Month: May 2023

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Music Review

bar italia – Tracey Denim

By - Kristi Houk If you like: Slowdive, Horsegirl, The Cure, Ivy Matador Records It’s getting dark in here… Listening to Tracey Denim, the new album from London based trio, bar italia just as the weather is sun blasting us with upper 8o degree temps reminds me of that time I watched The Jesus and Mary Chain perform live at 2:00 in the afternoon. The fog machines don’t quite work […]

todayMay 25, 2023 514

Music Review

Summer Album Lookout Class of ’23

By - Jackie Lo As summer approaches, humidity cranks to 100, graduations are behind us, beach vacations scheduled, and new beginnings are planned for the fall, we should all put together a summer playlist to celebrate.  This year has graced us with a ton of great music already, but in the next few months there are some amazing albums that I can’t wait to be the soundtrack of my summer. […]

todayMay 19, 2023 172 7

Music Review

Moby – Resound NYC

By - Kristi Houk Allow me to stretch out a little bit here. This is not typically a platform for writing about heavy hitters like Moby (he’s been bff’s with Madonna and Gwen Stefani for chrissakes), not to mention his indisputable influence on electronic music, but I am a sucker for a gospel choir and a good dose of nostalgia. So, here goes:  Released on the renowned classical music label, […]

todayMay 18, 2023 151 1 3


The Cry of Jazz by Edward Bland and Requiem for Jazz by Angel Bat Dawid

By - Gareth Jones   For fans of new directions in Jazz, historically significant Black films, being educated while entertained Earlier this year, International Anthem (a fantastic record label out of Chicago) released the recording of the 2019 musical creation of Angel Bat Dawid.  This production was commissioned for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Dawid adds layered production of that one time performance.  This incredible work was inspired by the […]

todayMay 18, 2023 139


A Match Made In Birmingham

We are so excited to announce a new partnership with our very own Birmingham Legion Football Club!  Stay tuned to Substrate Radio for all information on ALL THINGS LEGION FC!!!!!

todayMay 12, 2023 102

Film Review

Shattered Glass

By - Gareth Jones For fans of newspaper/journalism dramas, the origins of fake news, indie film supporting casts extraordinaire Released 20 years ago in 2003, Shattered Glass is worthy of being discovered or re-evaluated.  The first film directed by successful writer Billy Ray (who has a varied resume as a writer including The Hunger Games, Flightplan, Overlord, and Captain Phillips) it tells the true story of the rise and fall […]

todayMay 11, 2023 174

Film Review

Showing Up

By - Gareth Jones For fans of Kelly Reichardt, films about the artistic process, films that explore female friendship and family relationships, slow burn emotional films Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams have now made four films together.  Starting in 2008 with Wendy and Lucy (a devastatingly powerful film) then moving to the Western Meek’s Cutoff in 2010, then on to the adaptation of three short stories Certain Women in 2016, […]

todayMay 11, 2023 175 1

Music Review

Internet Friends – Dressed to Kill

By - Kristi Houk Recommended if you like: Blur, The Strokes, The Libertines Internet Friends is a trio from Gothenberg—the second largest city in Sweden. Dressed to Kill is their first album on the label, Icons Creating Evil Art and it’s a refreshing debut. It may just prove to be the summer record you didn’t know you needed. Cheeky in all the right ways, the song titles alone “Musicians Kill […]

todayMay 11, 2023 99 1

Film Review

Beau is Afraid

By - Gareth Jones For fans of Ari Aster, personal psychological examinations in the form of art, experimental narratives, hallucinogenic and psychedelic movies without the drugs, challenging art As you can see from that list, this film pushes the audience to extremes including lengthy lists of comparisons. It has already polarized audiences and critics alike and will most likely be a substantial financial loss. Ari Aster has become synonymous with […]

todayMay 4, 2023 172