Tag: Swing

Django Reinhardt in 1947

Django Reinhardt in 1947

Minority Report

Shelton Hull looks back at the works of Django on electric guitar, along the way wondering why this material hasn’t been collected in a boxed set and what Charlie Parker would have thought of it.

BYO Records

Interviews

Twenty years after founding the Better Youth Organization, Mark and Shawn Stern are still running their pioneering DIY label. They get to surf in Hawaii, bowl with Rancid and be their own bosses. Brian Broccoli pays a visit to the Stern Brothers, who will keep their day jobs.

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Interviews

Think the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are all about the swing thing? Not so, says singer Steve Perry. As he tells Jason Feifer, the band is not only more diverse musically than that, they’re also more interested in spreading a message beyond the usual hipster daddy-o-isms.

Mullen It Over

Event Reviews

Music Midtown is a great chance to catch bands you might never get to see otherwise. Frank Mullen took some chances at this year’s festival in Atlanta, and found out what he’d been missing from the likes of Jimmy Cliff, BR5-49, the Jungle Brothers, and Bjorn Again, as well as a pre-Noel Gallagher walk-out Oasis.

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Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight

Screen Reviews

Lily and Generoso review Hold Me Tight, the sixth feature directed by renowned actor Mathieu Amalric. Centered around a brilliant performance from Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island), Hold Me Tight is an unpredictable and remarkable psychological drama.

Sirens

Sirens

Screen Reviews

The fact that the band Slaves to Sirens exists is impressive, but that they live, love, and breathe to play metal takes things to another level. Sirens documents the journey. Review by Charles DJ Deppner.