When Brooklyn-based band Habibi takes the stage at HiLo in North Adams on Saturday, Oct. 19, they’ll bring with them their hybrid sound that pulls from Iranian music and ’60s surf, signifying both the defiance and the joy that accompanies the band’s existence. The band includes lead vocalist Rahill Jamalifard, guitarists Lenny Lynch and Leah […]

Viewer’s Discretion: ‘The Salesman’ and ‘See No Evil’

‘THE SALESMAN’ (AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, VUDU, YOUTUBE) This slow-burning suspense tale from Iran takes place against the backdrop of a small Iranian production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” In “The Salesman,” scenes from Miller’s play appear as accentuating points to a quiet, paranoid tale that mixes personal terror with cultural oppression and political […]

Musical Thingarium 11.09.17

Indie pop from France and more music from Bulgaria 1979, Iran, Pakistan, and more 1Garbage Man by William Shatner 2Radio Girl by Pi Ja Ma 3All in All by Superjava 4A Thousand Suns by Talisco 5David Palmer by Lescop 6Dream by Husbands 7Can We Fix It by Juveniles 8Tell Me The Truth by Tample 9Pig Sty by Kid Bombardos 10This City by Part-Time Friends 11Dear I Love You by M. Ashraf/Nahid Akhtar 12Catch Me if You Can by Abdul […]

Musical Thingarium 01.17.17

Dutch punk, and 70s bubblegum, glam, and disco! 1 Amazing Skin Song by Hot Chocolate 2 Treat Me Like A Doll by God’s Heart Attack 3 Hippie by Suzannes 4 Bomb in the Jukebox by Speedtwins 5 Requiem for Martin Heidegger by Panic 6 Independence by The Dummies 7 Bionic Adventure by Frites Modern 8 […]