MUSIC | Get to know the next big Americana indie rockers
What exactly does the word "Americana" conjure?
Think fireworks, apple pie, the Fourth of July, our verdant state parks, any Lana Del Rey music video. The word "Americana" invokes the stereotypical positive images of America; when we throw the term around to describe a style of music, usually one thinks of jangly guitar played on a porch in the middle of the forest somewhere. When it comes to Front Porch Lights of Cleveland, Ohio, this could not be further from the truth.
The refined indie rock that this five-piece group––comprised of Sean Keating, John Doyle, Conor Standish, Dillon Devito, and Joey David––brings to mind the classic American dive bar, and the very American experience of a rock show. In the current political climate, any tributes to America are met with a kind of apprehension (for very good reason), but this band is here to remind us that––even amidst the darkness, the fake news, and the impending bombings––there's still an America to be proud of.
We spoke to frontman Conor Standish about getting the band together, their vision of America, the Ohio rock scene, and their new EP Go On Ahead.
Courtesy of Grandstand Media & Management
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.
The best thing about movies is that sometimes they feature cats.
Cats are great. They are furry purr-boxes that usually hate you. Whether they're the hero, the villain, or just kind of there, nothing beats watching a movie and seeing a cat on-screen. So we've compiled a list of the best REAL cats in movies. That means the movie needs to feature a REAL cat instead of an animated cat, because otherwise this would just be a list of cartoon cats. These cats are REAL, and they're works of art:
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