Looking Back at the Summer of 2009

Everyone seems to be focusing on 1969 for their anniversary pieces this year. Hey, I've been guilty of it too. I get it. But you know when was a really strange time? The summer of 2009, when some crazy weird shit went down over a short period of time. Tomorrow's Rock Music Menu in The... Continue Reading →

30 Years Ago: Sylvester Stallone’s 80s Slump Continues with ‘Lock Up’

The late 70s and early 80s, saw Sylvester Stallone as nearly untouchable with his roles in the Rocky and Rambo films along with some lesser known gems like F.I.S.T., Victory and Nighthawks. Then there was the disaster of Rhinestone, Over the Top tank job and under-performing Rambo III. The actor's decline would continue through the... Continue Reading →

Interview: James Frontman Tim Booth

One of the better double bills of the summer so far is James and The Psychedelic Furs. For the former, I sat down with band leader Tim Booth to talk about the group's latest album, Living in Extraordinary Times, the current state of the world and how he found out Batman was a fan of... Continue Reading →

Talking ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at 40

June 15 marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division's first full-length LP, Unknown Pleasures, and today I was a guest on Indie617's Morning Glory with Michael Marotta to sit down and talk about it. The two of us discussed a variety of the record's aspects, from the iconic cover to the fresh and "futuristic" sound... Continue Reading →

‘Lords of Chaos’ Comes to Blu-ray

Earlier this year, the long-awaited film adaptation of the 1998 book Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Underground, finally landed in theaters. The title shortened, Lords of Chaos had a brief run on screens before moving to on demand, and today it comes to home video. Back in February, when it first... Continue Reading →

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