Posts Tagged ‘screamo’

December 31st, 2009 - 2:55 am § in True/Slant

Music In 2009: A Review

It’s hard to sum up an entire year of pop music in one concise “best of” list. Instead, here’s a tidy little look at some of the highs and lows in pop music over the past year: Hip-Huh?: The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones declared that hip-hop was dead and upset a lot o[...]

October 27th, 2009 - 1:26 am § in True/Slant

Weezer featuring Lil Wayne – 'Can't Stop Partying'

Uncle! Can I give up? I’ve kept a pretty upbeat attitude when it comes to Weezer as of lately. I always hope for the best, and if I’m disappointed I’ll just say “maybe next year” and move on. But, “Can’t Stop Partying” is, well not quite the Weezer fol[...]

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 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[...]

May 26th, 2009 - 1:10 am § in Perfect Lines

Situation On Mars: An America Is Just A Word Update

A new week, another great musician who’s words and work will be included in America Is Just A Word. Justin Pearson – currently the bassist and half of the vocal team that is grindcore/noise-rock/post-hardcore group The Locust – will be talking to me about his experience fronting t[...]

April 1st, 2009 - 8:33 pm § in Perfect Lines

Hey! What?! No, Really… What?

I wish I could blame this sort of thing on April Fools Day, and perhaps the timing is all-out irony, but it’s stuff like this that reminds you how everyone lives under their own rock at times. What am I talking about specifically? Scrunk. That’s screamo-crunk. The Guardian already “[...]

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 [...]

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