Category: Reviews

Beach House B-Sides and Rarities

Beach House B-Sides and Rarities

[Sub Pop] Beach House's music has always been enveloping – regardless of the despair imbued in their words, there is ...
Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

Tyler, The Creator – Flower Boy

[Columbia] Every Tyler, The Creator album is distinctively a Tyler, The Creator album. The Odd Future founder has a distinctive ...
The Beach Boys – 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow

The Beach Boys – 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow

[Capitol] A decent amount of quality music was recorded in 1967, including The Beach Boys’ albums Wild Honey and Smiley ...
Jay-Z – 4:44

Jay-Z – 4:44

[Roc Nation/UMG] This year, for the very first time, hip-hop has overtaken rock music as the biggest genre in the ...
Big Star – The Best of Big Star

Big Star – The Best of Big Star

[Concord] Big Star should have been as big as The Beatles but a lot of bad luck intervened. The outcome was ...
Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

[Sony] As far as salivating in anticipation with starry eyes and very anxious comportment goes, any new Arcade Fire release ...
GAMMA.CON @ AIS Arena, Sat–Sun August 5–6

GAMMA.CON @ AIS Arena, Sat–Sun August 5–6

I saw a Storm Trooper, Ash Ketchum, Crash Bandicoot, Heath Ledger’s The Joker, Rorschach of Watchmen, Spider-Man, an Ewok, Eleven ...
Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival @ Palace Electric, Tue Jul 18–Wed Aug 2

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival @ Palace Electric, Tue Jul 18–Wed Aug 2

As I write, the final few films of the Scandinavian Film Festival are enjoying additional screenings by popular demand. If ...
Vera Blue, Thandi Phoenix, Lakyn @ Academy, Friday July 28

Vera Blue, Thandi Phoenix, Lakyn @ Academy, Friday July 28

I’m not much for clubs, so I hadn’t stepped foot inside Academy before Friday night. “It’s nicer than I imagined ...

X, Young Docteurs, Kill Dirty Youth @ Transit Bar, Saturday July 22

Towards the end of a scorching set from hardened Australian rock ‘n’ roll band X, I momentarily stepped outside and ...