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The Melvins

Music Reviews

Tarantula Heart (Ipecac Recordings). Review by Charles DJ Deppner.

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The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.

News

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

Music News

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds’ “Wicked World” video features Alice Bag, previews That Delicious Vice, out April 19 on In The Red Records.

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HEALTH

HEALTH

Event Reviews

HEALTH continue their mission to make everyone love each other, bringing their RAT-BASED WARFARE TOUR to the Mile High City, where Steven Cruse gets to be a very lucky middle-aged industrial fanboy.

Searching for John Cale’s Sabotage/Live

Searching for John Cale’s Sabotage/Live

Archive Archaeology

Bob’s been looking for a replacement copy of the rare John Cale release Sabotage/Live (1979, Spy Records) since 1991. He still hasn’t found a copy at a reasonable price, but a random YouTube video allowed him to listen and reminisce.

Clint Black at Riverside Casino and Resort

Clint Black at Riverside Casino and Resort

Features

Jeremy Glazier reports from this late 2023 concert packed with fantastic music, lighting, and displays that give the feeling of a two-hour Clint Black Live at Riverside Casino and Resort music video.

Phạm Thiên Ân

Phạm Thiên Ân

Interviews

Lily and Generoso spoke at length with writer/director Phạm Thiên Ân, whose stunning and pensive feature, Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell, garnered the Camera d’Or at the most recent Cannes Film Festival.

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Apotrapaic Beatnik Graffiti

Apotrapaic Beatnik Graffiti

Print Reviews

Charles DJ Deppner takes a look at a new book of artwork by DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh, and discovers the book is actually looking back at him.

Fear Is the Key

Fear Is the Key

Screen Reviews

Forgotten ’70s action film Fear Is the Key is as gritty as the faces of the men who populate it. Phil Bailey reviews the splashy new Blu-ray.

The Shaolin Plot

The Shaolin Plot

Screen Reviews

Hidden gem and hallmark of second-generation martial arts film, 1978’s The Shaolin Plot manages to provide a glimpse of things to come. Charles DJ Deppner reviews Arrow Video’s pristine Blu-ray release, which gives this watershed masterpiece the prestige and polish it richly deserves.

Featured Music

BODEGA

BODEGA

Our Brand Could Be Yr Life (Chrysalis Records). Review by Steven Cruse.

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Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

The Carnegie Hall Concert (Impulse). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

CHILD

CHILD

Shitegeist (Suicide Records). Review by Randy Radic.

Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee

Tiger’s Blood (Anti). Review by Ali Gomez.

Håkon Skogstad

Håkon Skogstad

8 Concepts of Tango (Øran / Fonogram). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Pearl Harbour

Pearl Harbour

Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too (Liberation Hall). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Driftwood

Driftwood

December Last Call. Review by Rose Petralia.

VR Sex

VR Sex

Hard Copy (Dais Records). Review by Steven Cruse.

Motörhead

Motörhead

The Löst Tapes, Volume 1 - 5 (BMG). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

Mong Tong

Mong Tong

Epigraphy (No Gold). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon

The Collective (Matador). Review by Steven Garnett.

Madre Vaca

Madre Vaca

Knights of the Round Table (Madre Vaca Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

MGMT

MGMT

Loss of Life (Mom + Pop Music). Review by Steven Cruse.

India Gailey

India Gailey

Problematica (People Places Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Greg Chako Trio

Greg Chako Trio

Life After 40 (Raining Music / Mint 400 Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

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Requiescant

Screen Reviews

A tale of dissolution and vengeance set in the Old West, told Italian style.

Pinetop Perkins

Pinetop Perkins

Music Reviews

Live at Antones Vol. 1/Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie (New West Records). Review by James Mann.

Mac DeMarco

Event Reviews

Mac DeMarco and his crew of misfits brought good tunes and a good time to Portland, Oregon. Alexa Harris was all smiles.