The Parlor Mob

‘Someday’ You Might Love The Parlor Mob

The Parlor Mob has been obscenely slept on. In an alternate universe—or better yet, the near-future of this one—the Asbury Park, N.J. band, known for dispensing classic-style riffs with a modern approach, will be taking over the world and headlining festival stages. If last night’s set at Hamden’s Space Ballroom was any indication, their new…

DeadRingers

Dead Ringers Podcast: The ‘Final Destination’ Franchise

A few weeks back I was a special guest on another horror podcast – this time the Dead Ringers podcast! Dead Ringers covers horror movie double features that share similar DNA, yet still have distinct personalities. Hosted and produced by Nolan McBride and featuring a rotating cast of co-hosts (ME!), each episode is a discussion…

Booksmart

Go See ‘Booksmart’ or I Will Fight You

If I rattled off the synopsis of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, you’ll probably think you’ve seen it a million times over. Two graduating high school girls set out to finally break the rules and party on their last day of classes. Teenage hijinks ensue. Drugs, drinking, sex…well, yeah, all of that fun stuff happens.…

Charly Bliss

[Review]: Charly Bliss is Ready for Pop Domination

When a band of hungry twenty-somethings comes off a ferocious and critically-acclaimed debut, the urgency of delivering a satisfying sophomore follow-up may seem daunting. Luckily for Charly Bliss—comprised of lead singer Eva Hendricks, her brother and drummer Sam Hendricks, guitarist Spencer Fox, and bassist Dan Shure—they’ve expanded their musical wheelhouse by looking inward and leaning…

Tank and the Bangas performing in Norwalk, Conn.

[Review] Taking A Plunge With Tank and the Bangas

On the song “Rollercoasters,” Tank and the Bangas frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball compares riding a rollercoaster to facing one’s fears, the void of having never been in love, of “feeling your heart roam through your body.” She sings, “There are nothing but tears, freedom, and fear in your right hand now, time to throw it…

Sheer Mag

[Review]: The DIY Rock Ragers of Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag

There’s something to be said for a band that’s taken control of its own fate. Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag reached cult status before they were signed becoming hometown heroes thanks to their no-frills American rock ‘n roll and DIY approach. At a recent gig in Hamden, Connecticut’s Space Ballroom, the band brought its scrappy, scuzzy tunes…

Unicorn Store

[Review]: Brie Larson’s ‘Unicorn Store’

For a talent like Brie Larson, the sky has always been the limit. Now, she’s literally soaring the skies as Captain Marvel in a small lil Marvel film called Avengers: Endgame. But before her super-powered turn and the Oscar win that made her a household name, Larson shined in modestly-budgeted indies filled with complex character…

Lizzo

Lizzo’s Pitchfork Clapback Isn’t A Good Look

Rapper, singer, and flautist Lizzo released her third LP last week, though its singles have been shaking speakers for months. Cuz I Love You, her first record on Atlantic, doubles down on her brand of body-positive bops and unapologetic self-love. In an anxiety-ridden, hate-filled world, Lizzo just might be the elixir that society needs right…

AHS: 1984

Ryan Murphy Reveals ‘American Horror Story: 1984’

This morning, TV mastermind Ryan Murphy (Feud, American Crime Story, Nip/Tuck) revealed the title of the upcoming ninth season of American Horror Story on Instagram. It’s called: American Horror Story: 1984. The short teaser clip shows a young woman running through the woods while being chased by a masked killer with a large knife. It appears to…

Beetlejuice

‘Beetlejuice 2’ Is Dead

When last reported, Warner Bros. was actively developing a Beetlejuice sequel that would finally reunite director Tim Burton with the film’s star, Michael Keaton. Co-star Winona Ryder even confirmed the sequel to Seth Myers years ago. It’s been a while since the latest update, though, with the project seemingly rotting away in the afterlife waiting…