Notes from the Road

September 2012

Thrill Jockey’s 20th Anniversary in Baltimore

The essential Chicago label throws itself a birthday bash in Baltimore, with a little help from Future Islands, Tortoise, Matmos, and others.


Indian Traditional Music Continues to Create an Impact

Electronica group, Karmeleons, brought their dance rhythms to New York the same week One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das presented the chant singer on the big screen. Both artists utilize their Indian elements to create sounds exemplary of their genres, showing how music, not just from India, can impact an individual.


Bob Mould: 7 September 2012 - New York

Bob Mould gave a great performance to a barely half full audience at Williamsburg Park.


TIFF 2012: Day 5: ‘To the Wonder’ + ‘End of Watch’

Day five of our TIFF coverage features the latest Terrence Malick film To the Wonder and David Ayer's End of Watch.


TIFF 2012: Day 4: ‘Cloud Atlas’ + ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ + ‘Byzantium’

Day four of our TIFF coverage features the collaboration between the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer that is Cloud Atlas, David O. Russell's superb Silver Linings Playbook, and Neil Jordan's latest, Byzantium.


TIFF 2012: Day 3: ‘The Master’ + ‘Call Girl’ + ‘A Liar’s Autobiography’ + ‘The Iceman’

Day three of our TIFF coverage features the latest from auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, Mikael Marcimain's Call Girl, a biopic of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, and a disappointing serial killer flick in The Iceman.


A Day Out at the Electric Zoo Festival 2012

We've already shown you many faces of those at Electric Zoo, but let's go more into what the event was actually like.


TIFF 2012: Day 2: ‘Midnight’s Children’ + ‘The Central Park Five’ + ‘The Sessions’

Day two of our TIFF coverage features a take on the Salman Rushdie novel Midnight's Children, Ken Burns' doc about the Central Park Five, and the sex-positive The Sessions.


TIFF 2012: Day 1: ‘Amour’ + ‘Burn It Up Djassa’ + ‘Bestiaire’ + ‘Far Out Isn’t Far Enough’

PopMatters begins daily coverage of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, this last major festival before awards season.


Riot Fest Chicago 14 - 16 September 2012 (Preview)

As the flagship location, Riot Fest Chicago's lineup reigns supreme in quantity and quality.


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The Vast Loneliness of 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"You cannot escape yourself in No Man's Sky. There is little to do but analyze the self.

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