Notes from the Road

September 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘The Loneliest Planet’

This archetypal art house film follows two mostly non-verbal tourists as they hike through the Caucuses under mostly overcast skies.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘My Worst Nightmare’

Quite uncomfortably, the film uses class stereotypes aggressively and persistently, relying upon them as scaffolding for this faux-existential narrative about awakening and self-actualization.


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘The Island President’

This is one of those documentaries designed to make you march out of the theatre and do something to change the world.


Moogfest 2011 Announces Stellar Line Up October 28 – 30

Celebrate the spirit of Bob Moog at Moogfest 2011!


Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Burning Man’

This is a perfectly devastating Australian film about the horror of loss and the futility of refusing to face up to grief.


11 Things to Look Forward to at the Toronto International Film Festival

A mix of art house experiments, mainstream confections, grand costume dramas, sex-soaked character studies, apocalyptic horror, intimate human drama, political satires, rock 'n' roll documentaries, and a little Werner Herzog for good measure.


August 2011

Zee Avi & Mike Doughty: 25 August 2011 – New York

Zee Avi and Mike Doughty gave in-store performances at J&R to promote their new albums.


BT’s Laptop Symphony Demo: 13 August 2011 - Brooklyn, NY

BT gave in-store performance that was a teaser of his Laptop Symphony live shows.


World Press Photo 11 & The World’s Stateless: August 2011 - United Nations

Award-winning and politically charged photographs on display at the United Nations are well worth examining.


Friendly Fires + The Naked and Famous + Cults - Live at SummerStage in Central Park

On record, Friendly Fires are a kinetic blend of dance rhythms, massive washes of synthesizers and guitars and the blue-eyed soul yelps of frontman Ed Macfarlane. Live, however, they’re even better, a frenzy of motion from which the noise escapes.


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//Mixed media
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Blood and Thunder: Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40

// Sound Affects

"In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade.

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