Congratulations to Richard Christian on winning the tickets to the Widespread Panic concert at the James Brown Arena on June 11!
I shared a wonderful article this week on Facebook, aiming to spread the word that even creative types — especially creative types, in fact — can benefit from an organized approach to life. Dan Charnas’ post for the NPR blog “The Salt” is called, “For a More Ordered Life, Organize Like a Chef.”
There it is, on the marquee. “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” A sequel, in the summer. Who woulda saw that coming. It’s dark, this movie. Not just because it’s all filmed to look like Frank Miller’s graphic novels. All white lines against black background.
I hear a heavy sigh from the passenger seat as I turn into the school parking lot. We’re headed to open house the Thursday before school starts and Nola, though she had spent a good couple of hours getting ready, is clearly displeased. She knew this day was coming but the sight of the building
Maybe not since the Tim Allen romp “Big Trouble” was slated to open the weekend after 9/11 has a big-studio picture found worse timing in the news cycle than “Let’s Be Cops.” The new doofus-buddy comedy about a couple of 30ish washouts in Los Angeles getting their
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” the funniest and most satisfying of the 10 movies so far in the Marvel cinematic universe, oozes with the ingredients that draw people to theaters, while forsaking many of the missteps that plague lesser efforts. Instead of making a film for average
On March 17, 2010 the Metro Spirit published an article featuring local band Veara just as they were signing on with Epitaph Records. The following year MS contributor Bryan Allen shared what Epitaph Records called Veara’s “southern mosh-pitality”. Read the articles then catch drummer Harrell’s
The myth of Hercules is one of those fantastic jellybeans of world literature, a nasty, brutish, savage story full of monsters and gods and heroes, a rival to any of the cracking yarns from the Bible but without any hint of moral nourishment to weigh it down. In Greek tradition, the king of the
The surprise 20-to-1 earnings-to-budget ratio of a little dystopian murderfest called “The Purge” last year made its spawn, “The Purge 2: Anarchy,” a foregone conclusion. What wasn’t inevitable was that the sequel would be a stronger movie than the original. Rather
Rarely do we get the chance in mainstream multiplex fare to ask the question, so let’s do so here. What name would we give an inverted inverts Bechdel Test? That shorthand for the pervasive masculine default in most movies looks for three criteria. First, a movie must have at least two
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is not the title of a movie so much as the tag of a natural disaster we knew was coming, sort of like the schedule of names (Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, etc., in 2014) we prepare for hurricane season. The next cacophonous, disorienting,
It’s probably impossible for an English speaker between the ages of 4 and 87 to watch “22 Jump Street” without laughing at some damn thing or other. The sequel to the 2012 quasi-adaptation of late-’80s cop drama “21 Jump Street” sprays jokes across a wider
After just over a year in operation, Green Light Sound Studio has put Augusta on the map for musicians as a destination for quality production. Working seven days a week with artists from all over the Southeast, the team is audio engineer and booking manager Carlin Thompson, rap producer Akeem
It seems like every time we turn around, we hear that Robert Earl Keen is playing in Augusta again. Turns out, there’s a very good reason for that. Keen’s long-time guitarist, Richard Brotherton Jr, is from Augusta and, in fact, went to Aquinas High School. “As a matter of fact, I think part of
The life of a soldier named Cage in “Edge of Tomorrow” plays like a smudged CD, blatting the same note on repeat ad infinitum. An ad guy turned media spinmeister after an overwhelming alien invasion, the officer finds himself labeled a deserter and thrown into the infantry of a
When Widespread Panic takes the stage at the James Brown Arena Wednesday night, it’ll end a 17-year drought for the Garden City. “They last played in Augusta October 23, 1997, at the Bell Auditorium, so it’s been damn near 17 years,” says Robert Williams, owner of Roux’s Catering and a huge fan
When Seth MacFarlane decided to mash up a spaghetti western with an off-color comedy, he must’ve known the comparisons to “Blazing Saddles” would follow, as surely as his runaway animated smash “Family Guy” will forever be held up against “The
Alone among the major comic book film franchises, the X-Men flicks have been able to navigate seven films now without pressing the “reboot” button on any of its major characters. Think of the redundancy of the new Spider-Man films, the cringeworthy Bana-to-Norton-to-Ruffalo saga of
Those starving for fresh, homegrown music should have a taste of Touchy Touchy. The Augusta natives have been picking up speed — and fans — with their energetic garage rock since forming just over six months ago. Touchy Touchy’s heavy but nuanced sound has landed them gigs this past winter
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They may be from Concord, North Carolina, but the Avett Brothers are an Augusta favorite since their earliest days playing Stillwater Taproom. Tickets for the Papa Joe’s Banjobeque at Evans Towne Center Park have quickly disappeared since the brothers announced they’d be headlining on Friday,