The Piano Man returned to Philly for the third of five sold-out shows. Brittany Sturges explains why the man still fills the place.
Everything is alright when Motion City Soundtrack takes the stage. Except Brittany Sturges can't get that tune out of her head.
Chicago foursome OK GO use their charm, and their smooth dance moves, to win the hearts of Jen Cray and Orlando. But not the Orlando police.
Rob Zombie brings his skulls, clown heads, and robots to Orlando for a sold-out spectacle for the lucky 2,000 who were able to get tickets. And Jen Cray was one of two people who got to take photographs.
If the Motion Picture Academy has learned one thing this year, it's that independent and low-budget films are generally better than the crap that Hollywood is now pumping out. So what can the Grammys learn from this? Tim Wardyn goes over the lesson plan.
David Lee Beowulf discusses the meaning of true Punk Rock, litigation and defamation, and many anticipated projects with Bobby Steele, Undead frontman and Misfits' guitarist circa 1978-1980.
Do What You Wanna Do EP (Twentyseven ). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Remmings (Important). Review by Aaron Shaul.
More Than This (Foreverything Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Autumn Days (Cheap Lullaby). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Foiled (Universal/Brando). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Children's Music for Adults Volume 1 (Daft Alliance). Review by Tim Wardyn.
A Perfect Day for a Funeral (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
The Bastress (Tellous). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Feu Therese (Constellation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Little Star (Daemon Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Revolution (Self-released). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Introducing... Hello Saferide/Long Lost Penpal EP (Razzia). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Story So Far (What Have You/Trauma Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
The Hubbard Concept (). Review by Kyrby Raine.
A New and Greater Tokyo (Tiny Beat Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Lost In America (Vanguard Records). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Mezzrow (Self Released). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Drama (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Out of Breach (Output). Review by Aaron Shaul.
The Moribund People (The End Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Milk (Exotic Recordings). Review by Andrew Ellis.
We Make Noise (self-released). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Louder Now (Warner Brothers Records). Review by Brittany Sturges.
The Prophet Curse (). Review by Kyrby Raine.
The Leon Triplett Project (Triplett Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Looking for a light read that you'll forget the moment you finish? Then don't read Becoming Abigail. Chris Abani's poetic prose, subtle sequences, and graphic detail make Tim Wardyn quite thankful that he's not Abigail's cousin, Peter.
Tom Schulte opened up this book expecting a straightforward telling of American-turned-Soviet rockstar Dean Reed's life. What he ended up with was a crazy musical kaleidoscope of red, white, and blue... and more red.
PBS contributors assemble eyewitness accounts and flash photography to give an overlooked West Coast jazz scene its day in the sun, and their Harlem of the West makes Matthew Moyer a happy kid indeed in the eye candy store.
The only thing that can stop Carl F. Gauze from reading Wayne Koestenbaum's enjoyable new volume of poetry is ... Hold on a sec. Who's there? Pizza? I didn't order a pizza....
With the newest installment of the Noir anthology series, John Hood takes a few bloody bites out of the Big Bad Apple and savors the poisonous taste.
I know you don't smoke weed; but it's Friday and you're going to read about getting high today. Mary Petralia passes us The Cannabis Companion, a glossy guide that elevates the illicit leaf to the status of wine and fancy chocolates. So clear off that green stuff, make room on the coffee table, and puff puff, give.
Old people finding romance and adventure in the seedy side of Florida? No, it's not life on the mean streets of Bradenton, it's Joe Ashby Porter's new novel. Carl F. Gauze gives it a close read.
Brittany Sturges offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Hawthorne Heights, as they prepare to release their next album.
From the bloody streets of Johannesburg comes this uplifiting tale of life after crime in the ghetto. Rob Levy explains why this film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.