Movie Reviews & Stories
A long time ago, a USC student named George transformed
his love of Buck Rogers serials, pulp novels and Japanese cinema into
the greatest space-opera film of all time. Since then, he’s redeco
[METAL] On its self-titled debut album in
2006, local hard-rock band Danava established itself as a formidable
power trio with a healthy laser-gloss of analog synth to push its sound
Formed: In 1990 in Stockholm.
Sounds like: Swedish death metal from the ’90s having a fireside chat with progressive rock from the ’70s.
For fans of: Morbid Angel, King Crimson, Camel, Metallica,
The dream of the 90s is alive in White Orange’s jam space. This Portland quartet is unapologetically grunge in a way that’s markedly less metallic than even Red Fang. A band that is fearless about treading on questionable turf while also being driven to produce new music at a frantic pace is destined to experience rapid growth. Case in point: White Orange’s latest tune, “Dinosaur Bones.”...
Formed: In Palm Desert, Calif., 1997.
Sounds like: Innovative corporate rock with pop hooks that shoots from the hip. Yup, that used to happen.
For fans of: Kyuss, Devo, ZZ Top, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin,
Formed: Walter Becker and Donald Fagen met at Bard College in 1967.
Sounds like: Yacht rock!
For fans of: Michael McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan and E
Formed: In Portland in the deep winter of 2006.
Sounds like: It sounds a lot like what David Lynch directing O Brother, Where Art Thou? would look like.
For fans of: Gospel, Twin Peaks, Kate Bush, 4AD
Formed: Auburn, Ala., in 1992.
Sounds like: The Ventures on a steady diet of Space Ghost and Hawkwind.
For fans of: Surf rock, Link Wray, Dead Moon, Estrus Records, Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Why you care: Man or Astroman?
launched from its pad in the
Formed: 1984 in Richmond, Va.—at Virginia Commonwealth University.Sounds like: Musical theater set to the tunes of garish heavy metal. But how it sounds is a lot less important than how utterly insane it looks—and how drenched you are after the show.For fans of: Dethklok, Slipknot, KISS, Devo, Frank Zappa and Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive.Why you care...More