Vijith Assar
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Blues Child: An Interview With Eli Cook | 9 Oct 2008 // 4:59 PM

PopMatters talks with 21-year-old bluesman Eli Cook about cranking it up, turning it down, and balancing the expectations of different crowds.


Gwar: 13 December 2009 - New York | 20 Jan 2010 // 6:50 PM

It's almost hard to consider Gwar "shock rock", since gasping instead of laughing would mean you've somehow managed to discount the campiness.

Nine Inch Nails: 26 August 2009 - New York | 30 Sep 2009 // 9:35 PM

Trent Reznor has been on the ol' Debbie Downer kick for 20 years, always singing about things dying and ending and breaking, and it's probably time to close up shop.


Tinariwen: 19.Feb.2010 - Brooklyn | 12 Apr 2010 // 8:52 PM

Tinariwen paid a visit to Brooklyn's Bell House this past February.

Zakir Hussain: 13.Mar.2010 - New York | 12 Apr 2010 // 1:17 AM

Thanks to a teenage history of fighting for embarrassing '90s alt-rock bands on the car stereo, I don't know my way around North Indian classical music as well as I might. Another thing I didn't realize? You can't show up late.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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