Carrying down on their path of destruction, BAPTISTS return with #BeaconOfFaith, which extends their sonic palette and is their most complete work yet. Out Friday via Southern Lord Recordings.
Fotocrime's #PrincipleOfPain is a synth-heavy #postpunk album with elements of #gothrock and #darkwave that shows a whole new side to Ryan Patterson as an artist. Out now via Auxiliary Records. #PMPick Post-Punk.com
Anchored by strong songwriting and an evolving sonic palette, Horse Feathers turn in yet another solid record with #Appreciation. Out now via Kill Rock Stars.
Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe
19. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
The Incredible Hulk sought to bulk up the series with Marvel's green heavyweight. Nothing of the sort occurred in this film.
This tale set in Apartheid South Africa aptly demonstrates the contours of political divisiveness, but unfortunately, the characters are flat.
Will gamers complete this textual quest?
Michael Mayer's take on Chekov's play is an engaging comedy of manners, but it flies by too quickly to appreciate the nuances of the writing.
INTERVIEW: Low Cut Connie's Adam Weiner talks band history and Dirty Pictures (Part 2)
Jerry Garcia's longtime keyboardist Melvin Seals and JGBthrow down a huge three-set show to honor The Warfield's 96th anniversary.
Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Our staff assembles a ranking of the story so far.
Reunited with drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier, Brad Mehldau dives back into the trio format with gusto. 'Seymour Reads the Constitution!' is out now via Nonesuch Records. #PMPick #jazz
Now that Ash are back to making albums, they made one where all the songs truly count. Out now via Infectious Music.
Black music's past is a rabbit hole more than big enough for these two vastly different excursions into its secret riches.
There are #jazz musicians and there are composers. And then there's Henry Threadgill. Fans now have 86 minutes of new music into which to dive. Out today via Pi Recordings.
Gretchen Peters's 'Dancing With the Beast' is a dark album with songs that manage, with deft use of language, to cram a whole epic into three minutes. #PMPick Out today via Proper Records.
Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino is an intriguing musical shift from Arctic Monkeyswildly popular and massively dominating AM, but rooted in their style and progressive growth as musicians and performers. #PMPick
What is it about that electrical hum and deep bass groove that evokes imagery of a dark Berlin cityscape? Whatever, Die Wilde Jagd's #UhrwaldOrange is European groove at its best. #PMPick Out now via Bureau B.
Get Out’s Sunken Place is not at a distant location -- it subsists and persists in the here and now. Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Bill Cosby should know this.
Capricorn vs. Cancer: The Story of French Singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy
INTERVIEW: Inspired as ever, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading explores the complexity of love on her 21st album #NotTooFarAway. BMG US BMG
The Sidekickshave made a wonderful #powerpop record about the good stuff in life, but they acknowledge the sour stuff as well. #HappinessHours is nostalgia with a smirk. Out Friday via Epitaph Records.
A gift for The Feelies fans, this 1987 side project from Yung Wu, #ShoreLeave, is finally available on CD. Out now via Bar None Records
Suffering the Inscrutable: The Ethics of the Face in Dreyer's 'The Passion of Joan of Arc'
Silent Film Fans The Criterion Collection
Han Solo? More like Han Zero!
Paul Schütze's 'The Sky Torn Apart' is a bold, expansive piece of isolationist environmental music.
Spacehog's Royston Langdon returns with a new guise and observations on isolation and the role of the artist with his new track "What Became of the People".
Ry Cooder's first album in six years, #TheProdigalSon, exchanges pointed political commentary for spiritual songs of comfort and consolation.
In an in-depth interview, #Americana artist Kelly Willis discusses 30 years filled with ups and downs and her decision to make a throwback record that surely will stand the test of time. Americana Music Association
"Dumb-smart stories", fake news, serial narratives, and surprise endings: an engaging conversation about cognitive bias.
Brothers Osborne's #PortSaintJoe is an album that flirts with mainstream country while hearkening a bygone musical era.
For Frank Turneron his new album #BeMoreKind, the self-evident truth is to "make racists ashamed again" and "make compassion in fashion again". #PMPick Out now via Xtra Mile Recordings/Interscope Records.
As Japanese composer Satoko Fujii's 60th year rolls along, she finds yet another way to challenge her listeners with Ninety-Nine Years.
The blasphemous, unyielding #Deadpool2 doesn't outdo its predecessor, but rather gives more of a good thing. Deadpool Movie 20th Century Fox Deadpool Movie Deadpool
The world of mortals, gods, and demigods converge on Wonder Woman and chaos ensues
Though equally explicit as the works of Robert Crumband Phoebe Gloeckner and often far more bizarre, Fiona Smyth's erotic comics are infused with delight rather than shame. Out via Koyama Press
A tribute to our friend and colleague, long-time PopMatters film writer Bill Gibron.
Historian Martin Duberman puts us to task with 'Has the Gay Movement Failed?' #LGBT
How the Jazz Ambassadors, Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong, were sent around the world in the 1950s to help win the Cold War
#PREMIERE: John Wesley Harding (Wesley Stace) puts his own stamp on the iconic George Harrison tune "Wah Wah" from 'Greatest Other Peoples' Hits' out 5/18 via Omnivore Recordings.
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