Sarah Shook and the Disarmers: Sidelong

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers: Sidelong

By Ed Whitelock

Sarah Shook is a honky-tonk badass with a chip on her shoulder and a kickass back-up band dedicated to the beauty of the profane. 26 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

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"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

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