The Kincaid Weekender
presents local news, politics, sports, theatre reviews, and keeps you up to date with goings on at the stockyards.
A pitch-perfect comedic take on small town New Zealand. Dryer than Flight of the Conchords, subtler than Night Vale.
Produced for the 2014 New Zealand Fringe Festival and written by award-worthy comedian Jonny Potts.
posted by Catch
on Mar 17, 2014 -
"Every play in your season should be a premiere—a world premiere, an American premiere, or at least a regional premiere. Everybody has to help. Directors: Find a new play to help develop in the next 12 months. Actors: Ditto. Playwrights: Quit developing your plays into the ground with workshop after workshop after workshop—get them out there. Critics: Reward theaters that risk new work by making a special effort to review them." -Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now to Save Themselves
posted by Navelgazer
on Feb 24, 2014 -
It's easy to dismiss DJ Dog Dick
as a juvenile joke. Anyone with that
name for a project can't be doing anything worthy of my time, right? But dig deeper, and what emerges is a man eloquently, urgently capturing the details of his life on the fringes of America. After years operating in the outsider noise scene, combining modular drones and off-kilter raps into a singular live show
, 2013 saw a move toward something different. The Identity EP
earlier this year was his statement of intent
, a miniature coming of age narrative (stream full EP here
.) His debut full-length on Hoss Records
, The Life Stains
was released last week. It's an ambitious, often deeply personal pop album. A modern song cycle
about the way we live now. It also happens to be slathered in weirdo diarrhea death production. Watch the video for "Dried Old Leaves"
and listen to "The Grease I Got"
, one of the best songs I've heard this year. And read a great little interview
with Noisey that sheds light on where Eisenberg came from and where he's going with this unusual project.
posted by naju
on Nov 30, 2013 -
"TVGuide.com talked to stars John Noble (Dr. Walter Bishop), Joshua Jackson (Peter Bishop), Anna Torv (Olivia Dunham), Jasika Nicole (Astrid Farnsworth), Lance Reddick (Phillip Broyles), Blair Brown (Nina Sharp), Mark Valley (John Scott), series co-creator Abrams, executive producers J.H Wyman, Jeff Pinkner and Bryan Burk, Warner Bros. President Peter Roth and Fox's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly about the bumpy road to the series finale, starting with the conception of the show. This is the first in a four-part series.
Check out Part 2
and Part 3
." (Part 4 is pending.)
posted by hippybear
on Jan 17, 2013 -
I have proposed, in the past, that the Joint Dictatorship of the Proletariat of Oppressed Nations should disperse the Amerikkkans throughout the Third World instead of allowing them to remain in occupied North America. Here are some of my reasons. [more inside]
posted by shii
on Sep 29, 2009 -
We've discussed trepanation
, the boring of holes in the head as practiced in antiquity and by a fringe do it yourself-ers, before. There now seems to be research indicating that the procedure may have medical merit
, and even help stave off age related cognitive decline. This curious research brought to you by the Beckly Foundation
which "promotes the investigation of consciousness and its modulation
from a multidisciplinary perspective" and has a sweet logo.
posted by phrontist
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Net label postmoderncore
is based in and documents the fringe music scene of Wellington, New Zealand. It celebrates it's fifth birthday this year as a netlabel. Good noise.
posted by onkelchrispy
on Feb 13, 2005 -
"This site exists to provide information on 'unusual' music and arts; the word "unusual" being easily replaced by 'unconventional,' 'non-mainstream,' 'underground,' 'extreme' or by any one of a dozen other useless labels." This includes such projects as Cock E.S.P.
and the fascinating Panelectric Living Sinema
. The link page
is of particular interest, as it could open up a whole world to the uninitiated. I wish they linked my favorite bug faced noise band, Winter Carousel
posted by Joey Michaels
on Dec 2, 2002 -
"The Antipsychiatry Coalition
is a nonprofit volunteer group consisting of people who feel we have been harmed by psychiatry - and of our supporters. We created this website to warn you of the harm routinely inflicted on those who receive psychiatric 'treatment' and to promote the democratic ideal of liberty for all law-abiding people that has been abandoned in the U.S.A., Canada, and other supposedly democratic nations." Hours of reading, but their report to President Bush
is a good summary.
posted by Joey Michaels
on Oct 3, 2002 -