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Peaches: Music = Sex

By • Nov 1st, 2009 • Category: Featured articles, Popular items

Sex sells. And there’s always someone willing to pay the price. It can be as superficial as a teenager forking over a few bucks at a newsstand for a glossy magazine featuring a scantily clad female on the cover. Or it can be more complex, like an artist taking a cash advance from a morally […]

The Ruby Suns: Finding New Zeal in New Zealand

By • Oct 1st, 2009 • Category: Interviews, Popular items

Auckland, New Zealand, is not really a busy place. But after placing one international phone call to Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun, that perception start to waver. Auckland is the largest city in a country known less for its own geography (off the southeast coast of Australia) than for its fictional location portraying “Middle Earth” […]

Ra Ra Riot: Writing for the Weekend

By • Sep 16th, 2009 • Category: Features, Popular items

The designated media area of Lollapalooza is like a circus. Tents line the southwest corner of Chicago’s Grant Park, each one harboring another publication or broadcast outlet. Radio personalities flag down publicists to corral their guests, stick microphones in the musicians’ faces, and start serving up whopping portions of zany shtick before the headsets fully […]

Datarock: From 1984 to 2009

By • Sep 1st, 2009 • Category: Features, Popular items

George Orwell didn’t think too highly of the year 1984. Published six months before the English writer’s death, Orwell’s famous novel 1984 remains a prophetic call-to-arms in the arena of modern civilization’s collective social awareness. Orwell’s anti-establishment magnum opus is a cautionary tale of blind acquiescence, with the author’s 1984 portrayed as a restrictive era […]

John Parish: Lifeling Collaborators

By • Jun 1st, 2009 • Category: Interviews, Popular items

It’s been 13 years since John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey unveiled the marginalized Dance Hall at Louse Point. And despite this year’s stellar follow-up — A Woman A Man Walked By — released a decade-and-a-half later, that lo-fi 1996 debut was far from being their first, or only other, collaboration. As one of the […]