the Mystery Plan release What A Day EP

[Photo courtesy of Bandcamp] By Roman Salomone, Contributor North Carolina indie pop band the Mystery Plan have shared the new What A Day EP. Released through 10mm Omega Recordings. The EP features a disco version of the title track, a remix by Steve Howerton & Coflo, and a live recording of the song “Absolute” from…

Movie Review: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

By: Cody Englander [Universal Pictures] Rating: 9/10 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a sequel to the overlooked Puss In Boots standalone movie from 2011. The sequel follows Puss (Antonio Banderas) on his ninth and final life, desperate to find the titular Last Wish and regain his lives. What’s stopping him? Goldilocks and three…

Pop composer Burt Bacharach dies at 94

By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor
[Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone]
On Feb. 8, famous pop composer Burt Bacharach died at 94 in his Los Angeles home of natural causes. Bacharach was widely known for producing hits such as Dionne Warwick’s “Walk On By”, Jackie DeShannon’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love”, “I Say a Little Prayer”, and B.J. Thomas’s “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, as well as various others.

Psychedelic Rock Collective JJUUJJUU release new single, music video

By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor
[Photo Courtesy of Erica Weitz]Releasing its first single of the year, psychedelic rock collective JJUUJJUU returns with new track “Nowhere”. Last fall, the group released “Daisy Chain” in August and “Crappy New Year” in October, its first release since debut album Zionic Mud in 2018. 

Death Grips announce additional tour dates

[Photo courtesy of Jamie Cameron] By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor Experimental hip-hop trio Death Grips have recently announced an additional slew of both North American and European shows onto their first long awaited touring venture since August of 2019.  Read more: Karamelian to release new single “Wait For Me”, The Yets debut “Letter to a Boy”,…

Movie Review: Avatar: The Way of Water

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor  [20th Century Fox; 2022] Rating: 6/10 The sequel to the most financially successful movie of all time is no easy hurdle to clear, but that was the challenge staring down director ,James Cameron, as he began work on Avatar: The Way of Water, the sequel to Avatar, released in 2009. Heralded…

Quiz Show announces new album, releases new tracks

By Cody Englander, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Shameless Promotions]
The New Jersey Rock Band Quiz Show teased their upcoming project Quiz Show, releasing two new songs off the upcoming album. The next single will drop February 14 with the full album arriving March 17. 

Prof announces new album HORSE

By Evan Gallagher, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Tomas Aksamit]
Minneapolis based rapper Prof is returning to the spotlight with the announcement of his sixth full-length album, HORSE. Streaming on April 14, the album has been teased with the release of the music video “Pack A Lunch [feat. Redman],” the new single from the artist.

Album Review: Samia – Honey

By: Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor  Grand Jury Music; 2023 Rating: 6/10 Key tracks: “Kill Her Freak Out,” “Charm You,” “Mad At Me,” “Breathing Song” In 2020, Samia was just getting her start, a budding pop star following the same blueprint as the other young female singers around her. Her debut album The Baby saw her…

Album Review: Kaiba – Three Tyrsts

By Roman Salomone, Contributor [Self-Released; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Blue Mirror Window”, “Wake”, “Broken”  Kaiba is a four-piece skramz outfit from Athens, Ohio that formed in the summer of 2019. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Lane Moore, drummer Jack Hampton, vocalist/guitarist Emma Campbell, and bassist/sound engineer Jeff Podolski. The quartet recently embarked on a…

Album Review: Obituary – Dying of Everything

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor [Relapse Records; 2023] Rating 7/10 Key Tracks: “Barely Alive”, “The Wrong Time”, “My Will To Live” Legendary death metal band Obituary kicks off 2023 with Dying of Everything. This is their first LP since 2017’s self-titled release. Fans of Obituary will be pleased that Dying of Everything is not an incredibly…