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Saxon
Saxon
Saxon

One of the forerunners in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, a scene that emerged in the late ‘70s, Saxon has somehow managed to persevere for nearly 40 years now. The band’s latest album, Sacrifice, features more of the band...

 
Beer
 
Pumpkin Beers
Pumpkin Beers
Pumpkin Beers
 

The Great (?) Pumpkin Beer Tasting

 
September 12, 2013
 



It’s past Labor Day, and for weeks already, pumpkin beers have been in ample stock at bottle shops nationwide. Don’t be surprised if Christmas/holiday seasonals are available in the next few weeks. Whopperjaw decide...

 
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Sigur Rós
Sigur Rós
Sigur Rós

When Sigur Rós first formed in Iceland nearly 20 years ago, the band wasn’t even a sensation in its own hometown. Georg Holm admits that the group only sold about 300 copies of its debut. But as word got out about the band (a 1...

 
Flicks
 
Short Term 12
Short Term 12
Short Term 12

Written and directed by Destin Daniel Crettin, Short Term 12 centers on Mason (John Gallagher) and Grace (Brie Larson), a couple of twentysomethings who work at a foster care facility. While Grace is particularly talented at re...

 
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13TwinForks
13TwinForks
13TwinForks

Best known for his emo-ish project Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba is a folkie at heart. At least that’s the impression you get from listening to his new band, Twin Forks, which pairs him with mandolin player Suzie Zeldi...

 
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Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy

As far as comebacks go, Fall Out Boy’s is fairly remarkable. When the Chicago-based group took a break three years ago, it had hit rock bottom. Fans had turned against the guys and were heckling them when they played live. Drum...

 
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The Waitresses
The Waitresses
The Waitresses
 

Waitresses Get Their Just Desserts

 
September 4, 2013
 



The Waitresses, a terrific new wave band that emerged from the same  Akron, Ohio scene that produced DEVO and Tin Huey, put out a couple of great albums before calling it a day. Now, Omnivore Recording is reissuing the band’s f...

 
 
Movie
 
Hell Baby
Hell Baby
Hell Baby
 

Hell Baby Delivers Laughs

6.6
 
September 4, 2013
 



A horror satire from two of the twisted minds behind Reno 911!, Hell Baby has a comedic strength that lies in its random non sequiturs and talented cast of Doug Loves Movies’ regulars like Rob Heubel, Paul Scheer, Riki Lindhome...

 
Beer
 
Beers of Summer Sunset Edition
Beers of Summer Sunset Edition
Beers of Summer Sunset Edition
 

Beers of Summer: Sunset Edition

 
September 2, 2013
 



This edition of the Beers of Summer carries a personal stamp. I went to high school with Andris Veidis, owner of Canton, Massachusett’s Blue Hills Brewery. Veidis began homebrewing while attending Northeastern University....

 
 
Movie
 
Drinking Buddies
Drinking Buddies
Drinking Buddies
 

Drinking Buddies: So hoppy together?

8.0
 
September 1, 2013
 



It’s not often that a film honestly addresses the factors that attract people to one another and that depicts the goodheartedness of people without resorting to the sappy soundtrack music cues and other mainstream devices...