• Aesop Rock

    Aesop Rock

    Aesop Rock gives Jacksonville some quality hip hop — the kind so good that even shoegazer Jessica Whittington can’t appreciate.

  • Best Coast

    Best Coast

    Best Coast sells out The Social, but Jessica Whittington and one of the Bethanys squeeze in, stick thier hearts on their sleeves, and resist calling their exes.

  • Wavves/Best Coast

    Wavves/Best Coast

    Indie rock’s boyfriend/girlfriend pair Nathan Williams and Bethany Cosentino of Wavves and Best Coast teamed up for a short co-headlining tour that stopped in Tallahassee, Florida. Jessica Whittington whittled her way into the sold-out show and liked about half of what she saw… but which half?

  • Nina Simone: The Biography

    Nina Simone: The Biography

    The distance between Eunice Waymon and Nina Simone is explained and explored for Jessica Whittington in this somewhat dry biography.

  • Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

    Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

    Tim Footman’s biography describes the sexual, intellectual, depressing romantic that is Leonard Cohen, leaving Jessica Whittington no choice but to put a little whipped cream on it and eat every word with a spoon.

  • Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

    Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

    There’s only one man whose swagger can quiet a crowd of 600,000 people on the cusp of rioting. His name is Leonard Cohen, and once again the poet/musician surfaces from images of the past.

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    Demons/Demons 2

    Synapse Films reissues Lamberto Bava’s epic ’80s gore-filled movies Demons and Demons 2 in beautiful new editions.

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    Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson

    Searching for the Disappearing Hour (Pyroclastic Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

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  • AFI Fest 2021
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    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.

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    Comet Of Any Substance

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