Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver whose heart is not in the robbery game. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Baby Driver is a sweet, action-packed ride

Edgar Wright is best known as the master of comedic tributes to genre films that never stoop to parody due to his genuine affection for the source material. He is not the only director to self-consciously employ techniques and tropes from older films, but he is the best at balancing his modernist sensibilities with a […]

“You know your show’s good when people are out there moving,” says Disco Risqué lead singer and trumpet player Ryan Calonder. “They don’t need to be looking at the stage.” The band promises a high-energy show on Saturday at the Southern. Photo by Amy Jackson

Disco Risqué can’t fake the funk or the punk

Charlie Murchie wrote his first punk song when he was 12 years old. It went something like this: “Satan in my lunchbox drinkin’ all my juice / It’s no coincidence that my mom packed my 666 sandwiches.” If that sounds familiar, it’s because “Satan in My Lunchbox” is now a crowd favorite in the repertoire […]

Washington, D.C.-based goth band Novarium offers the synth leads and string arrangements that tend to dominate the genre, while adding complexity to its tunes through a contemporary metal approach. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Novarium

Washington, D.C.-based goth band Novarium offers the synth leads and string arrangements that tend to dominate the genre, but vocalist Lisa D’Arcangelis, guitarists Sean Gronholt and Dean Michaels, bassist Eliakon and drummer Dean Anthony use their experience and skill to bring complexity to their tunes through a contemporary metal approach. Sponsored by Gild The Mourn […]