Music Review: Spencer Ludwig – LIVE At Mercury Lounge!

Spencer Ludwig
Mercury Lounge, NYC
February 13, 2020

On a chilly Thursday night in February, PopCultureReview had the opportunity to sit down with Spencer Ludwig, the red hot singer, songwriter and trumpeter that is poised to blow the doors off the room.

The Los Angeles-born, half-Filipino vocalist and instrumentalist puts on a high energy show, overflowing with funk and pop vibes that, as one fan told us, “makes you want to shake your ass.” She was 100 percent correct.  A Spencer Ludwig show is a great time and if you can catch him on tour, do yourself the favor and check him out!

Read on for our interview with Spencer Ludwig and our review of his show …

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 113) – The Devil Inside Me …

EVIL
“Book 27” (Episode 113)
January 30, 2020

In the last episode of EVIL, the penultimate of this Freshman season, David had another bad day. Still very much recovering from his recent Christmas-time stab wounds, David went on a spiritual house call and found himself caught up in a revenge-fueled slasher film. Meanwhile, Andy needed to rush Little Laura to the hospital for increasing complications with her bad heart valve. However, owing to a miracle of sorts, her heart repaired itself at the last moment before surgery … but at what cost? With a post-trial hearing about the possible release of serial killer, Orson LeRoux, as the backdrop, Kristen finally squared off against Leland and girlfriend shut him down hard! But, Orson did get released from prison so that’s not good. And last, we met Leland’s unusual therapist.

Read up on all of the events from last episode, here. Caught up? Great! Now, onto the wild ride that is the season finale of EVIL BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! 

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 112) – Jake the Flake

EVIL
“Justice x 2” (Episode 112)
January 16, 2020

Last week on EVIL, David was admitted to Harbor Hospital following his Christmas-time stabbing. He spent most of the episode in a over-medicated infused haze and, as a result, experienced some Twilight Zone-level oddness and evil. Neither David nor the viewers were sure what was real and was not but things were pretty horrible. A truly terrifying episode on so many levels. 

Catch up on all of our EVIL coverage with our deep dive recaps here. Let’s dive into the penultimate episode of EVIL‘s Freshman season … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!!

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 110) – The Forbidden Is Always Desirable

Evil
“7 Swans a Singin'” (Episode 110)
December 12, 2019

Last week on EVIL, David was being sued by Caroline Hopkins, the Halloween episode exorcism lady, who claim the church botched the whole thing. David’s life became more complicated when Renée Harris showed up to represent him. Renée is the sister of Julia, David’s dead fiancee. When the episode ended, Renée was waiting for David in his apartment, refusing to leave until he touched her. At the Bouchard House, a mysterious tabby cat appeared and interrupted Andy and Kristen’s reunion. That cat is demonic fo’ sho’. And Leland brought Sebastian to the edge of killing David and his prayer group only to have Sebastian accidentally shoot his own brains out. Back to the drawing board, Leland. 

Catch up with all of last week’s action with our deep dive recap here. Now, buckle up for the Winter finale, Christmas done EVIL-style … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 109) – Destroy the Past …

Evil
“Exorcism Part 2” (Episode 109)
December 5, 2019

Last week on EVIL, Andy Bouchard, absentee mountain climbing husband and father, returned home to no wife, a hostile mother-in-law and crazy daughters. Meanwhile, Kristen and David investigated David’s father and his free wheeling commune life in Upstate NY, and whether Leon Acosta is part of “The 60.” Spiked sangria leads to Kristen and David almost getting it on as well as some intense hallucinations. Catch up on all of last week’s action with our recap Here.

Now, on to tonight’s all new episode of EVILBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 108) – Grace Beyond All Measure …

EVIL
“2 Fathers” (Episode 108)
November 21, 2019

Last week on EVIL, the God Squad battled an exorcism which contained a murderous twist. Also, the Vatican dispatched a team to investigate Grace the Prophet’s prophecies and in doing so, revealed more of the “Poveglia Codex” to our merry band of faithful skeptics. This Codex investigation led to the God Squad deciphering a Hierarchy of Demons (in which Leland seems to figure). Speaking of, Leland took Sebastian the IT Fraudster (from “3 Stars”) under his evil wing and David learned that his father, a painter, may be caught up in Leland’s demon sigil craze. Catch up on last week’s action with our deep dive recap and review here.

