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upsetting is a four piece sub-pop emo band based out of the DFW (TX) area who use familiar choruses and punchy melodies to take a look at themes of self-doubt, depression, and anxiety.
March 26, 2022 8:45 PM
March 26, 2022 8:45 PM
35 years after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a group of young guys are trying to re-interpretate this place of the tragedy through art. The dream of our main character – Igor – is to create a rave in Chernobyl. That would help become the exclusion zone into an accessible platform, and not a heavy Soviet legacy. In the process of creating a rave, the system of black business, corruption and hypocrisy of the authorities is revealed. Igor’s path proves that change is inevitable: a dialogue between old paradigms and ideas of a new generation must happen.
Pablo Rojas Castillo
It Takes a Circus
Eighteen-year-old Aaliyah flies on aerial silks. Her 16-year-old cousin Bre twirls on hoops. They dream of escaping the violence that marred their young lives. Their possible ticket out is the after-school program Trenton Circus Squad. Now that Covid-19 has changed everything, will the circus and the girls’ dreams survive?
Sarah D. Collins, Zoe Chiriseri Ramushu
THE STOPGAP follows a handful of New Yorkers who stepped up to help with the shortages of personal protective equipment in the spring of 2020. Feeling powerless to the pandemic's fury and seeing how essential masks and face shields were for frontline workers, these innovators formed networks to source materials, produce and distribute PPE to the people who needed it so desperately.
Timothy Racca Morrish, Katya Skvortsova
"The cast of Radioactivity reads like the credits to an all-star lineup of Texas punk and garage rock royalty, including members of The Marked Men, Mind Spiders, Bad Sports, Wax Museums, The Reds, VIDEO, and The Novice. Jeff Burke is one of the most distinctive songwriters in the punk rock underground, and these songs will sound instantly familiar to any fans of the aforementioned. Radioactivity's first LP was rightly hailed as a sort of sequel to The Marked Men's remarkable run through the first decade of the millennium, and while Silent Kill bears the unmistakable hallmarks of that band's tightly wound ""Denton sound,"" Radioactivity can now lay claim to a sonic territory of their very own. Burke's distinctive hooks dig as deep as ever, but the scope of his vision has expanded. Although the twelve songs on Silent Kill abide one strict rule--providing garage punk pleasure at all costs--Radioactivity bend that mandate in myriad ways. Breathless ragers like ""Battered"" and ""No Alarm"" are as fleet and raw as anything in the combined canon of Radioactivity's members, while mid-tempo heartbreakers ""Way Out,"" ""Connection"" and ""Where I Come From"" find Burke and company opening up their sound to let in a little tenderness. And then there are songs like ""Not Here"" or ""With You,"" which enact perfect unions of melody and kinetic energy. Admirers of Burke's legacy will be not only satisfied, but pleasantly surprised. Homebase: Denton, Texas Label: Dirtnap Records"