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