Artsweek

Theater Review: “Out on a Limb”

A professional alter ego, a salsa dancer and a talking leg. These seem like soap opera characters, yet they are the unlikely characters in a dramatic production. “Out on a Limb,” presented...
read more

Photos: Aceyalone at the El Rey Theater, Feb. 18

Aceyalone Performed with Abstract Rude, Mikah9, Cocoa Brovaz, Rasco, Ed O.G., and Masterminds.
read more

Letter to the Editor

To ignore Ray Luv's presence on "Pimp Shit" is like saying that "I Got You Babe" is sung by Sonny Bono.
read more

Album Review: Jim White | No Such Place | Luaka Bop

It’s not surprising that an album like this would be on a label founded by David Byrne. White and a collaboration of producers have constructed a redefinition of how we listen to stories, folk a...
read more

Album Review: The Hex | No Car | Troubleman Unlimited

Ask John Q. Fourtrack, and he’ll say he’s an experimenter and an artist. The Hex, however, says nothing and then rips your fucking ears off. The liner notes are terse to the point of being...
read more

Album Review: The Iconz | Street Money | Slip ‘n’ Slide

Oh damn. The Iconz are some crazy hard gangstaz from Florida, so you best watch your step when your punk ass is vacationing at Disney World! Five men and a token gangsta bitch make up the Iconz crew. ...
read more

Album Review: Stephen Malkmus | Stephen Malkmus | Matador

When Pavement officially called it quits last fall after an illustrious decade-long career, thousands of lo-fi indie fans across the world held their breath. Sure, there certainly were other purveyors...
read more

Album Review: Matthew Good Band | Beautiful Midnight | Atlantic

Smart record execs know the importance of packaging a band, especially in today’s image-conscious market. Bands with names like Crazy Town or Dream let today’s dim music consumers know exa...
read more

Film Review: “Hannibal”

Director Ripley Scott turns out the sequel to 1991's "Silence of the Lambs" that is every bit as beautifully shot as its predecessor, but unfortunately compensates in gore for what it lacks ...
read more

Straight to Video Classics: “Raising Cain”

Don't ever confuse the fact that the strong point of any "Classic" is its lead actor, and "Raising Cain's" man is none other than John Lithgow. That's right, THE John Lithgow.
read more

Film Review: “Human Resources”

The realistic dialogue is enhanced by the use of nonprofessional actors, many of them factory workers cast to fit their fictional counterparts.
read more

Theater Review: “A Doll’s House”

"A Doll's House" demands that the audience take a serious look at the role of women in society.
read more

Recipe for a Mixtape: The Cruisin’ Tape

So you got yourself a new ride. All you need now is a proper playlist to take you from gangsta anthems to pimp shit and back again.
read more

Music Review: Bad Astronaut | Acrophobe | Honest Don’s

Perhaps a more honest and mature attempt at rock by former Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, Bad Astronaut is a step up from the repetitious So-Cal punk approach to a universal and eclectic indie rock soun...
read more

Music Review: Gwenmars | Driving a Million | SeeThru Broadcasting

A one-hit wonder waiting to happen. Sadly, for people who like power pop, Gwenmars is power poop that is going to get play on “alternative” radio. It fits the mold. The lyrics are written ...
read more