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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. TOBIN SPROUT, THE WEDDING PRESENT, DANIEL LAND AND WHOOP-SZO

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On the edge of tomorrow’s musical imaginings, rock ‘n’ roll continues to be re-invented phrase by phrase. Discover why we need to constantly look back to move forward. 

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GEEK OUT! DOCTOR STRANGE – HOW MARVEL IS GETTING ROUND SUPERHERO MOVIE FATIGUE

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) Photo Credit: Film Frame  ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Are you tired of superhero movies?

Considering that 2016 had the most superhero movies to date (SIX!) – a valid concern would be creeping fatigue – would the sheer volume of such movies turn people against superhero movies in general?

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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, CROCODILES, CATCH PRICHARD & SAVOY MOTEL

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As promised, we continue to hold fast to an eclectic mix of new releases for your discovery.

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GEEK OUT! WESTWORLD SEASON ONE EPISODE THREE

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“THE STRAY”

Curiouser and curiouser. As more revelations are brought to light, we begin to understand why the Hosts are beginning to ‘malfunction’ on a regular basis. The fact is that Bernard Lowe has been having clandestine meetings with Host Dolores Abernathy and stimulating her evolution towards sentience – whether intentional or not. Dr. Robert Ford also provides backstory as we are introduced to ‘Arnold’ – his former partner, who may have introduced the coding that is causing the problems experienced at Westworld. Of course, Dr. Ford has his own mysterious agenda as well.

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These insights are provided alongside a prolonged look at a plot line involving Dolores and her ‘love-interest’ Teddy Flood which now includes a new dark sub-plot with Wyatt, a former army colleague of Teddy’s who has gone all psychotic (if Hosts are not real, why should we care?). In addition, two Westworld staffers (Ashley Stubbs and Shannon Woodward) encounter a stray Host (hence the title) which predictably goes crazy on them, with consequences surely to ripple throughout the series.

It’s all rather ponderous and stretched out but at least the story is being developed at a deliberate pace rather than being rushed through to the inevitable moment when the Hosts rebel against their makers. And what about the Man in Black??

More info at IMDB 

… still there’s more …

PoP RECOMMENDS: DEAP VALLY – FEMEJISM

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More of the same from blues-rockers Deap Vally viz. Lindsey Troy (vocals, guitars) & Julie Edwards (drums) on new LP, Femejism, which is great news! Femejism is 13 tracks of raw power delivered in the duo’s trademark dynamic fashion.

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GEEK OUT! ANIMATION NATION 2016 – THE RED TURTLE

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The final film for the upcoming Animation Nation 2016, an animated film festival organised by the Singapore Film Society (SFS) is the award-winning The Red Turtle, a joint production between Wild Bunch (France) and Studio Ghibli (Japan), directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit.

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BLURB-O-RAMA FT. SKY BETWEEN LEAVES, RYAN ALLEN AND HIS EXTRA ARMS, PHIL AND LU, KRIEF & POSTER CHILDREN

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From post-punk to power pop to soft rock to art music to grunge – it’s all #THENEWROCKNROLL to us!

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BIRTH OF THE NEW COOL: THE STEVE MCQUEENS SLAY AT THE ANNEXE SESSIONS

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The Steve McQueens found time in between tours of Australia and South Korea to bring their magic jazz-soul-funk ride to home fans at the Annexe Sessions on Thursday, September 29th.

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