Film Review: Home Again

September 8, 2017
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Reese goes home again, but that doesn’t mean you have to     With Home Again, writer/director Hallie Meyers-Shyer’s debut feature, we see that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The daughter of filmmaker Nancy Meyers (The Intern; It’s Complicated; The Holiday; Something’s Got to Give), Meyers-Shyer here copies her mother’s patented feel-good […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Corin Tucker & Peter Buck of Filthy Friends

September 4, 2017

You have 15 minutes in a room with two of your idols to ask them whatever you want. Here’s how that goes… R.E.M. changed my life. If it weren’t for them, I probably wouldn’t have found rock ‘n’ roll. At least they were my gateway band, the band that introduced me to punk, folk, power […]

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Show Review: Dead Cross, Qui, Secret Chiefs 3 at El Rey, 8.21-22.17

August 28, 2017

“Nothing stops this tour!” Since supergroups seem to be the big deal right now, it’s hard to recognize any band who comes together in collaboration as anything but. However, it becomes crystal clear, when the band performs live, that “supergroup” is not as appropriate of a term. When talking about Dead Cross it is completely […]

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Film Review: Patti Cake$

August 25, 2017
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Straight outta Jersey: Portrait of an unlikely rap star makes for one of the summer’s best films     New Jersey filmmaker Geremy Jasper got his start making music videos, so it makes sense that his first foray into feature films is a picture about an aspiring musician. With Patti Cake$, Jasper draws on both […]

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Outside Lands Night Show Review: Sleigh Bells, Jel at The Independent, 8/11/17

August 22, 2017

It may not be winter, but Sleigh Bells are always lovely The music festival night show: a time honored tradition, when nightclubs around town host a band playing said festival to also play a smaller show after curfew is over at the main event. There is good and bad with these; the good side is […]

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Outside Lands Journal: Day 3, 8/13/17

August 21, 2017

Karl The Fog even showed up to see Lee Fields We arrived at Day Three of Outside Lands, commonly known as “Sunday” to the real world. There was definitely a different energy in the air within the park, as much of the crowd was unaware of the extent of the activity happening in Charlottesville, VA […]

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Film Review: Ingrid Goes West

August 18, 2017
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Tonally uneven film obscures provocative premise    If you sometimes worry you may be checking your Facebook and Instagram feeds just a little too frequently, rest assured that you’ve got nothing on Ingrid Thorburn. As portrayed by an exceptional Audrey Plaza, the social media obsessed heroine of Ingrid Goes West becomes a poster child for […]

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Outside Lands Journal: Day 2, 8/12/17

August 17, 2017

METALLICA! And nothing else matters… Day 2 of any festival is a little rough. Your energy is a little bit zapped from the day before. You can’t seem to drink enough water or coffee. Your legs are sore. So when you finally get there, you need something to kick yourself into gear. And I managed […]

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Outside Lands Journal: Day 1, 8/11/17

August 15, 2017

Celebrating 10 years of walking through the park My 10th Outside Lands began by listening to Hundred Waters close out their set on the Lands End stage. For a set at noon on Friday, the crowd was massive. They were warm and bright, perfect for getting warmed up for a day of music. These folks […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2017-08-11 – 2017-08-13

August 11, 2017

Do you know what today is? It’s been a long time, and I’ll tell you why: it’s August 11. The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar began on August 11 in 3114 BC. Been a long time. And it feels like it’s been that long that we’ve been waiting for the Bay Area’s own Jawbreaker to get […]

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