The Joy of Silents: Méliès, Reininger, Gance and Murnau

THE JOY OF SILENTS: MÉLIÈS, REININGER, GANCE AND MURNAU

None Silent film fans are largely an indiscriminate lot. I often hear Americans say "I love foreign movies," but of course, they never...

Mister and Curt Cataract Release Conceptual Rap Album 11 Years in the Making

MISTER AND CURT CATARACT RELEASE CONCEPTUAL RAP ALBUM 11 YEARS IN THE MAKING

After a decade-long gestation, a collaboration between Detroit rapper Mister and UK producer Curt Cataract is bearing fruit. Prefacing...

 
 
 
'I'm in Love with a Dreadlocks' Reclaims Brown Sugar As Lovers Rock Pioneers

'I'M IN LOVE WITH A DREADLOCKS' RECLAIMS BROWN SUGAR AS LOVERS ROCK PIONEERS

None "So in love, so in love, so in love, so in love," the background singers croon over a loping, sweet reggae beat. As the lead singer...

'The World Is a Narrow Bridge' Crosses the Social Media Chasm

'THE WORLD IS A NARROW BRIDGE' CROSSES THE SOCIAL MEDIA CHASM

For people of a certain political persuasion, the last few years have consisted of being overwhelmed with anger and fright yet too...

 
 
 
Short Stories: Animals

SHORT STORIES: ANIMALS

None This past year, the Fiction winner for the US National Book Award was Sigrid Nunez' s The Friend (Riverhead Books / Penguin Random...

Track By Track: Stats - 'Other People's Lives'

TRACK BY TRACK: STATS - 'OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES'

London's Stats are a new dance pop band with a funky brand of electropop that has roots in glorious technicolor '80s synthpop, '70s...

 
 
 
Mercury Rev Revive Bobby Gentry by Revisiting 'Delta Sweete'

MERCURY REV REVIVE BOBBY GENTRY BY REVISITING 'DELTA SWEETE'

I want to be clear. I have never heard the original Bobbie Gentry 1968 album The Delta Sweete. I've only heard pieces of it. Individual...

Betty Who's 'Betty' Is the Synthpop Fix You've Been Looking For

BETTY WHO'S 'BETTY' IS THE SYNTHPOP FIX YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR

Whatever shall we do with a Betty Who? Ever since the Australian dance-pop queen debuted with her too-catchy-for-this-universe single...

 
 
 
'Iron Man 3' Finds Its Hero in Crisis

'IRON MAN 3' FINDS ITS HERO IN CRISIS

None One question loomed over Iron Man 3 from its inception: Why doesn't he just call the Avengers? After all, Tony Stark/Iron Man...

Oakland Punk Trio Ötzi Toys With Superstitions Via "Charms"

OAKLAND PUNK TRIO ÖTZI TOYS WITH SUPERSTITIONS VIA "CHARMS"

None Part Time Punks Sessions by Ötzi Oakland, California's Ötzi return with the EP Part Time Punk Sessions , recorded in September...

 
 
 
On Burt Lancaster's 'The Midnight Man' and a Hard-knock Life

ON BURT LANCASTER'S 'THE MIDNIGHT MAN' AND A HARD-KNOCK LIFE

None Excavated from the Universal vaults and finally released on disc is The Midnight Man (1974), the second and last film directed...

Victor Krummenacher Salutes "The Prettiest Train"

VICTOR KRUMMENACHER SALUTES "THE PRETTIEST TRAIN"

None "The Prettiest Train" is the latest track culled from Victor Krummenacher 's Blue Pacific , which arrives March 1 on two-LP vinyl...

 
 
 
Shannon LaBrie Gets to the Heart of the Matter in "All By Myself"

SHANNON LABRIE GETS TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER IN "ALL BY MYSELF"

As a kid growing up with four siblings in Lincoln, Nebraska, singer-songwriter Shannon LaBrie never had much reason to celebrate Valentine's...

New Wave: Turning Rebellion into Money

NEW WAVE: TURNING REBELLION INTO MONEY

None " Don't Call it Punk ." - Seymour Stein, President of Sire Records, 1977. Few today would use the expression "New Wave" to describe...

 
 
 
Graphic Sex and the Graphic Form in 'The Perineum Technique'

GRAPHIC SEX AND THE GRAPHIC FORM IN 'THE PERINEUM TECHNIQUE'

None First, an anatomy lesson: the perineum is the area between the anus and the vulva or scrotum. The adjective form is "perineal",...

Hayes Carll Says 'What It Is' Is Up to You

HAYES CARLL SAYS 'WHAT IT IS' IS UP TO YOU

None The first time I saw Hayes Carll live was more than 10 years ago at a party at a BBQ joint hosted by the state of Texas. Carll...

 
 
 
Luke Sital-Singh Keeps It Together with the Steady-Driving "Lover"

LUKE SITAL-SINGH KEEPS IT TOGETHER WITH THE STEADY-DRIVING "LOVER"

None Relationships aren't always easy, as Luke Sital-Singh could attest. His latest single, "Lover", is about the ups and downs of...

