The Aaron Sarlo Tapes: The Story of the Dulcimer

March 24, 2019

By AARON SARLO For my 17th birthday, my uncle gave me a McSpadden dulcimer. He had asked me, “What do you want for your birthday, Aaron?” I specifically remember over-reaching, and asked for a [very expensive – $60] chorus pedal …

The Aaron Sarlo Tapes: “The Billy Gibbons Story”

March 24, 2019

By AARON SARLO This story takes place during yet another demo session at Ardent Studios. As part of our contract, we were able to record demos at Ardent whenever we wanted, which, in hindsight, was an awesome privilege. For this …

Dog Justice

March 20, 2019

Matt DeCample, 1975-2019

March 4, 2019

Piers Marchant at True/False 2019: Day 2

March 2, 2019

True/False 2019: Day 2 Number of Films: 3Best Movie of the Day: Cold Case Hammarskjöld Dark Suns: Forewarned that Julien Elie’s far-reaching screed on the state of Mexico’s hopelessly corrupted and completely ruined societal system of justice was a “dark film” (by …

Somebody Else’s Son

February 18, 2019

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Seven

January 31, 2019

JANUARY 31, 2019Sundance 2019: Day 7 Number of Films: 3Best Movie of the Day: This is Not Berlin This is Not Berlin: At an underground club in mid-‘80s Mexico City, a young woman is talking to the best friend of her younger brother …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Six

January 30, 2019

Sundance 2019: Day 6 Number of Films: 3Best Movie of the Day: Official Secrets Official Secrets: As festivals often tend to do, when you see enough movies, eventually certain topics or themes emerge. This year, with the release of both this film and The …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Four

January 28, 2019

Sundance: Day 4 Number of Films: 4Best Movie of the Day: The Last Black Man in San Francisco The Report: it might be difficult to remember after two years of the circus clown in office now, but a couple of decades ago, we …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Three

January 27, 2019

Sundance 2019: Day 3 Number of Films: 3Best Movie of the Day: Ms. Purple Ms. Purple: Justin Chon’s film is elegantly constructed, with a beautiful visual palette, but all this production beauty is intentionally constructed against the ungainly emotional messiness of the protagonists. …