Chelsea Wolfe Offers More Dark Seductive Components On ‘Hiss Spun’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Chelsea Wolfe Offers More Dark Seductive Components On ...

Our dark sorceress of winter has returned with her fifth official album, Hiss Spun. Chelsea Wolfe is a truly unique purveyor of gothic imagery and soul-baring songwriting that simultaneously rings the bell of impending doom. Hiss Spun was recorded in a studio in Salem, Massachusetts, where all that surrounded Chelsea  ...[more]

Josh Ritter’s ‘Gathering’ Wins With Intrigue & Ingenuity (ALBUM REVIEW)

Josh Ritter’s ‘Gathering’ Wins With Intrigue & Ingenuity ...

With each of his previous albums — Golden Age Of Radio, Hello Starling, The Animal Years, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away and Sermon on the Rocks — Josh Ritter hinted at an imminent breakthrough. Consequently, it may be too much to hope that his  ...[more]

Metz Rock With Speed And Fervor On Near-Perfect ‘Strange Place’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Metz Rock With Speed And Fervor On Near-Perfect ...

It’s hard to believe that Strange Peace is only the third full-length record from the Canadian trio known as Metz. These noise rockers have been playing together since 2008 and have a live show that seemingly opens the space and time continuum with its intensity. Getting in the studio with  ...[more]

Tenacious D Mix Brotherly Vibes, Rock and Roll, and Comic Relief in Austin (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Tenacious D Mix Brotherly Vibes, Rock and Roll, ...

At a time when hurricanes are rapid-firing across the continent, nuclear war feels closer than ever before, and the news cycle spews a constant stream of vitriol, comic relief is a necessity to keep us sane. Tenacious D played Stubb’s on Wednesday night to a sold-out crowd that seemed to be clamoring to  ...[more]

Perturbator Displays Raw Talent and Dark Synth Power in Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Perturbator Displays Raw Talent and Dark Synth Power ...

Hailing from Paris, France, Perturbator is a true anomaly in the current world of metal and its related sub-genres. Where exactly does Perturbator fit in? The one man electronic project of James Kent makes a combination of post-Nine Inch Nails industrial synth metal and the kind of ‘80s horror soundtracks  ...[more]

Gov’t Mule Blazes Through Eclectic Blues Jams in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Gov’t Mule Blazes Through Eclectic Blues Jams in ...

It only took Gov’t Mule three songs – “Mr. Man”, “Streamline Woman”, and “Burning Point” – to establish themselves as diverse musical creatures with straightforward rock, hard charging blues, and slinky funk. Cramming so many musical styles into the first few moments of a nearly three hour performance in Portland,  ...[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Big Sick’ Comes Home

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Big Sick’ Comes Home

The best romantic comedy in years is now available to own....[more]

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Circle’ as a Case Study for What Can Go Wrong

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Circle’ as a Case Study ...

Star power and premise aren't enough to sell The Circle....[more]

‘The Who: Live At The Isle Of Wight 2004’ Shows Band In Stellar Transitional Form (DVD REVIEW)

‘The Who: Live At The Isle Of Wight ...

Like their British brothers-in-arms the Rolling Stones, The Who is getting in the habit of regularly releasing old concerts in their entirety on DVD/Blu-Ray for public consumption. This time out it’s their set at the Isle Of Wight Festival in 2004, where they headlined Saturday night to a worshipful crowd  ...[more]

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal Recollections From New Book of Grateful Dead Photography

‘Alive with the Dead-‘ Susana Millman Shares Personal ...

Alive with the Dead: A Fly on the Wall with a Camera, a compendium of Grateful Dead photos and stories from Susana Millman was recently released. This spectacular book represents 25 years of Millman’s work with the Grateful Dead. In conjunction with Glide, Millman has provided her thoughts on some of  ...[more]

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The Funnybone

The Moontower Comedy Festival: A Feast For The ...

Moontower Comedy continues to prove itself to be a jewel in Austin's festival season, and a must attend event for comedy fans....[more]

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended Edition’ Tells All About The Quiet One (BOOK REVIEW)

George Harrison’s ‘I Me Mine – The Extended ...

Leave it to George Harrison to affix a title to his memoirs as sardonic as the man himself. Not usually given to open-ended discourse, much less personal revelations, the late Beatle’s autobiography, I Me Mine, is replete with deceptively casual aphorisms about life and art. As such, the book depicts  ...[more]

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