Show Review: Carpenter Brut with Vector Hold at Great American Music Hall, 3/24/2017

March 30, 2017

This is the new synth party in town — and it’s as aggressive as it is danceable An intriguing new in heavy electronic music is a genre known as “dark synthwave”, and numerous artists that fall under its umbrella have been snarling their way into existence. It brings along the sounds of retro analog synths, thundering snares, and wildly […]

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Film Review: Life

March 24, 2017
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Life shows us how a few complacent space people can endanger our entire existence When I first found out I was reviewing Life, I was super excited. I love big budget space movies! I love sci-fi! Then I remembered that I am terrified of aliens. Whoops. Soon the question became — will I actually be […]

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Film Review: Power Rangers

March 24, 2017
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Even with a few stumbles, this is an ultimately fun return of a classic franchise. Remaking a story like that of Power Rangers requires a great deal of care on two fronts. On the one hand, preserving the world, the characters, and the essential plotlines, is important in order to make the new film appeal […]

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Film Review: T2 Trainspotting

March 24, 2017
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This movie shouldn’t exist. It shouldn’t work. It’s great.   There’s a type of movie that internet film nerds refer to as a “legacyquel”. This term applies to a sequel that is released many years after the original, in which the original actors play their original roles. When this idea fails, like the recent Independence […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Monique Powell of Save Ferris

March 22, 2017

Monique Powell of Save Ferris hasn’t performed live in San Francisco since her ill-fated solo show at Bottom Of The Hill in 2003, where the upper deck caught fire, causing that show and a few more shows at the venue to cancel. Spinning Platters had a chance to talk with her about what she’s done […]

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SFFILM Festival Spotlights #2

March 22, 2017
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(Films #11-#20 of Chad’s goal of seeing 60 films to commemorate SF Film Festival’s 60th anniversary! #60for60th) Our preview coverage of the 60th SFFILM Festival continues! Be sure to get your tickets now — visit http://www.sffilm.org/festival for tickets and info. Also, be sure to check back here frequently, or follow along at our Facebook page and on Twitter (or follow film […]

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Show Review: Japandroids w/Craig Finn and the Uptown Controllers at The Fillmore, 3/15/2017

March 21, 2017

A passionate, spellbinding set at the final leg of the duo’s North American tour If you can believe it, five long years have passed since the last time that Japandroids came to San Francisco and took over The Fillmore, and it’s been far too long of a wait. Their 2012 work Celebration Rock marked a pivotal shift […]

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Festival Preview: DRILL Los Angeles

March 21, 2017

WIRE brings DRILL back to the West Coast for the first time in 4 years! When I was seventeen I went to “The Warped Tour” in San Francisco. I had never been to a festival and it was definitely a bit mind blowing. The concept of walking from stage to stage strategically placed in a […]

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SFFILM Festival Spotlights #1

March 17, 2017
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(Films #1-#10 of Chad’s goal of seeing 60 films to commemorate SF Film Festival’s 60th anniversary! #60for60th) The SF Film Festival is back and celebrating its 60th year! It’ll be taking place at venues in San Francisco and the East Bay from April 5-19. Once again, Spinning Platters is thrilled to provide you extensive coverage of the films, […]

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Film Review: Beauty and the Beast

March 17, 2017
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Still magical. Yet, there’s something there that wasn’t there before, and that something is meh. If you’ve seen the 1991 Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast as much as I have, you’re probably just as nervously excited for the live-action version as I was. The 1991 film was the first animated feature to ever be […]

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