We Are OFK review: an emotional music biopic that’s a bit too Silicon Valley

We Are OFK review: an emotional music biopic that’s a bit too Silicon Valley

Luca Le Fae has had it. His work as a writer for Leviathan Games, one of the biggest game developers on the planet, may pay well, but it’s creatively unfulfilling. A fateful encounter with his old acquaintance of him, Jey Zhang, at a party may just provide Luca with the escape he has been looking for. Jey, a successful music producer, remembers Luca as an incredible songwriter and asks him if he has any samples he could send her. Suddenly the unthinkable, a single, an EP, perhaps even actual stardom, seems within Luca’s grasp of him, but life has a tendency to get in the way even when you’re ready to take the chance of a lifetime.

We Are OFK can be described as a 3D visual novel or a mildly interactive five-part TV series you just happened to buy on Steam. The first two episodes are available on launch day, with episodes three to five releasing weekly after the game’s initial release. Each one comes with its own opening, which really sells the feeling of catching a new episode of a miniseries each week. With each episode, you follow the story from a different band member’s point of view, from their initial decision to be band-adjacent to taking their first wobbly steps in promoting themselves as artists. Joining Luca on his journey are pianist Itsumi Saito, who works in social media management at Leviathan, and Luca’s housemate Flores, an audio-visual effects artist.

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How a Jazz Musician and Entrepreneur Spends His Sundays

How a Jazz Musician and Entrepreneur Spends His Sundays

The jazz bass player Matthew Garrison doesn’t like to slow down. “I’m always thinking, doing,” he said. As a performer, he has toured with Herbie Hancock and has upcoming shows with the pianist Jason Moran, the drummer Jack DeJohnette and others. But most days, he is focused on producing music events through ShapeShifter Lab and … Read more

Kevin Federline Releases Alleged Footage of Britney And Sons

Kevin Federline Releases Alleged Footage of Britney And Sons

Not holding back. Following Britney Spears’ claims that her sons were acting “hateful” toward her, ex-husband Kevin Federline took to social media to release multiple alleged videos of the pop star arguing with her children. “I can’t sit back and let my sons be accused in this way after what they’ve been through,” Federline, 44, … Read more

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom ‘Reset’ Review

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom ‘Reset’ Review

What’s in the beginning of a song? As Panda Bear and Sonic Boom see it: possibility. Noah Lennox and Peter Kember, the men behind those names, have a long history of mining old music to create something new — Lennox as Panda Bear and part of Animal Collective, Kember with the pioneering psych-rock group Spacemen 3 and, more recently, with his excellent 2020 solo album All Things Being Equal. They first worked together on 2011’s Tomboy; they linked up again and deepened their working relationship on 2015’s Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. reset, their first true collaborative album, came about after Kember moved to Portugal in 2018 to be closer to Lennox. He brought his extensive record collection along with him.

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Singer defends gay marriage, abortion

Singer defends gay marriage, abortion

WASHINGTON – White smoke billowed from the top of the stage as if a new pope had been named at the Vatican. But it was merely part of the lengthy introduction for the high priestess of pop, Lady Gaga, to make her striking entrance, cocooned in an upright metal tomb to belt “Bad Romance.” The … Read more

SKID ROW Guitarist On Possibility Of Reunion With SEBASTIAN BACH: ‘That Conversation Doesn’t Even Enter My Brain’

SKID ROW Guitarist On Possibility Of Reunion With SEBASTIAN BACH: ‘That Conversation Doesn’t Even Enter My Brain’

In a new interview with Pushing The Limits, SKID ROW guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo was asked if he still has a relationship with the band’s former singer, Sebastian Bach. He replied: “Not at all. None. We’ve all moved on. It was an awful long time ago; we’re talking 23 years ago [that SKID ROW reformed … Read more

Deal to keep fest in Chicago limits competition

Deal to keep fest in Chicago limits competition

The deal to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago for at least the next decade includes a complete revamp of how festival producers will pay the Park District, tighter restrictions that keep competing music festivals out of Grant Park and no provisions for investment in the grounds except a $100,000 tennis court renovation. Though Mayor Lori Lightfoot … Read more

Olivia Newton-John, superstar singer and actress, dies at 73

Olivia Newton-John, superstar singer and actress, dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts everyone’s favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of “Grease,” has died. She was 73. Newton-John, a longtime resident of … Read more