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The Show / Re: Comic Con Private Show
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:31:05 AM »
Comic-Con: MGMT, Grimes to Play on an Aircraft Carrier For ‘Crave Conquers The Con’
CraveOnline partners with TNT’s The Last Ship for a massive Comic-Con event on the historic USS Midway!

The secret is out — CraveOnline is partnering with TNT’s The Last Ship to throw a massive Comic-Con event on the historic USS Midway, featuring performances by MGMT and Grimes. That’s right, Crave is Conquering The Con with an unbelievable show aboard an aircraft carrier.

What better way to catch a break from the noisy lines and cosplay overload of Comic-Con than to take part in an exclusive concert on the monumental aircraft carrier, the USS Midway? Adjacent to the Convention Center and Comic-Con epicenter, the USS Midway is just a short walk away from the costumed mayhem, where two premier musical acts — MGMT and Grimes — will serve our die-hard music enthusiasts an unforgettable experience, and will set the perfect tone for the most memorable event Comic-Con has yet to see.

Grimes’ mesmeric pop energy will translate through a DJ set on the USS Midway on July 25th, before Benjamin Goldwasser, Andrew VanWyngarden and the rest of MGMT, deliver their world-renowned psych-rock goodness to the lucky few in attendance. Currently on tour in support of their third album MGMT, the band will undoubtedly pull heavily from their new material during the hotly-anticipated special performance.

Space is extremely limited at this special event, and you must be 21+ with photo ID to enter. We’ll be bringing you details shortly on RSVPs and how you can win list access to one of Comic-Con’s biggest events, and certainly the most unique!

Once more, CraveOnline is setting a new standard for your event excitement. Come rock with Crave and TNT on the USS Midway next Friday at Comic-Con!

Crave Conquers The Con is produced and booked by Mirrored Media.

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: July 19, 2014, 09:28:11 AM »

The ways in which I can't...

The Show / Re: Comic Con Private Show
« on: July 17, 2014, 01:11:16 PM »

CraveOnline and TNT’s The Last Ship Storm Comic-Con, Exclusive Concert With MGMT

This summer, TNT is topping the charts with its new action-packed drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers).

Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), The Last Ship ranks as basic cable’s #1 new series so far this year. The show takes place in the midst of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

Dane stars as Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man who is authoritative and decisive, but also fair and courageous. A born leader and a loving father and husband, Chandler is respected and loved by the men and women under his command. The Last Ship also stars Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) as Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate the cause of billions of deaths worldwide.

Adam Baldwin (Firefly, Chuck) is Slattery, the ship’s second-in-command who worries deeply about his family and occasionally clashes with Dane’s Captain Chandler over the best course of action. The series also stars Travis Van Winkle (Heart of Dixie), Charles Parnell (Pariah), Christina Elmore (Fruitvale Station), Sam Spruell (Snow White and The Huntsman) and Marissa Neitling (Leverage).

The Last Ship is based on William Brinkley’s popular novel and comes to TNT from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and its partners, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, whose credits include the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay, Fuller and Form serve as executive producers, along with showrunner Hank Steinberg (creator of Without a Trace, The Nine), Steven Kane (The Closer) and director Jack Bender (Lost).

MGMT - Optimus Alive 2014 Music Festival - Day 2 - Passeio Maritimo de Alges - Alges, Portugal  Photo copyright by Rui M. Leal /
MGMT – Optimus Alive 2014 Music Festival – Day 2 – Passeio Maritimo de Alges – Alges, Portugal Photo copyright by Rui M. Leal /
Now CraveOnline and TNT’s The Last Ship Storm Comic-Con by Sea with Exclusive Concert Event, Featuring MGMT and Grimes on the USS Midway

CraveOnline Conquers the Con, in conjunction with TNT’s The Last Ship. On Friday, July 25, select guests will board the Comic-Con-adjacent aircraft carrier to enjoy cocktails, games, and most notably, performances by MGMT and Grimes. This is CraveOnline’s third online/offline co-promotion with TNT, and the second to take place at Comic-Con.

