Friday Double Feature: Madness By the Water

Friday Double Feature: Madness By the Water

Friday Double Feature: Madness By the Water

I have a weird relationship with the 1962 film Carnival of Souls. Part of the film was shot in Lawrence, Kansas, where I live. It was the director Herk Harvey’s only feature film, although he made many films for the industrial movie company Centron Corporation. The movie is a certifiable classic,

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Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die

Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Vinyl Review: The Notorious B.I.G. — Ready to Die

“Your Discman may be obsolete these days, but a near quarter century later, Biggie’s first-person storytelling, boundless lyricism, smart sense of humor, and charming persona on Ready to Die are as relevant and affecting as ever.”

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/10/20/vinyl-review-the-notorious-b-i-g-ready-to-die/

Bookshelf: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ

Bookshelf: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ

Bookshelf: WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ

At their heart, David Wong’s books set in the town of Undisclosed are about perception. His first novel, John Dies at the End, its sequel, This Book Is Full of Spiders, and the latest, What the Hell Did I Just Read, all deal with the fact that what we’re seeing with our eyes might not actually be wh

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Vinyl Review: The Architects — Border Wars

Vinyl Review: The Architects — Border Wars

Combining two EPs into an LP is a risky proposition. Depending on how far apart in time they were recorded, and the attending differences in lyrical, musical, or thematic content, you could end up with a 12-inch which has two uncomfortably different sides. Even when packaged as one collection of two separate records, you can end up with something like Courtney Barnett’s The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, where the year and a half between the first disc, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, and the second, How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose, show a distinct turn.Â

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/18/vinyl-review-the-architects-border-wars/

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

Review Roundup: Tidal Waves Music’s Link Wray reissues

With Tidal Waves Music’s reissues of three early Link Wray releases — 1971’s Mordicai Jones, 1972’s Be What You Want To, and 1973’s Beans and Fatback — the label is opening up the iconic guitarist’s music beyond just the swampy instrumentals Wray recorded with the Ray Men in the ‘60s.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/09/19/review-roundup-tidal-waves-musics-link-wray-reissues/

Seu Jorge paid beautiful tribute to David Bowie at Liberty Hall last night

Seu Jorge paid beautiful tribute to David Bowie at Liberty Hall last night

Seu Jorge Liberty Hall, Lawrence Monday, September 11 In the nearly 13 years since Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou was released, its Seu...

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Films from the Void: OGROFF

Films from the Void: OGROFF

FILMS FROM THE VOID is a journey through junk bins, late night revivals, under seen recesses and reject piles as we try to find forgotten gems and lesser known classics. Join us as we lose our minds sorting through the strange, the sleazy, the sincere and the slop from the past and try to make sense

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From the Stereo to Your Screen: The Flys & Disturbing Behavior

From the Stereo to Your Screen: The Flys & Disturbing Behavior

"Got You (Where I Want You)," by The Flys, from Disturbing Behavior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lwgQRUfKy8 We're smack-dab in the middle of some serious '90s nostalgia at the moment. People who grew up on Nickelodeon and MTV's Total Request Live are now at the point where they have kids o

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Vinyl Review: Fourth of July – On the Plains

Vinyl Review: Fourth of July - On the Plains

Breezy and seemingly effortless, the 10th anniversary vinyl edition of Fourth of July’s On the Plains comes just at that point in the summer where the heat’s left everything baked dry, while all you really feel like doing is sitting around and listening to music while you cool off. Maybe you’re dancing to the opening cut, “Be Careful,” while trying not to knock things off your coffee table. Or maybe you’re leading group singalongs to “Surfer Dude,” but you’re definitely drinking a tasty beverage and probably bumming cigarettes off your friends, even though you totally plan on quitting when school starts back up in a couple of weeks.

Source: modern-vinyl.com/2017/08/28/vinyl-review-fourth-of-july-on-the-plains/