Joe Tacopino
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Joe is a freelance writer who focuses on music, politics, and popular culture. His work has been published at AOL Music, Staten Island Advance,, and One semester away from mastering J-School over at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Joe lives in a pastoral abode out on Staten Island where he enjoys the solitude and the whiskey.

Features // 3 Articles
Reviews // 110 Articles
Blogs // 40 Articles

Flight of the Dodos: An Interview with the Dodos | 6 Aug 2008 // 5:59 PM

With prog-metal meeting West Africa, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber disguise a world of influences in their surprisingly complex sound.

Southern Comfort: An Interview with Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell | 7 Nov 2007 // 4:00 PM

Band of Horses' reluctant frontman talks about moving back South to record his new album, the fading playoff hopes of the New York Yankees, and indie rock's most influential beards.


Sonoi: Sonoi | 11 Jul 2010 // 4:58 PM

This Chicago collective has put together an album of light, airy, undulating rock songs.

Les Vinyl: Bright Gray | 28 Jun 2010 // 5:00 PM

It's the free-wheeling '90s all over again -- well, the good parts, at least.


Pablo - "Learn a Lesson" (video) | 20 Apr 2010 // 2:00 AM

Black Mold - "Tetra Pack Heads" (MP3) | 10 Jul 2009 // 1:35 AM

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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