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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In Print: DMX's Personal Struggles, Our Predictions for Music in 2011, and More

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click to enlarge The year Vampy Weekend got a day job?
  • The year Vampy Weekend got a day job?

In SF Weekly's latest print music section:

Our cover story on DMX:  Looking at rapper DMX's life is like watching someone punch himself in the face repeatedly. You can easily picture a cherubic angel sitting atop one of the big black guy's shoulders, telling him not to snort that line of coke or skip that appointment with his probation officer. But on the other shoulder, there's a horned red devil prodding him with a pitchfork, urging him to just go ahead and do it.

The year Vampy Weekend got a day job?
  • The year Vampy Weekend got a day job?

Predictions for Music in 2011 -- Sorta: Vampire Weekend became Vampire Monday when the indie rockers were forced to get day jobs after their Vampire Trust Funds ran out. The fallout was felt throughout Brooklyn's indie-rock circles. Artists as diverse as Grizzly Bear and Panda Bear were faced with the harsh reality of wearing Dockers without irony.

And we recommend shows from Blisses B, the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Blaqk Audio, and Titan Ups.

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