Buzzy pop-rock group The Acesmake their San Francisco debut on one of its most coveted stages while down the road, indie folk mavens Darlingsidego back to the venue that informed their latest LP.
Titus Andronicus 's #AProductiveCough is remarkably authentic and engrossing, and there's no questioning the level of dedication and skill behind its many bursts of dense boisterousness. Out today via Merge Records .
The career retrospective of the veritable Pat Fish, aka the Jazz Butcher , continues with four (more) albums of crazy/beautiful #indiepop. Not your typical Creation Records fare. Out today via @fire record
REVIEW of Tomb Raider : Roar Uthaug's insistence upon combining faux gravitas with action results in countless scenes of unintentional hilarity.
NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS reminds us why teenagers and paranormal monsters are a potent combination.
Lois Weber 's legacy rises in these troubled times, as it should. Milestone Films releases restored The Dumb Girl of Portici and Shoes.
Haley Heynderickx has a wonderful singing voice. Even so, the most powerful moment on Heynderickx' debut record is where she breaks it.
King Witch arrive at something like genuine progressive doom metal - atmospheric, heaving, dynamic doom riffs powered by strikingly sonorous vocals. Out Friday via Listenable records
Mount Eerie follows the remarkable A Crow Looked at Me with a similarly styled album that will be of interest to Mount Eerie devotees but feels more downbeat and less necessary than its predecessor.
VISIONARY WOMEN, a biography of Rachel Carson , Jane Jacobs , Dr. Jane Goodall , and Alice Waters , demonstrates the fluidity between private and public spaces and how they were able to traverse that line. Out now via Ecco Books
20 Questions with Alice Ivy: Ivy cites the Avalanches as an influence but carves out a sample-based beatscape all her own, making for a compelling listen from one of the year's breakout stars.
What are Edgar Allan Poe's 10 best stories?
Electropop artist SOHN shares two new stunning songs ahead of his upcoming European tour
If you conjure up an image of your ideal-looking spy, few of the traits are likely to fit the man you meet in Blaine Harden 's intriguing and carefully researched book, #KingOfSpies. Out now via Viking Books .
The Decemberists ' #IllBeYourGirl would stand as a fine but forgettable work on its own, yet when compared to the pedigree of its predecessors, it's quite disappointing.
What makes Michel Piccoli's characters so timelessly compelling?
20 Essential Nona hendryx Performances. PopMatters celebrates Joe's Pub at The Public's very first Vanguard Resident with 20 of her most unforgettable performances.
The female positive stories in THE HUNTER MAIDEN demonstrate a sweeping range of complex characters whose dynamic standpoints spark the imaginations of any reader.
Hamell On Trial draws upon the musical power of Ella Fitzgerald and the sexual prowess of Frank Sinatra to become one of the finest musical interpreters of America itself.
When the lights go down at the Fox Theater - Oakland , a charge of electricity surges through the air from the collective excitement that comes with witnessing a genuine living legend like Robert Plant
deliver music that truly transcends time and space.
95 and 6 to Go , a documentary about a Japanese Immigrant in America during and after WWII dances with history, memory, and friendship.
The Fratellis ' new album is light, fun, and fast, incorporating new styles and musical cues that share revelry and spontaneity regardless of the scenario or feeling. Out Friday.
When we objectify Agnès Varda Officiel as a "harmless granny" in pop culture, we lose perspective of her important work. Rachel D. DeRoo's book works toward rectifying this.
INTERVIEW: Azeem returns to his roots of poetry to deliver #VisionTeller, a collection of spoken word pieces that hum with the silk-spun lyricism of a speakeasy street poet. Interview
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Renata Zeiguer 's debut album displays an honesty and attention to detail that suggests a wisdom beyond her years. Out now via Northern Spy .
To get people to care about the planet they must feel a connection to it. In this, the BBC Blue Planet series succeeds.
13 Greatest Horror Directors of All Time. Who would you add to the list?
How do we treat female mental illness in literature? Mira T. Lee 's debut novel EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL grapples with this and other challenging topics.
More than most any other Yo La Tengo album, There's a Riot Going On has a palpable atmosphere and unflappable mood all of its own. Out Friday via Matador Records.
LANDFALL is an album heavy with gloom and grief, as go these times. But it's beautiful and a superb first collaboration between Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet. #PMPick Out now on Nonesuch Records.
A classic Parliament track inspires a new look at how black Americans moved, made connections, and created a nation-within-a-nation.
#PREMIERE: Elk City returns with a new collection of imaginative, emotional songs titled #EverybodysInsecure on 16 March. Elk City takes us through the record in this exclusive interview and album premiere.
What happened to women in the silent film industries?
Belgian artist Olivier Schrauwen is a playful master of the #comics form, in which image and story world are inventively imperfect mirrors.
Why Arthur Miller and Saul Bellow 's Doomed American Heroes Are Timeless
#PREMIERE: The Turbans ' new single "Riders" is a breathtaking slice of the band's kaleidoscopic repertoire, layering global sounds over colorful street shots of Goa, India. Debut album coming 6 April via Six Degrees Records . #worldmusic
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have taken their authentic late '60s soul aesthetic and refined it with tight songwriting and instrumental performances on #TearingAtTheSeams. Out today on Stax Records . #PMPick
INTERVIEW: Paul Draper discusses a variety of topics from his early years in Liverpool to the acrimonious split of Mansun Official to his visit to the unofficial capital of all things extraterrestrial. #Britpop
Eventide is a compelling psychological portrait of a successful academic woman starting her personal life anew in her 40s.
From Lois Weber to Louise Brooks: Eight Silent Film Sensations. What are your favorite silent films?
A sane Joker's deconstruction of #Batman enters uncharted territory in DC Comics 's Batman: White Knight #6, but the endgame still has plenty to prove.
#PREMIERE: Music Action Collective's "Overlooked" highlights women's voices against harassment, misrepresentation, and gender-based violence. Released today in celebration of #InternationalWomensDay.
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