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Raging Bull features one of the greatest performances that the screen has ever contained. It also happens to be a definitive American masterpiece, the sort of film that is unimpeachable in terms of overall quality and its standing in the pantheon of great cinema. 274 more words

Film Review

Tompkins Square Anniversary Celebrates Guitar Virtuosos Old and New

Josh Rosenthal didn’t have a plan when he left his job at Sony after 15 years. The music business veteran figured he’d get another industry job, but it took just one great idea to set him down a new path that would forever change the course of his career: starting his own record label. 876 more words

Folkadelphia Radio #248 on WXPN (8/19/2015)

Folkadelphia Radio #248 aired on WXPN on August 19th, 2015 from 22-23:00 and featured an in-studio session from Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, which can be heard… 107 more words


Michael Chapman - The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock

It was at a Jack Rose tribute gig in Philadelphia that the idea for this album was first mooted – Ecstatic Peace approached Chapman backstage and asked if he would record a limited print run improvised album for them. 653 more words


Thurston Moore at Cluny, Newcastle on 20th May 2015

This last year has been quite a retro period for me. Stephen Malkmus last summer, J Mascis in the winter and now Thurston Moore. It’s like I’m reliving the 90s, thankfully not in a purely retro throwback binge because these artists are still highly credible, relevant and active 20+ years on. 755 more words

Sound & Silence

The Last Detail (1973, Hal Ashby)

Even though Jack Nicholson gets top billing and the most bombastic role in The Last Detail, Otis Young has the harder job. He’s got to temper Nicholson, both for the sake of the audience and of the narrative. 298 more words