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Johnny Marr
Johnny Marr
Johnny Marr

A founding member of the Smiths, Johnny Marr is a phenomenal guitarist whose retro-sounding style of playing defined the British band’s tunes as much as Morrissey’s vocals did. After stints with The The, Modest Mouse and the Cr...

 
 
Movie
 
Ender's Game
Ender's Game
Ender's Game

Based on the Orson Scott novel of the same name, the sci-fi fantasy film Ender’s Game has been in the works for over a decade. The movie leaves room for a sequel, suggesting it’s the launch of some kind of franchise. Although A...

 
Q&A
 
Langhorne Slim: Photo by Todd Roeth
Langhorne Slim: Photo by Todd Roeth
Langhorne Slim: Photo by Todd Roeth

Langhorne Slim’s first album, The Electric Love Letter, came out nearly a decade ago and he’s been touring and recording steadily ever since. Even though his most recent release, The Way We Move, came out last year it continues...

 
Concert Recaps
 
Nils Lofgren at Music Masters
Nils Lofgren at Music Masters
Nils Lofgren at Music Masters

Whopperjaw HQ is in Cleveland, which is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That’s why we’ve been lucky enough to attend the Museum’s annual Music Masters over the last several years. A week of events...

 
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Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson
Matt Nathanson

Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson released his first album 20 years ago and has been going steady ever since. His new album, Last of the Great Pretenders, is an introspective affair that begins with the spirited “Earthquake Weat...

 
Beer
 
Pray For Snow
Pray For Snow
Pray For Snow

I don’t feel strongly about praying. But if I were a mountain sports enthusiast and/or lived in Bend, Oregon in the shadow of Mt. Bachelor, I wouldn’t be opposed to asking a higher power for some meteorological assi...

 
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Applauze
Applauze
Applauze

Earlier this year, 955 Dreams Inc. launched the Android version of Band of the Day, a popular app that allows music fans to check out up-and-coming bands. The same company is behind Applauze, an app designed to help consumers f...

 
 
Movie
 
The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate opens with an homage to the evolution of news media. It shows some truly earth-shattering events being reported via print, radio and television and demonstrates how they led up to WikiLeaks’ preferred delivery ...

 
 
Movie
 
Escape Plan
Escape Plan
Escape Plan
 

Escape Plan: No breakout from type

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October 18, 2013
 



We have to admit we took a certain guilty pleasure in seeing meatheads Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone team up for the by-the-number prison break thriller Escape Plan. These burly dudes aren’t nearly as buff as the...

 
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Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic

The Boulder-based electronic/jam duo Big Gigantic — saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken — draw from a bit of everything. Their music marries funk, jazz, hip-hop and electronica. The duo has started writ...