Dunn Dunn Fest Moves 2018 Shows To Fitzgerald’s Nightclub

Harmonica Dunn books great shows around Chicago all year long. So it’s nice that the man behind the whole thing, Donnie Biggins, can throw himself a victory party every February and celebrate some of the artists that inspire him to keep doing what he does. This year all the shows will take place in one venue, rather than spread them out across the city. That … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Moves 2018 Shows To Fitzgerald’s Nightclub

Song Premiere: Grand Am-“I Think I Found”

I’m very excited to be the person to deliver the second song from the duo Grand Am into your life. The first single is a straight-up jam, and “I Think I Found” adds a few new twists to their sound. Producer/Composer/ James Panepinto of New York and Singer/Songwriter David McMillin of Chicago are still working on the finishing touches of their full collection of songs, … Continue reading Song Premiere: Grand Am-“I Think I Found”

Ruby Boots-“Don’t Talk About It”

The secret desires that we hide from people can cause great stress and depression. In the new video for the song “Don’t Talk About It” by Ruby Boots, we see a typical white American family sitting down to a meal. They sit silently, sometimes sharing looks of disappointment and yearning. We flash to what each is thinking to reveal the secrets they’re afraid to share. … Continue reading Ruby Boots-“Don’t Talk About It”

Savannah Stopover Adds Second Wave Of Artists

I try to add new festivals to my calendar every year. I haven’t been able to make it down to Georgia for Savannah Stopover yet, but I hope to eventually. They’ve got consistently great lineups, continuing with today’s announcement of artists set to play March 8-10. A few weeks ago they announced that Of Montreal would once again headline, along with smaller acts like Larkin … Continue reading Savannah Stopover Adds Second Wave Of Artists

Top Movies Of 2017 (Better Late Than Never)

I finally saw the last movie I was waiting on yesterday, and I’ve adjusted my list accordingly. I saw a lot of 2017 releases, and I’ve decided that instead of doing a top ten, I’ll just rank them all. I hate it when the critics lists come out and half the movies no one has seen because they only played in NY and LA. I’m fortunate to live somewhere that gets most movies, but even I sometimes have to wait until they’re available on Amazon or iTunes to watch them.

First, here’s a quick list of movies I didn’t get to see. I’m not counting A Fantastic Woman, because I’ll be seeing it soon at the Music Box Members screening next month.

Stronger

Battle Of The Sexes

The Glass Castle

Raw

Wind River

Valerian

Kedi

Brigsby Bear

The Square

Norman

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

Downsizing

Darkest Hour

All The Money In The World

The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Collected)

Brawl In Cell Block 99

Most of these are available streaming in some way, but I haven’t had time to view yet. I’m most upset about The Square and The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. I love the work of both directors and I’m sure I will enjoy these movies once I see them.

Now onto my list:

60. Song To Song

Directed by Terence Malick, starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Natalie Portman.

59. Baywatch

Directed by Seth Gordon, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron

58. A Ghost Story

Directed by David Lowery, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara

57. The Little Hours

Directed by Jeff Baena, starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Micucci, and Dave Franco

56. The Bad Batch

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, starring Suki Waterhouse and Jason Momoa

55. Killing Gunther

Directed by Taran Killam starring Killam, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Colbie Smulders

54. Landline

Directed by Gillian Robespierre, starring Jenny Slate, John Turturro, and Edie Falco

53. Atomic Blonde

Directed by David Lietch, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy

52. War For The Planet Of The Apes

Directed by Matt Reeves, starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson

51. Kong: Skull Island

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson

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