Apr 18, 2016 Books Web Exclusive

Few bands have enjoyed the level of fan devotion directed at XTC, and Complicated Game certainly speaks directly to those people. But thanks to the tone of its author, XTC founder/singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Partridge (along with Todd Bernhardt), those with even a casual interest in the band will still find themselves entertained. More

Apr 18, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Now that budgets for films that reside in John Carpenter's wheelhouse have become all but extinct, the auteur behind iconic films like Halloween and Escape from New York has taken his side hustle as a film composerand popularizer of the analog synthinto the spotlight. More

Sing Street

Studio: The Weinstein Company
Directed by John Carney

Apr 18, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

John Carney’s latest romantic dramedy set to song is a return to a contemporary model of cinematic musical that he’s making his trademark. More

Apr 18, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Ten years have passed since Sufjan Stevens released Illinois, a concept album rooted in themes surrounding the U.S. state of the same name, supposedly his second instalment in a series of such records that would explore each state. More

Apr 15, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There's a beautiful, full-circle moment that brings The Hope Six Demolition Project to a close. Forlorn horns and ghostly organs eventually give way to the sound of children playing in the background, forcing a moment or two of filterless human connection. Listener on subject. PJ Harvey has said her piece. What a visceral piece it is, too. More

Apr 15, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Bleached seemed to emerge fully formed on their excellent 2013 debut Ride Your Heart. A stunning combination of pop smarts, reverb, and some slight experimentation, it was one of that year's finest albums.  More

Wedding Doll

Studio: Outsider Pictures / Strand Releasing
Directed by Nitzan Gilady

Apr 15, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

A tragedy set in a breathtaking Israeli landscape, Wedding Doll follows a young woman with mild mental difficulties desperately searching for a man to love and, most importantly, marry. More

Deftones

Gore

Reprise

Apr 15, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Deftones have milked the tension between vocalist Chino Moreno's tendency towards poppy fey melody and guitarist Stephen Carpenter's tendency towards the heaviest metal imaginable for a long, successful career.  More

Apr 14, 2016 Books Web Exclusive

In Lost Rockers, Steven Blush, with Paul Rachman and Tony Mann, chronicles the stories of 19 musicians who never truly hit the bigtime. In each case, the artist nearly struck big, was associated with famous names, played with big stars, or performed/wrote songs that are recognizable hits for other artists.  More