Hump Day Update: 9/13/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. The love of my life Stephen Colbert will…

Tennis’ Bowery Ballroom Concert Brings Groove to the Beat

Story and photos by Sabeena Singhani, Contributing Writer  On Tuesday , March 21, Tennis took the Bowery Ballroom by surprise. They were was accompanied by their Australian friends Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — who were a combination of unhinged rock screeching and pop melodies. While their instrumentals were strong and truly warmed up the venue, the vocals…

In Film ‘Tickling Giants,’ Politics Is a Laughing Matter

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer “Tickling Giants” is the perfect title for the new documentary about the rise of a comedian who got his laughs by poking fun at prickly figures who do not take kindly to a questioning of their authority. While the name Jon Stewart is ubiquitous in the United States, the story…

Brazilian Os Mutantes Bring Greater-Than-Great Hits to Webster

By Carter Shelter, Staff Writer Os Mutantes, a band that made a name for themselves as part of the Tropicália movement in late ‘60s Brazil by combining the psychedelic rock sounds coming from the U.S. and the U.K. at that time with traditional Brazilian and Latin influence, are one of those groups that seems to…

Indie Rock Outfit Grandaddy Returns — On Their Own Terms

By Xin-Rui Lee, Staff Writer; photo by Kat Vlasova, Staff Photographer It’s been over a decade since Grandaddy properly disbanded, the official announcement coming after the release of their fourth — and supposedly farewell — studio album “Just Like The Fambly Cat.” In the interim, a few side projects cropped up here and there. Some…

Decades Later, Run The Jewels Still Run the Terminal

By Carter Shelter, Staff Writer Run the Jewels have quietly defied all of the odds stacked against them. If you had brought up the notion of two veteran rappers approaching middle age not only achieving their greatest success at such a seemingly late point in their careers, but achieving the kind of success that leads to…

On Paint and Progress

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer The paintings are strikingly different, yet each series commands individual attention and meditation despite vastly different mediums and cultural traditions. Li Gang’s ink and acrylic concoctions illuminate the left side of the gallery, Noa Charuvi’s semi-abstract oils on the right in Art100’s new exhibition, “Construction and Contemplation.” Opening its doors…

The Revival of JapandroidS

By Veronica Liow, Deputy Multimedia Editor Having been out of the spotlight for three years, Japandroids, a Vancouver-based rock band, reinstates their presence on the stage with a powerful performance at Terminal 5 on Feb. 25. The return of Japandroids with their new album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” which released on Jan….

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Gets an Updated Twist

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer Those familiar with Lewis Carrol’s classic “Alice in Wonderland” know it’s filled with strange words and nonsensical stories that make the reader question madness and reality. “Wonder/Through the Looking-Glass Houses,” a performance art adaptation of the beloved children’s tale, stays true to the unusual characteristics of the original story. The…

XO Striking Love in the Hearts of Fans

By Sabeena Singhani, Contributing Writer On Nov. 18 at Baby’s All Right down in Brooklyn, emerging new indie pop band Nightly came out just minutes before hip-hop artist K.Flay. Their lead singer Jonathan Capeci worked the stage, the audience mimicking his movements, warming up to his sway of electronic glaze and pop repeats. Started with his cousin,…

Revealed: ‘Melrose Place’ is Shockingly Political

By Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer To make a long story short, see “Total Proof: The GALA Committee 1995-1997” as soon as possible. It will only be open to the public on Wednesdays through Sundays until Nov. 27, so if you have the means to experience it — even just for an hour — go. “Total…

‘Yes Lawd!’ Disappoints Despite Hype

By Thomas Lange, Contributing Writer Back from a short hiatus since their 2015 EP “Link Up & Suede,” duo NxWorries, a collaboration between rapper/singer Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge, return with their debut 19-track album, “Yes Lawd!” Both .Paak and Knxwledge are legends in the underground hip-hop community and some of the most exciting artists…