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April 23, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Bloc Party reverts to non-electro sound

By | Aug 27, 2012

The past few years have been rife with uncertainty for Bloc Party fans. While the British alternative collective was on hiatus, rumors of a break-up began to circulate. But all is right in the Bloc Party camp as they return with their fourth studio album, the unimaginatively titled “Four.”

‘Fastlife’: Jonas brother missteps with solo debut

By | Oct 26, 2011

Though Joe Jonas’ schoolboy good looks made him one of the most popular members of the Jonas Brothers trio, his solo debut hides his boy band image with dubstep beats, mature lyrics and a guest appearance by rapper Lil’ Wayne.

‘Ashes & Fires’: Artist creates twelfth album

By | Oct 26, 2011

Releasing at least one album a year in the last decade alone, Ryan Adams has created a collection of works with multiple genres including rock, folk, alternative and country. His latest work, “Ashes & Fires,” recalls his 2000 solo debut, “Heartbreaker,” and features the most consistent sound of his career.

‘Wildlife’: Band unveils dark release

By | Oct 26, 2011

Three years after the release of its last album in 2008, La Dispute returns with a newfound post-hardcore sound.

‘The Thing’: Icy remake loses thrill

By | Oct 26, 2011

In his new release, director Matthijs van Heijningen attempts to transform John Carpenter’s 1982 psychological terror film, “The Thing,” into a modern thriller, but only manages to create a sometimes-amusing, predictable monster flick.

‘Metals’: Indie artist darkens sound

By | Oct 12, 2011

Feist, a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter, took the United States by storm with her 2007 release, “The Reminder.” Four years later, she returns with a fifth solo album that trades her upbeat, spacey sound for a more serious style.

Lovato stands for survival

By | Oct 5, 2011

After spending almost four months in treatment for emotional and physical distress, Demi Lovato is back with an album that turns personal hardship into soulful gold.

Indie-rock group hails heritage

By | Oct 5, 2011

Girls, a folksy San Francisco duo, wowed the indie scene with their catchy throwbacks to 1950s rock ’n’ roll on their debut LP, “Album,” in 2009. Two years later, they have returned with a full-length sophomore effort that proves the first time around wasn’t just luck.

Poor direction fails impressionist film

By | Oct 5, 2011

Miranda July’s latest film, “The Future,” is an impressionistic and underdeveloped romantic drama that fails to convey a substantial message.

Infectious comedy defeats the odds

By | Oct 5, 2011

Echoing cross-genre films such as Adam Sandler’s “Click” and “Funny People,” which borders the line between comedy and drama, director Jonathan Levine’s new dark comedy “50/50” is a creative and effective mix of tragedy and humor.

Grounded acting fails to move story

By | Oct 5, 2011

“In the Company of Dancers,” the latest production at the Kitchen Theatre, is a complex theatrical performance that combines narrative and motion, but fails to accurately portray the life of a woman with one simple goal — to dance.

Chili Peppers refresh sound in upbeat modern release

By | Sep 28, 2011

More than five years after the release of their Grammy-winning opus, “Stadium Arcadium,” the funk sensation Red Hot Chili Peppers trade in their amateur antics for a deliciously developed tone.