A Camp

Covers EP

Nettwerk

Jul 08, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Fresh off the spring release of its U.S. debut, Colonia, A CampNina Persson (The Cardigans), Nathan Larson (Shudder to Think) and Niclas Frisk (Atomic Swing)have released a three-song digitally-released EP of covers that provides welcome complement to the band's other recorded work. More

Circus Devils

Gringo

Happy Jack

Jul 07, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Gringo is the seventh—count 'em, seventh—album by Robert Pollard and longtime collaborators Tim and Todd Tobias. Previous Circus Devils albums were crazy, psychedelic, noisy, and, well strange, but Gringo is billed by the band's website as, "Circus Devils goes acoustic!" More

Far Arden

Top Shelf

Written and drawn by Kevin Cannon

Jul 07, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Kevin Cannon's Far Arden is an unassuming series of masterstrokesan adventurous yarn that came into fruition from a bet between friends. Steven Stwalley, founder of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy and fellow local cartoonist, challenged Cannon to create one 24-hour comic every month for an entire year. You heard right. That's a 24-page comic, created during the span of 24 hours.

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Jul 07, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Detroit musician Josh Epstein is no stranger to explosive melodies. After all, his main creative outlet, The Silent Years, released an indie-pop gem only last year. As with most craftsman-like albums, The Globe's jovial ethos was contagious but largely flitted under the noses of the rock intelligentsia. In turn, Let Go reads like a classic stopgap EP but actually is a full-fledged bound in aesthetics. More

Jul 04, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Since his heyday in the early '90s, Evan Dando and his Lemonheads have had somewhat of a rocky time. Reports of drug use and the collapse of the band in 1997 preceded an extended hiatus from music that threatened to end Dando's career. He came back, seemingly out of nowhere, in 2003 for the understated solo album, Baby I'm Bored, and then returned under the Lemonheads name in 2006, albeit with a completely retooled lineup. In June, The Lemonheads released Varshons, an album of cover songs recorded with yet another group of players, but still under the Lemonheads name. More

Jul 03, 2009 Music

The legions exposed to a glimpse of The Vaselines via Nirvana’s ragged crunch pop takes on “Son of a Gun” and “Molly’s Lips” from Incesticide were given a panoramic view when Sub Pop reissued the act’s entire discography with 1992’s The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History.  The collection, which included their sole LP Dum-Dum, along with the Son of a Gun and Dying for It EPs, evinced an unlikely yet brilliant meeting of C86 effeteness with the roughshod, reckless strains of The Velvet Underground circa White Light/White Heat. More

Jul 03, 2009 Music

Peggy Sue have terrible timing. For this trio of twentysomething musicians based out of Brighton England, their third EP Lover Gone will likely be compared to the work of another British upstart poised to make a stateside splash, Florence and the Machine. Peggy Sue simply don’t possess Florence’s chutzpah—still, they are not without undeniable charm. More

Jul 02, 2009 Music

On its sophomore album, this Swedish six-piece demonstrates its knack for presenting pessimistic sentiment in optimistic musical wrapping. Much of the subject matter revolves around love, its loss, and the little details of being in a relationship. More

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

PS3/Xbox 360/Wii

Jul 02, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

If you grew up in the ’80s, then Ghostbusters: The Video Game is up there on the anticipation scale with James Cameron’s Avatar, any upcoming Pixar project that doesn’t have the word Cars in it, or the Arrested Development movie. The game’s finally here, and it’s mostly solid, but doesn’t quite live up to the Ghostbusters III experience that many of us have been waiting for. More