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.
FOUR new releases chock full of #THENEWROCKNROLL. Enjoy!!
Two years, Chrissie Hynde released an unprecedented solo album – Stockholm – but has returned to her original vehicle, Pretenders, for the legendary rock band’s 11th studio album, Alone.
Consolidating our scifi TV reviews. Spoilers, doh!
Fear not TRUE BELIEVERS cuz we have new music to affirm our faith in #THENEWROCKNROLL!
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?
As promised, we continue to hold fast to an eclectic mix of new releases for your discovery.
It’s a retro-pop extravaganza right here right now and that’s the best place to be. Dive in!
Got to hand it to everyone involved with Timeless, the show is slowly but surely finding its rhythm. More depth has been revealed in the main characters and the actions they take are consistent with people unfortunate enough to be in this complicated situation.
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.
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 …
Diversity in rock n roll is what will save it! Here are four brilliant instances how beautiful eclecticism can be! Enjoy!!
“Signal & Noise”
Improbably, of all the many shows featuring time travel of some kind, Frequency might be the most promising of them all, thus far.
Spoilers, doh?!? Read this only after watching the shows!
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.
The plot thickens… as they say.
Capsule reviews of new music that might be a lil under the radar.
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.
Fifty years after the debut of classic time travel scifi TV series The Time Tunnel, we are given the latest attempt to feature time traveling and hopefully it’s better than the last one viz. Syfy’s risible 12 Monkeys.
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1977 movie of the same name, this HBO series is an ambitious scifi TV series created/written by Jonathan Nolan and Lucy Joy. Nolan even directed this first episode.
From post-punk to power pop to soft rock to art music to grunge – it’s all #THENEWROCKNROLL to us!
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.
So much good music, so little time. The solution? Let Blurb-O-Rama be your tastemakin’ guide!
Reviews of EPs/albums that have been released in 2016. Time to discover new music!
Four new albums of diversity and quality plumb the depths of THE NEW ROCK N ROLL! Dig in!!