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Music, All Shook Down Nas and Damian Marley, Outside Lands' Weak Lineup, and the Unfashionable Mister Loveless

Nas and Damian Marley, Outside Lands' Weak Lineup, and the Unfashionable Mister Loveless

So Nas and Damian Marley set out to make a rap-reggae record. It's not a terribly novel idea, but given the pair's credentials, the disc sounds at least promising, right? Don't spark that spliff just yet: Sean Fennessey writes in…
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Music, Hear This Rasputina: Show Preview

Rasputina: Show Preview

In 1992, classically trained cellist Melora Creager realized a vision of an all-female string ensemble that functioned as a rock band — thus was born Rasputina. In retrospect, the group's mélange of gothic and Victorian imagery (and dress), folkloric themes,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Flip It

Flip It

The title might evoke an image of clammy-fingered men in ill-fitting clothes bent over synthesizers with penlights attached to their heads, but the Switchboard Music Festival is actually a bold eight-hour expedition through convention-crushing terrain led by musical fire-eaters. Certainly,…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Gorey Details

The Gorey Details

There was a time when the term “Gothic” conjured up images of vaulted ceilings, embellished spires, and the glowy sobriety of illuminated manuscripts. More recently, Gothic has been callously stripped of its "ic," along with some of its romanticism, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day After Midnight

After Midnight

A film series for night owls FRI 5/28 In my family we call it the "$9 nap": Because I'm a morning person, I fall asleep in any movie that starts after 7 p.m. No matter how gripping the plot, no…
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House of Tudor

The voice of Pinetop Seven singer Darren Richard sways delicately between the pale, sophomoric timbre of Jonathan Richman and the pregnant, melancholic intonation of Dead Can Dance's Brendan Perry. Richard weaves dejected tales with cinematic clarity: A young runaway with…
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