Forthcoming Music & Movie Releases

Music notes Movie reels

MUSIC

February 24th: Kid Rock’s First Kiss, Scorpions Return To Forever, Rick Springfield’s Stripped Down and Mat Kearney’s Just Kids.

March 3rd: Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday and Rixton’s Let The Road.

March 10th: Madonna’s Rebel Heart, Olly Murs Never Been Better, Jimmy Somerville’s Homage, Donna Lewis Brand New Day, Marc Almond (Soft Cell) The Velvet Trail, Will Butler’s Policy, Fences Lesser Oceans, Europe’s War of Kings, KC & The Sunshine Band’s Feeling You and some re-issues from Prince, Cyndi Lauper and Bruce Springsteen (rumored).

March 17th: Mark Knopfler’s Tracker and Modest Mouse’s Strangers To Ourselves.

March 24th: Toto’s Toto XIV, Bee-Gee’s 1974-1979 set, Kansas Miracles Out Of Nowhere and Striking Matches Nothing But The Silence.

March 31st: Van Halen LIVE, Ringo Starr’s Postcards From Paradise, Hall & Oates Live From Dublin, Death Cab For Cutie’s Kintsugi, Darius Rucker’s Southern Style, Boz Scaggs A Fool To Care, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts Blaster and The Prodigy’s The Day Is My Enemy.

April 7th: Brian Wilson’s No Peer Pressure, Matt & Kim’s New Glow and The Waterboys Modern Blues.

April 14th: Randy Bachman’s Heavy Blues and Greg Holden’s Chase The Sun.

April 21st: Alabama Shakes Sound & Color, BoDeans I Can’t Stop and They Might Be Giants Glean.

April 28th: Shawn Mendes Handwritten, Odessa, Blur’s The Magic Whip, Mew +- and The Leisure Society’s The Art of Hanging On.

May 5th: Zella Day, Rose Windows.

May 19th: Faith No More’s So Invictus, Brandon Flowers (The Killers) The Desired Effect, Lifehouse and Hot Chip’s Why Make Sense?!?

May 26th: Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

June: Ilse, Emmaline, Gotye, The Darkness Last Of Our Kind.

MOVIES

February 27th: Focus starring Will Smith & Margot Robbie and The Lazarus Effect starring Olivia Wilde.

March 6th: Chappie starring Hugh Jackman & Sigourney Weaver, The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler and Unfinished Business starring Vince Vaughn.

March 15th: Cinderella starring Cate Blanchett & Hayley Atwell and In The Heart Of The Sea starring Chris Hemsworth.

March 20th: Insurgent starring Naomi Watts and The Gunman starring Sean Penn.

March 27th: The animated Home starring Jim Parsons & Rihanna and Get Hard starring Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart.

April 3rd: Furious 7 starring Vin Diesel.

April 10th: True Story starring James Franco.

April 17th: Run All Night starring Liam Neeson.

April 24th: The Age of Adeline starring Blake Lively & Harrison Ford.

May 1st: Avengers: Age of Ultron starring Robert Downey Jr. & company.

May 8th: Don’t Mess With Texas starring Reese Witherspoon.

May 15th: Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy.

May 22nd: Tomorrowland starring George Clooney.

May 29th: The animated Monster Trucks starring Rob Lowe.

June 5th: San Andreas starring The Rock and Entourage starring Adrien Grenier.

June 12th: Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt.

June 19th: The animated Inside Out from Pixar starring Bill Hader & Amy Poehler.

July 1st: Terminator: Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

July 10th: Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp and the animated Minions with Sandra Bullock.

July 17th: Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Pan starring Hugh Jackman.

July 24th: Pixels starring Adam Sandler.

July 31st: Mission Impossible 5 starring Tom Cruise.

August 7th: The Fantastic Four starring Jamie Bell.

August 14th: Straight Outta Compton (the story of rap legends, N.W.A.) starring O’Shea Jackson Jr.

August 21st: Criminal starring Kevin Costner.

September 4th: Jane Got A Gun starring Natalie Portman.

September 18th: Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

October 2nd: The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

October 9th: The Jungle Book starring Scarlett Johansson & Bill Murray.

November 6th: The animated Peanuts and Spectre (James Bond) starring Daniel Craig.

November 20th: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence.

November 25th: The Martian starring Matt Damon.

December 18th: Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher etc, and Sisters starring Amy Poehler & Tina Fey.

December 25th: The Revenant starring Leo DiCaprio, Snowden (Edward Snowden biopic from Oliver Stone) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dirty Grandpa starring Robert DeNiro.

