Schirle and Troher’s Summer Entertainment

Kyle Schirle and Matt Troher

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With school getting out and summer starting up, schedules will be freed up and boredom will need to be overcomed. A&E editors Matt Troher and Kyle Schirle share their recommendations on music and movies to help keep the boredom away.

Troher:

Mama Mia: Here We Go Again (July 20)
A follow up to the 2008 cult classic film, Mama Mia: Here We Go Again is highly anticipated by fans of musicals and film alike. Comprised of songs entirely by the legendary disco group ABBA, He We Go Again is sure to keep fans dancing and laughing for hours after leaving the theater.

Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer (June 1)
Hot off the release of his 2017 album “Pure Comedy”, Father John Misty is back with “God’s Favorite Customer”. What is shaping up to be an introspective look at the polarizing figure that is Father John Misty, “Customer” is sure to be one of the most interesting musical narratives to come out this year.

Kamasi Washington – Heaven & Earth (June 22)
Kamasi Washington is one of today’s most important artists. Working with contemporaries such as Kendrick Lamar and Run the Jewels, Washington is nearly single-handedly making jazz relevant again. Washington’s 2015 album, “The Epic”, was an album of epic proportions, standing at nearly three hours long. His follow-up will be slightly shorter (only two and a half hours long), but judging by pre released singles “Fists of Fury” and “The Space Travellers Lullaby”, Washington will continue to provide relevant and exciting jazz.

Schirle:

Won’t you be my neighbor? (June 8)
It’s not very often that I get excited about a documentary coming to theatres. However, this film follows one of my favorite individuals, legendary television personality Mr. Rogers. With a 96 on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.3/10 on IMDB, as well as being directed by Oscar winning director Morgan Neville this is sure to be a great film about a great man.

Artificial Selection- Dance Gavin Dance (June 8)
Hot off of the release of their previous album “Mothership”, math rock band Dance Gavin Dance is back with their 8th studio album. Based on the quality of their two singles, “Midnight Crusade” and “Son of a Robot”, which combine strange time signatures, high pitched vocals, and catchy sounds, the album should be an absolute masterpiece.

The BlacKkKlansman (August 10th)
This movie follows the story of Ron Stallworth, an undercover cop giving the assignment of becoming an African American member of the Colorado chapter of the Klu Klux Klan. This crime thriller has a lot of potential to be both a box office success and a critical darling. Being directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele (fresh off of writing and producing Oscar favorite “Get Out”), and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, it seems to have all the signs for a gripping and intense film.