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We’re All Going To Die (but not before we download the new Radiohead album)

I was stuck for six miserable hours at Atlanta International Airport yesterday. What to do but break with habit, buy the latest Rolling Stone, and trace a theme between the...
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Free Blood on the Manhattan-Brooklyn divide

“In New York you [used to have] two kinds of parties,” former !!! percussionist/vocalist John Pugh told Pitchforkmedia last week, “a Manhattan party and a Brooklyn party. “A Manhattan party...
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It Doesn’t Get More Woodstock than this…

It’s not every concert where the headlining act greets everyone at the door – strangers included – with a kiss on the cheek, but then the legacy of peace, love...
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Bolan’s Birthday: Life’s A Gas

Saturday afternoon, 4pm. I’m at the second birthday party for Jean-Luc Le Du’s wine store on Washington Street in Manhattan. I’m greeted at the door by Andy Shernoff, founding member...
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Yes, I still listen to Electronic Music

As evidenced by the lack of new music reviews on the front page of late, I’ve been spending (too much of?) my time immersed in older music for the book...
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Save Net Radio (still)

True to my form, I wrote a big piece three months back about the very serious and impending threat to Internet radio and then failed to publish a follow-up. The...
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Underworld: Still Best In The World?

Five years is a long time to wait for the return of your favorite live act, and when they’re pushing 50, as are Underworld’s Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, it...
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Steve Coogan on Tony Wilson

We all know Steve Coogan understood Tony Wilson well enough to came over as the Factory founder’s doppelganger in 24 Hour Party People. It probably makes sense then that Coogan...
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