Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. This week, we’re getting jazzed for the start of the annual CMJ Festival in New York. For those of you outside the city, we’ll be interviewing bands and highlighting some of our favorite shows throughout the week. And also, we’re not really prepared for the season finale of Mad Men, but that doesn’t mean it won’t still be happening this Sunday night.
This week’s crush:
This week’s crush is Lia Ices! Named by Spin.com as one of 3o Best Artists from CMJ Festival, she is playing at Pianos this Thursday the 21st at 9:45p.m . Her album, Necima, was released in 2008 and has been steadily gaining recognition since. However, she isn’t just a talented singer-songwriter: she also helped produce several indie bands, such as Animal Collective and Black Dice. With a voice like Regina Spektor and Joanna Newsom‘s imaginary baby and an icey (ha!) Kate Moss-esque stare, you don’t want to miss her show.
What we’re excited for on TV:
FX Network is having an exciting movie marathon from this Friday until the end of next weekend. It will feature some awesome movies ( like V for Vendetta) as well as some awesomely bad stuff ( like The Happening), but check the full schedule to see all they have to offer.
Also, Mad Men is ending its season this Sunday night at 10p.m. (sad face). We’ll be liveblogging, for any of you who are anticipating some separation anxiety and want to commiserate.
What we’re NOT excited for:
Jackass Movie 3D, in theatres today. They still make these? Well, I can’t handle watching them throw up a zillion times each and I certainly won’t watch it projecting from the screen towards my face.
We aren’t sure how to feel about:
Shakira covering The XX‘s “Islands” on her new album Sale el Sol, to be releasted on October 19th. Decide for yourselves.