Oct 10, 2012 Live

It all comes down to otherworldly adjectives. Witchy. Ethereal. Pixie-like. Call it what you want, but if the high number of weeping, dancing, and otherwise hysterical females in attendance at Monday night’s Florence and the Machine show at The Hollywood Bowl was any indication, one thing’s for certain—frontwoman Florence Welch does have some kind of power. More

Marley

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Oct 09, 2012 DVDs Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

Bob Marley will likely always be a polarizing icon, and releasing this film theatrically on 4/20 was an odious marketing ploy that certainly didn’t mitigate that unfortunate fact. But cutting through the fatuous associations, this is a terrific documentary on the life and enduring legacy of a deeply complex and mysterious figure. More

Ultraista

Ultraísta

Temporary Residence

Oct 09, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Ultraísta could so easily have been yet another post-dubstep decent-but-disposable record. Instead the trio have managed to create something that genuinely impresses and surprises. More

ERAAS

ERAAS

Felte

Oct 09, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

From the ashes of post-rock aesthetes Apse comes ERAAS. With frontman Robert Toher and co-songwriter Austin Stawiarz remaining, the act assumes a more silvery, esoteric, and minimalist shape, as ethereal vocals recalling The Knife slither around sinewy bass groves and stray glass synth shards. More

Oct 08, 2012 Comic Books Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men Vol. 1, which comprises the first six issues of the series co-written by Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver, is just a mess. Even if the story didn’t keep flipping on a dime, rather than earning some of the twists and turns, there’s scant excitement to be had in a book where almost every super-creature is a derivation of Firestorm. More

Oct 08, 2012 Books Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

Among the first group of titles offered in Rhino’s new Single Notes series of digital-only e-books is a study of the initial and ongoing influence of Chic. More

Oct 08, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle has a new baby, but that hasn’t softened his love for dark subject matter. (“Please,” he wrote on his website in July. “May the baby grow up to spit in my face if I should pose that hard.”) Transcendental Youth, despite its frequent use of a punchy horn section, is bleak, even by Darnielle’s standards. It’s also one of the band’s best. More

Oct 05, 2012 Comic Books Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

Joe Keatinge’s reimagining of Glory, a Wonder Woman knockoff—er, analog—from the early days of Image, throws out all but the most basic facets of the character and kicks it into high gear with a high-octane sci-fi yarn. More

V/H/S

Studio: Magnet

Oct 05, 2012 Cinema Issue #42 - The Protest Issue

V/H/S, the new multi-director horror anthology of found footage from antiquated video tapes, Skype, and spy-cams, is being touted as “terrifying” in its Internet teasers. More