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TV Party Tonight! #133
4K/Blu-Ray

The Flash Hey, Warner Brothers? What do you think you’re doing, exactly? I know you’ve been trying to be Marvel and desperately throwing your movies to the wall and seeing what sticks. Some of these movies have been successful, like Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, but I...

Wednesday, 11 October 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 619
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Human Reaction LP by mssv. While Mike Watt’s early career was defined by the bassist’s time with The Minutemen, it can’t be denied that since the end of The Minutemen, Watt has been viewed as a solo...

Sunday, 08 October 2023
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SPOTLIGHT: Come And Have a Go If You Think You’re Rachmaninoff
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WHO: Snuff WHAT: Come And Have a Go If You Think You’re Rachmaninoff WHY: My love for the band Snuff knows no bounds. They’re one of those bands from my formative punk years that have remained relevant and continued on an interesting path. Speaking of interesting...

Wednesday, 04 October 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 618
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Brutal YouthRebuilding Year Sometimes there’s an itch I just can’t scratch. Sometimes you’ve given up on scratching that itch until someone unexpectedly hands you the perfect backscratcher. Finding new music can be an impossible ordeal. Most people’s taste in...

Tuesday, 03 October 2023
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TV Party Tonight! #132
DVD/Blu-Ray

Renfield I gotta say, I wasn’t going into Renfield with high hopes but I was kind of surprised. It’s a very cool concept, but cool concepts often get ruined by poor executions or lack of vision by the team. Renfield is a little of column A and a little of column B....

Monday, 02 October 2023
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OSEES Live @ Royale, Boston MA, [09-20-23]
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There is no doubt that the Oh Sees (formerly Thee Oh Sees, then just OCs, then OSEES) are an unstoppable force. Releasing what seems like their 40th album this year and another one already announced, it’s important sometimes to step back and assess what you’re...

Thursday, 21 September 2023
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I Wanna Be Literated #269
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Illegitimate AuthorityFacing the Challenges of Our Timeby C.J Polychroniou Do I need to tell you who Noam Chomsky is? I don’t, right? If you don’t know who he is, you’d best Google him and learn about the stuff he’s written and said. Whether you agree with his...

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
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The Classics 044
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 20th Anniversary 5LP Super Deluxe Edition Box Set by The Flaming Lips. While The Flaming Lips had already established themselves in the pop and rock communities by the time Yoshimi Battles...

Thursday, 14 September 2023
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TV Party Tonight! #131
4K/Blu-Ray

Superman I-IV5-Film Collection Boy did we forget the giant favor the Superman movies did for us in the 70s. The 70s! Can you believe that? Superhero movies had a life before they became the unstoppable monster they are now (even though they are showing signs of...

Tuesday, 12 September 2023
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Ted Leo & The Pharmacists live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA, [09-07-23]
LIVE MUSIC

Seeing Ted Leo play live is not something I take lightly. It’s deeply embedded in my DNA at this point. It’s something I started doing 20 years ago with people who would go on to become some of my closest friends. Seeing Ted Leo and listening to him is more than...

Friday, 08 September 2023
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