[Dec. 3] Tuesday, Ars Nova Workshop presents a double bill of younger Norwegian jazz bands with divergent takes on the avant garde.
[Nov. 29] This was not a good year south of heaven, but Slayer steamrolls on. They'll look back to the good times with an "Old School" set on Friday.
[Grade B] After trekking to California’s wine country for Sideways and Hawaii for The Descendants, Alexander Payne returns to his home turf for his latest
[Nov. 23] James has a gift for slinky, insinuating melodies, at times lending the impression of being Prince's less lascivious kid brother.
[Nov. 22] Red Baraat is more about movement than musicianship, encouraging and sometimes forcing audiences to their feet to dance.
[Nov. 21] A stunning illustration of the Western Front, Sacco's book unfolds into a 24-foot-long panorama detailing the Battle of the Somme.
[Grade: C] Breakdown lacks the heartrending insight of Valérie Donizelli's similarly themed Declaration of War, and its stirring songs are gradually overrun by religion-versus-biology screeds.
[Nov. 17] Part of the psych-folk quartet Silver Summit, Sondra Sun-Odeon casts a gauzy, dreamlike spell on her solo debut.
[Nov. 17] The Dallas-based three-piece categorizes their music as "Mythological Occult Metal," redolent of pentagram-covered tomes read by the light of spiderwebbed candelabras.
[Grade: D] Adolf Hitler and Princess Di now have at least one thing in common: Oliver Hirschbiegel has memorialized the last days of both.
[Grade: C] Throughout the history of science fiction, time travel has altered history, destroyed worlds and saved lives. In writer-director Richard Curtis' hands, it teaches homilies about..
[Oct. 31] It’s been six years since Japanese noise-punk eccentrics Melt-Banana last released an album, but there’s no sign of rust on the perpetual motion machine that is their latest, Fetch.
[Oct. 31] In a scene dominated by Bay Area bands, New Jersey's Overkill joined Anthrax in bringing a dose of East Coast attitude to thrash.
An elder statesman of Philly jazz, Larry McKenna possesses an embracing, velvet tone that is the definition of timeless.
[Grade: A] Casting Redford in the lead (well, only) role undoubtedly gave him a boost, as the 77-year-old actor creates a character out of pure action.
[Oct. 27] One of the latest products of the fruitful Chicago/Scandinavia avant-jazz exchange program, VCDC takes its name from its instrumentation: voice, cello, drums and clarinet.
[Oct. 25] Guitar master John Scofield is one of the rare artists equally revered by both the jazz and jam camps.
[Oct. 25] Robert Wiene's silent-film masterpiece introduced the obtuse angles and deep shadows of German Expressionism into the horror lexicon.
[Oct. 25] San Fermin draws on composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone's classical chops to craft rich, achingly gorgeous pop songs.