MCA at AMC in NYC

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Adam Yauch will be making an appearance at the New York screening of Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! at AMC's Loews 34th Street Theatre on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. According to the Museum of the Moving Image's web site, Yauch will discuss the film with the viewing audience after the screening.

Tickets are $24 to the public and $16 to members of the Museum of the Moving Image. Call 718-784-4520 for tickets and information.

Trailer time

MTV.com has the dramatic trailer for Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! Note that the film has been given a rating of "R" by the MPAA -- "R" for ridiculous title.

Big Screen showings revealed

A list of the cities in which Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! will be shown on March 23 as a Big Screen Concerts event can be found here. A 20-minute mini-movie, A Day in the Life of Nathanial Hornblower, will precede the film at all screenings on this date.

Tickets go on sale on March 3 at BigScreenConcerts.com.

Big movie, big screen

Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! will be screened on March 23 at as-yet-unspecified cities and theaters as a Big Screen Concerts event. Details to be announced...

Clarification: I received some questions about this event. Big Screen Concerts is associated with many theaters across North America. The Beastie Boys' film will be shown in select movie theaters nationwide on March 23. Until Big Screen Concerts announces the participating theaters, don't make any assumptions that the film will be shown in any certain city. It could be 50 cities or only a few cities.

Yauckles the Clown

Sorry, I have no exciting updates on the Beastie Boys for y'all, but I do have two new photos to entertain you.

The first photo comes from Matthew S., from Milwaukee, who attended the premiere of Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! at the Sundance Film Festival. He caught Adam Yauch as the band arrived at the theater and requested a photo with him.



Charming expression, no?

The next photo is missing a full explanation. Of who?, what?, where?, when?, and why?, I can only provide limited information.

Who: Yauch, Ian Rogers (avec le mic) with his daughter Zoe, and a technician dude
What: Looks like an interview to me
Where: Yahoo! Cafe at Park City, Utah
When: During the Sundance Film Festival
Why: Unknown



So, keep your ears open for a new audio interview with Monsieur Yauch at Yahoo.com, Beastieboys.com, or possibly Zoe's radio show. I inquired about the interview to the appropriate persons and no one was willing to divulge anything. You'd think that I asked for the secret recipe of Bush's Baked Beans...

Mix Master Mike giggin'

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Nobody can do it like Mix Master can!

They aren't joking about that. It's the truth.

Mix Master Mike has a few gigs scheduled this month and next. According to Mixmastermike.com, he performs on the following dates:

February 24 - Las Vegas, NV, Tangerine Lounge & Nightclub
February 25 - Atlanta, GA, Compound
March 2 - Orange County, CA, Club Scribbles
March 3 - San Francisco, CA, Club Six
March 4 - Portland, OR, The Greek
March 9 - Austin, TX, Sky Lounge
March 10 - San Antonio, TX, Revolution Room
March 11 - Houston, TX, The Pink Monkey

For tickets, contact the specific venues.

On the topic of Mix Master Mike, he provided the musical entertainment at the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards last week in Las Vegas.

Mike D mixes it up

The Washington Post reports Mike D is working on a remix of "King Without a Crown" by Matisyahu, the Hasidic reggae artist. Apparently, Matisyahu is a big fan of the Beastie Boys. He was spied in the audience at their recent concert at the Sundance Film Festival.

Another film festival gets Awesome

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Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! will be screened at the True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri. The film will be shown once on Sunday, February 26, at 1:30 pm at the Blue Note. Individual tickets cost $7. Festival passes are also available.

The description of the film at the festival web site notes that a "possible special guest" may attend. Could it be Hornblower?

SXSW Film Festival schedule announced

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The SXSW Film Festival has published its complete screening schedule. Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! will be screened only once on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:45 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

Against Me! gets remixed by Adrock

This spring punk band Against Me! will be releasing a 12-inch vinyl single of their song "From Her Lips to God's Ears (The Energizer)" that will include a remix by Adrock on the b-side.

According to the band's label, Fat Wreck, only a couple thousand copies of the record will be pressed. It will be available to purchase at Fat Wreck's online shop.

Q&A with "Paul's Boutique" author

Beastiemania.com, the exhaustively comprehensive Beastie Boys' fan site, is accepting questions for a Q&A it is conducting with Dan LeRoy, the author of the forthcoming book Paul's Boutique. LeRoy's book, to be published by Continuum, reveals the untold story of the album many fans and critics consider to be the Beastie Boys' masterpiece. The book contains new interviews with many of the people involved in the creation of the album -- including Mike D, the Dust Brothers, and producer Matt Dike -- as well as previously unpublished photos by Ricky Powell. You may read outtakes from LeRoy's book at Beastiemania.com: "Dressing for Success at the G-Spot" and "The Beasties vs. The Beatles."

Send your questions about the Paul's Boutique era to LeRoy in care of Beastiemania.com (indicate LeRoy's name in the subject field). Beastiemania.com will publish LeRoy's answers to your questions shortly before the book's release date on March 15.

Charity auction ends today

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Time is running out for you to place a bid on a HP Photosmart printer and photo autographed by the Beastie Boys while they were at the Sundance Film Festival. The items are available in an eBay charity auction that benefits Habit for Humanity. With only 8 hours remaining before the auction's close, the high bid is US$505.

"Awesome" to be screened at Wisconsin Film Festival

Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! is among the films that will be screened at the eighth annual Wisconsin Film Festival, running March 30 to April 2, in Madison. Although the festival schedule has not yet been officially announced, the director of the festival revealed to the Capital Times that the Beastie Boys' concert film will be a part of the festival.

The festival's full schedule will be announced on Wednesday, March 1, with tickets going on sale on Saturday, March 4.

3 MCs Are What'cha Want

If you missed the Beastie Boys February 9th performance on Late Show with David Letterman, where they performed a number I'm calling "3 MCs Are What'cha Want," you can watch it at the show's official web site or youtube.com.

Beastie Boys to make appearance at SXSW

Earlier this week, the South by Southwest organization announced that the Beastie Boys will participate in a "very special interview" (READ: surprise concert) on March 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, in the Austin Convention Center as part of the activities associated with the screening of Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! at the SXSW Film Festival.

I'm working on getting more information about this event. I will post an update as soon as I learn the details.

Mike D is so ill


"I woke up with the stomach flu, thanks to Mike D."
--Zoe Rogers

In her most recent Zoe Radio program, Zoe Rogers describes how she got the stomach flu from Mike and his family after babysitting his children at the Sundance Film Festival. Zoe also discusses attending the Beastie Boys' concert at the Sundance Film Festival in between playing almost two full hours of songs.

Go to Zoeradio.com to listen or download her February 10th show.