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The Shins Live At The Crystal Ballroom

A review of The Shins' final performance of their current tour in Portland, Oregon. Read More »

Serenity Trailer Released Today

The trailer for the upcoming science fiction movie Serenity was released today on Apple's movie trailer site. It rules. Read More »

Coheed and Cambria – Live at the Starland Ballroom

A review of the excellent Coheed and Cambria concert DVD, Live at the Starland Ballroom. Read More »

Crooked Fingers – Live At Berbati’s Pan

Crooked Fingers put on an energetic and enthusiastic show, highlighting their great alt rock music in its natural setting—live. Read More »

Why Writing Is The Ultimate Art form

Writing is the greatest art form, largely because of the flexibility inherent in it due to the economics of publishing. Read More »

Using Casey Kasem To Hate America

Gatas Parlament releases a video depicting the assassination of President Bush--and hates America while Saved By The Bell plays. Read More »

The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower – Love In The Fascist Brothel – CD Review

It's punk and hardcore, screaming vocals and furious sound and it has a touch of jazz, with the saxophone. Read More »

The Blood Brothers – Crimes – CD Review

The Blood Brothers, on their latest album, Crimes, are a mess of sound and fury, macabre lyrics, screaming and throaty singing and fast, fast songs that, nevertheless, are often times not nearly as fast as on past albums. The Blood Brothers have evolved with their latest album, injecting at least a partial sense of pop into their hardcore past. It’s ... Read More »

Aqualung – Strange and Beautiful – CD Review

Strange and Beautiful, releasing on March 22, is lovely and melodic, overfilled with quiet piano work and brooding vocals, moody stories that seem perfect for a quiet and rainy day or a thoughtful night. There are songs on the album that are catchy, as well, but Aqualung never ventures into upbeat pop territory with this album. Instead, the listener is ... Read More »

The Films of Wes Anderson: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou manages to be both dry and silly at the same time. Read More »