Sunday, August 24, 2014

Killer Mike on Ferguson


Week Recap (8/18-24)

MOVIES

The Fisher King (1991): 69%
directed by: Terry Gilliam
written by: Richard LaGravenese
actors: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl
production company: Columbia Pictures Corporation


Volver (2006): 82%
directed/written by: Pedro Almodóvar
actors: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave
production company: Canal+ España, El Deseo S.A., Ministerio de Cultura


MUSIC

Dry the River - Alarms in the Heart (2014)
label: Transgressive Records
producers: Charlie Hugall, Paul Savage and Peter Miles

Every Time I Die - Discography (1998-present)
band members: Keith Buckley, Jordan Buckley, Andy Williams, Stephen Micciche, Ryan Leger
origin: Buffalo, NY

Kanye West - College Dropout (2004)
label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
producers: Kareem "Biggs" Burke, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash, Evidence, Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua, Kanye West

The New Pornographers - Bill Bruisers (2014)
label: Matador, Last Gang
producer: A.C. Newman, John Collins


Dry the River - "Gethsemane"
Killer Mike - "Reagan"
The New Pornographers - "War on the East Coast"
Sharon Van Etten - "I Know"
Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time the Sun Comes Up"


BOOKS

Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath by Andrew Holleran (2008)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Week Recap (8/4-17)

MOVIES

Lucy
(2014): 45%
director/writer: Luc Besson
actors: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
production company: Canal+, Ciné+, EuropaCorp

Rich Hill (2014): 83%
directors & producers: Andrew Droz Palermo, Tracy Droz Tragos
distributed by: The Orchard, Independent Lens

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013): 66%
director/writer: Jim Jarmusch
actors: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt
production company: Recorded Picture Company (RPC), Pandora Filmproduktion, Snow Wolf Produktion



TV SHOWS

Adventure Time: 
Season 5, Episodes 17 - 21 (2012): A
directors: Nate Cash, Adam Muto, Elizabeth Ito
writers: Tom Herpich & Steve Wolfhard, Kent Osborne & Cole Sanchez, Pendleton Ward & Somvilay Xayaphone, Graham Falk, Jesse Moynihan & Thomas Wellmann



MUSIC

FKA Twigs
- LP1 (2014): 91%
label: Young Turks
producers: Arca, Clams Casino, Cy An, Paul Epworth, FKA twigs, Emile Haynie, Devonté Hynes, Inc., Sampha, Tic

Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell (2014): 80%
label: OWSLA

jj - V (2014): 80%
label: Sincerely Yours, Secretly Canadian

The Tallest Man On Earth - Discography (2006 - present)
artist: Saras Per Kristian Matsson
origin: Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden


FKA Twigs - "Closer"
Hundred Waters - "[Animal]"
jj - "All Ways, Always"
jj - "Dean & Me"
Little Dragon - "Paris"
Little Dragon - "Mirror"
Iceage - "The Lord's Favorite"

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Week Recap (7/28 - 8/3)

FILM

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988): 88%
director, writer, producer: Pedro Almodóvar
actors: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco
production company: El Deseo, S.A.


TV SHOWS

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Season 6, EP 1-3: A-
director: Randall Einhorn
writers: Becky Mann & Audra Sielaff, Dave Chernin & John Chernin, and Charlie Day & Rob McElhenney


MUSIC

Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe (2013)
label: Domino
producer: Devonté Hynes

Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2013)
label: Milk!, Mom+Pop Music

The National - Discography (1999 - current)

Strata - Strata Presents: The End of The World (2007)
label: Wind-up
producer: Gregg Wattenberg

Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso (2014)
label: Partisan
producer: Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn


Blood Orange - "You're Not Good Enough"
Courtney Barnett - "Avant Gardener"
The National - "Pink Rabbits"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Week Recap (7/21-27)

TV SHOWS

House of Cards - Season 2 (79%)
favorite episodes: Episode 1, 4, 13
directors: Carl Franklin, James Foley
writers: Beau Willimon, Laura Eason
actors: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Gill


Louie - Season 4, Episode 6


MUSIC

Bat for Lashes - Discography (2006 - current)

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (2008)
label: Fat Cat
producer: Peter Katis

Interpol - Antics (2004)
label: Matador
producer: Interpol, Peter Katis

Peaches - I Feel Cream (2009)
label: XL
producer: Digitalism, Drums of Death, Peaches, Shapemod, Simian Mobile Disco, Soulwax

Portugal. the Man - Church Mouth (2007)
label: Fearless
producer: Casey Bates

Rx Bandits - Mandala (2009)
label: Sargent House
producer: Chris Fudurich


Band of Horses - "The Great Salt Lake"
Peaches - "Mommy Complex"
Peaches - "Private Dancer" (Tina Turner cover)

Concerts

Peaches w/ Cakes da Killa @ the ICA, Boston


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Week Recap (7/14-20)

FILM

Boyhood (2014): 91%
director/writer: Richard Linklater
actors: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke
production company: IFC Productions, Detour Filmproduction


TV SHOWS

House of Cards - Season 2, Episodes 1 - 6
directors: Carl Fraklin, James Foley, John Coles
writers: Beau Willimon, Bill Cain, Laura Eason, Kenneth Lin, John Mankiewicz

Louie - Season 4, Episode 5


MUSIC

AFI - Black Sails in the Sunset (1999)
label: Nitro
producer: AFI

Circa Survive - Discography

Radiator Hospital - Torch Song (2014)
label: self-released
producer: Radiator Hospital

Bombay Bicycle Club - "Luna"
Family of the Year - "Hero"
FKA Twigs - "Two Weeks"
The Mowgli's - "San Francisco"
Perfume Genius - "Queen"
Radiator Hospital - "Cut Your Bangs"
Real Lies - "North Circular"
Sharon Van Etten - "I Know"

Concerts

Circa Survive w/ Ume @ The Sinclair

Monday, July 14, 2014

Week Recap (7/7-13)


MOVIES


The Boys in the Band (1970): 89%
director: William Friedkin
writer: Mart Crowley
actors: Kenneth Nelson, Frederick Combs, Cliff Gorman, Laurence Luckinbill, Keith Prentice, Peter White, Reuben Greene, Robert La Tourneaux, Leonard Frey
production company: Cinema Center Films, Leo Films


TV SHOWS

House of Cards - Season 1, EP 12-13: 79%
director: Allen Coulter
writer: Gina Gionfriddo & Beau Willimon

Louie - Season 4, EP 1-4
director & writer: Louis C.K.




MUSIC

Circa Survive - Violent Waves (2012)
label: self-released
producer: Circa Survive

Conor Oberst - Upside Down Mountain (2014): 79%
label: Nonesuch Records
producer: Jonathan Wilson, Conor Oberst

Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband (2014): 78%
label: Because Music
producer: Little Dragon, Robin Hannibal

Manchester Orchestra - Cope (2014): 71%
label: Loma Vista Recordings, Favorite Gentlemen
producer: Dan Hannon, Manchester Orchestra

Rx Bandits - ...And The Battle Begun (2006)
label: Mash Down Babylon
producer: Rx Bandits


Circa Survive - "Bird Sounds"
Fever Ray - "Now's the Only Time I Know"
Little Dragon - "Pretty Girls"
Tokyo Police Club - "Miserable"