Maher's latest doesn't astound, it stupefies.
Sweden produces some of the best electronic music in the world, as evidenced by the exhilarating Covenant show that hit Numbers two weeks ago. This time, Fitz's gets to host some Scandinavian beep-and-boopery, and it doesn't get any better than Niki & the Dove. I first got into the band after cover ... More >>
"Are you sure this place just opened? The sign looks old."There are certain things you claim to regret having one more of without meaning it - drinks, usually, but we wouldn't fault you for anything more physically or emotionally damaging. You'll keep getting that extra serving, though, becau ... More >>
Catastrophic Theatre fave Mickle Maher mounts another success.
Photos by David EnsmingerPeter Case McGonigel's Mucky Duck June 28, 2011 Surviving 40 years of rock and roll is not nearly the same as embodying it, preserving artful, poetic, and transcendent song forms that persevere as the world unveils socio-political and cultural shifts, religious uphea ... More >>
Eric Hester/ photos courtesy of Voices Breaking BoundariesHave you ever gone to see an artist, but then wished you hadn't? Not because of a bad performance, but just because the real-life person didn't fit so neatly into the tiny box you'd made for them in your brain? That's how Aftermath felt ab ... More >>
Dream of Life, the 2008 documentary about Patti Smith, opens with Smith's own narration of the many loved ones she's outlived over the years. Among those names are her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith; her brother Todd; and controversial photographer and close friend Robert Mapplethorpe. ... More >>
Ray Wylie Hubbard's new album gets low-down with hookers, tornadoes and religion.
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off, we're trying hard to decode Houston's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. Psychobilly is a genre whose entire purpose, in our opinion, is to achieve maximum delinquency, like a grindho ... More >>
With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>
Taxicab Confessions this isn't: Ramin Bahrani's quietly profound Goodbye Solo.
Back in the Near Dark Ages when LOM was in grad-school journalism, one of the things that stuck with me was a lecture on "the lunatic fringe." These are the people who call in to radio talk shows or send long, vitriolic letters to newspapers, magazines and blogs. Negative reviews always bring out th ... More >>
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The Mark Morris Dance Group
Painter Susan Crile takes on the oil-field infernos of Kuwait