Because there's nothing wrong with the immortal The Nutcracker Suite that a buttload of synthesizers, disco beats and new songs can't fix, Nutcracker 2000 drags Tchaikovsky's Christmas ballet masterpiece — kicking and screaming — into the new millennium. This album was originally recorded to accompany a Cirque du Soleil-type acrobatic dance troupe, which makes perfect sense; your classical music-loving uncle will certainly contort himself into astounding shapes whenever you slap “Party Time (March),” “Sugar Plum Scary” or “Techno House of the Snow Ho's” on the family stereo!
By Douglas Wolk on 08.24.14 in Reviews
Apparently the final incarnation of a project that Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch has been working on for upward of a decade, the soundtrack to his film God Help the Girl is a grand piece of personal mythology. It'...
By Maura Johnston on 07.23.14 in Features
The fact that "Weird Al" Yankovic still has people figuring out his lighter-than-air jokes three decades into his career puts him miles ahead of most other comedians.
By Andy Beta on 07.08.14 in Reviews
There have been few superhero franchises as successful as that of Fantômas. It spans centuries and countries as well as all as media — there are Fantômas books, silent serials and feature films, comic books and televisio...
By Barry Walters on 07.08.14 in Reviews
The rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch began as a vehicle for its writer/star John Cameron Mitchell to strut his stuff at Manhattan's queer rock club Squeezebox, where Steven Trask's band Cheater backed drag entertai...