Radio Feast

Radio

Be sure to check out some great radio:

(Note: Most all of these can be heard either via TuneIn, Stitcher or iHeartRadio)

First: my radio home, Fun 101.7, which you can stream via TuneIn from anywhere. Fun personality radio and classic hits! A lot of 80’s tunes.

Go 96.3, a fresh modern rock station in the Twin Cities.

Xfm London. Always a favorite of mine.

OWow Cleveland. An excellent piece of work.

93 XRT. Classic and great!

Entertainment & Pop Culture Calendar

NOTE: Sometimes tv dates and the music and movie release dates move. The showbiz heads like to do that once in a while.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 24th: (TV) NBC’s Parks & Recreation airs it’s series finale. Son’s of Anarchy’s Complete Series Collection is due. Tumblr’s Anniversary. (MUSIC) Kid Rock’s First Kiss, Scorpions Return To Forever, Rick Springfield’s Stripped Down and Mat Kearney’s Just Kids.

FEBRUARY 27th: (TV, sort of) NETFLIX’s House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey returns. (MOVIES) Focus starring Will Smith & Margot Robbie and The Lazarus Effect starring Olivia Wilde.

MARCH
MARCH VARIOUS STUFF:

MARCH 1st: (TV) FOX debuts Last Man on Earth starring Will Forte.

MARCH 3rd: (MUSIC) Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday, Modest Mouse’s Strangers To Ourselves and Rixton’s Let The Road. (BOOKS) Dave Barry’s Live Right & Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster).

MARCH 4th: People Magazine’s Anniversary.

MARCH 6th: (MOVIES) Chappie starring Hugh Jackman & Sigourney Weaver, The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler and Unfinished Business starring Vince Vaughn.

MARCH 10th: (MUSIC) Madonna’s Rebel Heart, Donna Lewis Brand New Day, Will Butler’s Policy, KC & The Sunshine Band’s Feeling You and some re-issues from Prince, Cyndi Lauper and Bruce Springsteen (rumored).

MARCH 15th: (MOVIES) Cinderella starring Cate Blanchett & Hayley Atwell and In The Heart Of The Sea starring Chris Hemsworth.

MARCH 17th: Kurt Russell’s BDay. (MUSIC) Mark Knopfler’s Tracker.

MARCH 19th: Bruce Willis BDay.

MARCH 20th: (MOVIES) Insurgent starring Naomi Watts and The Gunman starring Sean Penn.

MARCH 21st: Twitter’s Anniversary.

MARCH 24th: (MUSIC) Van Morrison’s Duets and Toto’s Toto XIV. (BOOKS) Harlan Coben’s The Stranger.

MARCH 25th: Sarah Jessica Parker’s BDay.

MARCH 26th: Steven Tyler’s BDay.

MARCH 27th: Mariah Carey’s BDay. (MOVIES) The animated Home starring Jim Parsons & Rihanna and Get Hard starring Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart.

MARCH 28th: Lady Gaga’s BDay.

MARCH 29th: AMC’s The Walking Dead season finale.

MARCH 31st: (MUSIC) Ringo Starr’s Postcards From Paradise, Death Cab For Cutie’s Kintsugi, Boz Scagg’s A Fool To Care and Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts.

APRIL

APRIL VARIOUS STUFF:

APRIL 3rd: TV Guide’s Anniversary. (MOVIES) Furious 7 starring Vin Diesel.

APRIL 7th: (MUSIC) Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure and Blues Traveler’s Blow Up The Moon.

APRIL 10th: (MOVIES) True Story starring James Franco.

APRIL 12th: David Letterman’s BDay and MTV Movie Awards.

APRIL 14th: (MUSIC) Randy Bachman.

APRIL 17th: (MOVIES) Run All Night starring Liam Neeson.

APRIL 18th: Conan O’Brien’s BDay.

APRIL 21st: (MUSIC) BoDeans I Can’t Stop. (BOOKS) David Baldacci’s Memory Man.

APRIL 24th: (MOVIES) The Age of Adeline starring Blake Lively & Harrison Ford.

April 25TH: Al Pacino’s BDay.

APRIL 28th: Jay Leno’s BDay. (MUSIC) Blur’s The Magic Whip and Shawn Mendes Handwritten. (BOOKS) John Sandford’s Gathering Prey.

APRIL 29th: Jerry Seinfeld’s BDay and TV Land’s Anniversary.

MAY

MAY VARIOUS STUFF: TV Nets announce their fall tv schedules this month.

