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Music Review

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s / Cool It Down

Recommended if you like: P.J. Harvey, Warpaint, Metric, Patti Smith, early U2 Stand out tracks: “Spitting Off the Edge of the World,” “Fleez,” “Wolf” by Kristi Houk A welcome return Cool It Down, the fifth album from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, is their first record in nine years. The three piece powerhouse still sound like themselves—dance-y art school synths, hooks that pack a punch, emotive vocals, and punk all at the […]

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Feature

Spiritualized / Everything Was Beautiful

Recommended if you like: Iggy and The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, Mercury Rev Stand Out Tracks: “Always Together With You”, “Crazy”, “Let it Bleed (For Iggy)” By Kristi Houk Space Rock pioneer, Jason Pierce (aka J Spaceman) of Spititualized does it again. On Everything Was Beautiful (taken from a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s classic SlaughterHouse-Five), Pierce effortlessly fuses country, psych rock, blues, and gospel into one cohesive, drugg-y package. It’s […]

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Film Review

Deep Cover

For fans of Film Noir, Good Fellas, strong black stories and performances, Jeff Goldblum By: Gareth Jones Released on April 15, 1992 (nearly one year after the Rodney King beating and a couple of weeks before the ensuing riots), Deep Cover captured the Zeitgeist of justified distrust of the police. It is a noir film updated in the drug cartels of the 90’s from the Black perspective.  The film stars […]

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Film Review

He Ran All The Way

For fans of tough-as-nails acting as seen in John Garfield and Shelly Winters, Dalton Trumbo, James Wong Howe’s cinematography, and early 50’s Noir By: Gareth Jones John Garfield died too young. At age 39, he suffered a heart attack after appearing before the House of Un-American Committee in 1951.  Always a standout in playing tough, working class underdogs, he brought his experience in the Group Theater to the screen along […]

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Gareth’s Top 100 Films of All Time

By: Gareth Jones After the Sight and Sound all time best list came out a few weeks ago, many folks asked me if I had such a list. After seeing the astonishing list by dear friend Gregory Lowry, I decided to jot one down. I do have to say that this list is very different from how it would have looked 10 years ago. It does mirror and was influenced […]

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Culture

Sex, Couture, and The New Romantics

By: Jason Hamric A Goodbye to Revolutionary Vivienne Westwood April 8 1941 – December 29 2022 Whether you realize it or not, if you participate in the punk lineage subculture, your fashion and quite honestly your whole ethos has been affected by Vivienne Westwood.  A woman who’s clothing design started a musical movement.  That’s right, without her store, SEX (sorry young thug, she was there first) the punk movement would […]

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