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Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips is an entertainment writer/editor living in Brooklyn, New York. He recently left his post as Managing Editor for the Daily Washington Law Reporter, a small legal periodical in the District of Columbia to pursue his fortune in the big(er) city.


Features

Thursday, March 8 2007

Scandinavia's Hot Music from the Cold North

Held deep in the ice-bitten annals of Trondheim, Norway, By:Larm 2007 gathered hundreds of Scandinavian musicians for a massive, three-day music-and-arts festival. PopMatters covers the best new Scandanavian talent emerging from the festival and offers 20 exclusive MP3s and an exclusive mix.


Wednesday, October 18 2006

Bad Riddance to Good Rubbish: A Sort-of Tribute to CBGB’s

New York's punk club doors are wrenched closed to the sound of metal scraping on concrete. Phillips gives a hurt-so-good account of one of its final shows with Bad Brains.


Monday, May 29 2006

In Memoriam: Desmond Dekker

Bob Marley? Bah. Desmond Dekker was cranking out hits when Bob Marley was still in boy-shorts.


Sunday, May 21 2006

The Writer vs. Himself

PopMatters examines what happens when a journalist tries to take a chart-topping band to task.


Monday, April 3 2006

The Not-So-Freewheelin' Vashti Bunyan

After being on break for nearly half a lifetime, the singer returns to make sure it's her vision on record.


Reviews

Thursday, January 3 2008

Decasia Live [2007 Rewind]

Unthinking indulgence is the easiest way to sink avant-garde art, but does that mean violently decayed films of long-gone camel crossings are automatically overwrought?


Thursday, December 20 2007

Pillow Fight League, US Debut [2007 Rewind]

Pillows pounding, legs tangle with arms and skirts slowly ride, inching forward as muscle strains against muscle. If that's not empowering, what is?


Thursday, March 15 2007

In Memoriam: Desmond Dekker

Bob Marley? Bah. Desmond Dekker was cranking out hits when Bob Marley was wearing boy-shorts.


Sunday, March 4 2007

Decasia Live

Unthinking indulgence is the easiest way to sink avant-garde art, but does that mean violently decayed films of long-gone camel crossings are automatically overwrought?


Thursday, February 1 2007

Pillow Fight League, US Debut

Pillows pounding, legs tangle with arms and skirts slowly ride, inching forward as muscle strains against muscle. If that's not empowering, what is?


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