- Music Reviews
- December 2, 2016
Exits & Entrances: A Celebration of Shakespeare (EMR Dench Classics). Review by Carl F Gauze.
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.
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.
Mitski brings her stark bedroom pop to Orlando’s BackBooth, but Jen Cray finds openers Fear of Men and Weaves more delighting.
May Terry witnessed the reaction to Donald Trump’s win in New York.
In remembrance of Veterans’ Day and the centennial of World War I’s bloodiest year, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is screening a series of related films. Generoso and Lily Fierro speak to the series’ programmer about the lasting impact of war films.
The Fest isn’t just another music festival, it’s a community — one that Jen Cray is happily a part of.
Badi Assad charms in Tampa.
Keb’ Mo’ inspires Jacksonville, and Michelle Wilson, to dance in the aisles and bask in the good vibes of a feel-good concert.
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.
The world is ending in Australia, and all the punk kids are locked up in a drive in and given free food, sex and drugs. What more could you want?
A fan-made documentary about Back to the Future and the mania that has developed around it.
Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward is alive and kicking in the 21st century, and we get a good view on how his progressive rock roots have bloomed over the years.
Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark is a remarkable look at one of the greats.
Beautifully designed coffee table book featuring never before seen photos, collections, and stories from the seminal post-punk band Bauhaus, curated by drummer Kevin Haskins.
Two new graphic novels deal with fatherhood, dating, and time travelling.
Mutant ice cream terrorizes America as evil corporations make money off the resultant exploding brains.
Follow the rise and fall of Tower Records, one of the most important retailers for the entire rock and roll generation.
DEAF!! (ACHE). Review by Milo Hendricks
Left for Dead in Malaysia (Drag City). Review by Chad Bidwell
Penitentiary Blues (Shout! Factory). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Sing Four Favorites (Downright). Review by Julio Diaz.
Gaming in Color looks at videogames and gay community.
Various Artists (UTV / Water). Review by Bill Campbell.
Monkey Puss (Live in London) (Earache). Review by Nathan T. Birk
Back in the heyday of wrestling, when it was so much more than Vince McMahon mashing on the controller buttons, Bruiser Brody cast a long shadow. Matthew Moyer and Larry Matysik reveal how Brody’s persona has outlasted his brutally short life.
Art Versus Commerce (Last Resort). Review by Brian Kruger
Sentir (Ota). Review by Bill Campbell.
In This Skin (Columbia). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Hidden Names (Nine Mile Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Acapulco Lips (Killroom Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Perhapst (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Noon in June (404). Review by Patrick Rafter
Matthew Moyer wonders whether Maybelline or perhaps a more sinister faction is responsible for Gorgoroth‘s awesomeness.
Lights From The Wheelhouse (4AD). Review by Matthew Moyer.
The Hubbard Concept (). Review by Kyrby Raine.
When We Leave, We Will Know Where We’ve Been (Urinine). Review by Matt Cibula.