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by Joe Tacopino

16 Jun 2009


If you missed the band Woods at Brooklyn’s first Northside Festival this past weekend, you can check out their video here where guys play with food and instruments, semi-animated style.

by Sarah Zupko

16 Jun 2009


Scotland’s Camera Obscura have a superb new release in My Maudlin Career. PopMatters’ Thomas Britt said, “The band’s finest work continues the pop rush we’ve come to expect from Camera Obscura but also develops the band’s sound and identity in significant ways.” The group stopped by Craig Ferguson’s show last night to play “French Navy”.

by Karen Zarker

16 Jun 2009


I’ve a colleague who is getting married in Cairo. When she and her husband come to the States, their marriage will be recognized by the US federal government.

My right to marry my wife of 9 years is a Constitutional issue. It is not a state-by-state, individual-by-individual topic that anyone has a right to determine for people like me. This issue should never have been up for vote/open for public debate. It’s a disgrace that we’re still—STILL—discriminated against like this in this country. 

by Sarah Zupko

16 Jun 2009


Cursive’s latest video from the rather crassly titled Mama, I’m Swollen features a daintily, white frock-clad woman running from Tim Kasher all dressed for a wedding with a gun. Women in peril from male violence. Sigh…

by Joe Tacopino

16 Jun 2009


A how-to video on destroying a pretentious socialite gathering, Sonic Youth-style.

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