Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

If ever in this time of bizarre and idiotic, criminal and blatantly megalomaniacal candidates for president a voice like this is needed it is now! (Scott Garrett Needs An Ass Kicking – Issue: 10/26/16) I applaud your nerve and verve and all those things in taking on your …

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The Top 10 Albums Of 2016, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

Giorgio Mustica

  1. Trees Of Eternity/Hour Of The Nightingale/Svart
  2. David Bowie/Blackstar/ISO
  3. JoJo/Mad Love./Atlantic
  4. BABYMETAL/Metal Resistance/earMUSIC, RAL, Sony Music Entertainment
  5. Katatonia/The Fall Of Hearts/Peaceville
  6. Evergrey/The Storm Within/AFM
  7. Insomnium/Winter’s Gate/Century Media
  8. Tarja/The Shadow Self/earMUSIC
  9. Solution .45/Nightmares
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Shoreworld: BOYTOY – Putty

Hailing from New York City’s musical underground, BOYTOY float somewhere between 1960s psychotic surf jams and early 1990s grunge rock. Glenn Van Dyke and Saara Untracht-Oakner founded the band in 2013 with two guitars, drums, and uber-infectious melodies. They set the tone and continue to craft catchy, fuzzy, rock nuggets …

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Rant’n’Roll: Piano Dead, Americana, Hindu Fusion, Jersey Gospel

Holly Bowling has totally revamped the music of the Grateful Dead on her epic two-CD solo piano work Better Left Unsung (Royal Potato Family). She did the same thing on her ambitious Distillation Of A Dream: The Music Of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano. On both projects, she’s painstakingly transcribed …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Radkey, Red Gretchen, John Legend, and more

Radkey/The Studio At Webster Hall/December 6, 2016

Three brothers were homeschooled in a modest pink house in St. Joseph, Missouri. Oldest brother Dee started playing bass in a local band; his younger brothers watched in awe and decided they wanted to play instruments as well. Garage punk rock trio Radkey …

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Kam On Film: ‘A Monster Calls,’ and What’s New In Theaters

A Monster Calls

Focus Features

Rated PG-13 for mature themes and scary images

Beleaguered Boy Befriended By Tree In Bittersweet Escapist Fantasy

Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is understandably miserable. First of all, the 12-year-old’s divorced mom (Felicity Jones) is terminally ill. Second, they’re both estranged from his father (Toby Kebbell) …

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Shoreworld: New Jersey Organist John Ginty To Feature Vocalist Aster Pheonyx On U.S. Rockers Tour And Album

Morristown, New Jersey’s own John Ginty has covered tons of literal ground. Fresh off playing Hammond B-3 for the Dixie Chicks on their MMXVI World Tour, Ginty is hitting the road with his band. His U.S. tour will be in support of his upcoming release from the American Showplace Music …

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Queued Up: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Creepshow 2,’ ‘The Killing Of America,’ and more!

SUICIDE SQUAD Extended Cut (2016)

The set-up: With Superman dead, the U.S. government authorizes a task force of bad guys to take down dangerous threats from fellow meta-humans. Manipulated due to explosives implanted in their bodies, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and their once incarcerated criminal comrades find themselves “enlisted” to take …

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Rant’n’Roll: Cigar Store Blues, South Bronx Jazz, Indonesian Prog-Rock, Gospel-Jazz, Midnight Mass & A Guy Named Tas

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band cordially invites you to their Cigar Store (Indie Pool) where lead singer Corey Lueck spits out his phlegm all over the first few rows. He also plays a hell of a mean blues harp, as well as co-writing some instant classics like “Hoodoo Woman,” “White …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Trinity, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dinosaur, Jr., and more!

Trinity/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/November 27, 2016

Trinity is a trio of heavy metal singers. Geoff Tate was in Queensrÿche during its glory years, Tim “Ripper” Owens replaced Rob Halford in Judas Priest from 1996 to 2002, and Blaze Bayley replaced Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden from 1994 to …

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