It's been a couple years since I checked in on Turnstile. About two and a half years, according to a quick metadata search on my posts here. At the time, a friend was photographing their L.A. shows regularly, and I hadn't really ventured past their 2016 album Nonstop Feeling, and I guess I kind of unfairly judged them on that record. Then, a few weeks ago while hanging out with my good friend Jacob, he mentioned their most recent album - from 2021, so just about when I was listening - GLOW ON was a recent favorite of his listening rotation. I made a note and only got around to actually listening a few days ago. All I can say is, I'm floored. Turnstile is so much more than I thought they were. Honestly, I'm not sure why I would have made such a dismissive assumption, but Jacob, thank you for setting me straight. This is one that is sure to be a mainstay while I'm walking the streets of L.A. for the next three weeks.
My Pull at Rick's Comic City was somewhat light this week. This is good, as I'll be in L.A. for the next three NCBDs.
The new X books kick off this week with Fall of the House of X. I have the utmost faith in Gerry Duggan as a writer, but I was still not sure how I felt about the X-Books. This was a pretty solid first issue into whatever this "End of the Krakoan Era" will be.
Issue one of Christopher Yost and Val Rodrigues' Unnatural Order was a book Chris introduced me to on last month's episode of A Most Horrible Library. Totally blew me away, and the second issue only strengthened that response. I am totally on board for wherever this one goes.
Brubaker & Phillips' new graphic novel Where the Body Was hit last week and I picked up my copy yesterday. As usual, I knew absolutely nothing about this one going in, and it proved to be fantastic.
Cinematic Void is doing January Giallo all across the U.S. this year, with screenings in L.A., NY, Chicago, Nashville and Salem, MA! Knowing I would be back in L.A for January, I snagged tickets for some friends and me to see a fantastic Michele Soavi double feature: 1978's Stage Fright and a film I've still not seen, 1994's Cemetery Man.
And the Chicago announcement, screenings at the historic Music Box:
SO happy that January Giallo is now a "thing" in multiple states. Long live The Void!!!
Fugazi - Red Medicine
Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
Fugazi - End Hits
Spore - Eponymous
Turnstile - GLOW ON
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch - An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil
Boy Harsher - Careful
Boy Harsher - Country Girl Uncut
U2 - War
The Cure - The Head on the Door
Various - The Crow OST
The Juan Maclean - Happy House Matthew Dear Vs Audion Remix