Crispin Kott
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Crispin Kott is a father, writer/editor, drummer and gadfly living in Brooklyn, NY. You can find some of his published professional work unprofessionally archived at

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The Return of Sir Lucious Left Foot: Big Boi on World Domination | 3 Jan 2013 // 5:00 PM

"As long as the music is jamming, I’m open to it. It’s always about the search for that new sound, that new groove. This is how you keep music going. The art form, period. The craft of making the coldest shit on the planet. This is what I do, this is what I was put here to do, and I’m just getting started." -- Big Boi

Today's Supernatural: PopMatters Interviews Animal Collective | 5 Sep 2012 // 6:12 PM

A few months before the release of their latest opus, Centipede Hz, the psyilocybin Super Friends sat down with PopMatters to talk about the past, the present and the future of Animal Collective.


The Velvet Underground's Lost Chapter | 11 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM

Putting aside the music, the history of the Velvet Underground is marked not by innovation or inspiration, but by frustration and disappointment.


Duran Duran's 'Beautiful Colors' in Posters | 5 Jun 2014 // 9:05 PM

This is a weighty tome, independently released, but with the high-end quality one might expect to have found at the recently shuttered Rizzoli flagship store.

All Tomorrow's Parties: I'll Be Your Mirror, Day Three | 16 Oct 2012 // 6:02 PM

Considering I’ll Be Your Mirror after the fact should, for this year anyway, come with an asterisk. It wasn’t complete, even with all the good shit that happened on the Sunday. I’ll Be Your Mirror felt unfinished, like a dress rehearsal.


'Blur 21': The Best of the Rarities | 22 Aug 2012 // 1:00 AM

The most compelling reason to opt for the CD version of the Blur 21 box set is the inclusion of four rarities discs covering the span of the revived Britpop group’s history.

NYC Popfest Is Here! | 18 May 2012 // 2:00 AM

The 2012 incarnation is set to swarm the city from May 17 through Sunday, May 20, with good vibes all across the city and bands from all over the world.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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