Psychic Temple, Cult Music, And Germ Burns

Psychic Temple is playing the Trunk Space tonight. A collective of musicians centered around Chris Schlarb, the band calls itself a cult band. Inspired by that tag, I took a look at some other bands that either look like cults or operates like one.

Phoenix New Times: Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple and 8 More Bands That Put the Cult in Cult Act


I’m A (Criterion) Classic Man

My latest blog for FilmBar was inspired by Barnes & Nobles’ 50% Criterion Sale (that blessed time of the year when cinephiles everywhere make it rain). Here’s a list of six straight-up classic films (that aren’t as well known as tentpole classics like “La Dolce Vita”) that should be a part of every film lover’s collection.

FilmBar: The Secret Six: Add These Six Lesser-Known Criterion Classics To Your Collection

On Dinosaurs, Dance Parties, And Stilt Walking Musicals

The Phoenix New Times released a list today of the 21 best things its music writers have heard and seen in Phoenix this year. Yours truly contributed three items on the list: brief write-ups on Treasure Mammal, Dinosaur Love, and the Labyrinth musical The Goblin King’s City.

Phoenix New Times: The 21 Best Things We’ve Heard In Phoenix In 2017 – So Far

10 Things I Learned Watching Wrestling Live For The First Time

Earlier this week the WWE came to town, hosting RAW & Smackdown Live at Talking Stick. I hadn’t been to a live wrestling event yet, so this seemed as good an excuse as any to pop the ol’ cherry. Here’s my impressions of seeing the blue and red shows up close and personal.

Phoenix New Times: 10 Things I Learned When WWE Raw and Smackdown Live Came To Phoenix