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Music Review: Of Montreal

Of Montreal Lousy with Sylvianbriar Funk ??1/2 In the wake of fantastic neo-psychedelic releases like Tame Impala’s Lonerism (and more recently, MGMT’s self-titled third album), the newest album from Of Montreal, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, seems enslaved to its influences.

Music Review: Wooden Wand and The World War IV

Wooden Wand and The World War IV Wooden Wand and The World War IV Psych rock ???1/2 Wooden Wand and The World War IV’s self-titled album employes eerie guitar melodies and disturbing lyrics in a complex undertaking of dark themes that plague the world.

Music Review: Richard Buckner

Richard Buckner Surrounded Folk rock ??1/2 Richard Buckner‘s new album Surrounded tells a heartbreaking tale of loving and longing through sultry lyrics and harmonious hooks.

Music Review: Crocodiles

Crocodiles Crimes of Passion Pop ??? Crocodiles, an eccentric duo from San Diego, has been experimenting with its semi-psychedelic sound since its 2009 debut Summer of Hate.

Dive News Media Roundup: Oct. 2

Each week, Dive staff writers bring you all the entertainment news that’s fit to print — or post online, rather. This week’s installment finds Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reunited, a mockumentary TV show making its debut and Danny Brown finally making his way to the Great White North.

Movie Review: Rush

Rush ???? Director Ron Howard’s “Rush” lives up to its name as it invites audiences into the heart-stopping world of Formula One racing in the 1970s.

Movie Review: Don Jon

Don Jon ??? Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut comes in the form of “Don Jon,” a smart and stylized comedy about the consequences of the media on love and relationships.

Escapist Expo finds home in Durham

Whether they prefer collectible card games, tabletop games or games for consoles, gamers from across North Carolina can flock to The Escapist Expo, 1 an event hosting a variety of games, tournaments and other attractions in Durham this weekend.

Music Review: The Blow

The Blow The Blow Electronic ??1/2 The Blow, a duo project with Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne, attempts to capitalize on the rising popularity of electro-pop music but falls flat.

Music Review: The Dodos

The Dodos Carrier Rock ??? Fittingly, considering the title of its lead single, The Dodos’ fifth album Carrier is not short on confidence.

Music Review: Barbarossa

Barbarossa Bloodlines Electronic ??? London’s Barbarossa (James Mathé) does something special on its debut album, Bloodlines.

Music Review: Heads on Sticks

Heads on Sticks Phantasm in Tutu Experimental pop ???1/2 Raleigh band Heads on Sticks’ latest, Phantasm in Tutu, is quite possibly its best effort yet.

Music Review: Promised Land Sound

Promised Land Sound Promised Land Sound Rock ???? Nashville churns out artists like a machine, but rarely does a band break the mold as boldly as Promised Land Sound.