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Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson
Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson
Searching for Sugar Man film still by Hal Wilson

Underground ’60s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez seems to experience a resurgence every couple of years. In 2008, he reissued a few albums from his back catalogue and toured in support of them. This time around, the doc...

 
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Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat
Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend Horton Heat is a rockabilly icon, but it wasn’t always that way. The guy kicked around in a few bands before starting a solo career some 25 years ago. Now, he’s so well-recognized as the Reverend Horton Heat that f...

 
 
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Compliance
Compliance
Compliance
 

Compliance: How far would you go?

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August 30, 2012
 



A psychological thriller that ups the ante as it progresses, 'Compliance' makes you wonder why people behave the way the do.

 
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David J
David J
David J

Most famous for having written “Bela Lugosi’s Dead,” arguably the best song by Goth rockers Bauhaus, bassist David J has pursued a solo career for the past couple of years despite a mid-’00s Bauhaus reunion. Now, David J is tou...

 
 
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Lawless
Lawless
Lawless

Australian director John Hillcoat is particularly adept at handling dark, violent source material. He explored themes of revenge and redemption in 2005’s The Proposition and 2009’s The Road. He’s at it again in Lawless, a perio...

 
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Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche
Sondre Lerche

A native of Norway, Sondre Lerche took his first guitar lesson at age eight, wrote his first song when he was 14 and released his first album when he was 19. Now turning 30, the singer-songwriter is preparing to reissue several...

 
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Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel
Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel
Guided by Voices, Rich Turiel

When we saw Dayton’s Guided by Voices play a farewell tour in 2004, we figured that it was it. Each show was epic in nature and we didn’t think frontman Bob Pollard had it in him to tour and record with the same regularity. We ...

 
 
Movie
 
Killer Joe
Killer Joe
Killer Joe

It isn’t just the violence in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe that’ll make your stomach turn. It’s the sex, too. That combination – which results in several twisted scenes of sexual deviance – is so creepy, it suggests the NC-17 ...

 
 
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The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Just out on DVD, The Dictator (The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version) doesn’t represent funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno) at his best. The extended cut adds about 20 minutes, but that’s not a good thing.

 
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The Afghan Whigs at Lollapalooza 2012 (photo by Whopperjaw)
The Afghan Whigs at Lollapalooza 2012 (photo by Whopperjaw)
The Afghan Whigs at Lollapalooza 2012 (photo by Whopperjaw)

Since reuniting eight months ago, The Afghan Whigs have been on a roll. The band played a well-received set earlier this month at Lollapalooza that was followed by a sold-out show at Chicago’s Metro. The guys have just returned...