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July 31st, 2009 - 12:02 am § in Perfect Lines

Make It Stop…

Tsk Tsk LA Times. I’d already done away with (500) Days of Summer a handful of weeks ago, and this is merely another exaggerated interpretation of “emo culture.” So on the one hand, I’d like to dissect it. But, I think the words clearly speak for themselves: “500 Day[...]

July 29th, 2009 - 3:18 pm § in Perfect Lines

Brand New tour dates

A little email post for all y’all (ok, I won’t do that again). Brand New have released a set of tour dates in support of their forthcoming album, Daisy. If the album is anything like what The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me offers, it is sure to end up one of my favorite albums [...][...]

July 28th, 2009 - 5:31 pm § in Perfect Lines

Umm… What?

Rolling Stone, you take the cake: …so we can pretty much pin the entire state of emo at this point on Minor Threat. Why do I even bother? Do the folks at RS even know what music is anymore? They’re probably too busy catching up with The Beatles circa 1966 to even try to recognize what [[...]

July 28th, 2009 - 12:11 am § in Perfect Lines

It Had To Happen…

I’m referring to a Get Up Kids interview featured on The Drowned In Sound website. Though it’s only been online for a matter of hours, it’s attracted a wave of attention for a rather misinterpreted quote that goes to the tune of GET UP KIDS APOLOGIZE FOR EMO on several other new[...]

July 27th, 2009 - 12:01 am § in Perfect Lines

Taking Back Sunday at Government Center

It’s hard to turn down a free concert, even if that means watching Taking Back Sunday. Especially considering the underlying theme o’ this blog. I’ve never been entirely “in” to TBS. Just something about them never really caught me, even though I was their prime target[...]

July 23rd, 2009 - 12:57 am § in Perfect Lines

Neon Shirt

Saw the above t-shirt at Warped on Tuesday. It may just be a shirt, but nowadays fashion is oft as important – if not the important – as the music that a band chooses to define itself. In My So Called Punk, Matt Diehl notes the clashes between “emo” kids and traditional R[...]

July 22nd, 2009 - 12:04 am § in Perfect Lines

Mayday, Mayday

  Got back from Warped Tour a handful of hours ago. For those eager to hear what went down at the Boston date, check out Bostonist in a day or two for a review with a smattering of pics such as the one I took of Frank Carter at the start of this post. Sure, [...][...]

July 20th, 2009 - 12:53 am § in Perfect Lines

Scoop?

Well, I haven’t gotten out to Warped just yet, but even so, it seems that I got the jump on the New York Times with my piece on the whole scrunk thing for The Phoenix. Ok, perhaps that’s a huuuuuge overstatement, but Jon Caramanica did notice the combination of electronics and screamo a[...]

July 16th, 2009 - 1:03 am § in Perfect Lines

A Brief Scribe on Scrunk

The behind-the-scenes (or rather, behind-my-thoughts) on the Boston Phoenix piece I did on scrunk and Warped Tour is still to come, but consider this a little preview. A lots been said online since the piece went on the net about scrunk/crunkcore and its impact on Warped Tour, which isn’t to [...]

July 15th, 2009 - 12:42 am § in Perfect Lines

There Appears To Be An Event Happening

  So, the research I’ve pointed out in a few earlier blog entries has come to fruition in an article for The Boston Phoenix. On scrunk. That’s right, the (un)holy matrimony between screamo and crunk as seen in brokeNCYDE, Millionaires, and various others. You can check out The Phoenix[...]



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