Posts Tagged ‘Rock and Roll’

November 2nd, 2009 - 1:24 am § in True/Slant

The role of music journalism, or why does everyone want to kill hip-hop?

The New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones recently caught flack for a piece titled “Wrapping Up.” Frere-Jones began the joint review of Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 and Freddie Gibbs’ Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik with a pretty heady assertion: That hip-hop – gasp – is dead! If I had to pick[...]

August 2nd, 2008 - 4:00 pm § in Perfect Lines

In Russia, Emo Bans You

I can’t believe I missed this piece of news, but the Russian government has announced a bill trying to ban emo and goth music and culture. There’s not much to really say here, because the story really speaks for itself. A post-communist government that doesn’t quite understand a mu[...]

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