MAY 1st: (MOVIES) Avengers: Age of Ultron starring Robert Downey Jr. & company.

MAY 2nd: Jon Bon Jovi’s BDay.

MAY 5th: (MUSIC) Shelby Lynn’s I Can’t Imagine. (BOOKS) Greg Proops The Smartest Book In The World.

MAY 8th: VH1 Classic’s TV Anniversary and (MOVIES) Don’t Mess With Texas starring Reese Witherspoon.

MAY 10th: Bono’s BDay.

MAY 12th: (MUSIC) Paul Weller’s Saturn Pattern.

MAY 15th: (MOVIES) Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy.

MAY 16th: Janet Jackson’s BDay.

MAY 19th: (MUSIC) Faith No More’s Sol Invictus.

MAY 22nd: (MOVIES) Tomorrowland starring George Clooney.

MAY 29th: (MOVIES) The animated Monster Trucks starring Rob Lowe.

MAY 23rd: Drew Carey’s BDay.

JUNE

JUNE VARIOUS STUFF:

JUNE 2nd: (MUSIC) Florence & The Machine.

JUNE 5th: (MOVIES) San Andreas starring The Rock and Entourage starring Adrien Grenier.

JUNE 7th: Prince’s BDay and Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Birthday.

JUNE 9th: Johnny Depp’s BDay.

JUNE 12th: (MOVIES) Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt.

JUNE 16th: (BOOKS) Brad Meltzer’s The President’s Shadow.

JUNE 19th: (MOVIES) The animated Inside Out from Pixar starring Bill Hader & Amy Poehler.

JUNE 13th: Tim Allen’s BDay.

JULY

JULY VARIOUS STUFF: Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival!

JULY 1st: Mike Tyson’s BDay. (MOVIES) Terminator: Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

JULY 3rd: Tom Cruise’s BDay.

JULY 6th: Sly Stallone’s BDay.

JULY 9th: Tom Hanks BDay.

JULY 10th: (MOVIES) Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp and the animated Minions with Sandra Bullock.

JULY 14th: (BOOKS) Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel called Go Set A Watchman.

JULY 17th: Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Pan starring Hugh Jackman.

JULY 24th: (MOVIES) Pixels starring Adam Sandler.

JULY 26th: Kevin Spacey’s BDay.

JULY 28th: (BOOKS) Dr. Seuss What Pet Should I Get?

JULY 30th: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s BDay and (MOVIES) Mission Impossible 5 starring Tom Cruise.

JULY 31st: E!’s TV Anniversary.

AUGUST
AUGUST VARIOUS STUFF:

AUGUST 1st: MTV’s Anniversary.

AUGUST 9th: Whitney Houston’s BDay.

AUGUST 16th: Madonna’s BDay.

AUGUST 7th: (MOVIES) The Fantastic Four starring Jamie Bell.

AUGUST 14th: (MOVIES) Straight Outta Compton (the story of rap legends, N.W.A.) starring O’Shea Jackson Jr.

AUGUST 21st: (MOVIES) Criminal starring Kevin Costner.

AUGUST 29th: Michael Jackson’s BDay.

AUGUST 30th: MTV Video Music Awards.

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER VARIOUS STUFF: FALL TV!

A lot of major fall music and movies.

SEPTEMBER 4th: Google’s Anniversary. (MOVIES) Jane Got A Gun starring Natalie Portman.

SEPTEMBER 5th: Snapchat’s Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 7th: ESPN’s TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 10th: Happy Birthday, NFL!

SEPTEMBER 13th: Be A Tourist In Your Hometown Day (Fort Wayne). Everybody Loves Raymond starring Ray Romano TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 15th: USA Today’s Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 16th: Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 17th: Home Improvement starring Tim Allen TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 18th: (MOVIES) Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

SEPTEMBER 19th: Jimmy Fallon’s BDay.

SEPTEMBER 20th: Primetime Emmy Awards air on FOX.

SEPTEMBER 21st: Bill Murray’s BDay and Stephen King’s BDay.

SEPTEMBER 22nd: Friends TV Anniversary.

SEPTEMBER 23rd: Bruce Springsteen’s BDay.

SEPTEMBER 25th: Will Smith’s BDay.

OCTOBER

OCTOBER VARIOUS STUFF:

OCTOBER 2nd: Sting’s BDay. Peanuts Anniversary. (MOVIES) The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

OCTOBER 3rd: Soundcloud’s Anniversary.

OCTOBER 6th: Instagram’s Anniversary.

OCTOBER 7th: Spotify’s Anniversary.

