7 Seconds formed in Reno, Nevada in 1980, and they’ve been together ever since, switching up lineups but never doing the breakup/reunion thing. The band’s early records were enormously important to the development of melodic hardcore and straight edge, with the band howling grand and life-affirming and unpretentious hooks without compromising their speed or ferocity. More »
Marilyn Manson has teased a new video starring Courtney Love. The short snippet Manson tweeted out shows Love pushing him in a wheelchair, and the accompanying text says: “Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse? Oh shit…I did. TATTOOED IN REVERSE.” … More »
Last year, the Los Angeles-based singer Amber Mark became an Artist To Watch on the strength of her 3.33am EP. Earlier this month, she followed that up with “Love Me Right,” a new single that recalls the delicately house-infused R&B of the late ’80s. (This is a compliment; more things should evoke memories … More »
She still has plans to play Boston, Long Island, and Toronto Jazz Fest.
Someday in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be sitting in the dark of a multiplex as a trailer plays for the first big-budget movie rendering of the Donald Trump administration. No doubt there will be laughs, gasps, boos, and intense online debates about whether it’s too soon to turn our collective nightmare into silver-screen fodder.
Until that day, one way movie makers can help us process the present American political crisis is to look at it through the lens of dark historical comedy — just as they did during the Vietnam war. While it was still happening, the only way audiences could acknowledge the absurdity of what we were going through was by reaching backward, viewing satires set in Korea (M*A*S*H*, 1970) and World War II (Catch-22, also 1970.) Read more…