Yo La Tengo Prevail As Masters of ‘Loud-Quiet-Loud’ at Dallas’ Granada Theater (SHOW REVIEW)


If The Pixies are generally considered to be the masters of the “loud-quiet-loud” format within the scope of a single song, then Yo La Tengo can likely be considered the same in terms of their ...

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Sunflower Bean Reveal Potential on Debut LP ‘Human Ceremony’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Sunflower Bean has had a quick ascent from a DIY New York buzz band, to reaching some of the highest echelons of music acknowledgement, garnering mentions in some prestigious publications without having released a record.  ...

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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Offers A Fun Take On Austen (MOVIE REVIEW)


Zombies go Victorian in this not-as-bad-as-it-looks send up of the Jane Austen classic.

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Trixie Whitely Becomes One To Watch on ‘Porta Bohemica’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Lik last album, Fourth Corner, 2016′s Porta Bohemica reflects the strength and confidence of a performer that possesses an extended resume. Indeed, on initial encounter, several striking forebears come to mind – Annie Lennox, Betty Levert, ...

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Dr. Dog Trip Out With ‘The Psychedelic Swamp’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Dr. Dog have never been an easy band to put a ready handle on. Their aggressive posture and penchant for psychedelia finds them akin to a spontaneous jam band in some regards, and has given ...

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‘Hail, Caesar!’ A Delightful Coen Brothers Romp (MOVIE REVIEW)


All at once a hilarious send up and loving homage to Hollywood's Golden Age, Hail, Caesar! is classic Coen Brothers.

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Field Music Return to Pulsing Form on ‘Commontime’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Sunderland, England’s Field Music have been nominated for a Mercury Prize (for their 2012 release Plumb) and satisfied music aficionados with four albums from 2005 – 2012, each more impressive than the previous. Yet, you’d ...

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Benji Hughes Expands His Musical Vision on ‘Songs in the Key of Animals’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


A Benji Hughes album is like a seed in transit. If it winds up in the right environment, it will eventually bloom. But it could just as easily land on concrete. In the case of ...

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The London Souls’ Minimalist Approach Yields Big Results at BSP Kingston (SHOW REVIEW)


Less can certainly be more, and that is definitely the case with two-piece rock band, The London Souls, at BSP Kingston in Kingston, NY on 1/30/16 whose minimalist approach yields big results. Tash Neal, guitar/vocals, and Chris ...

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Buddy Miller & Friends Brighten Cayamo Sessions at Sea (ALBUM REVIEW)


For those who have never experienced the joys of the seagoing music festival that is called Cayamo, suffice it to say it ought not be missed. Boasting a veritable who’s who of Americana icons — ...

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