion, specially about the decision of keeping Jesse alive (I'm guessing).

In my very personal opinion, Jesse alive is the closest to a happy ending that Breaking Bad could be. It gives some redemption to Walter White and some hope to the dark universe describe in the series.

However the great moment of the episode was not about an heroic act. Even saving Jesse, Walter is not a hero. He is" the man who knocks", remember? The biggest moment of Walter White (an the episode) is his confession: "I did it for me. I like it. I was good at it. I was alive". This will be the line that everybody is going to remember. This will be the cut to black of Breaking Bad.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Madonna: The Secret Project Full Movie

Madonna has finally released her 17 minutes short film called secretprojectrevolution. The guerrilla style movie was premiered on several cities around the world on Monday night. It's now available to download on BitTorrent or you can stream the full movie here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

iTunes Festival Day 18 Preview: 30 Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto's band will be performing tonight at the Roundhouse in London. 30 Seconds to Mars have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. They released their most recent work  Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams this year with pretty good results on the charts.

Today they will be supported by The Family Rain.

Watch here the video of the mega hit Up in the Air

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Series Premiere: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tonight is the turn of comedy. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring by Andy Samberg, premieres tonight on Fox. Yesterday Sleepy Hollow was kind of disappointing so let's see.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres tonight (September 17) at 8:30PM ET at Fox.

Monday, September 16, 2013

iTunes Festival Day 17 Preview: Ludovico Einaudi

The Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi will be performing on the day 17 of the iTunes Festival. Einaudi started working as a classical composer and soon began incorporating different styles and genres as rock, pop and folk. He released his most recent work In a Time Lapse early on 2013.

He will be supported by Agnes Obel

Watch here the In a Time Lapse story telling

Britney Spears - Work Bitch

Just as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears was forced to released her new single one day early after it leaked online.

You can hear Work Bitch here

Sunday, September 15, 2013

iTunes Festival Day 16 Preview: Jack Johnson

After a party weekend with Avicii and Chic it's time to slow down a little bit. Jack Johnson will be the next on taking the stage at the iTunes Festival. Johnson is an American folk rock artist (filmmaker, musician, singer and surfer) famous for his work in acoustic genres.

His new album From Here to Now to You will be released on September 17. Johnson will be supported by Bahamas.

Watch the video of Jack Johnson new single I Got You

Series Premiere: Sleepy Hollow

The fall season is just starting. On September 16 Fox will be premiering one of its strongest series for the season... Sleepy Hollow. It's cleaver to premiere this series one week before The Blacklist (NBC) and Hostages CBS) to avoid all the buzz of these other series.

In this version of the classic story, Ichabod Crane is resurrected in the 21st century but he is not the only one. His nemesis get back with him.

Sleepy Hollow. Premiere September 16th at 9PM ET on Fox.

The Newsroom Season Finale

After two amazing episodes the second season of The Newsroom is ending tonight.

Don't miss the last episode at 10:00 PM at HBO. Here is a preview.

iTunes Festival Day 15 Preview: Vampire Weekend

We are half way now but there are still a lot of bands to come. Today is Vampire Weekend turn. They released their most recent album Modern Vampires of the Weekend on last May so we're going to hear some of the new material when they take the stage at the Roundhouse in London tonight.

They will be sopported by The Olms.

Here the video of my favorite Vampire Weekend song Diane Young

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Avicii iTunes Festival 2103 Full Show

I just have something to say... Everybody f*cking jump!

iTunes Festival Day 14 Preview: Chic

Ok, everybody f*cking jumped yesterday with Avicii but if you really want to dance tonight is the night. Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will be taking the stage at the iTunes Festival in London today. They will be supported by Janelle Monae. So everybody dance!

