Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare Special Edition (DVD)

This Alice Cooper DVD set –  including the 1976 “Welcome To My Nightmare” concert film as well as a TV special (“Alice Cooper: The Nightmare”) from the year before – manages to do the seemingly impossible, being both nostalgically dated and simultaneously timeless. Continue reading “Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare Special Edition (DVD)”

Jane’s Addiction – Alive at Twenty-Five (DVD/Blu Ray/CD)

A lot has happened in the 25 years since Jane’s Addiction last released their fantastic, one-time swan song Ritual De Lo Habitual: The band split up and got back together several times; Front man Perry Farrell invented the modern-day touring rock festival with Lollapalooza (an unfortunate side effect, we also had decades of marketing folks tacking the suffix -palooza onto any event in an attempt to make it hip) and guitarist Dave Navarro managed to join and quit a slew of different bands. Continue reading “Jane’s Addiction – Alive at Twenty-Five (DVD/Blu Ray/CD)”

Here’s To Life: The Story of The Refreshments (DVD)

The Refreshments may be seen by many as a 1990s one-hit wonder, but the band is almost a religion to a smaller, but much more rabid group of music fans. And can you blame them? Roger Clyne and his crew churned out two LPs crammed with a slew of fantastic songs that vacillated between roots rock, Americana and dessert boogie. Continue reading “Here’s To Life: The Story of The Refreshments (DVD)”

I Am Not Your Negro (DVD)

Tackling racism in America via documentary is certainly not a new thing, however directing Raoul Peck manages to put forth one of the most fascinating examples in recent memory. Continue reading “I Am Not Your Negro (DVD)”

Kane Liostro – Feel Again

Kane Liostro – Feel Again

Talented songwriter and producer Kane Liostro has released a new single called “Feel Again”, the song is poppy and fun. Kane voice blends well with the music and the performance is highlighted by the masterful production. The video itself is funny and sexy, really summery as well. I think that fans of performers like Ed Sheeran or John Mayer would enjoy Kane’s music, due to the quality of lyrics and his vocal abilities. I think that this song would do really well with the music festival crowds in the US and abroad.

 

 

Kane Liostro – Feel Again

Time Stands Still (DVD)

Rush has always been a polarizing band: you either hate ‘em or you love ‘em (and I’m talking fanatical love here). Nowhere is that more apparent than on this documentary about the legendary Canadian band and their fans. Filmed in 2015 when the band was in the middle of their 40th anniversary tour, one many assumed would be the band’s last. Continue reading “Time Stands Still (DVD)”

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series Blu-ray (DVD)

Long before shows like Black Mirror, there was The Twilight Zone. Arguably the greatest intellectual Sci-Fi series ever created for TV. CBS/DVD has finally put out all 156 episodes of this groundbreaking show, across 24 discs. Continue reading “The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series Blu-ray (DVD)”

Grinder: The Complete First Season

Grinder was proof that network television channels are capable of creating original, smart comedies; That witty sitcoms were no longer just meant for cable stations. Then again, Grinder was also proof that network channels are also clueless enough to kill a great thing after just one season. Continue reading “Grinder: The Complete First Season”

Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever (Time Life)

The 1983 TV special Motown 25 was a defining moment in TV for many. Michael Jackson was at one of the highest peaks in his career and he slayed the crowd with hit after hit. It was also the moment when the world first discovered what Moonwalking was, as Jackson demonstrated it for the first time publicly on “Billie Jean.” Despite that pop cultural moment, the show was crammed with a slew of stellar performances: a temporarily reunited Jackson 5 singing “I Want You Back,” Marvin Gaye delivering a poignant “What’s Going On” (he would be killed just a year later) and Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross offering one of the best duets in modern memory with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Continue reading “Motown 25: Yesterday Today Forever (Time Life)”