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Film

Carpenter loses touch with “Lost Themes”

In the ‘80s, icons like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers terrorized theaters but amongst them an even bigger star arose. As one of the biggest names associated with modern horror, American director...

Don’t doubt how good “Shadow of a Doubt” is

Hip hop artist Freddie Gibbs' third studio album, "Shadow of a Doubt" is a defiant synthesis of trap music and gangster rap which come together to weave a brilliant sonic tapestry. This album has...

“Breathing Statues” does little to distuinguish Young Magic from other EDM artists

Young Magic has always been a hybrid group, able to mix electronic and pop with global elements. The group is comprised of Isaac Emmanuel and Michael Italia, who both come from diverse backgrounds. Emmanuel,...

Anderson .Paak – “Malibu”

“My uncles had to pay the cost ... / my momma caught the gambling bug ... / my papa was behind them bars” sings the LA-bred Anderson .Paak on “The Bird,” the opening track...

Issue 26: Under the Radar

Robert Lees, SSW- Monsieur Perine: The winners of a Latin American Grammy award for being the best artist of 2015, Monsieur Perine is still a relative unknown in the United States. Blending cumbia, native to...

Snoop Dogg’s smoking too much weed on “BUSH”

As a West Coast rap pioneer, Snoop Dogg’s 13th album is a return to the soulful G-funk sound of his earlier career, as if he’s already bought into his own caricature of himself. Even...

Yo La Tengo “Fade” Review

Just close your eyes and listen—actually, don’t close your eyes. You might fall asleep, albeit in the coolest way possible, to legendary indie band Yo La Tengo’s “Fade.” Their latest album—also, their first since...

Though unoriginal “Awaken, My Love” is an ambitious step forward for Childish Gambino

2016 was a landmark year for Donald Glover. The actor, screenwriter, comedian, rapper and singer came into the year most recognized for his acting roles on the NBC show “Community” and in the feature...

Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones “Foreverly” Review

Cover albums are always a tricky thing. It’s difficult for musicians to encapsulate the original artist while incorporating their own twists and originality. This is where things get complicated on “Foreverly,” as Billie Joe...

Childish Gambino successfully switches it up with “STN MTN / Kauai.”

If you’re still reeling from the fact that you were unable to witness the greatness that is Childish Gambino at UCR’s 2014 HEAT music festival that never happened, I have a nice surprise for...