Wannabe Reviews Julien Baker’s ‘Turn Out The Lights’

Wannabe Reviews Julien Baker’s ‘Turn Out The Lights’

In the newest installment of Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle reviews Turn Out The Lights, the new album from Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on desktop):...[more]

Kamasi Washington Reaches New Jazz Audiences at Boston’s Royale (SHOW REVIEW)

Kamasi Washington Reaches New Jazz Audiences at Boston’s ...

It was a sight to behold. Kamasi Washington packed Boston’s Royale nightclub on November 20th with college-aged kids chomping at the bit to hear jazz music, and on a Monday night no less. We’re not talking about jazz-fusion, or Medeski, Martin and Wood-style jammy jazz. Kamasi Washington dished up ninety  ...[more]

Stephen Wilkinson’s Bibio Makes For Unavoidable Label Of ‘Intelligent Dance Music’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Stephen Wilkinson’s Bibio Makes For Unavoidable Label Of ...

Prolific, acclaimed and consistent; Stephen Wilkinson’s Bibio project has garnered somewhat of a cult following over the years and has become a sort of quiet royalty alongside the likes of Aphex Twin, Mount Kimbie and Four Tet in the electronica and ‘IDM’ scene. The whole intelligent dance music idea may be more  ...[more]

Black Metal Legends Mayhem Descend Upon Austin (SHOW REVIEW)

Black Metal Legends Mayhem Descend Upon Austin (SHOW ...

Mayhem’s long and storied history requires no introduction for anyone even vaguely familiar with the black metal scene of Norway in the ‘80s and ‘90s. “Infamous” is a word that could easily be applied to the band, which has hosted membership like Varg Vikernes, notorious murderer (of the band’s guitarist,  ...[more]

Bob Dylan Brings ‘Never Ending Tour’ To Beacon Theatre For First of Four Shows (SHOW REVIEW)

Bob Dylan Brings ‘Never Ending Tour’ To Beacon ...

Every year at the end of November, Bob Dylan pushes pause on the Never Ending Tour to rest his bones for winter before returning to the stage in early April. Most years Dylan tries to end things in his adopted hometown of NYC around Thanksgiving (perhaps he secretly dresses as  ...[more]

Highly Suspect Remains Politically Outspoken at Chicago’s House of Blues (SHOW REVIEW)

Highly Suspect Remains Politically Outspoken at Chicago’s House ...

“Racism sucks, homophobia sucks, and our president is a giant piece of shit”. These were the words confidently spoken by the lead singer of Highly Suspect, Johnny Stevens. As he finished the sentence, the crowd roared in approval. Chicago’s House of Blues was sold out for the second night in  ...[more]

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th & 9th’ Tour In Colorful Glory (DVD REVIEW)

Sting: Live At The Olympia Paris Captures ’57th ...

Sting has been on the rock music charts since 1978 when The Police released their debut album, Outlandos d’Amour featuring the hit singles “Roxanne,” “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “So Lonely.” With their breath-of-fresh-air reggae rhythms and punk undertones, the trio of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland soared high  ...[more]

‘Le Samourai’ and the Birth of Cool

‘Le Samourai’ and the Birth of Cool

Celebrating the Criterion Collection's re-release of Jean-Pierre Melville's classic noir on Blu-ray, we look back on what makes Le Samourai so enduringly cool....[more]

The Noirish Delights of ‘Wind River’

The Noirish Delights of ‘Wind River’

Taylor Sheridan's latest crime thriller is taut and haunting....[more]

‘The Walking Dead’ Brushes With Greatness In ‘The Big Scary U’

‘The Walking Dead’ Brushes With Greatness In ‘The ...

After more than a few stumbles this season, The Walking Dead nearly stands up straight....[more]

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen’ Presents Rock and Roll History From Fan Perspective (BOOK REVIEW)

‘Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen’ Presents ...

To say that rock and roll is deeply imbedded in the history and culture of the Western world would be an over simplification to the extent of which music holds sway over us. Even though genres like hip-hop, many forms of electronica, and pop have dominated the airwaves the past  ...[more]

‘The Who I Was There’ by Richard Houghton Documents Band’s Live History (BOOK REVIEW)

‘The Who I Was There’ by Richard Houghton ...

Richard Houghton doesn’t entertain any notion The Who I Was There is a comprehensive chronicle of the iconic British band’s concert history. Nevertheless, the book ends up being close to complete, despite the fact its parade of first-hand accounts of the quartet’s live performances over its fifty-year history is noticeably  ...[more]

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