Though the past decade saw black metal enter into the mainstream, most media discussions of its roots and effects remain shallow. The present debate about a correlation between media violence and real-world violence provides a natural opportunity to examine this popular form. Having premiered at the just-wrapped 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Kat Candler's short film Black Metal arrives right on time. In less than 10 minutes, the film provokes more serious thought on its subject than Until the Light Takes Us or other similarly uncritical/self-satisfied analyses of recent years.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood takes fans on a festive three-night ride to conclude their 2017 fall tour in triumphant fashion at rock's most sacred venue.
The soulful singer-songwriter's latest uses fairytale characters to highlight sexual assault and society's tendency to blame the victim.
The folk artist's "Flying" is a gorgeously serene, impressively multi-layered, inspiring performance in which one remembers never to give up hope.
Though Moon Taxi's offering of optimistic pop rock serves well as an energy and mood booster, it's a step back in creativity from past efforts.