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Tom Waits – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “Closing Time”

Mar 06, 2023 By Austin Saalman

Three years prior to the release of his critical and commercial breakthrough Small Change, Tom Waits signed with Asylum Records and released his boozy, nocturnal, and ultimately low-key debut Closing Time. More

Pink Floyd – Reflecting on the 50th Anniversary of “The Dark Side of the Moon”

Mar 01, 2023 By Austin Saalman

With the release of The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd’s penetrating exploration of madness and excess, the influential English rockers were catapulted from a revered psychedelic act to an international phenomenon. More

Sundance 2023: Five More Films to Check Out

Feb 06, 2023 By Kaveh Jalinous Web Exclusive

Here are some additional films worth checking out, as selected by Kaveh Jalinous, UTR’s critic who covered the festival beyond the many we’ve already profiled. More

Minutemen – Reflecting on the 40th Anniversary of “What Makes a Man Start Fires?”

Jan 31, 2023 By Mark Moody

Watt. Hurley. Boon. In some alternate version of how the world has unfolded perhaps these would be household names. More

Guiding Light: On the Neon Adolescence of Tom Verlaine

Jan 30, 2023 By Austin Saalman

The jazz-tinged art punk of Television marked a turning point in popular music, with the New York-based quartet being hailed as the new Velvet Underground in its time. More

Standing Under the Marquee Moon: Tom Verlaine’s Lifelong Musical Adventure

Jan 30, 2023 By Matthew Berlyant

On January 28, 2023, the man born as Thomas Miller in Denville, NJ (known to the world as Tom Verlaine) and raised in Wilmington, DE passed away at the age of 73 after a short illness. More

Jeff Beck: The Musician’s Musician Leaves the Stage

Jan 13, 2023 By Ian Rushbury

When Jeff Beck passed away on January 10, 2023 after contracting bacterial meningitis, he left behind an incredible legacy. More

The Mayflies USA – Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of “Summertown”

Jan 13, 2023 By Austin Saalman

North Carolinian cult power pop outfit The Mayflies USA emerged triumphantly from the rich Chapel Hill music scene to deliver three noteworthy college indie releases in the late 1990s and early 2000s. More

Election 2022: Fresh Outta Fucks in the Lame Duck

Jan 05, 2023 By Steve King

Well, well, well… I feel like Mr. Bemis in The Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last” when he crawls out from the bunker and into the bombed out city, except everything is still here and not as bad as we thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong: Things are still very bad, and trending worse, but at least the Republicans didn’t win the Senate. In politics, there are two kinds of relief: winning, and then not losing as badly as you expected. More