- Music Reviews
- January 19, 2017
Cosmetic (Goner). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
A chat with author David Akadjian on the election and the way forward.
Dash Shaw has been one of the most innovation cartoonists of the last decade. His new animated film, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, voiced by Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, and Jason Schwartzman, was illustrated by hand over a six year period. Lily and Generoso Fierro sat down with Shaw at AFI Fest for an interview.
One of the biggest surprises of this year’s AFI Fest came with Buster’s Mal Heart, the impressive second feature by director Sarah Adina Smith that stars Rami Malek, Kate Lyn Sheil, and DJ Qualls. Generoso Fierro spoke at length with Smith about the film, its Y2K era setting, and the race and class discussions contained within.
Lily and Generoso Fierro were fortunate enough to speak with director Juho Kuosmanen and cinematographer J.P. Passi after the debut of their sweet and poignant new film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, the true story of the famed Finnish boxer and his shot at becoming the 1962 World Featherweight Boxing Champion.
The reissue of Love Is A Drag has James Mann recalling his father.
Honeyblood rocked with a great sound, close to perfect if it weren’t for the crappy sound mixing from Baby’s All Right.
From November 10th to the 17th, the American Film Institute Festival celebrated its thirtieth year of connecting audiences with world-renowned directors and actors by presenting new works and classic films. Lily and Generoso Fierro take you through the many special events, conversations, and most importantly, the reviews of twenty new feature films that premiered at this year’s festival in Hollywood.
Yellowcard bid farewell to 20 years worth of fans in Orlando, and Jen Cray was there to capture it all.
A look at the 2016 election and the path forward with political cartoonist Ted Rall.
Peter, Paul and Mary made big waves with quiet folk music in the 1960s. Check out these rare and candid clips from their heyday.
The end of Sid and Nancy’s wild ride on Sad Vacation.
An extremely technical look at 12 major comedic films released during the 1950’s. You’ll never look at “Some Like It Hot” the same way again.
Fat Wreck Chords released some of the most exciting punk tracks of the 1990’s. See how the label came to be, flew high, and now struggles as a relic of punk rock and roll history.
Mutant creatures live under the subways of New York and munch on the homeless. What could possibly go wrong?
In rural Pennsylvania a pair of gorgeous musicians head out to L.A. and try to make it big in rock and roll.
Take one last look at the Subway Lounge, home of the last juke joint in Clarksville, Mississippi.
A series of murders revolve around 1968 photographs, and the victims all have coins on their eyes. Francesca does homage to Giallo.
A rather thin and uninformative quickie documentary on the unlikely political campaign of Donald Trump as he seeks the Presidency.
Dillinger is a stylish view of the biggest gangster of the Depression era, told in a lurid, tabloid manner.
Screen Review by Phil Bailey
Full Service No Waiting (Vanguard). Review by Ed Loera
Ghost Plants (Emperor Jones). Review by Nirav Soni.
Blackjack David (Hightone). Review by James Mann
Forensick (Deathvomit). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Event Review by Roi J. Tamkin
Inhabiting The Ball (The Telegraph Company). Review by Brian Broccoli.
All the Walls (Crazy River Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Event Review by Bing Futch
Restart Now (Deaf Dumb + Blind Recordings). Review by Ben Varkentine.
The Big Green Issue is out, and from Matthew Moyer‘s description, if you don’t have this you should be a bit verdant with envy for those who do.
Beast Rest Forth Mouth (Hometapes). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Big Nothing (Moodswing). Review by Vanessa Bormann.
Mojo (Reprise / Wea). Review by Rose Petralia.
There You Go +3 (Columbia). Review by brYan Tilford
Event Review by Roi J. Tamkin
Good things come to May Terry, who waited through a half-dozen bands before Grass Widow closed out the Panache Northside Showcase in NYC.
Event Review by Andrew Chadwick
Pamona Lisa (Skunk). Review by Phillip Haire