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Monday, May 25th, 2020  

Jess Williamson

Sorceress

Mexican Summer

May 18, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Los Angeles by way of Texas singer/songwriter Jess Williamson has put forth her most confident and captivating outing yet in SorceressMore

May 15, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Mike Hadreas—under the moniker Perfume Genius—spent the 2010s riding the line between the art pop world and the edges of the mainstream. His 2017 record, No Shape, was at the same time experimental and immediately accessible, even seeing some of Perfume Genius’ music featured in acclaimed films such as BooksmartMore

May 15, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Stephen Merritt and company couldn’t have planned this better had they known in advance that a global pandemic would sweep the world, sending everyone into social lockdown and conditioning themselves for an ever-more depressing new normal.  More

May 14, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

If there’s a more irritating genre descriptive than post-punk, I’ve yet to see it. “Deep house” (does that make the polar opposite shallow house?) may give it a run for its money. More

Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Studio: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

May 14, 2020 DVDs Web Exclusive

A significant critical and commercial flop on its release, the movie is notable for its star-studded cast and its impressive, if frequently grotesque, special effects and makeup work. More

May 13, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

If the past decade’s psych rock revolution has seen an influx of bands devoted to the blueprints forged by The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Black Angels—not to mention enabled some long overdue recognition for both of the aforementioned—it’s also introduced a wealth of other angles to this predominantly all-encompassing scene. More

May 12, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

During a time where many artists are delaying releases and tours are being involuntarily canceled or postponed, Laura Marling instead rushes forward into the breach.  More

Bamboozled

Studio: The Criterion Collection

May 12, 2020 DVDs

Lee’s formal experiments work better than some of the film’s performances. More

May 11, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Kathleen is one of Warner Records newest signees. Raised in Steamboat Springs, Colorado but now based in Los Angeles, she draws from her poetry and environmentalist background in her conscious spin on the singer/songwriter formula.  More