June 2013: Movies & Music

My pop culture intake for June 2013, with patent-pending two-word reviews: MUSIC Black Sabbath: 13 – classic updated Primal Scream: More Light – more goodness The National: Trouble Will Find Me – continued refinement Tricky: False Idols/Matter of Time EP – slow jamz Trooper: Trooper Read More …

June 2012 Movies

My moving watching for the month of June, with patent-pending two-word reviews. The Hangover Part II – underwhelming retread Larry Crowne – trite characterizations The Conspirator – thought provoking Somewhere – interminable bore The Magnificent Seven – undeniable classic The Descendants – emotional depth Attack the Block – Carpenter-esque fun Prometheus – effective Read More …

This Week In Music: 6/25-7/1

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Butch Walker: Rise & Fall of Butch Walker & The Let’s-Go-Out-Tonites – seventies-ish pop Van Duren: Idiot Optimism – seventies-ish singer/songwriterism Pete Townshend: The Iron Man: A Musical – huge mistake Robert Pollard: Lord of the Birdcage – poetic interpretations Read More …

This Week In Music: 6/18-6/24

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Monster Magnet: Mastermind – robust stoner Silkworm: Italian Platinum – bombastic indie Pretty Boy Floyd: Size Really Does Matter – garage glam Mike & The Mechanics: Beggar On A Beach Of Gold – forgettably dull Juliana Hatfield: God’s Foot – Read More …

This Week In Music: 6/11-6/17

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Fountains of Wayne: Utopia Parkway – harmonious pop The Jeff Healey Band: Get Me Some – soulful blues Grandaddy: Signal to Snow Ratio – fried melodies Jim Carroll: Pools of Mercury – moody weirdness Ministry: Filth Pig – metallic riffage Mercury Rev: Read More …

This Week In Music: 6/4-6/10

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Gaza Strippers: From the Desk of Dr. Freepill – full throttle Samiam: Whatever’s Got You Down – middle road Matthew Sweet: Sunshine Lies – classic Sweet Sleater Kinney: One Beat – strong chorus’ Redd Kross: Show World – lost treasure Tindersticks: Read More …

This Week In Music: 5/28-6/3

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: The Get Up Kids: Guilt Show – expanded emo James Iha: Let It Come Down – modern Manilow Pete Townshend: Empty Glass – solo best Steelheart: Steelheart – amazing pipes Rocket from the Crypt: Hot Charity – jagged garage Quasi: Sword Read More …