The Volkswagen Passat “is designed with other drivers in mind,” a recent ad suggests. The 30-second clip starts with a man following his usual happy-go-lucky morning routine, but things take a turn for the worst when another car crashes into him as he’s backing out of the driveway. Thankfully, he’s safe within the sturdy confines of his Passat (which was recognized as a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick), no one is harmed and the damage to his vehicle is minimal. What’s the song in the riveting new commercial?
Celebrate Brooklyn! is back for its 35th go-round with an array of internationally acclaimed artists in tow. This year’s summer-long New York City festival features performances by the likes of Jim James, the Roots, Beck and many more. The fest is heavy on free shows, though some events -- the Beck and James gigs among them -- are ticketed benefits.
The Flaming Lips know how to throw a party, and the band certainly kept things festive during their SXSW performance Friday night in Austin. After teasing fans with the possibility of a surprise appearance from Justin Timberlake, a man with a green cloth mask wrapped around his head strolled onstage to perform 'Do You Realize??.' But the mystery guest turned out to be not JT, but My Morning Jacket's Jim James.