Category Archives: Music

March 2015: Grime Update

The best thing I can say about grime in 2015 is that it isn’t 2014 anymore, so I won’t have to read anymore “GRIME IS BACK!” articles. It was lazy to begin with, and ignores the fact that labels like … Continue reading

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Pre-Punk London Music

Photo: Tony Bock Now that it’s been almost forty years since the beginning of the British punk movement (the Sex Pistols played their first gig on November 6, 1975), the era has settled into the status of a “Great Moment in … Continue reading

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Lou Reed, I Love You

One terrible, cold, sleet-filled October day in 2011, I was walking down East 17th St on the way to a friend’s office. Just as I got to their building, I noticed this graffiti on a Muni Meter out front. Being … Continue reading

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Nando’s and Grime: Pt 2

A while back I wrote an article about the popularity of African chicken chain Nando’s among UK grime artists. And, while much to my chagrin, there still isn’t a Nando’s in NYC, it is still popular with grime dudes in … Continue reading

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(Black) FLAG @ Irving Plaza

First, some quick background. Black Flag were an American hardcore punk band that was active between 1976-1986. Their main songwriter and only constant member was guitar player Greg Ginn. They went through a succession of lead singers in their early … Continue reading

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wiley- bazooka freestyle

If you don’t like war, don’t listen to the war, don’t get involved in the bambaclaat war  

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The Best Song Of All Time

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