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Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop & Comics at WonderCon Anaheim!

March 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel presentation at WonderCon Anaheim, March 30th, 7pm. Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop luminaries to discuss ties between the two forms, upcoming projects, and shared inspirations On Saturday, March 30th, from 7:00-8:00pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present...
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Album Reviews: Johnny Marr, Bastille, They Might Be Giants

March 10, 2013
Album Reviews: Johnny Marr, Bastille, They Might Be Giants

Johnny Marr – The Messenger (Sire Records, 2013) Over his tenure with The Smiths, and in the two and a half decades since that band split, Johnny Marr has built a reputation as the greatest guitarist of a generation.  His playing has added texture and heft to recordings by The Pretenders, Modest Mouse, The...
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ESG: Live at Bowery Electric, 1/30/13

March 3, 2013
ESG: Live at Bowery Electric, 1/30/13

In the late 1970s, four young sisters from the South Bronx formed a band and began to perform around New York City, starting with talent shows and quickly moving up to nightclubs and discotheques.  They produced a completely unique form of dance music: primal, stripped-down, devoid of pretense or elegant trappings.  They named themselves...
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Single Reviews: Luscious Jackson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Veronica Falls

February 26, 2013
Single Reviews: Luscious Jackson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Veronica Falls

Luscious Jackson – Are You Ready? (self-released, 2013) Luscious Jackson were one of the great genre-bending pop groups of the 90s, turning out folk-inflected trip-hop, harmonic disco torch songs, slither-funk party raps, and whatever else they felt like. They were immune to classification and impossible to describe in a simple sentence. They were women...
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Album Reviews: Czarface (7L/Esoteric/Inspectah Deck), Jamie Lidell

February 19, 2013
Album Reviews: Czarface (7L/Esoteric/Inspectah Deck), Jamie Lidell

Czarface- s/t (Brick Records, 2013) Czarface is a new project that features the dynamic rap duo 7L and Esoteric joining forces with Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan) to produce fourteen tracks of action-packed boom-bap, and it’s an inspired combination.  The formula is pretty simple and totally irresistible: pulse-pounding drum loops and rapid-fire lyrics, guest...
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Hip-Hop Comics: Ron Wimberly’s Prince Of Cats.

February 14, 2013
Hip-Hop Comics: Ron Wimberly’s Prince Of Cats.

Ronald Wimberly’s Prince Of Cats hit bookstore shelves last September, and I picked it up immediately, took it home, and read it that evening.  Now, half a year later, I’m still turning it over in my head, constantly revisiting it, picking it up and flipping though it to study passages in more detail.  It...
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Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde: Live at SOB’s, 1/31/13

February 6, 2013
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde: Live at SOB’s, 1/31/13

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this tour.  Four of the original architects of The Pharcyde’s debut record, performing the entire album live onstage, twenty years later.  I was trying to keep my expectations tempered with a healthy degree of skepticism, but the idea of hearing one of my all-time favorite albums...
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Pop Culture Library: Disney’s Song Of The South, Star Trek Unauthorized, Doctor Who Memories

February 3, 2013
Pop Culture Library: Disney’s Song Of The South, Star Trek Unauthorized, Doctor Who Memories

Who’s Afraid Of The Song Of The South? (And Other Forbidden Disney Stories) by Jim Korkis (Theme Park Press, 2012) This new book by  Jim Korkis (a sequel of sorts to his essential The Vault Of Walt) is a welcome in-depth look at Walt Disney’s first predominantly live-action feature – considering the convoluted path...
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Album Reviews: Pillowfight, Karthala 72

January 26, 2013
Album Reviews: Pillowfight, Karthala 72

Pillowfight – s/t (Bulk Recordings, 2013) We open with a creepy organ line that could be scavenged from some forgotten low budget horror film.  A strutting beat kicks in over the top.  A voice joins, purring a decisive kiss-off in a tone that makes it sound like a come-on.  As we hit the chorus,...
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Shuggie Otis: Live at The Highline Ballroom, 1/10/2013

January 14, 2013
Shuggie Otis: Live at The Highline Ballroom, 1/10/2013

In 1974, 21 year-old blues guitarist and session musician Shuggie Otis released his third solo record, titled Inspiration Information.  It consisted of 9 tunes: dreamy hazy psychedelic soul ballads, downtempo funk driven by primitive drum machines, ethereal wisps of song that came on like cotton candy and were every bit as difficult to clean...
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