OCTOBER 9th: (MOVIES) The Jungle Book starring Scarlett Johansson & Bill Murray.

OCTOBER 20th: Tom Petty’s BDay.

OCTOBER 25th: Katy Perry’s Birthday.

OCTOBER 28th: Julia Roberts BDay.

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER VARIOUS STUFF:

NOVEMBER 3rd: Roseanne’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 6th: 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland TV Anniversary and  (MOVIES) The animated Peanuts and Spectre (James Bond) starring Daniel Craig.

NOVEMBER 8th: FW Mayor Tom Henry’s Birthday!

TMZ.com’s Anniversary.

NOVEMBER 9th: Rolling Stone magazine’s Anniversary.

NOVEMBER 13th: Jimmy Kimmel’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 19th: Larry King’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 17th: (MUSIC) Faith Hill.

NOVEMBER 20th: Joel McHale’s BDay. (MOVIES) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence.

NOVEMBER 23rd: Miley Cyrus Birthday.

NOVEMBER 24th: (MUSIC) Rumored Lady Gaga.

NOVEMBER 25th: (MOVIES) The Martian starring Matt Damon.

NOVEMBER 26th: Tina Turner’s BDay.

NOVEMBER 28th: Jon Stewart’s BDay.

DECEMBER

DECEMBER VARIOUS STUFF:

DECEMBER 1st: Movie Channel Anniversary, which became Showtime.

DECEMBER 2nd: Britney Spears BDay.

DECEMBER 11th: Happy Birthday, Indiana!

DECEMBER 13th: Taylor Swift’s Birthday.

DECEMBER 15th: (MUSIC) Rumored Adele.

DECEMBER 18th: (MOVIES) Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher etc, and Sisters starring Amy Peohler & Tona Fey.

DECEMBER 21st: Ray Romano’s BDay.

DECEMBER 25th: (MOVIES) The Revenant starring Leo DiCaprio and Dirty Grandpa starring Robert DeNiro.

DECEMBER 28th: Denzel Washington’s BDay.

DECEMBER 30th: Happy Birthday, Tiger Woods.

Various Stuff

Hey Gang!

Pres Seal

The Presidential Race Hoopla is really going to be heating up over the next few months. Several Polls are showing that Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are the leaders of their parties. I’d rather have Ron Swanson run everything and say, forget the parties, unless it’s a bacon party.

RondaCat

UFC 184 is this weekend: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano, which should be one heck of a fight. I’m going with Ronda Rousey though.

FloydManny

I can’t wait for May to see the boxing battle between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Olympics

More & more Olympic buzz will be growing as we go through the year. Rio is next in 2016.

HOfCards

House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey returns this week via Netflix.

News, Sports & Some Showbiz Calendar

NEWS, SPORTS & SHOWBIZ CALENDAR

Various stuff in news, sports and showbiz (plus several notable holidays etc) that will possibly have the media buzzing. A life planner of sorts for other ideas, brainstorming etc. Also, music and movie dates are tentative, as those move around sometimes.

February:
February stuff: A recent Presidential Poll says that the top Republican is Jeb Bush and the top Democrat is Hillary Clinton and most likely, it will be, Bush vs. Clinton. Anything can happen and a lot of time between now and then.

February 27th-Netflix’s House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey (who’s on the cover and featured in the latest TV Guide) returns and Focus starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

February 28th-UFC 184: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano.

March:

March 1st-CBS debuts Battle Creek starring Josh Duhamel and FOX debuts Last Man On Earth starring Will Forte.

March 3rd-Kelly Clarkson’s Piece By Piece.

March 4th-CBS debuts VIA: Cyber starring James Van Der Beek and Patricia Arquette.

March 5th-ABC debuts American Crime starring Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton.

March 10th-Madonna’s Rebel Heart.

March 12th-Hulu’s Anniversary.

March 13th-In The Heart Of The Sea starring Chris Hemsworth.

March 17th-St. Patrick’s Day and NCAA March Madness begins.

March 19th-Bruce Willis Birthday.

March 28th-Lady Gaga’s Birthday.

April:

April: Happy Birthday to iHeart Radio (or not lol), the Apple Watch is expected and NHL Stanley Cup happens this month, plus another Royal baby is due.

April 3rd-Happy Birthday to TV Guide.

April 4th-NCAA Final Four.

April 5th-MLB Opening Night, AMC’s Mad Men starring Jon Hamm returns for it’s final season and Easter.

April 6th-MLB Opening Day.

August 11th-Happy Birthday, Ren & Stimpy.

