Wednesday, October 29 2014
You have to admit that it’s nice to have KMFDM still making music, even if the band’s relevance at this point is in question.
The Pine Hill Haints supply antique sounds, modern attitude, and a good time all around.
Sólstafir won't go gentle into that good night.
Tuesday, October 28 2014
How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?
Like Neil Gaiman, China Miéville and Catherynne M. Valente, Toby Barlow takes an historic urban space and transforms it into a place to ask questions that haunt us.
For one historic night, a dream cast of legendary disco divas proved why they still got the beat.
Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage.
The Flaming Lips, with the help of more than a few friends, tackle an icon. Literally.
On their ninth album, Obituary continue to deliver ash-blackened riffage and unintelligible, swamp-creature squeals straight from the bile sac.
True Love Scars is a whirlwind tale of a young music fanatic’s quest for true love, high times and “the authentic real” (not necessarily in that order).
So It Is With Us finds Horse Feathers aging wisely, perhaps even enjoying life a little bit more.
Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.
The gloriously varied piano trio returns to a program of all-original music, still mixing jazz, rock, classical, avant-garde, and you-name-it styles in a way that defies convention.
Poe’s raven crowed “Nevermore” not “Nevermind”. If there is no God and no devil, then why there is death is the unanswerable koan here.
Monday, October 27 2014
All around the multiverse, people are reading comicbooks, the same comicbooks, these comicbooks written/and to be written by Grant Morrison.
Most of the horror of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is derived from an eerie sense of dread created through the atmosphere that is established through the presence of the alien and the weird in an otherwise familiar environment.
Curtis White's arguments against the myopia of New Atheism have been made by many philosophers before him, but his alternative provides new insights into the follies of scientism.
While Peter Sellers' role as an Indian man in The Party may represent just another one of his masks, it also does problematize this 1968 film.
The Scottish band reconcile their previous modes by pulling back on the electronic drive of their last album, while continuing to elevate tension gradually rather than release it for maximum devastation.
These stories pulsate with the everyday wrongs and trivial annoyances and tragedies with which each and every one of us is only too familiar.