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June 29th, 2010 - 2:13 am § in True/Slant

Giving 'bad music' another chance

Back in May, “Best Worst Movie” director Michael Paul Stephenson wrote an editorial about loving bad movies. It was titled: Bad Books Are Bad, and Bad Food Is Bad. But Bad Movies Are Not Always Bad What’s missing from the title? Music. Specifically bad music. Perhaps Stephenson lef[...]

April 26th, 2010 - 2:19 am § in True/Slant

Music and the Media, Part 3: This is an Advertisement

What is one expected to do when the economy’s in the tank and it seems harder and harder to make a decent living in your chosen industry? In music, the route to a sustainable existence appears to be written in the ads. Or, so it seems in the case of the Black Eyed Peas, a [...][...]

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[...]

August 24th, 2009 - 11:56 am § in Perfect Lines

brokeNCYDE leave Warped

I’m not one to usually recycle news without some sort of comment/insight (errr… at least, not on a consistent basis and based on reporting from other sites), but the following news (as reported by Aversion) certainly speaks for itself: Much to the delight of uptight moms and punk kids al[...]

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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