Upon boarding the USS Midway, guests will step into a fully branded entryway, immersing themselves into the world of The Last Ship—TNT’s hit new post-apocalyptic series about the crew of a Navy destroyer searching for the cure to a global pandemic. Guests will then head through the similarly themed Science Lab, where footage from the show can be viewed.

From there, they can partake in the Laser Maze, a laser-tag style target practice meant to take down intruders who threaten the cure. For a select group, refuge can be found in the TNT-hosted VIP Hangar Bay Lounge. Meanwhile, all guests are invited to peruse the Loot Lounge for specialty cocktails—and to then head to the main deck to have their photo taken in front of real fighter jets.

The evening will culminate with an opening DJ set by Grimes, followed by an exclusive performance from the Grammy Award-winning group, MGMT on the CraveOnline stage.

Friday, July 25, 2014 from 7pm – 11pm on the USS Midway
910 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA, 92101

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:56:19 AM »
This is sort of too silly to put in the official Print Media thread.  It's an interview with Andrew in France.  So Andrew was translated into French, and then google translated him back to english.  We know his "voice" so well that it's funny to imagine him saying these things.

CL: You have not played in France for a long time. However you choose to return this summer for a tour of festivals. Why this choice?

Andrew Vanwyngarden :  We have not done a festival tour in Europe for some time. I think the last time was in 2010. It is true that we could have done a show in Paris instead. But it’s good to be back for the summer festivals. This is a good way to spend the month of July.

CL: How is this different from a concert good to you?
AV: In our own concerts, the public recognizes us (laughs). Every show we play is a summary of three albums. I think that this festival is an energy on stage that we are trying to convey to the public. It is also in our own rooms but differently. Our tour includes many visual elements and screens also give a different note to the shows. Unfortunately tonight ( Déferlantes Argelès, ed ), because of the wind, we can not put in place.

CL: It’s going to cause you problems for the set tonight?
AV: We played without. Even if it helps a lot to have them behind us.

CL: What are your best memories on stage?
AV: It’s hard not to have one. I think the one that comes to my mind is pretty crazy. It was the first time we played at Coachella in 2008. This was the first big festival we were doing. We did not really know what we were able to stage and we still behave like we did in college. At the University we used to escape during a concert and not return or make weird jokes. So this show I started running through the crowd. What was cool because at the University people followed me and ran with me. But this time I found myself surrounded by the crowd (laughs). It was very different from the University but it was a very funny experience.

CL: Let the new album. Have you named “MGMT” because it defines your group?

AV: We did not call and why. It was more like a private joke. It is a cliché. Many groups do that. It is the same for our second album “Congratulations”. The title was also a joke between us. But I still think this is the most personal album we’ve done. So in a sense we actually represents well.

CL: What inspires you when you compose?
AV: Many things. I take a lot of notes in the life of every day. I also try to read a lot of books and poetry when I write. For this album I’ve read a lot especially Philippe Soupault which is a surrealist poet. I also read Kafka that I really liked.

CL: You have three years to release a new album. How was the creation of “MGMT”?

AV: We did not spend three years to compose. We have already taken a year off after our tour for “Congratulations.” This was our first break since 2007 so it has really feels good. Then Ben and I started back by us from time to time to make music together. We had not have done that since college, but it seemed fun and inspiring. It began like this album, improvising together for hours.Then we piochions scraps of songs that we liked to make our titles. It took us two years to decide what we wanted to do on this album and to write.

CL: You are very present on social networks. Do you consider to be an invasion of privacy?
AV: No, that’s not why. It is a bit on Twitter. I think we could exploit it to make more about us or have more fan. But I think it is simply part of the end of a generation that has not experienced it all. For example, when it was known, we do not have a mobile phone. So, the development of social networks has never been something very attractive to me. And I’m glad to have escaped it.Mostly because I consider it a bad distraction all the time. For example, when I realize I’m looking at my phone for no reason and I see others do it bothers me.

