Review: Os Mutantes’ Return Offers Tropicalia Flashback
2009 / Music

Review: Os Mutantes’ Return Offers Tropicalia Flashback

Tropicalia musical pioneers Os Mutantes were among a generation of musicians credited with introducing rock and folk influences to Brazilian audiences in the late 1960s, while likewise inspiring rock stars Beck and Kurt Cobain. The group’s new album — its first in nearly 35 years — aims to accomplish the same all over again. Continue reading

Review: Film Follows Acid-Rocker’s Trip Through Obscurity, Mental Illness
2007 / Movie Reviews / Music

Review: Film Follows Acid-Rocker’s Trip Through Obscurity, Mental Illness

With summer ending, the media’s 40th anniversary retrospectives on the Summer of Love have nearly run their course. Before it’s over, a new documentary — released on DVD — aims to reawaken the public’s consciousness to an ’60s psychedelic-rock talent whose often overlooked in these remembrances. Continue reading