Hatchet II Releases An Exclusive New Clip

Hatchet II debuts new NSFW clip

New movies with an old school flair are back in a big way, especially in the horror genre.  Movies like Drag Me To Hell and The Last Exorcism have done well in and out of the box office because they adhere to a certain set of rules - don't mess with evil and the pretty ones always die.  Director Adam Green found similar success with his film Hatchet in 2006.  The film had a fantastic cast with actors any horror lover would recognize and got into a couple "Top 10 Films of the Year" lists...

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Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 24, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

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Crate Digging 101 Lesson 8: Online Resources

Some vinyl is just way too hard to find, so it's a good thing the Internet exists.

As a music archeologist, every possible information source is extremely valuable to me when digging for vinyl gems in the record racks.  One of my favorites is YouTube. Besides the stupid viral videos of Tea Party séances, there are tons of long lost film clips of great music from the past. Before YouTube, I had to rely on great mags like Mojo or Wax Poetics for tips on bands overlooked in their time, but well worth digging for...

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Posted by Prof Louzlounge on Sep 23, 2010 @ 8:08 am

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Festival Itinerary: Riot Fest Chicago

Keelhaul and Off With Their Heads are on our watch list for Riot Fest

Riot Fest Chicago is back for four days of punk goodness October 6-10 in various venues across the city.  With bands old and new filling venues in Chicago, some all on the same day, it’s hard to pick out who you should see.  We’ve got two choices for you to help make the decision a little easier.


Off With Their Heads

Going to the Congress Theater Friday, Oct...

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Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 15, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

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Middlwest Fest: Saturday

Dominick further explores Middlewest, sings the praises of P.O.S and Frank Turner

Middlewest's second day had some heavy hitters in the line-up.  P.O.S., MC Chris, Frank Turner, and other were on the top of Dominick's "must-see" list for the last day of the fest.  His journal through time explains who he saw, who you should see, and who you should completely avoid.


12:10 – I should take a moment to point out that unlike the first day of Middlewest, today you get to see the setup that John Ugolini and Kickstand Productions have put together...

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Posted by Dominick Mayer on Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:11 am

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Middlwest Fest: Friday

We cover Middlewest Fest for the first time, review Ha Ha Tonka and Smoking Popes

Many people in Illinois may not know about Middlewest Fest, an annual music festival in Northern Illinois.  Where Pitchfork and Lollapalooza seem to follow a certain chain in picking the artists for their fests, Middlewest Fest chooses artists from all genres, trying to concentrate instead on artists from the Midwest.  Writer Dominick Mayer traveled to Dekalb for the weekend to cover the festival and find the best Middlewest had to offer...

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Posted by Dominick Mayer on Sep 13, 2010 @ 10:10 am

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