Big Gigantic impresses with explosive electronic party

Big Gigantic impresses with explosive electronic party

  For electronic dance music to work in a concert setting – as a live spectacle that you would actually pay concert prices to see – the bar, in my mind, is pretty high. You need good mixes and well-wrung beats, sure, but the music can’t stand on its own – especially seeing as it’s […]

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
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‘The Lazarus Effect’ not quite DOA, but not worth a theater trip

‘The Lazarus Effect’ not quite DOA, but not worth a theater trip

The Lazarus Effect is a fine enough horror film but it doesn’t necessitate a trip to the theater.

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Big Gigantic Looming Larger and Larger

Big Gigantic Looming Larger and Larger

When the previous generation of electronic dance music artists were presiding over high-BPM mixes and X-ed out dance parties, the future members of Big Gigantic were soaking up … other stuff. If you’ve heard Big Gigantic, it might surprise you a little to learn that as young musicians in the late ’90s and early 2000s […]

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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10 Songs That Were Better Reasons to be “Happy” in 2014

10 Songs That Were Better Reasons to be “Happy” in 2014

I’ve really got nothing against “Happy,” Billboard’s certified No. 1 song of the calendar year 2014. Hell, it was played at my wedding reception, because, let’s be honest – preventing that from happening at any 2014 wedding reception would’ve been damn near impossible. But – just ballparking the number here – there were probably about […]

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Kishi Bashi steals the show opening for Guster at House of Blues Dallas

Kishi Bashi steals the show opening for Guster at House of Blues Dallas

In the case of Guster’s current tour, it’s in your best interest to get there early for opener Kishi Bashi, especially if you have never heard of this artist because you will fall in love.

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest Reveals 2015 Music Lineup

Kansas City’s Middle of the Map Fest Reveals 2015 Music Lineup

The 2015 Middle of the Map lineup is here and it’s featuring some long awaited local band reunions, as well as special tribute that Joy Division fans won’t want to miss.

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Ex Hex sizzles at the Mohawk despite the cold

Ex Hex sizzles at the Mohawk despite the cold

Ex Hex managed to give concert goers at the Mohawk in Austin on Saturday night both their money’s worth – the easy part – and their body temperature’s worth, which was the hard part.

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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‘Inherent Vice’ succeeds as strong adaptation, but flawed film

‘Inherent Vice’ succeeds as strong adaptation, but flawed film

There are films that have an ability to transport audiences from their theatre seats into worlds and experience characters from another era. Some films do this so well that walking out of a movie theatre feels like stepping out of an airport as you return home from a vacation.

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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‘Into the Woods’ is a fun fairytale twist for the whole family

‘Into the Woods’ is a fun fairytale twist for the whole family

Rob Marshall may not be the most experienced director cranking out studio films currently but he is no stranger to success and the big budget films that often earn it having directed four films prior to his latest, Into the Woods including two other musicals. These have all been met with varying levels of critical […]

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Real-life ‘Big Eyes’ story makes for Tim Burton’s best film in years

Real-life ‘Big Eyes’ story makes for Tim Burton’s best film in years

“Big Eyes” is the least Tim Burton-feeling Tim Burton film in years and that’s a very good thing. Consequently, it’s also the best Tim Burton film in years. Burton’s been in a bit of his rut, his last few films have featured the same tired set of actors (cough *Johnny Depp* cough) and have been […]

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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