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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 8-16-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres and companies. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Mage: The Hero Denied #1, Boy in a Well and its accompanying album by The Yawpers, Back Issue #97, Action Comics #985, Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #1, Grimm Tales of Terror #8, Captain America #25, Secret Empire #8, Spy Seal #1, and more… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Loretta Sisco on Alice Cooper’s Paranormal

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Alice Cooper fan, from the time I raided my big brother’s room and absconded with his Alice Cooper Goes to Hell vinyl many years ago. My little Radio Shack turntable was never the same, and I loved its ability to stack multiple records for continuous listening, which was useful when I pillaged my brother’s collection for more Alice Cooper albums. Would his latest record make the stack if I still owned that beloved stereo?

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Pump Up The Jam: August 4, 2017

No, it’s not a sequel to ‘The Void,’ it’s the new video from Frankie Rose.

This week on Pump Up The Jam: IO Echo, Zola Jesus, Annie Hart, Frankie Rose, Talullah Ruff, Dead Heavens, Beliefs, and Greys.
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Cheap Trick’s ‘We’re All Allright’ Proves They Are Exactly That


Although they may have money, fame, and hordes of adoring fans, it must be tough to be an iconic rock and roll band. Every time they release a new batch of material, they run the risk of sounding either too much like their previous selves, or not enough. Worse still is being confronted with the dreaded “return to form” cliché.

For a band like Cheap Trick, it’s even dicier. To which “form” should they return? The sardonic hard rock of their debut? The bubblegum power pop of “Dream Police”? The AOR of “The Flame”? After over four decades in the biz, they’ve covered a lot of ground, so deciding which direction to take presents an ongoing quandary that I don’t envy.
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New Video From The Cybertronic Spree Directed by Steve Kostanski of Astron-6

Although you may be familiar with The Cybertronic Spree’s covers of songs from the 1986 movie The Transformers, The Pokémon Theme, or Electric Six’s “Danger! High Voltage!” their new single is the first original music the band has released.
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Pump Up The Jam: June 9, 2017

This week! The Cybertronic Spree meets Steven Kostanski, Death From Above, American Lips, Peacers, Zola Jesus, Ohmme, The Luxembourg Signal, Trouble, Uniform, and Electric Six.
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Dion Lunadon’s Solo Album Will Blow Out Your Earholes

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Best known as the bassist and guitarist of A Place To Bury Strangers for the last few years, Dion Lunadon was recently struck with a “neurotic impulse” to record a solo album. The result is a self-titled collection of 11 tracks.
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Pump Up The Jam: May 5, 2017

On this edition of Pump Up The Jam: Ty Segall, Dion Lunadon, Peacers, Psymon Spine, Croatian Amor, Kite Base, and Ora Cogan.

Ora Cogan

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Pump Up The Jam: April 21, 2017

On this edition of Pump Up The Jam: Iggy Pop, INVSN, Night Things, Dead Heavens, Deathlist, Ultrviolence, and Animal Youth.

Deathlist’s Jenny Logan

It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? There has been a veritable explosion of cool new music in my inbox lately and I’m so happy to be back here to share it all with you.
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