Category: Reviews

‘Freedom Goblin’s’ by Ty Segall

Freedom Goblin
Cover of Ty Segall’s new album “Freedom Goblin.”

Like everyone who is an avid listener of Ty Segall I was looking forward to the experimental/bluesy melodies acquitted with relatable lyrics that are easy to sing along to. This is not the case for this album. I’ll start this by addressing the vocal progressions and melodies of some of the songs on this album. Most of the songs come with very fuzzy and punchy tones and catchy rhythms but most of it is drawn away from the song once the vocals are introduced. Not every song is like this but a majority are derived from the same experimental vision. It takes away quite heavily in some songs only because the melodies do not make much sense in their progressions.

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The Struggles of Addiction and Codependency highlight

— Players on the Wall’s production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat.

Photo by Players on the Wall, retrieved from their Facebook Page.

As with most his plays, Stephen Adly Guirgis holds no punches in his funny, darkly humorous play, The Motherf**ker with the Hat – in which an ex-convict returns home after two years in prison to discover a hat that’s not his in the apartment he shares with his girlfriend. Centered around fidelity and sobriety, the play follows Jackie on a cathartic journey as life on parole tears him a new one. This initially rich source material provides just the right backdrop for Players on the Wall’s sophomore production. Add in the unique venue, The Lowbrow Palace, and you’d have a recipe for a thoroughly unique evening of theatre.

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