The Top Ten Films of 2015

Posted on Jan 5, 2016

Top Ten Films of 2015: It’s been a strong year for film, both in popular blockbusters and little seen indies. As usual, there’s a whole slew of features (45 Years, It Follows), documentaries (The Look of Silence, Amy) and foreign films (Son of Saul) that I haven’t seen yet, and in the coming months as […]

Top Ten Albums of 2015

Posted on Dec 14, 2015

Top Ten Albums of 2015: Apple Music Playlist of selections from this list. The Best: Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell For all his brilliance, Sufjan Stevens has often hid himself in his music – whether weaving compelling folk tales from the states of Illinoise and Michigan or diving deep into the mind of schizophrenic […]

Top Ten Songs of 2015

Posted on Dec 8, 2015

Top Ten Songs of 2015 Check out a playlist of these songs here. The Best: “Let it Happen” by Tame Impala This year, Kevin Parker’s one-man-band, Tame Impala, took a hard left turn from guitar based psych-rock to bass-heavy, synth driven electro-funk – for an album like Currents, so stuffed with lyrics about change, the […]

Top Ten Live Shows of 2015

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

As the live experience becomes more and more important in the music world, artists of all genres, established and up-and-coming, are finding new ways to impress discerning audiences. I saw a ton of great shows in 2015 – that Godspeed You! Black Emperor stands tall amongst these shows doesn’t diminish the excellence of every other […]

Top Ten Films of 2014

Posted on Jan 15, 2015

Top Ten Films of 2014 After 2013, with modern classics like Gravity, Her and 12 Years a Slave, just to name a few, this year felt like a bit of a comedown, cinematically. It’s not that 2014 hasn’t had excellent films, but I feel like I had to dig a little deeper to find movies […]

Top Ten Albums of 2014

Posted on Jan 5, 2015

Top Ten Albums of 2014 In 2014, we saw a lot of records strongly derived from a single mastermind – from Swans to Blut Aus Nord to Perfume Genius, many of my favorite albums bear the mark of one strong creative figurehead. Here’s my top ten albums of 2014, with five bonus albums. You can […]

Top Ten Songs of 2014

Posted on Dec 23, 2014

Top Ten Songs of 2014 Top Ten Songs of 2014 Hope you enjoy our feature on our favorite songs of 2014 – a list that, we hope, holds a little something for everyone, from the perfect guitar pop of Mac DeMarco to the epic panic of Swans to the blitzkrieg hip-hop of Run the Jewels. […]

The Top Ten Live Shows of 2014

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

The Top Ten Live Shows of 2014 Top Ten Live Shows of 2014 I ended up missing almost as many shows as I made in 2014 – in a year where I got married, moved apartments, and DP-ed nine episodes of a television show, created and directed over a dozen episodes of a music webseries, […]

TEEN – “Tied Up Tied Down” (All Axis(

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

Check out Brooklyn’s TEEN playing Tied Up Tied Down from their outstanding The Way and Color album at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. teen-nyc (Source:

Pissed Jeans – “You’re Different (In Person)” (All Axis)

Posted on Mar 3, 2014

Watch the mighty Pissed Jeans play “You’re Different (In Person)” live at knittingfactory in Brooklyn. From the amazing Honeys, available on subpop (Source: