Woody Allen: A Documentary

Robert B. Weide’s cinema-release documentary of Woody Allen begins with the rudimentary question: How can we make a documentary about Woody Allen? The problem, we are told, is that there are so many Woody Allens; it would be impossible to edit him. But this cinema version of the longer PBS documentary, condensing over three hours … Continue reading

Beach House: Bloom

Beach House established a sound for itself comparable to no other with its third and then best album, Teen Dream (2010). The Baltimore duo, made up of Victoria Legrand (vocals and keyboard) and Alex Scally (guitar), landed on a gloriously outlandish sound in their last album that, for its ethereal quality, has since filed the band … Continue reading

Watch the Throne: Gig Review

As two podiums rise above the standing audience in darkness, the sonic tremors of “H.A.M” start up on the speakers, flickers of accompanying laser-light above our heads. Kanye West emerges in a swath of blue light, pouncing on the beat like a predator, spitting his verse in a leather Givenchy t-shirt and gold chains around … Continue reading