The Horror in ‘Daguerrotype’ Proves Lackluster

By Woojung Kim, Staff Writer Renowned Japanese director Kiyo Kurosawa’s “Daguerrotype” is his first film shot abroad, his first film in another language and his first film with a European crew. A daguerreotype is a photography form invented in the 1830s that captures images on a silver plate and requires the subject to be completely…

Silversun Pickups talk up Better Nature

By Robert Frezza, Contributing Writer Alternative rock act Silversun Pickups formed in 2000 in and around Los Angeles and the Silver Lake area. The quartet consists of Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao and Joe Lester. “Christopher and I joined sometime in late 2001 or early 2002. The rest of the band are Los Angeles…

Charlotte Cardin Gets “Dirty, Dirty”

By Alexa Leo, Contributing Writer Hailing from Montreal, Canada, 22 year old Charlotte Cardin is a model turned singer-songwriter that first received exposure in the music industry in 2013 by earning a spot within the Top 4 finalists of the Canadian “The Voice,” “La Voix.” Sonically, Cardin’s voice is soulful and sultry, with clear jazz…

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…