U.K. singer-songwriter Marika Hackman’s new release has much more of full-band vibe to it than her earlier work. Bringing her friends from The Big Moon to back her up, she turns “Boyfriend” into a hazy, woozy rock tune. Listening to the opening melody, you’d swear that the guitar slide is being played in reverse. It’s a wonderfully weird bit of riffage that sticks in your brain.
“It’s fine ’cause I am just a girl/’It’s just a dream’/A woman really needs a man to make her scream,” she sings, the sarcasm dripping off every word. If her tone wasn’t enough to make her point, the furious squeals she forces out of her guitar sends the message.
Hackman’s new album, I’m Not Your Man, will drop on June 2. It will be her first record on Sub Pop.
In the history of wacky comic book crossovers, this may not rank in the top 10, but when DC Comics teases a crossover with the Looney Tunes by including Lobo and Jonah Hex, things are bound to get a little crazy.
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Hello Flash fans! We’re back from our brief break with one of the highlights of the season! Why so? Because Gorilla Grodd returns! Not only is he as angry as ever, but his intelligence has evolved to match his rage.
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As we get closer to the release date to DC Comics’ biggest fighting sequel, NetherRealm has put out a new trailer for the game and announced a new character on the roster.
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Because at least half of everything that comes out now is a remake or a reboot of an existing property, we now have a new version of Tales From The Crypt!
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In music, there’s nearly no bigger scene for rock than Austin, Texas. It seems like everyone is playing gigs on any and every street corner, trying to make it in the Live Music Capital of the World.
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It’s my favorite day of the week – NEW COMIC BOOK DAY! Good times will be had by all with a new batch of books to read!
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Recently, I reviewed the novel Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt and was unfortunately underwhelmed. The Aftermath series in general hasn’t impressed me and I’ve started to wonder if the new Star Wars canon would be able to put out something worth recommending. Fortunately, while not without its flaws, I can wholeheartedly say that Star Wars Catalyst by James Luceno is worth picking up.
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When your life span covers decades of stories, a writer looking to do something new might try out a relationship from out of left field to try and shock readers. Or sometimes, the couplings just don’t mix well and it forces you to say “WTF?” when you read it.
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