May 09, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

If Mikal Cronin had a lot going on in his life (exiting college, a relationship, and life in L.A.) around the release of his 2011 debut album, MCII is the sound of someone who moved on and found solid ground. More

May 08, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Volume 3 marks yet another nostalgic pop installment from indie magnates M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel. More

May 07, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Concept albums, by and large, have a bad reputation: self-indulgent, bloated, and lost in their own sense of importance. Pink Floyd, for example, had a penchant for them and with it earned, fairly or otherwise, the contempt of the 1970s hipster crowd. The tag of onanistic prog rockers has remained with them through to this day; therefore it must be seen as something of a risk for any contemporary outfit to tread a similar path. More

Kinski

Cosy Moments

Kill Rock Stars

May 07, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

In the 1960s, '70s, and '80s the German actor Klaus Kinski earned a reputation as the wild child of European cinema. More

May 06, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

If there were any justice in the world, Charles Bradley would have been a star years ago. Thankfully, his sophomore release Victim of Love goes a long way toward making up for lost time.  More

Maron

(IFC, Fridays 10/9 Central)

May 03, 2013 TV Web Exclusive

Marc Maron's extraordinarily successful podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, mostly works because of the fascinating guests he invites and Maron's uncanny knack to get these guests to open up to him.  More

Post Tenebras Lux

Studio: Strand Releasing
Directed by Carlos Reygadas

May 03, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

Rare is the film that strives for rhapsodic innovation and achieves it without fail, but Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas strives for such singularity, and mostly achieves it, in his newest effort Post Tenebras Lux (After Darkness, Light). More

May 03, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

They may be the latest British buzz band, but Savages sure don't sound like one. Rather than mining their home country's rich rock heritage, the current darlings of the U.K.'s indie press pull their energy from the seething, sex-charged sonics of acts like The Birthday Party and Suicide.  More

Big Black Delta

Big Black Delta

(Masters of Bates)

May 02, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Los Angeles-based master of synth, Jonathan Bates, has spent the past decade basically perfecting experimental pop with his band Mellowdrone. Taking a step away from the group, Bates has set out on his own as Big Black Delta, and his debut long play is a formidable collection of fresh material and works previously released only in limited editions. More