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Music, A Confusing Case of Neko? That's Where You Come In

A Confusing Case of Neko? That's Where You Come In

The first time I wrote a real music review, real like for money, I choked. I'd done all the research, the interviews, everything. But the night before the deadline I blanked and couldn't write a word. I called my editor,…
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Music, All Shook Down Sayonara, Vibe Magazine

Sayonara, Vibe Magazine

Hang on to those back issues of Vibe, folks. As of today, they're officially collectors items. As reported by Daily Finance, the New York Times, and RapRadar, Vibe is ceasing publication effective June 30. According to a letter from…
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Music, <i>CREEM</i> of the crop: Rock mag maintains hip status in new book

CREEM of the crop: Rock mag maintains hip status in new book

Rock photographer Robert Matheu once wrote that a prepubescent diet of Hot Rod and MAD magazines prepared him for a teenager's obsession with CREEM. Brimming with the same chest-thumping machismo and eye-winking humor, the Detroit-based music magazine served as the…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Punk bands don't usually age gracefully. Listening to crusties in their piss-taking prime is one thing, but paying to see those same dudes make pitiful attempts at cash-grabbing 20 years later can get fucking depressing. Surprisingly, the Dictators are still…
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The Professor of Punk

When Greil Marcus says he never wanted to be a rock star, it's easy to believe him. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Marcus, one of America's best-known pop culture critics (and almost certainly its most erudite), clings to no air-guitar…
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