Monthly Archives August 2016

This Is Hardcore Fest – Fuel for the Positivity Game

So you decided to spend your summer vacation in the pit. Personally, there are few places I’d rather be. Everyone’s your best friend (even though they’re throwing punches at you and might even land one), you’re having a monster sing-along, and you’re getting a great workout to boot. The trouble with all those windmills, however, is that each one burns a few calories. Picking up change? More calories. Spin kicks? The most calories. Thankfully, This Is Hardcore Fest planned ahead and lined up an excellent roster of food trucks so you don’t have to wander too far away from the stage.
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This Is Hardcore Fest – Wherever You Go, There You Hardcore

Hey there! Fidel Gastro here. Cinepunx was gracious enough to give me access to their blog in exchange for tickets and coverage of the annual installment of This Is Hardcore Fest. I would imagine most of you already know about the 4-day music festival in Philadelphia. And if you don’t know now? Well, you never did, or something like that. For myself, it’s been thirty-seven years and I’m still trying to figure out exactly where I fit in. A lot of that comes from the fact that I grew up as one of the only Mexicans in the whitest city in the United
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The Grindhouse Sounds of Isaac Williams

Nearly every afternoon last week, my wife came home to me blasting music out of my laptop while I read on the living room couch. Despite a stack of half a dozen vinyl LPs awaiting review, I couldn’t stop listening to Isaac Williams’ Soundcloud mixtapes. Going back four years, Williams’ mixes all cull their sounds from cult and exploitation film scores and trailers, but the shapes they sonically take are astonishingly diverse. The latest is entitled Trailer Trash Vol. 1, and is over an hour of perfectly-mixed movie trailers. That might be some varsity level stuff for mixtape lovers, but
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: U2 & Batman Forever

    “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by U2 from Batman Forever Back in March, Noisey ran a piece entitled “Fuck ‘Trainspotting’! ‘Batman Forever’ Was the Soundtrack That Truly Epitomized the Nineties”, wherein J.R. Moores put forth the opinion that the Trainspotting soundtrack is highly overrated, while Batman Forever’s is highly underrated. He’s coming from a British point of view, but he does make the very astute observation that Batman Forever “wrestled the Dark Knight from the sweaty clutches of graphic novel-reading grownups and rightfully handed him back to the kids.” A good portion of that is
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