Oct 10, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

In an interview just before the release of their official debut full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, Foxygen's lead singer Sam France said, "On our next album we're gonna completely promote it like I've gone insane or I'm in a mental institution." More

Automata

Studio: Millennium Entertainment
Directed by Gabe IbaƱez

Oct 10, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

At its best, Gabe Ibañez’s Automata is the kind of visually rich, idea-driven SF sleeper that will always find a home in our collective unconscious, holding up a mirror to the horrors nested in our march towards an increasingly contemporary future world. More

Tweedy

Sukierae

dBpm/ANTI-

Oct 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Wilco's first big splash as a band came with their sophomore release, 1996's Being There. A double album stuffed to the brim with varying styles, moods, and themes, it remains an enjoyable and eclectic listen as a tour through rock and roll and alt-country history. More

St. Vincent

Studio: The Weinstein Company
Directed by Ted Melfi

Oct 09, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

The past decade-plus has not been kind to Bill Murray characters. More

Dinosaur Feathers

Control

Ernest Jenning

Oct 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

While Brooklyn duo Dinosaur Feathers claim acts as diverse as Harry Nilsson and Drake as influences, on second album Control this supposed manifold of era-defining sounds is nowhere to be seen. Instead, the end result is something of a post-Foster the People/Phoenix pastiche of chirpy guitar pop.  More

American Horror Story: Freak Show

FX, Wednesdays 10 p.m.

Oct 08, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Jessica Lange is back leading American Horror Story, this time as Elsa Mars, the fame seeking, washed-up Vaudeville actress and ringmaster of Freak Show. Craving the stardom that eluded her as a younger performer, Elsa recruits freaks, "human oddities" that performor at least, put themselves on displayin her traveling act.  More

Oct 08, 2014 Live

Some people age well—“successful agers” as they say. After 66 years and over 18 million albums sold, a bit of wear and tear is to be expected. And a “bit” is all that Jackson Browne shows.  More

John Darnielle

Wolf in White Van

Published by Farrar, Straus And Giroux

Oct 08, 2014 Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

John Darnielle is the songwriter/guitarist/vocalist for the band The Mountain Goats. Wolf in White Van is his first novel. The book traces protagonist Sean as he copes with life after a self-inflicted "accident" has rendered him with a deformed face.  More

Moonface

City Wrecker EP

Secretly Canadian

Oct 08, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Spencer Krug's fifth recording as Moonface, the 5-song EP City Wrecker, continues along the path he walked on 2013's Julia With Blue Jeans On: it's simply Krug's voice and a piano. More