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May 2013

‘Pearblossom Highway’ Fails to Fully Address the Issues It Raises

Mike Ott's Pearblossom Hwy is meant as a film about a generation of lost youth. Unfortunately, it just can't engage with the concerns that it raises, leaving viewers with no real way to empathize with the film's main characters.


New York Indian Film Festival 2013: Opening Night Red Carpet Photos (NYIFF)

The 2013 NYIFF is holding screenings at Tribeca Cinemas and NYU's Skirball Center through May 4th.


Atiq Rahimi Chats with the Audience About ‘The Patience Stone’

Atiq Rahimi's new movie is a powerful portrait of a woman struggling to care for her comatose husband and protect her two young daughters in war-torn Afghanistan.


April 2013

A Preview of the 2013 Twilight Americana Festival

Adam Klein is committed. When I sat down to meet him for coffee to chat about this year’s Twilight Americana Festival held in Athens, GA (formerly named the Athens Americana Festival), the festival’s organizer had just been rear-ended in a car accident.


Laura Mvula: 22 April 2013 - New York

UK artist Laura Mvula has received rave reviews overseas and, now that her album Sing to the Moon is set for release in the States, she's earning high praise here. But she still she could admit she was nervous in front of a crowd of industry types at her debut show in NYC.


Caveman: 10 April 2013 - Webster Hall, New York

Tour stop in New York City brings Caveman home for one night.


Shuggie Otis: 18 April 2013 - BB King’s, New York (Photos)

With his critically acclaimed Inspiration Information album seeing a deluxe re-release this week, Shuggie Otis performs a sold out show at BB King's.


Houndmouth: 11 April 2013 - Rockwood Music Hall, New York (Photos)

With their debut album From the Hills Below the City soon to be released, Houndmouth continue to build a receptive audience touring the country.


Cristin Milioti: 5 April 2013 - ‘American Songbook’ Photos

Cristin Milioti (formerly seen in Broadway's Once) performed two of her own tunes plus a bunch of covers as part of Lincoln Center’s ‘American Songbook’ series.


Green Day: 6 April 2013 - Uncasville, CT

Green Day's similar performance to those of prior year's seemed a bit tired but watching the band certainly doesn't get tiring as they draw from a tremendous pool of energy.


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