Music Video Review – Everyday by Weyes Blood
Feb27

Music Video Review – Everyday by Weyes Blood

By Charlie Sternberg, Staff Writer The lush orchestration of baroque pop is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of scoring an eighties slasher film, but it’s a welcome surprise in the music video for Weyes (pronounced “wise”) Blood’s new song, “Everyday.” The track, which is from Natalie Mering’s upcoming album, Titanic Rising, was produced by Jonathan Rado. He has worked on albums with...

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Review: Hip Blister by Parsnip and The Shifters
Feb15

Review: Hip Blister by Parsnip and The Shifters

By Charlie Sternberg, Staff Writer Hip Blister is a split LP featuring two bands from the thriving Melbourne scene in Australia: Parsnip and The Shifters. Parsnip, which includes Carolyn Hawkins, Paris Richens, Stella Rennex, and Rebecca Liston, perform the first three songs on the album, and The Shifters, comprised of Tristan Davies, Lloyd Davies, Ryan Coffey, Miles Jansen, and Louise Russell, perform the last three. For such a short...

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Review: Weezer (Teal)
Feb03

Review: Weezer (Teal)

By Charlie Sternberg, Staff Writer I think most people, including Weezer fans, would agree that Weezer peaked with the Blue album and Pinkerton all the way back in the late nineties. For two decades, dedicated fans have stuck with the group through thick and thin, as if Rivers Cuomo and Weezer would eventually triumph and make a big comeback. In 2018, Weezer finally made a breakthrough with a cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which went viral...

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Surfbort – Friendship Music Review
Nov14

Surfbort – Friendship Music Review

By Charlie Sternberg, Staff Writer Surfbort, headed by Dani Miller and consisting of David Head, Alex Kilgore, and Sean Powell, are a relatively new punk band from Brooklyn, but listening to them play you might mistake them for some forgotten group from the hardcore era of the eighties. Although Surfbort sounds vintage, the songs on their debut album, Friendship Music, are relevant to 2018, tackling topics from global warming and...

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Review: Halloween (2018)
Oct28

Review: Halloween (2018)

By Charlie Sternberg, Staff Writer “Death has come to your little town, Sheriff.” This is the ominous warning of Doctor Loomis, played by the late Donald Pleasance, in the original Halloween (1978). The thing that sets David Gordon Green’s Halloween apart from the other eight sequels to and remakes of John Carpenter’s original, is that writers Green, McBride, and Fradley understand what made Michael Myers resonate so effectively with...

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