This fall, Ani DiFranco brought new Righteous Babe labelmate Kristen Ford to Iowa City, where Jeremy Glazier enjoyed an incredible evening of artistry.
This week Christopher Long grabs a bag of bargain vinyl from a flea market in Mount Dora, Florida — including You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, the classic 1979 LP from Ian Hunter.
Bob Pomeroy gets into four Radio Rarities from producer Zev Feldman for Record Store Day with great jazz recordings from Wes Montgomery, Les McCann, Cal Tjader, and Ahmad Jamal.
Bob Pomeroy digs into Un “Sung Stories” (1986, Liberation Hall), Blasters’ frontman Phil Alvin’s American Roots collaboration with Sun Ra and his Arkestra, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and New Orleans saxman Lee Allen.
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.
Feeling funky this week, Christopher Long gets his groove on while discovering a well-cared-for used vinyl copy of one of his all-time R&B faves: Ice Cream Castle, the classic 1984 LP from The Time, for just a couple of bucks.
During AFI Fest 2023, Lily and Generoso interviewed director Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir, whose impressive debut feature, City of Wind, carefully examines the juxtaposition between the identity of place and tradition against the powers of modernity in contemporary Mongolia.
Ever-focused on finding (affordable) vinyl treasures, Christopher Long returns this week with his latest gem — a reasonably well-cared-for LP copy of The Glow, the 1979 studio classic from Bonnie Raitt.
Since 2015, Lily and Generoso have reviewed the offerings from the American Film Institute’s annual festival. With AFI Fest 2023 in the books, they are here to present their top ten favorite features from this year’s impressive slate of 140 films!
Steven Garnett has a conversation with Mike Baggetta on the night of a mssv show at Will’s Pub.
Roi J. Tamkin reviews A Darker Shade of Noir, fifteen new stories from women writers completely familiar with the horrors of owning a body in a patriarchal society, edited by Joyce Carol Oates.
The curious and often-neglected horror masterwork Messiah of Evil is again reborn in a terrific new Blu-ray from Radiance Films.
A four-volume collection of Troma’s popular hero films, The Toxic Avenger Collection gives you all the Toxie you could ever want — and even a little Kevin Bacon.
Audrey Golden gives voice to the women who labored behind the scenes at Factory Records to make the magic happen.
Poet E. D. Evans collects her recent work in this sometimes sad, sometimes funny collection of poems and ballads, Time for My Generation to Die.
Mandatory: The Best of The Blasters (Liberation Hall). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Juliana Hatfield Sings ELO (American Laundromat Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.
Bombay Rickey (Cowboys and Indian). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Grit & Grace (Sunnyside). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Bring Back the Weekend (Pirate Press Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Sonic Mojo (Foghat Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Art Dealers (Missing Piece). Review by Joe Frietze.
Music For Billionaires (New Focus Recordings). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Imported (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The Band Plays On. Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Some Kinda Love: Performing the Music of the Velvet Underground (Bar None Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Shift. Review by Judy Craddock.
24th Street Blues (Bohemian Neglect Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
IV (Marvelous 3). Review by Christopher Long.
Devil Songs and Other Such Nonsense . Review by Christopher Long.
After Destruction (Cleopatra Records). Review by Christopher Long.
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.
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.