Jan 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

When the sound of Motown and Stax had a second coming in the early 2000s, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were at the forefront of the rumpshaking resurgence. Their recreation of all things vintage being crafted with such acuity and authenticity, it almost demanded elevation to the status of "instant classic." More

Warpaint

Warpaint

Rough Trade

Jan 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Listening to Warpaint, it's easy to see how they were a good fit as openers for The xx in 2010. The Los Angeles quartet share a likeminded feel for nuance and the use of space, as evidenced by their debut album from that year, The Fool. For their follow-up, building from that sound without walling in or muffling their distinctive elements and subtleties could have been an understandable challenge. More

Jan 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Released with nary a marketing campaign, Beyoncé's self-titled new album exploded on the scene two weeks before Christmas, debuting on iTunes and immediately selling over 600,000 copies in its first weekno small feat in 2013. More

Big Bad Wolves

Studio: Magnet
Directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado

Jan 16, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Rogue cop Miki teams up with grieving father Gidi to interrogate Dror, whom they believe raped and murdered Gidi’s young daughter.  More

Jan 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

As a live performer, Bruce Springsteen has been burning down the road for the last 40 years, and judging by the fact that he played the longest show of his career in 2012, it appears that he still has a lot of gas left in the tank. As a songwriter and recording artist, however, he's running on reserves. Springsteen's latest studio album, High Hopes, being promoted as his 18th officially, is a mixed bag of covers, re-workings of songs that have appeared elsewhere, and previously unreleased material written for other projects.   More

Jan 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Musicians hate categorization. Remember all those groups who made a name for themselves off the back of the "grunge" label, only later insisting that they preferred to think of themselves as "post-New Wave heavy basement-core" (or whatever)? More

Jan 13, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Somewhere along the line, Sufjan Stevens decided to give up his banjo and embrace the keyboard, Devendra Banhart got weirder than his sweet spot of "good weird," and Bonnie "Prince" Billy started appearing in rap videos. More

Cold Comes The Night

Studio: Stage 6 Films / Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directed by Tze Chun

Jan 10, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

A single mother (Alice Eve) becomes entangled in a dangerous plot when she and her daughter are kidnapped by a murderous criminal (Bryan Cranston.) More

The Truth About Emanuel

Studio: Tribeca Film
Directed by Francesca Gregorini

Jan 09, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

It’s necessary that none of filmmaker Francesca Gregorini’s strange, creepy The Truth About Emanuel be spoiled for the viewer. More