Music Review: Thee Oh Sees made another one of those records where they rock really hard

Always in motion, the clattering candy-colored garage-rock crazy train that is Thee Oh Sees goes at multiple speeds. It’s not always breakneck, though that’s the prolific California group’s default pace during its legendary live shows. Throughout his band’s extensive discography—and especially on solo-oriented albums like 2011’s Castlemania and 2012’s Putrifiers II—multi-instrumentalist mastermind John Dwyer has further distinguished the brand with […]

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Expert Witness: Chad VanGaalen on doing stupid human tricks for David Letterman

In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public sees the end product on TVs, movie screens, paper, or radio dials, they don’t see what it took to get there. In Expert Witness, The A.V. Club talks to industry insiders about the actual business of entertainment […]

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Newswire: T.R. Knight joins Hulu’s 11/22/63 with James Franco

T.R. Knight, the guy who got killed off on Grey’s Anatomy long before Patrick Dempsey’s Derek Shepherd was felled by the tragic illness known as “Pissing Off Shona Rhimes” that has killed a few other TV characters in the past, has just signed on to Hulu’s Stephen King adaptation 11/22/63. The miniseries—sorry, event series—will star James Franco as a man […]

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Newswire: Hannibal Buress has found a way to stop people from using cell phones during his shows

People who read The A.V. Club are obviously hip to various scenes, so we all know who Hannibal Buress is, but to a handful of (woefully uncool) people out there, he’s probably just “the guy who called Bill Cosby a rapist during one of his comedy sets.” Unsurprisingly, Buress isn’t too fond of these hypothetical people always associating him with […]

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