CL: Did you feel something missing in real life?
AV: Yes, absolutely. I feel that there is no value, no interest in this gesture. There is no real gain in these moments. It’s just a way to distract him. What is a sms or look at a picture, it is not really a world we like.

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: July 16, 2014, 03:38:08 AM »
The one time (so far) I've gotten to hang out with lala, was at a show in Indianapolis. She walked up behind us to stand in line, and I knew. I don't know how I knew but I knew. All I remember thinking is "Quick Dakota, don't be a wuss. Try to start a conversation and figure out if you're right." At that point I was fairly new here still am, fuck it and had never seen pictures of this remarkable human specimen. But it worked. I knew and as we were talking, I could see she came to know also. (It was beautiful. I think I might just shed a tear.) Anyways, we hadn't exchanged names and she said "you're Dakota aren't you?!" And in the midst of smiling and replying "I knew it" I found myself in an embrace that was so warm, it will be told in my story book of friendship for the rest of my life. And that's how it happened. You fucking rule woman.

Awww. That's so sweet. You know what's funny is that's exactly how Pookey and I met. I got in line behind him for Tame Impala. Music is our heartbeat  :-*

The Show / Re: Comic Con Private Show
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:16:52 AM »
lala, do you plan on going around San Diego before/after the show??
I'm staying in La Jolla, but I do have days on both sides of the show.

MGMT / Our Birthday Wishes for Will, 2014
« on: July 14, 2014, 09:55:24 AM »
Will, I hope your special day is as lovely as you are. I just want to say Thank you for this last year or so especially this spring. Thank you for the smiles and the hugs and most of all, thank you for treating me like "normal."  Love you and see you in a few days.

The Show / Re: Comic Con Private Show
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:46:25 AM »
"Also slated to appear over the course of its run, July 24-27, will be G-Eazy, MGMT, and Grimes, reports Billboard. Those last two won’t just be playing any party, they will be playing a party on board an actual aircraft carrier. The USS Midway is docked next to San Diego’s Convention Center and will provide the setting for CraveOnline’s Comic-Con party on July 25"

I'm loving all of the hype around this.  I didn't expect that the press would even get ahold of it.  Any publicity is good publicity!!!

The Show / Re: Comic Con Private Show
« on: July 11, 2014, 01:06:49 PM »
I'm so excited for you lala!  ;D

Wish you could meet me there!!! :-*

The Show / Re: Comic Con Private Show
« on: July 10, 2014, 07:07:27 PM »
I'm all booked.  I'll get the lay of the land and see if it's cool to take pics/video.  I always think of you guys, but I really want to be in the moment.  I'll do my best to snap a couple so you can see the set up, if it's cool to do that.  It may very well not be.

MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: July 10, 2014, 11:11:58 AM »

This is a campaign for Sauchiehall St in Glasgow, Scotland (my homeland).  There's an Eat In The Street, Meet In The Street, Shop In The Street, etc.  It's not a gig.  It's just music you might hear there.  I think it's completely amazing that they were mentioned :)

Hype This! / Re: MGMT Custom Converse and Sunglasses for Sale
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:32:43 AM »
Very cool :)
I've seen custom Congratulations Vans.  I suspect that Emily has worn them into the ground ;D

The Show / Re: Main Square Festival / Arras, France / July 3-6
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:14:56 PM »
I wish that at festivals they would do Kids, TTP and Electric Feel first. Then launch into Siberian Breaks so the bros and basic bitches can clear out and leave the rest of the set to those of us who know more than three songs.
Right! I agree again. :)
But maybe they don't want to experiment the departure of many people during their set (?)

Now I just hope they come back soon to Paris in a 'classical venue', because they weirdly do several festivals in France but not the parisian one (Rock en Seine at the end of August, however probably many of their fans will be here)...

Yes, I was just stating my fantasy ;)  Of course they don't want an Exodus.  Just me  :P

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