On to tonight’s all new EVIL. Are you ready to meet the titular “2 Fathers”? If so, read on … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 107) – A Hierarchy of Demons …

EVIL
“Vatican III” (Episode 107)
November 14, 2019

Last week on EVIL, the God Squad investigated a prophet, Grace Ling, from Flushing, Queens (my hometown!). The Church is worried about Grace because some of her prophecies are identical to prophecies made over 500 years ago and recorded in the super secret, “Poveglia Codex.” Few people know about the Codex and only Popes have ever seen the thing. Grace is taken into custody on an ICE raid before she is able to help the God Squad fill in missing info in the Codex. Meanwhile, Leland is revealed to be Grandma Sheryl’s new boyfriend and Kristen cuts a bitch to get him to leave her house. But, not before he brings the girls red devil diaries. The episode ends with Grandma Sheryl sleeping with Leland and the bed erupting into flames. But, like, metaphorical flames. I think Leland has passed some of his demon seed into Grandma Sheryl! Yikes!

Now,on to an all new episode of EVILBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 105) – God Has Forsaken You …

Evil 
“October 31” (Episode 105)
October 24, 2019

I must confess, I have not regained full composure after last week’s EVIL; it was gut-wrenching. In short, last week, the God Squad investigated a potentially possessed or psychopathic 9-year old boy. After he tried to drown his baby sister in the family pool, the God Squad came to the conclusion that an exorcism was needed to address a possible demon in him. Unfortunately, when the God Squad showed up to perform the rite, the boy had gone missing. The grieving mother gave the God Squad (and us) enough hints to conclude the parents killed the boy in order to protect their other children. Meanwhile, Kristen’s Mom gave her granddaughters augmented reality goggles, which seemed fine until they activated an MA-rated game and the web-enabled component that brought in a gamer named Rose390, who dialed up the intensity and maybe is an agent of the Devil? 

It’s Halloween in the show and almost Halloween in real life. With that in mind, are you ready for a bona fide exorcism where science and religion collide, spectacularly? Great! Let’s get into tonight’s all new episode of EVIL … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 104) – Would You Like To Play A Game?

Evil
“Rose390” (Episode 104)
October 17, 2019

Last week on EVIL, the God Squad investigated a case of possible diabolical obsession (check out our recap for all of the forms of possession). The subject was a renowned Broadway producer and it turned out, he was being pranked. Also, he was a massive douchebag. But, in the end, maybe he wasn’t being pranked and he killed himself. The same force that maybe was really haunting the dick producer also tapped into Ben’s family’s life and exposed some hidden secrets which may have tremendous consequences. David worked on deciphering his trippy vision and Kristen finally beat Leland at his own game. Catch up on the technology induced scare with our deep dive recap and review here.

Ready to see what a (potential) psychopathic 9-year old has in store for the God Squad? Well, read on for our recap of tonight’s all new EVILBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 103) – Hell Is Only Half Full …

Evil
“3 Stars” (Episode 103)
October 10, 2019

In last week’s EVIL, the team investigated a possible miracle where an 18 year old dropped dead of cardiac arrest during a soccer practice only to regain consciousness almost three hours later during her autopsy. In the battle of science or divine intervention, science one out and the answer turned on a case of “implicit racism” in the hospital’s procedures. on the personal side of life, Kristen had more visits from George, her mind demon, as did her youngest daughter. Kristen saw that he was the main baddie from a TV show she had watched with her daughters. Simple explanation for everything, right? But … we never did get a solid explanation on what the appearance of the deceased patient in the video was.  Also, David trips hard on hallucinogenics in order to see God … so that’s probably not going to be a problem, right? Catch up on our full recap here.

Ready to dive into the different forms of possession? Great, then read on for our deep dive recap and review of EVILBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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