May 2013: Music & Movies

My pop culture intake for May 2013, with patent-pending two-word reviews: MUSIC David Bowie: The Next Day – welcome return The Strokes: Comedown Machine – letdown machine (London) Suede: Bloodsports – sporting attempt Chelsea Light Moving: Chelsea Light Moving – familiar territory Wire: Change Become 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 …

May Movies

My movie watching for the month of May, with patent-pending two word reviews: Transformers: Dark of the Moon – long cheesiness Middle Men – interestingly chaotic The Avengers – well assembled Fright Night (1985) – fun twists Paul – more laughs Rise of the Planet of the Apes – successful reboot Read More …

This Week In Music: 5/21-5/27

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Gang of Four: Songs of the Free – unconventional pop House of Heroes: Say No More – blistering pop Lemonheads: It’s a Shame About Ray – classic jangle-pop Radio 4: The New Song And Dance – pointless postpunk Superchunk: Here’s Read More …

This Week In Music: 5/14-5/20

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Robert Pollard: Kid Marine – consistently inconsistent Queensryche: Hear In The Now Frontier – grungy turn Drive Like Jehu: Yank Crime – raw aggression Peter Gabriel: Untitled 3 (Melt) – reduced artiness Ministry: Early Trax – synth pop Hot Hot Heat: Read More …

This Week In Music: 5/7-5/13

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Luscious Jackson: In Search of Manny – NYC grooves Luscious Jackson: Natural Ingredients – eclectic grooves Luscious Jackson: Electric Honey – polished grooves Luscious Jackson: Naked Eye single – interesting outtakes Kostars: Klassics With a K – mellower grooves Candlebox: Love Read More …