Archive for February 2005


Over The Rhine’s new album, Drunkard’s Prayer, is out march 29. Listen to Karen Bergquist’s smooth-as-honey voice accompanied by weepy guitars on their new track “Born”.

Apr 27: San Francisco, Swedish American Hall
Mar 6: New York NY, Mercury Lounge

Posted at 12pm on 2/24/05 | no comments; | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on


“Sanctuary’s Over” is a mash-up between The Cult’s “(She Sells) Sanctuary” and “When The Music’s Over” by The Doors.

Ironic twist: Ian Astbury fronts the reunited Doors, but his vocals for Sanctuary are replaced by Morrison’s.


Posted at 12pm on 2/19/05 | no comments; | Filed Under: music | read on


The irresistible Wallace and Gromit are currently filming their first feature film — Wallace and Gromit: The Movie: Curse of the Wererabbit.

Fellow Wallace and Gromiters will like this featurette about the film.

Posted at 12pm on 2/19/05 | no comments; | Filed Under: film, trailers | read on


Marissa Nadler

Ballads of Living and Dying:
Just discovered this little gem of an album. Marissa Nadler has the beautiful, haunting voice of a timeless balladeer with “influences of old-timey americana folk, portuguese fado, phychedelia, and country.” Described as an “acoustic dream meeting between early Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.” Listen to a few tracks, and if you like what you hear, you can look forward to Marissa’s second album, The Saga of Mayflower May, out next month.

The lyrics on the second track of Ballads are taken from “There’s No Forgetting (Sonata)”, a poem by the great Pablo Neruda.

Posted at 1pm on 2/14/05 | no comments; | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on


CineQuest Screenings

Walk, don’t run. Tickets now available for screenings of Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley at the CineQuest Film Festival in San Jose, CA. C’mon on down for the double feature. We’re screening with Phil Di Fiore‚Äôs documentary short, Stranger: Bernie Worrell On Earth, which just opened at Slamdance last week. Our documentaries are a perfect pair because we both have colons in our titles, and because both films appreciate under-appreciated musical geniuses. (see tagline: Beethoven, Ellington, Hendrix… Worrell?) Interviews for the Worrell doc short include: Mos Def, David Byrne, Prince Paul, and a bunch more intriguing chaps.

The AG:JB + S:BWOE screenings will be held Wednesday, March 9 at 7:15 PM (Camera 12 Cinemas) and Saturday, March 12 at 5:15 PM (SJS University Theatre.) Be there.

Posted at 6pm on 2/2/05 | 1 comment | Filed Under: amazing grace: jeff buckley | read on

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