Sauce, Khrystal, Tre Tha Lyric, and more of the best local music videos

Sauce, Khrystal, Tre Tha Lyric, and more of the best local music videos

Sauce, Khrystal, Tre Tha Lyric, and more of the best local music videos

Our latest video roundup blends chill hip-hop and R&B tracks with sunny, Indian-summer imagery to make you forget that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks awa...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20978121/sauce-khrystal-tre-tha-lyric-and-more-of-the-best-local-music-videos

Shawn Majors, Youth Pool, Wuzz, Company Retreat and more: the best in local music videos

Shawn Majors, Youth Pool, Wuzz, Company Retreat and more: the best in local music videos

Labor Day weekend is over. You've got a long stretch of work staring you in the face, with no holiday until Thanksgiving. Maybe you're a little sunburned,...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20974454/shawn-majors-youth-pool-wuzz-company-retreat-and-more-the-best-in-local-music-videos

Shawn Majors, Youth Pool, Wuzz, Company Retreat and more: the best in local music videos

Labor Day weekend is over. You've got a long stretch of work staring you in the face, with no holiday until Thanksgiving. Maybe you're a little sunburned,...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20974454/shawn-majors-youth-pool-wuzz-company-retreat-and-more-the-best-in-local-music-videos

True Newman, Alicia Solo, Headlight Rivals, and more of the best local music videos

True Newman, Alicia Solo, Headlight Rivals, and more of the best local music videos

Well, it's already August, so the time is right for sunlit, hazy videos for late-summer viewing. And this month's songs turn out to be just about perfect f...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20971958/true-newman-alicia-solo-headlight-rivals-and-more-of-the-best-local-music-videos

Giants Chair, Riley PnP, Radar State, Westerners and more of the best recent music videos

Giants Chair, Riley PnP, Radar State, Westerners and more of the best recent music videos

The air outside is too hot and heavy to allow much enjoyment, so it's with great relief that local musicians have seen fit to bestow a huge number of new v...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20866524/giants-chair-riley-pnp-radar-state-westerners-and-more-of-the-best-recent-music-videos

John Williams’ “Duel of the Fates” video at Cinepunx

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The Phantom Menace was released the day I finished my sophomore year of college. Thanks to some amazing friends who sat in line for weeks, I was able to snag a ticket to the midnight screening in the biggest theater in Kansas City. I moved all of my stuff out of the dorms, drove it home, took it into my parents’ house, and then drove to sit in line for seven hours, in order to secure a seat. It’s weird to think about the fact that despite having watched all of the movies with my friends (including a Labor Day marathon a year or two prior, wherein we watched all the Special Editions when they were released on VHS), in addition to having friends from college get my ticket, I watched the movie essentially by myself. A sold-out theater, yes, but I sat by myself.
Read the From the Stereo to Your Screen column on John Williams and The Phantom Menace at Cinepunx. Published 11/18/16

The Clash at Demonhead’s “Black Sheep” video at Cinepunx

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Despite the fact that I’d rabidly followed the Bryan Lee O’Malley graphic novel series on which it was based, I didn’t get to see Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film when it was in theaters. Firstly, I think it ran for maybe two weeks in my town, and it was dead-smack in the middle of back-to-school season.

Given that at the time, I was raising two kids, finances and time were at a premium, and they never became available simultaneously. So, I waited four months for it to come out on video, and then promptly watched it every day for a week. This coincided with me downloading the soundtrack and listening to it every day at work for a week, as well.
Read the From the Stereo to Your Screen column on The Clash at Demonhead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at Cinepunx. Published 12/6/16

Rachel Sweet’s “Hairspray” video at Cinepunx

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Despite its many iterations — musical, movie musical, live televised musical — John Waters’ original version of Hairspray, released in 1988, remains the best. Now, I’m a fan of musicals, and I’ll admit the Tony-winning Broadway version is pretty damned solid, with opening number, “Good Morning Baltimore,” being the best of the bunch. I’ll even cut some slack to “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” despite it being almost insipidly cloying. That said, Waters’ film is just so perfectly bizarre and fun and joyous, with a perfect selection of Cameo Parkway R&B sides soundtracking everything. The plot, if you’ve never seen any of the various iterations, revolves around Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad getting on The Corny Collins Show, dancing, then becoming more racially aware, dancing, fighting for integration, and more dancing.
Read the From the Stereo to Your Screen column on Rachel Sweet and Hairspray at Cinepunx. Published 1/10/17

Review of the Lagrange Point soundtrack at Starburst Magazine

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Upon dropping the needle on Ship to Shore's release of the Largrange Point soundtrack, one wonders just how the music to an 8-bit game for the Nintendo Famicom can sound so amazingly full. Honestly, the music on Lagrange Point rivals the likes of such 16-bit scores like Outrun, and it's all due to a chip inside the cartridge -- Konami's VRC7 sound generator integrated circuit.
Read the full review at Starburst Magazine. Published 1/7/17

September Cine Local at the Pitch

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Somehow, the vast majority of this roundup all came in immediately after we posted last month's installment. Happily, there are some gorgeous visuals from rock acts such as Chris Crabtree, Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds, and Berwanger, the Uncouth's street punk, and a funky newscast from the Band That Saved the World.
Watch all the videos at the Pitch. Published 10/4/16

U2’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” video at Cinepunx

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Back in March, Noisey ran a piece entitled Fuck ‘Trainspotting’! ‘Batman Forever’ Was the Soundtrack That Truly Epitomized the Nineties, wherein J.R. Moores put forth the opinion that the Trainspotting soundtrack is highly overrated, while Batman Forever’s is highly underrated. He’s coming from a British point of view, but he does make the very astute observation that Batman Forever “wrestled the Dark Knight from the sweaty clutches of graphic novel-reading grownups and rightfully handed him back to the kids.”
Read the From the Stereo to Your Screen column on U2 and Batman Forever at Cinepunx. Published 89/1/16