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The Reputations: Begging For More

The Reputations: Begging For More

The Reputations: Begging For More By Jay Armstrong With the psych ship sinking, as the old dogs of sleeze and sweat continue fading off into the sunset, while most nights get spent with our eyes rolling at yet another band to show up sadly trying to align themselves with the 90’s soulless resurgence of disaffected...
SXSW Film Review: Us and Them

SXSW Film Review: Us and Them

  A timely film in our current political wake, Us and Them serves as a cathartic viewing between the marginalized working class and the wealthy elite. With the use of flashbacks and screen title cards, Us and Them plays out in a stream-of-consciousness storyline with Danny (Jack Roth) playing leader alongside his blue-collared friends Tommy...
SXSW Film Review: Game of Death

SXSW Film Review: Game of Death

  Vacationing for a weekend getaway, seven teenagers settle at a summer home to partake in drunken shenanigans. Stumbling onto a mysterious board game, the friends read out the rules and we realize something is astray as soon as the game decides to take a pinch of their blood. “24” appears on the board’s counter...
SXSW Film Review: Inheritance

SXSW Film Review: Inheritance

  A intricately weaved collaboration between writer and director Laura E. Davis and Jessica Kaye, Inheritance is an introspective look into the underlying traumas embedded within families and the difficulty that remains in attempting to escape them. In anticipation of Mara (Jessica Kaye)’s father’s 70th birthday, she brings her recent boyfriend Aaron (Daniel Ahearn) to...
Dead Meadow Takeover!

Dead Meadow Takeover!

Website || Facebook || Instagram   Initially forming nearly two decades ago by guitarist and vocalist Jason Simon, Dead Meadow fuses psychedelic soundscapes with fuzzy rock and drone meditations to make for a transcendent aural experience. Drawing influences from classic acts like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the three piece take things a step further...
SXSW Film Review: The Light of the Moon

SXSW Film Review: The Light of the Moon

  All too often films involving sexual assault/rape scenes seem like a convenient plot point to make a female character complex without ever actually exploring its complexities. Jessica M. Thompson’s film, The Light of the Moon, carefully considers the nuances of one individual’s experience without ever asserting that there is one authentic or correct way...
SXSW Film Review: Flesh and Blood

SXSW Film Review: Flesh and Blood

  Mark Webber’s Flesh and Blood interweaves both fictional and documentary-style elements throughout the course of his film, succeeding in both an incredibly personal and incredibly political story. Casting his own mother, Cheri Honkala, and his younger step-brother, Guillero Santos, Mark returns home to his family from years in prison only to find Pittsburgh has...
SXSW Film Review: Infinity Baby

SXSW Film Review: Infinity Baby

  Set in the not so distant future comes Infinity Baby, a company initiated by Neo (Nick Offerman) where infants perpetually stay infants due to a genetic modification in their DNA. Less a question of how these babies came to be and the scientific explanation behind them, infinity babies are presented similar to the latest...
SXSW Film Review: Signature Move

SXSW Film Review: Signature Move

  Jennifer Reeder’s Signature Move is a refreshing and eye-opening romantic comedy on the interpersonal relationships between women, family, and diverse cultural backgrounds. Inspired by actual events, the story revolves around Zaynab (Fawzia Mirza), a Pakistani lawyer in her 30’s, acting as caretaker to her recently widowed mother Parveen (Shabana Azmi) by day and trains...
Mixtape Monday: A Dedication

Mixtape Monday: A Dedication

  Home – Intro Sea Oleena – Untitled Julian Klincewicz – La Dolce Vita Washed Out – Phone Call Holy Wave – Sueñ os Gold Panda – You SALES – Mondays Deep Cuts – Take Me Back COOltube – Be My Girl (Come With Me) TEEKS – Dead on T.V. Archy Marshall – Bleak Blake...
Standing in the Gap: The Disquiet Vol. 1 Compilation

Standing in the Gap: The Disquiet Vol. 1 Compilation

“In violent times, you shouldn’t have to sell your soul” ~ Tears for Fears (Ian Stanley/Ronald Orzabal) “ Shout”, Songs from the Big Chair 1985   This quote from 1985 is rather poignant in today’s political climate. As the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, people of color, scholars, the dispossessed, and those who resist...
Defying Boundaries: Exclusive Track and Show Premiere for Ancient River

Defying Boundaries: Exclusive Track and Show Premiere for Ancient River

    Encapsulating sonic soundscapes ranging from My Bloody Valentine’s reverb-soaked shoegaze, Dead Meadow’s psychedelic haze and Temples’ contemporary fuzz, Ancient River breaks from the constraints of musical genres to create an aurally expansive world. Originating in 2000, guitarist and singer/songwriter James Barreto staked a name for himself in Gainesville, Florida, playing with his then...

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