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by Sarah Zupko

18 Mar 2010


Lapham’s Quarterly shows how artists of all stripes reside pretty far down the wages totem pole. Great writers from the past like T.S. Eliot and William Faulkner would likely be double-timing as Starbucks baristas or selling paint at Home Depot in this day and age to pursue their craft. Just goes to show the vast lot of the artistic set is about as far removed from the Wall Street baron class as one can get. After you take a gander at the chart below, head on over to Lapham’s to check out their full Spring 2010 edition.

[via Lapham’s Quarterly]

by Sarah Zupko

17 Mar 2010


The Breakestra just released this funky live video of them sampling tunes by the Meters, Eugene McDaniels, and Quincy Jones. Catch the band live this week at SXSW on Friday, March 19th @ Karma Lounge (119 West 8th Street, Austin), where you’ll be treated to smokin’ versions of songs from their latest album Dusk Til Dawn.

by Sarah Zupko

17 Mar 2010


Dominic Umile said of Nosaj Thing in a Now Hear This profile last year, “Nosaj Thing’s music is mysterious and provocative, bringing a rumbling intensity and highly individual style to both remixes and his own work.” Alan Ranta heaped on the praise, calling 2009’s Drift “a fabulous introduction to a burgeoning beat-making talent, one of the finest since edIT’s Crying Over Pros For No Reason”. Back in February, the electronic music maestro performed an improv DJ set for KEXP.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Mar 2010


More supreme goodness from Hot Chip in this new video from the latest off the 9 rated One Life Stand. This one was directed by British actor Peter Serafinowicz, who was the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Mar 2010


The Antlers stop by NPR to play the Tiny Desk Concert series. Watch for an interview with the band here on PopMatters after the SXSW madness passes.

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