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Album Reviews: Locust, vintage electronic soul, Justin Timberlake

April 11, 2013
Album Reviews: Locust, vintage electronic soul, Justin Timberlake

Locust- You’ll Be Safe Forever (Editions Mego, 2013) Locust is the name that composer/musician Mark Van Hoen recorded under around the turn of the millennium, producing a series of influential (and highly regarded) albums between 1993 and 2001.  The records blended squelchy IDM gestures with deep, rich tones of analog synthesizers, spinning slow-burn melodies...
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Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop & Comics at Washington D.C.’s Awesome Con!

April 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel presentation at Awesome Con in Washington D.C., Saturday April 20th. 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, April 20th, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, Depth Of Field...
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Hip-Hop Comics: James Reitano’s Nineteen Eighty-Five

March 29, 2013
Hip-Hop Comics: James Reitano’s Nineteen Eighty-Five

James Reitano grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and Nineteen Eighty-Five is his semi-autobiographical tale of a teenager attempting to experience and participate in graffiti culture while living in a small seaside town.  It’s a unique kind of historical Hip-Hop fiction, a not-quite-first-person account of searching for a place in the world, seeking out...
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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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