Shoreworld – Karen Scioli “Stella, The Man-Eater From Manayunk”

Halloween is mere days away, and in that evil spirit I dig up an oddity from my dark and misguided youth. Horror…those black, velvety horror honeys that paraded around on late-night TV. You know, the ones where some scantily clad vixen would roll monster flicks like, Them, I Spit on

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Manhattan Beat – Covering The Cynz, Stiff Little Fingers, And More!

The Cynz/Sidewalk/Sept. 30, 2017
Born and raised in New Jersey, Cyndi Dawson sought a career in performance art in New York City. Over the next few years, she secured a few acting, dancing and bartending gigs, briefly played percussion in the short-lived Kamikaze Kitty & the Attack Kats, and …

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Rant’n’Roll – Bad Luck Woman, Tone Twister, Russian Improvisations, Collective Order, My New Girlfriend & Boston Blues

Toronto’s Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes are Cursed on their hot debut. Bassist/lead singer/bandleader, Raha Javanfar, is the one with bad luck and she sheds her skin 10 times here, backed by guitar/drums/sax/trumpet/piano/back-up vocals. They’re all about reviving good-time, ass-kicking rhythm ’n’ blues of yesteryear, thus she took her …

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Kam On Film – Dissecting “Victoria & Abdul” And “Marshall”

Victoria & Abdul
Brit Biopic Chronicles Unlikely Friendship Forged between Queen Mum and Muslim Manservant
In 1887, 24-year-old Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal) moved from India to England where he found work as a waiter at Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) Golden Jubilee. Soon after starting at Windsor Castle, he caught the …

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Reality Check – CAVEAT EMPTOR: Or How Facebook, Russia And The American Voter Equal Freedom

Except for the president of the United States and a few FOX News shut-ins, it has been long established that the Russian government had an effect on the 2016 presidential election. Whether this included the Donald Trump campaign directly or not, seeing how the infiltration all seemed to be aimed …

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Shoreworld – Taylor Tote: New Music and Live Show Updates

Ever since I reviewed Taylor Tote’s eponymous EP back in 2015, she has continued to impress new fans and make great strides in the world of music. A native of Tinton Falls, NJ, Tote and her top-notch band have been taking the musical world by storm. Since I last covered …

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Manhattan Beat – Recapping Sacred Reich, Marilyn Manson, And More!

Sacred Reich/The Gramercy Theatre/September 24, 2017
    Until age 12, Phil Rind lived in Brooklyn, New York. His family then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he met rhythm guitarist Jason Rainey in high school. Rainey had formed Sacred Reich as a thrash metal band, but was unsatisfied with his original musicians. …

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Rant’n’Roll – Afro-Peruvian Fusion & Graham Nash

Diablo En Brooklyn (Saponegro Records), the sixth recording by the absolutely incredible Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, is a thrill ride of international proportions. Fusing jazz and world in a Peruvian cocktail that’s truly strong, it features the premiere of Alegria’s four-part “Brooklyn Suite” as well as a stunning 12:25 …

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Kam On Film Tackles “The Mountain Between Us”

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
Revealing Biopic Chronicles Career And Scandalous Private Life Of Wonder Woman Creator

William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) was a Renaissance man with an impressive array of talents. After earning his B.A., Ph.D. and law degrees, the Harvard grad was hired to teach psychology at …

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Shoreworld: High Waisted/The Coax – Split 7” Disc-Little Dickman Records

The good folks over at Little Dickman have come through again with new, cutting-edge music and the bands that perform it for us. This next offering is a two-band split project, containing two songs from the band High Waisted and two from Minneapolis-based The Coax. And while The Coax may …

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