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SLIS’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Geek Gifts

SLIS’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Geek Gifts: the best pop culture geek gifts of ...

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My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Turns 25: Remembering My Awkward Encounter With Kevin Shields 

My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Turns 25: my recollection of pissing off MVB’s frontman.  November 4th marks a significant date in alternative rock history: the 25 anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 shoegaze epic Loveless. Click here to see where Loveless ranks on my list of best 1991 albums At this point it’s hard to give any more insight […]

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20 Years Ago Danzig Made A Techno Album For Disney’s Record Label

20 Years Ago Danzig Made A Techno Album For Disney’s Record Label: remembering Blackacidevil, Glenn Danzig’s lost industrial techno album. When Glenn Danzig parted ways with his “classic lineup” in 1995 (guitarist John Christ, bassist Eerie Von and drummer Chuck Biscuits), it wasn’t on the best of terms. He would also jump ship from Rick Rubin’s American […]

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Rifftrax Live: ‘Carnival of Souls’ Review

Rifftrax Live: ‘Carnival of Souls’ Review: venerable movie riffers goof on a horror cult classic for a Halloween treat.  Last night the Rifftrax crew (MTS3K vets Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett) took the stage at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre. Their riffing target for the evening? The cult-classic 1962 horror film Carnival of Souls. But […]

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Book Review: DC Super Heroes: The Big Book of Girl Power

Book Review: DC Super Heroes: The Big Book of Girl Power–new children’s book celebrates the women of DC Comics The female superheroes of DC Comics have been front and center in a big way lately: Wonder Woman is now a U.N. Ambassador, and her new movie (featuring Gal Gadot) debuts next year. Supergirl is flying […]

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Director Mike Schiff Talks New Documentary ‘The History of Metal and Horror’

Director Mike Schiff Talks New Documentary ‘The History of Metal and Horror’: filmmaker discusses upcoming doc featuring interviews with genre heavyweights. If you’re into heavy metal and horror music, odds are you’re aware of the upcoming documentary The History of Metal and Horror…and for those who aren’t, listen up: the film will cover why heavy […]

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October Music Recommendations: Confrontational, Morricone Youth

Confrontational ‘Kingdom of Night’ Review: some spooky tunes perfect for your 2016 Halloween festivities. October is the month we all should indulge in our darker side. And along with a healthy diet of horror movies, there’s also plenty of music to go along with your trick of treating. And there are two recent releases that […]

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The Dean Ween Group ‘The Deaner Album’ Review

The Dean Ween Group ‘The Deaner Album’ Review: Dean Ween stretches his wings in first solo album.  Dean Ween (aka Mickey Melchiondo) is one busy man. In addition to Ween’s well-received 2016 reunion tour,  he’s releasing his first solo effort, entitled The Deaner Album (out October 21st via ATO Records). For anyone worried that a […]

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Moby & The Void Pacific Choir ‘These Systems Are Failing’ Review

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir ‘These Systems Are Failing’ Review: techno pioneer revisits the aggressive sonic approach of underrated 1996 album Animal Rights. Earlier this year, Moby released Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep, a dreamy effort (offered as a free download) which saw a return to his ambient electronic roots that begin as far as back […]

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Red Fang ‘Only Ghosts’ Review

Red Fang ‘Only Ghosts’ Review: West coast metal act rock with refined fury on new Ross Robinson produced release.   Portland, Oregon’s Red Fang have carved their own distinct hybrid of metal: a healthy mix of sludge and stoner with a dash of heavy 90s-era alternative rock thrown in for good measure. And their latest release, Only […]

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Concert Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at Stubb’s, Austin

Concert Review: Echo and the Bunnymen at Stubb’s, Austin: post-punk icons deliver the goods under the killing moon. It was an unseasonably humid October night last Thursday at Austin’s Stubb’s Waller Creek amphitheater. But the arrival of British post-punk/New Wave/neo-psychedelic legends Echo and The Bunnymen brought a refreshing European chill to the proceedings. After a (very loud) opening set from […]

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