With his new greatest hits collection, Time Capsule, in stores, singer/songwriter Matthew Sweet has freed himself from contractual obligations and is label-less for the first time in over a decade. While many artists may panic at such a prospect, Sean Slone discovered Sweet is finding it one of the most exciting, liberating, and challenging times in his career.
Surfer Blood stole the headlining spot right out from under tour mates The Pains of Being Pure at Heart for a semi-hometown Orlando gig, but Jen Cray doesn’t think that they earned it.
New Universe (Sony). Review by Andrew Ellis.
All Things Change (:Run Recordings). Review by Bill Campbell.
Phil Bailey takes a look at some of the finest pieces of molded plastic available, including the Ghost World Enid Coleslaw action doll, The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy playset, and the strange new Japanese fad of Kubricks.
Red37 (Self-released). Review by Andrew Ellis.
of god and science (Detach Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Somewhere between the spacey soundscapes of ambient lounge music and the scra…
Extra Virgin (RCA). Review by Phil Bailey
Second Hand Sin (Hostage). Review by Troy Mayhew
Unfortunate Point of View. Review by James Mann.
In a summer chock-full of remakes, the concept of remaking The Bad News Bears — a perfect film if there ever was one — boggles the mind. However, with Billy Bob Thornton pinch-hitting for Walter Matthau, the 21st century Bears tip their hat to the original. Our scout in the bush leagues, Steve Stav, stopped laughing long enough to file his report.