Music

Karabas Barabas Premiering New Track “50/50” in Anticipation of SEX WITH THE DEVIL (31 Days, Day 13)

It’s Friday the 13th and your friendly neighborhood Satanic rock outfit dropped 3 new tracks and opened pre-orders on their upcoming album Sex with the Devil. Their first album was mentioned on the site back in March and their new one kicks it up a notch. With Return of the Sexy Demon, they made known…

Sunday Squabble: Arrow’s Release of DONNIE DARKO is a Great Edition of a Great Film… or is It?

Friday Fights getting posted on Sundays seem to be a thing lately. Fridays get crazy, then Saturdays follow suit. In this week’s case, I had this almost set Friday night, then finished it yesterday, then my computer died. When I turned it back on, it reverted to an unedited version… so, I’m finally almost done…

Celebrate Record Store Day at Vertigo Music in West Reading, PA

“I opened in West Lawn in 1997, relocating to West Reading in 2005,” Stacey, the owner extraordinaire of the Reading area’s best place to score dope music, explains of her record store, Vertigo Music. With extended hours tomorrow for Record Store Day from 9am to 8pm, Vertigo will be carrying many of the exclusive RSD…

CFF 2017 Presents ON THE SLY: Will They Find the Family Stone?

I’ve wanted to see this documentary since I first heard about it. After well over a decade, the project is done and the finished product is playing the festival circuit… and the result is fucking fantastic. A good music documentary makes me really happy… and, as I write this, I’m really happy. Get the point?…

MACRO Value from MICROcosm

Microcosm Publishing out of Portland is a solid base of DIY spirit in the North West. For a mere sliding scale of $10-30 a month you can get books, T shirts and personal stories that will connect you to your scene and beyond. Here are just a few examples of some great reads… The Prodigal…

And the Winner is… Oscar Animated Short Films

If you participate in Oscar pools, you know what a toss-up the Short Form categories can be. They aren’t widely seen, and aren’t a part of the larger cultural discussion in the way that the other nominated films are. There isn’t really a debate over, say, the depiction of the female characters in Pear Cider…

I am a Monster, That’s What You Told Me Baby: BREAKING A MONSTER’s Look Into the Early Stages of a Young Band

I remember being a kid and pretending to be a rock and roll star. Standing on that stage, flashing mad guitar skills, bedazzled audience members screaming like I’m John Lennon. That was the dream, right? As with most people with the dream, I realized pretty quickly that my skills were not up to par and,…

SOUTHLANDER: Diary of a Mediocre Filmmaker

Watching Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician, I found myself asking the question: who is this for? For a movie that postures like a knowing in-joke, it’s really tough to identify who is supposed to be in on the joke. Struggling musicians? The hangers-on on the margins of Hollywood? Aspiring filmmakers? Director Steve Hanfts friends?…

STEAMPUNK: RETROFUTURE

When watching microbudget/no-budget films, you are forced to watching through a different lens. A larger budget documentary, for example a Michael Moore or Morgan Spurlock film, has a great deal of focus on the cinematography and overall look of the film. Much low budget cinema handles this quite differently, with use of creative camera work…