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Friday, June 5th, 2020  

Album Reviews

All Things Being Equal

Sonic Boom
All Things Being Equal

Jun 05, 2020 Web Exclusive

Pete Kember has held legendary status in independent music circles since Spacemen 3’s heyday in the sun over three decades ago. Enigmatic, yet, consistent in his output, he’s also become one of the most sought-after producers in recent years, having worked with the likes of MGMT, Beach House, and Moon Duo among a host of others. 

Resonate

Lettuce
Resonate

Jun 05, 2020 Web Exclusive

Lettuce make music that will put a smile on our face and get your hips moving (or at least as much as your hips will move, mine don’t do much these days). Their music takes us to a place where all that matters, for a few short minutes at least, is the power and beauty of funk to remind us that there is still good, joy, and hope in the world, despite these dark times. 

Muzz

Muzz
Muzz

Jun 04, 2020 Web Exclusive

In order to appreciate Muzz, you must first banish all expectations about this so-called super-group.

Classic Interviews

The Horrors on “V”

The Horrors on “V”
Tear It Down and Build Anew

Dec 20, 2017 Issue #62 - Julien Baker

"With this record we realized thatindividually, in some ways more than collectivelywe had to come away from it feeling like we were able to express ourselves creatively within The Horrors," says Faris Badwan. 

Comic Book Reviews

Bad Gateway
Fantagraphics

Jan 17, 2020 Web Exclusive

The latest in the rather depressing misadventures of Megg and Mogg, who at least outwardly present as a witch and cat, respectively, sees the protagonists' lives continue to flush down the toilet. 

Interviews

Haley Fohr of Jackie Lynn and Circuit des Yeux — COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

Haley Fohr of Jackie Lynn and Circuit des Yeux — COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

Jun 05, 2020 Web Exclusive

We are checking in with musicians during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to see how they are dealing with everything. What has their home quarantine experience been like so far and how is the crisis impacting both their career and art? Here we check in with Jackie Lynn (aka Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux).

Thomas Walmsley of Temples – COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

Thomas Walmsley of Temples – COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

Jun 04, 2020 Web Exclusive

We are checking in with musicians during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to see how they are dealing with everything. What has their home quarantine experience been like so far and how is the crisis impacting both their career and art? Here we check in with Thomas Walmsley of Temples.

Pleased to meet you

Pottery Share New Song “Hot Heater”

May 13, 2020

Pottery have shared a new song, “Hot Heater.” It is the fourth single from the Montreal band’s upcoming debut album, Welcome to Bobby’s Motel, which is due out June 26 via Partisan.

Lists

Top 50 TV Shows of 2019 to Stream Now During the Quarantine

May 20, 2020

We’re all stuck inside during the quarantine. It could last for a few more weeks, but more likely for months—whatever it takes to make sure that those most at risk in our society aren’t exposed to COVID-19. So we’re on our couch, perhaps still in our PJs, pretending to be productive. But with the weight of all that’s going on, perhaps we just want to grab the remote. But what to watch? These days we’re spoilt for choice, depending on which TV services you partake in. Some have cable plus streaming services, others are cord cutters and rely on only on Netflix and their ilk. But then there’s Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Go (and soon HBO Plus), Disney Plus, DC Universe, BritBox, CBS All Access, and others we’re no doubt forgetting. Sure, we’ve all been told to watch Tiger King, but what else?

We decided to dust off an abandoned project to help give some suggestions of recent shows to check out while you’re confined to home. Last December we had started a list of the Best TV Shows of 2019, conducting a vote with all our writers, but never finished it. Better late than never we say. So our writers finished up their blurbs on the Top 10 and we belatedly present to you a list of last year’s best shows to help you decide on what to watch until we’re allowed outside again.

Blog

A Touch of Magic

A Touch of Magic

May 25, 2020 By Zach Hollwedel

New Orleans graffiti artists Josh Wingerter raised nearly $50,000 for charity through pop-up art sales. 




Cinema Reviews

Shirley

Jun 01, 2020 Web Exclusive

Elisabeth Moss makes for uncomfortable company in Josephine Decker’s fiery portrayal of writer Shirely Jackson.

Television Reviews

Betty
HBO, Fridays at 11 p.m.

May 01, 2020 Web Exclusive

The rumble of skateboard wheels on concrete is one of the most soothing sounds in the world. This is the both the underscore and overlay for HBO’s six-part series, Betty