Other Articles by Patrick Sullivan
MUSIC» Gaslight Anthem - Having recently released their second album, this New Jersey quartet has proven adept at chaneling the determination and hope of punk rock's roots and then shaping them with coolly executed riffs and cutting lyrics, all offered up with a tinge of rockabilly reverb.
[08.27.2008 by Patrick Sullivan]
CINEMA» Punk's Not Dead - At the same time retrospective, analytical, nostalgic, political and iconographic, Susan Dynner's indie documentary is a pleasantly scatter-brained examination, loosely centered on the ethics of Punk's cooption and commercialization in modern music's most unruly genre.
[07.09.2008 by Patrick Sullivan]
MUSIC» Swervedriver / Longwave: LIVE - For Patrick Sullivan, what should have been the triumphant return of former UK rock giants, backed by an under-appreciated local band, was more like "a gig for your older brother's band" where mercy guests reveal themselves as true fans, causing him to wonder, "seriously, where did all the die-hard Swervedriver fans come from all of a sudden?"
[06.16.2008 by Patrick Sullivan]
CINEMA» Super High Me - Having made its New York premiere earlier this month, comedian Doug Benson's documentary on studying the effects of marijuana, Morgan Spurlock style, aims to have a giant "grassroots" screening across the US on 4/20. As Patrick Sullivan reports, the film is actually good, stoned or not.
[04.14.2008 by Patrick Sullivan]
CINEMA» Heavy Metal In Baghdad - Chronicling the band Acrassicauda, self-proclaimed as the only Iraqi heavy metal group to ever exist, this documentary from VICE Films follows four young men through war zones and refugee centers, rendering an eye-opening, gut-wrenching and heart-mauling account of life in the midst of conflict.
[04.08.2008 by Patrick Sullivan]
MUSIC» Brooklyn Basement Country - Once described by the Village Voice as "a good place to break in your little sister's band," the basement of The Charleston, an unassuming black-awninged dive on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, played host to Saturday night's late-winter hootenanny, billed as "a small country showcase."
[04.01.2008 by Patrick Sullivan]
MUSIC» Gallows - On cue the band exploded and he flew off the stage. He shoved the microphone into any sweaty face nearby, then somehow wiggled out of the fray and roped them all up with the cord like cattle. "We've been in your fahcking country for six weeks an' I can't fahckin' wait to get ou' uv 'eah."
[03.11.2008 by Patrick Sullivan]