Sia can do it all—even transforming into a cute cartoon pony. The pop star has just been cast as a character (and singer!) in the new film My Little Pony: The Movie. If you’re itching for other news, stick around to hear about the White Stripes song in the new Justice League trailer, the Insane Clown Posse march to D.C., Thom Yorke’s bedtime sleepy mix, and Chance the Rapper’s amazing new music festival.
By now, Sia‘s move to world domination isn’t much of a surprise. The pop star contributed original songs and a cover to films like The Hunger Games, Finding Dory, and The Neon Demon. Now, the songstress will contribute songs and a cartoon cameo in the upcoming film My Little Pony: The Movie. She will appear as Songbird Serenade, a pony with the power of pop, who is cast alongside other big names like Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Uzo Aduba, and Michael Peña. The film follows the usual six ponies on a new adventure, with the writer and producer of the animated series, Meghan McCarthy, writing this screenplay as well. Its due out October 6th via Lionsgate, so we’ll have to wait a bit longer if we want some teaser footage of Sia and the pony gang doing their magical thing. [Consequnece of Sound]
Did you see the teaser trailer for the new Justice League movie? Let’s hope your ears were sharp. When the footage was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, fans were quick to note that the film’s trailer includes The White Stripes‘ “Icky Thump.” It’s an epic look at the film (due out in November 2017) made all the more epic by the heart-pumping song. Color us excited. Very, very excited. [Pitchfork]
Insane Clown Posse have a giant following, and they plan on leading those fans all the way down to Washington, D.C. in an epic march. The clown rap duo announced over the weekend that they will march to the capitol to protest the FBI’s decision that Juggalos should be listed as gang members. Is storming the city of our president the best way to prove you’re not a giant cult? Hmmm, maybe not be the best idea. That said, they could easily keep the whole thing peaceful and change some minds. “They call the Juggalo World a movement, right?” Violent J said to an audience at Gathering of the Juggalos. “Well, let’s move!” [Rolling Stone]
Over on Phil Taggart’s Sunday night BBC Radio 1 program, Thom Yorke debuted a new radio mix full of cozy gems. His minimalist “Bedtime Mix” is filled with songs meant to, well, make you fall asleep. Everything from Radiohead cuts to Holden hits are included, as well as an alternate version of “Bloom.” It runs for 30 minutes total, because Yorke wants you to fall asleep fast. “If you’re still awake by the end of it, I’ve done something wrong,” he says during the intro. “Night night. Lights out.” [Consequence of Sound]
Chi-town locals may have noticed that when we reported on Chance the Rapper‘s upcoming tour behind Coloring Book—his incredible new mixtape from earlier this year—a performance in Chicago wasn’t listed. Given how much hometown pride he has, it seemed suspicious to say the least. Well, it turns out Chance had quite the show in store: On September 24th, Chance the Rapper will host a one-day Magnificent Coloring Day music festival at U.S. Cellular Field. The festival sees him headlining (of course) alongside giants like Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Skrillex, Tyler, the Creator, and more. Yeah, it’s going to be pretty colorful, to say the least. [Consequence of Sound]
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Image: My Little Pony: The Movie/Lionsgate