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Josef Krebs  |  Apr 17, 2013  |  0 comments

Django Unchained

Set in the South in 1858, two years before the Civil War, writer-director Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti-sauced Western (or more accurately Southern) Django Unchained tells of Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave bought and freed by a German-born bounty hunter, Dr.

Mark Smotroff  |  Aug 07, 2012  |  0 comments

Mike Kennealy
Wing Beat Fantastic

New Release (Exowax)

Josef Krebs  |  Sep 11, 2012  |  0 comments

Snow White and the Huntsman

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" Snow White - at least in terms of this Blu-ray disc. The film itself is sometimes exciting and engaging, sometimes draggy, but where sound and vision is concerned, it's reference quality.

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 30, 2013  |  0 comments

Iggy and the Stooges: Ready to Die

New release (Fat Possum; tour dates)
Photo by David Raccuglia

Ready to Die is billed as the 40th-anniversary follow-up to 1973’s Raw Power because it’s the first album since then to be credited specifically to Iggy and the Stooges, with James Williamson returning on guitar.

Mark Smotroff  |  Dec 25, 2012  |  0 comments
So its finally here. Christmas morning. Did you not get what you want? Did you get some cool cash that is burning a hole in your pocket?   Either way there are cool things you can get this week, or even RIGHT NOW if you go for the download or head out to your favorite music store.
Ken Richardson  |  Jul 30, 2013  |  0 comments

Harry Nilsson: The RCA Albums Collection

Archival release (RCA/Legacy)

This week, it’s archival stuff first, folks, prompted by the appearance of this 17-CD set. It has always fascinated me, in a “Yesterday” vs. “Helter Skelter” kind of way, that Harry Nilsson was an artist who could create both the sweet 2-minute tune “Me and My Arrow” and the yowling 7-minute rocker “Jump into the Fire.” But that was indeed Harry, and the full range of his compositional (and interpretive) craft and art can be heard here.

Josef Krebs  |  Mar 26, 2013  |  0 comments

Lincoln

January 1865, with the American Civil War in its fourth year, two months after Abraham Lincoln's re-election, there is much to be done, a nation to be remade in a new form.

Philip Ryan  |  Sep 11, 2011  |  0 comments

With two shows of very solid playing in the bag, we come to the end of the Colorado run. The guys are firing on all cylinders from the beginning, though they get tripped up a little in the second half of the first set - they're obviously going for it, but can't seem to get there.

 |  Jul 23, 2013  |  0 comments
This 1997 tale of middle-class conformity and malaise, directed by Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain) tells of the Connecticut suburb of New Canaan circa 1973, a land of bored, half-hearted adult experimentation with long-term relationships and casual sex while their youngsters experience their own first exciting and troubling attempts at the same.
Mark Smotroff  |  Sep 06, 2012  |  0 comments

It Don't Mean a Thing If You Ain't Got a Stream

Mark Smotroff  |  Oct 30, 2012  |  0 comments

Neil Young: Psychedelic Pill

What a musical treat 2012 has been so far : new music from XTC's Andy Partridge (via Mike Keneally and Peter Blegvad), three new Guided By Voices albums and now a second new Neil Young album - out today - called Psychedelic Pill.

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 16, 2013  |  0 comments

The Flaming Lips: The Terror

New release (Warner Bros.; tour dates)
Photo by George Salisbury

Telepathic surgery. Ego tripping at the gates of hell. I’ve allowed the Flaming Lips to take me deep inside myself and pull me far afield. But I can’t submit entirely to The Terror.

Josef Krebs  |  Dec 18, 2012  |  0 comments

Total Recall

As a fan of the 1990 version of the science fiction action thriller Total Recall, loosely based on the 1966 Philip K.

Ken Richardson  |  Jul 16, 2013  |  0 comments

Court Yard Hounds: Amelita

New release (Columbia; tour dates)
Photo by James Minchin

It’s instructive to remember that Emily Robison and Martie Maguire helped co-found the Dixie Chicks in 1989, a full 6 years before Natalie Maines was invited to join. Oh, and of course, Emily and Martie are sisters. Clearly, they have a bond that won’t break, and they use it to their musical advantage on Amelita, the engaging follow-up to their 2000 self-titled debut as Court Yard Hounds.

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