‘Captain Fantastic’ Stunning Despite Its Mediocrity (FILM REVIEW)


Its by the numbers story is elevated by the greatness of the acting and earnestness of its emotions.

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‘Absolutely Fabulous’ an Absolute Wreck (FILM REVIEW)


Is this really the send of Absolutely Fabulous deserves?

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse Reaffirm 1978 Brilliance on ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ Reissue (DVD REVIEW)


The almost simultaneous release of two Neil Young DVD’s is a sage move on the part of the Canadian rock icon. Not only does his current touring heighten the visibility of their respective releases, but ...

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JPNSGRLS Build Upon Promise With ‘Divorce’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Divorce, the second full-length album from JPNSGRLS, continues to build upon the promise of their 2014 debut, Circulation. The sophomore album by the Canadian quartet of non-Japanese men is a frantic 32-minute blitz of unbridled ...

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‘Mr. Robot’ Builds its Tension Slowly (TV REVIEW)


After a bang up opener, Mr. Robot ramps down to ease audiences into the tension.

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Phish Bust Out Rarities & Offer Complete Shows Mixed w/ Genres & Tempos at Bill Graham Tuesday & Wednesday (SHOW RECAPS)


Last night Phish wrapped up their fourth three-night stand in downtown San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. After arguably the best show of summer tour on Monday, the band stepped up and took ...

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Pink Talking Fish Cover Three Iconic Bands at Boston Harbor (CRUISE REVIEW)


Pink Talking Fish’s boat cruise around the Boston Harbor was the perfect opportunity to rage on the dance floor while enjoying a gorgeous Sunday evening on the sunny seas. The Pink Floyd/Talking Heads/Phish Tribute Act ...

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Trent Dabbs’ ‘The Optimist’ Boasts Eight Songs But Each A Treasure (ALBUM REVIEW)


Given his prodigious output and continuing contributions to other artists’s songbooks, the title of Trent Dabbs’s latest effort seems wholly appropriate. Ten albums on, he continues to maintain his upward gaze, crafting songs that sail at ...

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Feats First: The Life and Music of Lowell George (DVD REVIEW)


Lowell George was one of contemporary rock’s greatest iconoclasts and, like most such characters, his idiosyncratic tendencies were as close to the source of his talent as the cockeyed lust for life that ultimately led ...

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10 Reasons Why Float Fest 2016 Was Worth the Heat (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)


Despite scorching summer heat, Float Fest, the annual music festival in San Marcos, TX featuring live music, camping and river floats went off without a hitch on July 16th and 17th. Lee Ackerley picked out his ...

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