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Monday, March 23 2015

Happyness: Weird Little Birthday

UK Next Big Indie Thing loves Pavement, whispering, on US reissue of 2014 debut.


Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago

Modern jazz's legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette assembles a post-bop dream team from hell.


Friday, March 20 2015

Sam Peckinpah’s ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’ Is the Last Great Western

This is not just a great Peckinpah film, but perhaps Hollywood’s last great classic Western, a film of tremendous self-reflection and deep sadness.


‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ Is Borderline Insufferable

If gobbledygook was gold, Insurgent would be Ft. Knox.


Counterbalance: The Streets’ ‘Original Pirate Material’

Geezers need excitement. If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. So here's the very exciting UK hip-hop debut of the Streets. An early aughts phenomenon is this week's Counterbalance.


‘The Gunman’ Loves Nicotine More Than Non-Stop Action

Sean Penn tries to better Liam Neeson in the middle-aged ass-kicker action film genre, and fails miserably.


Jethro Tull: Back to Basics (Sort Of)

After the back-to-back-to-back brilliance of their previous three albums, a letdown seemed inevitable; amazingly, Ian Anderson & Co. raised the bar, instead.


Allison Moorer: Down to Believing

Skip the self-help books on moving through the grieving process and get this album instead.


Thursday, March 19 2015

South By Southwest Music Festival 2015: Wednesday

BØRNS, Ryn Weaver, and Stromae all stand out as artists poised to break out big in 2015 after their stellar performances at SXSW.


The Parisian Journey of ‘Le Pont du Nord’ Echoes With Loss and Abandonment

This slow, long-winding walk around Paris is a languorous exploration of two lost souls.


Galactic Blasts Off in San Diego - 3 March 2015 (Notes from the Road) [17.Mar.15]
Heems: Eat Pray Thug (Reviews) [13.Mar.15]
Erik Deutsch: Outlaw Jazz (Capsule Reviews) [12.Mar.15]
The Minus 5: Dungeon Golds (Reviews) [11.Mar.15]
Double Take: Laura (1944) (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Mar.15]
Will Butler: Policy (Reviews) [10.Mar.15]
Could the Letter “M” Help Save the Oscars? (Short Ends and Leader) [9.Mar.15]
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