Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordworkers

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2010-03-31 Photographer Melanie Rush Davis wowed us during Luminaria (the other bright star: Ed Saavedra, with his unforgettable “Makin’ Copies” performance/installation/art giveaway). Back in some nether reach of the Convention Center, she’d assembled a rotating “filmstrip” of a silhouetted model moving from pose to pose frame...

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Milking their religion

Travels with Frenchie

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-03-31 It’s the end of the month and therefore time for another installment of Travels with Frenchie, the monthly food series in which a trio of culturally mismatched San Antonians explores the city and beyond in search of dining adventure. As always, the culinary vice squad consisted...

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The ghosts of discos pasados

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-03-31 When faced with the challenge of getting dressed for: a family dinner, the first ever CAM Perennial Party, and a visit to a “fabulous” new nightclub specializing in ’90s-era pop en español, I got a little confused. In a decisive moment, I decided to dress around my...

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Big Red & Barbacoa

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Big Red & Barbacoa Composer: Hacienda Label: Alive Records Release Date: 2010-03-31 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording Like the classic combo it’s named after, Hacienda’s latest album is a hunk of comfort food, golden-age rock ’n’ roll delivered with no irony and only minimal...

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Happy Birthday

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Happy Birthday Composer: Happy Birthday Label: Sub Pop Release Date: 2010-03-31 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording Happy Birthday are like a crash course in the past few years of indie rock. The fuzzy pop trio’s debut album fearlessly samples from recent torchbearers like Girls...

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No 2: Abyss in B Minor

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

No 2: Abyss in B Minor Composer: Serena Maneesh Label: 4AD Release Date: 2010-03-31 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording No 2: Abyss in B Minor comes nearly four years after Serena Maneesh’s debut won them opening slots for the Dandy Warhols, Oasis, and Nine...

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Under Great White Northern Lights

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Under Great White Northern Lights Composer: The White Stripes Label: Third Man Release Date: 2010-03-31 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording A companion piece to a new documentary about the White Stripes’ 2007 Canadian tour, this 16-song live album captures the sound and fury the Detroit...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lunch at Cafe des Artistes

Posted on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-03-24 The meals I’ve had at Café des Artistes, the new Watel-family restaurant on the grounds of the San Antonio Museum of Art, have so far been disappointing, and I’m taking it hard. The café is a stroll from the Current offices, and its covered terrace overlooks...

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Cheated

Chloe belongs on Skinemax

Posted on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Chloe Director: Atom Egoyan Screenwriter: Atom Egoyan Cast: Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Max Thieriot Release Date: 2010-03-24 Rated: R Genre: Film Chloe may bleed dry Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s well of arty, intelligent, dramatic highwire acts. Earlier works, such as 1984’s Next of Kin, 1987’s Family Viewing,...

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The real housewives of San Antonio

Posted on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-03-24 No, the SA edition of the embarrassingly addictive reality show doesn’t exist (yet), but I found myself fantasizing about it over a crisp glass of prosecco with Current staffer Sarah Fisch one recent evening. Bubbles rose to the surface as we imagined the cast: a bitter soccer...

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