Anders Osborne – “Spacedust and Ocean Views” Of the 40 to 50 songs that Anders Osborne wrote for “Spacedust and Ocean Views,” only 12 made it onto the album released Friday, March 18. The blues […]
Pete Yorn – “Arranging Time” New Jersey native Pete Yorn releases “Arranging Time” today, Friday, March 11. The singer-songwriter’s sixth full-length album is a display of more diverse songwriting since his debut 15 years ago. “I’ll […]
M. Ward – “More Rain” M. Ward picks up where he left off with “A Wasteland Companion,” on his latest album, “More Rain,” released Friday, March 4. The oft-collborative Ward has released albums with Jim […]
Animal Collective “Painting With” Listening to “Painting With,” the 10th album by Animal Collective, is like stepping into a melodic funhouse with harmonies reflecting off of one another. The band recorded this album where The Beach […]
Elton John “Wonderful Crazy Night” Elton John and producer T Bone Burnett team up for the British singer-songwriter’s 32th studio album that is exuberant and loosely tied to his greatest hits of the 70s. Songs […]
It was hard to compile a list of my favorite albums of 2015. There were so many great releases and a lot of stuff just didn’t make the cut. I started out with 25 albums […]
This week we hear fresh sounds from Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, psychedelic electronic artist Youth Lagoon and rapper Chief Keef. “Crosseyed Heart” is only the third studio release by Keith […]
http://www.shorenewstoday.com/snt/news/images/stories/00-downbeach/Shaun_Notes-Logo.jpg The latest album by Youth Lagoon is an immersive and radiant composition that shouldn’t be overlooked by musical explorers. “Wondrous Bughouse,” released March 5 on Fat Possum Records, is the brilliant sophomore release by […]
A festival for its time and place
By SHAUN SMITH
Blogger in Chief
PHILADELPHIA – They were there to fix the cable. Fans of the Big Lebowski packed into the Theater of Living Arts for Lebowskifest Friday, June 3.
For nearly 10 years, co-founders Scott Shuffitt and Will Russell have been traveling the country with Lebowskifest celebrating the 1998 Cohen Brothers film and “what have you.”
The two-day festival included a bowling party and costume contest Saturday at North Bowl.
The TLA was nearly at its capacity with a Maude Lebowski serving up the house special: a Caucasian (otherwise referred to as White Russian) which is the preferred beverage of choice Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski.
“Achievers” the moniker that lovers of the film wear proudly, were mingling in the bar and theater for nearly an hour before the show began.