April 12th-Tin Caps Home Opener vs. Lansing and MTV Movie Awards.

April 15th-NBC debuts Odyssey starring Anna Friel.

April 18th-NBA Playoffs begin.

April 20th-Patriot’s Day.

April 24th-Rock The Kasbah starring Bruce Willis.

April 25th-Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opens for the season.

April 26th-Daytime Emmy Awards.

April 29th-Jerry Seinfeld’s Birthday.

April 30th-NFL Draft.

May:
May-TV Networks announce their Fall TV Schedules, plus the First Presidential Primary Debate between the Democrats.

May-Rumored Michael Stipe.

May-Rumored Sly Stallone flick Creed.

May 1st-Avenegers: Age of Ultron starring Robert Downey Jr. and company.

May-Rumored fresh stuff (again) from Prince and Bruce Springsteen, plus Katy Perry.

May 2nd-Boxing: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.

May 5th-Primary elections and Cinco de Mayo.

May 10th-Mother’s Day.

May 15th-Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy.

May 24th-Indy 500.

May 25th-Memorial Day.

June:
June 1st-E!’s Anniversary.

June 4th-NBA Finals begin.

June 7th-Prince’s Birthday and Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Birthday.

June 8th-MLB Draft.

June 9th-Johnny Depp’s Birthday.

June 12th-Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt.

June 13th-Tim Allen’s Birthday.

June 10th-DrudgeReport.com’s Anniversary.

June 21st-Father’s Day and Music and Movie Day.

June 25th-NBA Draft.

July:
July 1st-Terminator: Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

July 5th-Amazon’s Anniversary.

July 6th-Sly Stallone’s Birthday.

July 10th-Minions starring Sandra Bullock.

July 14th-MLB All-Star Game and Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel will be released.

July 26th-Parents Day.

July 30th-Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Birthday.

August:
August-The First Presidential Primary Debate happens between the Republicans.

August 16th-Madonna’s Birthday.

August 29th-Netflix Anniversary.

August 30th-MTV Video Music Awards.

September:
September-Primetime Emmy Awards and the First Presidential Primary Debate between the Democrats is expected.

September-Rumored Adele, Lady Gaga and Van Halen.

September 4th-Beyonce’s Birthday.

September 10th-NFL Kickoff Weekend!

September 13th-Be A Tourist In Your Hometown Day (Fort Wayne). Everybody Loves Raymond TV Anniversary starring Ray Romano. Grandparents Day.

September 15th-USA Today’s Anniversary.

September 18th-Happy Birthday to CBS and Black Mass starring Johnny Depp.

September 20th-Primetime Emmy Awards air on FOX.

September 23rd-Bruce Springsteen’s Birthday.

October:
October-MLB World Series.

October 9th-Happy Birthday to FOX.

October 12th-Happy Birthday to ABC.

October 16th-Boss’s Day.

October 22nd-Fort Wayne’s Birthday!

November:
November 3rd-Election Day…Including Fort Wayne Mayoral race.

November 6th-Peanuts.

November 8th-FW Mayor Tom’s Henry’s Birthday.

November 11th-Veterans Day.

November 15th-Happy Birthday to NBC.

November 21st-World TV Day.

November 26th-Thanksgiving.

November 27th-Black Friday and Presidents Day.

November 28th-Small Business Saturday.

November 30th-Cyber Monday.

December:
December-HitFix.com Anniversary.

December 18th-Star Wars: The Force Awakens starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher etc.

December 21st-Ray Romano’s Birthday and Kiefer Sutherland’s Birthday.

December 25th-Christmas! Joy starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Mission Impossible 5 starring Tom Cruise and The Revenant starring Leo DiCaprio.

December 31st-New Years Eve.

2016 will bring a lot of Presidential talk, Olympics etc. Plus some great entertainment like Batman vs. Superman starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill and rumored Sting possibly with The Police.

Various Stuff

Oscars could have been great, but they’re not. The Academy Awards go on WAY TOO LONG (as they do EVERY year). Neil Patrick Harris was somewhere in the middle, but not outstanding. I’m happy Birdman won Best Picture. Lady Gaga was fantastic and is a true artist. I’m not a huge awards show fan anyway, but for a show that spotlights the greats of Hollywood, you’d think the Oscars and Hollywood of all things, wouldn’t be so damn boring.

Parks and Recreation’s series finale airs this week.

SOA’s complete series collection is due this week!

Netflix hit House of Cards returns Friday.

Snoh Aalegra is AMAZING!

Joy starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro should be excellent. It’s another one from David O. Russell and is due in the near future.