Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 3/19/15-3/25/15

March 19, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUjnJrw1yQ

Seven days of pure rock n roll…. That’s all I gotta say, man!

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Eternally Grateful for ‘Eternal Sunshine’

March 19, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnSgSe2GzDc

Why Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite films (of all time) and should be one of yours, too! Eleven years ago today (March 19, 2004), Michel Gondry’s award winning sci-fi romantic dramedy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, was released – and how to categorize such […]

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Photo Set: Happy Fangs at Great American Music Hall

March 14, 2015

If this post is a little bit delayed, it’s because I’ve been preparing to speak about my (almost) six years of experience as a live music photographer at SXSW this coming week. If you’re headed out to Austin, make sure to stop by WeWork and check it out. Bonus: it features some incredible up-and-coming bands from […]

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Film Review: Merchants of Doubt

March 13, 2015
youtu.be/j8ii9zGFDtc

No doubt about it: Kenner’s new film is mediocre Documentarian Robert Kenner, who deservedly earned an Oscar nomination and several other awards for Food Inc., his last documentary, unfortunately doesn’t retain the same level of quality in his newest film, Merchants of Doubt. The picture, inspired by a book of the same name by science […]

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Film Review: Cinderella

March 13, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=20DF6U1HcGQ

Who ordered a ‘fairy tale straight up’?  We all did. First of all, did anyone else know that the new live action version of Cinderella was directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Thor)?  The man is an acclaimed thespian and director, and no wonder the cast of the new Cinderella is so perfect, and the direction so sure-handed.  And […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts, 3/12/15-3/18/15

March 12, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCJJ5aR5vwA

Although many of our friends will be hanging out at SXSW this week, we’ve still got plenty of good times in store. Time to enjoy our deserted city and enjoy a few shows without crazy crowds.

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Film Review: CHAPPiE

March 6, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyy7y0QOK-0

I hated every character in this movie, including the stupid robot. Let’s get what’s good about this movie out of the way quickly. It won’t take long. The effects are amazing. It’s incredible to think about how far we’ve come with effects, where you can watch a robot walk, talk and fight, and never for […]

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Countdown to SXSW: The Velvet Teen

March 6, 2015
http://youtu.be/D7z261Ki6x8

Maybe it’s weird to be excited to stalk your favorite local band to Texas, but what can I say? I’m pretty weird and I have a long history of practically stalking The Velvet Teen. So what if it’s been almost 5 years since they’ve released any music? Unfortunately, that has kind of been their pattern since […]

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Countdown to SXSW: Big Data and/or Joywave

March 5, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8b4xYbEugo

Here’s a tough one. I have no idea if I’m a fan of Big Data or Joywave. Maybe I’m a fan of both. What I do know is that their single, “Dangerous,” has been on heavy rotation for me since the first time I heard it blasting out of my car’s speakers on Live 105. […]

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Countdown to SXSW: Sorting Out an Eight Band Clash

March 4, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKVImK7DFFU

Watching bands get announced for SXSW is always fun. These giant lists, featuring hundreds of bands each, get released, and if you’ve heard of a handful of them before seeing the list, you deserve a prize. So what I do is start throwing the bands that sound promising into a giant playlist, and weed these […]

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