Small-town Grand Junction, Colorado, comes out in droves to Slamming Bricks 2023, as our beloved queer community event eclipses its beginnings to command its largest audience yet. Liz Weiss reviews the performance, a bittersweet farewell both to and from the Grand Valley’s most mouthy rebel organizer, Caleb Ferganchick.
You are happier than you think.
Carl F. Gauze reviews Dreamers Never Die, the loving documentary on the career of rocker extraordinaire Ronnie James Dio.
The iconic rock and roll magazine from the 1960s is back and just as relevant and snotty as ever.
September 22, Breeders will release Last Splash (30th Anniversary Original Analog Edition) on 4AD. Remastered from the actually not-lost original analog tapes, the two-disc special includes unreleased tracks for the megastans.
This week, Christopher Long nearly fights a famed rock star in defense of his 1970s pin-up princess. To prove his point, Chris goes into his own garage and digs out his musty vinyl copy of the self-titled 1972 alt. country classic from Linda Ronstadt.
This week, cuddly curmudgeon Christopher Long finds himself feeling even older as he hobbles through a Florida flea market in pursuit of vinyl copies of the four infamous KISS solo albums — just in time to commemorate the set’s milestone 45th anniversary.
Late bloomer Tony Bowman spins a tale of past decades with a Jimmy Buffett soundtrack.
This week Christopher Long scores a timely treasure — a near-mint vinyl copy of The Dream Weaver, the classic 1975 LP from Gary Wright — for just eight bucks.
Pixies: Kid Tested, Mother Approved. Saturday night in Vail, Liz and Jackie Weiss were just a couple of cool kids on a pretty sweet road trip that ended up at Frank Black’s feet.
Starting with small-time jobs, two gangsters take over all the crime in Marseilles in this well-paced and entertaining French film. Carl F. Gauze reviews the freshly released Arrow Video Blu-ray edition of Borsalino (1970).
Aaron Tanner delivers 400 pages of visual delights from the ever-enigmatic band, The Residents, in The Residents Visual History Book: A Sight for Sore Eyes, Vol. 2.
Two teenage boys build a sexy computer girlfriend with an 8-bit computer… you know the story. Carl F. Gauze reviews Weird Science (1985), in a new 4K UHD Blu-ray release from Arrow Films.
Cauldron Films’ new UHD/Blu-ray release of Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead (1980) preserves one of the best Italian horror films, according to Phil Bailey.
Marleen Gorris’s first theatrical feature is a potent feminist look at the easily disposable lives of sex workers in Amsterdam. Phil Bailey reviews Broken Mirrors.
Night Birds (Robalo Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Tomorrow Never Comes (Epitaph). Review by Steven Cruse.
Spunky (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Cape Verdean Blues (Folkalist Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Ghost of Vroom 3 (Mod y Vi). Review by Judy Craddock.
Dream In Dream (Warner Music Japan). Review by Steven Cruse.
Inuktitut (Bonsound). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
My Love of Country (Chalky Sounds). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Rumours Live (Warner Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Festival Eyes (S II C Records). Review by Christopher Long.
The Long Haul. Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Diatom Ribbons: Live at the Village Vanguard (Pyroclastic Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Human Reaction (Big Ego Records). Review by Steven Garnett.
What Matters Most (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
Data Doom (Greenway Records / The Reverberation Appreciation Society). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Birdsongs of the American West. Review by Judy Craddock.
The Window (Top Shelf). Review by Judy Craddock.
The Beggar (Mute / Young God Records ). Review by Steven Cruse.
Raving Ghost (Third Man). Review by Christopher Long.
éclipse (Elastic Recordings). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
From the Archives...
A tale of dissolution and vengeance set in the Old West, told Italian style.
Live at Antones Vol. 1/Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie (New West Records). Review by James Mann.
Mac DeMarco and his crew of misfits brought good tunes and a good time to Portland, Oregon. Alexa Harris was all smiles.
Rio en Medio Radio (WW Recordings). Review by James Mann.