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Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Friday, October 31 2014

Nat Jay - “Just a Little More” (video) (Premiere)

The British Columbia-based Nat Jay is becoming a rising talent in her native Canada, and the tender pop of "Just a Little More" gives a pretty easy reason as to why that's happening.


150 Battleborn Halloweens Later

It’s the strangest of strange troikas; Nevadan statehood, Halloween and comics. But this Halloween, marking the 150th anniversary of Nevadan statehood, might just be the most elegant comment on the current state of comics.


Counterbalance: Prince’s ‘1999’

We were dreaming when we wrote this, so sue us if it goes astray. The Purple One’s 1982 breakthrough is the 199th most acclaimed album of all time, and it’s the subject of this week’s Counterbalance. All the hippies sing together.


Indie Horror Month 2014: ‘The Last Door’

The Last Door is Lovecraftian in every way that a story can be. It captures the mood, the intellectual curiosity, and the slow burn escalation of dread that typifies the best of Lovecraft.


Tamil Horror Films: Madness, Modernity and of Course, Misogyny

While Hollywood horror thrives on the anxieties over the persistence of evil, emanating from a malevolent source, Tamil horror films deal with the prevalence of social injustice.


Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for November and December 2014

In the last installment of "Listening Ahead" of 2014, read up on new albums by Marianne Faithfull and Andy Stott, as well as comprehensive boxsets of the third Velvet Underground album and the Bedhead catalog.


‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ Hides Serious Themes Behind Comedic Fluff

Alfonso Cuarón's highly sexualized film is deceptively serious, hiding weighty themes behind comic banter and, yes, plenty of sex.


Various Artists: The Soul of Designer Records

This is a compilation of ‘70s gospel and soul singles that appropriately honors the musicians who made them while offering a crucial glance at the stylistic elements of the American musical tradition.


Absolutely Free: Absolutely Free.

This is an album that works best when you sit down and think about it afterward, so the appeal is not necessarily apparent upon casual listening.


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Julien Sagot: Valse 333 (Capsule Reviews) [30.Oct.14]
Dona Onete: Feitiço Caboclo (Capsule Reviews) [30.Oct.14]
HAERTS - “Giving Up” (video) (Mixed Media) [30.Oct.14]
Titanics: Deeper (Capsule Reviews) [30.Oct.14]
Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine (Reviews) [30.Oct.14]
Medicine: Home Everywhere (Reviews) [30.Oct.14]
Betty Who: Take Me When You Go (Reviews) [30.Oct.14]
Lily & Madeleine: Fumes (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
Weyes Blood: The Innocents (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
KMFDM: Our Time Will Come (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
Sólstafir: Ótta (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
The 10 Best Games/Traps in the ‘Saw’ Franchise (Short Ends and Leader) [28.Oct.14]
Obituary: Inked in Blood (Reviews) [28.Oct.14]
Horse Feathers: So It Is With Us (Reviews) [28.Oct.14]
Populous: Night Safari (Reviews) [28.Oct.14]
The Bad Plus: Inevitable Western (Reviews) [28.Oct.14]
Peter Rowan: Dharma Blues (Reviews) [28.Oct.14]
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