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Atrocity Exhibitions

At some point during the next couple of years, Keith Moon, Janis Joplin, Joey Ramone, Freddie Mercury, Darby Crash, Dusty Springfield, Bob Dylan, the Notorious B.I.G., Doris Troy, Jeff Buckley, Iggy Pop, Brian Wilson, and James Brown will all, as they say, get the biopic treatment.

Gogol Bordello and the American Dream

A Violinist’s Journey from Russia to Brooklyn and the World Stage by Dmitry Kiper

Because I Said So

Johnossi is a two-person band (John on guitar, Ossi on drums) that produces loud, stripped-down rock and roll. While comparisons to the White Stripes may be the most logical, they don’t reflect everything about Johnossi.

Elusive Butterfly

Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent more time than I probably should have poking around the music distribution site CD Baby. The secret behind what makes it so interesting is precisely what they would never admit: They take anything, however amateurish, however misguided—and however unrelated to consensus reality.

Lust Will Tear Us Apart

There is a riveting line in Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus: “One only makes love to worlds.” How to understand it? Obviously, when one finds a partner, that person brings with him or her a host of connections, family attachments, networks of influence and power.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2007

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