Akron/Family are a four-man band based in Brooklyn, of assorted rural origins (in Pennsylvania, California and upstate New York) and now roaming all over a wide, open space where antique folk balladry, primal drone and explosive improvisation meet and melt in a woodland psychedelia that answers an age-old musical question: What if Pink Floyd gave birth to Ummagumma in the Band’s basement at Big Pink? There is nothing retiring about the first nine minutes of Meek Warrior — “Blessing Force” is practically an album in itself, a mounting-hysteria suite of Hawkwind-like overdrive, healing-ritual chant and free-jazz blowing. The middle of the record (Akron/Family’s third, counting their 2003 split disc with Michael Gira’s Angels of Light ) is softer communion — pagan sing-along and log-cabin jamming — that turns wild and electric again in the ecstatic, tumbling rock of “The Rider (Dolphin Song).” Joining singer-instrumentalists Ryan Vanderhoof, Seth Olinsky, Miles Seaton and Dana Janssen … [Read more...] about Fricke’s Picks: What If Pink Floyd Gave Birth to Ummagumma in the Band’s Basement?
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The nightmarish cruelty of the Bosnian Serbs’ genocidal assault on the Bosnian Muslim town of Srebrenica in July, 1995 is vividly and nightmarishly rendered in the curiously titled Quo Vadis, Aida? Ferocious and lucid, director Jasmila Zbanic ’s film relentlessly pushes to the heart of the matter while accompanying a local UN translator who does everything she can to help while also trying to arrange for the safety of her husband and two sons. It’s a despairing, nay, devastating piece of work that leaves one drained, exhausted, appalled and admiring, which is the desired and only plausible reaction to Bosnia’s International Feature Oscar hopeful . It debuted last fall at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Zbannic’s previous feature, Grbavica: The Land Of My Dreams , won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006. Related Story Neon's Oscar-Shortlisted 'Gunda' And 'Quo Vadis, Aida?' To Premiere On Letterboxd In Rare Deal Be that as it may, … [Read more...] about Int’l Critics Line: Todd McCarthy On Bosnia’s Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’
International Women's Day is celebrated today (March 8) to celebrate the achievements of women and raise awareness about gender equality. On this special occasion, television actresses, revealed to Filmibeat what Women's Day mean to them, the significance of the day and why it needs to be celebrated. Take a look! Shubhangi Atre "International Women's day is a day when women are recognised and appreciated for all their hard work and dedication. It is a day when women get appreciation for all their hard-work and effort to maintain theirs and others lives around them. The empowerment of women is a great responsibility that all these women need. The world becomes a better place when women don't feel the hardships to exist." Parineeta Borthakur "Earlier, the role of women was limited to household chores. Everyone, including some women, was brought up to believe that the role of women is limited to the tasks. Due to this belief, women didn't go out to work … [Read more...] about Exclusive! Arshi Khan, Shubhangi, Madirakshi & Others Reveal Why We Should Celebrate Women’s Day
Guns N’ Roses did not arrive fully formed on L.A.’s Sunset Strip, howling “Sweet Child o’ Mine” with all the might and charisma that made the song a hit in 1988. They only achieved the proper cocktail of sensitivity and machismo after the five musicians in GN’R’s classic lineup found each other in the mid-Eighties. Long before any of them had even dreamt of the songs on Appetite for Destruction, Indiana natives Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin were cutting their teeth in the bands Axl, Hollywood Rose, and L.A. Guns. Eventually, they united with guitarist Slash , bassist Duff McKagan , and drummer Steven Adler under the GN’R banner and made history, but it was a long road to get there. The thing the musicians remember most about their salad days now is the determination they had simply to book small gigs at the Troubadour and Gazzari’s. Related How 'Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?' Landed That Axl Rose Guest Spot Duff McKagan To Release Lost 1982 LP With … [Read more...] about How Guns N’ Roses Formed