Reality Check: The Sound Of The Barrel’s Bottom Being Scraped

10 Hours Of Political Theater On Your Dime

Holy mother of tap-dancing, four-on-the-floor, zippy-doo-da Christ!

What went on in the people’s capital yesterday for 11 fucking hours—11 FUCKING HOURS—is unequivocally the stupidest thing I have ever covered in the 18 long years of penning this column. That is no minor …

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Shoreworld: Zombie Garden Club

Led by the Toronto-born Johnny Douglas, Zombie Garden Club has had many successes when it comes to song placement. Numerous songs from this latest self-titled disc have found homes with Showtime’s Shameless, as well as other popular TV shows such as Necessary Roughness, Blue Mountain State, The

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Eagles Of Death Metal, Breaking Benjamin, Rancid and More

Eagles Of Death Metal/Bowery Ballroom/September 16, 2015

At age seven, Jesse Hughes moved from his native Greenville, South Carolina, to Palm Desert, California. In high school, Josh Homme stopped a bully from picking on Hughes, and Hughes and Homme became best friends. After college, Hughes worked as the manager of …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Madame Mayhem

Fall is in the air, music is in my ears, and holiday shows are official getting booked. I think it’s safe to say the year is rapidly coming to an end, can you believe it? Well, we still have some time; it’s just crazy to think that in just a …

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MedioXcore: Welcome To The Funhouse

Christopher Urban Of Crazy & The Brains Talks About Their New Venue, Bringing Live Music Back To Jersey City, And Naked Backflips.

Between releasing new music, playing some big shows, and now opening their own venue deep in Jersey City, energetic anti-folk superstars Crazy & The Brains have been busy. …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Tommy Can You Read Me?

The Who’s rock-opera Tommy originally came out in May of 1969. I didn’t buy it until November. I remember that because that year at Thanksgiving I made my whole family listen to it. I bought Arthur by The Kinks, though, the day it came out in October. I was 18. …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Walk,’ ‘(T)error’ and What’s New In Theaters

The Walk

Sony Pictures

Rated PG for mature themes, peril, brief nudity, drug references, smoking and mild epithets

High-Wire Drama Recreates French Daredevil’s Stroll Between The Twin Towers

In 1968, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a struggling juggler, mime, magician and trapeze artist, decided to elevate his game, literally, by stringing …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I think it is important to point out the inaccuracies in our political discourse and you do it with great pleasure, it would seem. However, your rabid attack on this completely fabricated outrage over Planned Parenthood that not only threatens to shut down the federal government, but has …

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Shoreworld: Williams Honor – Jersey-Born Country Gone Nashville

After a 15-month timeline, Williams Honor has released their debut record. Performing up and down the coast, they honed their 11-song recorded set until they felt it was ready to go. But they didn’t just decide on the songs all by their lonesome. The material was gauged throughout live performances …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: CD Catch-Up – A Hippie Named Banana & Other Esoteric Delights

Folk-rock heroes The Youngbloods were formed in 1965 by New Yorker Jesse Colin Young on bass and New Englander Jerry Corbitt on guitar and harmonica. They then added multi-instrumentalist Massachusetts friend Lowell “Banana” Levinger and Memphis drummer Joe Bauer. Fifty years on, Get Together: Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics (Grandpa Raccoon …

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