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February 12, 2016

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Raised Eyebrows: Modern Global Sounds (Randy)

This month I’m taking a look at some incredible global music. Though mostly Tuareg assouf music, there’s also some quality Zamrock, WAGM, Somali, and Malian folk blues represented. It’s important to note that ALL of these artists are keeping dying traditions alive and some are bravely speaking out against contemporary struggles. In some of these [...]

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February 12, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Zoolander 2 (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: The original Zoolander was a rare film for me that on repeated viewings became something I sort of half-heartedly cherished, quoted, and ostensibly enjoyed. It says a lot about my growth as a human that the sudden presence of a second Zoolander film hasn’t exactly stirred my hype machine. Post-Screening Ramble: Generic Hollywood [...]

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February 11, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Deadpool (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: Deadpool is one of Marvel’s most popular and most annoying characters. The fact that Ryan Reynolds has spent most of his career trying to absolve himself of his Green Lantern sins by bringing this character to the screen helps next to nothing. Post-Screening Ramble: It’s taken Marvel almost ten years to start making [...]

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February 11, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: How To Be Single

Pre-Screening Stance: Judging by the trailers, How To Be Single is about a variety of pretty ladies who love being, uh … single.  Or maybe it’s about them trying to not be single anymore?  Or perhaps it’s just Rebel Wilson making jokes?  I honestly don’t know. Post-Screening Ramble: There are a variety of story lines [...]

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February 11, 2016

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Black Mountain

Waking up to a new Black Mountain song is like waking up to find out you’ve won the lottery.  Well, maybe it’s not quite that great, but I am really excited that the psych rocker masters have rallied up a new album (their first since 2010′s Wilderness Heart).  Below you’ll find the riffy, atmospheric gem [...]

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ShowOTWF

February 10, 2016

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Show Of The Week

I normally like to go local or small when it comes to my main pick for this column, but this week I couldn’t help but be fixated on the show that’s going down at Stubb’s tomorrow night.  The tour is called Summer Is Forever II, and the lineup features three acts that have made plenty [...]

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February 10, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Where To Invade Next (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: Michael Moore is like that loveably annoying friend of yours that you dread seeing every few years, but once you’ve actually sat down and had a few beers, you remember why you liked them in the first place and you make a bunch of plans to hang out every week but then another [...]

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February 9, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Deadpool

Pre-Screening Stance: Ever since Ryan Reynolds showed off his abs in Blade: Trinity, the internet has been all in a huff trying to get someone out in Hollywood to let him star in a Deadpool movie.  Well, after 12 years of furious typing, the moment of truth for forum-dwellers everywhere has arrived.  Personally, I’m excited [...]

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February 9, 2016

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Charles Bradley

The great Charles Bradley is about to release a new album through the also great Daptone Records, and today I have his latest single for you.  As is always the case with the soul singer, the song features powerful vocal work and the kind of lyrics that make you want to be a better person.  [...]

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February 8, 2016

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Quickdraw: Sheer Mag, Parquet Courts, Mass Gothic, The Raveonettes, Mogwai

Music!  Enjoy. :Sheer Mag – Can’t Stop Fighting:  Another year, another immensely rad track from Sheer Mag.  Eventually they’re going to write a bad song, and even then I might still dig it.  No word yet on whether this is a one-off track or if it belongs to an EP/LP. :Parquet Courts – Dust:  Here’s [...]

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February 5, 2016

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Sonny Vincent Benefit (Dan)

Saturday night there is a benefit show at the Sidewinder (doors at 8pm) featuring a slew of incredible Texas punk and garage rock bands. The show is being held to benefit Sonny Vincent (of the Testors) whose family was recently involved in a tragic accident. All proceed collected at the door will go towards the [...]

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February 5, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Pre-Screening Stance: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies originally got underway in 2009 with David O. Russell as the writer and director and Natalie Portman as the star.  They left.  Then both Mike Newell (Prince Of Persia) and Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) declined to direct.  Eventually Mike White (Year Of The Dog) took the job but then [...]

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Mannix

February 4, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Hail, Caesar (Noah)

Pre-Screening Stance: It’s a Coen brothers film starring just about every awesome actor in Hollywood. I would say excitement is a mild term for what I am right now. Post-Screening Ramble: There are very few Coen brothers movies that I don’t flat out enjoy. In my humble opinion, and many other folk’s less humble opinions, [...]

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CalMus

February 4, 2016

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Calliope Musicals (Single Premiere)

It’s Thursday, and I imagine that you’re probably feeling a bit exhausted by whatever the hell this week has thrown at you.  I get it.  Life is hard and stuff.  Don’t fret though, today SOTO has the premiere of Calliope Musicals‘ new single, and it’s such a wonderfully pleasant pop effort that I’m certain it’ll [...]

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February 3, 2016

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Movie Breakdown: Hail, Caesar

Pre-Screening Stance: While I didn’t care much for Joel and Ethan Coen’s last film, 2013′s Inside Llewyn Davis, I’m still really looking forward to Hail, Caesar.  It looks fun.  Also, it’s the damn Coen brothers!  Even their bad films are tolerable. Post-Screening Ramble: Somewhere around the halfway mark of Hail, Caesar I finally realized what [...]

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