Archive for February, 2009

February 25th, 2009 - 3:57 pm § in Perfect Lines

Democracy, Don't Leave!

No, the title of this post isn’t in reference to any kind of government breakdown. Harvard Square’s Democracy Center, a hub of operations for meeting spaces, performances, and Boston’s largest zine library (where you can grab olde time zines featuring the likes of punk, hardcore, e[...]

February 24th, 2009 - 6:30 pm § in Perfect Lines

Parents Just Don't Understand

Yesterday the Lousiville Parenting Examiner posted an article by Lori Soard that is an outright flagrant, piss-poor excuse for journalism. Yellow journalism wouldn’t even want to have anything to do with this article. By this point, there have been numerous poorly-contrived articles and ̶[...]

February 24th, 2009 - 12:42 am § in Perfect Lines

P.O.S. on Emo Rap

As mentioned in a previous post, P.O.S. (otherwise known as Stefon Alexander) was just in town to perform at Harper’s Ferry in support of his newest album, Never Better. I interviewed Alexander via email for Bostonist in time for his visit. Of course, as curious as ever, I asked about emo-rap.[...]

February 22nd, 2009 - 2:53 pm § in Perfect Lines

Little People

Tonight, the Academy Awards will be passed out to folks who may or may not have made the best films of the year, depending on who you’re talking to. (Seriously though, nothing for JCVD? That was – surprisingly – one of the best films I saw last year.) Anyway, below are my predictio[...]

February 21st, 2009 - 1:39 am § in Perfect Lines

Awesome Deal/Evil…?

Deep Elm, the independent label that came to fruition in the 90s and put a structured face on the then-still-ambiguous term “emo” with their “Emo Diaries” series, is giving away their newest emo-themed sampler for free online. It’s the “Emo Is Awesome/Emo Is Evil&[...]

February 19th, 2009 - 11:53 pm § in Perfect Lines


Next Friday, Allston shall have quite a show in the neighborhood: House shows are the creme of the crop in underground punk… it’s where garage rock, hardcore, post-hardcore, emo, grunge… so many great genres came to fruition. And with Oh! Pioneers headlining, it should be a great o[...]

February 18th, 2009 - 11:47 pm § in Perfect Lines

Don't (Touch and) Go

From the looks of a post early in the day by Stereogum, one would have thought it was the end of the aural world for fans of underground music. Although the reports later in the day dismissed the rumors that Touch and Go Records was finished; instead, the still dreadful news that the label will [&he[...]

February 17th, 2009 - 11:50 pm § in Perfect Lines


In a good-natured piece in one of the many blogs run by The New York Times entitled, “‘Emo Lincoln’ Gets the Flickr Treatment,” Noam Cohen and Robert Mackey point out how the the following photo of Abraham Lincoln is tagged with the words “emo” and “punkR[...]

February 14th, 2009 - 1:05 am § in Perfect Lines

V-Day Mix

What good is romance in America if there isn’t a mixtape to express said feelings? In honor of Valentine’s day, here’s a little mix for you all… and it ain’t all emo (remember, blues and rock were wearing themes of love and romance quite well and long before emo came th[...]

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