Ron Howard's movies, such as "Frost/Nixon" and "Cinderella Man," are just so ... respectable. I appreciate the solid craftsmanship and the modestly compelling stories they tell, but they're not necessarily entertaining or enjoyable. They're the vegetables of the film world: Yeah, they're technically good for me, but where's the flavor? Flavor, thy name is "Rush."
Milwaukee pop rock duo Vic and Gab released their first full-length album, "Love of Mine," on July 9. But they're no strangers to the spotlight. One of their earliest songs made its way onto MTV's controversial show "Skins," and they even opened for the ultimate headliner, President Obama. OnMilwaukee caught up with the peppy pair to talk about their Spin-promoted album, their love of Rush and performance etiquette for rock stars.
For many acts with a history as long as Rush, "new" songs tend to send throngs of fans to beer stands or bathroom breaks - but the tracks from "Clockwork Angels" are excellent additions to the Rush canon and proved to be even stronger live. The fact that fans embrace and enjoy the new Rush music as much as the band enjoys playing it, is key to the success and growth of the "cult" of Rush.
Legendary Canadian trio Rush performed a slew of its hits and some newer material during a headlining set Saturday night at the Marcus Amphitheater. Photographer David Bernacchi was on hand to capture the action for OnMilwaukee.com.
I follow Ron Howard on Twitter because the guy is talented and I like to see what he's working on and what projects he's excited about. While working on Rush, it was clear from his tweets that he was very passionate about this film. When I saw the trailer, I was interested (hell, Thor is in it!) ...