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Music, Disquiet Storm

Disquiet Storm

The name sounds so sweet and innocent: Jennifer Gentle. It's a tag fit for the Teletubbies' babysitter, or some loved-up hippie chick with daisies in her hair. But in truth, what lurks behind this moniker isn't so benign. It's an…
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Music, Bouncer

Spying on the new Bruno's

A good friend of mine who is a booking agent has a theory about club owners, and it's a simple one: Most of them are batshit crazy. They may have gotten into the field for cool reasons, like a love…
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Calendar, Night&Day

High Art, With Lowbrow Appeal

Celebrated experimental filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh is an anomaly even by the strict standards of the avant-garde, and "Peggy's Playhouse: A Peggy Ahwesh Retrospective," comprising six of her works spanning the past decade -- is a cultural space that's equally playful…
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Second Time Around

"Mondo Sadismo!" Since the 1950s Americans have looked to Europe for their transgressive cinema thrills -- whether art film, porn epic, or gorefest -- and Europe has always been happy to oblige. It's perhaps a cultural high-water mark (or low,…
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