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pigdeath
pigdeath
pigdeath

Writer-director Jon Moritsugu has a long, illustrious career of making trashy low budget movies. But for the past ten years, he suffered from some serious writer’s block. He finally got it together last year for Pig Death Machi...

 
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Cold in July
Cold in July
Cold in July

Writer-director Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stake Land) loved the suspense in Joe Lansdale’s novel Cold in July and wanted to duplicate in a film. So he set about working with Nick Damici on the screenplay. At first the guys p...

 
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Skrillex by Jason Nocito
Skrillex by Jason Nocito
Skrillex by Jason Nocito

Single-handedly responsible for popularizing dubstep, an electronic music subgenre characterized by ricocheting drum and bass riffs (think drum ’n’ bass, only trippier), Sonny Moore (aka Skrillex) has already won six Grammys ov...

 
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Southern Tier Oak Aged Backburner
Southern Tier Oak Aged Backburner
Southern Tier Oak Aged Backburner

When I see Southern Tier brews on tap I generally make a point of at least sampling them. Their specialty beers are generally exceptional. I tried the Oak Aged Backburner Barley Wine along with a few Imperial IPA samples that w...

 
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Belle
Belle
Belle

Since 2009 director Amma Asante has been trying to make Belle, a film based on Misan Sagay’s script about Dido Belle, a woman of mixed race who grew up in England during a time when slavery was still legal. Raised by her father...

 
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Sean Rowe
Sean Rowe
Sean Rowe

Singer-songwriter Sean Rowe has played everywhere from the little corner bar to late-night TV. His current tour brings him to the most intimate of stages, the living room. Sean has been traveling around the country playing hous...

 
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Daryl Hall and John Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates

Whopperjaw HQ is Cleveland, Ohio—also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. New HOF inductees, Daryl Hall and John Oates, brought their Philly blue-eyed rock-and-soul to Public Hall for the Museum’s Spring Benefit Concert. Th...

 
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Neko Case, photo by Emily Shur
Neko Case, photo by Emily Shur
Neko Case, photo by Emily Shur

Singer-songwriter Neko Case got her start playing in punk bands in British Columbia. She eventually would embrace an alt-country sound with 1997’s The Virginian. She hasn’t looked back. Her latest album, last year’s The Worse T...

 
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Alan Parsons
Alan Parsons
Alan Parsons

British producer Alan Parsons is perhaps best known as the guy who engineered Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side of the Moon. Parsons, who got his start at as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios, worked on The Bea...

 
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†††

Released earlier this year, †††’s self-titled debut album features another side of singer Chino Moreno. While Moreno is known for, as he puts it, “screaming his head off” with the heavy-hitting Deftones, he tones th...