Watch them here performing the hit Le Freak

Thursday, September 12, 2013

iTunes Festival Day 13 Preview: Avicii

If you don't know Avicii, you must have been on a cave during the recent years. His single Levels is as popular as the Happy Birthday song and his single Wake Me Up! peaked at number 1 on the Spotify Global Chart and it became the UK's fastest selling single of 2013 overtaking Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. Avicii new single You Make Me debuts at No. 19 on Dance/Electronic Songs and at No. 20 on Dance/electronic digital songs, maybe is easier just say that it's a great song.

Avicii upcoming album True will be release on September 17. He will be supported by Henrik B at the iTunes Festival.

Watch here the lyrics video for Wake Me Up! and You Make Me

It's not sex... It's HBO

Let's face it, we all love sex, ergo... we love HBO. Watch this amazing parody of True Blood, Girls and Game of Thrones sex scenes, and come on Aaron Sorkin, stop writing fancy dialogues for two minutes and let's have some fun on the next season of The Newsroom!

Video posted by Albertobellichannel

Jimmy Fallon's Joking Bad

We're getting ready for the final episode of Breaking Bad but in the meantime you could enjoy watching this Jimmy Fallon parody.

Expect some cameos!! The best part... well I'm not going to ruin it for you.

Video posted by Latenight

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Itunes Festival: Bastille Full Show

If you missed the Bastille performance at the iTunes Festival you can watch it here or go to iTunes.

Video posted by Michael Shearin

True Detective Trailer

HBO has released the trailer of its upcoming new original series True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

True Detective premieres on January 2014.

iTunes Festival Day 10 Preview: Jake Bugg

With an album influenced by Dylan, The Beatles and Hendrix, the 19 years old English musician, singer and songwriter Jake Bugg will performance today at the iTunes Festival. He'll be supported by Valerie June

Here is the video of my favorite Jake Bugg song Taste It.

Monday, September 9, 2013

iTunes Festival Day 9 Preview: Arctic Monkeys

The indi rock band has released their fifth studio album AM today, just hours before their performance at the Roundhouse in London.

On August 30, Arctic Monkeys released the song Stop the World I Wanna Get Off with You as a B-side of their single Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? It's a great song. If they're having something like this as a B-side you can imagine the rest of the album.

They'll be supported by Drenge.

Listen Stop the World I Wanna Get Off with You

Saturday, September 7, 2013

iTunes Festival Day 8 Preview: Bastille

The band from London will be performing songs from his new album Bad Blood at the Roundhouse in Camden. Bad Blood, released in March, peaked number two early this week in the iTunes charts in the US.

Bastille wil be supported by The 1975.

Watch the mega hit Pompeii by Bastille and listen the whole album here.

Robocop (2014) Official Trailer

Remaking a movie as Robocop is almost impossible. The original one is a dark piece of Sci-Fi; this one... well it looks like Disney made. It's like Tron meets Robocop but we have to wait until next year to see if the new Robocop actually bring us something new.

Watch the trailer here

Video posted by CBMT trailers

Friday, September 6, 2013

Coldplay's Atlas from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Coldplay has finally released Atlas. It's the band first song in almost two years and was written specifically for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Watch the lyrics video here

Video posted by ColdplayVevo

NY Fashion Week Day 3 Preview

Here is the schedule for September 7 on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NY

September 7

9 AM                  RUFFIAN at STUDIO
10 AM                LACOSTE at THEATRE
11 AM                JILL STUART at STAGE
12 PM                 SON JUNG WAN at STUDIO
2 PM                   MARA HOFFMAN at STAGE
2:30 - 3:30 PM    MALAN BRETON at BOX
3 PM                   HERVE LEGER BY MAX AZRIA at THEATRE
4 PM                   KATYA LEONOVICH at STUDIO
6:30 - 8 PM         CHARLOTTE RONSON at BOX
7 PM                   MONIQUE LHUILLIER at THEATRE
9 PM                   VENEXIANA at STUDIO

Watch the shows live at any of the following sites

iTunes Festival Day 7: Phoenix cancelled

Due to illness, the iTunes Festival performance by Phoenix has been cancelled. The iTunes Festival will be back on Sunday with Bastille.

