- Music Reviews
- February 17, 2020
Taking the World by Storm (APO Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze
Pianist/composer Mary Hiett finds the soundtrack to life in cinematic instrumentals.
Interview with L.A. indie rockers Fellow Robot.
A brief run-through of some finds of 2019.
Lily Fierro speaks with director Sofia Bohdanowicz about her hybrid documentary filmmaking process in her newest film, MS Slavic 7.
Generoso speaks with director Corneliu Porumboiu about his new film, an intricate, comedic noir, The Whistlers, which was selected as the Romanian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards.
The multi-instrumentalist opens up on influences that shaped his The Griot Swings the Classics.
For the fifth straight year, Lily and Generoso assess a selection of new features from the eclectic program at AFI FEST, Los Angeles’ most prominent film festival.
One of the most compelling films screening at this year’s AFI Fest is the second feature by Serbian director Ivana Mladenovic; Ivana the Terrible. The award-winning filmmaker spoke with Lily and Generoso Fierro at AFI Fest 2019 about weaving fiction into her own reality.
Oozing the authentic spirit of rock and roll, the LA-based combo, Dirty Honey, proved to be the real deal when they hit the stage recently at Orlando’s House of Blues.
Stacey Zering sits down with UK jazz performer Fiona Ross.
A genius of American guitar is profiled in this highly recommended documentary.
Doug Kershaw took his Cajun music from the bayou to stardom, but it wasn’t an easy trip.
Directors James Ramey and Arturo Pimentel examine the history and culture of the Purépecha people in their feature documentary, The Emperor of Michoacán.
Sure, a ton of weird stuff took place this year in the good old U.S. of A., but have you taken a peak at Europe recently? Its full on wacko bangers and mash!
Low-budget and grim, Hitch Hike to Hell is a moral lesson, of sorts.
A cold case leads Detective Maria Duquesne on an investigation that dives deeply into the Cuban-American experience.
Riveting and real, the latest account of the legendary tragic 1977 Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash likely will be a bitter-sweet tale for longtime fans.
A love of gospel music gave Art Rupe his start in the music business. It lead to Specialty Records and his cast of Hall of Famers.
Lily and Generoso select their ten favorite features, a collection of supplemental films, and a best repertory release of 2019.
The horror-comedy classic gets new life in this Blu-ray reissue.
Roi Tamkin takes in Yes At 50.
Memory Tree. Review by Stein Haukland.
She’s a Knife (Mute Records). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Little Airplane (Kimchee). Review by Stein Haukland.
Where in the World? (Mata L’Arana). Review by Bill Campbell.
Guitars & Attitudes (On The Pop Side). Review by Phil Bailey
Vansinnevisor (Hammerheart). Review by Stein Haukland.
Various Artists (Universal). Review by Bill Campbell.
Everything Forgotten Gathers at the Ceiling (Le Grand Magistery). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Iron and Wine,Our Endless Numbered Days,Sub-Pop,Terry Eagan
Interview by drew West
Event Review by Eileen M. Cannaday
Physical Emotions (Drag City). Review by Laura Pontillo.
Patti Smith is artfully captured over 11 years, showing America’s punk poet as mother, daughter, rebel, and widow. James Mann finds it a beautiful and captivating portrait of one of our greatest artists.
A view into the last few year of French Impressionist Auguste Renoir’s life. Carl F Gauze is beguiled by its stillness.
Park Avenue South (Telarc). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Sacred Memories of the Future (New Earth). Review by Christopher Juul