- Music Reviews
- January 19, 2022
A Flower From Behind (Park the Van). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
On December 8th, we lost the great Robbie Shakespeare, who along with Sly Dunbar, formed one of the most coveted rhythm sections and production teams in music history.
A Sentimental Christmas with Nat King Cole and Friends (Capitol Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
17 Days in December (Orenda Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
In The Blossom Of Their Shade (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite features, seven supplemental films, and two prized repertory releases of 2021.
From The Windbreakers to Bark, Tim Lee is a trooper in the rock and roll trenches…and he’s lived to tell it all in his new memoir.
Today’s episode features author Anna-Marie O’Brien talking about her book Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir with Ink 19’s Rose Petralia.
Rhythm and Paranoia (Wharf Cat). Review by Scott Adams.
The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
From an underground band that pioneered the thrash metal sound, to arguably the biggest rock act in the new millennium, Metallica has had a long and tumultuous history. Ben Apatoff scours a myriad of sources to catalog this history in his new book.
Shortly after AFI Fest 2021 wrapped, Generoso spoke at length with director, Araceli Lemos about her award-winning and potent feature debut, Holy Emy. Lemos’s film uses elements of body horror in her story about the exoticization of two Filipina sisters living in Greece and how that exploitation creates a distance between them.
Synapse Films reissues Lamberto Bava’s epic ’80s gore-filled movies Demons and Demons 2 in beautiful new editions.
Searching for the Disappearing Hour (Pyroclastic Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Earlier this year, director Payal Kapadia was awarded the Oeil d’or (Golden Eye) for best documentary at the 74th Cannes Film Festival for her debut feature, A Night of Knowing Nothing. Lily and Generoso interviewed Kapadia about her poignant film, which employs a hybrid-fiction technique to provide a personal view of the student protests that engulfed Indian colleges and universities during the previous decade.
Welcome to Paradise Lost (Rage Peace). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The 2021 edition of the American Film Institute’s Festival, was a total success. After mounting a small virtual festival in 2020, AFI Fest came roaring back this year with a slate of 115 films representing over fifty countries. Lily and Generoso rank their favorite features from this year’s festival which include new offerings from Céline Sciamma, Miguel Gomes, and Jacques Audiard.
Full Of Seeds, Bursting With Its Own Corrections (COAS). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
A study of how poetry crept into rock and roll.