Presented without comment: Press release of the day

January 25, 2016

Blood-Painting Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Reveals GARY HOLT Signature ESP Guitar Painted in Holt’s Own Blood at NAMM Groundbreaking blood-wielding surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA has been turning heads with his shocking, detailed art painted in human blood for the past several years, but this …

Sundance: Day 4

January 25, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels Number of Films: 3 General Vibe: Emotionally Pistol-Whipped (in the best possible way) Manchester on the Sea: Kenneth Lonergan’s much-anticipated follow-up to the excellent Margaret is yet another example of how this …

Sundance: Day 3

January 24, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels Number of Films: 3 General Vibe: Shaky on the feet Operation Avalanche: Matt Johnson’s film suffered from two elements that were entirely not his fault. First, I mistakenly read the Sundance synopsis …

Sundance: Day 2

January 23, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels Number of Films: 4 General Vibe: Bloodied but unbowed The Free World: Jason Lew’s film is overwrought to be sure – you have most of the elements of what sounds like a …

Sundance: Day 1

January 22, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels Number of Films: 1 General Vibe: Thrillingly Optimistic Belgica: Belgian director Felix van Groeningen’s film is about a pair of brothers, Jo (Stef Aerts), the younger one, calm, dependable, and thoughtful; and …

The Making of The Revenant

January 22, 2016

Questlove vs. Prince

January 20, 2016

The Copy Editor (tiny desk rehearsal)

January 20, 2016

Take That Frank Standford

January 19, 2016

by Dwain Cromwell No, it wasn’t a .44 We’ve all heard that too many times before about “Sonny” It was three fucking long shots in the heart with a .22 long rifle revolver — Pull the trigger each damned time …

Turn and Face the Strange

January 16, 2016

Being a Marshall Tucker man, the second baseman tucked his hair behind his ears and hacked hot gobs of brownblack juice unto the bag and kicked the talcum-ed infield dirt: “I guess that rebel song’s okay and I sort of …