- Music Reviews
- January 16, 2017
Getaway (Merge). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Peter, Paul and Mary made big waves with quiet folk music in the 1960s. Check out these rare and candid clips from their heyday.
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.
The reissue of Love Is A Drag has James Mann recalling his father.
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.
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.
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?
Weezer brings the Memories Show to Orlando for a pair of full album performances that sell out with fans looking to take a time machine back to the early ’90s. Jen Cray caught the 1992 train and heard the Blue Album from start to finish.
Snow Tires (Hidden Agenda). Review by Rob Walsh.
Review by Anton Wagner
Heartbreak Pass (New West Records). Review by James Mann.
Director Wayne Wang’s latest film may be "unrated," and may contain explicit sexuality, but Carl F. Gauze reports that you shouldn’t go into The Center of the World expecting a porn flick…
A modern-day prog metal onslaught by top-billed Between the Buried and Me delights throngs of Orlando diehards and entertains Christopher Long.
The Other Side of Los Angeles (Deaf, Dumb & Blind). Review by Chris Catania.
Learn history the Facebook way, with short sentences, bad jokes, and fractured context!
FMEP (Small Stone). Review by David Lee Beowulf.
Once, Twice, Three Times A Maybe (Ryko). Review by Sean Slone.
High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain Records). Review by James Mann.
The first track, "Cessna," is about a plane crash (Cessna is a company that m…
There Is A Moth In Your Chest (Dovecote). Review by Jen Cray.
I Guess I Love It (Pioneer Music Group). Review by David Whited
Shadows (Ninja Tune). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Volume 1 (Nettwerk). Review by drew West
A quick and witty read, this is a feel-good story from the heart that definitely is worth the read, no matter what your beliefs.
Westworld EP (The Pain Is Back). Review by David Lee Beowülf
One of progressive rock’s figureheads has died. Gail Worley remembers Keith Emerson.