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Rapper Raps Using Quarters and Dimes

“Check out the new song “Been Told” which features Max B (who has been recording hooks via collect calls from jail) with fellow rapper/felon Isaiah Toothtaker, and The Hood Internet.” Sure thing, I’m sold.

22 Feb 2012 | More

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Feb 17th and 18th

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Williamsburg Fashion Weekend is now in it’s 10th season of serving as the fashionable hair of the dog to the …Read the Rest

17 Feb 2012 | More

Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman

You are awesome and amazing. Rest in peace Whitney.

11 Feb 2012 | More

Show Is Sold Out So Just Look At The Flier

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  The show at 285 Kent Ave, Brooklyn with Beige, Class Actress, Dog Leather and of course Pictureplane is sold …Read the Rest

3 Feb 2012 | More

Salem’s “Better Off Alone” Is A Group Effort

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Jacques Derrida also once shrewdly remarked in a his seminal text on Metaphysics of Logocentrism, “The remixers become the remix”. To that Jacques Lacan then added: “Gaze. Rape gaze” and let go of a puffet of rich purple dank smoke*. And so today brings us an Alec Empire and Atari Teenage Riot remix of the Salem version of “Better Off Alone” is a muggier, angrier, and a more energetic version. Give it a listen.

3 Feb 2012 | 1 comment | More

What Is Your Inner Skrillex Doing Tonight?

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Well, tonight in New York your answer to the headline question could actually be: my inner Skrillex is going to be actual Skrillex and I am going to Webster Hall around 6PM and sound check and the sound engineers will make sure the sounds drop at all the right frequencies and volumes. Then my inner Skrillex wearing a real Skrillex suit…

31 Jan 2012 | More

A Place to Bury Strangers “So Far Away”

This video by Secretly Jag for “So Far Away”, the single from A Place to Bury Strangers is a blooming hipstamatic flower. The washed out stop motion action follows the band on tour in a far away land (Europe) with beautiful faeries and mead, and strange architecture (one thing was leaning as if it’s about to fall over!). Oliver (Ackermann), the front man in a Romanian Taxi driver outfit (the moustache) made me confuse him for Eugene Hütz, which is exactly the kind of insight you came here to get from me.

27 Jan 2012 | More

We Heart Jonathan Toubin

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A great site appeared yesterday, IHeartJT.com, that provides information and lists events that raise funds for Jonathan Toubin to help the amazing troubadour of the Soul Clap Dance party after the tragic and befuddling accident that befell him. It’s more important than us here listing upcoming fundraiser shows happening across the country, to direct you to that site, as well as mention that direction donations are accepted via PayPal to ihearttoubin [at] gmail.com.

16 Dec 2011 | More

Talking With RINSED: One Year of Raining Blood, Debauchery

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Tomorrow night sometime between 9-11PM the darkness will truly settle, the kids will scream out something blood curdling and the open bar vodka will be chugged. It will be time to get rinsed, nay, RINSED in the back room of Public Assembly with Blacky II and Dan Wender delivering all that moves you, A.Pop with the aesthetics and Professor Mims at the door and on the floor.

This is also a special occasion, it’s the one year anniversary, one year ago Blacky and Dan got together and threw their chips into the rotating roulette of nightlife building something abashedly fun, illicit, open and dangerous like Odysseus partying with the Sirens instead of keeping himself all tied up. As had happened in the past (one wonderful memory is Beacon performing an amazing live set at the party) there will be special guests, this night it will be Braille (Hotflush label), who already sound like a wonderful fit in my headphones.

We’ve had a chat with Blacky II, Dan Wender aka Carly and A.Pop about the past year, all that blood, all who bleed, 2012 and the future.

16 Dec 2011 | More

Why Don’t We Watch Some NSFW Music Videos?

The inspiration for this list comes from the latest video from Beacon for the “See Through You” track, it’s the latest master stroke from the No Body album. It’s a great starter video for the NSFW genre (Not Safe For Work for those who just plugged in their internet) but no one has a job anymore, so this is list is for the congress men and women while they decide on which freedoms should be cut first.

30 Nov 2011 | 2 comments | More