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Wednesday, October 29 2014

KMFDM: Our Time Will Come

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: The Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints

The Pine Hill Haints supply antique sounds, modern attitude, and a good time all around.


Sólstafir: Ótta

Sólstafir won't go gentle into that good night.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

Pride and Mourning: “Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2”

How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?


The Witchcraft of History in ‘Babyaga: A Novel of Witches in Paris ’

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.


The Golden Decade of Disco Divas: 11 October 2014 - Wilmington, Delaware

For one historic night, a dream cast of legendary disco divas proved why they still got the beat.


‘Death Comes to Pemberley’ Is Jane Austen, Continued

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 a Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips, with the help of more than a few friends, tackle an icon. Literally.


Obituary: Inked in Blood

On their ninth album, Obituary continue to deliver ash-blackened riffage and unintelligible, swamp-creature squeals straight from the bile sac.


Michael Goldberg’s Semi-Hallucinogenic Take on the Authentic Real

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).


Horse Feathers: So It Is With Us

So It Is With Us finds Horse Feathers aging wisely, perhaps even enjoying life a little bit more.


Populous: Night Safari

Night Safari is a record of memorable moments interspersed with randomness. Or, worse, little of actual substance.


The Bad Plus: Inevitable Western

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.


Peter Rowan: Dharma Blues

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

What Should I Be Looking For?: “The Multiversity: The Just #1”

All around the multiverse, people are reading comicbooks, the same comicbooks, these comicbooks written/and to be written by Grant Morrison.


‘The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’: The Weird and the Familiar

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.


‘The Science Delusion’ Makes a Familiar Argument From a Fresh Angle

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.


In ‘The Party’, Peter Sellers’ Brownface Is the Elephant in the Room

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 Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

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.


‘The Best American Mystery Stories 2014’ Delivers a Short Sharp Stab Into Many Different Lives

These stories pulsate with the everyday wrongs and trivial annoyances and tragedies with which each and every one of us is only too familiar.


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