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Why I No Longer Follow Rap…

From the NY Times “Arts, Briefly,” May 3 2006: The estate of the slain rapper Proof has been sued for wrongful death by the family of Keith Bender Jr., The...
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She Bangs The Drums

A reminder for all our old New York City friends that this Cinco de Mayo is also Posie’s Resurrection. Or something like that. See you there?...
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The Books of Brixton

We may have Levon Helm playing at our High School auditorium up in the Catskills this Saturday, but my old Brixton stomping ground goes one better this Thursday May 4,...
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Thursday Fun

“Whatever you think of this band, they were good.” So you wanted to see the Arctic Monkeys in concert but all the tickets sold before you could get your grubby...
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48 Hours In Austin

Sixth Street at night on Friday March 17th: Take a Music City’s Main Drag and fill it with nothing but drinking bars, blues joints, concert halls, billiard rooms, the occasional...
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The Subway Sects

Further evidence of just how many foreign bands are visiting America this week came on the subway ride into Manhattan from Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Writing up The Bats review on...
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Lyric Of The Day

“Let’s follow the cops back home… and rob their houses.” Another gem from Placebo. From the song ‘Follow The Cops Back Home’ off their new album Meds....
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The New Northern Uproar!

“I think it’s going to be quite a priority for the major label.” Every week the otherwise excellent Santa Monica radio station KCRW offers up a ‘Music Exchange’ segment, in...
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