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  • "Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming

    "Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming
    Hey, remember the major motion picture “Black Swan”? If you enjoyed that movie as a Psychological Drama, or as a Horror movie—but not as, uh, a Comedy, as some have—then you will appreciate this film starring J.K. Simmons, who you might remember from such roles as that of a folksy Midwest insurance salesman on recent teevee commercials, a Police Psychologist on one of the “Law & Order” flavors, or as a terrifyingly manipulative neo-Nazi in “Oz.” This time, he’s in the role of Fletcher, a no-bullshit music professor at what the movie tells us is the finest music school in the country, or at least that’s what Andrew (Miles Teller), our young college freshman hero, says, as he defends himself against his sports-achiever relatives for going to college to play the hot jazz drums.
  • The Short List: Dillon Francis, Jonathan Richman, Say Anything, more

    The Short List: Dillon Francis, Jonathan Richman, Say Anything, more
    WEDNESDAY: ’90s alt-rock flash-in-the-pan Sponge plays at Fishhead Cantina. Veteran hardcore punk bands Sick of It All and Negative Approach co-headline the Ottobar. Slipknot puts the masks back on and makes the scary tough-guy voices again at Royal...

    Going beyond "Is your refrigerator running?" Some words with the infamous prank caller Longmont Potion Castle

    Going beyond "Is your refrigerator running?" Some words with the infamous prank caller Longmont Potion Castle
    The phone call begins with a seemingly harmless question: "Yeah, when does that Green Julius come out?" The Orange Julius employee on the other end tells the caller he knows nothing of a Green Julius, but the caller isn't satisfied. He asks if they...

    "Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful

    "Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful
    There’s a big surprise buried in “Next to Normal,” now at Center Stage, but I don’t care: I’m going to reveal it anyway. You may have heard that this pop-rock musical won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; yet as you watch...

    Existential Ankhs: Bros rock like Egyptians with 'Electric Pharaoh'

    Existential Ankhs: Bros rock like Egyptians with 'Electric Pharaoh'
    If there was ever a way to start an Egyptian-themed rock opera, tripping out on sheets of papyrus is close to the top. And thanks to the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s “6-D” glasses, the audience of “The Electric Pharaoh” can...