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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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X and The Reverend Horton Heat: Live at Irving Plaza, 11/30/12 and 12/1/12

December 15, 2012
X and The Reverend Horton Heat: Live at Irving Plaza, 11/30/12 and 12/1/12

It’s always cause for excitement when X come to town.  And this time around, with The Reverend Horton Heat sharing the bill, the atmosphere in Irving Plaza pushed past simple enthusiasm over seeing a concert, and into the realm of a full-tilt celebration. The Reverend set the crowd up perfectly, tearing through an hour-long...
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Public Enemy and the Hip-Hop Gods Tour: Live at Irving Plaza, 11/29/2012

December 4, 2012
Public Enemy and the Hip-Hop Gods Tour: Live at Irving Plaza, 11/29/2012

The Hip-Hop Gods tour rolled through New York City on November 29th, hitting Irving Plaza with a three-hour review of classic rap music. Johnny ‘Juice’ Rosado was the DJ for the evening, and set the tone for an amazing variety of performers: Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers, Dinco D from Leaders Of The...
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Album Reviews: Madness, Viv Albertine

November 21, 2012
Album Reviews: Madness, Viv Albertine

Madness – Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da (Lucky 7 Records, 2012) Three years after an acclaimed comeback LP and following this summer’s triumphant appearance at the London Olympic closing ceremony, Madness have returned with a new record – a warm, inviting collection of a dozen-plus tunes.  There’s no shocking reinvention here,...
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Depth Of Field’s Hip-Hop & Comics panel at NYCC ’12 – photos, video, and recap.

November 12, 2012
Depth Of Field’s Hip-Hop & Comics panel at NYCC ’12 – photos, video, and recap.

This year’s New York Comic Con was held October 11-14 at the Jacob Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan – and on Saturday the 13th, Depth Of Field presented the “Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel with speakers Adam “Illus” Wallenta, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Eric Orr, Jean Grae, Johnny “Juice” Rosado, Kagan...
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In-depth: a conversation with Future Of The Left

November 3, 2012
In-depth: a conversation with Future Of The Left

Future Of The Left create a distinct and individual brand of punk rock: sarcastic, humorous, joyously aggressive, full of vehement absurdism.  Lead singer/songwriter Andy “Falco” Falkous and drummer Jack Egglestone were once 2/3 of the revered group Mclusky.  When Mclusky split in 2005, Falco and Egglestone joined forces with bass player Kelson Mathias and...
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New York Comic Con 2012 in words and pictures.

October 23, 2012
New York Comic Con 2012 in words and pictures.

This year’s NYCC was pretty overwhelming in scale and scope: over 116,000 attendees passed through the Javits Center over the four days of the convention (with uncountable exhibitors, speakers, creators, celebrity guests, and convention staff and volunteers not included in that number).  It was a headspinning half-week of sensory overload, a nonstop barrage of...
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Depth Of Field presents ‘A Celebration Of Pop Music Comics’!

September 29, 2012
Depth Of Field presents ‘A Celebration Of Pop Music Comics’!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “A Celebration Of Pop Music Comics” at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan on October 10th Depth Of Field Magazine brings together comic creators, fans, and press for round-table panel discussion, signings, and pre-NYCC revelry On Wednesday, October 10th, at 7pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present A Celebration of...
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