Sometimes I hear a song from a new band and I think “Wow. That was great, I can’t wait until the new album comes out.” Five minutes of googling later I find that the record came out a year ago and that it is not even the band’s first record. That is the case with Japanese Breakfast, whose amazing second album Soft Sounds From Another Planet was actually released on July 14, 2017.
During the summer of 1998 I sat in a movie theater in Ocean City, NJ and watched what I thought was an amazing movie. I was twelve years old and everything about Godzilla seemed epic. It was not until about ten years later when I saw a rerun on television that I realized it was actually not a good movie. Two decades years later, the only enduring part of Godzilla is its soundtrack.
Iuliano draws from multiple styles of music on his new single “Who Knows.” The result is an intriguing song from the Italian experimental-alternative artist.
Every once in awhile you run across a new artist and it takes only a few notes to be hooked. This is the case with Eric Frisch. The singer-songwriter has a knack for drawing from different aspects of folk music and spinning them into an eclectic collection of enjoyable songs.
One of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, Solo: A Star Wars Story, hits theaters today. To mark the release of the second Star Wars standalone movie, The Flat Circle is traveling to a Saturday Night Live episode from a long time ago in a sketch that never made it to air: “Casual Friday On The Death Star.”
On her blog A Disney World Adventurer, Meg describes herself as being "a Canadian avid Disney enthusiast." In her interview with The Flat Circle, Meg discusses her Disney fandom, which Disney VHS tape she wore out, and what Disney character she would want to be for a day. Meg has also been on six Disney vacations and has advice for travelers to the Magic Kingdom
IFC’s Brockmire is a blue, irreverent comedy that follows the odyssey of a wayward play-by-play man. The titular character, Jim Brockmire is a washed-up broadcaster who is stuck calling games in the minor leagues. He desperately wants to return to calling Major League games. The problem for Brockmire: he can’t actually return to the big leagues.
Supergroups do not always reach their full potential. Lucy Pearl was not together long, but managed to put out one amazing record. The group comprised of Raphael Saadiq, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Dawn Robinson was an epic collection of talent too big to fail. On May 23, 2000 Lucy Pearl released their self-titled LP. Two days before their eighteenth anniversary, it is hard not to hope for a reunion from the amazing group that was Lucy Pearl.
There is a Facebook "challenge" floating around that is bringing attention to the artwork of album covers. Each thread calls on readers to “post the covers of ten albums in ten days; albums that have had a big influence on you and that you still play. Be honest. No explanation, just artwork.”
Saturday Night Live closed out their forty-third season last night. The episode, which was hosted by Tina Fey and featured Nicki Minaj as the musical guest, was emblematic of the variety show’s entire season. The SNL finale placed politics and cameos in the forefront of its show for yet another episode. They doubled-down on mediocre material that was a desperate attempt to put a lasting political stamp on the season. It was almost as if SNL was openly admitting that they cannot help themselves: they have a Trump problem