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Breeders
Breeders
Breeders

How time flies. It’s been 20 years since the Breeders made a huge splash with Last Splash; the noise-pop group formed when the Pixies Dayton, Ohio-born Kim Deal started writing songs while the Pixies were on a European tour. De...

 
Flicks
 
left to right: Episode 1: Internet Troll –Dave Foley & Marc Maron Credit: Chris Ragazzo / IFC
left to right: Episode 1: Internet Troll –Dave Foley & Marc Maron Credit: Chris Ragazzo / IFC
left to right: Episode 1: Internet Troll –Dave Foley & Marc Maron Credit: Chris Ragazzo / IFC

Comedian Marc Maron, who has often provided a neurotically introspective soundtrack for my daily commute via his WTF podcast, has a new 10-episode series coming to IFC. Maron is a sitcom in many extremely traditional ways, but ...

 
Eats & Drinks
 
Donut Friend, Mark Trombino
Donut Friend, Mark Trombino
Donut Friend, Mark Trombino

Los Angeles musician and engineer/producer Mark Trombino earned his props as the drummer behind San Diego rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut Drive Like Jehu before he produced an array of punk-pop gems for groups including Bl...

 
Flicks
 
Ken Jeong in Pain & Gain
Ken Jeong in Pain & Gain
Ken Jeong in Pain & Gain

In Pain & Gain, the new movie from director Michael Bay (Transformers), Ken Jeong plays Jonny Wu, a motivational speaker who encourages bodybuilder Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) to head down a destructive path. It’s perfect f...

 
Q&A
 
Steven Wilson, photo by Naki Kouyioumtzis
Steven Wilson, photo by Naki Kouyioumtzis
Steven Wilson, photo by Naki Kouyioumtzis

Singer-guitarist Steven Wilson formed the English prog rock band Porcupine Tree in the late ’80s and has slowly attained a cult following. While the band has been inactive for the past three years, Wilson has pursued a solo car...

 
 
Movie
 
The Company You Keep
The Company You Keep
The Company You Keep

At the start of The Company You Keep, newspaper reporter Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes lawyer James Grant (Robert Redford) as a fraud in the wake of the arrest of one of his fellow radicals (Susan Sarandon) and reveals his...

 
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Lords of Salem
Lords of Salem
Lords of Salem

Famous for fronting the hard rock act White Zombie, Rob Zombie has become a master of the grisly horror flick. His 2007 remake of Halloween is disturbingly violent. He shows a bit more subtlety with his latest feature, The Lord...

 
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Skinny Lister
Skinny Lister
Skinny Lister

Since issuing its full-length debut, Forge & Flagon, earlier this year, the UK punk band Skinny Lister has spent the better part of 2013 playing with Flogging Molly.  Both bands play Pogues-inspired pub rock, so it’s been a...

 
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Tim Kirk
Tim Kirk
Tim Kirk

Room 237, Rodney Ascher’s documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s horror film The Shining artfully explores the various theories of hidden meanings associated with the movie. An intriguing documentary that uses footage from a varie...

 
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He's My Brother, She's My Sister
He's My Brother, She's My Sister
He's My Brother, She's My Sister

In the appropriately named alt-country act He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, real-life brother and sister Robert and Rachel Kolar split vocals while Lauren Brown drums/tap-dances. A stand-up bass and lap slide guitar augments th...