Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Baltozine Roundup: Fangoria, Under The Radar and more

The Baltozine Roundup is a regular feature wherein we take a look at what national periodicals are saying about Baltimore-area arts, events, people, and places. Be sure to pick up the magazines and read the full articles.

Fangoria (#318) talks to John Waters and looks back over 40 years of filth since the release of Pink Flamingos.
"... Inspired by a healthy mix of underground art films and down-and-dirty exploitation movies ("At the time, most people didn't see both," Waters claims), this gang stumbled into something new: Comedy used as a weapon. Shock as joyous entertainment. It was a movie designed to rile up and torture the audience while still offering something resembling a fun night at the movies with surprisingly little icky aftertaste - a film that, according to Waters, "always played better the fancier and smarter and richer the  neighborhood was. ..." -Phil Brown

Under the Radar (#43) has a cover feature on Animal Collective.
"... Making a commensurate commercial follow-up [to Merriweather Post Pavilion] seemed secondary for Animal Collective. If you've been paying attention to the band's entire career, then the visceral and dense new album, Centipede Hz, isn't exactly a curveball dropping out of the ether. ..." -John Everhart


Ghettoblaster (#33) gives the new Lungfish release, A.C.R. 1999 a "LOUD" rating.
"Lungfish is a band whose intricacies are veiled in a haze of cyclical rhythms and melodies that repeat without hesitation, creating a mantra-like effect that can cause one to miss the complexities that have evolved in their music over the span of eleven albums. ..." -Ian Thomas
 


WeTheUrban (#5) has a profile on the work of local artist Beth Hoeckel.
"... [an] artist who regularly plays with the idea of perception and false reality, oftentimes fooling with the juxtaposition between foreground and background objects by having subjects stand on edges of cliffs, hold the moon, or gaze into literal deep space. ... Absolutely amazing collages without the use of digital technology (something you don't see too often these days). Superb." -Willie Greene

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