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June 14th, 2010 - 1:32 am § in True/Slant

Extra Life: Beyond Comparison

Some musicians flounder when asked to create and perform new material on short notice. Extra Life frontman Charlie Looker isn’t one of them. In 2006, Looker was asked to perform a solo set at The Stone in the East Village. Looker didn’t have any solo material, as he’d been spending his nights [...]

April 6th, 2010 - 2:27 pm § in True/Slant

Lollapalooza and the Pitchfork Effect

The folks behind Lollapalooza officially unveiled the lineup for this year’s fest (that’s right - no more letter guessing) Tuesday morning. And it looks like someone’s been reading Pitchfork. The lineup is jam packed with indie bands. Many of those acts have received the greatest[...]

February 7th, 2010 - 11:47 pm § in True/Slant

The Music of The Super Bowl

Justin Timberlake ruined the Super Bowl halftime show. And I’m not just referring to the infamous Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show – that being the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” incident. That half-second of “indecent exposure” has resulted in a slew of kinda bl[...]

January 12th, 2010 - 1:20 am § in True/Slant

Childish Gambino – 'I Am Just A Rapper'

Hot indie bands, one hilarious comedic-actor and a hip-hop mixtape. Great combination, right? Well, almost. Childish Gambino’s new mixtape, I Am Just A Rapper, has so much potential. Yet, the results are a little mixed. Childish Gambino, otherwise known as Donald Glover, is someone to watch ou[...]

November 25th, 2009 - 5:50 pm § in True/Slant

ABC should thank Adam Lambert

A lot has been said about Adam Lambert’s performance on the American Music Awards Sunday night. With all the hubbub of his “racy” performance, what’s most surprising about the entire escapade and commentary in the days since the show is that there is commentary in the days fo[...]

November 17th, 2009 - 1:53 am § in True/Slant

The (Most) Memorable Singles of 2009

I started writing here at True/Slant with a little piece that questioned the nature and purpose of year-end-lists. Who’s an authority on anything? Isn’t it all arbitrary? True, but, as I mentioned, it’s a bit fun to do. So, though we’re not even into December, I present a lis[...]



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