Month: April 2023

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Culture

Record Store Day 2023

By - Andrea Paschal This weekend we will celebrate Record Store Day, a day where music lovers all over the world will gather at their favorite shops with the hopes of scoring their favorite RSD releases and maybe finding some other cool stuff along the way. Record Store Day has become an international event, and in many households is a date that gets lovingly marked on the calendar with birthdays […]

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Music Review

Worriers – Warm Blanket

By - Kristi Houk Recommended if you like: Angel Olsen, Waxahatchee, Wednesday Has anyone ever made you a mixtape? Or vice-versa?  Can you remember popping it in the tape deck or cd player in your 1988 Mazda 323 hatchback late in the afternoon just before sunset hoping to discover some hidden meaning in a song?  For my money, mixtapes are the ultimate love letter or hate letter depending on the […]

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Film Review

Personality Crisis: One Night Only

By - Nick Adrian For fans of The New York Dolls, 70s New York punk, concert films, music documentaries   You might know David Johansen as being the lead singer and founder of The New York Dolls, a proto-punk NYC band in the early 1970s that helped popularize back-to-basics rock ‘n’ roll and makeup-donned glam rock. Or you might know his alter ego, Buster Poindexter, who had a huge hit […]

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Film Review

AIR

By - Nick Adrian For fans of Michael Jordan, basketball, feel-good movies, crowd pleasers Some films that are based on true stories are greatly anticipated. Some don’t quite seem like they have enough material to fill a film at all. Ben Affleck’s Air initially sounded like the latter to me and my own interest didn’t grow until I heard the unanimous praise behind it. I wondered how a movie centered […]

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Film Review

The Infernal Machine

By - Gareth Jones For fans of Memento, Guy Pearce, meta-narratives, mystery novels This week’s film is not going to win any awards.  It is not a brilliant film.  I watched it for one reason and one reason only, Guy Pearce. I must admit first that I would watch Guy Pearce wash his laundry and find it fascinating.  He is one of those actors who is always excellent and can […]

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Music Review

Crocodiles- Upside Down in Heaven

By - Kristi Houk Recommended if you like: White Reaper, Fireworks, The Ramones, The Strokes, The Replacements People try to put us d-down (talkin' 'bout my generation) Just because we get around (talkin' 'bout my generation) Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin' 'bout my generation) I hope I die before I get old (talkin' 'bout my generation) -"My Generation" The Who, 1965   "Degeneration," the first single off Crocodiles […]

todayApril 13, 2023 202

Film Review

Lynch/Oz

By - Gareth Jones For fans of David Lynch, The Wizard of Oz, film history, directors talking about other directors Lynch/ Oz makes a very strong case that not only is The Wizard of Oz the most influential film for David Lynch but in many ways is even more influential than Citizen Kane for all of film history. I often introduce Citizen Kane to my students when I teach it […]

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Music Review

Wednesday – Rat Saw God

By - Jason Hamric For fans of Noisy Guitars, Kudzu, Small Towns, Working Class Heroes, Being Real and Hopes of Escaping It was almost exactly a year ago to the day that a friend suggested I might like this band Wednesday that was playing down the street at The Firehouse, “They are kind of Shoegazy” they said which was enough for me to walk down and catch the show.  Little […]

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Culture

Seymour Stein – The Music Industry Pioneer That Changed Everything

By - Jason Hamric The music world lost a giant this week.  Seymour Stein, was a music industry veteran who shaped the sounds and careers of some of the biggest and some of my favorite artists of the last century. From the Ramones to Madonna, his influence can be felt in all corners of the music world.  As the founder of Sire Records, Stein played a huge role in finding […]

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