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Where the sing-a-longs are

Adapting a 10-line Maurice Sendak children’s classic into a Spike Jonze visual epic that’s endlessly delayed poses a number of problems, not the least of which involves finding an appropriate soundtrack for the beloved book.… Read More...

'xx' marks the spot

London’s been the birthplace of many musical movements, but in recent years dubstep and grime have received quite a bit of focus. And then there’s the foursome of 20 year olds that make up the… Read More...

Lights out for director Roman Polanski

Last Saturday, director Roman Polanski (“Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Pianist”) was arrested in Zurich after 32 years of fleeing the American justice system. But how do we punish the artist, and what impact does that have… Read More...

Chef serves up some killer rhymes in new album

The hip-hop world received its “Chinese Democracy” this month, when Raekwon finally released the followup to his debut album, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II.” The return of a Wu-Tang member is not only… Read More...

A maddeningly good TV drama series

“Mad Men” is without a doubt, the best show on TV that you’re (probably) not watching. A gorgeously shot period piece set in the early 1960s at a dinosaur of a New York ad agency,… Read More...

A great band arises from the ashes of Strokes-mania

PHOTO FROM Internet SourceI like deep meaningful music about the alienation of the modern world as much as the next Radiohead fan, but sometimes postmodern angst can’t exactly be described as fun. But that’s certainly… Read More...

Hipster-baiting “Summer” soundtrack fails to inspire

“(500) Days of Summer” is a cute movie, but sometimes seems more like a marketing ploy targeted to young twentysomethings with affectations for vintage clothes and the Smiths. The premise of the film, centered around… Read More...

Summer tunes from ‘Ye, Jay, and the gang

PHOTO from Internet SourceSummer music releases are oddly tied to the season; there’s a sense of lightness and fun in the best summer singles, a time of endless days and, for my summer, absurdly large… Read More...

Mochila reveals extraordinary talent in debut album

PHOTO BY Max Shay /The Hoot Named after the Spanish word for backpack, featuring instruments from a wide variety of musical traditions, and combining influences from traditional Arabic music as well as jazz, Mochila is… Read More...

Yeah, it’s a decent third album

One of the most recognizable female lead singers in the past few years, at least in alt-rock circles, has been Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose ferocious bite and live show to match… Read More...
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