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    The Beatles: Get Back – Roof Top Concert

    The Beatles are back on the big screen in Get Back – The Roof Top Concert. The film focuses on The Beatles final unannounced live performance on the roof top of Apple Studios in London. This legendary concert took place during the recording sessions for ‘Let It Be’ on January 30th, 1969. The film captures the whole performance and the drama that unfolds as the police attempt to shut it down. The new film The Beatles: Get Back – Roof Top Concert premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022. Due to Covid the film festival cancelled in-person screenings so the film premiered a dozens of IMAX Theaters around the…

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    IXZHILION: Kraut rock from outta this world

    The year is 2022, and we are not living in the future that I wanted. There’s a seemingly never-ending pandemic still going on, live shows keep getting cancelled, Taylor Swift and Adele are causing vinyl I actually want to be delayed forever….it’s a drag. But, luckily there is one band who just released a debut that I can only sum up as “music for the future I want to be living in”. IXZHILION is that band. So far, the band has released 4 songs- their debut single, “ANKIMILION”, along with “IXZHILION” 1”, “GOATMEALION”, and “SIGNS OF IXZHILION”. Is it kraut rock? Is it post punk? Psych? Perhaps something entirely different?…

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    The Arithmetic of My Unbound Sorrow: Essential Forever Crunches the Numbers in “Knew It Was the First Time” and It All Adds Up to Something Magical

    Essential Forever’s Al Heaney recently packed up his turtlenecks and Peter Asher glasses and made the big move from the mellow Midwest to the lights of Los Angeles, where the former film student turned crooner just surprise-debuted a new single sparkling with Hollyweird dramatics. Released on Bandcamp “in the wee small hours of the morning” (to quote another beloved crooner), “Knew It Was the First Time” rotates in a candy-colored Roy Orbison orbit through a Milky Way of tape distortion, haunted by the specter of Phil Spector. Heaney croons about the power of love and crunches numbers like a possessed ’60s accountant in what he so poetically calls “the arithmetic…

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    Acid Test Presents: Dakila, BOLERO! & Tabernacle with The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

    Saturday, January 8th 2022 Acid Test Presents: Dakila, BOLERO! & Tabernacle, located at the Rickshaw Stop amongst modern sheik high rise apartments, theaters, and the gold plated San Francisco City Hall. The Rickshaw Stop is decorated with a dark wild octopus mural in stark contrast to the upscale surroundings. Stepping inside the misfit venue it was clear this night was dedicated to classic psychedelic San Francisco arts, music and culture. The venue’s walls, ceiling, and floor were animated with stunning live liquid light, vividly coating the space. The live light show was by none other than The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show led by Lance Gordon, who created light shows…