Mixed Media

February 2010

Angry Video Nerd Reviews ‘SwordQuest’ (video)

The Angry Video Game Nerd is hilariously frustrated by Atari's media-spanning adventure game series/contest 'SwordQuest'

Shearwater - “Hidden Lakes” (video)

Shearwater’s eagerly awaited new album The Golden Archipelago releases next week via Matador. “Hidden Lakes” is the first video.

MGMT Cover Art a Dorky Delight (videos)

Released this week was the cover art for MGMT’s Congratulations, and I must agree: someone’s got a thing for Sonic the Hedgehog. After

Exclusive! - Free Dinosaur Jr. Concert Next Week (2/23) in L.A.

Dinosaur Jr. will be playing a special free show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles this upcoming Tuesday (23 February) as part of a T-Mobile event.

Preservation Hall’s New Orleans Tribute (video / stream)

Preservation Hall is both a musical venue and a band and both are vitally entwined within the culture and heritage of New Orleans. This new

Northern Gothic - Scott Daniel Ellison - The Birthday Party

Dark figures before bonfires in open fields. Vampires that may or may not be Halloween costumes. Animals with an extra-sentient malice in their toothy snarls…

The Brit Awards 2010 Winners (videos)

Lots of great highlights from the Brit Awards last night in UK, which was a truly star-studded affair with the likes of Jay-Z and Lady

Evolution of a Song - Susie Q

Songwriter Dale Hawkins, who passed away on 13 February, penned this blues song back in 1957. Since then, classic rock staples like Creedence Clearwater Revival and the

The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds (photos)

There’s an intriguing Haiti benefit coming up this Thursday in Los Angeles centered around PopMatters #1 film of 2009, Inglourious Basterds. Quentin Tarantino and the Weinstein

Get Gondry-fied with Watercolors (photos)

For about a year, acclaimed director/ Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep) had a peculiar offer on his website: for $99.95,

January 2010

//Mixed media

A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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