NY Fashion Week Day 2 Preview

Here is the schedule for today at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NY. See the preview post to find out how to watch all the shows live.

September 06

9AM             ZIMMERMANN at STUDIO
12PM            NOON BY NOOR at STUDIO
2PM              NAUTICA at STAGE
6PM              TOME at TBA
6PM              NICOLE MILLER at STUDIO
7-8PM          TODD SNYDER at BOX

9PM              MARK AND ESTEL at STUDIO

Itunes Festival Day 6 Preview: Queens of the Stone Age

We already had pop, electronic, folk and hip hop so now is rock time! Queens of the Stone Age are tonight's headliners at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

With a mix of rock, blues, metal and grunge, they will be playing songs from their 15 years catalog and presenting new material from their six studio album Like Clockwork, released in June.

They will be supported by London quartet Palma Violet.

Here a classic from Queens of the Stone Age.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Spring 2014

The Mercedes-Benz fashion week will be hosted live on YouTube so if you want to stream all the shows go to one of the following sites.

Last year I was in NY during the Fashion Week. Just to start lets see some of the looks I could capture outside the Lincoln Center.






Madonna: The Secret Project Trailer 3

Madonna has release a third trailer for The Secret Project. The great about this one is that give us a release date of Tuesday 24 and a website

Video posted by Madonna

iTunes Festival Day 5 Preview: Rizzle Kicks

Rizzle Kicks is a hip hop duo with a late '80s sound. Some great British female singers as Adele, Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis are getting into the charts around the whole world but for the guys, well is not the same. Rizzle Kicks is one of the exceptions. Their debut album Stereo Typical sold over 600,000 only in the UK. Their new album Roaring 20's was release just three days ago.  The first single Lost Generation debuted at number six of the UK Singles Chart.

Although their are making a great job on their one, as many others I heard about them for the first time in the Olly Murs single Heart Skips a Beat.

The iTunes Festival will be a great opportunity to to have a vibe of the new material. They will be supported by Eliza Doolittle.

Here my favorite song by Rizzle Kicks Down with the Trumpets and my favorite too by Eliza Doolittle.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Toronto International Film Festival: What to watch

My second favorite film festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, is about to start! We can finally leave behind the awful memories of the Summer movies and get ready for the good ones.

Here my personal list of the most anticipated films of the Tiff 2013 (by release day in theaters in the US).

Enough Said by Nicole Holofcener
September 20

Rush by Ron Howard
September 27

Gravity by Alfonso Cuaron
October 4

Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch
October 10

The Fifth Estate by Bill Condon
October 18

Kill Your Darlings by John Krokidas
October 18

Dallas Buyers Club by Jean-Marc Vallee
November 1

August: Osage County by John Well
December 25

Labor Day by Jason Reitman
January 31, 2014

No trailer available

The Railway Man by Jonathan Teplitzky

No trailer available

Under the Skin by Jonathan Glazer

Young and Beautiful by Francois Ozon

Ultra Miami 2013 - Official Aftermovie

We only have to wait 205 days ultil UMF 2014 but in the meantime you can relive the 2013 experience thanks to an amazing 17 minutes film directed and edited by Charly Friedrichs.

Watch the official Ultra 2013 aftermovie here.

Video posted by UMF TV

Bye Bye Futurama... again

Yes, you're not having Deja Vu. Futurama is having its final episode tonight... again. The series was cancelled for the first time on 2003. Years later (on 2007), Comedy Central ordered two more seasons and tonight, the cartoon that refuses to die, will end again... for now.

Watch here a preview for the last episode.

Video posted by Comedy Central

iTunes Festival Day 4 Preview: Paramore

The rock band from Tennessee will be playing today at the Roundhouse in London. Their 2013 self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the United States Billboard charts and it was also No. 1 album in the United Kingdom.

