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Features

Wednesday, December 8 2010

The Best Free Albums of 2010

Though it's a tough environment for musicians to try and make a living, some artists have built and broadened their audience because of their free tunes.


Reviews

Wednesday, February 16 2011

Gay for Johnny Depp: Sex Vid Singles Club

Something about Brooklyn punk act Gay for Johnny Depp is a bit off. And it isn't the band's name.


Sunday, February 6 2011

Peelander-Z: P-Tv-Z

A band known for its cataclysmic live show, Peelander-Z tries to bring some of that spark to its latest album.


Wednesday, January 26 2011

Thank You: Golden Worry

Though there has yet to be a single musician or band that can act as a succinct exemplar of Baltimore's sound, Thank You's latest album, Golden Worry, may come closest to summarizing the vibe, spirit, and sonic sensations that have made Baltimore's underground community what it is today.


Wednesday, January 12 2011

French Miami: Motor Skills

Broadening its sound, post-punk trio French Miami have come up with an unexpected treat in the form of latest EP, Motor Skills.


Tuesday, December 21 2010

Atlantic/Pacific: Meet Your New Love

Old punks don't die out, they just change their game.


Blogs

Tuesday, October 19 2010

CIFF 2010: It's All in the Family

Family is always important, and it's provided the backbone for many movies at this year's Chicago International Film Festival. Some are great, others not so much. Here are three takes on films about the ones who will always be in your life.


Friday, October 15 2010

CIFF 2010: 'The Matchmaker' (Avi Nesher, 2010)

At a time when many Israeli films are getting attention for displaying the harsh and ambiguous realities of war, The Matchmaker is an anomaly. The film is a sweet and heartwarming coming of age tale that paints Israel in warm tones without the help of rose-tinted glasses.


Wednesday, October 13 2010

CIFF 2010: 'Norman' (Jonathan Segal, 2010)

Charismatic up-and-coming actor Dan Byrd (Easy A, Cougar Town) brings a bit of grace and humor to the titular character in Norman, a tale of a depressed teenager who feigns stomach cancer while privately battling other demons.


Monday, October 11 2010

CIFF 2010: 'Bitter Feast' (Joe Maggio, 2010)

Bitter Feast warns potential viewers what they may encounter right in the title. Yes, it's a horror movie about food culture. Unfortunately, it's not much of a feast, but it will leave something of a bitter taste.


Friday, October 8 2010

CIFF 2010: 'The Robber' (Benjamin Heisenberg, 2010)

Based on the life of Johann Kastenberger, better known as "Pump-gun Ronnie", The Robber succeeds by subverting the normal routine for a film about robbers.


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