Show Review: Electric Lady Big Band, Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, United Kingdom, 3/18/18

March 20, 2018”>Let’s

Fifty years ago, Jimi Hendrix released his third and last studio album, Electric Ladyland, widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece. If you haven’t heard the album yet, well, lucky old you – you have a huge treat in store. Apart from pondering for the last half century what incredible music Jimi might have produced if […]

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Show Review: Cornelius, DJ Roscoe 2000 at The Independent, 3/16/18

March 19, 2018

Walking into The Independent on Friday night, I was greeted by a huge white screen stretching from ceiling to floor, effectively and purposefully blocking the entire stage. As DJ Roscoe 2000 set the mood with tunes blending seamlessly into one another, a long white strip of tape on the ground politely requested we stand behind […]

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Film Review: Love, Simon

March 16, 2018

You’ll love Simon, and his movie, too “I’m done living in a world where I don’t get to be who I am. I deserve a great love story, and I want someone to share it with,” so declares high school senior Simon Spier, in Love, Simon, the new teen romance that bears his name, and, […]

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Show Review: Stone Temple Pilots with The Dirty Hooks at the Fillmore, 3/12/18

March 15, 2018

Gather round, children, it’s story time. (Well, okay, it’s really just more of a long-winded introduction, but bear with me here…) My brother is, by far, one of my favorite people on the planet. He’s a few years older than me, so he was a senior in high school when I was a freshman, and […]

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No Jack White, The White Stripes Weren’t “Like A Solo Project”

March 13, 2018

I’ve been a fan of Jack White for a while now… While working at Wherehouse Music in the early ‘00s, I made sure we were the first chain store to stock The White Stripes in the Bay Area, and I’ve been following White’s career closely ever since. And, yes, he’s a little idiosyncratic. He can […]

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Interview: Director Cory Finley and Actress Anya Taylor-Joy on Thoroughbreds

March 9, 2018

Cory Finley’s debut feature, Thoroughbreds, has many signs that point to a promising career in film. His dialogue is often whip-smart, crackling along at a fast pace. He has scenes of incredible tension realized in interestingly new yet classic style. He’s got a knack for casting, and clearly has a way with actors, as his small […]

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Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time

March 9, 2018

A Wrinkle for our Time: DuVernay’s adaptation worth the wait If you’re going to go see A Wrinkle in Time, director Ava DuVernay’s new Disney big budget adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic 1962 young adult novel — and I absolutely think you should — there is one thing you should keep in mind: this movie is […]

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Noise Pop Show Review: Nilbog with Chaki at Rickshaw Stop, 2/26/2018

March 6, 2018”>Legend

I’d like you to close your eyes for a moment and think of the nerdiest concert you can imagine. What do you see when you do this? Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos? The Fair Maidens Play Iron Maiden by Four Ukuleles? Queensryche doing Operation Mindcrime AND Operation Mindcrime 2? Well, my fellow music nerds, […]

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Noise Pop Review:Too Much Johnson and Oddsac

March 1, 2018”>

Too much Johnson in my Oddsac Let me say right here, at the outset of this double review, that I had no intention of deliberately pairing Too Much Johnson and Oddsac together for any comedic purposes. Yes, it’s very easy to “put too much Johnson into the oddsac” or snickeringly flippant to say something like […]

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Film Feature: Spinning Platters Heads to the 2018 Cinequest Film Festival

February 26, 2018

This week marks the beginning of one of California’s favorite film festivals, San Jose’s Cinequest. Running from 2/27 – 3/11 in a series of South Bay venues, this year Cinequest will present 229 feature and short films, including 74 world premieres over its two-week span. And you know what else? Nic Cage is going to […]

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