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October 2010

Event Reviews

Beats Antique

Beats Antique brought a little bit of mystical gypsy jazz fusion to Chicago. Chris Catania found himself lost in the glorious world of belly dancing and twirling bodies.

Electric Six

Electric Six set the crowd on fire at Orlando's best small club. Carl F Gauze was close enough to get singed.

Jamie Lidell

Singer/Producer Jamie Lidell plays at the EARL in Atlanta along with Twin Shadow.

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem and Sleigh Bells turned Orlando's Hard Rock Live into the hottest dance club in Central Florida -- and did it all before 11pm on a school night! Jen Cray immersed herself in the party.

Phantogram

Phantogram transports an Orlando audience, including Jen Cray, into another dimension with the help of some tribal trance music, a slide show, and a whole lot of strobe lights.

Slayer

Three of thrash metal's infamous Big Four recently teamed up and proved to be the mightiest force to hit South Florida since Hurricane Andrew. Chris Long was on hand for the American Carnage Tour with Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

Ted Leo

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists wet an Orlando stage with the sweat of their high energy performance, but opening band Screaming Females were just as impressive for Jen Cray.

The Flaming Lips

A three-ring psychedelic circus took place at the House of Blues, with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips as the ringmaster. Jeff Schweers watched it all from the rafters.

The Gaslight Anthem

With the metamorphosis of Brian Fallon from shy guy to confident frontman, The Gaslight Anthem are poised to follow in their hero's footsteps. Jen Cray observed the band's ascent at a recent Orlando show.

The National

The National delivers an amazing, soulful, and rocking show at the House of Blues in Orlando that Jeff Schweers equates to a near religious experience.

Yeasayer

Yeasayer ambles between the tribal, worldbeat vibes of their debut album and the '80s-influenced synth sounds of their latest to a packed house at Firestone Live, Jeff Schweers among them.

Music Reviews

Alfred John

Memories of an Echo. Review by Robert Sutton.

All Smiles

Oh for the Getting and not Letting Go. Review by Jeff Schweers.

ARE Weapons

Darker Blue (Defend Music). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Don Gallardo

Sweetheart Radio Revolution, Etc.. Review by Robert Sutton.

Elaine LaChica

I Think I Can See the Ocean (Stunning Models On Display). Review by Jeff Schweers.

Electric Six

Zodiac (Metropolis Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Film School

Fission (hi-speedsoul). Review by jeff schweers.

Infectious Grooves / Cyco Miko

Funk It Up & Punk It Up: Live In France '95 (Suicidal Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Interpol

Interpol (Matador). Review by jeff schweers.

Brad Laner

Natural Selections (Hometapes). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Lou Barlow and the Missingmen

= Sentridoh III (Merge). Review by jeff schweers.

Procedure Club

Doomed Forever (Slumberland Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.

Sarah Wilson

Trapeze Project (Brass Tonic Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Shit Robot

From the Cradle to the Rave (DFA Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Let It Sway (Polyvinyl Record Co.). Review by Jeff Schweers.

Sonny & The Sunsets

Tomorrow Is Alright (Fat Possum). Review by Jen Cray.

Southern Culture On The Skids

The Kudzu Ranch. Review by Carl F Gauze.

Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere

Midnight Flyer (Stax Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Swans

My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God Records). Review by Laura Pontillo.

The Body

All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (At A Loss Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.

The Dream Syndicate

Medicine Show (Water ). Review by James Mann.

The Morlocks

The Morlocks Play Chess (Popantipop). Review by Sean Slone.

The Mynabirds

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (Saddle Creek). Review by Jeff Schweers.

The Silver Seas

Chateau Revenge! (Cheap Lullaby). Review by jeff schweers.

The Sword

Warp Riders (Kemado Records). Review by Scott Adams.

Walking Sleep

Measures. Review by Jeff Schweers.

Wild Mocassins

Skin Collision Past. Review by Jeff Schweers.

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Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

Two-Way Family Favourites (Southern Domestic Recordings). Review by Sean Slone.

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Senryu

Inklings (El deth). Review by Jeff Schweers.

Print Reviews

Forever Changes: Arthur Lee and the Book of Love

Carl F Gauze reviews this extremely thorough biography of an obscure but groundbreaking musician from the glory days of Sunset Strip.

The Fallen: Life In and Out of Britain's Most Insane Group

The Fallen resembles Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, trying to get at the story of The Fall by letting everyone tell their conflicting versions of the band's true story. And by everyone, Matthew Moyer means EVERYONE.

Screen Reviews

All I Ever Wanted: Live from The Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Airborne Toxic Event takes over LA's Walt Disney Hall for a one night stand complete with mariachi and a high school marching band.

Classic Albums: Damn the Torpedoes

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's landmark 1979 smash record.

Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated

Scott Adams finds George Romero's mixed-media love letter to the groundbreaking horror film, Night of the Living Dead to be worth a look.

Lights, Camera, Dead

Obsessive indie film makers will stop at nothing to complete a low budget horror film before their cast quits or dies.

The Rolling Stones 1969 - 1974: The Mick Taylor Years

Scott Adams thinks Mick Taylor gets the shaft in this overview of The Rolling Stones' career from 1969 to 1974.

Truth or Dare: A Critical Madness

This 1986 low-budget slasher is regarded as a cult classic. We all know what THAT means.

U2: Let Them Be

A two-DVD set featuring two documentaries about U2, one focusing on an analysis of the album Achtung Baby and the other on the band's first two albums of the 2000s.