The Pittsburgh City Paper has a review and a full-page ad for The Runaways. The review isn’t online yet. I didn’t read it too carefully because I am still trying to protect myself from spoilers. I haven’t read any of the critics reviews, actually.
Have you seen any cool print ads in your hometown? How about TV spots? I haven’t seen any tv ads in Pittsburgh yet.
24 hours from now I’ll be at the midnight showing at the Cinemark Robinson!
I won’t get to see The Runaways until April 9th, when the film opens wide in the US, because I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia gets all the cool cultural events before us. But Pittsburgh still rules because we have Penguins hockey. I guess I shouldn’t be greedy. 😛
There’s still plenty of stuff to keep me busy this month, though. Here are all the cool happenings surrounding Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and The Runaways movie that I know about. I’m sure there are other advance screenings of The Runaways in other cities other than what I’ve listed here. If you hear of any, let me know in the comments and give a link. Thanks!
Most of these events have been mentioned elsewhere on this blog, but I just learned of the advance screenings of The Runaways in Dallas (March 18th) and Los Angeles (March 9th) today.
UPDATE1: The Toronto premiere on March 14th and the digitial download of the movie soundtrack on March 16th have been added.
UPDATE2: Kristen Stewart will be on Live with Regis and Kelly and Jimmy Fallon on March 16th. Dakota Fanning will be on Jimmy Fallon on March 17th. Source and Source.
UPDATE3: Kristen Stewart will not attend the Toronto premiere, but will be at the Los Angeles, New York, and Austin premieres. Source.
|March 1, 2010
||Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics Volume 1: Hard Rock Heroes released. Contains a short, unauthorized Joan Jett/Lita Ford bio comic.
|March 9, 2010
|1. Release of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Greatest Hits, on CD, iTunes Standard Edition, and iTunes Deluxe Edition. The vinyl edition has been discontinued by the manufacturer, according to Amazon. I’ll remove the link in the sidebar today.2. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
3. Advance screening of The Runaways in Los Angeles, California. All proceeds from this showing will benefit Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles. Tickets will not be sold at the door! Buy them online here.
|March 10, 2010
||Kristen Stewart appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
|March 11, 2010
||1. Los Angeles red-carpet premiere of The Runaways.
2. Blackhearts guitarist Dougie Needles’ birthday!
|March 12, 2010
||Dakota Fanning appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
|March 13, 2010
||The Runaways advance screening in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
|March 14, 2010
||The Runaways premiere in Toronto, Canada.
|March 15, 2010
||Advance screening of The Runaways in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
|March 16, 2010
||1. Release of The Runaways: The Mercury Albums Anthology on Hip-O Select. You can preorder it from Hip-O Select, CD Universe, and Amazon.2. Release of Cherie Currie’s book, Neon Angel: A Memoir of The Runaways, on It Books. Preorder it HERE.
3. Digital download release of The Runaways Official Motion Picture Soundtrack.
4. Kristen Stewart interview on Live with Regis and Kelly.
5. Kristen Stewart interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
|March 17, 2010
||1. New York City red-carpet premiere of The Runaways.
2. Dakota Fanning interview on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
|March 18, 2010
||1. Premiere of The Runaways at South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, Cherie Currie, Dakota Fanning, and Floria Sigismondi are scheduled to attend.2. Advance screening of The Runaways in Chicago, Illinois.
3. Advance screening of The Runaways in Dallas, Texas.
|March 19, 2010
||1. Limited release of The Runaways in the US and Canada. See list of cities HERE.2. Release of Todd Oldham’s Joan Jett book.
|March 23, 2010
||CD Release of The Runaways Official Motion Picture Soundtrack. You can preorder it from Amazon HERE.
|March 27, 2010
||Joan Jett and the Blackhearts show in Shelton, Washington, at Little Creek Casino. Website
Christmas is here, Jettheads, the season of giving. This year, I’m hoping that a Joan Jett Barbie doll makes its way under my tree to keep my Edward doll company when I’m not home. My gift to you is this blog. Because I’m cheap awesome. 😀
While thinking about what I could write for you on such a festive holiday, I immediately remembered Christmas of 1991. I was 15. (Kristen Stewart was 1, for those keeping score at home.) Only one thing topped my wish list that year: tickets to my first-ever Joan Jett and The Blackhearts concert.
They were scheduled to play at Metropol (which no longer exists), in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday, January 10, 1992. As soon as I found out, I began the rather arduous begging process. My mother spoiled my sister and me rotten, but we could never take anything for granted. She was never afraid to say ‘no’, and our hi-pitched whining rarely penetrated her resolve once she had made up her mind. I had to tread carefully.
I had every reason to fear that I might not be able to go to this concert. This hadn’t been my first opportunity to see Joan live. She played at The Syria Mosque, which also no longer exists, sometime in 1989, but my mother refused to let me go. It was on a school night. No amount of begging and promising that I would get up on time the next day would sway her. I spent that entire night in my room, listening to my records in the dark, knowing that Joan Jett was less than three miles away. It was agony. Continue reading
Here’s some videos of the Blackhearts’ show last night at the Clean Energy Jobs rally.
I Love Rock N Roll:
Do You Wanna Touch Me – She says YINZ!
More after the jump: Continue reading
I am a Pittsburgher, so last night’s free Joan Jett and the Blackhearts show at the “Clean Energy Jobs Now!” rally in Point State Park was the first Blackhearts show that I hadn’t had to travel for since Warped Tour 2006. It was also the first time The Blackhearts had played within the Pittsburgh city limits since the Coors Light Rib America Festival on June 21, 2002, at Heinz Field. (Warped Tour was in Burgettstown, an hour away.)
Rally banner on the United Steelworkers Union building
Read the rest after the jump!