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TV Party Tonight! #84
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Knives Out I haven’t breathed a sigh of relief quite like the one I did after seeing Knives Out. I’ve just been burned so often by movies. Either because the trailer misrepresented what it was about to see, or it spoiled too much of the movie, or because the hype...

Saturday, 04 April 2020
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TV Party Tonight! #83
DVD/Blu-Ray

Uncut Gems Movies like Uncut Gems make me happy that the Oscars don’t get it. Sure, it’s rough around the edges (pun intended), the characters are largely unlikeable, and the setting is strangely specific, but there is no doubt that Uncut Gems is highly original,...

Tuesday, 31 March 2020
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Vinyl Vlog 421
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Nas Illmatic (Get on Down Records) photo: @frangarg There’s this Key and Peele sketch called Bling Benzy and Da Struggle which perfectly personifies the state of mainstream rap music. In the sketch, the “old” and “new” sound of rap music are represented: the...

Sunday, 22 March 2020
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PHOTOBOOTH: Against Me! Live @ Port City Music Hall (Portland, ME) 03-12-20
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Photos by Brittany Rose...

Wednesday, 18 March 2020
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Vinyl Vlog 420
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A deeper look at the grroves pressed into the hot pink, limited edition pressing of Father of All Motherfuckers by Green Day. After a span of sixteen years spent examining a series of high-concept creative endeavors (American Idiot started the trend in 2004 and...

Monday, 16 March 2020
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I Wanna Be Literated #214
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Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism John Patrick Leary It’s a 1984 type of situation working at some companies. I’m talking about double-speak: talking one way, while knowing that it means something completely different. While we’re not quite there yet in...

Saturday, 07 March 2020
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TV Party Tonight! #82
DVD/Blu-Ray

Parasite Don’t you just hate it when the Oscars get it right? The Academy Awards, for all their influence, are also kind of a joke. Their real interest is self-preservations so, more often than not (at least ever since I’ve been paying attention), they stick with...

Tuesday, 03 March 2020
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Vinyl Vlog 418
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The Muffs No Holiday Right now I can’t think of a sadder story and a bigger regret in my life than the Muffs. That’s a lot for one sentence, I know, but thinking about this band is a lot for me. Musically, you’d be doing yourself a favor by checking them out....

Saturday, 29 February 2020
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TV Party Tonight! #81
DVD/Blu-Ray

Star Trek Picard Movie & TV Collection Here on Ground Control we plan on going where no man has ever gone before – to cover the entire Star Trek series home releases for your enjoyment. Well, not really, but we are terribly excited about the new Picard series...

Tuesday, 25 February 2020
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Vinyl Vlog 417
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into Territories’ “Short Seller” CD Record. On paper, my mind wobbled at the idea of this release. “This is a playable vinyl record made using a CD press,” proclaimed the press release which accompanied my...

Saturday, 22 February 2020
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Vinyl Vlog 416
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the “Watch Your Back” 12” single by Charger. At this point, each member of Rancid’s musical personality has been established in both the annals of punk and pop music as well as in fans’ hearts...

Thursday, 20 February 2020
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Vinyl Vlog 415
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Run-DMCRun-DMC(Get On Down Records reissue)photo: turntablelab.com Whenever we get a chance we like to keep it local here on Ground Control. We do it with our bands and we do it with our labels. I’m Boston based and how Get on Down has escaped me for all these years,...

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
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