- Music Reviews
- January 18, 2019
I Used to be Pretty (Yep Roc). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
A musical about attempts to assassinate The President. Only Sondheim could pull it off.
Can impending death re-orient your political compass?
Art and politics collide when an ancient painting compromises refugee’s attempts to flee a war.
The love story between a psychotic Irish revolutionary and his cat. Wear old clothes, the blood sprays to row F in this dark, dark comedy.
It’s a clash of wills and politics as a new homeowner fights his neighbor over begonias and fences.
The semi-truthful, semi-complete but always interesting history of the National Lampoon magazine and the comedy revolution it spawned.
Carl F Gauze ponders the curriculum for the civics class no one will give you in school.
How does one begin to plan the future of a country that deliberately uses late-night TV as a form of birth control? E.J. Iannelli mulls over the possibilities that IT mogul Nandan Nilekani dreams up in his book Imagining India.
Walking Papers EP (Grand Palace). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
This reissue of Chris Marker’s epic documentary about the rise (and fall) of Communist ideals in the 60s and 70s shows Carl F Gauze the dangers of blind faith in anything, be it a person or a theory.
Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidencies (Standard Recording Company). Review by Carl F Gauze.
American Inquisition (Season of Mist). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Don’t you dare close the book on 2007 yet! Carl F Gauze reviews the Top 19 celebrity deaths of the year that was, and you’re not likely to see these folks in soft-focus pinups in People Magazne.
Graphic journalist Alexsandar Zograf has recently had his strips amalgamated and published as Regards from Serbia. Eric J. Iannelli wonders how it stacks up against existing graphic accounts of the Balkan civil wars of the ’90s.
Carl F Gauze selects the 19 most important public figures to pass away in the last 12 months. Sad — but true!
Royal Lunch (Important Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
In the Spring of 1999, Henry Rollins was challenged to appear each Wednesday for eight weeks, and give a different spoken word performance each time. Joe Frietze gives us the rundown on this DVD chronicle.
A Native American president! Fart jokes! Midget rentacops! Carl F Gauze takes a deep slug from this unhealthy bottle of urban surrealism and wonders if he’ll live to regret it.