Tag: Sean Carswell

Small Town Punk

Print Reviews

John L. Sheppard’s darkly funny take on life as a disaffected teen in early-‘80s west central Florida, Small Town Punk hits pretty close to home for Tampa native Julio Diaz…

Razorcake

Print Reviews

Matthew Moyer takes an in-depth look at the fourth issue of the bastard offspring of the legendary Flipside, Razorcake, and finds a kindred spirit.

Synthetic Bi Products

Print Reviews

Intensely personal and disturbingly familiar, Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel, Synthetic Bi Products follows a tough teen bisexual girl from the suburbs of Chicago through an early ’90s downward spiral of sex, drugs, and shoplifting. Julio Diaz can relate.

The Selby Tigers

Interviews

Though they get compared to bands as disparate as Devo, the Dillinger Four, X, and Bikini Kill, the St. Paul-based punk rock band the Selby Tigers actually have a sound all their own. Sean Carswell cornered the band while they were stranded in Cocoa Beach on their recent tour, and spoke with Arzu, Dave, and Nathan about their music, third party politics, and movies with dwarves.

Free the West Memphis Three

Interviews

In 1993, three boys were tried and convicted for murder – not based on physical evidence, but on the grounds that they were ‘Satanists’ because they listened to heavy metal and read books by Stephen King. Despite a national outcry and an Academy Award-winning documentary on the case, the boys are still in prison. Supersuckers’ frontman Eddie Spaghetti put together a compilation to help Free the West Memphis Three, and recently discussed the compilation and the case with Sean Carswell.

Youth Brigade

Interviews

Hard to believe it’s been 18 years since the seminal documentary Another State of Mind made Youth Brigade a favorite among punk rockers. The Stern brothers have kept both the band and their indie label, BYO, going for all this time. Sean Carswell met up with Shawn Stern to discuss the past, present, and future of BYO, Youth Brigade, and punk rock.

No Use for a Name

Event Reviews

No Use for a Name, with One Man Army and Homegrown at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, FL on October 13, 2000. Concert review and photos by Sean Carswell.

Templars

Music Reviews

You’ve never been punched in the head until you’ve been punched in the head a…

Moral Crux

Music Reviews

I’ve always respected Moral Crux for their political opinions as much as thei…

Dillinger Four

Interviews

Dillinger Four are one of the most respected and popular bands on the underground punk scene today. But are they big enough to take on the Almighty Himself? Sean Carswell asked guitarist Erik how the band fares on its new album, Versus God.

Dillinger Four

Music Reviews

I couldn’t wait for this album to come out. I’ve listened to Dillinger Four’s…

The Nobodys

Event Reviews

The Nobodys at the State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL, July 15, 2000. Concert review by Sean Carswell.

History Through Osmosis

Features

OK, we all know that the public education system in America today sucks, but do you know why? Sean Carswell does, and offers you an insider’s view from both sides of the desk.

Beauty Smacking Me Upside the Head

Features

Some people wouldn’t know beauty if it smacked them upside the head. Thankfully, Sean Carswell isn’t one of them – when he got hit by a car while riding his bike, he found the beauty in the situation.

Waiting For Thor

Features

Sean Carswell examines the systematic pillaging of Indian (or Native American, if you prefer) spirituality by the New Age set and the hypocrisy of organized religion.

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Meditations on Crime

Meditations on Crime

Print Reviews

Politics is Crime. Crime is Politics. Discuss… Carl F. Gauze reviews Meditations on Crime, the book half of Harper Simon’s super-collaborative art and music project.

Porn and Ice Cream

Porn and Ice Cream

Screen Reviews

Three aimless misfits find themselves a purpose when they unwittingly start a band. It’s not your typical rock story, as Ian Koss explains.

Fire and Iceland

Fire and Iceland

Interviews

New York filmmaker April Anderson talks with Bob Pomeroy about volcanoes, horses, and making documentaries in Iceland.

Best of Film 2022

Best of Film 2022

Screen Reviews

With a year of festival and microcinema screenings behind them, Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite films, six supplemental features, and one exceptional repertory release of 2022.

Laura Citarella

Laura Citarella

Interviews

Director Laura Citarella, of the famed filmmaking collective El Pampero Cine, has created with her newest feature Trenque Lauquen a provocative transformation of her protagonist Laura (Laura Parades), whom Citarella first introduced in her 2011 film Ostende. Lily and Generoso enjoyed an in-depth conversation with Citarella about Trenque Lauquen when it screened at AFI Fest 2022.

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

Features

Join us for a new edition of New Music Now, with our special musical guest, Sleepyhead. All three members of the band are school teachers, so you didn’t hear it from us, but there might be a pop quiz about their album New Alchemy after the show.