Beach House Surges Into Unexplored Territory on ‘7’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Beach House Surges Into Unexplored Territory on ‘7’ ...

Beach House have one of the most fitting names of any band in the world. Their chilled and washed out brand of dream pop invariably invokes summer’s sense of infinite calm and satisfaction that comes with sun and sea. But the Baltimore duo has always had an air of melancholy  ...[more]

John Mellencamp Presents Fiery & Reflective Hits On ‘Plain Spoken, From The Chicago Theater’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

John Mellencamp Presents Fiery & Reflective Hits On ...

From a persistent pop star pigeonholed by the nom de plume given him early on, to the Cougar-less blue-collar troubadour bent on asserting his social conscious as his career evolved, John Mellencamp has always been most concerned with asserting his integrity. Having achieved equal status with his prodigious peers —  ...[more]

Graveyard Digs New Plots on ‘Peace’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Graveyard Digs New Plots on ‘Peace’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

There’s a temptation to label Peace, the latest album from Swedish blues-rock groovers Graveyard, as something of a comeback album. After all, it’s their first release since their reformation after breaking up, so technically, I guess, the label fits. Of course, “break up,” no matter how official it was, feels  ...[more]

Boston Calling 2018 Day 1: Paramore, Natalie Portman, Pussy Riot, Portugal. The Man, The Killers Show Harvard How It’s Done

Boston Calling 2018 Day 1: Paramore, Natalie Portman, ...

Boston Calling is back for its 2018 incarnation and from what we saw on May 24th, the first day, everything is firing off on all cylinders. The move from City Hall Plaza to the Harvard Athletic Complex last year approximately tripled the size of the event, allowing much bigger names  ...[more]

Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival Brings Greensky Bluegrass, The Devil Makes Three, Leftover Salmon to Lincoln, Nebraska (FESTIVAL REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival Brings Greensky Bluegrass, The ...

On Sunday, May 20th, Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinewood Bowl Theater hosted the Great Pinewood Bluegrass Festival, headlined by Greensky Bluegrass and featuring The Devil Makes Three, Mandolin Orange, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Before Sunday’s festivities, there was an official pre-party on Saturday night in downtown Lincoln at the Bourbon Theater,  ...[more]

Dave Matthews Band Deliver Career-Spanning Set, Try Out New Songs in Austin (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Dave Matthews Band Deliver Career-Spanning Set, Try Out ...

The third night of the 2018 iteration of the Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour came into Austin, TX on a clear, warm and slightly humid night at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Tuesday, May 22. After a two-year hiatus of Dave and his crew from Austin, (the last Austin show being  ...[more]

‘Dead Man’ and the Surreal Landscape of Jim Jarmusch

‘Dead Man’ and the Surreal Landscape of Jim ...

Jim Jarmusch's visionary western gets a bold new release from Criterion....[more]

The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ Celebrates Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ Greatest Opus (DVD REVIEW)

The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ ...

With the band’s declared intention not to release any new albums for the foreseeable future, as well as their temporary moratorium on another Moody Blues Cruise in 2019, it seems safe to assume that all group activity has been placed on hold, at least for now. The Moodys’ upcoming induction  ...[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gets New Life from Kenneth Branagh

Blu-ray Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gets ...

Hercule Poirot is well deserving of space in your home movie library....[more]

The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving Force Of Madness In ‘Like Me’

The Desire For Attention Online Becomes The Driving ...

Social media horror is well-trod these days, but Like Me takes it a new direction....[more]

‘The Alienist’ Makes A Worthy Bid To Become Your Latest TV Obsession (TV REVIEW)

‘The Alienist’ Makes A Worthy Bid To Become ...

Caleb Carr's groundbreaking novel is brought to life by TNT....[more]

‘The Commuter’ Is A Claustrophobic Thrill Ride (FILM REVIEW)

‘The Commuter’ Is A Claustrophobic Thrill Ride (FILM ...

Simple concepts can sometimes turn out fantastic results....[more]

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