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June 16th, 2010 - 2:44 am § in True/Slant

Kickstart my rock 'n' roll heart: Girlfriends

I’m an unabashed fan of Kickstarter, a site where creative types pitch projects for friends, family and complete strangers to help fund. I’ve helped fund a few projects here and there, and the platform Kickstarter has on its hands manifests the same kind of inquisitive state that can lea[...]

April 20th, 2010 - 2:02 am § in True/Slant

Music and the Media, Part 2: A Rolling Stone gathers no mass

On Monday, Rolling Stone debuted it’s online subscription model, as well as a much-needed website facelift. Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late. In the years Rolling Stone wasted their web-space, with nothing to show but a handful of articles hosted on a domain, music blogs and site[...]

April 19th, 2010 - 2:46 am § in True/Slant

Music and the Media, Part 1: Everything killed the radio star

The past few years, one word has come up constantly in conversation about today’s pop music: Balkanization. Be it another teeny-indie scene given the tag “glo-fi,” or another subset of Brooklyn bands revisiting the aural atmosphere of ’60s garage pop, the message remains loud[...]

April 8th, 2010 - 2:46 pm § in True/Slant

R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren

The BBC is reporting that Sex Pistols’ svengali and artist-musician Malcolm McLaren has died: Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of punk group the Sex Pistols, has died in New York, aged 64, his agent has said. There have been a lot of famous pop music managers over the years, but none like M[...]

September 3rd, 2008 - 1:15 am § in Perfect Lines

A Heavy Cure

You have to hand it to the Boston Herald on this one. The Weekly Dig usually dispenses the mean-spirited disses, but this Michael Marotta column on bad summer trends takes the cake. Specifically, the following point: Ivy League indie rock Right now, Vampire Weekend and Chester French are taking our [...]

July 24th, 2008 - 12:15 am § in Perfect Lines

What a Beardo

Big news out of Belgrade this past Monday, where war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic was captured after years of “living in hiding.” Karadzic was thought to be hiding out in a cave, but had been living in disguise under the name Dragan Dabic. While Karadzic committed some hainus crimes,[...]



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