Queued Up: Silas Weir Mitchell – One Grimm Gig

As Monroe the clockmaker on Grimm, Silas Weir Mitchell provides both offbeat humor and serves as the Blutbad guide to the supernatural Wesen world that newly awakened Grimm and detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) infiltrates during his homicide investigations. With the second season of Grimm just begun and the …

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Interview with Dead Can Dance: Regal Resurrection

Good musical reunions can be like a fine wine that takes many years to age and reach its potential. World fusion explorers Dead Can Dance are currently on their first world tour in seven years to promote their first studio album in 16 years, and while it’s been a long …

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Queued Up: A Diamond In The Mind, Altered States, Silent House And More!

A DIAMOND IN MUSIC — As a teenage metalhead, I viewed pin-up bands like Duran Duran as the enemy. But as an adult, I have come to embrace their stylish, funky pop music in all its hook-laden glory. Ever since their 2004 reunion album, Astronaut, the “Fab Five” keep …

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Interview with Lita Ford: Living Near The Edge

Even when you’re a famous face, life throws you some unexpected tests. Lita Ford was in the midst of a mid-May press blitz for her intense new studio album, Living Like A Runaway, when she was asked to fly from Burbank to Philadelphia to appear on a rock ‘n’ …

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Queued Up: Yellow Submarine, The Artist, Accident And More!

RISE OF THE BLUE MEANIES — The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, a deliciously psychedelic animated extravaganza from 1968, was one of my favorite films growing up and still transfixes me today. It’s a simple story augmented by great musical sequences and imaginative landscapes as Captain Fred escapes the once utopic …

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Interview with Marillion: Happiness On The Road

They may be considered a cult band on American shores, but Marillion—vocalist Steve Hogarth, guitarist Steve Rothery, bassist Pete Trewavas, keyboardist Mark Kelly and drummer Ian Mosley—have maintained a steadfast worldwide following that have kept them going for over 30 years. Trends have come and gone, careers made and lost, …

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Queued Up: The Secret World Of Arrietty, Walking Tall, Joe Satriani And More!

TINY TENANTSThe Secret World Of Arrietty, Studio Ghibli’s animated adaptation of the classic British children’s book The Borrowers, is not as fast-paced as what an American version might be like, but that is part of its charm. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi from a screenplay co-written by …

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Interview with Tyler Glenn from Neon Trees: Retroactive Bliss

It has become hip over the last decade or so for pop stars and rockers to pay homage to the ‘80s, and Provo, Utah-based quartet Neon Trees—comprised of singer/keyboardist Tyler Glenn, drummer/vocalist Elaine Bradley, bassist Branden Campbell and guitarist Chris Allen—play it up to the max. They have the stylish …

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Interview with Mark Tornillo from Accept: Living The Metal Scream Dream

Being the new singer for a classic metal band is usually a daunting task because of legacy and fan expectations. The twist with Accept frontman Mark Tornillo is that he is the third singer in the band’s long history yet the first lyricist with English being his first language. While …

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Toy Fair 2012

One sure way to have a geekgasm is to attend the annual Toy Fair convention at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, where you’ll find major and indie companies sharing their wares for the coming year. Unlike a major public event like New York Comic Con, which is fantastic but a …

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