Monsters of Folk continue to blanket the airwaves and intertrons with performances from their self-titled debut, which we found to contain precisely 8 PMEUs (PopMatters Enjoyment Units) out of 10. "Temazcal" is a cool affair, maybe deserving better treatment than the video can deliver, what with its sepia tone and cheesy scratched film effects and all, but such is life.
Austrian Tolkien fanatics Summoning return five years after Old Mornings Dawn and continue to explore the lore and fables of Middle-Earth through their atmospheric brew of black metal.
Mary Gauthier's latest is an important album that gives voice to the soldiers of our ongoing wars. These stories deserve to be heard.
China Miéville's October is a gripping, novelistic account of the Russian Revolution that offers the pleasures and rewards of a great novel.
When affairs of the heart and modes of modern communication become intertwined there's likely to be some confusion. Sub-Radio suggests we all get down to something more solid, defined.
Sabers and bayonets might not be weapons of choice today, but the phrase "fear caused the powerful to commit the most awful abuses" rings as true now as it did in 19th century Madagascar.
For quirky live-action manga, it doesn't get much sweeter than Kantaro: The Sweet-Toothed Salaryman.
Houston's Day for Night festival was more female any other festival I had attended with tons to offer (including shelter from a downpour).
The sophomore literary effort from the Welcome to Night Vale franchise hits a double, gets on base... but never makes it home.
Wayne Escoffery is a brash and brilliant tenor saxophonist presented with his working quartet featuring the still-abundant Ralph Peterson on drums.