Joyce Manor Million Dollars to Kill Me

On their fifth album, the Torrance, California four-piece take ownership of their airtight guitar pop, more in pursuit of honing a musical approach that suits them rather than searching for some fictitious denomination of aging gracefully.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal

For Twisted Crystal, Guerilla Toss polish the edges a bit and continue to refine their blend of dance pop and art rock, resulting in an interesting fusion of styles that they manage to own.

Sean Caldwell reviews...

The Goon Sax We're Not Talking

In We're Not Talking, the Brisbane trio furthers their modest songcraft by sprucing up their tuneful sorrow.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Alice in Chains Rainier Fog

The current iteration of Alice In Chains has produced a great rock record that, though it isn't an outright classic, proves they are more than a footnote in rock history.

Tom Parmiter reviews...


Quick Takes (July 2018)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, writer Juan Edgardo Rodríguez once again revisits a handful of albums that caught his attention during the past month. This month's selections include Balún, The Rock*A*Teens, The Ophelias and more.

Let Balún get you into the groove.

The Decemberists embrace the theatrical in prog-heavy Greek Theater show

The Decemberists make a stop at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to promote their latest full-length album, I'll Be Your Girl.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez sings along...


The films of 2017

With 2017 behind us, No Ripcord's Film and TV contributors look back on the year in film. 

Find out their picks...


20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Strengthened by a sophisticated autobiographical screenplay, the film's poignant and warmly amusing scenes capture an enriching spectrum of resilient personalities in 1979 Santa Barbara, CA.

Grant Phipps regards...