Silk Road Assassins Create a Wholly Original Genre-Defying Electronic Album with 'State of Ruin'

SILK ROAD ASSASSINS CREATE A WHOLLY ORIGINAL GENRE-DEFYING ELECTRONIC ALBUM WITH 'STATE OF RUIN'

None Electronic music is all about fusing diverse and discordant elements to create something genuinely new. Genres and subgenres are...

 
 
 
Shook Twins' 'Some Good Lives' Is As Affirming As It Is Magical

SHOOK TWINS' 'SOME GOOD LIVES' IS AS AFFIRMING AS IT IS MAGICAL

None The Shook Twins' fourth full-length release, Some Good Lives , is an incisive album. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook,...

Perfect Son Blows Warmly Reflective Electronic Breezes on Debut LP 'Cast'

PERFECT SON BLOWS WARMLY REFLECTIVE ELECTRONIC BREEZES ON DEBUT LP 'CAST'

Polish singer and producer Tobiasz Biliński previously found success as morose electropop solo artist Coldair. However, the release...

 
 
 



Igor Gorbunov composer of Recording Academy GRAMMY

Igor Gorbunov is the winner of the Academy Music Award, a composer of Recording Academy GRAMMY nominated for the Artist of the Year 2019. This video was specially made for the... Read more ...

2019 Academy Gala Nominations!

2019 Academy Gala Nominations! Dear The Show Broadway Group!As the winner of the Academy Music Award, we are pleased to inform you that You have been officially nominated by... Read more ...

I As the creator of music

Dear Members: Jerry Nadler, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer: I As the creator of music, I hope the 116th Congress will continue to promote policies that modernize copyright... Read more ...

2019 NBA All-Star Game: Anthony Hamilton Delivers Smooth Rendition of the...

2019 NBA All-Star Game: Anthony Hamilton Delivers Smooth Rendition of the National Anthem

Anthony Hamilton kicked off the 2019 NBA All-Star Game with a rousing, soulful rendition of the National Anthem Sunday . The game... Read more ...

Meek Mill, J. Cole and Anthony Hamilton Perform During NBA All-Star Game: Watch

Meek Mill, J. Cole and Anthony Hamilton Perform During NBA All-Star Game: Watch

The big names in basketball bounced into North Carolina on Sunday for the 68th annual NBA All-Star game, though not all the action happened during... Read more ...

Watch Car Seat Headrest Play New Song “Can't Cool Me Down”

Watch Car Seat Headrest Play New Song “Can't Cool Me Down”

Last year, Car Seat Headrest re-recorded and released their 2011 LP and fan favorite Twin Fantasy , following the success of 2016's Teens Of Denial. And now, they seem to be... Read more ...

A Bar Fight Suddenly Turns Into an Impressive Synchronized Dance in This SNL Sk

A Bar Fight Suddenly Turns Into an Impressive Synchronized Dance in This SNL Sk

Don Cheadle has some serious moves! On the Feb. 16 episode of Saturday Night Live , the 54-year-old actor hosted the show and starred in a sketch about a bar fight that ends in... Read more ...

Stream Julia Jacklin's New Album Crushing

Stream Julia Jacklin's New Album Crushing

Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin debuted her dreamy indie-pop meets alt-country sound with 2016's Don't Let the Kids Win. She followed up with her Eastwick / Cold... Read more ...

Beyoncé's Valentine's Day Outfit Is the One I Love, the One I See, and the...

Beyoncé's Valentine's Day Outfit Is the One I Love, the One I See, and the Only One I Need

Celebrities certainly went all out with their Valentine's Day looks this year. Kendall Jenner took the plunge in a bright-red crop top , Priyanka Chopra was serenaded in a... Read more ...

NYPD Commander Investigated For Allegedly Threatening 50 Cent's Life

NYPD Commander Investigated For Allegedly Threatening 50 Cent's Life

A Brooklyn precinct commander is being investigated for allegedly telling officers to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight, the New York Police Department... Read more ...

Let's Not Just Brush Over Gary Clark Jr.'s Incredible SNL Performance...

Let's Not Just Brush Over Gary Clark Jr.'s Incredible SNL Performance, Because WOW

If you're unfamiliar with Gary Clark Jr., allow us to introduce you to the blues/rock/soul singer and musician. On Feb. 16, the 35-year-old virtuoso graced the Saturday Night... Read more ...

Watch Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Declare National Emergency in 'SNL' Cold Open

Watch Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Declare National Emergency in 'SNL' Cold Open

Aled Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live on Feb. 16 to spoof President Donald Trump's recent declaration of a national emergency over... Read more ...

BlocBoy JB Wanted For Drug And Gun Possession

BlocBoy JB Wanted For Drug And Gun Possession

Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB is wanted by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee for charges of drug possession, property theft, and gun possession. Yesterday, the SCSO... Read more ...