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Small Axe/Big Feud

Looks like I’m not going to be spending this Sunday at nearby Hunter Mountain, listening to Bunny Wailer and The I-Threes, after all: The Woodstock Reggae CariFest has been canceled....
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Pitchfork, So much To Answer For

American-based music fans who visit this site will surely be aware that Pitchforkmedia has become the NME of the online world. Snarky, sarcastic, frequently vicious, often hilarious, its news items...
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Marsheaux: A Correction

Search engines have a lot to answer for. I wouldn’t normally expect to go to Greece for a concert, post a review of a DJ set by an act I’d...
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Festival Fun

Every one knows the Americans can’t do rock festivals like the Europeans. Not for us over here the full weekend of camping in the mud, getting wasted on bad cider...
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Words To The Wisened

“I do keep getting arrested. They do it because I’m a mug. I keep going out with stuff on me. And they have to make an example. It’s the law...
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Remix of the Week

You know how, occasionally, you hear a piece of music so damn other-worldly that you just have to tell everybody about it? Well, I do, and it’s at such moments...
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The View From The Colonies

On NPR’s All Songs Considered of June 10, critic Tom Moon was asked his highlights of the year so far. He answered this way: “I made a list of all...
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Rockin’ & Shockin’: Athens, London and Yorkshire

ROCKIN’: Traveling 4,500 miles for my first rock festival of the summer… SHOCKIN’: …The same weekend my local Hunter Mountain hosts its first ever weekend-long campground summer rock festival. ROCKIN’The...
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