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March 2012

SXSW Film Festival Day 3: ‘Hunky Dory’ + ‘Someone Up There Likes Me’

Hunky Dory is not just an ode to classic rock and the days of old, but also to American high school movies. Knowing this gave me an entirely different lens.


Fanfarlo: 6 March 2012 - New York

Mixing old and new songs with varying results.


SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Killer Joe’

Killer Joe and... well, nothing else mattered.


SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’

From a more-or-less rookie writer/director team, Safety Not Guaranteed is based on a Wanted Ad that became an internet meme. You really can’t fault me for being leery, can you?


SXSW Film Festival Day 1: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ + ‘The Babymakers’

Two words accurately describe the first day of the 26th annual South by Southwest Festival, or, as it’s more commonly known now, the Hipster Mecca of the Universe: “Wet” and “Shhhhhhhh!”


Bombay Bicycle Club: 5 March 2012 - New York

Expanded line up and bigger venue doesn't diminish youthful exuberance.


SXSW Film Festival Day 1: ‘Girl Walk // All Day’

The feature-length dance music video, Girl Walk, is a total blast. Filmmaker Jacob Krupnick took mashup artist Girl Talk’s latest album All Day and set a narrative dance routine with New York City as the stage.


Robert Glasper Experiment: 29 February 2012 - New York

The Robert Glasper Experiment yielded to overwhelming demand by adding this second album release show.


Galactic: 25 February 2012 - New York

Galactic bring New Orleans funk to the Big Apple.


Lyle Lovett: 28 February 2012 - New York

Lyle Lovett was in classic form Tuesday night in New York, showing off his stylistic dexterity.


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