Reviews

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

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. ...

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

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 ...

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Fantastic Fest: ‘Thoroughbreds’ Mixes The Perfect-Crime Caper With Just A Hint Of ‘Ghost World’

Thoroughbreds is a deeply engrossing and mysterious character study.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Christian Lopez Displays Rugged Sensibility Over Clarity & Confidence On ‘Red Arrow’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Weaned on Waylon, Willie, Johnny and Kris, Christian Lopez has been dedicated to making music since the time he was 15. He began outputting his songs five years ago and in that short expanse of ...

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Chris Hillman Makes Roots Gem On Tom Petty Produced ‘Bidin’ My Time’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Chris Hillman embraces his roots as fully and completely as his history on his new Tom Petty-produced album Bidin’ My Time. The recording is a virtual tour-de-force from the man who helped begin the Byrds, co-founded the ...

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Cut Copy Continues High Caliber Legacy With ‘Haiku From Zero’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Consistent musical quality and perpetual growth are the calling cards of the Australian electro dance wizard, Dan Whitford, of Cut Copy. Sailing into his fifth full-length album, Haiku From Zero, since forming the dance-centric quartet ...

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

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 ...

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For Better or Worse, ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Delivers What You Came For (FILM REVIEW)

Eggsy returns with more mediocrity.

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