Articles tagged diy

There’s a Freak Out Brewin’ at My House: The State of DIY Music in Santa Fe

In the words of Santa Fe musicians, when it comes to making a DIY music culture grow and stay nourished, "If you’re not gonna work, it’s not gonna work for you.”

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Enemies List: Home-Recording and Having a Nice Life

Enemies List record label founder Dan Barrett speaks with PopMatters on his band, Have a Nice Life, and his experience with home-recording, the resurgence vinyl records, and all-out war on the recording industry.

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Reconsidering the Revival of Cassette Tape Culture

At best, the cassette revival is merely a vacuous fad of no genuine value; but at worst, it's a confused, regressive cultural misstep more dangerous than most would care to admit.

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Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes

"What does it mean to be indie?" Is it an ongoing artistic aesthetic, a lifestyle choice or a fashion statement? Indie publisher, poet and journalist, Kaya Oakes, explores these questions.

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9 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

Battlehooch: Piecechow

Whatever talent and polish San Francisco's Battlehooch obviously lack, they almost make up for with an anything-goes '60s garage rock attitude and a spunky dose of DIY absurdity.

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//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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