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Live Review: Arctic Monkeys Check into Brooklyn Steel with New Music (5/9)

Setting the Stage: It took Arctic Monkeys seven years and five albums to really break through in America. “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” off their Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not debut was a world-wide hit, but subsequent albums failed to catch on as well as they did across

Album Review: Sleep Awaken and Deliver Primordial Rock on The Sciences

To download, click “Share” and right-click the download icon | iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS The Lowdown: The Sciences is the first album from Sleep in 15 years, a surprise-release follow-up to their 1998 recorded and 2003 released hour-long song about smoking weed in the desert. It follows on the heels of several years of full-album sets and festival

Album Review: Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier Embrace the Next Generation on PRhyme 2

To download, click “Share” and right-click the download icon  |  iTunes  |  Podchaser The Lowdown: Four years after the self-titled debut of their PRhyme venture, Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier reprise the project driven by the compositions of analog revivalist Adrian Younge, with their appropriately titled 2018 sophomore album, PRhyme 2, co-produced by criminally underrated, sample-shy Philadelphia native AntMan

Album Review: Stone Temple Pilots Struggle to Find Themselves Without Scott Weiland

To download, click “Share” and right-click the download icon  |  iTunes  |  Podchaser The Lowdown: Faced with a crossroads after the deaths of their two famed lead singers (Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington), the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz opt to endure, recruiting former X-Factor runner-up Jeff Gutt for a collection of new material that attempts to

Film Review: Thoroughbreds Captures the Lifestyles of the Rich and Amoral

“I’m not necessarily bad,” says Amanda (Olivia Cooke) near the beginning of Thoroughbreds. “I just have to work harder at being good than most people.” By any textbook definition, Amanda is a sociopath. She experiences the wiring-level human emotions, like hunger or exhaustion or pain, but not the other ones: anger, love, sadness. This isn’t to

Film Review: The Death of Stalin Turns World Politics Into a Carnival of Fools

It’s almost like a classic bar joke. A doctor, a minister, an aide, and a few others walk into Stalin’s chambers. Stalin looks pretty dead, stewing in his own filth on the floor. The men weep, albeit a little phonily – they all want a shot at the top spot, but oh no, Stalin is

Live Review: Lucy Dacus Debuts Historian at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (3/2)

Setting the Stage: Friday saw Lucy Dacus release her sophomore album, Historian. The Richmond, Virginia, native faced a manner of pressure that’s become familiar for burgeoning singer-songwriters: After putting out a buzz-worthy bedroom debut (2016’s No Burden), the artist must prove they’re no fluke by delivering an impressive follow-up from within the constructs of the