I'm maybe more excited about the performance of the supporting band, the electropop Fenech-Soler. They only have one studio album but their new work Rituals will be release on September 16th.

Here you can watch the first single of the new album by Paramore Now and the most recent Fenech-Soler video Magnetic.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ho Hey iTunes Festival: The Lumineers

The Lumineers did an incredible job today at the Roundhouse in Camden, London. Even though I'm not a huge fan of folk music, I had good expectations about this performance and the band from Denver didn't disappoint.

If you are a fan of The Lumineers this is definitely a must watch so now you can watch the whole 1 hour and 20 minutes performance here or go to iTunes.

Video posted by BMRT Live

iTunes Festival Day 3 Preview: The Lumineers

Folk music is getting more and more popular between young people around the world and The Lumineers is just an example of it. Their self-titled album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and their first single Ho Hey peaked at number 3 on the Hot 100.

The band from Denver will be playing tonight with the support at PHOX.

Phox 11:45AM PT / 2:45PM ET / 7:45PM BST
The Lumineers 1PM PT / 4PM  ET / 9PM BST

And here you can watch the official video of my favorite song from The Lumineers Ho Hey

Monday, September 2, 2013

James Franco gets roasted

The time has come. Tonight we can finally see the Comedy Central's roast of James Franco. Seth Rogers, Bill Hader and Jonah Hill are just some of the stars that will be making fun of Franco tonight.

You can watch the show on TV on Comedy Central at 10 PM ET or stream it online for free through Comedy Central website or using the CC: Stand-Up app.

Here is a preview

Video posted by Comedy Central

TGA Now on Twitter

Now The Golden Age is on Twitter. You can follow me using @BlogTGA and receive last minute Pop culture news.

James Spader to play the villain in The Avengers 2


James Spader will be the maniac robot Ultron on the Avengers sequel to be released on May 2015. In the Marvel universe, Ultron is a robot with several skills like super speed and super strength. He can fly and is able to control his enemies minds.

In the meantime we can see James Spader on the series The Blacklist which premieres September 23 on NBC.


iTunes Festival Day 2 Preview: Sigur Rós

Not as well known as Lady Gaga, Sigur Rós is a icelandic post-rock band with an ethereal sound. They're been making music since 1994 and tonight (this afternoon for us in the US) they will be taking the stage at the Roundhouse in Camden, London at 9 PM (GMT). The indi pop band Poliça will be the opening act at 7:45 PM.

If as me, you are in the east coast of the US, you can stream the Sigur Rós live show at 4 PM.

For those who have never listened about Sigur Rós before, here is Brennisteinn from their 2013 album Kveikur.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lady Gaga opened iTunes Festival

Mother Monster is back! Lady Gaga performed seven new songs for her upcoming album Artpop during the first day of the iTunes Music Festival.

She was great considering she didn't sing any of her many hits of the past and although we missed her old material it was a good opportunity to hear what is coming, especially because we have to expect until November 11 to hear the full new album.

Almost all the songs were classic Gaga tecnopop except Jewels & Drugs, a hip hop number featuring rappers T.I., Too $hort and Twista. She made clear that she wanted to do something new and try to do something "out of the box" of pop music. Sure, pop singer + rappers = out of the box. Maybe you need to try a little harder Mother Monster. Having said that, the songs sound fresh and Gaga definitely came back.

Watch the full concert here or go to iTunes.

Video posted by Ruben Tunket

iTunes Festival


The iTunes Music Festival starts today. 30 days of concert you can enjoy from your living room or wherever you are with your smartphone. You can stream a different live from London show every day during the whole September. Lady Gaga is the opening act. She'll be performing in less than an hour now.

You can watch it on your desktop iTunes, Apple TV or iOS devices. You can download the iTunes Festival App in the iTunes store too.

See below the complete line up and stay tuned for updates. The best news... no Miley Cyrus!