SFIFF59 Spotlights #5: Indignation / Mr. Gaga / The Summer of Frozen Fountains / Radio Dreams

May 2, 2016

Spinning Platters continues its coverage of the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival, which continues through this Thursday, May 5th. You still have plenty of time to get in a few screenings! More information and tickets are available here. Here we spotlight three more Fest feature films, and one documentary. Indignation (USA, 2015, 110 min, Centerpiece […]

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Film Review: Keanu

April 29, 2016
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Key & Peele deliver a solid R-rated comedy for cat lovers. The dynamic comedy duo of Key & Peele make their feature film debut with Keanu, an R-rated comedy about two homely guys masquerading into the criminal world in search of their kidnapped kitten. If you’re familiar with the Key & Peele comedic style, you’re […]

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Film Review: Ratchet and Clank

April 29, 2016
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Like a bunch of cut scenes without any of that fun video game stuff The Ratchet and Clank series of video games have long contained the best cut scenes and voice acting of any games of their type. From the very first game on the PS2, the strong characterizations and fun action have made for consistently entertaining […]

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Show Review: Storm Large at Feinstein’s At The Nikko, 4/15/2016

April 28, 2016

Storm Large became famous on the Internet in 2009 with her song called “(My Vagina Is) 8 Miles Wide.” Any song about the joy of sluttiness and empowering embodiment will instantly hook into my feminist sensibilities, but what makes this song even more awesome is the power of Storm Large as a vocalist and performer. […]

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SFIFF59 Spotlights #4: Assassination Classroom / Thirst / The Demons

April 26, 2016

Spinning Platters continues its coverage of the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival, which is happening NOW through May 5th. Information and tickets are available here. Here’s a look at three more feature titles… Assassination Classroom (Japan, 2015, 110 min, Dark Wave) This is a bizarre one, ladies and gentlemen! Assassination Classroom is a new Japanese scifi-comedy-drama inspired […]

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Spinning Platters Weekly Guide to Bay Area Concerts: 2016-04-23 – 2016-04-27

April 23, 2016

We’re in the final weekend of Coachella 2016, and the consequent Fauxchella 2016 shows are coming our way. What’s Fauxchella? It’s when you can see a band that’s also scheduled at Coachella but without actually having to go to Coachella. This week in The Bay Area we have old stars, old studio guys, old smoky […]

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RIP Prince: His Importance To My Life

April 22, 2016

I woke up in utter disbelief this morning. We’ve had a lot of music legends pass away in the last year, but nothing prepared me for the passing of Prince. The man was simply eternally youthful and filled with boundless energy. Less than six months ago, Prince played a 38-song set at Oracle Arena that got […]

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Spinning Platters Interview: Charlotte Cooper of The Subways

April 22, 2016

“I think people still are crazy. I think definitely older. I’d say we’ve kept fans from the first record and they’ve grown up with us.” Over a decade ago, British garage-rockers The Subways burst onto the US music scene with their 2005 hit “Rock & Roll Queen”, and followed it with a set of tours across […]

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Fauxchella Review: Savages at the Fillmore, 4/19/2016

April 22, 2016

A thunderstruck, brilliant display of chaotic camaraderie, with a stunning surprise for the end of the performance Every year during Fauxchella, there is always The One Show To Rule Them All. Often times, it’s a wildly infamous, recently-reformed act playing a tiny venue; other times, it’s a great swath of bands all playing one massive […]

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Album Review: Briana Marela, All Around Us

April 21, 2016

A world of lush, ethereal soundscapes, reminding us that it’s still possible to explore new worlds in the modern age of music In 2015, Briana Marela took off for Iceland to record her third album All Around Us. While the inspiration of Reykjavik and the music of Bjork are evident, the album is a beautiful […]

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